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Funbunz

Funbunz

Male, 38, United States

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Funbunz

#1

Funbunz commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

Such limited stock, exclusives to certain stores, online preorders-These things are problems for average consumers. The longer this goes on, the more evident it is that Nintendo doesn't care. They would rather produce too little than have left over stock, and as long as someone buys it they don't care who it is. They can talk all they like about rewarding customer loyalty, but in the end, those are just hollow words. Time for action, Nintendo! Do SOMETHING to address these problems, or you will lose more customers.
I've given up on preorders myself. I'm sick of getting my hopes up just to be disappointed everytime a new "limited edition" comes out.

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#2

Funbunz commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

@DGGames, I really think you are on to something there. It's starting to look like Nintendo is going to do all of the shady things that some other game companies do. It's a shame, because one of the best reasons to be a Nintendo customer was that they didn't pull this kind of poop. Between their product stock issues, strange console decisions and now even games with micro transactions, I'm kind of worried about the direction they are headed.

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#3

Funbunz commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

@daveh30, I might be less vocal about this if I believed this was just a cost cutting decision. If it were, North America wouldn't be the only territory to be skipped. My belief is that it's primarily because the US is way more likely to buy a new new xl (see what a bad name "new" is, Nintendo?) every time they make a new special edition. Would they rather sell a new unit for $200, or faceplates for $20? Not hard to see which they would prefer.
And is that simply cutting costs? No, that is milking consumers.

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#4

Funbunz commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

@Yoshis95 I know, right? Just because they are happy with their xl, some people think they have the right to tell me what I like. Nobody can tell me what I will like (except maybe my wife,) not Nintendo, and certainly not random internet Nintendo fans. I think system comfort, whether in pocket or hand, is a very important consideration on a piece of portable tech that will log many hundreds of hours of gameplay.

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#6

Funbunz commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

I'm getting pretty sick of people telling me how well the 3ds xl should fit in my pocket. My pockets are my business, right? I don't need to hear from anyone how I should get to carry my 3ds. Yes, I can cram an xl in my pocket. It's uncomfortable and I feel like I'm going to break it if I crouch down. Also stop telling me I should enjoy the blown up display. Thanks.

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#7

Funbunz commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

This whole thing is silly, there are no acceptable reasons why the smaller version is not being released in the US. Can't they at least sell it online? Get with the times, Nintendo. I would love to order one online. I hate going in the games department in most stores. It's a convoluted mess with so many systems, out of stock games, and now half the space is taken up by gaming toys anyway.

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#11

Funbunz commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

@Syrek24 I think most of us who are complaining here are doing so because these comments are under an interview by a marketing guy at Nintendo, and there is some small hope that someone at Nintendo may look through the comments. I don't think that's so unrealistic. That's why I'm complaining here. I know, first world problems, right?
Any article having anything to do with New 3ds is going to be fiiled with people venting in the comments. If all of this "whining" bothers you so much, I suggest you avoid this site. After all, aren't there better things to do in life besides get upset and be a sad, pathetic whiner in a video game news forum?

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#12

Funbunz commented on Nintendo to Introduce Free Software With NES a...:

We buy the lion's share of Amiibos, yet won't get the 3ds faceplates. Why are you trying so hard to fail, Nintendo? By the way, most of the stuff on VC is still way too much money in my opinion. Short demos won't make me anymore likely to plunk down $5 for old garbage like Urban Champion.

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#15

Funbunz commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

@Mk_II I might be mistaken since I've never had a chance to visit the UK, but it seems this site has had plenty of articles about shelf space and stores discontinuing Nintendo systems there. But they got both sizes, so I'm not convinced that reason is very valid.

