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Thu 29th September, 2011

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Lalivero commented on Best Buy Is Cancelling Majora's Mask New 3DS X...:

@BlatantlyHeroic I can see where you are getting at, but wouldn't it be a catch 22 anyways? I mean, alongside a number of families having multiple consoles in one order, it opens the doors for scalpers to order like 3 million consoles a piece(who would probably notice it before many families would), and plenty of families likely wouldn't get theirs anyways... :-l

And ditto about the covers...

@JellySplat That probably would've been a little more fair in a scenario like that I suppose.



Lalivero commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

@rjejr There are also people out there who can't see 3D anyways, not just kids? In that sense, it can be considered gimmick-y. It's just a cheaper alternative model anyway you look at it, for anybody really. And, despite the likeliness of stock not being ready before, you can consider the launch of the 'new 3DS (XL)' being so soon after the holidays as a reason to burn down N HQ in that case.

That whole 'we have a 2DS' is also a poor excuse if they really want to use it, considering EU got the standard model. That's pretty frickin' laughable actually.



Lalivero commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

Well it's on them really if my money means nothing to them; I'll be content with my 2DS for the foreseeable future, as I have no interest in the 'new XL'. Will definitely make a call though to give my own direct input soon-ish.

@rjejr Then it seems a bit strange that, even if they would only focus on that and the 2DS, the latter hasn't gotten word on any kinda upgrade...maybe they could actually -somewhat- right this wrong(for now). I'm not even a kid and, 3D aside, I find the 2DS form to be highly superior to the clamshell design(though it's pretty silly to say the 2DS is the kiddy model anyways, imo). Even 'kids' would want to have access to any further exclusive games and such coming out.

@KillScottKill Agree with that post. The XL is pretty much a pixel-y mess imo. The new standard seems to apparently hit a sweet spot in size when it comes to that.



Lalivero commented on Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?:

@Caryslan Despite liking the 3D so the enhanced 3D had me hopeful, I have to agree with you there a lot. I got rid of my original XL and got my sea green 2DS and have been gaming on that since and would love if they brought out a 'new' 2DS. It's the very least they could do if NoA wants to screw us over by not offering the standard n3ds model that -everyone else- gets.(it would also make more sense to allow 2DS owners to enjoy the new games and such if they really aren't planning to release the standard anymore for whatever stupid reason).

The 2DS is very comfortable to hold and I kinda hate the clamshell design, among other things, so a slight screen size increase like the standard n3ds(since the og 2DS and 3DS are the same as well) along with the other enhancements and I'd be set for a n'2'DS.

(Though my -ideal- desire would be a system with the 2DS form but with 3D, ha)



Lalivero commented on Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?:

@AdanVC Ditto.

There should've been a 'sticking with my current 2DS' option in the first poll, heh(or just lumped in with the same option for original 3DS).

Either way, because of the lack of the standard model of the n3DS(along with everything that personally makes it better), I have no interest in upgrading to a 'new' model for the foreseeable future. 2DS love all day e'ryday it is then!



Lalivero commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

@JaxonH The whole positivity/negativity thing was more a general statement on my part, too, to put that out there.

I know some internet people are probably doing this for the heck of it, but I know (of) people who are actually calling NoA to ask questions about why it isn't making its way here.

It's a shame that we at least weren't given some kind of ambassador promotion like EU with the standard though. Can't even import a model because of region locking(which would've lessened the blow). :-l



Lalivero commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

@JaxonH The XL is only better in that it is easier to see, if we're only talking the screen size(which also makes the pixel-y mess that is the same res easier as well, which ruins it's appeal otherwise personally). The new standard also appears to have found more of a sweet spot with size in that regard because it is bigger than the original's screen.

And this is ignoring blatantly questionable decisions regarding the N3DS such as missing out on face plates, etc.

Blindly looking at only positives and not addressing potential issues(that have next to -no- good reason stated for them at that) is just as bad as only looking at the negatives.

As @ShikabaneHime13 said, it's almost amusing in a way because EVERYONE ELSE gets it but NA, despite the XL pretty much selling better elsewhere as well. N may as well have not released the standard at all if popularity was an issue, which further calls out the poor excuse given.

