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JaxonH

JaxonH

Jesus is Lord

Male, 31, 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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JaxonH

#1

JaxonH commented on Impressions: Nintendo Made The Right Call With...:

General consensus seems to be a positive reception. That's good- I'm really glad to see so many people enjoying Code Name STEAM.

Though it does seem a lot of people here haven't played strategy games before where the AI has to "think" and compute the AI response to your moves, which I'm pretty sure is what's happening here. This game takes no longer than Frozen Synapse Prime did for enemy turns, and that was on a more powerful system. I'm assuming this game is just doing a really good job of masking the calculation by allowing enemies to move at the same time.

As for the game itself, I like it. Not as much as Fire Emblem (granted, very few games do I like as much as FE), but I definitely like it. Being just a demo I imagine the game gets much harder and much more complex than this little hour of gameplay which we have now.

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#2

JaxonH commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

@ACK
Excellent statement and very well said. And the answer is no, you can't trust a YouTuber to give an unbiased opinion knowing they're choice of game is based on the cut of revenue they receive. Reminds me of what RazorFist was talking about with journalists (and even smaller Youtubers) getting an E3 press pass and being handed free consoles by the manufacturers. It raises doubt as to whether or not you're going to get an unbiased opinion.

If these Youtubers barely make any money off their videos, then this whole debate is a moot point for them. It doesn't really matter because either way they're not making money. If they are making substantial profits, then they should be rejoicing at Nintendo's generosity here, because now they can monetize gameplay AND keep the majority cut.

Fact is, it's Nintendo's content, like it or not. And just because Joe Schmoe company allows such and such, doesn't mean they're automatically entitled for Nintendo to do the same. If I were Nintendo, I'd recant this offer and say ok ya bunch of ingrates, you wanna complain about free money we didn't have to offer you? Ok fine, forget it then. Permission denied.

But that's just me.

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#3

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Yorumi

That statement embodies exactly what I'm talking about. "Being true" is irrelevant. Pointing out you think it's untrue is fine. I'm okay with that. No problem. Heckling me for 20 more comments because I refuse to believe what you command me to, big problem. Besides, it's only "factually proven" IN YOUR VIEW, in MY view it's not only NOT factually proven, it's highly unlikely. Which is why I say agree to disagree. There is no problem here. UNTIL, we both express different views and I say let's agree to disagree, yet you keep on arguing to force your views on me.

Let's be perfectly clear here: I'm not forcing my views on you, him, or anyone else. But I am most certainly having views forced upon me. You have expressed that you disagree and that you believe otherwise and that is perfectly fine. Again, NO PROBLEM. But don't keep replying repeating that same thing over and over.

You stated your case and made your point, and I'm okay with that. But continuing to push that viewpoint on me after you've done so is the issue. It does take two to tango, but only one to be the aggressor. I have attempted to stop arguing about this and ask that others stop arguing with me about this more times than I can count now. Yet every single time I get another reply back telling me that I'm wrong and they're right. Telling me I got mad because they disagreed. No, I got mad because they disagreed and repeatedly heckled me about it afterwards.

I feel like you don't listen to what I say sometimes. I thought I made it pretty clear that I did not get mad because someone said something I believe wasn't true. I got mad because they wouldn't leave me alone about it after repeatedly telling them I don't want to argue about this, I'll respect your opinion and you respect mine

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#4

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Yorumi
Here's my answer then.

I don't get mad wen people reply to me. People reply to me every day, and conversation ensues. Sometimes, someone will even point out I'm wrong about something. That doesn't upset me either (just the other day I made a remark about Wii VC games not booting from Wii mode, and someone politely corrected me, to which I immediately thanked him for the information). None of these things are an issue for me.

The issue for me is when I state something not directed at anyone, and someone replies questioning what I said. I then explain why I believe what I do, and that person proceeds to reply OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER again, telling me I'm wrong, they're right, and they won't leave me alone for days on end about it.

What gets me is when it's my belief. Nobody has to believe what I do. Which is why I said yesterday, believe what you want, I'll believe what I want. But that's not enough. Said individual is not content believing what they want, no, I HAVE TO BELIEVE IT TOO. And they won't stop replying, badgering me to death, until I concede my beliefs to theirs.

