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Just a kick-butt dude with a love for music, video games, art, comics and photography. Also add big a technophile as they come with an unhealthy relationship with mobile phones...

Tue 28th May, 2013

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JQuest commented on Rumour: Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle On ...:

@Peach64 I think most of the time, it's a financial incentive. A game that's included in the bundle is free or at the very least a little cheaper than buying a game and system separately. Add the fact this is the marquee game some were holding off on buying a Wii U for. Then there's the general Nintendo fans that want to see the U succeed, this is supposedly one of the titles that will move units.

Though for people like you and I who have our Wii U and plan on getting the game anyway, there's less for us to be excited about as it pertains to bundles.



JQuest commented on Veronica Mars Star Kristen Bell Reveals Her Fo...:

@MeddlingIdiot haha @NorthLightSuplx would practically have to be dropped! Lol. While the warp pipe sound is cool, I'd rather have the game over theme from the original Legend of Zelda ;-)

On topic: Career keeps me so busy, that I hardly get to play at all anymore. I do manage to squeeze in about two hours a night generally on my consoles. The 3DS is a godsend, being the fact that I can still enjoy quality gaming away from home. As busy as I am, it still doesn't stop me from getting the latest games/consoles. The unfortunate downside is that I have a HUGE backlog of games I need to finish!



JQuest commented on Nintendo Is Working On The Next Mario Game, Bu...:

I wonder if they truly don't know which platform they are going to release it on. I wonder if they just have a concept and as they flesh out ideas, they'll figure out what system to release it on.

Though it wouldn't surprise me if this is a 3DS release since we're hot of the heels of 3D World



JQuest commented on Feature: What We Want to See in Nintendo's Sup...:

@Blast I wouldn't mind seeing DLC. As long as they have taken with the game obviously they are putting content first, so you know the game will be polished. If there is DLC, we probably wont find out about it until it's under development, not unlike Pikmin 3 and Luigi U. I think I'd seriously scoff if they mention DLC in the direct though. :-P



JQuest commented on Feature: What We Want to See in Nintendo's Sup...:

@TreesenHauser I hate "launch windows" you'd think a game this far along world have a hard date by now. It seems like they have been working on it forever! Lol. Though I guess it would be better than a vague "2014"

My impatience is just getting the better of me now that we're so close. Haha



JQuest commented on Feature: What We Want to See in Nintendo's Sup...:

Release date and some sort of bundle are the two things that matter to me... I'm sure I'll be more than happy with whatever modes they decide to roll with. :-)

Though a $60/$10 bundle is a little too generous, don't you think? You wouldn't see me complaining, lol though I was thinking more like 60/20. :-)



JQuest commented on Preview: Mario Kart 8:

Wow this game is looking amazing!! So much so, I can't even complain about the lack of asynchronous multiplayer or the lack of Gamepad features.

Part of me thinks they wanted to give us the smoothest, best gameplay possible. The other part of me thinks they are holding back and want to show us what the Gamepad can do in a key title like Zelda U (EDIT: or at the very least a title designed around the Gamepad) Wasn't it reported a while back that some of the Gamepad features were built specifically for Zelda?



JQuest commented on New Watch_Dogs Trailer Highlights a Living, Br...:

@Nik-Davies what's in the PS4 bundle? It's getting exclusive content right? I was trying to decide between the PS and XB1 version. It may come down to that, since resolution doesn't bother me as much... I know for sure I'm double dipping with the U version. Lol

I'm pretty excited about this game, it's more and more reminding me of the show "Person of Interest" (my favorite program on TV outside of The Walking Dead)



JQuest commented on Masahiro Sakurai Takes Us Through the Multifac...:

There are times I think Nintendo doesn't want any of my money, then I see stuff like this and it convinces me they want it all!!! Hopefully Ninty takes it easy on my wallet and offers a bundle discount for both versions. If not, I'm just going to have to bite the Bullet Bill and get both anyways!