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#16

Funbunz commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

Oh, so now they're interested in sending a "clear differentiation" for consumers? Maybe they should have done a better job naming their systems instead of assuming that people in the US are too stupid to figure out more than one new 3Ds size. I will read the rest of that interview, but this guy is rubbing me the wrong way.
"Huehuehue, yeah, we know this move will really irritate some of our core fans. Those plates are super cool, but they can't have 'em. Surprised if they can figure out how to open the box and even determine which is the top screen. (Laughs)"

I sure wish I was playing a fun new Monster Hunter 4 on my fun new white regular size 3ds. But all I hear is Nintendo saying that they don't want my money.

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#17

Funbunz commented on Review: Blaster Master (Wii U eShop / NES):

One of my greatest gaming accomplishments as a kid was beating this game. What a challenge, I doubt I could do it now. I think the review score is too low. For the NES, this game had great graphics and one of my favorite soundtracks ever. I get those tunes stuck in my head all over again just by reading a review.

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#18

Funbunz commented on Rumour: Rayman Could be Planned as DLC in Supe...:

@Mega719 I suppose you and I may have a difference of opinion on what constitutes shovelware. For me, it's any game that has it's redeeming qualities too overshadowed by it's flaws. Poor graphics, bad gameplay, strange or ugly art design, stuff that looks rushed and/or is a buggy mess - I won't waste my time or money on it. And I never meant to imply that all of Ubi's games are bad. Zombie U and Rayman were fine. Child of Light looks pretty cool, too. I'd probably buy that game if I weren't boycotting Ubisoft!

I was mostly referring to the recent info about the unreleased Know Your Friends, and any pet sim with "Z" at the end of the title. I also include as shovelware most dancing, party, and/or fitness games. Ubi churns these out quite frequently. And while those might not be shovelware in your book, they certainly are in mine. Also, I believe that a late, gimped, overpriced and inferior port of a previously released game should be considered as shovelware since you can easily buy the better version.

Secondly, I must respectfully disagree with your stance on whether or not a character should be included based on the company who owns the character. Smash is a very high profile place to have your character showcased. How many people have you played Smash with who had never heard of Fire Emblem or Xenoblade? Heck, my own kids had no idea who Duck Hunt was, and they were excited to try that game. ("Dad, this game kinda sucks...") Yeah, it kind of does, now. But back in my day...

Anyway, my point is that Nintendo has absolutely no reason to include anyone who is not a good business partner, and they typically don't. Otherwise, what happened to Solid Snake? Didn't Nintendo and Konami's relationship cool off a few years ago, like right after the mess that was the 3ds launch? I don't see any characters from EA. Or Square Enix. Lots of big names from big companies have always been MIA. Where is Simon Belmont? What about characters from Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy? I think a Moogle would be an awesome fighter! Sephiroth could be fun, too. But it's just not in Nintendo's interests to make that happen, whether we like it or not.

There are plenty of fighters not included, and many of them would be much better than Rayman anyway. But you can look on the bright side- maybe Nintendo will throw Rayman in, Ubi will be super happy, and then eventually you can get Watchdogs 2 at some point after all the other platforms have had it. You'll have to let me know if it's good, because I will probably still be boycotting Ubisoft.

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#21

Funbunz commented on Poll: Are You An Early Adopter With The New Ni...:

Nintendo: "People seem to really want Xenoblade. I know, lets release it again and require new hardware! Nah, wait, just requiring new hardware isn't enough of a jerk move- let's also limit stock and choices of the new hardware. Ooh, ooh! Icing on the cake- We can start releasing other Wii games just before hand for $10! But not Xenoblade! Just games everyone probably already bought once. Because that's how we like to treat our most loyal customers! Mwa ha ha!"

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#23

Funbunz commented on Ubisoft's Unreleased and Finished Wii U Game H...:

I'm glad this was posted, I occasionally need a reminder of why I hate Ubisoft so much. I was SO close to a Wii U download of Child of Light while it was on sale, even if it meant none of the DLC options to go with it. The thing that makes me the most irritated about Ubi is their attitude towards Wii U gamers, they are essentially blaming us for their failure. No Ubi! We are just consumers, sell us a product we want, when we want it- not inferior, late gimped ports. Your failure is all on you, and judging by this game, it's no real loss to Wii U gamers.

