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JaxonH

JaxonH

Jesus is Lord

Male, 30, United States

I love everything Nintendo, but also enjoy gaming on other consoles. My first game was Mega Man 3, and some recent Ninty favorites include Pikmin 3, Fire Emblem Awakening, DKC Tropical Freeze and Zelda Link Between Worlds. I own a Wii U, PS4, X1, 3DS and Vita. And of course, a Gamecube and Wii.

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Fri 15th February, 2013

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JaxonH

#1

JaxonH commented on Use a 'Platinum Code' to Unlock Bayonetta and ...:

@danacol

I don't understand, I tried the code with the right stick, the left stick, and the D pad for the last 45 minutes, and absolutely could not get it to work. Now, I read that you do have to have beaten the game for the code to work, but I have beaten the game so I don't understand what the problem is.

What region are you in? Maybe certain regions can't use the code right now or something.... Idk, there's got to be an explanation why this won't work for some of us.

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#2

JaxonH commented on Use a 'Platinum Code' to Unlock Bayonetta and ...:

Has anyone gotten this to work? I don't get a confirmation noise, and who knows where I would go to purchase them even if I did?

I've got a feeling Western copies might need an update for this to take effect or something, or maybe it's Japanese only. I haven't seen one single confirmation on the Internet that this works for those of us in the west.

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#7

JaxonH commented on 8 Player Smash Mode Confirmed For Wii U Super ...:

@Mega719 No they weren't, not by a longshot. The 3DS version is the most value you'll get on a handheld game for the next 10 years I'd wager. Naturally the Wii U version is going to have more- it's an exponentially more powerful system with many more capabilities. You didn't seriously expect to get the exact same version on a handheld that has the processing power of a pocket watch, did you?

This is not an instance of the 3DS version being cheated of content. This is an instance of the 3DS version being filled to the brim to the point where it's cup was overflowing, but it's still a $40 game on a pocket gaming device. We're paying 50% more in price for the home console version- if anything the Wii U version is being cheated because I certainly don't think it has 50% more content.

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#10

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

@rjejr

Ya, it's easy to get wrapped up in all that sales and marketing talk. In the end though, the games play just as fun regardless of success. I think we all want to see Nintendo do well. But I think it's important to bear in mind that no matter how much they struggle or succeed, things change rapidly in this industry and nothing ever lasts. They might be struggling now but they'll be top dog next gen, and then they'll be dead last the gen after. One thing is a constant though- Nintendo isn't going anywhere and you and I can rest assured that as long as we live, we'll continue enjoying the games that we love. And that's a comforting thought.

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#11

JaxonH commented on Masahiro Sakurai Gives a Glimpse of Super Smas...:

@rjejr No, W101 isn't a platformer. Did I say it was? If I did I must of been smoking something when I said it lol...

Wonderful 101 is a great game but there are several things that hold it back. The biggest being it's genre. Technical action combat games just aren't popular, on ANY platform. Platinum truly is the pinnacle of the genre as someone stated above, yet their games always struggle at retail. It's a niche genre, it really is. For two, difficulty turns a lot of people off. I mean look at what happened with you and DKC, right? I understand W101 was easy to you, but different people are good at different things. While you might struggle with technical platformers and be good it action games, others might be just the opposite. Many complained about it's difficulty, and even I know you never play a Platinum game on anything less than SUPER EASY. I'm playing Legend of a Korra right now, and I couldn't make it past the tutorial stage without dying and trying again 3 times. I immediately changed the difficulty to the easiest mode.

One thing it had going for it though was it's colorful nature. Unfortunately had the game been on PlayStation, that would've been an asset, but rather another check mark against it as well.

I agree that it is a shame the game sold so poorly. I used to wonder why myself, but now I realize it's just the genre. Something about technical action games just doesn't seem to appeal to the majority of gamers.

