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MKCustodial

MKCustodial

Brazil

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MKCustodial

#2

MKCustodial commented on Nintendo Download: 7th August (North America):

@xj0462 There are Mega Drives (Genesis) and Master Systems being sold with, like 50 games preinstalled, but they're from TecToy, which is the company that represented SEGA back then. I had no idea it was still considered a SEGA production thing.

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#3

MKCustodial commented on Nintendo Download: 7th August (North America):

@xj0462 What do you mean? SEGA had its day in the 80s and 90s. In fact, I had a Master System and then a SEGA Genesis and a SEGA CD, choosing those over the systems that were our version of the NES and SuperNES probably because their marketing was more aggressive. I only turned to Nintendo on the N64. And by then SEGA was pretty much dead.

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#4

MKCustodial commented on Nintendo Download: 7th August (North America):

@RCMADIAX That IS weird. I know there are ways to go around it, but I just wish they'd get on with it. Although I do fear that, when they do, they're just gonna charge online the same price stores ask for a retail game.
I mean, right now the console is going for the equivalent of 830 dollars, a game oscillates between 80 and 90 dollars, a Wii Remote is around 45, and don't even get me started on accessories like the Disney Infinity items…

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#5

MKCustodial commented on Nintendo Download: 7th August (North America):

I'd love to hear from Nintendo why Brazil STILL does not have access to the Nintendo eShop. Yes, everything Nintendo down here is an import, which means everything Nintendo is way more expensive than Sony or M$. But still, there WAS an official Wii U launch last year, so what gives?
Just another item on the list of things that Nintendo apparently doesn't get or doesn't care. I'm Nintendo for life, but the company REALLY makes it difficult sometimes.

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#7

MKCustodial commented on Wii Owners Are Upgrading To PlayStation 4, Cla...:

The only thing that interests me outside Nintendo right now is Kingdom Hearts. Anything else I can get on Steam. It's hard enough for a Brazilian to tend to one system with our insane prices and taxes. I'd need a second job to get two. :)

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#8

MKCustodial commented on Video: The Top 20 Wii U Games So Far - Part Two:

Yeah, I'd definitely put LEGO City higher. Such a clever, fun game. I also miss LEGO Marvel there, but I guess that's just the fanboy in me talking? And I'd also like to mention that our family really gets a kick out of Wii Party parties. :)

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#9

MKCustodial commented on Rumour: Disney Infinity 2 Coming To Wii U, But...:

As long as the figures work for the sequel and it includes Marvel/Star Wars, I'm happy. Because there was something in IGN yesterday about Disney developing separate Infinity editions for Marvel and Star Wars, and that would NOT be nice.

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#11

MKCustodial commented on Sega Has No Plans To Bring Alien: Isolation To...:

We as consumers really can only "accept it". All we can do is ask and then hang our hands in sadness. Nintendo is the one who needs to work harder to change developers' minds. Offer incentives, I don't know.

And even then… I'm from Brazil. The Wii U was finally launched officially down here in November, and we STILL have no access to the eShop. So maybe needs to not make it so difficult for developers to get their stuff out there to a wide audience?

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#13

MKCustodial commented on Rumour: Nintendo Is Looking To Release The Wii...:

@Savino Microsoft is not recognizing anything. They have already set up shop due to their computer side of business, so it's easier for them to "lose money" with games when they can make up for it with the computer stuff. Nintendo already said they wanted to build systems here but bureaucracy and taxes pretty much killed that deal. Get your head out of the sand.

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#14

MKCustodial commented on Rumour: Nintendo Is Looking To Release The Wii...:

The price for games is not that unfair. You can actually get good deals if you look around. But the price for the systems is insane, and 80% of the blame goes to our greedy government and its taxes.
We also have to take into account that, right now, if you create a Nintendo profile stating you're from Brazil, you have no access to the eShop. Hopefully that'll change once the system is actually sold here. And one can only hope that, by the time Christmas blows through, those prices will drop a bit.
By the way, I commented a few weeks ago about the supposed prices for Disney Infinity and its figures? They're confirmed. Right now, the start kit is going for 145 dollars, the play sets go for 80 dollars, the three figure set is 70 dollars (and apparently only the sidekicks one is available), each figure is 35 bucks and the power disc pack goes for 15 dollars.
That's why the government fights for a higher exchange rate. They want to help the export market and try to curb international sales, since even with the dollar rates at 2+ to 1, it's sometime cheaper to import products.