I mean, even if it was a proven, undeniable fact, it doesn't justify that sort of badgering. Let's say I made a post saying the sky was red. Even then, is that worth literally harassing someone just because they believe something you know isn't true? Mass person replies, states they disagree and this is why, ok, nuff said. But some people just don't know when to quit. They find someone who believes something they don't, and they literally spam replies for 24, 48, 72 hours straight, sometimes making more replies than the entire thread combined, because they simply cannot accept someone having a different belief.

I get upset because I say "believe what you want, I'll believe what I want. I'm tired of arguing about this" but said individual refuses to stop pestering me about it. That's why I get upset.

Another reason I get upset is not about what a person says, but how they say it. The other day when I mad a mistake about Wii VC, the gentleman in question did not say "Nu uh, you're WRONG. It a proven fact blah blah blah. Your statement makes no sense blah blah blah". No, they politely said "Actually this is the case, and I know this because x, y and z. I thought same thing you did until blah blah blah." There's a huge difference between the two.

And I feel certain individuals are always the instigators, like they just wait for something I say they disagree with so they can pounce and argue with me til next Fall about it.

I hate arguing. I hate it. I really really hate it. I'm content saying "ok, let's agree to disagree" and leaving something alone, but others just can't seem to respect that. They HAVE to be right, and will stop at nothing until they get me to say as much.

In my view, I made an innocent comment directed at nobody saying I was greatful. I was not looking to argue. It was not an inflammatory statement. Said individual asked why, I calmly explained. Said individual refused I believe it, proceeds to tell me I'm wrong, an me refuses to leave me in peace for 2 straight days about it. I try to say "I don't want to argue, believe what you want and I'll believe what I want" but said individual has no interest in letting me believe what l want.

Anyways, that's enough, I'm tired of talking about this whole thing. That was a legit, heartfelt answer to your question. I hope my answer gave you the insight you were looking for

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#6

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Yorumi
No, I simply expressed gratitude toward GameStop for Xenoblade, that's it.

When I was asked why, I explained, not "got mad". That's when the conversation should've ended.

But not only did it not end there, you wanted to play police ranger an butt in to tell me exactly what, how and why I was wrong.

I have nothing more to say to you. I suggest you do likewise

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#7

JaxonH commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

What a selfish attitude! So what if it's free advertising? That doesn't negate the fact it is still OWNED AND COPYRIGHTED CONTENT! I see Nintendo making a very generous offer trying to meet people half way, and all I'm seeing in return is "No! It's not my content but I demand to take all the revenue from it!" Simply because Nintendo also benefits.

Imagine if Nintendo had that attitude. "You can use our content but you can't make a dime, we take 100% but hey, you still benefit because viewers gravitate toward gameplay".

Each is a selfish view, only difference is Nintendo is the one who owns the content. Like it it not, that's life. If someone told me I could use their content AND keep the majority cut, I'd be more than greatful.

Wow, I actually liked this guy before, but I can't respect falsely justified selfishness.

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#8

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Quorthon
Two days after I made a comment that doesn't concern you, and you're still replying to me about being right. All you had to say was you disagree and leave it at that. In MY opinion, the evidence says this. In YOUR opinion, the evidence says that. Ok, we disagree, there's nothing more to talk about.

I thank you in advance for respecting my wishes

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#9

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Yorumi
I'm not mad, I just don't come here for pointless arguing about things that don't really matter. Expressing differences of opinion respectfully is one thing, arguing with a "No I'm right, you're wrong, just admit it you're wrong" attitude, I don't have time for. Had the response been "I disagree and find the evidence in favor of otherwise" it would have been well said. But that's not what happened, as usual, but rather an endless debate about one speculative opinion being right over another. Even if it WAS something that could be proven against (which it's not), it STILL isn't worth arguing over. I grew out of the phase of desiring to bicker back and forth about being right. I just don't care. I just came here to express my opinion about being greatful for Xenoblade, and as usual this is what I get for it- the usual suspects still arguing with me two days later about who's right and who's wrong. I just don't have time for this kinda stuff anymore.

And I'm not the only one who's grown tired of the argumentative replies. It's why he got banned the last time, at least from what others have told me who have grown tired of him starting arguments with then as well.

There's only 2 people I've ever asked to stop replying to me in the long time I've been a member here. One of them was YOU, and the other him, just now. Which just so happens to be the two people arguing with me now (no surprise). There's a reason I asked that- because some people just don't know how to let things go. They've just gotta be right, and won't stop spamming replies until the other person gives up and says so. Being right shouldn't become an obsession.

