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Male, 29, United Arab Emirates

Fri 4th October, 2013

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HopeNForever commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

I'm not sure why so many people are misunderstanding his article. Aonuma only clarified their original intension for a 2015 release is no longer a priority after they realised a potential scope of the project. This does not necessarily mean a 2015 release will not happen, rather he's saying there is a great chance it wouldn't happen anyway just to realise these new potentials and make it the best The Legend of Zelda game yet!



HopeNForever commented on Weirdness: The Mail on Sunday Still Thinks We'...:

Why do non-gaming journalism have to continue cover gaming with their disinterest and lack of research about the main subject in their articles? Good thing not all publishers are that careless.

@Discostew Yep, those are indeed the custom sprites Dorkly uses in their game parody animations.



HopeNForever commented on Freedom Planet Bringing Its Brand of Sonic-Sty...:

Wasn't Freedom Planet originally an actual Sonic the Hedgehog fan game before development went a different direction with an original IP? I mean, much of the gameplay from a potential 2D Sonic the Hedgehog game is still there on the current game.



HopeNForever commented on Fan Discovers StarTropics Music Tracks that We...:

Holy nuts and fruit chocolate! I was personally and obsessively looking up info on StarTropics for the past few weeks, and suddenly there is new development appearing on a 25 year old game?! My mind is blown - it's like it was meant to be!

I recently acquired a license to download the sequel - Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II - on my Wii, thanks to Club Nintendo, and been trying to beat it for the first time, although it's a pretty tough game. However, it is a shame Club Nintendo didn't include the first title, and I still need to use an emulator and ROM file to play the original just because I am unable to purchase anything from the Wii Shop Channel on my own. This is simply because Nintendo won't accept my debit card info as it is not issued by a bank in the United States or Canada, and Nintendo Points prepaid cards have long been outta print. Why couldn't Nintendo of America revamp the system so that eShop prepaid cards work with the older digital stores like it does on the PAL and Japanese systems?



HopeNForever commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains Why Tingle is Such a Pecu...:

Wasn't it already established that Tingle is into women when the character shown some interest in the equally odd Pinkle from Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland? Although, to be fair, she did look a little masculine, and her outfit works nicely for a drag queen. Still, she was a woman all right.



HopeNForever commented on Guide: How to Complete a System Transfer from ...:

In case there are a few DSiWare games and apps available on the old system's native memory (due to the fact DSiWare cannot be launched directly from the SD card), it is imperative to transfer all DSiWare to the SD card prior to transferring system data between old and New systems?



HopeNForever commented on Curve Studios Talks About The Future Of The Hy...:

I personally got both instalments of Fluidity, albeit I technically did not buy either one - managed to get them during periodic Club Nintendo give-aways. I really enjoyed both titles, but I would not have been aware of it and how awesome it is if Nintendo hasn't originally released a demo version of the first game on WiiWare.



HopeNForever commented on Video: SEGA's 3D Classics Collection Now Avail...:

I feel so fortunate I mastered the art of "cross-eyed 3D" viewing, especially with a screen that is stretched just right for the job. I can see the 3D effect so clearly without blurs and without any need to fully focus on it, and it looks so awesome - I am sure I wouldn't be disappointed either if my Nintendo 3DS could do the same job for me in any case.



HopeNForever commented on Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Online Sharin...:

Am I the only person bothered by the fact that iJustine acted like a typical Xbox/PlayStation gamer getting all giddy about notable Nintendo products that she should know about as a gaming journalist? Quite frankly, I even question her journalistic credibility especially since some of her questions towards a busy man like Miyamoto felt very trivial. We may have gotten a few good points, but it still does not change the fact it was a horridly performed interview.

I suspect this interview wouldn't have happened if Nintendo didn't make such a huge mind-blowing impression at the recent Game Awards ceremony.



HopeNForever commented on Sega Looking To Turn Streets Of Rage, Shinobi,...:

I really dunno why so many gaming companies are lately obliged to push their IPs for more mainstream audiences via other mediums. Even when a few film adaptations are commercial successes, it doesn't mean they are respectable films with critical successes, and those listed ever received either mixed or bad reviews.



HopeNForever commented on The New Nintendo 3DS Doesn't Come With An Inte...:

@mr12calvin You would be able to login the same Nintendo Network ID account you have just fine on the new console if you successfully did the System Transfer correctly in the System Settings, and the new console will also be able to read all the games and save files you have on your SD card, even if you transferred all data from a regular SD card to a Micro one, as long as you managed the System Transfer to the new console.

By the way, I just learned from someone that apparently the New Nintendo 3DS cannot be registered on Club Nintendo, either manually (like on older consoles) or digitally (like on the Wii U). I don't know if the situation would be different in the European release, but for now people cannot register the console on Club Nintendo anyway, not in Australia or Japan.



HopeNForever commented on Video: GameStop Shows How It Faked 'Karissa th...:

Huh! A gaming retail chain can do stuff like that? I have not heard of such things before.

@seb5049 You do realise the ESRB rated this game as E10+ for North American audiences, which made the the ten-year-old girl legitimately eligible to play this game, and be featured on a solicited company's video, if she was actually "playing" it. Of course, there are many people who do not usually care for age ratings, but age ratings should be there anyway as it is legally required in many countries now.



