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GiSWiG commented on Don't Hold Your Breath On Those Marth amiibo R...:
I WANT SHULK!
GiSWiG commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct Confirm...:
Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii is over 6GB. This game will be pushing the capacity of the physical media. Makes me think about actually getting it via download but it will take a while but read access might help. To put in into perspective, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze is over 11GB. With the price of memory cards being what they are today, maybe consoles should consider using cartridges again? Dual-layer and triple layer Blu-Rays are almost more expensive.
GiSWiG commented on Planning On Downloading Xenoblade Chronicles 3...:
I have two Wiis, one is hacked and my Wii U. I play this game on the Wii U but I don't want my son to ruin a game that could cost me $100 to replace. I copied it to a flash drive on the hacked Wii and it is about 6.5GB. I can only assume that the 3DS will be about the same size if not larger. Moral of my story? Get the biggest memory card you can, no less than 64GB and get a Class10 while you're at it. You can get them on the internet for way less than they cost at a retail store. Be sure to read the reviews thoroughly. Even though I ordered a card that was rated over 4 stars, almost all the reviews in the last year show the cards either DOA or died shortly after getting them. I actually had both happen.
GiSWiG commented on Review: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D (New Nintendo ...:
The Wii version averages about $75 for auction sales and $90-$100 for Buy-It-Now sales and that is totally worth it. This game deserves a big screen but I can see that this would still be great on an XL version of a 3DS. I do have a New 3DS XL but I don't see myself getting this game for it. I seriously doubt that there will be a Wii U re-release of this game or even a Virtual Console version like they did with Mario Galaxy. I would still like to check it out if they load it on the Gamestop demo 3DSes.
GiSWiG commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:
I hope Eiji Aonuma can read this:Finish Zelda Wii U and then announce when you will release it. Make it great! From the time you finish it to the time you release it, make sure to create enough special bundles we all can enjoy and not just the first five who pre-ordered it. Make it worth keeping and not worth scalping on ebay.
GiSWiG commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Visuals Stand U...:
Overall, not a bad transition. I hope they redo Xenoblade Chronicles for the Wii U with updated textures. Maybe they could release both together like they did with Bayoneta 2.
GiSWiG commented on GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U Stock on...:
I think people just need to drop the GameCube controller and move on. The GameCube and it's controller are approaching their 14th anniversary. Let it go. There are great games for the GameCube so I'm not saying get rid of your systems (you'll eventually regret it if you do). I can play GC on my two Wii's and a barely used GameCube, 2 hours, if that (got a whole new GameCube system clearanced for $25 at Target when I actually went in to get just a controller).
If you just must have a GC controller for the Wii U, a 3rd party company could step up and make a Wii U contoller in the shape of a GameCube controller. There is obviously demand for it. There is also at least one company that has made a Classic controller in the shape of a GameCube controller. Why not give that a try.
The Wii U Gamepad Pro works just fine but If I come across the adapter in the store, I'll pick one up for $20 or so. If there still going for outrageous prices on ebay, I'll pick up more and sell them there. I'm sure that they will eventually go down in price, just be patient. When the Wii came out, GC controllers sky rocketed, hitting sometimes $100 for the platinum WaveBirds and $50 for used wired controllers. At the time, I was lucky enough to pick up 3 used ones at GameStop that were in great shape for $18 a piece. I was able to pick up two new wired ones too. One is still in the original package. Eventually, the GC controllers went to normal prices and it really didn't take long.
GiSWiG commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:
@WaLzgi No, I understand the whole pre-order/shortage but the fact that you can only get it at TRU? That I hate. And if it were true that the whole mess was caused by a glitch, more reason to get Lucario elsewhere.
GOOD! (Sorry for you guys having your orders canceled). I'm tired of store exclusives. I have no problem with a special TRU only Lucario pack but I should be able to get Lucario at Gamestop. TRU is an hour away from me but I got two Gamestops within 10 minutes (one from work, one from home.)