If a person doesn't wanna talk to you, and you know that, why would you keep replying to them? That's how stalkers operate. Yes, this is a fan site, but that doesn't mean we aren't still human beings on the other end of the keyboard, and it doesn't mean we can't conduct ourselves in a civilized manner. If a person here observes that a particular individual isn't capable if responding without starting a 2 day back-and-forth session, and wants to minimize conflict, I see no reason the other person wouldn't want to honor such a request- unless their intentions are to argue of course. It's a gentlemans request, and one that I would hope any civilized person who also values minimizing conflict would honor.

I'm at work, I've got other things to do than sit here and go back and forth with you two. And I'm sure you also have better things to do yourself than keep replying to someone who doesn't wish to converse with you over a difference of opinion about something that doesn't even matter. Agreed? So let's leave it at that, shall we?

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#10

JaxonH commented on Code Name S.T.E.A.M Demo Available Now on the ...:

@edhe
That's the sign of a good strategy game. The pause means the AI is calculating the various possibilities and is reacting according to your choices. All strategy games of this caliber have a calculation pause, like Frozen Synapse Prime. Normally it would be aggravating but being a strategy game, where you have to think about what you're next move is, it's not such an issue. At least for me it isn't. For one, I know the AI is carefully considering how to react to me, and for two, I use that time to study my next move anyways.

But like I said, that's just me. I can understand the pov of someone not accustomed to calculation pauses seeing it as irritating.

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#11

JaxonH commented on Code Name S.T.E.A.M Demo Available Now on the ...:

@rjejr
You didn't know this was turn based? It's developed by Intelligent Systems- ya know, Fire Emblem, Advance Wars, all that. Strategy is all they do. But I would think getting an Intelligent Systems-developed strategy game akin to Valkyria Chronicles is a much more exciting notion than an over the shoulder 3rd person shooter. Unless of course, you haven't played Fire Emblem and aren't familiar with just how excellent IS developed strategy games are...

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#12

JaxonH commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:

@cyrus_zuo
I think highly of Other M as well. But I wanted to comment on Metroid Prime 2: some of the best boss fights I've ever experienced in a game. If you've never battled the three headed serpent from MP2 Echoes, or better yet, Quadraxis (a gargantuan mechanical spider that has magnetic rails on it's legs to morph ball up and onto it's back to lay bombs, an invisible flying satellite phase you have to use X-ray visor to see, and a whole world of other awesome stuff too numerous to list), you'll be in for a real treat.

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#13

JaxonH commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:

@steamtrain
They're cheap. Out of personal experience, I would avoid the wireless if possible- not only do you have to turn on the switch every time you want to use it but you have to worry about replacing the batteries regularly as well. I have two sensor bars- one for my Wii U at eye level from my chair below the TV, and one for my Wii above the TV. I could have shared one and switched it back and forth, but there's something to be said for the convenience of turning on the system and just being able to play it.

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#14

JaxonH commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:

@steamtrain
The Wiimote is something that is used great in some games, not so great in others. So your experience really comes down to which game you're playing. But for those games that use it to deepen gameplay and offer more thorough technique, it really shines as a competent, and sometimes even superior method of input. Granted, it's something that does require a little practice. When the right analog stick came out and people weren't skilled yet with their right thumbs, it was a learning curve for a lot of gamers. While awkward at first, once mastered the right analog offered so much more than the status quo. And the Wiimote is no different. At the very least, it's a viable alternative, if not better control method, when used properly.

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#16

JaxonH commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:

To anyone who hasn't yet played Metroid Prime Trilogy, here's a friendly tip to help you get started:

The motion controls are designed so that you aim with the Wiimote on screen. There's an invisible threshold "box" that borders inside the edge of your TV screen which serves as the boundary between aiming and turning/looking. You can actually go into the options and adjust the X and Y values of this invisible threshold box. So if you like as much real estate as possible for aiming, make a very thin border for turning/looking. If you like to turn or look with ease, make the border larger. Or maybe you want to turn easier but you don't want to trigger looking up/down as easily, you can do that too. It's entirely in your hands how the controls respond. Find the right balance and the Wiimote will become a natural extension of your hands.

