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Male, 24, United States

Sun 15th September, 2013

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DTFaux commented on How Fire Emblem amiibo Interact with Fates:

I understand a lot of folks' integrity in trying to get the amiibo they want at MSRP, but as I'm typing this, you can get Ike, Marth, and Robin on for a little under double MSRP. Not ideal, but if you're only shooting for one or two amiibo...

If that doesn't work for you, try to follow one of the amiibo boards like /r/amiibo on Reddit. They helped me land a few at MSRP with their constant flow of news and updates. Or at the very least, landed a few import pre-orders so I don't have to deal with NA's shenanigans.



DTFaux commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:

Even if their resources were unlimited, I could imagine they like to time their VC releases. As exciting as it would be to get classic after classic, week after week, that would do more damage that good for Nintendo.

People argue, "Just release now and let people buy when they feel like it." But that's not a way to maximize "launch" sales. And there's only so many classics in the catalog. The very week the gems stop coming is the very week folks revert back to, "Ugh, there's nothing good this week!"

And that makes me pretty sad when I hear it NOW. There's usually a decent flow of games every week (whether or not they're your cup of tea is another thing). But if it's not a major Nintendo release or a beloved VC classic, people will act like NOTHING else exists.



DTFaux commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

What bothers me most about all this NX talk and rumors is that it's creating a self-fulfilling prophesy where the Wii U might as well be given up on, despite it still having fuel in the tank.

But if the NX really is due out so soon, I at least hope it'll have system transfer and BC functionality. And if nothing else, make GOTY editions of their biggest games (Smash, MK8, Mario Maker, and Splatoon).



DTFaux commented on Fans Are Creating A Brand-New Quest For The Le...:

By the off-chance I look like a fool for pointing out the obvious... I don't think it's a coincidence that the 3 and the Q form a 30 when the Zelda franchise turns 30 next year. And suddenly, it makes sense why Nintendo delayed Zelda U's showing/release this year...

On topic: I got mixed feelings about these fan-made games sometimes... Like, if it's something you enjoy doing and you have a passion for the official work, more power to you. At the same time, with all your skills and abilities, why not create your own original game? Something you can actually profit off of AND build a fanbase that wants to make fan creations of YOUR masterpiece? At the very least, an unofficial original Zelda game/story speaks louder than trying to shoehorn an unofficial story into a classic.



DTFaux commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

Folks can hate on his Wind Waker analogy all they want, he's right. Whether it's style (Wind Waker and Federation Force), gameplay/scale (Mario 3D World), or straight-up failed expectations (the reveal of DK:TF over a new Metroid), there's ALWAYS some kind of outcry. But as we get closer to release of all those games, hype grows. And post-launch, the positive reviews and sales just roll in. The last game I can recall that proved the outcry right was Yoshi's New Island, and even THAT game wasn't "the worst".

And to the folks who are going, "If you really listened to us, you'd have delivered by now!", they hear what you're saying. Of course they KNOW what you guys want. But that doesn't mean they have to oblige right here and now. That's never been their way. A new Metroid WILL come in due time (likely around the NX's life).

It's so ironic that folks demand for Metroid for years, they get a form of Metroid, and are just turning it away without giving it a chance. Discarding this Metroid isn't gonna make the "real" one arrive any sooner.



DTFaux commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

It's definitely not as strong as the past few years, but it was far from the worst. At any rate, it does feel like Nintendo is in the transition phase where they dont want to throw too many of their strongest games onto the Wii U and would rather push whatever they're holding back onto the NX.

I doubt anything could've "saved" this presentation because there's always unrealistic expectations along with everyone's eyes on the NX.



DTFaux commented on Street Fighter Legend Ryu And Fire Emblem's Ro...:

With two of Capcom's most iconic characters showing up in Smash, we technically and finally have the Nintendo Vs. Capcom we've been asking for!

Sidenote: I cant believe Capcom officially gets 2 reps in Smash. Not even Sega got that luxury. And the queston still remains, who gets an in when the Smash ballot closes?



DTFaux commented on Stretchmo, Known as Fullblox in Europe, is Ava...:

I gotta say, this is some free-to-play I feel I can get behind. I mean, a F2P Feul/Gem system has it's benefits for those low on cash and time to spare, but I more prefer to buy the game/content outright if I can afford it at the time.



DTFaux commented on Rynn’s Adventure: Trouble in the Enchanted F...:

It looks solid already, but MAN, this game feels sooooo close to being something even more if they can manage to add a bit more polish to it (as a whole).

