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iphys

iphys

Donated brain to science of Tetris

37, Canada

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Thu 30th April, 2009

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#4

iphys commented on Meta Knight amiibo to be Best Buy Exclusive in US:

It would probably be easier on the stores to stock these things if each chain only had to carry a smaller subset of the amiibo, especially if Nintendo is going to release hundreds of these things. If they limited each amiibo to one chain, at least you could figure out where to get that amiibo, rather than hunting around at maybe half a dozen places to try to find it in stock somewhere.

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#7

iphys commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

Honestly, it's done better than I expected. I was physically ill with disappointment the day they announced it, but it hasn't been the complete failure I thought it would be. It's still in need of a Tetris game before I will consider it a legitimate console though.

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#16

iphys commented on Pikmin Short Movies Available to Buy Now on Wi...:

@Jahir I'm talking about: "the collection has to be bought separately for Wii U or 3DS, costing $4.99 each." Does that mean the collection of shorts has to be bought separately for $4.99 per short, or the HD and 3D collections need to be bought separately for $4.99 per collection?

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#21

iphys commented on Shovel Knight is Getting a Cross-Buy Discount ...:

I don't know why a company would expect you to pay 2/3 the price for a game you already own. The second copy should be a free bonus or be like 90% off, since it's not like you're getting much of anything extra.

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#25

iphys commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

Considering they were selling those Nintendo Land refurbs for $200 before and people were happily buying them up, I think they can and should sell the bundles for $250, and they really desperately need to sell systems this holiday or they're going to get left in the dust.

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#26

iphys commented on Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They'...:

That was cute, but I still don't really have a practical sense of how I would use these. If I were going to buy an amiibo, should I be looking to buy one I would want to fight against rather than the character I main? That makes me really confused because I'd want to buy my main to have on display but then it would look stupid to be fighting alongside the exact same character.

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#31

iphys commented on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 3DS HOME Th...:

It looks way better than the Link Between Worlds one I bought not realizing it would show something completely different on the 1st page from what was pictured in the theme shop. The folders look better, and I swear the music even sounds richer too, sigh.

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#33

iphys commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Thrash ...:

Probably hard to sell the Wii U with the New 3DS just out. If the sorts of people looking to invest in a Wii U felt compelled to upgrade their 3DS instead, I can't blame them for making that decision. The Wii U sales will pick up again when Smash releases, and the MK8 DLC might create a little extra hype too.

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#36

iphys commented on These GameCube-style Mario Bros. Controllers O...:

I already pre-ordered these on amazon.ca a few weeks ago to go with my Mario and Luigi Wiimotes. I hate the tiny D-pad on the GameCube controller, so I hope this bigger one is easier to use. It's also nice that these tether to a Wii remote so you don't have to be tethered to your Wii U.

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#38

iphys commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

I doubt the agreement could truly be legally binding anyway though, since by threatening to take away your right to play your games it's basically blackmailing you into accepting the agreement. Just agree and disconnect from the Internet if you're truly paranoid that Nintendo is going to mess up your system. It's not a real agreement if they've given you no option to disagree.

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#40

iphys commented on Super Smash Bros. Website Introduces amiibo De...:

I'm still not really sure if I will buy any of these. I feel like they're just going to end up collecting dust, and it's disappointing the ones that interest me aren't coming out till December, and the new 3DS not till next year in my region.

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#41

iphys commented on New Nintendo 3DS LL Outsells Standard Model By...:

I'll go with the standard size to fit my small hands more comfortably than the XL does and because the screens are at least slightly bigger than the OG. Plus, the money saved can probably afford me a couple sets of faceplates, not that those are the main factor in my decision, but they're a cool bonus feature.

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#43

iphys commented on Tetris Ultimate Dated for 3DS, Will Cost Less ...:

@3dcaleb Pretty sure the Tetris Company can't license the right to make a Tetrisphere game since that game was made by another company, and even if they ever wanted to make a Tetrisphere sequel the Tetris Company might not even allow them to use the name Tetris in the title anymore, like what happened with Tetris Attack.

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#44

iphys commented on Tetris Ultimate Dated for 3DS, Will Cost Less ...:

@123akis I think the Battle mode will be better than Axis, but otherwise I think Axis has more single-player modes. From what I saw at E3 the items weren't game-breaking like the matrix-switch one in Axis, and I think they will actually focus on making the Battle mode competitive like Tetris DS was rather than just something for people to fool around with casually, as I know the Tetris Company wants to make Tetris a big competitive thing.

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#45

iphys commented on Tetris Ultimate Dated for 3DS, Will Cost Less ...:

I'll buy it, but I'm not sure how many others will choose this over Tetris Axis at half the price. This should be for Wii U, as it has no Tetris game and is the most popular home console in Japan where Tetris is big.

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#46

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

@Einherjar Hori is known for making quality stuff, so I wouldn't just assume their controllers are going to be junk because they're third-party. I already pre-ordered those Mario and Luigi Hori controllers last week to go with my Mario and Luigi Wiimotes, and it looks like they even have a bigger D-pad than standard GameCube controllers, which is one thing I hate about the GameCube controller is the stiff little D-pad. I also pre-ordered the Smash bundle yesterday when we told we'd be able to use GameCube controllers for other games, so I guess I'll see what actually works better, but it's massively disappointing to learn the adapter may have no other use the day after I ordered it.

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#47

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

@Einherjar You can buy Hori or PDP GameCube style controllers that hook up to a Wiimote that would work for Smash and also work for any game that can use a Classic controller: far better use of money in my opinion, and you're also not tethered to your Wii U like you are with this adapter. The Wii balance board is pretty useless too, but at least it can be used for more than just the Wii Fit games and you can use it in games like Wii Punch-Out!! and Tetris Party, and it's actually necessary to play the Wii Fit games, whereas this accessory is totally not necessary to play Smash.

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#49

iphys commented on 3DS System Update 9.0.0-20 Is Now Live with Ho...:

Went with the Zelda theme. Figured it was worth the $2 for the menu music. Kind of disappointed that the background doesn't look nicer and I can't control which part of the panorama appears on the first page, since I only use the first page yet the panorama looks nicer on the second page. I wish there were a Little Mac theme.