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MoonKnight7

MoonKnight7

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MoonKnight7

#1

MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo Download: 5th March (North America):

@andrew20

I had to read your post about 3 times until I understood what you meant. Your wording was very confusing.

Perhaps you missed that 3 DK VC games came last week on 3DS. I think they're allowed to take a week off. I always think its a bit silly when people complain that a single niche game hasn't come to VC, in your case, Kirby Tilt n Tumble.

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#2

MoonKnight7 commented on Meme Run Disappears from the Wii U eShop:

@DarkKirby

It joins games like "The Letter", where Nintendo needs to step in on quality control. That's where the controversy lies. This excerpt from NL 's review says it best:

"With releases like Meme Run, Nintendo needs to start taking a hard look at its eShop policies on the Wii U. This is a game that simply should not have been released, and certainly not for its outlandish asking price. There is no reason to purchase Meme Run — not for a laugh, not for a good time, not for anything. Stay away from this miserable game and spend your hard-earned money and time elsewhere."

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#10

MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

@Quorthon

"I already have all those Donkey Kong Country games on the Wii. I don't need to rebuy old games for a second time."

You could update them for your Wii U, and play them off the gamepad. If I recall correctly, it's only $1 or $1.50 to transfer them over from the Wii app. Unless you mean that it's still on your old Wii.

Btw, with that whole miiverse chat we had, best of luck!

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#12

MoonKnight7 commented on Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Co...:

@leo13

"What if they only put their NES games on phones?"

I had to really dig for this, so I hope you appreciate it.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/12/talking_point_moving_to_smartphones_is_not_the_answer_for_nintendo

The article I've referenced fully illustrates how difficult the smart phone market is. It isn't as simple as posting a game, and watching the money roll in. Personally, I find this to be one of NL's most thoughtful, and professional articles. Now, it doesn't mention VC on smart devices directly, however, if you scroll to comment #20, @ThomasBW84 addresses the problem with that.

Basically, it is a very, very slippery slope. If you start with NES games, logically, people will start to demand SNES games, and so on. It strips away any potential sales from Nintendo consoles, particularly, the portable would suffer the most. Need I remind you, that the portable is Nintendo's biggest strength, even in it's darkest of days.

It's best to stay away from it... far, far away.

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#13

MoonKnight7 commented on Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Co...:

@shinokami

He talks about extending the IP departments and specifically said, "I'd love to play some of their games on my iPhone or iPad."

He's not talking about apps or simple mini-games. He's talking about putting Mario on the iPad. Specifically, I believe he's referencing past games, such as virtual console games. I say this because later says that he's older and they aren't staying relevant with current technology.

Apps are fine. The whole miiverse thing Iwata keeps talking about, is fine. People on here talked about a companion app for Wii Fit. Those are all fine, but he doesn't appear to be talking about that.

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#14

MoonKnight7 commented on Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Co...:

"I'd love to play some of their games on my iPhone or iPad. It's really a form of marketing for them in a sense. They wouldn't even need to make that much money off it, but it would keep their brands relevant with the users, including people that are older, like me."

The day Nintendo makes their IPs available on iOS, is the day their portable dies. If their portable dies, so does Nintendo. So, no I cannot agree with this.

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#15

MoonKnight7 commented on Clive 'N' Wrench Aims to Bring Back Those Rare...:

Having a monkey makes sense, but that rabbit is weird looking. Why a rabbit with giant arms? Banjo-Kazooie looked good because they complimented each other so well. A monkey and a thin, long arm, rabbit just doesn't seem like the right choice.

As far as graphics are concerned, yeah, they look a little rough. I'm going to assume it's like that to get the point across, and isn't final.

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#18

MoonKnight7 commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:

This whole notion that Nintendo is just doing it for the press is just a false accusation. I believe we are well past that. Initially, I would have said yes, with wave 1 and 2 being so close to the Holidays. Companies want the "sold out" press at those times. It's almost March now, and they still want those headlines? I don't believe that's accurate. There seems to really be a manufacturing issue at play. I don't believe they can make enough to meet demand, now that scapulars have become such a reality.

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#19

MoonKnight7 commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:

@123akis

"Seriously Nintendo... aren't you embarrassed!!! JUST BRING MORE STOCK!!!! ... then... PROBLEM SOLVED!"

