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ChuJelly

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#1

ChuJelly commented on Chibi-Robo Platformer and amiibo Coming to Jap...:

Woohoo!!!!! That sounds neat! But wait, did they say anything about the platform? I'm confused by this article. I NEED that game and amiibo though. Chibi Robo is always one I thought would be super neat to have an amiibo of!

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#2

ChuJelly commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Allows Wii U and 3DS eSho...:

Already have several of these games, but I spent 10 bucks anyways for the few ones I didn't! And boy is this bundle easily worth that price even for just a few of these games. I feel regretful as I often do for buying the games I did already have earlier, but alas, it happens and I can't know when sales come (and I support the indie developers anyways!). I certainly didn't expect it to happen for eshop games though! Oh well, I'll send all my extra codes to friends, I have plenty that will enjoy them :)

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#4

ChuJelly commented on Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon is Adventuring ...:

This "Super" name rubs me the wrong way. Even if it isn't F2P like other people fear based off that name, the "Super" vibe with no subtitle like all previous PMD games (Red Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Gates to Infinity, etc) give me off the vibe this game is going to throw story out the window with the game title saying nothing about the story, and try to sell the game almost purely on gameplay... which would be a HUGE thing to take away from PMD, especially if they don't fix the problems from Gates. I hope I'm just being paranoid here.... maybe instead they're naming it Super because they'll put a ton of different story lines in or something.... I hope....

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#5

ChuJelly commented on Nintendo of America's Newest Recruit Is Bowser:

"including Sales, In-store Merchandising, Retail Strategy and Retail Marketing."? I'm with the rest of the people that don't like EAs... way of business, but I hope this at least brings some change to the amiibo situation and other problems with Nintendo's lack of sufficient retail attention, since this sounds like the type of field he'll be dealing with. I'm sure he's not high up enough to impose micro transactions of any sort (Nintendo of America doesn't make most of the games. If there are micro transactions on a major level, they would likely first be implemented by the developers in Japan, America has less say) , and Nintendo would never allow it to get near as bad as EA and other companies have it. I doubt this guy at all has enough power to do any of the EA reflecting things we'd worry about. I'd chill out guys.

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#6

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

Wow, great! Nothing near Kentucky at all once again. The closest one to me is 7 hours away (without factoring in traffic), and being a high school student who can't yet drive out of state, there is absolutely no chance I could make it like many others. Very nice.
They easily could've done this so much better. NES Remix Championship Mode is a single player mode where you have to get the best possible score in a consistent allotted time- there is no between-others competition involved. Why, then, aren't there more locations? You literally only need the game and a few representatives to keep the event organized, since the primaries can be done by having one attempt at it and sending the best scores digitally back to Nintendo for comparison nationwide. And some people just get in by default? Seriously?
At least I'm not missing much given that there's no special builds like the old championships had, and it's all a single not-very-varied NES game mode already released- on 3DS only no less, when they easily could've done the Wii U version and kept it on a proper console like the old championships at least. Way to completely ruin the excitement, Nintendo...

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#7

ChuJelly commented on More Club Nintendo Goodies Coming To The Europ...:

... ok, I can usually let other regions getting more stuff than NoA pass because I think most of the time people in NoA act like whiny brats for a free service, but this is depressing. This is a LOT of stuff when they were already getting better stuff, and both Japan and Europe are getting infinitely better rewards now. And Europe has until September while NoA has until the end of June, which makes me think NoA isn't going to be adding anything at all since it's ending so much sooner while Europe is doing it for the long term. Sigh :( I wish NoA had an online store so we could at least buy some of these here in the west. I'm not paying ebay prices. Yet another thing other places have over NoA....

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#9

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

Aww, I'll be at a friend's birthday party during this. I am bringing my Wii U there so all of us can play Smash Bros, though... maybe I can let the birthday friend try it out if we ever have a free moment in the party since he's been wanting to play it too :)

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#10

ChuJelly commented on Silver Edition Mario amiibo Hits North America...:

@rjejr Except Toad WAS in stock online when I made the comment 19 hours ago. Just not anymore. You were too slow at noticing the comment I guess. :( Toads sell out often online it seems, though I've seen quite a few Toads in stores. I just picked one off a Gamestop shelf no problem on a random day a few months ago and it STILL shows stock of him for that Gamestop by me. Maybe check Gamestop store availability online near you?

