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JonWahlgren

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Male, 27, United States

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#3

JonWahlgren commented on Review: Advance Wars (Wii U eShop):

I had a hankering for some AW lately so I picked up the first DS title, but now that this one is out (and is the one I originally wanted) the DS game will just have to wait.

Please please let this mean a new Wars will make it out some day — Advance or Battalion, I don't care.

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#7

JonWahlgren commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

@siconlol Hah, no worries, I know what you mean. We don't pretend to be the only reviewers in town and encourage our readers to check out other sites and chat with community members who have played the game to get as complete a picture as possible.

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#9

JonWahlgren commented on Feature: Meet The Gamate, The Handheld Which T...:

@Damo As a video game hoarder I don't think I would've ever thrown it away intentionally, but since we moved a lot I have no idea where it may have ended up. If I do then it's locked in a storage facility on the other side of the country.

I know for truthfacts that I still have my R-Zone in said storage facility. Next time I'm back east I'll dig it up. Pretty sure it's in the same box as my Game.com.

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#10

JonWahlgren commented on Feature: Meet The Gamate, The Handheld Which T...:

I...think I had one of these. It looks awfully familiar to a present I got from my grandma, who bought it off the Home Shopping Network way back when. If it's the same machine, I remember it being a pile of hot trash. Definitely no R-Zone. :)

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JonWahlgren commented on Review: KORG M01D (3DS eShop):

@NekoGeo It's actually pretty straightforward and you don't have to dig too deep to get a lot out of it. The manual explains how to use everything but playing around is the best way to learn.

@HaNks You're thinking of DS-10, which is available as a retail release. This, M01D, is only available on the eShop in the west.

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#36

JonWahlgren commented on Nintendo Denies Permission For a Live Stream o...:

@LordGeovanni Shoryuken organizes the tournament, and NoA told them that they couldn't stream Smash Bros. They published the news, and it spread kinda everywhere super quick.

We emailed one of our Nintendo contacts asking for comment and they said they were looking in to it. Said contact emailed us right before we posted our new story saying that the decision was reversed.

So, it was definitely NoA's doing, but we still aren't sure of the reasoning behind it. Given that it's way past business hours in NoA's time zone I wouldn't expect to hear back from them until at the earliest tomorrow, provided they even bother commenting at all.

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#47

JonWahlgren commented on Review: Resident Evil Revelations (Wii U):

@ivanmata You mean like "Graphics: 7, Sound: 8, Gameplay: 7" etc? We're not doing that, sorry! We already have a bunch of pretty stars to use; we don't need any more.

We don't feel this score is inconsistent at all. The game was designed for a handheld and a lot of the shortcuts they can get away with (e.g. marionette enemy animation, texture detail or goofy low-poly models) on a handheld are much more glaring on a big screen. So, its faults are far more obvious and can more easily hinder one's enjoyment.

(Also, just because it has more stuff doesn't mean it's a better game. It just means it has more stuff.)

8 is a pretty good score, y'all. In fact, we consider it "very good":

If we award a game an eight, you can be sure if you like the genre this is a sound buy for you. Minor niggling factors or a badly judged difficulty spike may have made this game fall short of a nine, but it is not to be dismissed lightly.