I believe they are embarrassed, but it obviously isn't that simple. It's not like they can just flip a switch and more Little Macs are made. Any time there is factory work involved, companies lose so much time and money when they have to switch out equipment and parts. It is obvious that they only have access to so many machines.

I do believe they are scrambling to get more machines up and running, but this whole "just bring more stock!" isn't as simple as it sounds.

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#21

MoonKnight7 commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:

Where on earth was that photo taken? I've never seen so many amiibos in a store before. I usually just see a small display with about 6-8 brackets. It's almost always the typical Mario/Link crew, along with DK, Diddy and Kirby.

The only exception I've had was today actually. I scored Toon Link. It's the most luck I've had with these things, since I scored Fox on Amazon for regular price.

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#22

MoonKnight7 commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

@ThomasBW84 (@Bazly)

I figured you didn't see it, and it really bothered me. Said person asked for a response, but when you responded back, they did not want to carry on the conversation further with your participation. We're all allowed to disagree with anything, but to not tag someone is cowardly. It's a cheap way at getting in the last word.

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#24

MoonKnight7 commented on Review: Flipnote Studio 3D (3DS eShop):

@Captain_Gonru

That's fair I suppose, but it certainty doesn't take long for them to remove someone's post with a friend code, and multiple violators would get banned from miiverse anyway.

Probably the best option is to send it, Nintendo looks at it, then posts it. But I know, I know, it's getting complicated now. Haha.

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#25

MoonKnight7 commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

@Bazly (@ThomasBW84)

Uhh you forgot to tag Mr. Whitehead. How do you expect to have an intelligent conversation without tagging the poor guy? That's "lazy" and a bit cowardly to intentionally get the last word in. Especially when your secondary response seemed a little remorseful.

The man is anything but lazy.

Let's be fair though, it's not like Nintendo wanted to do this, he's just elaborating why it may have happened. Obviously there's a reason, yes? It's not butt kissing, it's an opinion piece that's trying to use logic.

I was upset by Nintendo's decision as well, as I too wanted a normal N3DS. All we can do is tell Nintendo how we feel, and hope something comes out of it. None of that social media garbage though. It's much more admirable to do it personally, via calling or emailing.

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#26

MoonKnight7 commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Growth of Wii U Sales ...:

@Quorthon

I really LOLed at the wizard joke, everything makes sense now! Haha.

Honestly, I believe it the biggest issue is not being able to produce enough from a manufacturing perspective, but you're probably right in the sense that there's a lot to blame. As a side note, this west coast port strike in an interesting spin on the topic, even though it is a smaller piece to the mess.

Whether or not Code Name Steam and Fire Emblem was an afterthought, I don't think it really matters. It's probably the best amiibo functionality we've gotten so far, besides Smash Bros. It's not spectacular, but it's better than unlocking costumes, so I'll take it. It's at least somewhat creative with amiibo is all I'm saying.

Seriously man, get Bowser. He's my favorite amiibo so far, because of the insane amount of detail. I also have a soft spot for the big guy. Don't wait so long that there's a shortage of him too. Get him while he's at normal price.

I had to laugh at your interest in Wii Fit Trainer! Seriously, you like "club foot" Wii Fit Trainer? Haha, I'm just ripping on you man, it's cool. I think my point is still valid though. Interestingly enough, my wife also got Samus for me during the holidays. I suppose great minds think alike!

Don't forget Hasbro knows this market inside and out, and has plenty of workers to take advantage of in China. Nintendo is just as guilty of this too of course, but they haven't been in the toy market on a mass scale like this for a long time. A lot has changed, and it appears they've gotten a swift kick in the rear trying to keep up.

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#30

MoonKnight7 commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Tops Jap...:

@Bushido_Fai (@AVahne)

I literally just read this yesterday in Game Informer. They stated that the PPI of the new 3DS XL was actually under 100. Well, well below your average smart phone.

I've been trying to find the source on their website, but I cannot find it. I read this in the form of ancient technology called a magazine, haha.

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#31

MoonKnight7 commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Tops Jap...:

@rjejr

Well, the PS4 is starting to hit it's stride so I'm not overly surprised. It's too bad Nintendo couldn't get in on Dragon Quest, that one alone is stiff competition like you said.