And yeah, I don't understand what Nintendo is doing with amiibo at all. I try to collect all of my favorites and coming across stock of them has been a true ordeal with little success- I can't imagine how hard it is for kids that just want their favorite characters. I've heard all kinds of stories of little kids going to stores for their favorite amiibo on release days too late and ending up disappointed (and sometimes a few nice collectors giving their amiibo up for them :) gotta care about the kids ), as well as stories of jerk scalpers buying whole stocks while a little kid's right behind them wanting the amiibo. It's rough :( Nintendo just can't accommodate for how much demand these figures are getting, like at all. It took them by surprise, sure, but they still haven't done well in response to it....

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#13

ChuJelly commented on Don't Hold Your Breath On Those Marth amiibo R...:

Wow, this is the first time this website reports about the Marths? They've been getting restocks for days, should've reported this sooner so more people realized now's the time to act.
I got mine ordered coming to me from Amazon, and he's still flickering on and off on Amazon online, but it'd be tough to catch one now that everybody knows about it and one or two units each time lasts like a single second. http://www.reddit.com/r/amiibo/comments/35rpst/just_now_got_a_marth_and_heres_how_slight_update/ Here is the only guide that may be able to help you at this point... though it's also been making them go even faster.
Some Gamestops from the sound of it got more than 2 or 3 and most got it yesterday or will get it today; check and call your stores and check http://www.gamestop.com/browse/storesearch.aspx?sku=104556#expand here. (although stock on this tracker is not always accurate).Ike's are ALSO getting some restocks in Gamestop stores, as the stock they promised many months ago has finally arrived. (they didn't sell many Ikes at release and had many unfulfilled pre-orders) but I wouldn't count on him at all to be honest.
Hope you all are able to get one! It will require some work if you're super determined..... not just waltzing in a store, because EVERY collector wants one, believe me. Gamestop and Amazon are the only retailers done with Marth so far; that still leaves Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and Toys R Us. It sounds like the Marth restocks don't have a streetdate and some are showing up at Target at least already so maybe check or call there if you can, but there are for sure many more Marths to come to stores as long as you actually try to keep track :) Don't rely on news websites or just occasionally checking retailer websites, they never report fast enough for the extreme demand on this figure and that's why the actually huge restock of Marth seems so small. Use /r/amiibo or http://www.nowinstock.net/videogaming/games/amiibo/ comment section for keeping track.

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#14

ChuJelly commented on ​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods ...:

I can certainly understand people being annoyed that they reduced coin prices so drastically like this. In my opinion, Nintendo should've had some way to refund the people that have already made coin purchases on these items to ease the pain a bit- it makes sense for them to cut down coin prices and finish up their current stock, but it sucks for the people that bought earlier and spent all their coins when more of the digital currency can't even be earned anymore. Maybe some of you all should try emailing Nintendo support for this idea?

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#15

ChuJelly commented on ​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods ...:

Wow! Man am I glad I saved my coins then! I was going to jump on Wonderful 101, but I've been waiting to pick up a Portable Hardrive to put it on first so I can actually fit it on my Wii U- but now, I guess I don't have to worry about that :) Got the Majora's Mask Fierce Deity Puzzle (that apparently also glows in the dark) ordered!!! Will probably spend the rest of my coins on Golden Sun download + the Ultra Hand game nobody wants, but I'll wait a bit.

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#16

ChuJelly commented on The Ocarina of Time Speedrun World Record Has ...:

I seriously don't get what the heck is people's problem that people are speedrunning a game with glitches? Does it affect you literally at all? No. Are there glitchless and 100% speedruns still out there? Of course there are you dummies. Glitches can take a LOT of skill and super fast fingers to perform exactly right and when people win the world record on things like this there's a reason why it's often only by seconds- because frame-perfect maneuvers and super risky glitches and things are the only way to get above.
Do you understand why it's more popular to play games with glitches instead of fully? Because playing a game for hours takes AGES, and if you mess anything up, it will be for nothing. Would you seriously want to do that? Speedrunning a shorter game with glitches is a lot more rewarding to do, and if you screw up, you're not wasting hours on a fruitless run before resetting it all like glitchless- but you still have to play it over, and over, and over to get anywhere near a world record. And glitchless runs are boring as heck to watch and perform too without involving anything cool or unique. If they're having fun and if the categories are separate from glitchless I seriously don't get the issue. Is it because others are congratulating them and talking about them? You must be lovely people....