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#17

JaxonH commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:

@Superstick
Metroid Other M is an amazing game, make no mistake. Unless you're a diehard fan who takes issue with the main character showing emotion, you'll love the crap out of that game. It's just that, compared to the brilliance that is Metroid Prime, Other M falls quite short.

But I'd DEFINITELY recommend getting Other M too. Especially since it's like $5-10 tops. Play it after the Prime games- because once you play those you'll be thirsty for more, and Other M is the only other non-2D Metroid there is to satiate that desire which you'll most certainly have. And it delivers too. Other M is easily one of the best games on the Wii, but like I said, Prime trilogy was just so outstandingly good, I think any sequel was bound to disappoint one way or another.

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#18

JaxonH commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:

@Superstick
Like comparing diamonds to cubic zirconium.

And that's saying something because I actually liked Other M. Sure, it wasn't my favorite Metroid I've ever played, but I got quite a bit of stellar Metroid enjoyment from it. Even so, Metroid Prime Trilogy is THAT much better. It's the definitive Metroid experience imo, and perhaps the greatest trilogy of games ever conceived. And I've played a lot of games in my day.

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#20

JaxonH commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:

@steamtrain
Well, Mario galaxy needs the Wiimote, and it works well because you're simultaneously collecting and shooting stars while platforming- something that would be very difficult to achieve with the standard controller set up. So that's 2 games. And Pandora's Tower is apparently on the way- that game uses it similar to Mario Galaxy. And of course if you're in NA, Punch Out uses it well. DKC Returns would've worked better with a standard controller, but I do have to admit even that game works well because it doesn't utilize the motion sensor- you just use Nunchuk/Wiimote as a standard controller setup is all. I think those are all the games we know about at this point that are definitely coming, but pretty much all of them use it without being a gimmick. Certainly Metroid Prime Trilogy is the star of the show though, and I dare say it's controls are so air tight it might even make a Wiimote convert out of you. It did me back in '07, and I've been a believer ever since.

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#22

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Quorthon
Oh, and btw, please don't reply to my posts anymore. I'd rather prefer to enjoy my time on N-Life without arguments. And whenever you respond to me, within 2 posts you're arguing with something I said. I don't care about who's right who's wrong. If you read something I post that you disagree with, silently pat yourself on the back in the knowledge that you think you're right and I'm wrong. But please don't respond. And I will show you the same courtesy

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#23

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Quorthon
I lost interest in this conversation the minute you started puffing your chest with that childish "No I'M right" attitude. I expressed my gratitude, you asked why, I told you. Not interested in arguing proof or evidence. I have evidence for my beliefs- I didn't just wake up one morning on a whim and decide to believe what I do- there is evidence that supports my beliefs, whether you dismiss it or not. And I don't really care if you do or don't, you asked why and I gave you an answer.

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#24

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (North America):

@earthboundlink
I actually liked Metroid Prime 2 Echoes the most out of all three. I thought it had the best bosses, best environments, best puzzles, and generally speaking, the best gameplay concept (Light and Dark Aether was amazing). People complained about backtracking but that's part of the Metroid formula. It's not a negative when you're enjoying every minute of it, ya know?

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#29

JaxonH commented on More Details Emerge on Xenoblade Chronicles X ...:

@Jamester0722
My thoughts exactly. Xenoblade for 300 hours, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for a good 600 hours lol. All of 2015 wrapped up in two games- one for Wii U and one for 3DS!

The reason you can sink so many hours into games like these is because they're SO flippin good. Games that you just can't put down at night. Gotta get to bed, I've got work in just 5 hours. Just a little longer, just gotta finish this up real quick. Next thing you know, the alarm is going off and you're still goin at it!

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#31

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Yorumi
Yes, my own personal beliefs based on the strong evidence of what happened. Nintendo giving Gamestop exclusivity IS evidence Gamestop paid money to cover costs. That's just common sense. Publishers don't just grant exclusivity out of the goodwill of their hearts. It doesn't happen. The fact this was a game they had no interest in localizing is even further proof that Gamestop paid money to cover costs of bringing the game to NA.

If a homeless man went shopping at Macy's we could logically deduce that someone gave him money. Why? Because of the evidence that most homeless people are in fact homeless because they don't have enough money for necessities. If a publisher who has no interest in publishing a game suddenly publishes that game with a sole beneficiary, we can logically deduce that beneficiary paid money to foot the bill. Why? The evidence that publishers are in business to make money, and there's no such thing as a free lunch.

