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crazyj2312

crazyj2312

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#4

crazyj2312 commented on Club Nintendo Rewards Are Updated for December:

Do they even want people to use Club Nintendo anymore because seriously the incentives aren't enticing at all. I hope they're planning on rolling in a new program by next year where you can trade in your coins to get eshop credits to buy something worhwhile on the shop. At least then I'd be more diligent in purchasing games if the potential reward could be a full retail one.

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crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: Even With The Arrival Of PS4 And Xbox...:

@Cyrso I'm getting increasingly irritated by the amount of people who don't fully understand that these aren't actual articles reporting on anything but are opinion pieces meant to spark conversation.

They're called "Soapbox" as an indicator that they aren't to be taken as literal evidence and factual must-follow journalism but opinions that the editors and writers for the site have. It's their moment to show bias and back it up with their opinions and whether you agree or not you discuss in the comments. Its the point. The authors alway make it obviously clear in what they write that its from personal opinion and belief.

For the lord's holy sake there is even a pole at the bottom of the article in which you're meant to take and view and discuss differing opinions. There's no need for you or others to get your knickers in a twister over NintendoLife and act like they're throwing a wrench in your face with flagrent fanboyism that taints all reporting they do because they have opinions from time to time and write them and allow open discussion. Calm down.

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crazyj2312 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Has Shipped Over Four Million...:

I have a feeling they'll bring it to the west but rather than develop a Wii U version along side a localisation, I think they'll go the Ace Attorney Dual Destinies route and localize via eshop only to save as much money as possible

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crazyj2312 commented on The 3DS YouTube App Has Finally Gone Live:

@AhabSpampurse I don't think anyone is upset to that degree, I mean I don't see any long crazy rants in the comments to justify "stop moaning and being an idiot".

It being free doesn't mean that people shouldn't or aren't allowed to voice their opinions about it. It may not cost anything but there's some standard of quality attributed to other free youtube apps that this one falls a fair bit below, so people are going to be a tad upset when the phone version that is also free is 5x better in comparison.

No one is going to keep using it if they find it janky and useless, but not without telling other people why they think it is or isn't worth their or anyone else's time.

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#10

crazyj2312 commented on Nintendo Confirms That Miiverse on 3DS Won't A...:

I understand that their goal is to keep things as safe as possible but taking away features to prevent anything from even happening isn't a very solid plan if it leaves regular consumers with nothing to use at all.

I guess its mostly an effort to avoid responsibility of things happening with creeps and pedophiles but it seems almost redundant to not have all these features AND have parental controls and locks. What use is parental blocking if there isn't much to actually block?

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#11

crazyj2312 commented on Long Awaited YouTube Application Coming To 3DS...:

A lot of people use their phones for everything and write off the functions of the 3DS since their phones can already play music, web browse and watch youtube but as someone without a phone that can do all that its nice to know my game system of choice can so this is a pleasant feature I personally will use often

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#13

crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Fr...:

The lack of account versatility is what's bugging the heck out of me. Loosing all my data and not being able to get it back because there's no account system in place is scaring me away from VC more than the lack of decent games are. On the 3DS at least.

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crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: 'Vintage' Used Game Prices Do Nothing...:

I personally don't like gamestop and I sure as heck am not going to drop 80 dollars for either of those games but for limited print runs, I get why people would be so eager to get their hands on them because they're limited editions and the price is justifiable .

but what I and many other people are curious about is gamestop's plans for other vintage titles. whether limited run titles are the only games that qualify or if it's just any popular game thats not in print, how much the trade in value is on any title deemed vintage, which generation these go up to, etc. will they start doing "pre order only" stock for games and hike up the used value? how long does it take for a game to get vintage status ie how much is the game going to depreciate in value before it rises?

I think a lot of the rioting and calls for foul are done preemptively because not a lot of people trust gamestop to keep from using this new vintage status as a way of justifying inflated pricing in the used game market. games depreciate in value super quick like 2 months after release they can easily go down in price by 10 dollars but gamestop, not saying that they will, could just force value after like a year and rather than it having it's actual worth of 5 bucks, claim that it's limited and sell it for twice as much as it was worth new.