JQuest commented on Guide: The Building Blocks Of Success In Poké...:

@WingedSnagret wow. That's not cool. Whatever happened to the fun of grinding it out with the fun and joy received from winning by the hard work and sweat, and tears you put into training.

As a Technophile, I understand the joy of modding, but not at the cost of destroying the spirit of competition. I'm assuming there's no way of avoiding those who use illegals in battle? My speech aside, thanks for the info. Lol



JQuest commented on Guide: The Building Blocks Of Success In Poké...:

I never realized how deep Pokémon is! This guide is really informative. I haven't played Pokémon hardcore since the original Gameboy versions and I'm just getting back into it with X, so I feel like a fish out of water. After reading this, I feel like I'm doing it all wrong and may just start all over . lol I'm not going to pretend I understand all of this, but I want to learn! Keep these guides coming! Really good stuff!



JQuest commented on Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn Wants Your Money:

Shaq the Fu up!! The first game was awful and wasn't worth the $60-$70 that was spent by the poor souls who were foolish enough to buy it. Why would someone ever be suckered in to back this? As @Gerbwmu said, why can't Shaq just pony up some of the funds? I know he's got a cool mil laying around somewhere. He should be paying US to play this game. Lol



JQuest commented on The Next Batman Game Is Arkham Knight, And No,...:

@Shroom_Muncher well, being that they have pushed back Watch_Dogs to an undetermined date on the Wii U, Ubi has almost effectively forced me to get it on the PS4 or XBox One. My original plan was to get it on the U and I still might.

I've been doing my part and buying the U version of 3rd party games I'm interested in, but when they continually port over gimped versions of games, drop DLC support, out just outright delay games in favor of the other platforms, I find it harder and harder to find a reason to get the U version of anything outside of Nintendo published games.



JQuest commented on Talking Point: NFC And The GamePad Can Succeed...:

With the NFC tech on the GamePad, I was actually quite surprised that NFC wasn't the transfer method for the Fit Meter. I felt that was a missed opportunity there.

I think as others have pointed out (also in the article) that a sandbox style game could totally work for Nintendo. I think people would eat that up for the sheer fact that other Nintendo characters are visiting in other characters worlds (That would totally take me back to the "Captain N: The Game Master" days! Which by the way, would be an awesome character in Smash Bros! Tell me I'm not the only one who remembers this show) . I mean that's pretty much the premise of Smash Bros. so why couldn't it work for Disney Infinity type of game?

Naturally, NFC instant payments would be a welcome addition of course. It would be an awesome system to have particularly for those who buys the prepaid cards. No more entering no long string of numbers. Tap and go.

Another idea is why don't they embed NFC tech in Pokemon Cards. I don't know how popular the trading card game is now, heck, I don't even know if it's financially feasible to do so, but in my mind I have a Pokemon game on the Wii U much like how the kids used to played back in the day. You could have clubs, online tourneys, Nintendo could host tournaments occasionally where you could win prizes. Obviously, the game would have unlockables and other goodies. You can even have a "Play-by-Mail" feature, to play your turn at your convenience.



JQuest commented on Nintendo Confirms Club Nintendo Promotion for ...:

@babyguess Thanks. It did explain a bit. It at least tells me that linking and registering are two different processes, at least in the case of the 3DS. The Wii U did it automatically. I have never registered any of my other Nintendo systems, so I thought the 3DS did the same.

Since linking is one of the steps, I hope I still qualify by finally registering my game and system. Though now for a really important question, guys. Pokemon X or Y??



JQuest commented on Nintendo Confirms Club Nintendo Promotion for ...:

@ikki5 of course there's those like me, who could afford to get it and just didn't for whatever reason ;-) but I do agree with you on the whole "entitlement" issue. I'm sure there will be other promotions for current owners to take advantage of...



JQuest commented on Nintendo of America Running TVii Sweepstakes D...:

I always forget that the TVii app is there. So this gives me a chance to use it today. The couple times I used it this NFL season I found the app stream is behind the live stream, which was annoying enough for me to not use it anymore.