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#17

ChuJelly commented on You Don't Need A Yoshi amiibo To Unlock Stuff ...:

Nice! Can't wait to get a Yarn Yoshi (can't decide which color to pick or if I should get all three...) when the game finally comes out to the USA in the fall. I got my Smash Yoshi still no matter how hard the yarn yoshis will be to get at least :) Hope there's lots of designs for the other amiibo so that they get put to good use!

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#18

ChuJelly commented on Play 8-Bit Retro Squid Games While You Wait Fo...:

http://www.nowinstock.net/videogaming/games/amiibos/splatoon/ To all the people that want the Splatoon amiibos, start checking this site. Walmart has been having a lot of brief 10-20 minute windows (sounds short, but believe me, that's an age compared to Smash pre-orders for even huge quantities) where around 5 or so three packs show up for purchase for some reason. I guess because cancelled orders. You're too late to get them easily (like when they were up for houuursss) but you can still try for them now. :)

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#19

ChuJelly commented on Play 8-Bit Retro Squid Games While You Wait Fo...:

As an amiibo collector, I can say that the Splatoon amiibos don't seem to have even NEAR as much demand as any of the Smash amiibo line. Never have I seen pre-orders for Smash amiibo be up on Walmart for as long as the Splatoon Inkling and even Three Pack have been in the several times they've been up. If people aren't able to get their hands on one, it's likely through sheer not paying any attention to sales of them at all. Seriously guys, stop expecting to show up one day in store and find the amiibos you want... it's not that hard to keep track of pre-orders.
I'm a little bit annoyed that they do disc-locked day 1 "DLC" like this, but also not. To me, these missions (all made out of modified versions of maps already in game according to what's been said) and these small miniscule minigames are not enough to get torches and pitchforks over, they're just neat little extras. More excited for the amazing looking amiibo figures than I am the stuff they unlock :)

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#20

ChuJelly commented on Splatoon Mii Fighter Outfits Coming to Super S...:

I pre-ordered Splatoon from Best Buy to take advantage of the sweet $12 GCU discount + free shipping as one package with my discounted Splatoon amiibos. I sure hope these costumes aren't exclusive, which I'm sure they won't be. The savings I've made from BB should be more than enough for those costumes and then some. I just wish Nintendo would stop doing pre-order deals exclusively with GameStop...
But really, this would be the PERFECT way to push the Splatoon amiibo? These costumes match up with the Inkling Girl/Boy and Squid amiibo. Why didn't they make it so the Splatoon amiibos unlocked these costumes?
Also, reminder guys: the eyes are only freaky because they altered the miis to look as close to Splatoon aesthetic as possible! They're not part of the costume...

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#22

ChuJelly commented on Splatoon Global Testfire Demo Confirmed For Th...:

Whoa, wait... yeah, gee. The only easy time to make it for this for people on the East Coast in Central or Eastern time is if you wake up super early on Saturday, stay up late on Friday, or have your midday Saturday free. They really should've made bigger windows than this.

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#25

ChuJelly commented on Updated Documents Point to Multiple amiibo Res...:

Yeah, Gamestop did indeed have a "restock" of Shulks that people pre-ordered. Although, the rumor has it that they're being delayed another month or so, but they WERE indeed supposed to come out starting May 1st as the placeholder date. I got one coming to me whenever they come out :)
Wow, though. This listing.... all of these amiibos other than Shulk are common to uncommon at best, instead of making more rares. I can never understand amiibo production priorities.

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#26

ChuJelly commented on amiibo Tap Gets A New Title In Europe, Availab...:

@Darknyht Amiibo scalpers wouldn't be using the amiibos most likely. That's what makes them scalpers; the act of mass buying and reselling them for profit. Collecting amiibos does not equal scalping, and no scalper is just going to horde all of the same amiibo for some small demos. The term you're looking for is "amiibo collectors", they're the only ones that will get best use of this.

I'm excited for this title. I actually collect amiibo (have all but around 9 of the Smash collection, half rares and half commons I've been waiting for sales on) so it's a neat little free extra. Not hard to make, and just a small thing to add on to amiibo functionality in all the other titles that matter more. Nothing to complain about. :)

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#27

ChuJelly commented on Diddy Kong Nerfed In Latest Super Smash Bros. ...:

Diddy Kong was hardly OP and is still pretty good after the update, he just kills later and has a harder time doing it. As a Diddy Kong main since Brawl, it's honestly a relief to have him nerfed; now there will be less crowding on the bandwagon, and people like me that play Diddy because they love the character will stop getting flack and being accused. And his frame data is unchanged, so he still feels mostly the same. Phew. :)