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crazyj2312 commented on Metroid Prime Trilogy Now Available At GameSto...:

@TheRealThanos 20 dollars I admit may be low but I definitely wouldn't pay close to or above MSRP on a three year old last gen game. It's barely had any shelf time for it to be considered "vintage" and even for all it's hype about how good it is I still don't think it's worth more than 40 bucks. I get that the game is really good, I love the metroid series. but I'm not really feeling such over inflated pricing for "too new to be old but to old to be new" I guess it's just because I'm so used to video games falling down in price and being in bargain bins and thrift stores before shooting up THAT far

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crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: Mobile And Tablet Gaming Is Creating ...:

I don't think mobile gaming is the sole cause of many gamers not getting skills for hardcore gaming. There are a decent number of hardcore games on the app store. The thing is gaming as a whole has gotten a lot more "user friendly" to get more people to play. The downside is that a lot of the games dedicated to delivering the kind of gaming experience everyone is so used to are being shafted or ignored in favor of what's popular in the crowd of casual gamers. That isn't the casual gamer's fault; spending two dollars to play an app store game isn't going to trample on the market and leave a bloody note saying "so long to hardcore gaming". It's just that the mainstream is changing to satisfy those short term consumers rather than the long term, relegating the once dominant hardcore players to the back seat and into a niche.

I think that's what a lot of the 'hardcore gamers' are mad about, just the idea that the market has been put on easy mode.

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#26

crazyj2312 commented on Talking Point: The Download Games Battle is Ju...:

The eShop is definitely not the pinnacle of online game stores but each of them have their drawbacks to be honest, and the one the eShop has, which has to be the pricing of some of the games, is tolerable compared to the app store, sony's, and XBLA. I find the others to be bogged down with too many terrible games compared to any actual good ones they have and I personally like the approach they're going for with quality over quantity and immediate ease of access.

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#27

crazyj2312 commented on Wii U And 3DS Developers Share Their Thoughts ...:

Region lock isn't really an issue for me this generation personally since the games are coming out frequently enough here in the US. I'd probably throw a fit about the issue if Monster Hunter or SMTIV never came or if I had to wait a year for Pokemon

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#29

crazyj2312 commented on Nintendo Stock Hits Its Highest Point in Two Y...:

I think the coming months will prove benificial since a lot of really good franchise games are coming out back to back and will most likely boost sales.

And I don't think its a bad thing that Nintendo banks on it's old franchises time and again, like most people claim that that will be their undoing but it's not like they simply milk their games; they do offer new inventive and fresh experiences which warrant the loyalty from Nintendo fans

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#32

crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: When It Comes To Software Support, Th...:

The game of the game industry has been set to easy mode. Nobody is willing to risk things anymore especially with Nintendo. No company wants to get into Nintendo's install base because the people who play Nintendo games/buy their systems aren't the type they can market gritty war games and sports to. And that's what a lot of money making games are, gritty sports war etc. Not that those games are bad they just don't seem to sell enough in Nintendo's market unless it's an exclusive from a franchise everyone likes

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#34

crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: Retail Games Cost Too Much To Downloa...:

too expensive and the lack of an account system baffles me. at current, it seems more risk than reward and investing in online purchases seems to be lacking enough justifiable benefits. it would help if they had more frequent sales and actually lowered the price for their older games rather than keep them at MSRP for eternity (some of you know about how peeved I am with Nintendo for keeping MKDS at the same price all throughout the DS's life span)

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#35

crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: Why We Should Expect More From The Le...:

I like what it's offering, an HD experience for a Zelda I never really got into. The same arguments came up for Ocarina of Time, it not adding anything and just being a remastering, reusing music etc. But I got it because I never played the original and I feel like those are the people they're targeting with these projects, the peeps who never really got into the older Zelda titles. It doesn't seem like it, but since then and now, a whole generation of video gamers have risen out of the woodworks and it's nice they get to experience something they never did as something shiny and new rather than a relic of the past.

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#36

crazyj2312 commented on Your View: The Issues of Collecting and Owning...:

I'd be more enticed to go download only if there were some sort of lucrative features like a bunch of sales.

