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Male, 24, Belgium

Sun 15th September, 2013

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DTFaux commented on Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New...:

$50 off a New 3DS XL is a pretty good deal, but folks ordered the MM version for a reason. It's amazing how pre-orders, the one thing you should be able to count on, cant even be fulfilled between the TRU amiibo situation last year, and now Best Buy with the N3DS XL this year.

These companies need to reform and solidify their pre-order policies NOW before the next limited/high demand item is announced.



DTFaux commented on Rumour: Wave 3 amiibo Release Dates Revealed f...:

Some Toys R Us around NA are putting out Bowser, Shiek, and Toon Link early right now.

But your mileage will vary. I was able to find and get them from my local TRU here on the east coast, but my brother over on the west coast walked out empty handed being told that they couldn't sell any to him until the 30th.

EDIT: Not my photo post, but proof enough -



DTFaux commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

@komodo182 According to the NA page, it says that there will be more games AND prizes available in February. So if you or anyone you know is sitting on a lot of coins, I'd say hold out just a little longer to see if these other prizes will be any better than what's available now.

With any luck, they're not gonna be crazy expensive.



DTFaux commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

See, if CN was just going away, I'd be super devastated. I'd rather have a "meh" CN than none at all... But hearing that there's gonna be a new program in it's place, more prizes coming next month, and Flipnote 3D (FINALLY!!) really lessens the blow.

I wonder what this new program is gonna be called? More importantly, I hope the new rewards are worthwhile. If nothing else, I hope their "Select members" shenanigans goes away in place of actually rewarding the more loyal members.



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

You know what this is? It's Operation Rainfall in console form. Seriously, having the choice of bringing things over to appease the few/many and they choose NOT to because they think the market doesnt want or need it?

If only there was a way NoA could've tested the water and raise notice for the standard N3DS... Perhaps some kind of program for their biggest fans/consumers... Maybe something Europe has done and proven to work... If only such a program existed!



DTFaux commented on Reaction: Nintendo Direct Went Crazy With Reve...:

As a whole, the Direct was pretty good. Lots of good news, games I'm definitely picking up, and even old Wii games available for download (and for so cheap too!).

It's just that invested so much of my hopes in hearing New 3DS news, that the omission of the "regular" N3DS really put a damper on the overall good news. Positively speaking, the XL is the "better" version in terms of screen size, but I was looking forward to better portability and customization.



DTFaux commented on Nintendo Anime Channel Will Bring Free Streame...:

NoA actually still has Nintendo Video up and running, as opposed to other regions, which I believe were shut down last year. That said, most of the stuff on it are forgettable or can easily be found via YouTube or other parts of the net. And on top of that, you only get 4 videos at a time.

I'd much rather receive Pokemon, Kirby, and other animes to watch over what's on Nintendo Video.



DTFaux commented on Nintendo Reveals New Range, Details and Compat...:

I can bet you anything that the Mario lineup wont be as impossible to find as the Smash ones. But I wonder if the prices will be any different?

@Tiredman IIRC, I think they said that whether you have the Smash version or the Mario Bros. version, they both work exactly the same. But say you use your Smash Bros. Mario amiibo and it has that Figure Player data on it, you'll have to delete it in order to use the Mario Party 10 amiibo functions.



DTFaux commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

Super excited about the N3DS finally hitting NA and MM and MH4 releasing on the same day(!), but super disappointed that it's ONLY the XL. I understand that if NA could only get the regular or XL, then the XL is clearly the better end of the deal... but the faceplates!

With all the cards put on the table now, I'm gonna hunt down a preorder for the MH4 bundle. With no blue XL, that silver and blue is the next best option for me.



DTFaux commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 14th January, Wi...:

With the way this year kicked off, hearing this news is like finding an oasis in the middle of the desert.