Ah well I suppose. -If- we for some bizarre reason don't get the standard, any exclusives can wait for the next gen then(since they tend to keep bc).



Lalivero commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

As someone already pointed out on the forum, do they not actually read over these kinda statements before putting them out? It makes no sense at all really...I mean look:

"Different territories make their own business decisions regarding individual products and timing. We think New Nintendo 3DS XL makes the most sense for our market. Nintendo makes different systems at different price points for a whole range of consumers, and New Nintendo 3DS XL simply expands those choices even further."

So, by limiting us to the XL and not giving us the option for the standard -at all-(as of yet), our choices are expanded? Unless that 'simply' is put in there to mean 'expand, but just a little', it is doing the exact opposite.

I guess my 2DS will apparently be getting more use until we hear a further announcement(-if- we do), because they clearly aren't interested in my(and others') cash. :-l



Lalivero commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

@Ps4all There actually is a way(think because there actually is a link now with NNID and stuff), but it's a bit of a hassle and it appears you lose your saves and plaza puzzles, etc., so likely isn't worth it if you have a ton of stuff.

As for the trade in, it might depend on your employees but, when I traded one of my old in before at a nearby town's GS, they let me buy the new system for the trade-in difference and allowed me to transfer my stuff but I ofc had to do a transfer while at the store(so you'd need internet access obviously). It probably was a rarer exception and who knows if I could do it again, but there are some people like that out there. :)



Lalivero commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

Looks like I may hold out on buying a new 3DS after all, if I bother(will have to see later releases). Why couldn't they at least given us an Ambassador option, so they wouldn't have to pump out to the masses if they so chose not to? Can't even bother importing one because titles won't be compatible due to region lock, etc.

This really sucks because it is the one I have been wanting for the face plates, etc.(it also seems to be a sweet spot in screen size). I'm really not that interested in the pixel-y-ness of the XL, so eh. :-l

Loved the direct but this was disappointment.

@Spoony I never understood the whole 'can't fit in your pocket thing, unless you either have no pockets or are wearing super tight pants/skinny jeans. I wear regular sized jeans and stuff and have even gotten my 2DS into a pocket(though that is a little snug and won't happen regularly ofc).

Speaking of 2DS though, I wonder why people are so against it. I personally feel the 2DS design is far superior than the 3DS. If the 2DS had the same design as now, but with 3D and the bits of the 3DS, I'd snap that up in a heartbeat. I do not care for the clamshell design, particularly after how comfortable it is to use my 2DS.



Lalivero commented on Transparent Blue and Red 2DS Models Hit North ...:

@Vineleaf I managed to snag a sea green 2ds as well, during that sale they were having. While it was a pain to find this specific color, it is pretty. :) The layout is great and really comfortable...better than the clamshell. The design also appears to make it so the screens feel more normal-sized, if that makes sense; I mean, despite having the same sized screens as the original, they don't look tiny, whereas looking at the OG 3DS and they do. .-.

Anyways...considering picking up a blue one of these.



Lalivero commented on Nintendo of Europe Distributes Free Halloween ...:

@ikki5 Aren't Euro gamers also able to (even if it'll be a little costly?) import an Aus N3ds when it hits down there next month, and I mean actually be able to make use of it normally, because of it being PAL?

Eta: Apparently so. I knew I remember it being mentioned elsewhere. D:

Either way, I'd like a Halloween theme. Holiday themed stuff is always a little amusing.



Lalivero commented on Review: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse (3DS eS...:

Being a fan of the previous games, and having been waiting for this for some time, this is a nice little confirmation for me. I guess it also helps that I don't have a 300 million game backlog/list-to-buy, so the price isn't much of a bother to me. Can't wait to pick this up.



Lalivero commented on Junichi Masuda Talks Pokémon Snap and Listeni...:

I'd definitely be interested in another Snap game. It seems like something that would definitely be a fit for the Wii U.