I wish that they would stop nerfing good characters and start buffing lower tiers though, gee. Some lower tier characters desperately need buffs and they aren't doing anything about it, only bringing the top characters lower and lower. Sakurai and his team are clearly just using For Glory statistics to decide who the nerf and buff as they said before, and it's very harmful. Some characters that did not need nerfs have been nerfed in areas just because one particular move or something has been annoying to some players online on the flat FD; Link for instance got nerfed from one of his few kill combos just because of the item spam happy FG players racking up win stats, while Link is firmly mid or low tier. And no doubt the lower tiers probably still look like they do favorably online because the few good players of them can still beat hordes of worse players, skewing the statistics. Really should pay more attention to the competive scene and look at who nobody is using and buff them instead of slowing down the game and killing anything that can kill or any techs :/

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#28

ChuJelly commented on Akihiro Hino on Why Fantasy Life 2 is Not Comi...:

I don't understand, Level 5. Maybe you will attract some people on smartphones, but you're alienating the people who bought it on the original system- the fanbase for the title. Not all of them are going to have a smart phone, or would at all enjoy playing it on a smart phone. You're basically taking a game away from a fanbase that buys your game in order to market it to an entirely different audience. Plenty of adults have a 3DS and I don't think I've ever heard of somebody playing Fantasy Life that wasn't at least in their teens or above. And smartphone games NEVER sell for much- unless the game is subrate, you'd have to end up selling a full 40 USD game for at least half that price to get any buyers on smart phones, who's attention spans are fleeting and no games but the cheap "pick up and play for 5 minutes and drop and play in bursts" games ever get popular. I still don't know of any dedicated gamers on smartphones and every game I've ever played suffers majorly from being touch screen only based with no buttons, as I'm sure this will, making it less playable. This logic baffles me.

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#29

ChuJelly commented on A Splash of New Details Emerge on Splatoon's D...:

Great, so the comments have descended into voice chat talk again. Lovely....
I personally am upset about the lack of voice chat, since it takes away the ability for a team to strategize- and with a game based off inking as much area as possible with each person with a different weapon type and role, strategizing could be important. However, it doesn't ruin the experience THAT much for me. Splatoon looks so, so promising, and the mere lack of voice chat isn't that much to ruin the beautiful aesthetic and unique concept it has going. Still, it is a disappointment to not even be given the option to have voice chat with a mute option- sure, you could do voice chat on the computer, but you still can't talk with your entire randomly assigned team, and have a distinct advantage over the other team with no communication at all. I'm more annoyed with the lack of COMMUNICATION than voice chat- there should at least be ways to communicate "go here" or to call for someone like Valve does in the multiplayer for Portal 2 and TF2 with keyboard shortcuts and visual markers and like other games with a list of prewritten messages to say. That is definitely something that should be in- place a marker on the map to call for backup, and etcetera. No idea why that at least is not in. I got frustrated with online Smash and how it lacked even a system to communicate things like "Good game!" or "Have to leave, see ya!" or things and I bet I will be at least somewhat frustrated with this.

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#30

ChuJelly commented on Lego Dimensions Will Feature Lord Of The Rings...:

I'm interested, but I honestly have lost interest in LEGO games starting with the last Harry Potter game. The LEGO games line has become way over-saturated, and yet have mostly lost part of their old magic, often taking themselves too seriously and adding annoying voice acting and making the games too much like movies. Plus, I have amiibo wasting enough of my money already (and, unwillingly, Disney Infinity, since my brother is making me buy them with him). Toys-to-life games in the way Disney Infinity and probably this Dimensions game does it seem to me to be nothing more than an excuse to sell multiple unfinished and very small games for extreme prices due to the cost of the playset and figures. LEGO already has full games for a lot of these IP, so I really wonder how they are going to pull this off. I might try the game out if the gameplay is promising or the NA price is good, since this concept somewhat reminds me of LEGO Universe back in the day (why did they shut that down!?) and a few sets tempt me. But meh.

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#31

ChuJelly commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

My main picks are King K. Rool and/or Dixie Kong from Donkey Kong Country, Bomberman (from Bomberman), and Bandana Dee from Kirby. I've heard so many amazing ideas though that I can't possibly say all of the ones I support. Snake, Amatserasu, Phoenix Wright, Professor Layton, Ice Climbers, Paper Mario.... all of them would be good! I'm just glad we're getting more fighters and will take pretty much anything Nintendo gives us :)

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#32

ChuJelly commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Co...:

@Grumblevolcano Yeah, I know. Capcom has been pretty awful with it's treatment of the Megaman IP. Him being in Smash was the best thing lately to happen to Megaman. But at least the latest main series game (Megaman 10) was released on WiiWare, the older series was mainly on Nintendo systems, and there's even still been a lot of Megaman VC titles put up on the eShop.