GiSWiG commented on Miyamoto: We Are Working On Ideas For The Next...:
Ok, I say this all the time... NINTENDO! MAKE YOUR NEW SYSTEM COMPATIBLE WITH OTHER SYSTEMS' GAMES! If you come out with another, mostly first-party system using a completely different architecture than the other systems, I'm done with you. I want to play the games other systems have. And you better make sure the Wii U Gamepad and Gamepad Pro work with the new system. Updated Wiimotes would be awesome too cause they are great with first person shooters.
@Jazzer94 I remember talk of what is now the Wii, several years before it's release and it was referred to as 'Revolution' while the GameCube was still going strong.
GiSWiG commented on Mortal Kombat X Announced, Platform Details Sk...:
Wii U is really starting to suck. Everyone else gets the good stuff. I love Link and Samus and Mario Kart 8 + Pikman 3 freebie was great and SSB will be awesome, but after the first few months of getting Assasins Creed, Batman, CoD, etc. Wii U is not getting much. Look at the upcoming list. The only third party game I see is Xenoblade X.
Nintendo, your next console better crush Sony or Microsoft. If not, then I'll just wait a few years after that and get your next console cheap and any games I wanted from ebay.
GiSWiG commented on Mass Market Price And Mario Kart 8 Will Revers...:
I've got Mario Kart 8 on pre-order. I'll be getting it tomorrow. Other than it being a great game to play with my kids, you can get the download codes for Pikman 3, Windwaker HD, Super Mario Bros. U and some other game that a lot of people could care less about it. I'm getting Pikman 3 because I have Mario Bros. U and I just played Windwaker about 2 years ago. It's too soon and I don't see a whole lot of difference. SSB is definately next.
GiSWiG commented on Review: Hello Kitty Kruisers (Wii U):
@SanderEvers I would! It's nice to have a spare blue game case just in case I need to replace one.
GiSWiG commented on Reggie Fils-Aime: Petitions Don't Affect Ninte...:
I do think games like Xenoblade, Last Story and Pandora's Tower were experiments. Each was released in Japan +/- 2 years before it came to the US and still months to a year after their European release, in English. Pandora's Tower didn't come to the US just a few days after a year being in Europe and Australia in English. There might be some weight behind the petition theory, but I think Nintendo/Monolith wanted to see how it would sell on the Wii. Lo and behold, a new Xenoblade will be released for the Wii-U in the US. Xenoblade Chronicles might even appear as a digital download. I don't think it was only the petition or the retail sales but the fact that people were selling and BUYING XC on ebay for over $100. It has settled to around $50 but even $50 for a used game means the demand is there. As far as the other two, maybe just a test to see how well JRPG will do in the US.
@AltDotNerd Do you realize that it can take years to develop a good game? You really want to pay to pre-order something that MAY come out the end of next year or the beginning of the next. And keyword, MAY! And if the project is scrapped halfway through, do you get your money back? No, and you shouldn't. That money went to the development process which cost lots of money. Good developers, graphic artists, musicians, etc. don't come cheap and they won't want to get paid only if the game releases.
GiSWiG commented on Soapbox: Even With The Arrival Of PS4 And Xbox...:
@Dreamcaster-X ...If I was single w/o kids...
Nintendo needs to work on advertising with major releases. There are game commercials that have that familiar beep and logo of the PS4 and XBOX but some of those same games are on the Wii-U. How many people realize that Call of Duty: Ghosts and Assassin's Creed is available on the Wii-U? People see these games and immediately think PS and XBOX, and even me. I didn't realize until weeks later that CoD: Ghosts was available for the Wii-U because it seems more of a PS/XBOX thing. The Wii-U is changing that but more advertising needs done.
Final Fantasy needs to come to the Wii U. Xenoblade will entice many but more JRPGs need to come out for the Wii U. It wasn't until the end of the Wii that some really great JRPGs came out and some had poor sales because of it. I hope that does not happen with the Wii U.