As far as spin offs that I'm really waiting to hear about though, have been waiting a bazillion years for a new Colosseum/XD entry... :-l



Lalivero commented on Video: Japanese Commercial For New 3DS Highlig...:

This commercial does have some...pizazz. I like it.

@rjejr Too bad the option wasn't at least given. I mean it isn't like us 'boring' adults couldn't keep the dull default shell.

I guess it would eat into the regular-sized one's sales because people would just go for the bigger model, which would be essentially the small + added size(not really that great anyway because the same res is kept); unlike the 2DS' design, the 'kids' model wouldn't have much of an identity, outside of the colored buttons(like you pointed out, but using the old 3DS).



Lalivero commented on Nintendo Direct: New Nintendo 3DS Models Comin...:

So Aus and Japan are getting the new 3ds this year(and apparently EU users can make use of it if they are able to import one) and EU is getting the transparent ORAS 2DS models...

Would be nice to see if NA could get a surprise hardware announcement as well. :-l



Lalivero commented on Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of I...:

@Einherjar Take a look back at comment #81, if you really don't see. You could've stopped after you pointed out @MorriganIsHot 's post, but instead went onto some semi-lengthy, - whiny - rant about how ridiculous you think some others are being over this.

I had no intentions of getting into a little argument over it though, so I'll leave it at that, just giving you what you asked.



Lalivero commented on Cooking Mama 5 Becomes a Little Too Real at La...:

@kereke12 It really is a fun little series to get into. I've played all except for 4(though I'll probably pick it up at some point since you can get it pretty cheap online). Heck, I might pick this one up while I'm at it.

@Interneto I was going to ask where you saw that, because I had watched the vid and missed it, but now I see them(they're just sitting in the background). XD



Lalivero commented on Sakurai Explains Reasoning Behind Removal Of I...:

It is pretty sad that the Wii U version is having something cut when it could still handle it, although at least most had got in. I agree with others that they could've gotten remodeled to work with the limit(too bad they are considered not as relevant).

Speaking of new characters(going by some other posts' defence), I wish we had gotten characters like Isaac and Shantae, instead of Dark Pit, who could've really been fresh (and a little more relevant).

@Einherjar All I'm going to say is that you really should look back at your own posts, if you're going on about others' being whiny( and sometimes ridiculous). :-l

I don't really see the problem with being a bit frustrated over the limits when this article is for discussing their absence.



Lalivero commented on The GameCube is 13 Years Old:

Happy 13th to arguably my favorite home console as well.

The Cube holds a special place with me because, although I played N64, SNES, Genesis, etc. before through relatives and stuff, it was the first home console that was my own.

Had tons of fun with games like Shadow the Hedgehog, Beyond Good & Evil, Luigi's Mansion, WWE Day of Reckoning, SSBM, MP, Sonic Heroes, LoZ:TP, and of course Pokémon Colosseum & XD.

@Neferupitou I had many hours on that, too. I remember being excited when I finally purified Shadow Lugia and transferred it over to one of my Gen III games; I'm pretty sure Emerald.

@Stomatopod17 I loved Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, though I played more of that on a friend's PS2.



Lalivero commented on Retailer Lists Super Smash Bros. Wii U for 21s...:

@Mega719 Ah, you mean like some big bonanaza or something? o,o Wouldn't that still be kinda crazy?(although look at the time of the year right after...)

@PokeMarioR I guess it depends on who we're focusing on then. The 3ds audience will probably already have gotten Smash by then and can move onto ORAS/throw it into their mix. Now the people who own both consoles? I guess so...although, due to what games we are talking about here, you'd think they would save up for both, ha.



Lalivero commented on Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online...:

Too bad we couldn't get the new 3DS early as well...that's my gripe with the thing. :-l

@Diddy_kong The idea of a portable Smash, if you ask me, is more appealing than an HD one. Although I haven't seen the game in person yet, it also looks pretty great for what it is(and 3ds games tend to look better in person than screenshots/vids).



Lalivero commented on Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for N...:

Good grief, did this just pass the mark for most commented on article?

OT, I'd love to have a code because I was a little bit shy of Platinum this past year. I'd even send a little PayPal tip if needed, to have the unlimited version.