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#32

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Yorumi

Are you reading my posts? I don't think you are. I just spelled it out for you that I never claimed proof of this.

But for the record, you can't prove Gamestop DIDN'T pay Nintendo to publish in NA either, so it's a moot point. You choose to believe Nintendo randomly publishes games they have no interest in publishing and just rolls the dice to see which retailer gets exclusivity and I'll choose not to believe such a thing.

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#33

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Yorumi
You walk down the sidewalk, see a woman lying on the road dead and a car speeding off, you can't "prove" they hit her. But even a child could tell you what happened, whether they have "proof" for it or not.

1 Nintendo has no interest in NA localization.
2 Operation Rainfall shows clear signs of demand in NA.
3 Gamestop, a company which has in hindsight on multiple occasions paid for physical copies to sell in their store, receives exclusivity for Xenoblade, a game Nintendo had no interest in localizing.
4) reports of sources citing Gamestop struck a deal with Nintendo to pay for publishing duties

Whether that's enough to prove it happened or not, I believe it. It's very unlikely Gamestop didn't pay for that game. Irrefutable proof? No. Statistical likelihood based on evidence and circumstances? Yes.

But again, I'm not here to get in a tit fight over whether they did or they didn't. Believe what you want, but most people can put two and two together. Nintendo isn't that generous to just up and pay for localization on a game they don't want to localize just so they can gift Gamestop with a freebie. I choose not to believe that. You choose to believe whatever you want.

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#34

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Yorumi

I don't need proof. I'm just informing someone that that's what happened. It's a source, and sources are evidence. Believe it or don't, I don't really care. The fact the game was exclusive to Gamestop after Nintendo refused to publish in NA for years should already be proof enough. This is just further evidence. Speculation or not, I'd hardly label it "wild" considering it fits right in place with what actually happened.

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#35

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Quorthon
Dude think about it. Nintendo refused to publish the game in NA for years. Then all of a sudden the game is announced for NA exclusive to Gamestop. Why do you think that is? You think Nintendo just felt like being charitable to them? After 3 years just up and decided to publish the game in America, and not only that, but only sell it at Gamestop?

Nintendo was against footing the bill for a NA version from the get-go. It's why fans latched onto Operation Rainfall- precisely because Nintendo didn't want to localize the game. They feared it wouldn't sell and didn't want to risk it. Gamestop took notice, saw dollar signs and struck a deal to cover production costs, provided the game only be sold at their store. The proof is in the pudding, as they say.

EDIT: Found this in less than 5 seconds...

http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/rumor/28666/gamestop-approached-nintendo-to-publish-xenoblade-chronicles

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#36

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Quorthon
What makes you think a company has to get ownership wen they publish? There's no absolutes with this sort of thing. Each contract is different. Nintendo publishes 3rd party Japanese games all the time in the west. They don't "own" them, they just reap the benefits of the profit from their investment. Franchise owner gets their game exposed to a new region (and maybe even receives a cut) and the publisher makes money and/or adds a game to their console lineup, or in the case of GameStop, adds an exclusive to their store that no one else is selling in NA.

Yes, it was very unprecedented for GameStop to do this, because you're right, I don't think it had ever been done before. But ever since Xenoblade the trend has been set. They "supposedly" did it again with the Metroid Prime Trilogy, Xenoblade and Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn reprints, and yet again with Tales of Hearts R on Vita, physical copy exclusive to Gamestop because they funded the manufacturing of the copies. It was originally slated for digital only.

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#37

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Quorthon
But they do. It's why the game was exclusive to Gamestop. They might not have invested in new voice actors but they paid for the publishing of the game on Wii in North America, which is why the game was available exclusively at GameStop. Doesn't mean they necessarily "own" anything- I doubt Nintendo would give ownership. But they did pay for the game to be published in NA, and as such were the only ones allowed to sell the games printed with their funds. Of course, If Nintendo ever wanted they themselves could print a new run and publish in NA, but as of yet the only copies to be sold here were the ones Gamestop paid for.

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#38

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Quorthon
Ya they're a crap company, but no, it wouldn't have been sold at Best Buy or any other place. Gamestop proactively funded localization, and like them or hate them, there's no getting around the fact that we would not have gotten the game without them.