HopeNForever commented on The 3DS Proves to Be a Popular Music Player in...:

In the earlier days with my Nintendo 3DS, I used to use it a lot like a portable music player. Unfortunately, I cannot place too many MP3 files on my SD card nowadays as I need more space for downloadable games and apps, since I'm now starting to purchase more of them overtime.



HopeNForever commented on The New Nintendo 3DS Doesn't Come With An Inte...:

@mr12calvin Flipnote Studio 3D is an eShop app that remains Japan-exclusive to this day, and releasing the New Nintendo 3DS will not affect that. If the app were to be available, it would have been available for ALL Nintendo 3DS owners anyway.

Any Nintendo hardware released in Australia is technically completely identical to any Nintendo hardware released in Europe. This is why games bought in either regions are cross-compatible, and both regions share the same eShop and Nintendo Network servers. If you happen to buy a console from Australia, and change its country settings to the Netherlands, it will work as normally as any console bought locally (language settings to Dutch should be there as well). The only real difference between buying from Europe and Australia is the packaging, where the console serial codes and Club Nintendo PINs are not cross-region compatible unfortunately. You might also have problems with the official customer service support in that department if need be, as your Australian-console would legally be an 'import', despite compatibility.



HopeNForever commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Says Super Smash Bros. for Wi...:

Am I the only one bothered by the fact that Bloomberg were flashing Nintendo's financial and sales charts having a descending flow in the past five years? This sorta urks me as general audiences may get the wrong idea about Nintendo's situation in the market.



HopeNForever commented on Review: SDK Paint (Wii U eShop):

I wonder if HullBreach Studios made any kind of deals with Nexis Games so that this app can be used as a supported utility for the latter's upcoming UCraft game.



HopeNForever commented on "The Sky Is The Limit" For amiibo, As Nintendo...:

I'm thinking there could still be a chance Ubisoft may actually have their own amiibo support for some of their older titles such as Rayman Legends, just like how it was demonstrated in the 2012 leaked concept trailer for the game! If applying amiibo support for older titles just require an update patch, then it could actually be done, and the Wii U version of the game can become unique once again, if not exclusive.



HopeNForever commented on Eon Ticket StreetPass Relay Announced for Pok...:

Why is this article hinting that the Eon Ticket is the only method of getting either legendary Eon Pokémon? This may have been the case in the original games, but now players can meet and capture a version exclusive Eon Pokémon via normal gameplay without any special items. This time around the Eon Ticket is only an in-game method of getting the other Eon Pokémon from the version exclusive.

Nintendo Life! Look at all the sad, confused oblivious people commenting here! I AM DISAPPOINT!



HopeNForever commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

I'm thinking maybe the peripheral could still technically work with other software, but Nintendo needs to patch their Wii U system software first before the adapter becomes compatible. This is what I can theorise, at least, as Super Smash Bros. for Wii U may be programmed to be compatible by default.



HopeNForever commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

@Sakura Twilight Princess was originally being developed for the GameCube, but apparently Nintendo left out any traces of the traditional control from the Wii version so that people were obliged to try out the newly released motion controls which drove the crazy sales of the Wii at the time. They even mirrored the whole game to make Link right-handed like the player majority. The controls were okay, but felt pretty much "thrown-in" in that case. I'm personally so glad I finished the GameCube version first - the game is so awesome, and I didn't want the awkward Wii Remote controls to ruin my first game experience.

Nintendo, however, tailored Skyward Sword specifically around Wii Remote and Nunchuk control handling, and also requiring Wii MotionPlus for the extra accuracy of movements (highly recommended to use a Wii Remote Plus instead of Wii MotionPlus attachment). When you play the game, you will realise how much different and intuitive it is from the controls of the Wii version of Twilight Princess. It takes a while to get used to it, but once you're there you will be loving the control style of this game!



HopeNForever commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

Since the current Virtual Console titles already support those traditional Wii/Wii U game pads, it is very likely they will all support the GameCube controller as well. This doesn't really indicate that Nintendo will re-release GameCube games soon, but it is a step in the right direction and we will be prepared for it.

@Sakura Nintendo developed The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword to specifically work with the Wii MotionPlus technology and demonstrate its potential in a "hardcore" game, and it heavily depends on it. In fact, the gameplay style and set-up makes it impossible for the game to work with traditional controls.



HopeNForever commented on SEGA Announces Sand-Based Arcade Game, Probabl...:

Shame on you, Mr. Whitehead, for shamelessly plugging a totally off-topic article, about a new type of kids' Sega-made arcade cabinet that is never even leaving Japan, with a "probably not coming to Wii U" phrase.

If you wanted to express your love for Sega, and the sand-like substance that produces interactive wacky coloured lights, you could have honestly said so, and we would have forgiven you since the promo video looks so cute.



HopeNForever commented on Shiny Gengar and Diancie Pokémon Distribution...:

I do not understand what's with The Pokémon Company and Pokémon distribution using tangible serial codes in only select stores in select countries. What about Pokémon fans in other countries who had also desired these rare Pokémon?