And is the fox's name meant to sound like "r-ai-n" or "r-i-n"? Because the former would have some short-term hilarious potential. :Y



DTFaux commented on Video: The Nintendo 64 Kid Is Taking Unboxing ...:

Man, I got mixed feelings about this commercial. Like, props for the effort and getting the original kids... but at the same time, they're essentially equating the hype of getting some budget [yet tasty] fast food that got an extra serving of meat with the joy of getting a brand new video game system FOR CHRISTMAS.

Not a terrible commercial by any means, but it feels like one of the more manufactured commercials I've seen in a while.



DTFaux commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning F...:

I voted for more tracks and characters, but really, I say just keep it all coming. Just like Smash, Mario Kart is in a good position where the foundation is pretty much set, so a true sequel might not be necessary so soon (if ever).



DTFaux commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Available to Download ...:

Was playing earlier this morning. I dont think I've EVER needed to apply the brake like I have these past few races at 200cc. It's super fun, but dang, you're really gonna have to know the tracks to keep up the momentum!



DTFaux commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

@AlexSora89 Agreed. I have no problem with the game's popularity, but the unfortunate byproduct of that effect is having to see their creepy faces staring at me from the suggested thumbnail bar... I know these are fictional characters, but they're no less creepy to look at for someone who's not keen on the horror genre.



DTFaux commented on Poll: Would You Like Mario Kart 8 and Super Sm...:

The reason I'm down with DLC through the entire generation is that when the games were initially released, they were already packed with so much content. No one can deny that those games couldn't be labeled as "complete" without seeming a little bit entitled (though free to complain).

On top of that, these DLC content come out MONTHS down the road. Heck, the MK8 DLC2 is nearly an entire YEAR after MK8 initially released. We're not talking about Day-one/on-disk DLC. These are freakin' Expansion Packs.

On a side note: While the character prices might be a bit much for someone many might not even use, it's hardly worth complaining about costumed DLC because they're purely cosmetic (and not even that poorly priced to begin with).



DTFaux commented on Rumour: Project X Zone 2: Brave New World Head...:

Man, I've barely started the first game, but I'd be more than down for the sequel if it hits Stateside.

And if that's an interesting choice for the title, because the theme song for Namco x Capcom on PS2 was actually called "Brave New World".



DTFaux commented on ​Video: This Is How Much Faster Code Name: S...:

Like many others, this game is now officially back on my "To Buy" list thanks to this update.

Only thing I wonder is, why release it without speed-ups or skips to begin with? It's always better late than never, but Nintendo's usually on the ball with such features.



DTFaux commented on Yoshi's Woolly World Knits Up Some Release Det...:

While I'm legit curious if Yarn Yoshis will have the same function as SSB and SMB Yoshis, I know I'm gonna try to get all three of them anyway, just cause they look cool.

At the very least, I hope their related colors appear in game.



DTFaux commented on Splatoon Release Date, Modes and amiibo Inform...:

Their dedication towards amiibos have been pretty good so far, but finally getting something non-Smash or Mario related shows that they mean business with amiibo functionality now.

On one hand, I'm super happy about it. On the other hand, my wallet is in absolute tears right now.



DTFaux commented on Bandai Namco Is Opening Up Its Classic IP To D...:

It makes me wonder why they closed down ShiftyLook to begin with... but man, if not for the "Domestic Creators" part, I'd have love to try my hand at Mappy. I wonder if they'd allow more than just games as open projects? Like, would comics and cartoons be fine too?

Also, I think this is a great way to bring attention to unused/forgotten IPs. Lord knows other companies could benefit from doing the same thing. Looking at you Konami with all those Hudson Soft IPs...



DTFaux commented on Head Teachers in the UK Issue Warning to Paren...:

I'm all for trying to get parents to be more responsible over the games they buy for their kids, but calling the police and social services seems pretty extreme, in my opinion. I'd imagine anyone who thinks it's a good idea to do so over a video game, likely has never seen the wrath and rage of a [good] parent when you threaten to take their kids away... It can essentially be traumatizing for everyone involved.

That said, something does need to be done about the ignorant parents unknowingly (or simply not caring enough about) buying mature games for their kids. These are likely the same parents that wouldn't just hand their kids an R-rated film, give them a link to a porn site, or give them a free pass to curse around them. So why are they so lax on video games?