Nintendo just needs to do more sales in general. They are sticklers for keeping prices the exact same. I know for a fact Mario Kart DS was at full retail price of $35 the entire time the DS was out. That's insane. The excuse about not wanting consumers to feel like the product is worth less is understandable but games do depreciate in value really quickly over time and 2 years down the line you can't expect it to rake in the same hype for the same price.

They can capitalize by slowing down production past a certain point then putting the game on the eshop for a modest sale price. That way they don't have to keep new, full retail cartridges pumping and can monetize on their out of print stuff. Like if they just stopped printing 3D Land and made the price 24.99 on the eshop

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#37

crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: Why Region Locking Is A Total Non-Issue:

It's never really been a thing for me since most of the games I've liked have come out in NA. But the 3DS era has made Nintendo a huge tease since they have games like E.X. Troopers and now MH4 on the way for Japan only. It took them forever and a week to bring over MH3U and even then nobody was sure they would do it so it's a wonder if those games will ever make it.

I feel like the best thing they did to combat (a part of) this issue of region locking for really cool games was offering downloads of full games off of the eShop. Without the need to produce cartridges less money would be spent and nobody has to worry about it being out of stock. Like the Guild games and and the next Ace Attorney found life on the eShop and I feel if the Duel Destinies does well, they'll think about making games like E.X. Troopers eShop games to save money in the western market.

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#38

crazyj2312 commented on Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for July:

there's not nearly as much variety on the 3ds side as there is for the wii side. for a vc that can support not only game gear but nes and game boy advance, you'd think that the rewards would be more varied than metriod 2 and donkey kong like seriously those games have been up too many times this year

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crazyj2312 commented on Pachter: Without Third Party Support Nintendo ...:

I think this is common though. the exclusives are enough to justify a console purchase for me, but they're released so far apart that if I want to keep gaming withing the droughts I have to buy another console. I have the 3DS which keeps me busy during these months and I'm looking to buy a ps4 to get the games I want that aren't coming to wii u

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crazyj2312 commented on Video: Reggie Fils-Aime Posts E3 Welcome Messa...:

it is what it says: it's nintendo direct to you. they feel a lot more personal than e3 conferences in my opinion and I'm more hyped for this than the sony/microsoft stuff simply because over the year there have been some really great nintendo directs

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#46

crazyj2312 commented on Talking Point: Wii U vs Xbox One - Online Requ...:

I blame gamestop for a lot of why they did this. for several years a lot of their used games were only like five dollars less than new games, and that practice had made them a load of money. I've made it a mission of mine to just not shop there anymore because their business plan was ludicrous, and while they've shaped up a bit, they've done more than enough damage to things that they've made the used game community look like cheap wallet grabbing pirates and the market look like it's circulating millions of dollars unpaid to the devs every two seconds

which it is for freaking gamestop but not at any other honest shop that has the decency to mark a used game down by 40 bucks. I just hope the xbox one doesn't gain momentum.

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#47

crazyj2312 commented on Round Table: Let's Talk About the 3DS:

I'm just glad capcom decided to use the 3ds as a platform for MH3U and allowed the audience for the game to expand in the west with nintendo. and it was successful enough to get MH4 exclusively on the system too.

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#48

crazyj2312 commented on Microsoft: If You're Backwards Compatible, You...:

also the games announced really didn't capture my interest you know, so while I wait for a game that does what the heck am I going to do with the xbox one? watch a lot of tv according to the presentation...which defeats the purpose of it being a game system if I'm not playing it >.>

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#49

crazyj2312 commented on Microsoft: If You're Backwards Compatible, You...:

I like backwards compatibility for its convenience. With handheld games especially since I still feel like playing old games but I don't want to lug around more than one system with me (and if the VC could get some GBA games then lord have mercy I'll be set). With home consoles it's pretty great too since you don't have to keep changing the systems you're playing on if you want to play a last gen game and you can give away that old system for some new junk

and while I guess you could say digital downloads of old titles can compensate, it's usually done with the company trying to get you paying for a game you already own. which I wouldn't mind if it was a long since out of print game from like 10 years ago, which is why I don't mind forking over a few bucks for ps1 classics or gamboy color games on VC but when it's a game like AC3 which came out not too long ago I'd be a bit peeved if the only way I could play it on my new system was via a digital download I had to pay for.

I'm not sure if MS is going to charge much for digital 360 titles you already own but who knows