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#39

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (Europe):

@joey302
No lol, never trade in a game. Last time I tried that was with Sonic Racing Transformed. I loved it so much on Wii u I bought the 3DS version, unfortunately it was just a crap version. Thought I'd trade it in to help pay for Vita version, and they only offered me $10 ($11 with PUR, yippie!) just days after it released. I said no thanks, I'll just keep it, and bought the Vita version anyways. After that, I said no more trade ins, even for crap games.

I signed up for Gamers Club Unlocked at Best Buy- so I get 20% off all new games purchased plus about $5 back for every $70 spent through various credit card point bonuses and the like, so that's how I buy most of my games. Although when I was trying to catch up on the backlog collection, I spent a couple thousand dollars on eBay and Amazon. I'd snipe auctions for GameCube games and DS games and Wii games and all that good stuff. I remember getting Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn and the disc was all scratched, so I returned it and bought another used copy on eBay, and it was all scratched up too (despite like new listings). Finally I broke down and bought the game sealed brand-new for 100 bucks. I learned my lesson that it's better to pay more for what you want sometimes than trying to save a few dollars and risking not getting what you're looking for

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#40

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Flirtation With Micr...:

@Kaze_Memaryu
Keep in mind though that kids don't have credit cards- in a way they're the least at-risk segment to target, because any funds they have will have to come from their parents. Most kids don't keep a running eShop balance. Can't argue with your suggestions though. That would definitely work

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#41

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (Europe):

@joey302
6,000 games. You're in the big-leagues! Makes me look like a small-timer lol.

I probably only have about 300 physical games- a solid collection for GameCube, Wii, Wii U, DS and 3DS, with Vita, PS4 and Xbox One as well. But it's a good collection- every single game I own is a top-tier release in mint condition- I don't buy games unless they're the best of the best or something I'm genuinely interested in. So it's only 300 games, but 300 excellent games, all complete in case with manuals and in near-perfect condition. It's a collection I'm very proud of, even if it is just a small portion of what you and others boast.

But I've only been collecting for 2 years as well. I literally had no games just 2 years ago, so I guess I'm doing pretty good. Got completely caught up on the best of Nintendo's 6th and 7th gen console and handheld libraries- no small feat while trying to ALSO keep up with current releases across all 5 platforms.

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#42

JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@Grumblevolcano
Fair enough. Of course there's two dozen other games that could've been listed in its place, was just making a point is all.

Honestly though, I'm kind of greatful to Gamestop for what they did. That's one scenario where they serve the greater purpose, even if it was to line their own pockets, we (gamers) still benefitted. Selling the game used for $90 on the other hand, well [cackle...] that's another story.

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#44

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Flirtation With Micr...:

@Grumblevolcano
I disagree. If it's free to play, there is no abuse. The game is free- one does not need to invest a single dime in order to play. If it's a paid title and content is locked away pending microtransactions, then it's abuse. I downloaded Terra Battle (Mistwalker) on my iPad as a free to play game, but where your playtime was limited each day by stamina- of course, you can opt to purchase in-game currency which can then be spent on stamina to keep playing longer. But you didn't have to. Stamina recharges on it's own and you could get a pretty lengthy play session in each day without spending one red cent. And I never have. But a game like Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, where you spend $40 on the game and still have micro transactions, and progress so slowly that you almost have to spend money to advance, that's clear cut abuse. A paid game which purposely hinders progress to funnel you into microtransactions.

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#45

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Flirtation With Micr...:

I'm not inherently against micro-transactions, in fact I think they can be an appealing thing when done in good taste. It's the ABUSE of microtransactions that I hate, not the microtransactions themselves.

"Microtransaction" has become a dirty word thanks to AAA publishers abusing the heck out of them. But that doesn't mean that any game with micro transactions is automatically bad. It's an established formula for free to play, and whether people like it or not it's here to stay. The only question is whether Nintendo will continue to utilize them in good taste.

Judging by Nintendo's willingness to offer incredible value for DLC in the face of blatant industry greed, I feel confident that I can trust Nintendo in this matter.

JaxonH

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JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

@MadAdam81
Ya I noticed that too- everyone seems to have owned a Wii. I think the over-abundant shovelware paraded as equals with quality software is what led many to miscalculate the entertainment value of Nintendo consoles. Most everyone owned a Wii, yet none of them had heard of Metroid Prime 3, or Zelda Twilight Princess, or Xenoblade, or even Mario Galaxy (usually just New Super Mario Bros Wii and Wii Sports, and shovelware).