Though, let's not forget that the rating system for TV, games, and movies are more for parental guidance than a hard and fast law. If a parent has looked into a product and assesses that their child is mature enough to handle it (add to that, they've likely talked to them about not imitating what's seen), then there's not much else one can do from a legal standpoint unless that child actually DOES something illegal with the consumed medium being to blame.



DTFaux commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

@DualWielding If it helps, most folks have said that by the time the NX is actually going to release, the Wii U will have already lived the "average" console cycle (4-6 years). This probably also explains the N3DS being a stop-gap until the next gen (many folks have mentioned this too).

Really, it all just seems par the course.



DTFaux commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

I commented in another article that with all the other branches Nintendo is pushing (amiibos, QoL, and now the DeNA partnership), it seems like they're trying to get a foot-hold on new ways to make money when consoles and portables [inevitably] merge together.

I really hope the speculation of the NX being a unified system is true. I cant see many reason why they shouldn't do it from a convenience standpoint.



DTFaux commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:

Like many, here's hoping this NX is the "fusion" rumor we've been hearing for a while now. It only seems like the next natural step as portables get that much closer to consoles in terms of power. And I can imagine a dedicated system that sits at home and you link up your portable "accessory" for cross-saves and as an extra controller (a la Smash Bros Wii U/3DS).

And while it will be the end of an era (like how the DS ended the Gameboy line), this might bring about the unified account system and cross-buy we've all been waiting for.



DTFaux commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

Ooh, this makes me a bit nervous... but I guess as long as their portable/home consoles arent neglected...

And maybe this is Nintendo acting proactively. Between amiibos, their QoL stuff, movie/TV show rumors, and now this, maybe they're trying to find more ways to bring cash in as they're [supposedly] gonna merge their portable and console in the next gen.



DTFaux commented on New Nintendo 3DS XL Charging Cradle Goes Up fo...:

I imported one around the NA launch of the N3DS XL. It's far from necessary, but it looks sleek and saves space on any surface due to it's vertical design. My favorite thing is being able to see if you might have gotten a streetpass or spot pass through that little notch on the bottom left of the stand.

It's a bit snug to slip in with a strap or charm attached to your N3DS XL, and I've yet to test if it fits with one of those official protective silicon covers (I'd imagine it would, though).

I've used this more often than the one that came with the OG 3DS.



DTFaux commented on Weirdness: eBay Trolls amiibo Fans With Gold M...:

It's always funny seeing folks going "That's just supply and demand". But the issue with the concept of "Supply and Demand" is that if it was a commodity with no supplier or no set price, then sure, let the market do its thing. But the suppliers (Walmart) exist, and the MSRP ($13) is set so that the providers get a profit while staying accessible to the general public, not just who has the most money to throw away. That keeps the market free AND fair.

To scalp [new products] is to wedge yourself into the already established market, purposely creating supply shortages to drive up the demand and cost. That's straight up sleazy, and is only not illegal because there's no rules in place. Of course setting such rules would be a conflict of interest in ebay and/or retailers' bottom line.

I bet Nintendo could set some kind of rule or embargo against ebay/retailers, but they would just take Nintendo to court saying how it's unconstitutional to the free market or something.



DTFaux commented on Review: Mappy-Land (Wii U eShop / NES):

I'm glad you guys noted that Mappy had a web series. And while the ShiftyLook site that hosted it is down (which is a darned shame, their content was pretty cool), their Youtube page is still up with episodes of Mappy, Bravo-man, and a few episodes of Wonder Momo.



DTFaux commented on Super Smash Bros. Soundtrack Release Has Been ...:

Electronics, sure. Toys, ok. But music CDs? How bad does it have to be where you have to delay shipment for an easily mass produced and (what is essentially) semi-obsolete medium?

I'm not even mad or disappointed. Just really, really curious.



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

God, I loved this show when I was a kid, and I love it now just because of how charmingly STUPID it is in retrospect. :V You only get that kind of legit sincerity in 90s cartoons, if it was done now, it'd be for the sake of irony.

The songs alone are enough reason to watch the show, whether you wanna laugh at or jam out to:



DTFaux commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:

@Grumblevolcano I think the only issue it would solve would be for the folks who are looking for functionality over form. But it'd have to be A LOT of cards to meet demand of casual buyers and collectors, while also circumventing scalpers who would just buy them in bulk.