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#12

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

@rjejr I TOTALLY forgot about Yoshi's Wooly World. Now, normally I would say that no, a Yoshi's game is not my idea of a good platformer that I enjoy and look forward to but in this case, yes... Yes it is indeed. That game looks utterly phenomenal, I just totally forgot it was a thing with all the attention on Bayo2 and Smash lately.

As for Kirby Rainbow Curse, I'm stoked- Canvas Curse was amazing, but that's not really what I consider to be a platformer. It's more or less a strategy game of sorts. It plays in 2D, but I think it's a stretch to label it a platformer simply because it's a 2D game.

I think Paper Mario and Mario Strikers are worthy of E3 announcement. I mean, they are both very big franchises and it's not like E3 is just for one or two new games anymore (just look at this past E3, tons of new games revealed, and would have been even more had they not let the cat out of the bag early in that January Direct).

But anyways, yes I'm very much looking forward to Yoshi's Wooly World. Now I'm happy I remember there's still a good platformer on the way. It looks to play differently than past Yoshi Island games. More like Mario/DKC.

I love Nintendo not only because their games are great, but also because they filled the gaps of genres abandoned by the rest of the industry. Granted, you can find a couple platformers on PS/Xbox but they all pretty much suck. They might as well not even have any. LBP is too floaty, not precise and really is just kind of boring, and that's the best they've got to offer. So I like to see Nintendo a little top-heavy on those missing genres, simply because the vast majority of other games in the industry are not platformers, and the ones that are suck hard. Same for puzzle games. I love the puzzle games Nintendo provides through the eShop like Pushmo, Fluidity Spin Cycle and Pokemon Battle Trozei. Even Dr Luigi. Rarely do I find a puzzle game I enjoy on other platforms. Except for Portal and Portal 2. Those games are the best that ever was. Nintendo also fills they void with solid strategy games. Seems like all the efforts on rival platforms fall short, most recently with Natural Doctrine. But I can always count on Nintendo to keep me fed with Fire Emblem and games like Code Name STEAM, heck even Pikmin 3.

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#13

JaxonH commented on Masahiro Sakurai Gives a Glimpse of Super Smas...:

@rjejr Idk, after seeing Rayman Legends sell pound for pound on Wii U and PS3, and Sonic Transformed sell even more on Wii U than PS3, despite the gaping difference in install bases (and in the case of Rayman, in spite of many upset Nintedo fans who swore they'd never buy the game new, if at all), I've come to the conclusion that colorful games have every bit as much of a chance selling to Wii U's 7 million as to PS3's 80 million.

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#14

JaxonH commented on Former Sega of America Marketing Director Divu...:

@joey302 not just Wii U VC, but where's the 3D Classics for Sonic 1, Sonic 3, Sonic & Knuckles, and the alternate stages in Sonic & Knuckes when connected to Sonic 2 and 3? Or heck, even just normal releases! They releases Sonic 2 in 3D, and it's got me wanting the whole shebang.

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#16

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

@rjejr I'm not working overtime anymore so I'll be home for the Direct.mso ya I'll be here.

I'm not sure what to make of the whole thing about fans not liking story. I mean, Xenoblade and Metroid Prime sold well over 1 million copies each, and Starfox Adventures sold nearly 2 million. Zelda always has story as does Fire Emblem, both of which are doing well in the sales department, and Paper Mario always sells millions upon millions, despite any bickering you may read on a fansite.

I know we have a 3D and 2D Mario but keep in mind this is a Nintendo console after all- those games are to be expected... and to be desired. I really don't feel like there's an abundance of 2D platformers. In fact I think there's only three of them- one of which is Rayman Legends by a 3rd party and landed on all systems. NSMBU and DKC TF are the only ones, and unfortunately they might stay the only ones for the rest of the generation. I'm a huge 2D platformer fan- and my complaint is that there aren't enough on the system (if you're counting indie games then every system is flooded with platformers- I see 5 new ones every week on PS4 and X1). Don't get me wrong, I love all 3 that we have now, it's just that, I wish we got 2 NSMB games per console per gen and 2 DKC games per console per gen. Mario Maker looks awesome, but I like stages designed by the experts, lovingly crafted for time trials and speed runs with perfect enemy placement. I'll get MM too, it's just a different type of game for me.

