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Nicolai

Nicolai

Male, 23, United States

Dedicated Nintendo gamer, cautiously tip-toeing his way through the indie-scene. In real life, I am an orchestra musician. In my daydreams, I am a master bender of all of the elements (that includes lightning and metal).

Joined:
Fri 6th June, 2014
Website:
http://www.backloggery.com/technochocolate

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#1

Nicolai commented on Video: Nintendo Opts For Creepy and Mysterious...:

@bro2dragons I like the theory that link is dead as much as the next person, but nothing about it is final. There are a lot of holes in the theory, and nothing implies that if you have an elegy statue, you must be dead.

Majora's Mask is my favorite, but tell me I'm not the only one who doesn't find its "creepines factor" a favorite quality. There are a whole lot of other reasons I love the game, but everyone seems to bring up how creepy it is, and its darker themes.

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#2

Nicolai commented on Video: New Nintendo 3DS In-Depth Review: Episo...:

Are there going to be any more parts? I dunno why you guys don't do one long 15-or-so minute video on all of this, instead of these 3 minute parts. This way, it's not enough information to talk about and get me interested, and it's way less convenient.

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#6

Nicolai commented on This Is What Happened When A Kid Pitched Super...:

@Savino This is a Nintendo fan site; of course we like the company. We're not trying to pick apart Nintendo's moral code, and we haven't once compared them to Apple or Sony. Right now, we're focusing on how Nintendo treats it's young customers. Stop bringing controversial issues into this.

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#7

Nicolai commented on Retailer The Hut Believes The Wii U Now Has A ...:

It's kind of a weird cause for celebration. It's not even accompanied by any sales figures... just one guy who heads a major retail store. In fact, the article in question was asking 36 executives about what they were looking forward to this year, and he's the only one who said anything about Nintendo besides the Nintendo exec. In comparison, you have many software developer and retail executives commenting on the success of Xbox and PlayStation. Don't get me wrong, we have a great year coming, but I don't think this one small comment means anything, yet.

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#8

Nicolai commented on Video: YouTube's Gaming Historian Takes Offens...:

Unless I'm missing something here, I don't believe I see anything offensive about it. Doesn't this world encourage the sharing and education of different cultures? Why is it any different that they all resemble Mario?

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#9

Nicolai commented on Petit Computer Getting Programmed Out of the 3...:

I took a java programming class in college, so I thought I could figure this out myself. Unfortunately, I couldn't figure it out. In class, they showed us exactly where to input the code, what the code meant, and how to run the program. I couldn't figure any of that out within the Petit Computer app. I wanna give it another try, though.

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#11

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

@JaxonH If there was honestly no way for Best Buy's online system to handle so many views, than the website should have shut down, or something. The rule of business is that the customer is always right. Even if the real fault is on those abusing their website, it's not going to stop those customers losing their preorders from losing trust in Best Buy.

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#13

Nicolai commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Limits amiibo Purch...:

@617Sqn @AdanVC If it was that easy, they would. There are a few things about business that prevent the magical creation of instant stock.
1) With only a few factories, creating stock for a worldwide consumer base takes time, especially when you don't own your manufacturers. Managers have to wildly guess months in advance how many they're going to sell. Guessing how well a product can sell is a skill very valuable in the business world, because it's so hard to do.
2) You lose much more money overstocking than understocking. Nintendo is probably guessing low to play it safe, and I don't blame them. If you sell all of your products and miss out on potential sales, it's way better than paying for thousands of figured gone unsold, and forcing the retailers to deal with the unsold merchandise.

Considering the low sales of the Wii U, I'm not surprised that they were taken aback by the number of people buying them outside of the Wii U fanbase. Remember, this was before New 3DS compatibility was even confirmed for the general public in the west.

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#14

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

@k8sMum Someone's to blame. If it was Best Buy's website that failed to stop preorders before they were full, then it's an IT guy or system manager's fault. If Nintendo decided to shift the limit of stock over from Best Buy to Gamestop last minute, then it's Nintendo's fault. If their manufacturer told them they suddenly can't make as many as they thought, then it's the manufacturer's fault. Either way, canceling preorders shouldn't happen. You shouldn't take someone's credit card information, establishing commitment, and not make a sale.

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#17

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

@pazuzu That's the thing, though. I wasn't even planning in getting a New 3DS at all, but this is the exact model I wanted. If I don't get this, I'm not getting any.

Luckily for me, I haven't concerned myself with getting any rare amiibo. Rosalina would have been nice, though.

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#18

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

@pazuzu I sat for like 5 minutes re-reading your double negative, but it sounds like it's a sure thing! That's good. At least they make sure they give you your product before they take your money. I don't think I'll sleep soundly until they do, though.

