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Female, 19, Canada

Been gaming since I was a toddler with my dad's NES. I am an avid reader, writer and critic. I work at a busy local restaurant, and I'm confused about where my life is going. You?

Sun 1st December, 2013

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Gamecubed commented on Review: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (3DS):

I'm getting this. It reminds me a bit of XCOM.
I hope everyone who complains about Nintendo not making new IPs will shut up and put their money where their mouth is and support this.



Gamecubed commented on Poll: Which 2015 Nintendo Blockbusters Should ...:

I'm really yet to even see the point of Amiibos. Aside from a couple of costumes or something, it really adds nothing.
How could you tastefully include them into something like Zelda Wii U?

Nintendo needs to make a game specifically for the Amiibos, because shoehorning them into every major release just so you can have a couple of costumes or upgrades just seems like glorified and completely unnecessary DLC.



Gamecubed commented on Harmonix Explains Why Rock Band 4 Isn’t Comi...:

Because begging for games has clearly worked out so far for us.

I remember when this came out along with Guitar Hero and they were like the biggest things to ever be created at that time. People shelling out ridiculous amounts of money for fake instruments. You could buy a real (lower end) beginner guitar for $200, and learn to play for real.



Gamecubed commented on More Zelda and Mario-styled Games Coming to Ta...:

I'd get the Yahtzee, but my issue is that I don't know anybody who wants to play board games. And if they do want to play board games, they probably aren't gamers. This is why I didn't buy the Mass Effect edition Risk or the Zelda Monopoly or the Mario Chess or anything else that's come out. No one to play them with.



Gamecubed commented on Nintendo Pitched For The Media Rights To Harry...:

Ironically, the first three Harry Potter games are very Zelda-ish, and they're the best games in the whole series because of it. Being a Zelda fan, that's probably why I like them so much to this very day. And then Goblet of Fire came along and screwed it all up.

Potter would have been a good fit for the Nintendo catalog game wise. I'm sure the games would have been amazing, but the films..... erm.... it was best that JK Rowling signed with Warner Bros.



Gamecubed commented on Rumour: A Planned 2.5D Metroid Title For 3DS G...:

2.5D Metroid on handheld and a Prime-style first person game on console is what we need.
2012 was two years after Other M, and Nintendo was probably still reeling from that title (the gameplay wasn't bad, but the story and the ridiculously long cut scenes killed it for me).

All I know is that we're getting Star Fox this year, and that gives hope to Metroid and F-Zero (seriously, they don't have to innovate on F-Zero, just put out a 2015 version of GX with some online and most of us will be satisfied)



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

Lacking chat for a strongly team-based multiplayer is a little.... perplexing. But I understand Nintendo probably wants to avoid the nonsense that is the COD/Halo chat.

I don't use chat when I play online, I like having chaos without reason. But some people will be turned off by this.



Gamecubed commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

It's surreal to think that this is actually coming out next week. After all the campaigning and the rumours and waiting for an official announcement. It's FINALLY here.

It's not my favourite Zelda (it was when I was younger), but I'll be getting this with the N3DS XL nonetheless.



Gamecubed commented on Three New LEGO Games Heading for Nintendo Hard...:

Last Lego games I played were the Harry Potter ones (which I greatly enjoyed as I'm a huge HP fan). Been thinking about getting Lego Batman 2 or 3. Not a huge Jurassic Park or Avengers fan, so I'll probably skip these.
I think the only Lego would absolutely buy at this point would be Lego Disney or Lego Dragon Ball something lol.



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

I'm surprised.
Guess I'll put all my stockpiled coin codes on there now if they aren't going to use them in this alternative rewards program they're planning. I've started using Disney Movie Rewards, and I started comparing the two... DMR is awesome, CN... no so much.

Regarding platinum/gold status rewards (in North America anyway), the official message says that it will be available from April 1-30 and it'll be downloadable titles for 3DS and Wii U.



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

$229.99 in Canada. Went to EB Games after work and inquired about the Majora's Mask edition, they said they sold out in an hour.

Probably for the better I get the standard black version. I'd be less likely to want to take a special edition with me anywhere. I'll probably go through Amazon and use the gift cards I got for Christmas.



Gamecubed commented on GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U Stock on...:

Probably a bit of both.
Somebody in some warehouse somewhere probably said "Hey look, we found one skid of those adapters back in the corner!" and that was the end of that. Though I do hope there was at least some kind of "one per household" limit to ward off the scalpers... but there probably wasn't.



Gamecubed commented on Play-Asia is Taking Orders on This Multitap Ma...:

I'm trying to hold on to the hope that Nintendo will make more... but I may be tempted to get this.
I just got Smash a few days ago, and I'm adapting well to the Pro Controller... but I only have one Pro, and my friends dislike the wiimote/nunchuck set up and classic controller. I found the gamepad to be quite clunky for a game like this as well. So when I have them over, this would be handy since I do have four GC controllers sitting in my cupboard.