And by the way, concerning not getting a Paper Mario game yet- every generation games release in a different order. So you can't really judge by what order we got games on the Wii. Now, I've actually noticed a trend of the highest selling games on the Wii coming to Wii U in that exact order. And guess what the next 3 highest selling major 1st party games are that haven't released or been announced for Wii U yet? Paper Mario, Mario Strikers and Metroid. I'd put money on it that we get at least 2, if not all of those games announced at E3 next year.

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#17

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

@Ralek85

That's what I'm saying. Legend of Korra is a phenomenal game. I was having so much fun playing it last night I had to pause the game just to brag about it on Push Square! Yet the game has been slammed with mediocre reviews and I can't understand why. I've seen a lot of people write the game off because of that. In fact, I'm glad I pre-ordered it because I might have foolishly written it off myself otherwise

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#18

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

@WanderingPB

Haha don't waste your breath telling @rjejr that DKC Tropical freeze is a great game. I think he bought it partially because I vouched for the game and was freaking out all over the website for a good month after it released lol. I think he sold the game within a week of buying it though. Guy just doesn't appreciate the true arts, eh? ;)

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#19

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Platinum Games Has Secured a Go...:

@edcomics

I don't think that's true at all. I believe that while yes, there are fewer games on the system, they genuinely are all very highly rated games. It's all about values. Nintendo values quality and we all know that. The thing is, most of us own multiple consoles. In fact, I own all five (PS4/X1/Wii U/3DS/Vita), yet I still feel the games on Wii U are exactly as good as they are claimed to be. And I'm playing EVERYTHING. So if the thinking is that Nintendo gamers are just starved and therefore think everything tastes better, what do you say to folks like me who are guilty of gluttony across 5 platforms, yet still rate Nintendo's games every bit as high?

I think it's a nice theory that sounds good on paper, but in reality I think the games are just really good. And most Nintendo fans will agree with that, whether they be hungry single console owners or fat, well fed multiplat gamers.

And for the record, the W101 demo was straight garbage compared to the real game. And I promise you the same can be said of Bayonetta 2. Platinum's games are made in such a way that it takes an hour or two of playing before everything "clicks". That's never going to happen in a 10 minute demo. Some games require a certain level of investment- the skill necessary to thoroughly enjoy Platinum's games doesn't come within a matter of minutes. It takes a little practice and expertise in the genre. There's a reason most people who play games by this particular developer will tell you that something clicks after an hour or so of playing the game. It's a unique trait to games with depth.

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#20

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

@ToxieDogg I think that a lot of what you say is true, without a doubt, but at the same time I think most people, and when I say most I'm referring to the masses who don't game for a hobby, I think they couldn't care less about system implemented party chat features or the like. Not saying they don't care at all, I think it's more or less something they'll just say "ah that sucks, oh well" about. I'm speaking from personal experience here, but I've had 3 coworkers buy a Wii U after I explained to them what the system was. And none of them asked me anything about social features, they just said are the games fun? To which I replied, most indubitably ;)

Now that's not to say I wouldn't want to see those kinds of improvements, because I would, as I think just about anybody would. I just don't think it's at the forefront of the issue. I think when it comes down to it, most people just want to play video games in their spare time to have some fun. Video games have a strong heritage of multiplayer fun, but they're also a staple of single player entertainment. Way to have fun on your own without the need for other people. And I think that a good majority of people, when they think about buying a console, are thinking about it in that respect. I think we turn the small issues into large issues because all we do is talk gaming day in day out. But the average Joe, he's not asking those questions. Average Joe, at least the 3 that I work with, saw a few trailers for Mario Kart, Donkey Kong and Smash and said "that looks fun, I think I'm going to buy a Wii U"

But your statement got me thinking, and I think a good way to explain what you're referring to is strong story based games. And yes, we could always use a few more of those.