Sidenote:
Are these real ads? The PS4 seems legit, but the Nintendo one looks fan made (not that it diminishes your point, I'm just saying). If Nintendo actually made that they should be embarrassed. Haha.

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#32

MoonKnight7 commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Tops Jap...:

@rjejr

I had to really dig for this.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/11/wii_party_u_and_wii_fit_u_deliver_major_increase_to_wii_u_hardware_sales_in_japan

Now that article does reference that there was a bundle with Wii Party U, however, it continued to sell very well beyond that. That hardware jump was quite significant considering what it was the week before. If I recall correctly, we never saw a hardware jump like that again until Mario Kart 8.

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#34

MoonKnight7 commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Growth of Wii U Sales ...:

@Quorthon

See this is why I enjoy our conversations. We yin and yang all the time. Haha

I totally understand, I do. I'm trying to say that these cards just don't really matter in the grand scheme of things. Even though Nintendo is suggesting that they can replace cards with figures, doesn't mean that's what collectors will do. Nor do I believe that Nintendo believes that. It's just a statement from a long translation that hasn't been fully translated yet. I believe the 3DS is the real reason they will exist. I wouldn't discount them as not being fun to collect either. As I'm sure I don't have to tell you, Nintendo is pretty good at making cards, haha.

I do believe that it was slightly intentional to make some amiibos in limited quantities to create demand for the holidays, however, I also believe they massively misread just how popular they would be. I think they understand collectors want these more than cards.

In terms of Miyamoto's quote, I believe this was debunked when they announced more Marth figures with Code Name STEAM. It's certainly possible that SOME may not come back, but will you really be upset if they don't make more Wii Fit Trainers? Maybe OCD collectors would, but I feel that's their problem to figure out. Wii Fit Trainer isn't going to sell well, and they knew it and made a limited amount. It would be insanely stupid if they did not make more Little Macs, Shulks, etc. They know who is in demand because of the popularity of the characters themselves.

That said, I really believe that more are coming, but you have to understand that it isn't just a flick of the wrist and more Little Macs are made. Companies lose a lot when they change equipment in factories. It's obvious they only have access to so many machines. Once they think they have enough DKs and Diddy Kongs, then they'll make more Captain Falcons and Villagers. Then once they think they've made enough of those, they will make more Shulks and Rosalinas, etc.

Everything is in line to make more, but this takes time. Now we could argue that they should have had more machines in place for this venture from the get-go, but that's a separate discussion entirely.

Btw, you should get Bowser. The detail is freaking awesome. He's just solid weight. You could use him as a paper weight if you wanted to.

"Oh, and thanks. It's been a long-time coming, but we didn't want to do a lazy port."

That's rather admirable of you all. I, will certainly appreciate the thoughtful effort. I'm really looking forward to it.

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#38

MoonKnight7 commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

@rjejr

Absolutely, cards ≠ figurines. There is no comparison, and the quote from NL just silly. Those of us on here want collectibles cause we're die hard fans. Well most of us anyway, haha.

I'm just looking beyond the article. I assume we haven't gotten all the information yet from these translations. I expect an article later saying the real purpose of these cards is to address the 3DS's portability.

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#39

MoonKnight7 commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Growth of Wii U Sales ...:

@Quorthon

Amiibo was shoehorned into Smash Brothers, that much I am certain of. I believe the concept was rushed because Nintendo had such a poor shareholders meeting last year (I mean seriously, who in their right mind would willingly make a Luigi figure like that? Just saying). They don't want to do smart phone games, so this was a way to get out of the heat. Having said that, amiibo is poorly realized as it stands. Who's to say it doesn't improve? Code Name STEAM, appears to use amiibo creatively. Yes?

I really don't see the cards as an alternative to the figures themselves (even if Nintendo says so), but more of a tool for the 3DS's portability. Curiously, I don't know why Nintendo has failed to mention it, but I believe there will be a statement addressing it later.

This won't take any manufacturing away from actually making the figures. The chips aren't the problem, it's the making of the figures themselves.

"Oh, and MoonKnight--that thing I showed you before via Miiverse. February 26th."

