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Tue 19th October, 2010

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CosmoXY commented on ​Star Wars Landspeeder Breaks Cover In Disne...:

@mega719 just because a developer doesn't do what YOU want, doesn't make it a "wasted opportunity" - that is one of the most overused and annoying cliches used by gamers.

@sonicman yes people actually like DI. My kids and I have sunk hours into both versions and collected dozens of the figures. Great family game.

@evenmoresteven we agree with you, more classic Disney playsets please!



CosmoXY commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

@Pierson why would they need to give free VC games as an incentive? Doesn't seem like that would be necessary at all as these things are selling just fine. Sure it'd be cool for fans to get free VC games, but I don't think there's any reason for Nintendo to do that.



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

This decision means one thing only to me: no buy. I have a 3DS XL that I upgraded to from my original 3DS, and though I do like it very much I have come to appreciate the smaller form factor of the original. I also thought the exchangeable face plates are really appealing. So I'll stick with my current XL for now.

Aside from that, great Direct! Good stuff overall.



CosmoXY commented on Little Mac's amiibo Appears to Have Actually B...:

@umegames Amiibo is entering into a competitive market with a brand new product, unlike Skylanders, a brand that is well established in this space. And Little Mac is at best a third tier character. There's every possibility that general consumers pass him by. Nintendo didn't want to gamble on overproducing so probably ordered a fraction of those compare to Mario, Link and Pikachu for example. And just because the first release sold out does not mean there are enough consumers out there to justify a second run. Chances are good that a second run of Mac, Wii Fit Trainer and others in this third tier would end up clogging store shelves.

@Quorthon And others - Amiibo is not a failure by any standard. Fast sellouts are good for business. This is only going to give Nintendo confidence to produce more amiibo and games that utilize them. No where in any marketing that I've seen does it state that all characters will be available in plentiful supply forever.

Trust me, I've been a toy collector for as long as some nintendolife readers have been alive. This is the way toy lines go, especially new ones. As a collector and fellow fan, I also feel your pain when that one figure you really want slips away. But keep your eyes open, watch for good deals on eBay, or even wait it out. After the initial enthusiasm dies down, people will start selling their collections and you'll be able to get them relatively easily on the secondary market.



CosmoXY commented on Little Mac's amiibo Appears to Have Actually B...:

Hey people, this is all par for the course when it comes to figure collecting. Get used to it. Many figures are produced and sold in limited quantities and once they're gone, that's it. Toy makers don't want to or can't afford to mass produce figures that aren't a sure hit, and even if the initial release sells out it is often pretty unlikely that a second run will sell out. And they can't afford to sit on stock that doesn't sell. Even major toy makers like Hasbro and Mattel have stock problems (I don't have and can't afford eBay reseller prices for a Masters of the Universe Classics Sorceress for example). Nintendo is a newcomer to the collectible figure market, it is going to take a little time to find what works for them. Bottom line, unless it's a main character from whatever line, if you see a figure you want, you better pick it up because it might not be there next time.



CosmoXY commented on Video: This Incredible Retro Gaming Collection...:

@ZenTurtle Many people probably share that opinion, but don't underestimate the collector mentality. I collect a few things as a hobby and I can tell you that as a collector there are certain items you just enjoy keeping mint in box. They're nice to look at, can be a conversation piece and can rise in value over time. I have a few video games I'm keeping mint just because I like them and they look great on the shelf.



CosmoXY commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

The article several times is a bit too hard on Skylanders and Disney Infinity. To call those games cynical cash grabs because there are collectable figures to buy that interact with the game is a bit unfair. Someone above mentioned the collectability of those figures and that's a totally valid point. Lots of fans enjoy collecting the figures, it's as much a part of the experience as the gameplay itself. Toy collecting is a legit hobby and games like Skylanders and Infinity scratch that itch and deliver a fun gaming experience at the same time. Nothing wrong with Nintendo wanting to get in on that same action.

My family is a Disney family. I have two daughters that practically live and breath Frozen and many other Disney franchises. Infinity became an obsession in my house, myself included. I do not plan on buying any amiibos, yet, as we're just not into Smash Bros. But if they come up with a Pokémon game for Wii U that is multiplayer, that'll get us on board.

So I will watch amiibo from a distance but with great interest. Bring us a top-tier Wii U Pokémon, sandbox, amiibo supported game for 2015. Thank you.



CosmoXY commented on Eon Ticket StreetPass Relay Announced for Pok...:

@CanisWolfred LOL you can't seriously be suggesting that you aren't going to buy this simply because an event item isn't going to be gift wrapped and handed to you. If so have fun not playing it and missing out on everything the game will have to offer even without what will surely become a not that hard to receive item.



CosmoXY commented on Eon Ticket StreetPass Relay Announced for Pok...:

Wow, some people act like babies when it comes to Pokemon and video games in general. Calm down, it's going to be alright. McDonald's in the US also has street pass relay, this ticket will get around. Don't worry.



CosmoXY commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

My 5 year old loves to play Mario 3D World on the gamepad but uses it for nothing else. If she wants to play app games or watch netflix she grabs the ipad. I would like to see apps for children developed for the wii u gamepad.



