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Tue 6th August, 2013

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Darkness3131 commented on Best Buy Gearing Up For Enticing Buy One Get O...:

Wow. I might actually spring for this since I'm only missing my eventual Pro Controller and two games on that list. I was just planning on leaving the leftovers until Christmas and saving, but maybe I'll get in on this deal if it comes my way.



Darkness3131 commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:

I think mobile gaming has its place, but I enjoy playing handheld games a lot more. Maybe this is because I grew up before the iPod and such and I had a Game Boy. I do play mobile games but I tend to find them weak so I never play any particular one very long; although I have played Layton Brothers multiple times. I think part of this has to do with everyone these days carrying a phone so that they can keep in touch, especially kids if they are walking home from school and going out with friends. Having a quick game to play on the school bus is just something to do and is quick, cheap, and easy, and they already have their phone with them anyway. I do find it silly for young children to have a phone or tablet, but of course they are not my kids. Either way, I'll be sticking with my 3DS and any other subsequent handhelds.



Darkness3131 commented on Parent Trap: Amiibo Charts A Fresh Course In T...:

I think in terms of comparison to other options, Nintendo has done a lot of things right. Yes they are buying into this toy market, but the customization and the versatility really add something new and personal to the experience, and it certainly gives me more motivation to buy. Not to mention they look very pretty. It is also very convenient that the gamepad reads the figures on its own, eliminating peripherals.



Darkness3131 commented on Agitha, of Twilight Princess Fame, Confirmed a...:

@Knuckles It would be really cool if Link had some kind of gauge where when he has beat enough enough enemies you can activate a mode that makes him send out a force as he turns into FD mode. It could initially blast away all nearby enemies and then you could go around with a super powered sword for a while.



Darkness3131 commented on Talking Point: New Ideas, Not New IPs, Are The...:

I think growing up in a house where I was the only one that played video games really gave me a different perspective on games. My parents had no idea what to get in terms of games, and being a child, I didn't have many ways to find out what games were the best. My childhood collection consisted of obscure titles save a Mario or Zelda, and everything else was shovel ware. When I was able to start looking for myself, there were all these new and amazing franchises I had never really heard of, so I was more focused on gameplay than what character was on the box. I like to think this allowed me to branch out from the typical mold slightly. Of coarse, I still love the next Zelda or anything like the next person, but lots of times, I wasn't attached to the series in any way before playing a middle installment, and I went to explore the series long after I had fallen in love with the gameplay.



Darkness3131 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Beware the Slip...:

I think it looks awkward. The product placement in Pikmin 2 worked because of the style of game play. I don't think that this specific kart is the right way to go for this type of thing; maybe it would be different if the company designed a Mario kart style car that at least looked like it fit into the universe. I don't really agree with product placement like this but I can deal with it; especially since this is optional DLC. Despite the fact that I usually get all free DLC I don't think i'll be picking this one up just for the fact that the kart doesn't seem to fit into Mario Kart.

On a side note, what will this placement do for the large number of children playing? With adults it is a little different as they can actually buy a car, but what about kids? Just brand recognition I guess....



Darkness3131 commented on Video: Nintendo Unleashes Its Official E3 2014...:

What really made this year's E3 for me was the amount of fan connectivity. Not only were they showing things to the fans, but it felt like our voices were heard more than ever. That's one this about Nintendo I really love; there are times when it almost feels like you are part of a a family, and not just another customer (I know that sounds silly)



Darkness3131 commented on Bayonetta Download Code Included With Retail a...:

I'm sad that's it's a download code but in this case I'm just glad the the first game is coming. As someone who has only owned Nintendo consoles, I've never been able to play the first game. Now i'll have a chance before i start the second. Wonderful addition.



Darkness3131 commented on Reaction: Mario Kart 8 Accused Of Poor Sales P...:

Remember when games were just for fun and for playing? Pepperidge Farm remembers.

But seriously. I don't think it should matter about the racist thing. Not everything can be perfectly ethnically diverse and if its not discriminating a race directly then why don't we just chill. As for the lost mode, they are changing it up. People would just complain if they didn't do anything either because they will say it is the same game as the last one.



Darkness3131 commented on Feature: What Can We Expect From Pokémon Omeg...:

I hopelessly wish that the sprite view would be back so that I could have nostalgic memories. But I know that would never happen. I hope they bring back hideouts and add in the following system for HG/SS... all things others have mentioned already.