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Wed 14th November, 2012

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DuplexGemini commented on Hundreds of Limited Edition Majora's Mask New ...:

It's a real shame that Nintendo doesn't seem to stock as much as they should for certain items in these past few months as it just encourages people to take the opportunity to leech off the fans and in the end, make them feel very discouraged.

And I don't care if anyone says 'They're not forcing you to buy it from them' or 'They're not hurting anyone', it actually does metaphorically hurt those who would love to own a limited edition system as they have a passion for that franchise/company, but don't have the money to buy it for three or four times the asking price, just because they weren't lucky enough to pre-order it in those few hours it was available for the retail price.

The sad reality, is that stuff like this will continue to happen for as long as the demand exceeds the supply.



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

I understand that people do this whenever a limited console gets sent in limited numbers as their opportunity for some financial gain.

But that doesn't change the fact that it's a shameless practice that forces discouraged fans to resort to if they really wanted it, just because they weren't lucky enough to receive this offer that they are actually interested in through no fault of their own.



DuplexGemini commented on Play & Win: Join the UK Mario Kart 8 Tournamen...:

Finished about 3 hours ago and overall, whilst it was still fun racing with others here, on my 9th race (Thwomp Ruins), just after I won the race, I got disconnected from the servers. This prompted me to reconnect, only to realise that the 15 points I should have won wasn't added to my score and it just skipped me to the 10th race.

Nintendo seriously has to sort out the Mario Kart 8 servers from what I've been experiencing, just as bad as the Brawl servers in my eyes for such an unfair result (As well as racers getting hit with green shells, yet they don't come to a halt). Would've been 19th place if it wasn't for that.

But regardless, a congrats to Lucy, Justin3 and John for making it to the Top 3, as well as everyone who made the leaderboards.



DuplexGemini commented on Monster Savings To Be Had On Nintendo UK's Onl...:

5 hours later, I have now received my remaining codes for DKCR 3D and M&L: DTB. I already own those games, but I ain't complaining to have them digitally in the event I don't have the cartridges to play them on for a more efficient price than usual.

Pikmin 3 and LEGO: City are all installed, with Wonderful 101 still downloading. I probably could have got another copy as a gift to a person I know, though I don't know too many people who use the eshop much on their consoles. Ah well, happy to know I've caught a nice bargain today .



DuplexGemini commented on Monster Savings To Be Had On Nintendo UK's Onl...:

My download code for LEGO: City The Chase Begins has arrived and is currently downloading.

Bagged myself 4 other games from the temporary deal and is still awaiting the codes, I assume they'll arrive through.

I seriously wasn't expecting that today

UPDATE: The codes for Pikmin 3 and Wonderful 101 have arrived, though currently my memory is a bit full and I can't seem to access the eshop atm. It's probably a high amount of traffic on the store I assume. Still waiting for the M&L: DT and DKCR 3D codes.



DuplexGemini commented on Nintendo Disables Swapnote's SpotPass Service ...:

An absolute shame they even decided to do this, it was one of the only ways I could get in contact with some of my distant friends, now I've only got the Miiverse messages function to do that.

I just wish the Nintendos 3DS online infrastructure had some more thought put into it by now, almost 3 years after its release and I'm hoping for a Miiverse update pretty soon.



DuplexGemini commented on Male Wii Fit Trainer Revealed as Latest Smash ...:

I definitely believe it's a costume swap where he has the exact same moveset as the female trainer, similar to Wario in Brawl where you can change from his WarioWare outfit to his regular dungarees outfit.

If not, it'd be a waste of space to make room for more potential characters that I hope make it in such as Ghirahim, Shulk or maybe Little Mac.



DuplexGemini commented on Pokémon X & Y Patch Now Available On The 3DS ...:

Never ran into this problem, seeing as I never saved the game in the north/south boulevards of Luminose City. I downloaded the patch anyway just to be safe, especially as I don't want to risk losing the shiny Chatot I caught on the 2nd day of playing.



DuplexGemini commented on Review: Sonic Lost World (Wii U):

I'm not planning on playing it very soon, not because I don't want to play it, but mainly because I'm currently occupied with Pokemon X, Rayman Legends and Beyond: Two Souls. Whilst I still have yet to pick up Wind Waker HD, GTA V, Wonderful 101 and Pikmin 3, not to mention Mario 3D World and Zelda: ALBW coming soon DX.

Very good review Thomas, I'll still pick it up someday to see how it fares out.



DuplexGemini commented on Nintendo Considering Cross-Buy eShop Purchases...:

If Nintendo implemented a 'Cross-Buy' feature for the 3DS & Wii U VC titles, I would be inclined to play Mega Man 2 on the 3DS VC without having to pay for it again for a slightly more expensive price (Wii U: £3.49 vs 3DS: £4.49).

Reasons like this is why I hope Nintendo release an update to the 3DS to become compatible with Nintendo Network ID user accounts, especially as it's the same service as the Wii U. Plus having a solution for games to be tied to accounts as opposed to consoles, which is a big reason why I'm not keen on digital versions of retail games.

PS: lol at the typo 'PC Vita'



DuplexGemini commented on New Super Luigi U Competition Opens On Miiverse:

Took about 2 days, but managed to beat the story without picking up a single coin. Very hard in some levels when the level design just likes to chuck coins at you, but it's not impossible, providing that secret exits were used to bypass the 1st Bowser Jr. Boss. The fortress levels, with the exception of World 6, are usually the most frustrating levels to finish coinless.
I doubt the winner or anyone who got 0 coins will receive anything special besides bragging rights, but it was quite an accomplishing challenge nonetheless.



DuplexGemini commented on EarthBound Listing Materializes on Amazon UK:

Although an Earthbound compilation or new entry in the series would sound great, I couldn't see that happening with Nintendo having a priority to focus heavily on the soon to be released titles for the Wii U/3DS.