I'd personally welcome the cards. I could imagine they'd be a little cheaper than the figures ($3-$5?), and a deck is much easier to carry around as opposed to a case of figures.



DTFaux commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:

As someone who's been trying to 100% the Smash line here in North America and is just about to complete Wave 3, I can attest to how real (and voluntary) the struggle is. If not for a few of the dedicated forums, I likely wouldn't have gotten all of them at MSRP (though I had to drive quite a ways for a few of them).

I suggest to anyone and everyone that if you even think you might-possibly-maybe-probably but probably not-although you guess you want an amiibo, just preorder ASAP. It'll save you a lot of gas, time, regret, and possibly money.

I also recommend preordering in-store at your local Gamestops because while they might not be the first to release, they seem to be the least likely to cancel orders. Also, if you order online, do not order two of the same amiibo on the same card/order. Looking at others' horror stories, they seem to have theirs cancelled if the big chains find out they wont have enough supply.



DTFaux commented on Sonic and Mega Man amiibo Available Again from...:

@DarthNocturnal Yeah, "I'm really feelin' it!" has kinda been a thing barely a week (if even that much) after the Shulk Smash 4 reveal video launched.

IMO, it hasn't reached "The cake is a lie" or "Over 9000!" levels of obnoxious yet, but that's probably thanks to Shulk and Xenoblade still being pretty obscure outside of the dedicated Nintendo/Smash fanbase.

But just wait until more folks learn about Reyn. V:



DTFaux commented on We're Really Feeling It With These Xenoblade C...:

If Nintendo refuses to get rid of region lock and NoA refuses to bring the standard size here, I wonder how much longer until some "renegade" finds a way to get the NA firmware working in/on an imported N3DS? Because price permitting (and warranty be darned), some folks would be willing to pay for that kind of stuff and would just import the faceplates themselves.



DTFaux commented on Reaction: Pokémon Shuffle Isn't Quite Microtr...:

I can bet you anything the share holders pushed Nintendo in this direction...

As someone who fell into the F2P model (though refused to pay out the pocket), the good feels of playing for free can be quickly replaced with stress and compulsion; constantly loading up a game to see how much time was left before I could play again. It wasnt until one game (a city building-type game) told me I had to wait almost an entire day before I could make more progress was when I woke up and swore off majority F2P games that had a timer and fuel-based system that have little-to-no external rewards.

There are few games that can justify dictating when people can play, and even their time-based limits dont cut you off from accessing other parts of the game (Pokemon and Animal Crossing).



DTFaux commented on Rumour: Rayman Could be Planned as DLC in Supe...:

After looking at his How-To video, I give him credit on the effort (and debunking before things got out of hand). But it's still pretty jerkish that he did it, no matter how impressive it was. And this is coming from a guy who didnt care either way if the rumor was real.

It's not like we dont have a worldwide recognized day dedicated to stuff like this...



DTFaux commented on A Wild Update on Pokémon Shuffle Appears:

The only F2P game from Nintendo I'm looking forward to right now is that Collectable Badge Center game. I'm really hoping that with the N3DS finally out in all territories, maybe we can expect that in the immediate future?



DTFaux commented on Rumour: Rayman Could be Planned as DLC in Supe...:

If any of Ubisoft's character was to join the ranks of Smash, it would be Rayman, hands down. And I could bet his moveset would be pretty cool, considering the lack of limbs.

That said, I dont think Rayman necessarily deserves to be part of the roster. Between Ubisoft and Nintendo's relationship, and the barely-there legacy/history of Rayman (who was pushed aside in favor of the Rabbids for a good while) , I dont see how he can share the same screen as Sonic, Megaman, and Pacman. I'd say Bomberman deserves a spot before Rayman ever does. </spiel>



DTFaux commented on Video: Nintendo Releases Slightly Peculiar "Ne...:

I remember some folks saying that one Majora's Mask UK commercial felt pretty retro, but I think these N3DS commercials really takes the cake right now.

The minimalistic live-action, mascot character shenanigans, the actor being way outside of the primary demographic range, and the serious tone of the music. It definitely feels like a commercial more fitting 10+ years ago as opposed to today. And that's what probably makes them so charming to me.



DTFaux commented on Reminder: There's Still Time to Hit a New Nint...:

Part of me thinks these GameStop midnight launches were purely an afterthought. Otherwise a lot of us would've had the option to order ship-to-store. But it's fine. Got Next-Day shipping going on, so I'll be hunting monsters and masking Majoras by this time tomorrow~