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Donated brain to science of Tetris

37, Canada

Thu 30th April, 2009

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iphys commented on This Majora's Mask Cake is Legendary:

I'd have made this an ice cream cake with ice cream cones sticking out the sides of it, so you could cut the pieces and eat them off the cones, om nom.



iphys commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

I don't think they'll happen since they never even bothered making the NES 3D Classics that would have made sense like Punch-Out!! and Rad Racer. They did junk games like Urban Champion instead and then gave up when they didn't sell, surprise, surprise.



iphys commented on Steel Empire Blasting A Path To The North Amer...:

@Za23 I think they basically did just convert the Japanese price to dollars, and the Japanese price was probably high because the original cartridges seem to go for a fortune in Japan, unlike the NA cartridges. Maybe the $30 price won't work in NA, and they'll be forced to put it on sale or permanently drop it, judging by all the hate the price tag is getting. Now I'm not sure whether to bite the bullet and drop the $30 like I was planning to or wait for the sale like everyone else seems to be holding out for.



iphys commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Master System:

My cousins had a Master System and were very bitter about not having the NES, but when I played Psycho Fox with them I was so amazed I had to go out and buy one just to play that game. Plus, my mum kept taking away my NES so it was handy to have a secret second system to play that she didn't know about, lol.



iphys commented on Ubisoft Confirms Exclusive 3DS Mode for Tetris...:

I don't even know why they put Spotpass in Axis, and yeah, that error message gets annoying, but it's never harmed my game in any way I don't think.

@bofis Did you play the level 11 CPU in Axis, because I think it's harder than the TDS level 4 CPU, and a lot of people don't realize it exists?



iphys commented on Suica NFC Cards To Finally Be Used, From 22nd ...:

I don't understand what happened to the whole idea of using the camera to read QR codes from the cards. That would at least work on 3DS and Wii U, and be less freaky than worrying about the chip accidentally getting scanned, assuming you have to peel off a backing first to read it like the current numerical codes.



iphys commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

@jrob23 You realize these are just US numbers, and the global number is going to be maybe triple that? Considering Nintendo usually sells as much hardware in the 4th quarter as the first 3 quarters combined, and we're in the middle of the summer where people are busy doing outdoorsy things instead of playing games, those numbers aren't bad at all. They're still going to sell loads more Wii U systems and copies of MK8 come the holidays, so just relax.



iphys commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

I don't object to the rewards being digital, but I do object to them not being exclusive. Their biggest supporters will have already bought all these games. The elite rewards are supposed to be "special" but there's nothing particularly special about these rewards. This is only good news for people that do the bare minimum to reach platinum and have a good selection of games to choose from that they haven't already bought.



iphys commented on Controversy Arises at U.S. Pokémon Nationals ...:

How does anyone know for sure it was due to a hack and not some kind of rare glitch in the game that caused it? Pretty much every game has some sort of glitch, especially with games getting more and more complicated to track down every possible bug these days. I wouldn't automatically blame the player, especially if they have a good track record for honest play.



iphys commented on Iwata's Approval Rating Rises While Miyamoto's...:

I doubt it was sympathy, since it wasn't like he was on his deathbed, and they have to worry about the company's profitability. I think it was the sense that the Wii U finally has a strong future ahead of it, and wasn't just a total mistake to go with.



iphys commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Should Beware the Slip...:

If it were some average brand, maybe I'd be put-off by the petty commercialism of it, but I just think it's really cool that I'll be able to drive a Mercedes in this game. Maybe it will get the youngsters interested in Mercedes so they'll buy one decades down the line, and maybe it will get older people interested in Mario Kart: I think I could convince my mum to play this game if I told her she could drive a Mercedes in it, because she already owns one and loves driving around town in it with the top down and having people whistle and take notice of her in it, lol.



iphys commented on Interview: The Wizard Director Todd Holland On...:

Lol, they didn't want this to be a Nintendo commercial, but that was exactly what my mum called this movie after we walked out of the theatre. I bought a copy recently, and it's not totally awful, but it's hard to believe anyone would have cared about it were it not for the Nintendo coolness factor.



iphys commented on Nintendo Needs To Cut Wii U Cost To Capitalise...:

Nintendo has already lowered the price of the system. I really don't care what these hypocritical third parties have to say about saving the Wii U after they told Nintendo they'd be along for the ride and then pulled out or did nonsense like what happened with Rayman Legends that hindered the Wii U. Meanwhile, when Nintendo makes the Wii U successful all on its lonesome in a year, I'm sure these third parties will all rush in to make a profit off it like a bunch of leeches.



iphys commented on Tetris Ultimate Is Slotting Neatly Into Place ...:

Yay! But we still need Tetris for Wii U now that Nintendo killed the Tetris Party wi-fi. The only good thing about a third party not making Tetris for Wii U is that if Nintendo has to make it they will do a better job of it.



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

I know Nintendo wants to put their focus on the Wii U, but I really don't think anyone is going to buy a Wii U to play GBA and DS games they could play on a much cheaper DS Lite. Handheld VC should be for 3DS to maintain its portability. If they want to get people to buy a Wii U, GameCube VC would be much more exciting.



iphys commented on Mario Kart 8 Toys Boosting Into McDonald's Hap...:

Canada gets the same toys as the US, don't we? If so, I'll be buying myself some Happy Meals to go for a boy (in hopes of avoiding Peach). Honestly, the meals aren't that greasy/salty/gross if you get the snack wrap, apple slices, and chocolate milk, and $4 is a good deal for what you get.



iphys commented on Wii Owners Are Upgrading To PlayStation 4, Cla...:

I'm sure a lot of 360 people went to PS4, because the Xbox One was a joke in comparison from the start. I don't know if Wii to PS4 is a very logical step though, except for kids who wanted PS3s and their parents gave them Wiis but now they've grown up and can afford to buy what they want..



iphys commented on Review: Color Zen (3DS eShop):

I guess with no 3D on the touchscreen, I might as well just get this on Wii U for the higher res Gamepad screen and DDP points.



iphys commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial ...:

It's too late to remove it, because people have already been using this in the time trials and it would be too hard to figure out which ones to delete, but it also doesn't seem like such a bad feature to me. People used to hop to gain speed on a decline, and from what I can tell you now lose speed by hopping sometimes (on a decline in anti-grav I think?), so people are going to need skill to know when to hop and when not to, rather than just mindlessly doing it all the time.



iphys commented on Star Fox's Iconic Blue-Marine Is Descending To...:

It's going to be maddening for the free users that pay the 2 coins and then get disconnected, lol. But I think that's fair that they should have to invest something in the game, because I felt like some of them just went on there to troll people and friendly fire.