I'm still keeping fingers crossed for the Ambassador program to hit NA's shores (I might be obsessed at this point), but a concrete release date for regular N3DSs would be the next best thing! Everything else would just be a bonus~



DTFaux commented on Weirdness: This Interpretation of Super Smash ...:

For those who roll their eyes at GameTheory, I think the main point is to play into our want/need to look more into the things we love, whether or not what we're looking for is actually there. IIRC, that's kind of what most Literature and Art History classes are built off of.

And unlike most theorists, this guy seems to put in the footwork to make sure that there's actual relevancy and context to the theories, even if they may be a HUUUUUGE stretch (and I'm sure he acknowledges that they can be). He's definitely not walking around like he's preaching the gospel.

Whether or not theories like this Smash one is true or accurate, the end thought in this one did make me think a little as an artist. It also made me feel guilty about my obsession for Smash, while also make me appreciate the franchise and Sakurai all the more.



DTFaux commented on New Nintendo 3DS Prices Pop Up in Italy, and T...:

@IceClimbers It'd be super cool if both were released on the same day, but otherwise I'd probably put my money on Monster Hunter. Mainly since that's what they push for the N3DS release in Japan, and I'd suspect the game's pretty much has gone gold for a while and is just looking for the right time to actually hit the streets.



DTFaux commented on New Nintendo 3DS Prices Pop Up in Italy, and T...:

@paburrows Like IceClimbers said, that release date does sound pretty realistic. It does coincide with NoA's usual Friday releases. And a month from now gives folks time to pre-order and/or save up. We'll have to wait for official word, but here's hoping it's true if not earlier!

Edit: I'd still hope NoA might still do the Ambassador program to make the rumored month long wait that much shorter for some.



DTFaux commented on New Nintendo 3DS Prices Pop Up in Italy, and T...:

It really does seem like all the pieces are coming together for an imminent announcement. A low-key Direct or PR release put out tomorrow would (optimistically) be the best time to do it.

And I can't say much about NA, but I could imagine that the New 3DS could be publicly available before the end of this month for Europe. Considering they were able to get the Ambassador version in folks' hands in less than 24 hours, I'd bet they have a warehouse full of regular ones, just waiting for the right time to announce and release.



DTFaux commented on New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Editions Already I...:

Really glad for those who have have been given the opportunity to get in on this deal. But I can't deny that my saltiness is too real.

At this point, I just wanna hear if NA is gonna get in on this Ambassador program. Whether or not I'd be personally selected is secondary, but hopeful.



DTFaux commented on Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump ...:

On one hand, I understand, why keep it if you don't want/need it? But on the same line of thought, why even get it if you don't want it if not to profit from it?

Scalpers have always been a thing, but it's a darned shame that where fans only had to compete with other fans for nice things, now have to fight against those looking to take said fans to the cleaners. Pretty sure this isn't what the free market was intended for...

Edit: Of course this isn't simply a black and white issue. There's always the matter of pre-owned/used items that one simply doesn't need anymore. And of course, when you're REALLY hurting for money, all kinds of get-rich-quick schemes cross through your mind.



DTFaux commented on Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition Ne...:

@Kirby_Fan_DL3 Hey, NoA has it's moments. They just kinda pale in comparison for the times when it really matters (See: every time NA is excluded while Japan and EU get's the good stuff).

And it might be a bit optimistic, but I wonder if offers will start circulating around NA around 9AM PST/12PM EST? That seems to be about the time in Europe folks on NeoGAF were reporting about the special email they received.



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

I've definitely learned my lesson after I completed my Wave 1 + 2 collection: Pre-order, pre-order, pre-order (when/if you can). Additionally, GameStop seems to be the most reliable when it comes to pre-ordering or even obtaining Amiibo after launch.

But I really hope the Amiibo cards will be a reality sooner than later. At least if folks miss out on the figures, they won't miss out on the functionality.