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#24

Funbunz commented on New 3DS HOME Themes Confirmed for Majora's Mas...:

I will buy all the themes, and MH4 and Majora's Mask, in a big frenzy of overspending my game budget, when I buy my new white standard size 3ds with the colored buttons! Oh, that's right. I live in the US. So I guess I will play games that I already bought. MM on the wii, MH3 on my old 3ds, and keep my money in my wallet. Too bad, Nintendo.

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#25

Funbunz commented on Live-Action Netflix Series For The Legend of Z...:

I'm guessing comparing it to Game of Thrones is just mostly name dropping. They'd like It to be as successful as Game of Thrones. If Nintendo has opinions on the precise way that Bowser holds a teacup in Wreck it Ralph, I highly doubt they would ever let anybody get too experimental with something based on Zelda.
Still, I just can't see this ending well. Probably because nearly every movie or show ever that was based on a videogame has been pretty terrible. And if it does somehow work out, how about a Metroid show next? They can compare it to Dr. Who to get people excited and/or riled up...

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#26

Funbunz commented on Satoru Iwata Reiterates Plans for Quality of L...:

@IceClimbers I realize that this is not a standard videogame type peripheral, but to me it makes no difference. In my opinion, Nintendo has a pretty shoddy record with anything that isn't a game or the hardware to play it on. Recent struggles with Amiibo and Gamecube adapters definitely won't help to sway my opinion about this. And I know, that's a stock issue and not necessarily a problem with future support or usefulness. It's still a problem, though.
I hope they will surprise me, and I am really interested to learn all about why I might want their QOL device. I just think Nintendo's track record justifies a healthy dose of scepticism about this.

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#27

Funbunz commented on Satoru Iwata Reiterates Plans for Quality of L...:

My concern is just how little follow up Nintendo ever does with peripherals. Is this going to end like so many other things they've made over the years that never got enough support? Circle Pad Pro, Balance Board, Superscope 6, SNES mouse, etc, all the way back to the NES zapper. I get tired of getting burned by that stuff.

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#28

Funbunz commented on Fry's Electronics Cancels Some New Nintendo 3D...:

Yeah, "limited edition" used to mean that Nintendo's stuff just wouldn't be on the shelf forever. Now it means you won't be able to buy one at all. I'm so irritated at the way they are handling the new 3ds launch. No standard model, a limited edition that no one can even get... Video games are supposed to be a fun diversion, not a frustrating lesson about economics. I'm really curious about the total number of Majora's Mask 3ds's that there will be, so I know if I should place more blame on scalpers or Nintendo.

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#29

Funbunz commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

I wish they were upscaling the graphics. No way am I rebuying wii games, so far I already have everything announced for NA. And I don't get this move by Nintendo. Were people asking for this? I would way rather have some SNES on 3ds and Ds/gamecube for wii u.

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#30

Funbunz commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

Well, another disappointing anouncement. Nintendo is really on a roll this month. I was actually about to cash in all my coins and give up since the rewards have been either crap or unavailable (still bitter about XL charging cradle!) because I'm tired of checking the new rewards every month just to be let down. A program to reward loyal fans shouldn't be a small selection of games that those fans have already likely purchased several times over the last 25 years.
And those hoping for something better to replace Club Nintendo, or an actual unified account? Prepare to be sad.

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#35

Funbunz commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

@JaxonH you're absolutely right about the fact that no matter what Nintendo does, people complain. I get tired of reading complaints, too. But this time it affects ME! Rage White standard Rage fury. Lol, I will quit complaining now and move on with my life. Thanks!

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#36

Funbunz commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

@JaxonH even if only 10% of us would choose the standard version, that's still a huge number of sales. How many new 3ds XLs will be sold in the states? A million, 2 million? I have no idea, but I know 10% of that is going to be many thousands of lost sales. It doesn't makes sense to me, Nintendo is just walking away from their customers.