Dude that's awesome! And soon! I'll help you out my friend. Congrats!

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#40

MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

@TingLz

I certainly don't doubt that, but it's not going to help a parent when a kid says he/she wants a "new 3DS XL" for his/her birthday and gets a regular XL.

I don't doubt the parent's intelligence, but I do doubt their lack of noticing said posters, and putting two and two together. Nintendo once again hasn't made this a smooth transition. Clearly, the same person who named the Wii U is still working at Nintendo.

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#41

MoonKnight7 commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

@Jahir

I'm not sure if you have Gamestops where you live, but my wife got lucky by ordering Shulk from their website while in the store with the help of a manager. That's complex, I know, and I'm not sure what allowed for such a transaction, but she's apparently set once they get more shipments. I'm not sure if you can still order them, but you may want to investigate it.

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#42

MoonKnight7 commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

@Captain_Gonru

"I think what @rjejr was saying is that perhaps we should have had BOTH in the box from the start, as is the case with the Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures. Then, they could be rereleasing cards only (presumably at a lower price) after the figures have run their course."

That's fair. I don't think Nintendo was really "ready" when it came to the amiibo release. I believe it was a reaction to the poor shareholders meeting last year so they could sidestep the heat they were getting for neglecting smartphone games. It kind of seems shoehorned into Smash Brothers if you ask me. Who in their right mind would willingly make a Luigi figure like that? Just saying.

I just don't understand the backlash here. The chips aren't the problem, it's the making of the molds that will always be the issue here. No manufacturing will be lost by making amiibo cards. If people don't want to buy them then who cares? It's not like they will lose money on this venture. I'm not directing this at you, btw, I'm just not understanding why people are so upset by this.

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#44

MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

@TeeJay

"If they wanted to clear up confusion, they should have given the dang thing a more distinctive name!! Like the 3DS Pro or something!"

We are in full agreement. I am expecting some angry parents when they buy Xenoblade 3D for their kids, when they only have the older versions of the 3DS. "New" is probably the worst word to use if they're worried about confusing the consumer. "Pro" would have been much better, plus it makes sense with the end product.

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#45

MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

Wouldn't it just be logical to stop producing the original 3DS in favor of the new 3DS, if they're worried about shelf space and confusing the consumer? I believe Japan stopped producing the original, but I could be mistaken.

I don't agree with the decision. I would get an standard size because of portability and the crisper screen resolution. Now I'm in a weird flux because I don't know if a standard model will ever come here.

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#46

MoonKnight7 commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

@rjejr

I totally get what you're saying, but I think you're forgetting that the 3DS now uses amiibos. Sure, who wants cards in place of figures when you're sitting at home? No one. However, having cards allows much easier portability with the 3DS.

Look at Code Name STEAM for instance with Fire Emblem characters. You have to re-scan the chip if they die in the game. If you're on the road, who wants to carry around amiibos with their 3DS? Cards allow for easier transportation for those interested in the extra content. Plus these will be insanely cheap to produce and sell, nor do I believe that it will take sales away from amiibo figures. I find this to be a rather smart, low risk move.

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#47

MoonKnight7 commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Growth of Wii U Sales ...:

@Quorthon

"I also find the "let's release cards to replace Amiibos" concept ludicrously misguided. People are buying these things for the collectibility, first and foremost, not for their functionality, which is absurdly limited."

To be fair, these cards won't be expensive to produce, nor do I believe it will take sales away from amiibos. As you said, most people want to collect amiibos for the sake of collecting them. This is a pretty smart, low risk move if you ask me. Certainly, there will be some people who want the cards.

Take Fire Emblem and Code Name STEAM for example. You get extra characters in the game that can die off and not come back until your next level. You have to re-scan them, if I remember correctly. If you're on the road, who wants to carry around amiibos with their 3DS? The cards are a much easier way to provide portability.

Don't forget, Nintendo loves making cards. It has something to do with their history, haha.

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#48

MoonKnight7 commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

This is smart. Certainly they cannot keep up with making more figures, especially as the gradually release more and more. Plus it has to be insanely cheap, not that amiibos are expensive to begin with. Plus, now amiibo content is easily accessible on the road with the 3DS.

Me personally, I don't care. I want the figures so I can brag to my friends when they come over.