Gamecubed commented on New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Editions Already I...:

I haven't upgraded my 3DS to the 3DS XL yet because I know this thing is coming at some point in time... we just don't know when. I hardly play my 3DS because I can't stand that tiny screen anymore.
New 3DS XL, that's what I'm getting... whenever they decide to give us a release date. But I feel like this indicates that a European release is on the near horizon. And then the rest of us here in North America will sit and twiddle our thumbs for another three months or so.



Gamecubed commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms Playable Star Fox fo...:

So basically "no F-Zero but we're now open to the idea".
Better than where we were last year, I suppose. The fact that they're doing Star Fox has renewed my hope for F-Zero.

I think with Nintendo really being the only one supporting the Wii U in 2015 and possibly onward, they need to open up their catalog and see what they can do to add variety.
It's pretty much assumed that Metroid will happen on Wii U, it's just a question of when and who will do it (though I'd like to believe Retro is working on "Prime 4" right now and someone else is doing a 3DS game). Star Fox is in development. It's just F-Zero that's still up in the air.

GX is one of my favourite games of all time, and it still looks pretty good. Even if they did F-Zero GX HD with the content from AX included, I'd be happy.



Gamecubed commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed ...:

I seriously doubt we'll see anything new hardware wise any time soon. Throwing out a new system is not the answer to their problems, and they know that. So I think they'll ride the Wii U out for another three years and hopefully they've learned some hard lessons through all of this.

What do I want to see happen?
Off the top of my head... Good VC support, a larger hard drive, get rid of region locking, have the same amount of horsepower as the other guys so third parties can put their games on the system (but don't play catch up to the previous generation, top it so it can compete), make anything gimmicky completely optional, drop the Wii brand and have a true account system.
Oh and, they should try to advertise/bundle WITH third parties. And they need to give NoA and NoE more freedom.

I feel like most people have similar wishlists.



Gamecubed commented on Guide: The Hottest Boxing Day 2014 Deals for W...:

Canada has Boxing Day too.
So if any of our NL American friends feel like it, they can always check out some of the Canadian sites (ie., Future Shop, Best Buy) if they're interested.
Though the customs duties may put you off.



Gamecubed commented on Eternal Darkness Trademark Renewal Increases H...:

I always wondered why Nintendo never got behind Shadow of the Eternals. Maybe that's what this is? If Bayonetta 2 and Devil's Third are any indicator, perhaps Nintendo has picked it up and decided to finish it? One can only dream. It would certainly add some diversity to the Wii U's library... and we all know that because of the lack of third parties, Nintendo has to find a way to fill those gaps.

Or maybe they intend to bring GC games to the VC?



Gamecubed commented on UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Fac...:

Reading some of the comments about how stores in the UK only have a small section for Nintendo sounds familiar. In my area here in Canada, Nintendo only commands a very small portion in the video game sections of stores like Walmart. Even in something like Gamestop/EB Games, I find the Nintendo stuff is kind of back in the corner while they have Xbox and PS front and centre.
Maybe this is just my area though? I don't know. But the Wii U selection is always very limited wherever I go.... so I just buy all my stuff on Amazon nowadays to avoid wasting my time. I've only seen a handful of ads on TV for Nintendo as well. Xbox and PS4 are advertised like crazy on almost every station.

You can't blame the folks over in the UK, nor can you really blame the retailers for not stocking what doesn't turn a profit. Nintendo dropped the ball with the Wii U. Marketing has generally been poor everywhere, and the name is horrible. They also failed to realize that third party games need to be there in order to fill the gaps between major first party releases. People underestimate the selling power things like sports games. There are people who buy the new Fifa/NHL/Madden/whatever every single year. The average person will probably not buy more than one game system, so if you can't get the new Fifa/NHL/Madden on the Wii U, that's a drawback.



Gamecubed commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U St...:

Zelda Wii U (I hope it has an official subtitle soon), Star Fox, Majora's Mask 3D, Uncharted 4, Arkham Knight, Bloodborne, No Man's Sky, Witcher 3, Halo 5 and Rise of the Tomb Raider.... 2015 is looking really good right now.



Gamecubed commented on Masahiro Sakurai Admits That Super Smash Bros....:

I wouldn't blame him for wanting to step down from the series. Obviously, it's a ton of work and stress, but also I imagine Sakurai doesn't want to keep doing the same series and wants to do other things (maybe even go out on his own). I think that's human nature.
Nonetheless, I hope he has a nice, long vacation. Thank you for all that you do.



Gamecubed commented on Latest Sales Data For Pokémon Omega Ruby & Al...:

I'm pretty much in that bracket of the original Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald and Melee customers , so yeah, I'm not surprised.
Though I absolutely hated Pokemon Black/White, I liked X/Y and I'm enjoying Alpha Sapphire.

I also feel like Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon was another attempt by Nintendo to get the GBA/GC crowds to come back around (it worked on me).