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Male, 27, United States

Wed 12th Feb 2014

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Ephidel commented on Some Western Splatoon Players Would Prefer Not...:

Ummmm... I don't notice it often; In fact, I notice it more during splatfests which are region based. I do experience lag but it's not often. It's not as bad as say Destiny lag. While these might be valid complaints...meh, I'm not having issues winning.



Ephidel commented on N-ZAP89 and Octobrush Weapons are Next Up in S...:

@MikeW might be another month before all planned content is out. There's still quite a few weapons coming out, one more mode, and I believe another stage. Then August there's going to be a major update with more matchmaking options and team matches. Then of course they still want to support the game so more dlc is likely, I just don't know if it'll be free. So in short you might have to wait a month or so. The game has grown quite a bit, over 1 million copies sold worldwide and it keeps growing, and with all the new weapons it'll take some grinding to be able to purchase them all. The slow rollout has allowed for easier mastery of the game, I feel the rust building from missing just a couple of days play.



Ephidel commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

It's wise to not compete with them. Most console wars focus on the PS4 vs X1, if Nintendo can play this right then most cosumers will be dual wielders. I like pretty graphics, but I love the gameplay Nintendo provides, I will always have my Nintendo console first and worry about the latest and greatest later. In fact I should've waited to adopt the PS4, but hindsight is 20/20



Ephidel commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

I think Nintendo knows they can't compete. Simply put, third party publishers won't publish the same kind of games on Nintendo platforms than on their competitors. Looks at how much support the 3ds is receiving from these western publishers and developers even though it has the biggest install base. So Nintendo should do something different, 3rd parties can't compete with Nintendo. The other side is if it tries to directly compete, it would surely die. I see Nintendo as a playful, modest company more fit for adults that havent abandoned the inner child. It's not flashy, it's not loud, and it's something that personally I appreciate. While I would love to see Xenoblade X with PS4 or even PC graphical quality, but I've played Xenoblade Chronicles 3 times and I can't play FFXIII a second time. I've more games on Wii U than PS4. If the NX is a cross concept, I would be interested to see how it will fit with QOL, 3DS, Wii U and Mobile. 2016 will be interesting and disappointing for some. Even with disappointment it will be a day one for me. Even for 4 or 5 games.



Ephidel commented on Video: Who Needs a New Sonic Game When You Hav...:

I've seen some people destroy with the inkbrush, but with that said, I worry when there is more than one in my team. All the weapons and perks have their fair uses, it really just depends on the mode you play on.



Ephidel commented on Disney Infinity Producer Brands amiibo Stock S...:

It's not all nintendo's fault. They came to retailers and asked how many figures. Most thought there wouldnt be demand so accordingly Nintendo planned for the demand as requested by retailers. This came from convesartions I had with the management in numerous retailers. The demand for infinty was there from the beginning, and realeasin in more than one platform gives them more reason for higher stock. The othwr thing is that these figures are not nearly as collectible.



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

I love my amiibo, but to be honest I think I went overboard and bought into it too early. The collector in me wants them all, but I can't buy all of them 48 characters is a lot of money, so I think after spending on most of the first wave I'll be more picky. As far as amiibo and smash go, I enjoy them, I picked up different tactics because of them good training tools. I am also building some kind of relationship with them, I care enough to name them after mythical characters based on their characteristics.



Ephidel commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:

I like the idea IMHO.
While not THE reason to purchase a Wii U, it certainly adds to its value. I also think that it's a sign of things to come.

Nintendo tends to be slow at accepting new technologies because it spends its time mastering what it currently has, limitation can bring creativity; they are content creators, entertainers, not necessarily a technology company such as Microsoft and Sony. Nintendo survives out of selling its content, with that said, as technology gets cheaper and more efficient they will inevitably gravitate towards a unified console/portable platform, and some sort of unified account system, given the rich videogame history.
Isn't the Wii U essentially a home DS?
What about its move to unify the portable and console divisions?
By esentially having portable titles in a home console, it sets the foundation for a central hub.

I also enjoyed the last attempt to play GBA games on my TV (Gameboy Player.)
Besides, as a gamer with multiple platforms, I'm always happy when the games come.