So I think people just aren't taking the time to research what Nintendo is offering this gen, because they have a false impression of what the entertainment value is of Nintendo platforms. But once they see the good stuff (usually by word of mouth) they buy one. I have yet to show a person the Wii U and it's games who hasn't, at the very least, thought about buying one. That tells me the Wii U would be a spectacularly popular console, if people only saw the side of it that we know and love.

It's ok though. I wish Nintendo well, but they'll survive regardless. I'm not too concerned with their financial well being. They're not going anywhere, so we can sit back, relax, and just enjoy the ride.

JaxonH

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JaxonH commented on Nintendo Wins Metacritic's Annual Game Publish...:

@Lukey64000
I still own my PS4 and Xbox One, but truth is I only play them on rare occasions now it seems. At first I was really excited for them and all the games (don't get me wrong, there are some great games on those systems and some very good ones on the way) but Idk what it is- I'm just not that interested in 3rd party AAA anymore. I think it's the monotony of mature, gritty realism and the common gameplay blueprints. One game just seems to bleed into the next. Now, I did love Dragon Age Inquisition- insta-classic imo, but the honest truth is I'm sucked into Fire Emblem (GBA) on Wii U more than I was EVER sucked into Dragon Age. How messed up is that? I get just as much enjoyment from VC titles as multi-million dollar AAA lol.

Aside from The Witcher 3 and the two Final Fantasy games on the way, there's not much I'm excited for in 2015 for Xbox and PS. As for Batman Arkham Knight, I'm not too hyped- Arkham City was a brilliant masterpiece judging by individual merits, but as a whole the game just lost my interest after a few hours, just like Far Cry 4 did, and Shadow of Mordor, and Wolfenstein, and GTAV, and Assassin's Creed "take your pick", etc...).

Now, I'm of the mind that a console is worth owning for even just one good game a year. So I definitely don't regret buying them, not at all. It's just that for all the games they get, it's ironic I find most of my enjoyment on Wii U and 3DS.

JaxonH

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JaxonH commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

The biggest mistake gamers make, is assuming that the majority of gamers are actually gamers like them- ya know, ones that go to fan sites and keep up with news and reputations and all that. We account for a very marginal slice of gamers. Most people don't think anything bad or good about Nintendo. Just like most people don't think anything bad or good about Mr Coffee, Sharp, Vizeo, or any other brand.

We live in a bubble where gossip makes the rounds, reputations of consoles rise and fall, and discussion about console wars is king. Most gamers have no stake in all that. 90+ % of people who will end up buying a console this gen, don't think about Nintendo one way or another- they dont have an invested opinion about how Nintendo is doing- financially, sales-wise, or any other manner. Nor do they care. To most people who will buy a console, MS Sony and Nintendo are just another brand name. They don't care about "oh Nintendo only sold X amount or Nintendo isn't getting multiplats". They'd probably laugh at us if we told them we care about that kind of stuff.

In the end, the average Joe is going to buy what his friends and colleagues tell them is fun from personal experience, or they'll buy what they're familiar with already. All this stuff we think makes a difference, doesn't make a difference. I'm convinced Wii U is an appealing product for normal, average Joe gamers. My co-worker who owns a PS4 just bought a Wii U today during that eBay sale for $260. He'd never considered Nintendo because, well, habit you see. He's just always played PS and that's what all his friends play. But once I told him about Wii U and showed him trailers for games I was playing, he started showing interest. And today he bought one with 3D World, Smash and DKC. That's the fifth person who's bought a Wii U after I told them about the system since launch, all five of which weren't Nintendo gamers. That tells me something- people like what they see, they just aren't seeing it without word of mouth.

JaxonH

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JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (Europe):

@joey302
Very lucky. Ya know, back when the Trilogy released I was in a phase where I wasn't really into gaming, didn't go to fan sites, didn't know what games were releasing when, none of that. I actually remember seeing it in Wal-Mart- they had an entire row of them on display. I just remember thinking "Oh that's cool, they released a trilogy" and kept on walking. I'd already played all 3 of them, but besides them and Zelda Twilight Princess that was the only games I'd played in many years.

Once I got back into gaming and learned of it's rarity, I regretted not buying a copy when I had the chance. Oh well, got one now so...