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#37

Funbunz commented on Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?:

I know I keep complaining about this, but I'm hoping Nintendo may pay attention to complaints. I want the white standard! And it better have the colored buttons! I have the cash. They make the unit. I don't understand why they don't want my money.

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#39

Funbunz commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

Assuming that the XL model has been a bigger seller than the standard, and I do like my XL better than my old black one. But the new standard is bigger! I think it's the right size- screens large enough to see, but still small enough to fit in a picket easily. And I'm tired of seeing posts about "Lolz the xl fits in my pocket LOL buy bigger pants."
That's not even the point. It's unfair to show us a product, get people excited, and then pull the rug out from under us on reveal day. If they really think it won't sell here, or that stocking plates will be an issue, why can't they just offer it online?
If I can buy old game manuals and Wii remotes online from Nintendo, why can't they sell me that white, colored button 3ds?

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#40

Funbunz commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

I'm so annoyed at Nintendo! First, I finally upgraded to an XL a while back. Acually just a few days before they announced the Link Between Worlds 3Ds. But I'm not still bitter about that...
Then I see that awesome white Japnese model with those magic buttons. I just knew it would be mine! But no, Nintendo pulled yet another duck move.
And just to rub salt in the wound, the Majora's Mask version apparently has such limited stock that it was gone before my rage could subside and I had a chance to consider if I even wanted one. So I guess I should be thankful as I am trying to save my money, and Nintendo's Direct today has made that much easier. Now I can keep my worn out Pink XL, and I won't have to buy yet another copy of Xenoblade since I won't be able to play it.
And really, why should I buy Majora's Mask again anyway? I've bought that twice already, on N64 and Wii.
Not even Monster Hunter 4 can cheer me up now.

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#41

Funbunz commented on Video: Does Super Mario Galaxy 2 On Wii U Offe...:

@BensonUii You are assuming you will have access to the previous generation eshop. If they remain seperate as they have been, there are no guarantees that the new console will have access to the wii or wii u shop. Or that they won't charge you a couple more dollars for the convenience of having it on the new system, like they've done with Wii U currently. I think I will just keep my old Wii discs as I'm pretty sick of buying the same games over and over again.

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#42

Funbunz commented on Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Sl...:

Pass. I was disappointed enough with Battle Trozei to keep me from wasting time on this. I have played many Pokemon spinoffs, and the only one I really enjoyed was Pokemon Snap. How about a new version of that, building on how Pokemon Dream Radar worked? Nevermind, Nintendo has really shown today that they don't want my cash. WHERE IS MY STANDARD SIZE WHITE NEW 3DS WITH FAMICOM BUTTONS!??!

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#45

Funbunz commented on Nintendo eShop Cards Are 10% Off at Best Buy T...:

Not enough of a discount to get me to shop there. And a sales tax question for you folks in sales tax states: if you change your 3ds's settings to a non tax state, theoretically of course, can you then use the eshop cards and avoid the tax? Just curious, cuz I live in Oregon and the cards are always good for face value here anyway. I'm certainly not suggesting that anyone should try something unethical like avoiding a tax, I was just curious if it would work that way.

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#48

Funbunz commented on Rumour: Red New Nintendo 3DS XL With 13th Febr...:

But I don't want a red one, boo hoo hoo. I want a white regular with colored buttons and a cool Majora's Mask faceplate. It can have the moon in silver or gold on it, or the outline of Majora's Mask would be ok too. Pretty please? And a charging cradle! C'mon, Nintendo.

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#49

Funbunz commented on Fresh Batch of New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Ema...:

What about North America? Special editions are really nice, but at this point I would be pretty happy just to have a release date. I'm also still waiting for that Flipnote on 3Ds! The website still has release as TBD, so there's still hope. Right? Right?