EDIT: It looks as if like I'm not going to get on today, let alone get to enter the contest. The TVii app is having network issues. It appears everyone is trying to get on today! Haha



JQuest commented on Nintendo of America Issues Refunds After Warne...:

Remember the whole issue before release where Wii U owners questioned whether or not they were going to get the Death Stroke pack? We should have seen the writing on the wall then. It sucks, but I feel like we shouldn't be so surprised. This totally explains that mystery eShop credit I got! I used it to get MH3U on the 3DS and the money I was going to use for that, I'm applying towards Tropical Freeze...



JQuest commented on Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Reduced to $19.99 on...:

@shigulicious thanks! I downloaded the Wii U Version last night. Funny thing happened though. I had to use my credit card to to add the 19.99 credit to buy the Wii U version. Bought it. Everything is cool. My eShop balance was zero. The next day when I fired up 3DS XL to buy that version, I saw that I had an eShop balance of 19.99! I don't know what happened, but I basically ended up getting both games for 20 bucks! 😊😊:-)



JQuest commented on Satoru Iwata Confirms That DS Games Are Coming...:

@Placlu I'm sure there's a way around that. Sunshine is probably a candidate for an HD remake anyways. Also it's not the idea way to play if you're using solely the gamepad as your primary screen, but you can always use the classic controller set up for GameCube games, which I do believe have analog triggers. For the GameCube owners among us we could use a GC controller adapter if we wanted an authentic experience...



JQuest commented on Namco Bandai Will Now Be Known As Bandai Namco...:

I'll have to remember that, in the event I make it on "Jeopardy!" and I get an answer concerning this company.

Me: "What is Namco Bandai?, Alex."
Alex: "No. The correct question is 'What is Bandai Namco?'"




JQuest commented on 3DS System Update 7.1.0-15 is Available Now:

@oats-81 I always pushed it down, and jiggled the cart to the left and right until I found the perfect position, then slipped the sleeve (or another game) in to hold it in place. The Game Genie method worked as well... Man, this makes me feel antique. Haha



JQuest commented on Nintendo Left Online Out Of Super Mario 3D Wor...:

I'm not telling anyone to suck it up, but it's one of those things that it is what it is. Given the development time for this game and how crisp the gameplay is, Nintendo made the right decision in making this local only. Nothing is more infuriating than playing an online game with someone and the person in the other end has lag. Especially a game like this one, where it's style doesn't lend itself to Online play paticularly.



JQuest commented on Masahiro Sakurai Confirms Separate Super Smash...:

@Agent721 I'm not down on a trophy system. I think you missed the part when I said that Nintendo games are high in replayablity without trophies, but it's icing on the cake for those who do...

I totally respect the fact that there are people who want it and they shouldn't be denied or left out, I also said that while I'm not a trophy chaser, I think a system like this would be fine as long as it's not banal like games on the other systems where they hand out trophies for things you need to do progress in the first place. I would be more apt to go after trophies or points if that was the case. The problem I have with system wide achievements as they are now is that every time I finish a chapter of a game, I don't need a notification saying I unlocked an achievement for doing what I was supposed to be doing. I don't need 25G for finishing the first quarter of Madden 25 LOL. Though I fault developers for that, not necessarily Microsoft or Sony. (However they could help out by having guidelines on what conditions you need to meet to obtain trophies/gamerpoints)

I can't remember if it was on here, or somewhere else, but I was having a discussion with someone (I almost feel like it was with you) about a network-wide trophy systems, and I thought it would be pretty cool for Nintendo to have one, because if they did it, they would probably implement it in their own special way. I actually had a few ideas about that myself. It was sort of like the way you described it in one of your posts on this article. To add to that, another part of my idea was that the trophies or medals would reflect achievement made. Like for instance, in a Mario game, there there could be a particular medal that's a coin, mushroom or some other power-up based on the achievement met. Also, in the Mii Square, it always shows what community you're in based on the last game you played. It would be cool if you clicked on a certain Mii and it showed them wearing/holding the last medal/trophy won. To go further, with Miiverse integration, it's perfect for sharing and exchanging tips on how a particular person won a medal, especially if it was a rare or hard one to obtain. Heck they could even implement special trophies that can only be unlocked if you worked and played together with people in your friend's list. Maybe even have some sort of trading system! So I'm not against achievements, I just want them to be more interesting overall. LOL



