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Thu 29th October, 2009

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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..



Folkloner commented on Airtight Games Feels That Murdered: Soul Suspe...:

Another example of dev's being economical (excuse the pun) with the truth. The only reason to not bring it to Wii U is profit margins. Why can't they just say

"the user base is too small and we don't think we'll make enough money off of it to justify the cost of development"

That's fine, just say that instead of the confusing nonsense they often come out with.



Folkloner commented on Weapon Shop de Omasse to Complete Guild 01 Col...:

Already own Friday Monsters and Starship Damrey, the latter of which was disappointing. Picked up Liberation Maiden right after the N.Direct broadcast. I know it'll be short and sweet but you can't go wrong at these prices.



Folkloner commented on Nintendo Download: 30th January (Europe):

I know it is January, a typically slow month, but Nintendo's promise that there would not be a Software drought in 2014 really rings hollow when they can't even get anything out on the digital side, let alone retail.

Chibi Robo: Photo Finder is already out in the states, it's ready to go Nintendo, why oh why can't you slot that in this week. Crazy, just crazy.



Folkloner commented on Video: Xbox One vs. Nintendo 64:

Well i'm convinced. :) I seriously would purchase a brand new N64 over an XBone right now, simply because it's got so many more games I want to play. Call me when XBone has a Road Rash 64 equivalent ( the forgotten N64 Multiplayer classic!)