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#33

ChuJelly commented on Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Reckons "It Would Be Co...:

I wouldn't mind them being in, though I feel now that they'd be redundantly similar to Duck Hunt in a few ways (with an animal and a bird on back that also attacks and pecks and a few other similarities like DH's 8th alt that matches their colors exactly). Of course, they'd definitely be far different in specials and other ways, but still- similar concept to the character that would take away the uniqueness a bit. Honestly, there are a lot of third party characters I'd pick over them, especially when the duo don't at all scream "Nintendo" anymore..... at least Pacman and Megaman still publish on Nintendo systems. But that's just my view on it. ;)

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#34

ChuJelly commented on Nintendo Announces Next amiibo Waves And Asks ...:

Whoa whoa whoa. Where is the image that titled this from? What region's direct is that from? The U.S. direct listed us as getting Dark Pit and Palutena only in July, and Ganondorf, Zamus, Dr. Mario, Bowser Jr., and Olimar in SEPTEMBER. Why is this region getting them differently distributed and so much earlier before us? They'll have ALL the Smash amiibo by the time we even get Dark Pit and Palutena! And Yoshi's Wooly World comes out much sooner in Europe too! Nintendo of America, what are you doing?

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#35

ChuJelly commented on New Nintendo 3DS Region-Free Exploit Now Tweak...:

But the New 3DS XLs are preinstalled with a version after the one Ninjhax works on (or at least, mine did; mine has 9.4 and I haven't updated it yet). Is there a way to revert your system back to an older version that I don't know about? Because otherwise, this seems pretty pointless...

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#37

ChuJelly commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

IT IS ABOUT TIME!!!
I've been waiting for this day for so long, and they put them all up at once!!!! I will be downloading them ALL eventually for sure (including the rest of the Land series, haven't played!). I love DKC so much, but I played the GBA ports of the trilogy, so having it on the big screen in high quality will be a new experience for me! Very happy now :D All that's left is to give us Donkey Kong 64 now, Nintendo...... c'mon, please? ;)

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#38

ChuJelly commented on Complete First Season Of Donkey Kong Country T...:

Watched quite a bit of this show in the past, and it's actually not bad! Originally got into it ironically from the jokes surrounding it, but being a huge DKC fan already I ended up kind of liking it. The musical numbers, while admittedly seeming out of place at first, is not bad and sometimes even catchy. I can't afford to spend that kind of money when I can just watch the episodes on Youtube, but maybe some day.

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#39

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

But wait..... if it only works on 9.0-9.5, how did they get Pokemon Shuffle downloaded on their 3DS? You can't access eShop unless you have a fully updated 3DS, and Shuffle came out just a few days ago. I have a 3DS within this range and have things I would really like to download while waiting to get my New 3DS (I don't want to update cause I was saving this 3DS for Homebrew- not piracy! just want to play made-for-homebrew games :D ), so I would like to know if there was a way to download off eshop!

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#40

ChuJelly commented on Review: Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U):

7 for that price point is good enough for me. Even if the gameplay isn't super stellar I'm sure the mere charm of the game and Kirby's adorableness with make me love it for it's strengths. I might wait a while, however, simply because I have to much to play already, and I might as well wait until a B1G1 Wii U game deal or something. Excited to get it whenever I do though! I mean, hey, I DO need to make use of my Kirby and Dedede amiibo (and hopefully Meta Knight by Friday...) once I get em just to be fair to all who didn't get them, right? :D

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#41

ChuJelly commented on Meta Knight amiibo Hits Best Buy in US on 20th...:

Really hope I get one! Best Buy opens during classes as usual, dang it. Not like I expected any different. :( Going to have to hope to get my parents to go looking when the store opens or something. I miss the days when Nintendo did a lot of their releases on Sundays. What ever happened to that? For limited releases like the MM XL on Friday and amiibo, it really screws over any students or people with early work hours :(

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#42

ChuJelly commented on Famitsu Article Reportedly Inks Out More Splat...:

