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Female, United States

Fri 28th May 2010

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k8sMum commented on Poll: Did The Nintendo Direct Comeback Fire on...:


I don't know anyone here in the states that pronounces it Poe-Kay-Mon, at least not in the northeast. We say Poe-Keh-Mon. Anything you may hear in an advert is not necessarily reality.

As for the Direct: I avoid having to see or hear Reggie at all costs, so I settle for recaps.



k8sMum commented on The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass and Spi...:


That type of thinking may have worked before the interwebz, but no longer. Ninty doesn't seem to get that Europe and the U.S. now know what each region gets and even devotees are starting to get pissed at the snubbing.

It doesn't have to be the way it is. It makes ninty appear unconnected to their base.



k8sMum commented on Super Smash Bros. + Splatoon Wii U Hardware Bu...:

My 3ds xl is slowly dying, so I may go for a deal on the new one. Button came off a year ago, lol, but I like it better. I need a new copy of pokemon white. My 10 yr old grandson loves Link and I get him a new ornament every year, so that's a go. I see my Xmas prezzies for me all taken care of.

That's a nice thing about getting old: you get to buy yourself what you really want for Xmas!



k8sMum commented on Eiji Aonuma is Aiming For an Open World "Surpr...:

@rjejr you seem to have channelled much of the frustration I have with ninty now. I am to the point where I just don't believe anything they say as it all sounds like spin. When they need to use that much spin it doesn't bode well, imho.



k8sMum commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd October (North America):


One of the old rules here at NL is to not take/make things personal. You have stated your opinion and are now just beating a dead horse. Name calling, making insulting statements about posters and other passive/aggressive behaviour is frowned upon.



k8sMum commented on Talking Point: The NX Hype Will Ramp Up as Nin...:

I've been on this hype train too many times. The scenery is a bit different each trip, but the last couple of destinations have been disappointing.

Just need to see where we end up and not believe all the travel brochures.



k8sMum commented on Nintendo Download: 15th October (North America):

So no Nintendo Selects for for 3ds for us Yanks? I wonder if ninty has heard of this new thing called The Interwebz where people can find out what's going on in the rest of the world...perhaps they just don't care.

It's a bit contagious because I don't care much anymore either. Way to go, Big N.



k8sMum commented on Video Game Voice Actors Contemplate Strike Act...:

Has no one else bothered to look into the longer list of reasons why VA are considering striking? Wheaton has posted it and it's more than money involved. Much easier to just call the man a douche than to look into the situation a bit.

Most of the wealthy here in the states are old money. They are the ones who run things according to The Golden Rule: Them that has the gold makes the rules.. For every self-made millionaire there are multiple inheritance babies. Altruism is a grand idea, but do not for a moment think they do not protect their own at any expense which only they can afford.

Do you really believe the Bushes, the Rockefellers, the Kennedy's mowed lawns to get their start in life? Many, many of today's truly wealthy got there thru nefarious practices. This is true the world over.

We are living in skewed times when athletes and celebrities are worth more than those really benefitting mankind.

Do I want another French Revolution? No. But to pretend the playing field can become equal if only the lazy serfs would show some gumption, pull up their bootstraps and other nonsensical cliches is rubbish.



k8sMum commented on GAME Processes Additional Charges on Super Mar...:

My sincere sympathies to all who are dealing with this mess. The ripple effect of it are just mind-numbing. I know where my balance is to the penny and I'd be freaking out. For those that operate on a tight budget getting charged multiple time causes so many problems that will need to be fixed. The ripple effect grows and grows.

I know they are putting everything into fixing the problem but the lack of meaningful communication with customers is unforgivable.

I hope you all get this fixed with minimum stress and damage.



k8sMum commented on Preview: Getting Inside The Curiously Undemand...:

The great dumbing down continues. If it doesn't matter what you do for your clients, what is the point?

Ding...Ding...Ding...we have an answer:
'Happy Home Designer's use of amiibo and amiibo cards has been heavily publicised, and a less kind person might suggest that the game is little more than a vehicle to sell more pieces of NFC-enabled tat.'

I must be a less-kind person.

Even in the real game, if a villager requests you get them an item to replace say a sofa, if you offer them a coffee pot they will tell you it's not the right size and won't take it.



k8sMum commented on Shovel Knight amiibo Confirms "Evolving" Relat...:

I have no interest in amiable other than thinking of how colourful the landfills of the future are going to be, but I love these threads.

New drinking game: every time the word 'entitled' (or any derivative) is used, take a shot. We will all be too drunk to argue within minutes.



k8sMum commented on Review: I Love my Cats (3DS eShop):


Please know that I am going to ask a legitimate question, with no snark or offense meant on any level.

I knew as soon as I saw this game's name that you would be posting that you love it. If it has babies or pets you are on it like butter on toast. Many of the games you appear to enjoy get rather iffy reviews, yet you enjoy then. My question is: do you forgive any negatives in the games because you are so enamored with the genre? Do you not see any negatives in the games?

Again, I am not being judgemental on your choices, but am genuinely just curious.



k8sMum commented on DeNA West CEO Believes Nintendo Smart Device R...:

My son has our old systems. I have visions, when he wants to put me in a home, of sweetening the deal by hooking them up in my room for me.

Seriously, I just enjoy handheld gaming more now. I'd give a kidney to have a handheld capable of playing GC games. I would be in freaking heaven!



k8sMum commented on DeNA West CEO Believes Nintendo Smart Device R...:

I am afraid I am destined to shuffle into my twilight years clutching my 3ds in my cane hand, playing old DS/3DS games. For home console I have my sweet PS3.

I've supported ninty since the NES. It was a decent run. It's ok, one of us has outgrown the other. I'm not sure which.



k8sMum commented on 3DS Version Of Dragon Quest VIII To Feature Br...:

Pleeeeeeze don't incite them to take away what little we 3ds owners are getting! I am so hoping this gets localised in my lifetime.

Here's what I don't get: so many Wii U owners go on and on about how they can play on the controller whilst the family watches tv. Yet they don't want to play games on a handheld. It makes no sense to my admittedly addled brain. DQ IX s amazing on the 3ds as are the others in the series that are available. I'm not being snarky, I just don't understand the reasoning.



k8sMum commented on First Impressions: Getting Cosy With Animal Cr...:

So they've removed the loveable snarkiness and replaced it with characters who want you to design their homes to certain specifications but don't care if you give them the opposite.

No bells needed, everything is available as soon as it's needed, no complaints from the Stepford citizens...what's the point?