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HAL9000

HAL9000

I am afraid I can't do that Dave.

Male, 37, United States

7th/8th grade STEM teacher (computers, robotics). Nintendo gamer since NES.

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Sat 6th July, 2013

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HAL9000

#2

HAL9000 commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

I am backing hex heroes (gosh I want this game to succeed - it looks so cool and is exactly what Wii U was intended for), twisted fusion, and the Nureo music project.

This is much more exciting than generic 3rd party titles (oh look... we are making a shooter... the exact same as last years version... but better-er). Too bad EA - I am giving my money to little guys who actually care about games!

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#5

HAL9000 commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:

Impression 1 - I am glad Nintendo is giving the Wii U some love. This GBA only line on Wii U makes it special, and it lets them keep their promise to 3DS ambassadors.

Impression 2 - Please Nintendo, give us a folder update for Wii U! It is getting crowded on the screen!

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#6

HAL9000 commented on Poll: Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With...:

I share a TV with my wife and off screen play is VITAL to me getting game time because I can play while she works out or watches TV. I also watch netflix in morning with breakfast before she wakes up (I am a teacher so am up super early) and not wake her up.

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#7

HAL9000 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Major Wii U Retail T...:

I run a videogame club at my school for 7th/8th graders afterschool. I recently upgraded our Wii for a refurbished $200 Wii U and am going to be using Rayman Legends, Mario 3d World and NES remix as our go to titles (good party games).

Demos for Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros U would be invaluable for building hype for those releases with the kids.

The author makes a great point about demos utilizing word of mouth and social media by consumers who are playing demo and then tweeting about it to spread the word. Word of mouth is gold in marketing. Look at the titanfall pre-release demo for example.

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#8

HAL9000 commented on Feature: VooFoo Studios and Ripstone on Pure C...:

The gamepad is used very well for this game. By default, you can move with cursor/buttons or touch control. The game will only show you legal moves, which is nice for beginners. The gamepad shows a top-down or isometric view of the board, and the pretty graphics go on the TV screen. You can have TV mirror the gamepad if you like. It works really well for local play. You can also play just on the gamepad if you like as well (good for casual play).

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#11

HAL9000 commented on Watch_Dogs Wii U 2014 Release a "Possibility",...:

I would rather wait for a version of Watch Dogs that actually uses the Wii U gamepad and is optimized for the hardware. I borrowed Batman: Arkham Origins from library, and was disgusted by how little they used the gamepad compared to Arkham City. I am setting aside my money for the Wii U version after hearing it is optimized for the system. Having the Zombi U team work on it gives me hope as that team made the best use of the gamepad by any company, Nintendo or otherwise, and sold me on the Wii U.

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#12

HAL9000 commented on Talking Point: Steel Diver: Sub Wars Proves Th...:

I bought the premium edition because I loved the gameplay of the trial version, and wanted to support the developers of this innovative game. Populating the servers with free to play subs is a great idea as well. :)

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#17

HAL9000 commented on Watch_Dogs Delayed Again on Wii U, Will Arrive...:

Dear Ubisoft,

I am going to take the $60 you would have gotten for the game, and spend it on the Sonic Boom instead. Congratulations, you just lost a sale because I will NEVER buy this game from you on ANY system. Have fun with your (pre-delay) $68 million dollar budget for the game and somehow getting it to sell GTA levels of games to make your money back.

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#20

HAL9000 commented on Feature: Breaking Down What Nintendo's QOL Pla...:

This is a brilliant move by Nintendo. It diversifies their portfolio, and taps into a hugely profitable industry of health care. The number of retirees is going to skyrocket once the baby-boom generation retires in next 10 years, this is going to be a major population shift. Much larger than gamers alone.

Any monitoring that can be done in home is a trip saved to the hospital. Taking care of my elders has taught me a lot about the health industry. Huge untapped market.

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#21

HAL9000 commented on Nintendo Confirms "Super Indie Connection Sale...:

I am so excited for this sale! I already own runner 2, tori tori 2, and might switch force.

I have been very interested to try spin the bottle and giana sisters, but the high price made me skittish. Now this is a great bargain!

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#29

HAL9000 commented on The Wonderful 101 Reportedly Shipping Just 30,...:

Nintendo can always print more if it sells well. It is available on eshop as well, so people can still buy it.

It reminds me of the fire emblem launch for 3ds. Fire emblem was hard to find in physical copies at first, and then once the reviews starting coming in positive, more copies were printed and you can usually find 1-2 on store shelves now.

Obviously a mario/pokemon/zelda game will have more copies printed - and I usually see 8-10 copies on store shelves.

Nintendo knows what it is doing. The game deserves to get epic sales because it is original and new (thank you gaming gods!!!), but it won't rack up COD sales.

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#35

HAL9000 commented on Talking Point: The Wonderful 101 Direct and De...:

I really enjoyed the W101 Nintendo direct. It was really interesting to hear more about the game from the developers. Having the Nintendo name behind the show will prompt more people to pay attention than if they posted it on their blog.

The other benefit of Nintendo directs is that they are relatively cheap. They focus on interview with game footage that is posted on youtube. Much cheaper than TV or movie commercials.

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#36

HAL9000 commented on The Wonderful 101 Demo Coming to Europe Today:

The game is truly wonderful. I had a smile on my face the whole time. I love the little animations for all the heroes, and the whole super-power theme. I was pleasantly surprised that this is NOT an interactive movie but a game that is under your control. Awesome. They even use the pikmin whistle at end of mission mode! The controls are great when you get the hang of them. I like using the gun as my primary morph (with A) and then use sword strikes with y to keep enemies away. My favorite power is the reflective jelly.

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#38

HAL9000 commented on Out Now: Pikmin 3 Finally Lands in North America:

I downloaded it early on Saturday morning due to the Gamestop demo event. I really am enjoying the game. I posted some screenshots of the game on Miiverse on Saturday morning, and had more yeahs than any other post I've made yet. :)

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#44

HAL9000 commented on Review: Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS):

I just pre-ordered the game on Amazon for the limited edition bundle. Great job Nintendo with the Fire Emblem 30 dollar credit. Awesome way to support 3rd parties and build up hype for FE x SMT coming to Wii U later.

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#46

HAL9000 commented on Your View: The Issues of Collecting and Owning...:

Nintendo downloads will still work without the internet. So if they "pull the plug" on online services, you can still play your games on your system.

On other hand, downloaded xbox 360 arcade games will NOT work if you do not have an internet connection. They only function in demo mode.