DTFaux commented on Review: Meme Run (Wii U eShop):

I think what bothers me most about this game is that memes are the results of things that come from "higher" media (TV, Movies, Games, music, etc.) and trickles down to the internet as free entertainment (not to be confused with projects parodying/inspired by higher media). So to sell or market a meme or compilation of memes is like trying to take the table scraps from other peoples' finished meals, throw it all on a plate, and sell it as a "cuisine".

While it's something you can do, majority will consider it wrong for multiple reasons.



DTFaux commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

My orders were cancelled too. You know things are bad when you cant even count on pre-orders...

But I'm SUPER hoping Nintendo will better handle supply and dates after this holiday season. I love the adventure of collecting amiibos, but I dont like having to scramble to get them. In this day and age, I shouldnt have to keep calling up stores, second guessing their stock systems and release dates.



DTFaux commented on Miyamoto Talks Up Star Fox Wii U's "Fun And Un...:

I would love if we finally got a Star Fox game in the style of 64 again. Like new missions with the branching path mechanic. Really, the only time I wanna see Fox and crew out of their machines is if we get to use Smash Bros Fox and Falco to fight on foot. I just hope that whatever the Wii U version has, it's not too impractical or at least has traditional controls available.

I also wouldnt mind that the Star Fox games are light on story. Looking back at Command and Assault, they werent too strong anyway and distracted from the gameplay. I do believe that they should bring back the comics (or even make a cartoon) to cover the lore of the Lylat system. Snappy dialogue in the games, fleshed out stories in the comics.



DTFaux commented on Poll: Have You Been Able to Buy the Super Smas...:

I've been on the lookout for Captain Falcon and Pit but there's no word on when NA stores will get them.

As much as I love collecting, the hunt is turning out to be a bit stressful and tiresome, so I'm making absolute certain to pre-order wave 3 so I can just sit back and let the figures come to me.



DTFaux commented on 3DS Brawler One Piece: Super Grand Battle! X I...:

Man, Zoro as Link and Sanji as [Smash Bros.] Fox is SUPER fitting. Luffy kinda fits as Luigi, and that would only benefit more if Ace (sob) had the Mario costume. Now I'm curious what other One Piece characters would look like in Nintendo costumes. :V



DTFaux commented on Nintendo Dismisses Rumours That The GameCube C...:

It is a shame that in they're so short stocked in probably the most important season of the year.

I know planning and production isn't easy, but what have they been doing since mid-summer when both amiibos and the adapter was announced? Or did they simply not expect demand to be so high?



DTFaux commented on Video: Use Your amibo Figures Without Removing...:

@Quorthon I was just thinking that I'm getting a huge "Beanie Baby bubble" vibe from this. Only difference is that unlike Beanie Babies, Nintendo, as a brand, holds a lot of value so their products rarely go down in value too much.

You're still right in the fact that if everyone is keeping them in box/with the intention to resell, they're definitely not gonna be worth as much. Most things that end up being worth a lot (Hundreds to thousands) are usually accidental and not until YEARS later, if they're even still sought after.

The only ones with long-term and short-term value will be the 3 discontinued ones, ones with intentional/reported limited printing, or a 100% complete collection.



DTFaux commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

I'd say that if you can afford the price inflation right now, just go for it. If this rumor is true, at least you'll be paying 3-4 times the amount as opposed to 8-10 times if/when Nintendo confirms discontinuation (not worth the risk, IMO).

What would be cool of Nintendo, if this rumor does hold true, is if they at least sold the unpopular amiibos through their official online store to give the late comers a chance, and to take power away from the scalpers.



DTFaux commented on Feature: How We'd Like to See amiibo Used in C...:

I think it would be an interesting option to unlock post-launch DLC stages either via monetary purchase or scanning already owned amiibos. The latter would encourage the idea of amiibos benefiting multiple games and even reward current owners, while the former is an open option for those who cant/wont buy amiibos.

With this route across multiple games, amiibos will essentially pay for themselves (or at least increase their value).