JQuest commented on Masahiro Sakurai Confirms Separate Super Smash...:

@Darknyht good thing about Nintendo games is that they already have high replayability without the need for trophies or achievements. This is just icing on the cake for those who like this sort of stuff. As long obtaining these trophies aren't as stupid or banal as some games on Xbox (e.g. Getting points for completing something in game that you have to complete to progress anyways) then I'm fine with it. Though I feel ya. I'm not a trophy chaser myself (I have less than a 9000 gamerscore in all the time I've owned my XBox 360)



JQuest commented on Eurogamer's Game of the Year is a Nintendo Winner:

@TheRealThanos No problem!

Yea, I went strictly true Super Mario entries. If people bring other Mario games into the equation, They are just being petty. I can't imagine anyone looking at Mario Olympics, Mario Strikers, Mario is Missing and Mario Party and thinking, "Damn, not another Mario game!" Those are games you either get or you don't, Otherwise we'd have to bring up titles like the original Donkey Kong, Golf, Punch Out! and Pinball.

As far as some of the bigger games with Mario in it, Super Smash Bros is more of a celebration of Nintendo's various IPs than it is a Mario game and there's only been one per generation since it's inception. The same goes for Mario Kart. One per hardware, per generation. Those two are gems that people wish there was MORE of. I think you touched perfectly on it about the 2D Mario games being developed and all the sudden we have an uptick in Super Mario games. Even still, it's only 7 Super Mario games in the span of 8 years across 4 hardware platforms (DS, 3DS, Wii and Wii U) Which pretty much mirrors the Super Mario releases back in the day. 9 games in 10 years since Super Mario was released in '85 (10 games in 11 years if you count Super Mario 64.) That would be much lower if Nintendo didn't have a handheld business that inflates the number of Super Mario games available. So which begs the questions, is it really more Mario games than usual for a generation, or did they just go back to the way they used to do things? At the end of the day, Nintendo is the only video game company with a true mascot (hell, they're the only true video game company) so Mario games (and games featuring him) is a given.

I'm glad SM3DW is getting the accolades it deserves, it's truly an excellent game, but man, you're right.That game would be over the top if they used all the space on the disc! It just shows the quality, care and pride they take in their properties. let's take it a step further and imagine how epic a 64/Sunshine/Galaxy successor will be!

"I guess Nintendo's got a knack for it"... I see what you did there. ;-)

Sorry for the long post, but I just had this Mario argument with a friend just yesterday, so it was still fresh in my mind. HAHA

EDIT: I should qualify my argument with this. I do think some of the people who complain about so much Mario is in the camp that they have dormant IPs that they would like to see outside of Mario/Zelda. I can wholeheartedly understand that, as I long for a new Earthbound, Star Fox and F-Zero myself.



JQuest commented on Eurogamer's Game of the Year is a Nintendo Winner:

@TheRealThanos you're spot on about the Mario releases (well your whole comment is really lol) I don't get how people are complaining that there are too many Mario games, when in the almost 30 years of his existence there has only been 19 "main" games and that's across all hardware (consoles and handheld combined) take out Wario Land, Yoshi's Island and The Lost Levels that's 16 games. Mario releases slowed down because of the begining of Mario's 3D era. Those obviously took more development time to make, hence one 3D Mario every generation. So to a person who grew up with Mario, they could possibly make an argument that the period between N64/GCN/Wii we were suffering a Mario drought! Lol



JQuest commented on Eurogamer's Game of the Year is a Nintendo Winner:

@triforcepower73 that's a bummer! I understand the reasonings for Nintendo leaving out online multiplayer, but your situation makes for a strong case of why it should be included. I'm the only real gamer in my household, so I only got to delve into 3DW multiplayer experience a handful of time over the holidays at my place.