No voice chat? That's.... sad. Understandable I suppose, but sad. True, you could form a Skype group, or they could allow you to converse with friends.... but then, doesn't that create a disadvantage for the opposing team you're matched with, assuming joining a friends game is even permitted? You can now strategize and work together against the other team that for all you know might have no way to converse at all, creating a severe disadvantage. Voice chat sounds like something that should be a necessity. I know I'm going to love the heck out of this game even without it (and honestly, doubt I would use VC MYSELF anyways) but still a very strange feature not to include for those that want or need it :(

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#44

ChuJelly commented on Target Won't Be Restocking Rosalina amiibo, Se...:

I got my Rosalina and Luma, thankfully. Came early to the store and snagged one. Just got to worry about the other two exclusive amiibos I care about (Shulk and Meta Knight), because I wasn't able to pre-order them when I could and they don't have a clear street date. Rosalina and Luma is a really nice figure, I hope all you that want one will find one! :) (for a fair price, I mean)

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#46

ChuJelly commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

Rather sad that I don't have enough coins for anything. If I knew CN would be closing and they'd have this, I probably would never have spent my coins on a 3DS game case earlier, maybe even not the Smash poster set. Really good physical rewards here for coins while Platinum members are still getting all-digital only stuff apparently. Boooo. :(
Really good rewards for those with the coins for them, though! Would love to have either poster set or the MM stuff, but alas. I have some codes still left unredeemed but not enough for anything big so may share with others or buy some cheap download if I can't get more coins. :P

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#47

ChuJelly commented on Poll: Which Current Generation Nintendo Soundt...:

I would give up an arm and a leg for the Tropical Freeze soundtrack! It's an AMAZING OST, one of the catchiest I've heard in years (I <3 you David Wise) and it's so sad that all I can get to listen to it is meh-quality rips and sometimes incomplete versions of the songs. I would give anything for it. MK8, FE:A, full Smash soundtrack, and all the others would be amazing too, but DKC:TF is top. Just bring us more soundtracks in general, Nintendo! Even if only digitally. I don't have a disc drive on my laptop anyways :P

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#48

ChuJelly commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

Oh god no. I want to try out the demo because I'm really on the fence on whether or not I want to buy it but I have the WORST luck with Gamestop and their "no purchase necessary" promotions. They NEVER respect it and will likely tell me that I need to pre-order the game if I want the code like they did with the Pokémon codes unless they finally got nicer staff that know what they're doing. Man I hate Gamestop.

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#49

ChuJelly commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

I know a bunch of people that would much rather have the standard size than the larger. Many think they still might get the XL eventually, but they are no longer in any sort of rush to want to do so because of this, showing there /IS/ demand for them and there are people that /WOULD/ rather have the smaller one than the big. I can understand it probably all comes down to specific economic decisions, but unlike other 3DS this isn't just a normal model change. From this, it sounds like Nintendo might think that the only people that will buy the smaller model are those who want to spend less money, or people of a younger age group that they'd rather target with the current 2DS stock. That is simply not the case in the slightest from what I've seen on the internet. I've heard of many people that did feed into the crowd buying the XL that have since decided the stretched out screens and larger size are not for them, for instance, and that's clearly not something interest-wise that pure sales numbers can reflect.

If Nintendo is worrying about the economic decision, I think it would be within their interests to release interest surveys to gauge actual and not ASSUMED interest in the Standard model, and go from there. That way, they know whether it is worth the risk, and can make a safer and more informed economic decision. But I doubt they'll even bring the matter up. sigh

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#50

ChuJelly commented on Watch: Catch Up With the North American, Europ...:

WOW! A lot of REALLY good stuff in this direct. Wii VC FINALLY coming (now I can play Metroid Prime Trilogy like I've always wanted to! :D), NEW FIRE EMBLEM, the obligatory New 3DS announcement, and of course, more great stuff on already announced games and new amiibo (with a lot of one's I am looking forward to :) ).
It's... really weird how NoA is doing the New 3DS, though? XL only, with the standard mysteriously not present, and in ugly Red instead of the Blue (seriously, I was REALLY banking on getting the blue one or a bundle on Smash or MM, and we got none of those except a kind of... boring MM design). I wanted to get alongside Majora's Mask after the previous leak that they would be same day but unless the MM model can particularly sell me I'm not sure if I will as I may want to wait for a better design. Seriously, who's idea was to give America that ugly red model instead of something better? :(
Good stuff as far as Nintendo games; disappointed as far as the New 3DS announcement details. Oh well....