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Thu 29th October, 2009

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Folkloner commented on Feature: A Day With The Biggest StreetPass Gro...:

I'm the founder of StreetPass South Wales. We are small fry certainly but with the help of Nintendo and the wider community of founders here in the UK, we've been running since the early days of the 3DS.

We've moved from a handful of people standing outside a local GAME store clearing our StreetPass queues, to hosting larger events at dedicated venues featuring Wii U, 3DS and retro titles.

Growing up, getting to play 3 to 4 player N64 local multiplayer at my Dad's every Friday got me through a difficult period in my life and so getting to run a group where that happens every month, with a larger group of people is a great experience.



Folkloner commented on Video: This Harmless Exploit Will Help You Gra...:

@jedisquidward can't believe some people are in denial about this. Some people find it difficult to come by StreetPass hits and this exploit will no doubt help them but let's not pretend that this isn't exploiting a flaw in the system.

...or do you think Nintendo intentionally built this exploit in hoping people would use it to get as many puzzle pieces as they wanted from Special Mii's?
No, i didn't think so either.



Folkloner commented on Kirby and the Rainbow Paintbrush to Roll Into ...:

@cookiex Heard of it! Why i have it on pre-order! Heh. See this is why i shouldn't comment on anything first thing in the morning, as my brain clearly wasn't working. :)

On my walk to work i soon realized my error but i haven't been able to fix it until now. Thanks for keeping me honest nonetheless. :)



Folkloner commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Right to Take Its Ti...:

Great article, although one thing i feel you've failed to mention is effective communication of Nintendo's offering to Wii U / 3DS gamers that hardly ever or ignore the eShop completely.

Both systems have a Notifications app (why the 3DS one has a pop-up function, literally telling you what the Notification is without having to select the icon, but the Wii U doesn't is perplexing) but Nintendo does not use it in the most effective way.

They should push a Pop-Up Notification to both systems out every Thursday to explicitly communicate what's available on the eShop. Why oh why they don't do this is beyond me.

Likewise, why don't they issue a Miiverse Notification each Thursday with downloads info. Again, why they choose not just makes no sense.



Folkloner commented on Thor Aackerlund Set To Celebrate The 25th Anni...:

Thor is a genuine hero of mine. Not only for his legendary Tetris skills (the only person to reach Level 30 on NES Tetris) but as a person.

For any Tetris buffs out there, watch the documentary 'Ecstacy Of Order'. It's just great.



Folkloner commented on Interview: Nintendo's Damon Baker on the eShop...:

Baker's comments on the lack of the standard New 3DS Model in North America just confuse me. If Nintendo's reasoning was not to confuse potential new customers then wouldn't it have made more sense to inc. a Charger in the box since those are the people that don't own a prev. 3DS model.



Folkloner commented on Reaction: Satoru Iwata Holds Off on Major Anno...:

If Nintendo want people to buy more Virtual Console titles then why-oh-why do they not push weekly download info to the Notifications menu on the Wii U and 3DS.

Instead, they appear to only use that native advertising platform to promote their big titles.

This is dumb and a missed opportunity.

Secondly, most people would prefer to hear about what on Earth is going on with the N64/DS Wii U virtual console service.

Thirdly, could we please get more than a bare minimum of four virtual console titles a month on each respective system. I understand that Nintendo don't want V.C titles to cannabalize the sales of other V.C titles but this could be somewhat averted by releasing multiple titles spanning different genres each week.



Folkloner commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Director Teases...:

@StephenYap3 Sadly is right. The game will have been out several months by that point, the amount of players actually needing more 1Up's is growing less and less by the day.

If amiibo support for the other figs had been patched in from the launch of the game then a few 1Up's might have been useful.



Folkloner commented on Famitsu Article Reportedly Inks Out More Splat...:

The way the translation of the voice chat bit is written 'suggests' that voice chat may be reserved for friends only. We'll hopefully know for sure once the rest of the info from the 10 page Famitsu spread has been translated and posted.