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#15

MKCustodial commented on Nintendo Financial Reports Bring Minor Profit,...:

@Savino Yes, probably because it was simpler to unlock and pirate games for the PS/PS2 and the original Xbox than it was for the N64 and the Cube. That's why Nintendo originally cut its deal with Gradiente and went home. Not to mention that most gamers down here only care about FPS and soccer games…

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#16

MKCustodial commented on Nintendo Financial Reports Bring Minor Profit,...:

The Wii U isn't selling in Brazil because all units here are imported from the US and suffer greatly with our stupid taxes. Games end costing the equivalent of 80 dollars or more. And the fact that you can't even access the eStore unless you say you're from the US doesn't help matters at all.

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#18

MKCustodial commented on Sometimes Finding a Wii U to Buy Ain't Easy:

Nintendo doesn't have an official presence in Brazil. It used to, up until the 90s, through a company called Gradiente. We never had the NES or the SNES, but we had Gradiente's versions of those consoles. We could only use games bought here in Brazil, because our system was PAL-M. Game Boys were imported and released through Gradiente with the boxes and manuals in Portuguese, and for those we could buy games in the US during travels. Gradiente and Nintendo parted ways sometime during the N64 era, I believe. Nintendo said there was too much piracy and too many taxes down here, and Gradiente folded soon afterwards. From the GameCube on, everything is imported. There's an "official" import company that localizes manuals and labels, but that's about it. There's no customer support in place. Our taxes are indeed insane. Video games fall under the same tax bracket as games of chance and those video gambling machines for some weird government reason, and add to that the way dollar exchange rates are going, and it's pretty easy to find a Wii U for sale down here, but they charge what amounts to US$ 740, with games going for around 85 bucks. If we find a game for 70 bucks, it's "a steal". :/ And I also posted on the Disney Infinity review thread about how much the rumored costs of the game and the figures will be here.

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#20

MKCustodial commented on Review: Disney Infinity (Wii U):

@DarkEdi They haven't come out here in Brazil yet, but you may consider yourself very lucky. Our takes are INSANE and exchange rates aren't helping right now. Check out OUR supposed prices, which I've already converted to dollars based on the current rates: US$ 130 for the Starter Set, which will have Portuguese dubbing, don't know if you'll be able to change it back to English like many other games that come out down here. US$ 75 for a Play Set. US$ 35 for a single figure, US$ 70 for a three-pack. And US$ 15 for the Power Disc packs.

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#21

MKCustodial commented on Review: Disney Infinity (Wii U):

I can't wait. Got a couple of questions, maybe the reviewer knows the answers to them.

1) On multiplayer online, is it multi-plataform or (in our case) Wii U only?

2) Every time I want to use an item, I have to place it on the portal? Meaning, every time I want to go through a play set, use a character or a certain land scheme on toy box, the matching real-life peace has to be in place?

3) Connected to the question above, how does the game work "locking" stuff to your system? Meaning: power discs come in blind packs, so we're bound to have repeats that can be traded with other fans. But is there anything discouraging me from getting half of the figures and a neighbor the other half, than using them all in one system?

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#23

MKCustodial commented on Developer Interview: Mathew Solie on Disney In...:

I can't wait to get mine. Friends are going to the US in September, so I may finally get my Wii U, and this is definitely gonna be my first purchase. I'm not really a creative person, but I LOVE Disney. Plus, my 7 year old is totally hooked into Minecraft, so I can only imagine the kind of stuff he'll build in Infinity.

One question: will I on the Wii U be able to play multiplayer online with a 360 player?

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#28

MKCustodial commented on Talking Point: The Pros and Cons of a Wii U Pr...:

I desperately want one, but conditions haven't properly aligned yet. I live in Brazil. Nintendo doesn't have representation down here. So whatever stores are selling it, and most are online, they're selling imported units and charging for it what would amount to US$ 660. For US$ 470 I could get the Deluxe unit plus 2 games, and I don't think I'd pay almost US$ 200 bucks for shipping. The issues I face are import taxes if I bought it online and had it delivered here, versus the ability to pay in installments down here to "ease the pain". So yeah, it's a conundrum right now. :)

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#30

MKCustodial commented on Japanese Import Ban on R4 Cartridges Becomes Law:

Fact of the matter is a DS game costs around 30 bucks, which would be around 60 bucks here in Brazil. However, those same games actually cost 130 bucks down here, which would be 65 dollars. Most people are not trying to be "smart" when they download games, they're trying to circumvent the crazy amount of taxes their countries use to exploit them. I don't like doing it and I'm not saying others should do it. I'm just explaining what happens sometimes.

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#31

MKCustodial commented on Wii U Resellers Captilise On Demand By Fleecin...:

Took me almost a full year to get a Wii exactly because of that. I live in Brazil, where we usually pay more than 100% of the US price, but it was very hard to import a Wii early on. And I wanted to get a Wii U for my household for Christmas, but I guess I'll have to wait till February os something. I understand demand and all that, but I refuse to pay a penny above what the company that created the thing is asking for.