User Profile



United States

Tue 6th March, 2012

Recent Comments



Haz commented on Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintend...:

Fellow Ambassador here!

I love that Nintendo stuck it out and proved that there is still a strong market for dedicated portable gaming devices, albeit perhaps a smaller market than existed 10 years ago.

My hopes for the next generation of Nintendo platforms is the merging in portable and console, with the ability to connect the device to TVs and connect extra controllers to it as well. With Nintendo not competing in the GPU arms race, it is very likely that within a couple years' time, the technology will be small enough to achieve current-gen graphics in a 3DS-sized form factor for between $200-$300. In my opinion, that will be the best way to experience Nintendo: one platform, both portable and available on the TV, with HD and maybe even QHD capabilities.



Haz commented on Battery Manufacturer Mugen Reveals Bigger Batt...:

@cfgk24 That's likely what I'll do. I'm pretty new to this whole international travel thing, and honestly I was surprised that international flights don't offer outlets in economy seating as frequently as domestic flights do.



Haz commented on Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Tr...:

A somewhat disingenuous comparison. The first two listings are for "New" (and presumably sealed) copies of the game, whereas the second two listings are for used copies in "Good" and "Very Good" condition.

The high prices of the first two listings are certainly influenced by the collectibility factor of having brand new copies. I imagine the used sales are in fact affected by the imminent eShop release, but sealed copies will continue to sell at high prices.



Haz commented on Battery Manufacturer Mugen Reveals Bigger Batt...:

This might be useful for my trans-Atlantic flights without power outlets. If I were to get one, it's likely that I would only swap it in before I leave for a business trip, and replace it as soon as I'm home.



Haz commented on Link’s Swimming is a Notable Change in The L...:

I'll admit, as a kid I spent a lot of time swimming around, and that will be missed to an extent. As an adult, I rarely have the gaming time to play so frivolously, so it won't be much of a loss for my MM3D playthroughs.



Haz commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):

Good on you for waiting to test the online component before scoring. I've been severely burned by The Master Chief Collection this month (yes I am also an Xbox gamer, please don't yell at me!).



Haz commented on Feature: Does Super Smash Bros. Wii U's Smash ...:

I'm sure this will meet or exceed my expectations, since my expectations are "probably terrible". I have no intention to play this mode. If I ever do, it will only be to complete challenges.



Haz commented on Video: Teenagers Try Their Hand at the Origina...:

@Samuel-Flutter That's actually how I always held the controller. I had a weird callous on the skin between my thumb and index finger of my left hand as a kid because of how far my thumb would have to stretch to touch the analog stick. Everyone seemed to think my hand position was weird, but I was the best at Smash and Goldeneye amongst my friends.



Haz commented on SmileBASIC:

@GAMEandASH I think you're really, really overestimating the appeal of something like this. There are much better technologies these days for introducing people to programming, and even for creating simple shareable games (although maybe not on the 3DS). Other methods also don't require typing code on a touch-screen, which is definitely not an ideal instrument.



Haz commented on Don't Worry, Nintendo Hasn't Forgotten About T...:

I would be fine if I had to continue going into Wii Mode to play some of my VC games if I could at least use the Gamepad as a controller. It's nice that we can now use its display, but I'd rather not have to prop it up and use my classic controller in order to play in bed or while lying on the couch.



Haz commented on Review: 1001 Spikes (3DS eShop):

I picked this up for the 3DS so that I could play it during lunch breaks and on the go, and I like it enough that I may eventually grab the Wii U version if its ever on sale. (but I certainly don't feel like paying another $10.01 for a second copy). I think that anyone who enjoyed Cloudberry Kindgom will also like this game, although this game lacks the obnoxiously deceptive hitboxes found in Cloudberry Kingdom and exchanges them for traps and pitfalls that can only be discovered through trial and error rather than simply keen observation and planning.



Haz commented on Mario Kart Month: Nintendo Life's Team Shares ...:

A feature which has been very endearing to me is the little interactions between the racers, especially as you can see during the highlights. For example, if you honk your horn near another racer, it will startle them. When you watch replays, the level of interaction between characters almost makes it feel like you're watching a cartoon.