DTFaux commented on UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo D...:

@shigulicious I likely wouldnt have gotten the second one on the spot if I didnt go through so much trouble trying to even find the first one, honestly. It really was a ways to get there...

The only thing I can suggest is to check the local availability listing on the sites of your big chain stores. I called Target stores that said "Limited Availability" on their site and finally lucked out by the second or 3rd store.



DTFaux commented on Amazon UK Is Cancelling GameCube Adapter Order...:

Between the rare amiibos and hard to find adapters, I guess this is the Season of Shortages. :V

I do wonder how they could drop the ball with supply, considering they've been talking about this stuff since June. Unless they only started producing these accessories a couple weeks out from Smash Wii U's NA release.



DTFaux commented on UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo D...:

@SheldonRandoms I cant speak for most locations, but here in the US, it seems like there's no availability for Marth amiibos online (unless you paid 3x the price) or in the immediate VA/D.C./MD area of about a 50-100 mile radius. I was lucky enough to find what I assume were the last two available at a Target and bought both of them only because of how much trouble it was to get to the store (farther than expected and super deep into the city).

Basically, if you're a fan of the "less popular" amiibos or are a collector, dont risk waiting around because Nintendo might restock it if you dont have to.



DTFaux commented on Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!:

I've got mixed feelings about the cartoon. On one hand it's visually solid (though not spectacular). I love how casual the heroes vs villain aspect is and the fact that they have all the current game voice actors for the show.

On the other hand, I feel pacing could be improved and more care could be given to 2nd and 3rd tier characters. Unlike The Amazing World of Gumball and Adventure Time where every character has a unique thing to them and live on even when focus isnt on them, everyone who's not Sonic, his friends, or Dr. Eggman are practically forgettable in design and personality, and only exist when it's convenient for the plot/joke.



DTFaux commented on Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros....:

Considering how much he likes to have his hand in every pot during game development, it's hard to imagine he'd allow anyone else to spearhead future Smash projects. But at the very least, I hope he has some development notes for the next dev to step up. 6 years is a long time from now (and the time between Melee to Brawl to Smash 4), so we'll see how things go by then.

And like others, I would like to see what other stuff Sakurai could do once he's ready to get working again. Whether giving more forgotten Nintendo characters the Kid Icarus treatment, or if he has some original IPs he'd like to push.



DTFaux commented on Parent Trap: amiibo Packs a Hidden Family Payload:

I think amiibos already have a good value considering several are confirmed to work for 7+ games, rather than being tied to just one game/series. Even if you just get the "popular" characters from the Smash collection, you're likely covered as far as future games go. At the very least, Mario, Link, and Kirby.

And I think an amiiibo-required game would only fly so well if it worked with already existing amiibos, and not ones exclusive to that one game.



DTFaux commented on Weirdness: Super Smash Bros. amiibo Modificati...:

I feel conflicted about the game glitch video. If I was younger or had my guard down, it'd probably scar me for a good, long while... But watching it in motion just had me ROLLIN'!!

And I actually hope "Alt amiibos" aren't officially gonna be a thing, because I just KNOW I'm gonna want those too. But I do like the idea of customizing your own. I'm actually tempted to make the Gold/Silver trainer cap for my Pikachu now.



DTFaux commented on Guide: Getting the Most out of Your amiibo wit...:

It's good to hear that they can supposedly still learn new tricks at their Lv. 50 cap. And it's impressive how well they adapt up to the point where fighting them becomes an up hill battle for yourself. My Lv. 50 Mario actually 3-stocked me once, and the other matches where I do win, it's such a struggle just to get a hit in, he blocks and capes almost perfectly.

I really hope amiibo tourneys will become a thing. It'll be a whole different level of hype and excitement seeing the things you train fight for you.



DTFaux commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controlle...:

Glad I pre-ordered mine then. Honestly, I didn't need it, but lord knows everyone has those friends who cant/refuse to play unless they're using a GCN controller.