GiSWiG commented on Rating For NES Remix Issued By Australian Clas...:
River City Ransom HD!
Oh, and enough of the 'anything not HD, sucks' attitude.
If this will be a remix, then original unmodified versions of some of the best NES games would be cool. And to all you who dis Nintendo bringing back old games and focus on new games, they are doing both. I have about 20 Nintendo franchise titles in my collection of Wii games (got kids). If you take a look from a business stance, re-releasing good old games makes sense. Old NES games won't be hard to port to new systems and there is demand for the retro games from the NES, SNES and N64. Look at all the 95%-100% working emulators out there that are still being made/updated for PC, MAC, linux, iOS, Android, XBOX (original), GameCube and even the Wii! (I'm sure there are others) Also, a large population of gamers first PLAYED on the NES, SNES, SMS, Genesis, etc. I had my NES at 12yrs old; I'm 37. Castlevania 3 is just as good now as it was then. I just finished the 1st Zelda (look at my avatar). I do still like the new stuff. I'm half-way through Last Story and I'm reserving the next six months for Xenoblade Chronicles. I don't have a Wii-U yet but I might buy the Xenoblade before I get a Wii U.
GiSWiG commented on GameStop Accused of Re-Printing Xenoblade Chro...:
Yes, this post is quite old but I finally got a darn new looking used copy at GS for $44.99 + tax. I got my usual GS promo email but the 'Recommended for you' section had Xenoblade Chronicles case pic with $49.99 under it. If I clicked on it, it brought me to the GS website and it showed as $69.99. I printed a copy of the email showing it at $49.99, took it to my local GameStop which is ran by a good manager, and because of the printout, they overrode the price to $49.99 and applied my Power Rewards. Before tax, it was $44.99. If you happen to get that same email, just a few days before the date of this post, then give this a try! Also, if you check out ebay, copies are going closer to the $50-$60 range instead of the $80-$100 range with free shipping.
GiSWiG commented on Nintendo Releases Handy Wii U Comparison Chart:
@XCWarrior That darn Grey's Anatomy...
GiSWiG commented on Mamma Mia! The Mario & Luigi Wii U Bundle Is S...:
Well, looks like I'll hold out a little longer cause it looks like this set is worth it. I just beat Wind Waker just over a year ago (never had a GameCube) so the Wind Waker HD edition just didn't do it for me. Maybe I'll pick it up in a few years. Just having a blast with my three nephews last week on SMB Wii, I'll go for this combo for sure. Looks like I will have to wait. I've actually been collecting a few Wii games that I've gotten at great prices but haven't played. And I don't know why but I have yet to really play Skyward Sword and I got it when it first came out to get the gold wiimote. Its been two years now.
GiSWiG commented on Nintendo's $30.2 Million 3DS Patent Infringeme...:
Sometimes there is only one way to do things and both Nintendo and this guy are probably using very similar methods that they could almost be identical. A good explanation can be found by googling 'how 3ds 3d screen works' and look at the crave.cnet one (3rd one down). Basically, you block vertical lines of pixels from being seen by both eyes at the same angle. It comes down to how your eyes give you depth perception but they are doing it on a flat surface. If you think about it, it is the same technology that thoes the 3D stickers use with the ridges (not the foil ones) but Nintendo figured out how to do it with dynamic images (i.e. video). So can manufactures of thoes 3D stickers sue Nintendo?
GiSWiG commented on The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD:
The Windwaker is an awesome game but I wouldn't go HD. It's cell-shaded. It's cartoonie. It uses simple textures. Shadows are solid color, not gradient. To me, it looks like some HD and redesigned textures with crisper lines. Green is green in SD and HD. But one thing that looks great is the widescreen. I played it in 4x3 on the Wii when it first came out. It would have been awesome in widescreen.Twilight Princess is one I would go HD with. The landscape would be quite lovely.... but maybe it is too soon?If there is one Zelda that would be worth a revamp is Zelda II. Nintendo owes it to Link for making him look so odd in sidescrolling!