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#21

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

@Fafnirchaos07
Yes, fanboyism is alive and well with all age groups. And I did not mean to insinuate that all adolescents are fanboys. In my own personal experience the worst ones are around 18 to 22 years old, because they're grown and should know better but they still have that desire to conform to the world and what the world tells them they should think, and they're at that age where they think they know everything. I know because I was that age about 10 years ago and I used to think I knew everything too. Nonetheless, I think we're being a bit disingenuous if we pretend that the problem isn't due in large part to immaturity and a desire to conform, usually due to the fact that the persons in question just haven't hit that age of maturity yet.

And I don't think it's an act of fanboyism to state that the games we play are not solely intended for children. I think it can be chalked up to a desire to point out the truth of the matter- we've all ran into situations where we were frustrated by ignorance. I particularly loathe ignorance, whether it be about video games, politics, common sense, or any other subject matter you could think of. Correcting those who would assert Nintendo is solely for children is just one of many displays of ignorance I'm inclined to speak up against.

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#22

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

@WaLzgi A lot of people get this idea in their head that "growing up" means mandatory mature content, as if a person can only enjoy games with profanity, sex and violence once they hit puberty.

Nobody asks the makers of chess to grow up, or the makers of checkers, or Disney, or any other group which produces entertsinment that can be enjoyed by all. Why? Because the that entertainment can be enjoyed at any age. Whether you're 7 or 70, the games are just as fun.

Besides, once a person REALLY grows up, they realize that they don't need profanity, sex and violence to enjoy something.

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#23

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

@Fafnirchaos07

I don't believe for a second "everyone" looks at the Wii U as kids toys. I don't even think all hardcore gamers see it that way. I think it's mainly just Microsoft and Sony fanboys (most of whom are adolescents) that see it that way, gamers so caught up in their own self egos they can't see past anything but power and big budgets.

Because any rational person, be they someone who games for a hobby or not, understands that a game is just a form of entertainment. And when looking for the funnest games to play, all one is really doing is looking for the greatest source of entertainment. Graphics and power are great, but are certainly not the only standard by which to judge a game's entertainment value, on the contrary those are two of the more irrelevant factors to consider.

I think that a lot of fanboy gamers want everyone to think that's how the world sees Nintendo but in reality it's just them. There are many open-minded gamers that play more than just AAA games- that also game on Nintendo platforms. I mean, just look at you and me. Neither one of us would be on this site right now if we didn't understand the value of Nintendo platform games. We are here talking about Nintendo because we enjoy their games, as "hard-core gamers" who play for a hobby, because we aren't so narrowminded to judge a game by its cover rather than content.

I think a common fallacy nowadays is the propagation that anything not rated M is for little kids (even though the vast majority of customers buying these games are adults) and that anything that is rated M is for adults (even though the vast majority of customers buying those games are kids).

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#25

JaxonH commented on Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U:

@melvin2898

It's not that I don't like her, it's that I very much dislike her provocative behavior and childish decisions. And she's really just a symptom of a much larger problem with society today. You see it everywhere you look now- self glorification and sexual promiscuity, and an unyielding desire to conform to the world

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#26

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

@theswweet

If ever a license agreement gets to the point of being so malicious that you'd rather not even play the console then agree to it, perhaps it's time to stop playing.

Everyone talks of this theoretical malicious intent that "hypothetically could be one day" but I say let's cross that bridge when the time comes, because I suspect that time will never come.

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#28

JaxonH commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

@SanderEvers
Well a 1TB SSD would put the cost at around $1000 minimum.

Solid state is still too expensive to utilize for large hard drives. I could see them doing a 128gb SSD, but even that would add $75 at manufacturer's cost. If they could deliver a 128gb SSD console for $350 though they would hit the nail on the head. I'd be totally okay with that. If they were to use a normal hard drive though, you could add 500 gigs for $30-50.