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#21

Nicolai commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Feature An "Outsta...:

I've never been a huge fan of voice acting, but that's just me. Maybe it's because, in any game I've played, it's all been terrible and emotionless, on account of the actors having to do way too many lines. Maybe it's because I like to read, and sometimes fill in my own voice inflections to the text. Maybe, when I'm playing a game with good gameplay and terrible generic story, I don't want the characters shouting it out for my neighbors to hear. I dunno, one of those.

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#24

Nicolai commented on Video: A New Game Theory for Pokémon Lore Get...:

It didn't really seem like anything that informative. He's talked about the multiverse before, and loads of fans have already speculated a many-worlds theory for Pokémon. And, on a side note, I felt he left out a few key points about Schrödinger's Cat. I feel like people who aren't familiar with the thought experiment might wonder why we're taking about whether or not it's dead.

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#25

Nicolai commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

I'm not surprised that the Super Mario series won't be doing well. With the exception of Toad, they're all just generic versions of their Super Smash Bros. counterparts, without the fighting poses.

@ShoryukenKid I certainly don't mind, but it's true. Each of my amiibo have gotten to level 50 in a single game night with friends.

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#27

Nicolai commented on Nintendo Australia Thanks Fans For Support Of ...:

With all due respect, I hate subscription services. Forget about it for a month, and you've wasted money. Also, when you look at them at a year by year basis, they're always more expensive than you think. Even $5 a month is $60 a year, the price of a full Wii U game!

@BensonUii, I use online for more games than that, but only one or two times a month, maybe. I'd hate to pay the same rate as everyone else for that.

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#30

Nicolai commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

Eww, I have so many coins, and I don't have anything I want to spend it on! And I'm going to be getting a New 3DS soon, too!

Hopefully this new service is more mobile-friendly. Logging in your username and password on a phone was extremely annoying.

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#31

Nicolai commented on Splatoon Updates Give More Insight Into Stages...:

@DerpSandwich People thought that Captain Toad, and Miyamoto's Projects would be cheap eShop titles too. We don't know for sure about Project Guard or Project Robot, but this proves that all you need is to reveal a good backstory, a few extra modes and details, and it suddenly looks like a more developed product. Returning franchises don't have that problem, but new concepts seem to.

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#32

Nicolai commented on Weirdness: Researchers Working on Mario Artifi...:

Meh, it's still based on massive developer input. Just because they put in objects that are designated as "happy," or "sad," it doesn't necessarily prove that it is the same as our happiness or sadness It's not like Mario is going to reason self-awareness and desire freedom out of the blue.

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#35

Nicolai commented on Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Sl...:

Wow, I didn't even catch that. I wasn't even paying attention during this part of the presentation. I'm glad I'm not the type to get overly impatient, especially not to the point of paying for something I can just wait for.

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#40

Nicolai commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2015:

LoZ or Splatoon? LoZ or Splatoon? LOZ or SPLATOON?! I CAN'T DECIDE!!!!

I think I might ultimately have more fun with Zelda, depending on how it turns out. But I'm just so excited that something new is on the horizon! Ugh... I can't decide!

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#41

Nicolai commented on Reminder: Redeem Your Nintendo Network Deluxe ...:

Wait, is this going to be an April Fool's joke? Maybe they'll say jk and keep it going!

Either way, it doesn't matter to me. I got me a basic model. I counted it all up, and I've purchased a total of $110 dollars digitally. That' means I missed out on $11 dollars these two years.

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#42

Nicolai commented on Poll: Which is the Best Mario Kart Game?:

MK7 and MK8 are the best two titles; they finally got the feel and handling right, and customizable carts, first person mode, and great balanced power-ups. They brought back coins; the game feels a lot better with more collectables on the tracks. They finally get online right.

Even though Mario Kart 8 had HD visuals and, on average, superior course design, it still doesn't have any arenas. Please, Nintendo, include at least one arena as DLC for this game! It's been long enough.

Mario Kart 7 wins it for me. That game is awesome for a handheld title. Plus, a lot of things that made Mario Kart 8 great started with Mario Kart 7 anyway.

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#44

Nicolai commented on Sharp Gearing Up to Supply 'Free-Form' LCD Scr...:

Wow, internet, I'm disappointed! I expected a lot more immaturity to come from the idea of a screen with a hole in the middle!

I'm starting to wonder how they'll use it. I mean, once you put a hole somewhere, or bend the screen, or put a joystick in a weird place, it's there forever, and every game has to use it no matter what. Maybe this could be used in conjunction with the interchangeable buttons patent they have, where the user can replace joysticks with D-pads with ABXY easily. Maybe you can replace buttons in the middle if the screen with... part of the screen! Then, it doesn't have to be in the way all the time!

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#47

Nicolai commented on Rumour: Dubious Walmart Listing Suggests Suppo...:

Doesn't anyone know? Whenever placeholder listings are created, a $100 placeholder price comes with it. When the Wii U was about to be released, Gamestop had all Wii U launch titles listed as $100, but those were obviously not the real prices. Just placeholders.