CosmoXY commented on Talking Point: The Nintendo Figurine Platform ...:

As an adult collector of expensive Masters of the Universe figures, I almost dread the thought of more of my money going toward toys. But if the figures are quality I don't know that I'll have the willpower not to collect them. And if there are quality Pokémon figures that acompany a Wii U game I can play with my kids, then so help me I won't have any choice in the matter.



CosmoXY commented on Feature: Five Reasons Why The 2DS Will Be The ...:

From day one I liked the 2DS design. Since I have my launch 3DS and a shiny new red Pokémon 3DS XL, I won't be getting this. Maybe if a nice limited edition comes out I'd get it.

LOL at all the haters. Just because YOU don't like it doesn't mean there's no place in the market for it. I'm glad the people listing their 5 reasons it won't sell or talking about how ugly it is did their extensive market testing and research. It's just too bad Nintendo didn't consult these nintendolife users before launching this "monstrosity."



CosmoXY commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

I'll be playing Fire Emblem: Awakening for the most part. Might give Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon a go, haven't gotten into that one yet. Will probably level grind a few of my monsters in Pokémon HeartGold & SoulSilver. I'm working on getting some of those guys ready for the inevitable transfer to Pokémon X/Y.



CosmoXY commented on Tech Site T3 Predicts What The Nintendo Smartp...:

I'd get a Nintendo phone for sure, been wanting one for ages. I take my 3DS and my iPhone 4 with me everywhere I go and I always wish they could be one and the same. If Nintendo could make that happen I'd be all over it, no question. The game pad attachment is a genious idea, it allows for a sleek smartphone design to marry with physical buttons. Hope to see something like this one day.



CosmoXY commented on Feature: 3DS - A Report Card Ahead of Its Bigg...:

I love my Cosmo Black 3DS! From Nintendogs and Pilotwings to Fire Emblem and Luigi's Mansion, this system has been a ton of fun since day one for me. By the time Animal Crossing and Pokémon come out this year, I can forget about eating, sleeping or having any other life. The XL looks and feels nice, but I'm holding off on picking one up until if/when a Pokémon X/Y special edition comes out.



CosmoXY commented on Dylan Cuthbert of Q-Games - Nintendo and Wii U...:

I hate to say it, because I don't personally play this genre much or at all, but Nintendo probably should come up with their own FPS for Wii U. Not just a CoD or Halo clone, but something that is uniquely Nintendo yet strongly appeals to the FPS "core" gamer crowd. And it would have to be big, with massive worlds, online functionality, gameplay that is as good or better than all other FPS games out there and something that uses the gamepad to it's fullest potential in a way that is natural AND fun. It has to make mass gaming audiances take notice and feel like they have to have it and play it.



CosmoXY commented on New Mewtwo Form Revealed For Pokémon X & Y:

@DeviousSnorlax Yeah man I don't disagree about Gen 1 being awesome. I'm saying Gen 1 can be awesome not to the exclusion of later gens. With Gen 5 we got a fire/psychic little creature, samuri otter, elemental monkeys, electirc zebras, Gigalith, a giant mole drill, like I mentioned before Scolipede, a couple of great new fossils, Zoroark, two awesome new dragons, one with three heads, and the genie trio, even though I think their alternate forms are much better than the original forms. Plus Reshiram and Zekrom. In later gens, many of the great ideas that were already drawn upon for the earlier gens just aren't available anymore so they've had to come up with some creative new ones. Some are great, others not as much. But the point remains, if you don't like some of the new ones, don't let it ruin your childhood or your enthusiasm for the games, you know they're still going to be good!



CosmoXY commented on New Mewtwo Form Revealed For Pokémon X & Y:

@DeviousSnorlax I just have to disagree with you then. Gen 1 has a lot of great mons, but not all of them are gold. Seel? It's just a seal with a horn that evolves into a bigger seal with a horn. There are "lame" pokémon in every gen, but also awesome ones in every gen too. Gen 5 gave us cool guys like Zorua, Scolipede, cool new dragons and legends even if you don't like the "ice cream cone" and "trash" monsters.

And apparently you do "give a flying..." because it's ruining your childhood! :)



CosmoXY commented on Pokémon X and Pokémon Y Caught In Worldwide ...:

These look really awesome to me! I really like the grass starter, looks like he's got a little attitude.

To all those saying they're going to wait for Pokémon Z, how's Grey Version working out for you?

To those saying it's too soon, there is no rule that states x amount of time must pass between Pokémon releases. I say be happy that we're getting such a consistent flow of fun games.

To those arguing with Molotov, just stop feeding the troll. :)



CosmoXY commented on Merry Christmas From All At Nintendo Life:

I didn't get any new Nintendo games this year, which is fine because I didn't ask for any and I got plenty of other cool stuff that I did want. One of my favorite Christmas memories was the year I got Mega Man 2 for my NES. Feeling nostalgic, I fired up my Wii for a round of Mega Man 10 last night, had a nice long playthrough with Proto Man. Merry Christmas everyone and happy gaming!



CosmoXY commented on Pokémon Company Was June's Top Publisher in J...:

@siconlolz I REALLY do not think Pokémon Co. and Nintendo want to keep 3DS owners waiting that long for a true pokémon experience on their new handheld. I believe they'll skip R/S remakes this gen and move right on to producing a game for 3DS. If they do R/S, it could follow that. My guess is that before the first Black and White titles were even released they had already begun work on a 3DS exclusive set of games.