I don't know, we'll have to see how much SSD costs come down by the time next generation comes around. It seems Nintendo is not fond of using a hard drive with movable parts, and I can respect that. I'd rather have 128 GB of flash memory or solid-state drive than a terabyte using a traditional hard drive. If they are just going to use a traditional hard drive, I'd rather them not and let me buy an external.

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#29

JaxonH commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

I'm glad Nintendo allowed external HDD support from the gate- I have a 32GB Deluxe Wii U + 500GB external hard drive.

Nonetheless, I do wish they had made the Basic model with 32gb, and the Deluxe with 128gb - 256gb. I think Nintendo has finally realized the impact of digital, and I would be shocked if their next home console did not include substantially more hard drive space.

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#32

JaxonH commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

If he's willing to play games on Vita, then he obviously doesn't consider Vita to be underpowered. He is obviously satisfied with the level of graphical fidelity provided.

With that being the case, he should have no problem playing Smash on Wii U, which provides much more graphical fidelity than Vita.

Modern gamers make me sick. So concerned with power, to the point they write off entire console libraries.

Granted, this was probably a kid who doesn't know any better or a troll having some fun, but the sad truth is this outlook isn't far off the mark for many modern gamers.

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#33

JaxonH commented on UCraft Developer Promises Extensive Features a...:

I support this developer and this game just because they cared enough to fill the Minecraft void on Wii U. There's a lot of developers out there giving us the middle finger, so it's hard to hate anyone who cares enough to support the system.

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#36

JaxonH commented on New Nintendo 3DS 'Kawaii' Kisekae Faceplates J...:

@Jahir

Ah dude, I know believe me. I work in metrology and find myself asking my coworkers, on more than one occasion, "Why do we use standard units of twelve inches/foot, 3 feet/yard, 1,760 yards (5,280 ft)/mile... It makes no sense" Imagine a number system where 10 is 12, 100 is 36, and 1000 is 1760 lol. Don't even get me started on the madness that would create with numbers less than one!

Thankfully most of the customers whose parts I measure use Metric. But Harley Davidson parts, nope, those always have to be measured in English. So I'm constantly switching back-and-forth between two measurement systems. It'll screw you up sometimes too. What! That diameter measured 0.1!!! Oh, we're back in metric now, ok. Lots of that

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#41

JaxonH commented on Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U a...:

@SahashraLA That's all speculation. Just like the "Rare owns the IP" arguments and it's just flat out wrong.

Rare made a statement clarifying they hold no rights whatsoever, that MS holds no rights whatsoever, that neither of them ever held any rights nor will they ever hold any rights. They said you need to ask Nintendo why the games aren't for sale anymore, because they have nothing to do with it.

That theory was just guesswork by some fan and it spread like wildfire because it seemed plausible at the time. The truth is we don't know why the games were taken down, but we do know that Rare and Microsoft had nothing to do with it. Nintendo owns the rights to DKC, as they always have, which is why we've seen two new entries. It would be like saying Nintendo can't re-release Metroid Prime without licensing the game from Retro Studios, or Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon from Next Level Games.

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#44

JaxonH commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

@Grimlock_King Ya but Nintendo didn't fund and own rights to Resident Evil 4. That wasn't Nintendo's decision. Which is the opposite of Bayonetta 2, where Nintendo is the one who decides. The developer himself has stated it's Nintendo's decision. Not sure how much more clear it can get.

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#45

JaxonH commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

@c1pher_c0mplet It's not up to Platinum. It's up to Nintendo. Even Kamiya himself said, and I'm paraphrasing here, "it'll go multiplat when Nintendo says so, which will be right around the time they put Mario on Playstation"

Read it for yourself, last paragraph of Kamiya's statement:
http://nintendoeverything.com/kamiya-again-comments-on-bayonetta-2s-initially-troubled-fate-and-how-nintendo-saved-the-game/

This game is never leaving the Wii U.