It's kinda ironic that this adapter actually prevents folks to adapt. :V I acknowledge the benefits though (8-player Smash and especially tourneys).



DTFaux commented on Meta Knight amiibo to be Best Buy Exclusive in US:

@Yoshis95 Dirty is having a million and ten pre-order bonuses available at 7 different outlets for the same game (that may or may not have that DLC publicly available at a future date). Dirty is forcing the delay of a multi-plat game on other consoles so you can get it on yours first/at the same time.

This is more arbitrary, as while the exclusivity for something like amiibos is unnecessary, you at least still have the choice/ability to go to these stores (or buy online). The main folks effected the worst by this are those who have a vendetta against these big chain stores (for hopefully good reason), and those who want to save a couple bucks on bulk shipping.

Edit: All this said, I'd rather these figures not being held exclusively by store.



DTFaux commented on Captain Toad Producer Says Nintendo Never Full...:

IIRC, wasnt it also confirmed (or mentioned) some time ago that Yoshis and even Kirby are genderless? And that we just give them the s/he pronouns because calling them "it" is just too weird for us?

But also, considering the Tomodachi Life incident, and how much of a hot-button issue the mere mention of gender/race/sexuality is on the internet, I don't blame them for trying to be ambiguous about this.



DTFaux commented on Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?:

I'll likely get all of them whenever I can afford them. I like the idea of having a long shelf full of these amiibos stretched across an entire wall. On top of that, lord knows what features will be available in future games. Might as well get all of them.

My first (and possibly main) will be Mario, though.



DTFaux commented on Little Mac Is Officially The Least Successful ...:

I think part of what did Little Mac in was his reveal trailer. It built him up to be so OP that noobs forgot about the FREQUENT emphasis that he has a poor recovery (and I bet fewer even knows he has a wall jump).

Though I do wonder how much better his chances are of winning once folks have a C-Stick they can mash on?

@Luffymcduck I'd argue that Little Mac's aerial moves are the most hilarious to land, only because most folks don't expect it to happen. But you can actually get a few KOs with a well timed f-air, or if you really wanna disrespect, fall with your opponent spamming your neutral air.

Most Little Macs (rightly) anchor themselves on the ground, but the ones that are not afraid to leave the ground are the ones people should fear most.



DTFaux commented on Review: Flapp & Zegeta (Wii U eShop):

The kicker is that negative reviews on purposely-made, less than stellar games probably helps them more than it hurts them. We live in an age where folks are willing to pay hard earned money to see just how bad/how much of a clone these games are.



DTFaux commented on Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Demo Available N...:

Been playing the demo for a bit. So far, it feels kinda basic: Keep running as one character until you need to switch to one with a specific ability.

I guess I'm definitely part of the "Gotta go FAST!" camp. Will we ever see a play style like Sonic Advance 2, Sonic Rush or the Unleashed daytime stages ever again?



DTFaux commented on The Original NES Duck Hunt Is Coming Soon To T...:

@vamkar Yeah, at this point, Duck Hunt should get the KI:U treatment. And with the incredibly low chance of us ever seeing Banjo-Kazooie on Nintendo consoles ever again, what better team to do a new open-world platformer/collect-a-thon game with?



DTFaux commented on Video: Catch Up With Nintendo's Super Smash Br...:

I was in the very first match of the tourney. I wont lie, I'm kind of a bit bitter that of all the stages to fight a Kirby in (I was ready for just about any character and stage BUT him and Paper Mario). Especially considering it seemed that most of the following matches had decent platforms and/or little transition.

Salty Johning aside though, it was an overall fun time, watching the matches were pretty hype, and if Nintendo ever hosts another tourney, I hope I can make it to the Nationals again! Fingers crossed for Wii U Open



DTFaux commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:

In retrospect, perhaps it wasn't the best idea to paste Isabelle's model over a Felyne's animation. :V

But man, either Capcom REALLY likes money, or they really NEED money to be doing so many cross-overs in, what is basically, their best selling franchise.