Folkloner commented on Poll: As amiibo Expands and Evolves, Which Fea...:

I want more Smash Bros. style read/write functionality from amiibos, rather than having them as glorified unlocks for skins, content and items/abilities.

That was the interesting hook behind them in the first place and we've seen precious little of it.



Folkloner commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle to Make an Impact in ...:

@zool You not buying Smash U because Smash 3DS exists is a logical fallacy. You 'chose' to buy Smash 3DS and as a result of lack of funds or some sort of grudge, you now won't buy the Wii U version. There was a Smash 3DS Demo on the eShop, if you were worried it wouldn't be a good fit for the screen size, you should have tried it first.



Folkloner commented on Wii U System Update 5.3.0 Adds amiibo Settings:

@jboy1807 ...ummm no. I think it's perfectly reasonable to ask for an amiibo save data back up system/device so I shouldn't have to delete my Smash amiibo data to use the figure in a future read/write game.

I'm not asking for much, forcing a user into a position where they must decide to lose their save data, buy the same figure again, or a different one altogether is at best, inelegant and not consumer friendly, and at worst, a cynical money grab.

You should be calling Nintendo on their flawed system not making excuses for them.



Folkloner commented on Wii U System Update 5.3.0 Adds amiibo Settings:


(1) I understand why the amiibo figures can only hold a small amount of data but that's all the more reason to have produced a powered, physical amiibo backup device for long term storage of that data so you shouldn't 'have' too opt to delete it or not in the first place.

(2) You say you'll have to buy other dedicated amiibo to read/write to different games. If that's true then why did Nintendo say that to use the Smash amiibo (with save data on it) with a different read/write game then you'll have to erase the data already stored on it.

That alludes to at least the existence of or possibility that other read/write games will utilize the Smash amiibo figures.



Folkloner commented on Wii U System Update 5.3.0 Adds amiibo Settings:

@NintendoMan94 - Smash amiibo's will work with Hyrule Warriors, MK8 whether they have Smash data on them or not because in those games their just used to unlock features. If Nintendo decide to make dedicated Mario Kart figures that unlock more than just costumes then that's such an inelegant solution as you have then have multiple types of the same figures that do different things.

The way to do it would be to produce ONE amiibo per character and sell a powered 'amiibo backup device' separately so you can save data held on amiibo's for the long term - meaning you wouldn't

(a) Have to erase data on an amiibo to use it in anothr read AND write game
(b) Optionally produce additional dedicated amiibo figures for other games.

I know you aren't saying it but if anyone can say why the current set up is superior to the one i outlined above, i'd love to hear it.



Folkloner commented on Wii U System Update 5.3.0 Adds amiibo Settings:

Hearing the news that each amiibo can only read and write to ONE game at a time is just so depressing. Currently Smash Bros. Wii U is the only game this happens with, the others only use the figure to unlock stuff in-game but the scenario is that should another game with read/write amiibo functionality be released, you'd have to decide whether you ERASE your Smash amiibo data to use your figure in the other game.

Limits like this really sap my interest in the figures, can't we have a way to 'backup' amiibo save data at least? I don't see an option for it in the amiibo settings, how can Nintendo not realise it yet that people aren't going to be happy about having to delete their Smash amiibo fighter to use the figure in another read/write game.



Folkloner commented on Don't Touch Anything Red Close to Release, Hel...:

@Dawn-Shade Same here. I used Plex for awhile until I had a problem with it and couldn't get it working again.

PlayOn has less of quality in the presentation department in comparison and it's annoying that I have to cycle through the options to get back to the Folder that contains my Media but it works without issue (for me) and i'm happy with it.



Folkloner commented on Nintendo Confirms Appearance, With Wii U and 3...:

I can only make the Friday. Can anyone confirm that (1) Nintendo games will be available to play that day (B) NintendoUK will be active that day.

Need to know fairly urgently. Anyone want to be a lifesaver?

@dizzy_boy You just may be the person who can answer this for me, or at least tell me what has happened at previous events..