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#47

JaxonH commented on Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 ...:

@burninmylight

Ikr... I don't think people grasp the weight of what they're saying sometimes. This will surely be a game NOT to be missed. They could strip half the content and double the price- I'd STILL buy it. For someone to say extra content means they don't want the game now, I don't think they were ever gonna buy it in the first place, nor do I think they understand how good this game is.

No Monster Hunter vet is gonna let ANYTHING come between them and this game. We know this game very well could be the best game we see this generation. You don't just up and decide to pass that up.

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#48

JaxonH commented on Preview: Going Retro On The Go With Ultimate N...:

@MagikarpSplash
I do not question your credibility as a fan, but, you asked the question so allow me to give you an answer.

I own both systems, and I'm very well aware of the differences between them and the advantages the Wii U has over the 3DS. For one, and this is by far the most important reason to own a Wii U- the exclusive games. Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Super Mario 3D World, DKC Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, Zelda Windwaker HD, Bayonetta 1 and 2, New Super Mario Bros U and New Super Luigi U, Wii Sports Club Golf, Smash Bros U, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Captain Toad, and any number of the dozen exclusives coming in 2015. Not to mention the entire Wii back catalog.

Now, you might say "but I can play some of those games on 3DS" and true, you could. Smash is EXCELLENT on 3DS, as is Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. But, that's only two games that are exactly the same. And MH3U doesn't have online on 3DS, and Smash is a game best suited to the big screen. Now sure, 3DS has a side scrolling Mario, a Mario Kart, and a DKC, and they are all great games, but in each and every instance the Wii U release is a better game in every respect. And more importantly, a different game with different levels, different courses and different (and better) features.

In the end, The Wii U has a healthy number of exclusives not present on the 3DS, and even the games like Mario Kart or NSMB are completely separate entries, the better version of which is always on the Wii U. And even the few games that are exactly the same on both systems, are always better on Wii U with more features and better visuals.

Not to mention the Miiverse experience is rather lacking on 3DS, but not on Wii U. The Virtual Console is better on Wii U with many of the best GBA games and we'll surely see DS and N64 at some point.

So for me, it's not even a question. The Wii U is a must own system if you enjoy playing great video games. There's too many great games the system has that are not available on the handheld, too many franchises where the superior entry is on Wii U, and even the cross platform releases are always best on Wii U.

That may not be reason enough for you, but it's more than reason enough for me.

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#49

JaxonH commented on Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 ...:

Anyone who takes issue with optional DLC is just looking for reasons to complain. As if they are forced to download it or something.

I think it's awesome. Can't wait to go hunting as Samus with my little Mega Felyne compadres. Now if we could just get that Fire Emblem DLC that they brought to the online MMO Monster Hunter

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#50

JaxonH commented on The New Nintendo 3DS Web Filter Does Successfu...:

No one should have a problem with this. If you're an adult and you want to look at adult sites then you already have access, but if you insist on doing it with the 3DS then you can do so with your credit card, proving you are of age.

If you are a minor, it doesn't matter if you can already do it on other devices. The point is that you won't be doing it on THIS device. That's all Nintendo cares about. They don't care about what you do on your phone or your iPad or your computer.

We live in a world and a culture where everybody is conditioned to doing whatever the heck they feel like doing when they feel like doing it, then people get mad when a company doesn't give a 12-year-old kid absolute reign to look at porn.

Ya, it is the parents job. But that doesn't mean that companies providing a product do not have a moral responsibility. It would be one thing if they cut out the feature completely and said no Internet browser. But that's not what they're doing. They're simply saying, "prove your age". And I agree with that. It's just strange to see because we're used to every company being immoral, selfish and greedy. It's different with the Wii U because most owners are adults, but we all know the vast majority of 3DS owners are kids, tens of millions of them, and it's nice to see a company actually take responsibility to protect the kids.