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Nintendofan83

Nintendofan83

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#1

Nintendofan83 commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

The rumours will be flying but 4 years between launch dates isn't out of the realm of possibility. Especially if the NX is more focused on the causal gaming crowd opposed to more complicated, sophisticated games. While I personally don't believe this rumour, I can see where there is some traction. Nintendo was all about the "present" at E3 this year and conceivably, every game they announced could be released by the end of Q2 2016. The rest of their games could be for the NX. I fear its going to be a large year of rumours and speculation. Personally, I'm just hoping the Wii U has another strong year of games. I wont be buying an NX anytime soon.

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#2

Nintendofan83 commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

Reggie said (during post E3 interviews) that the Wii U was hurt by a lack of big games at launch. This was a clear message that the NX will not suffer from that. Zelda will be released on both systems and the Retro Studios game will be pushed to the NX. This should help give that system a big boost at launch. Splatoon could also be released in some form, too. Overall, E3 was about the present and the Big N can't spin it any other way. Personally, I love my Wii U and I own 10 games. The user base may be small but I bet the attach rate is very high for the system. The Wii U will be a collectors gem in a decade when people look back at the awesome games but lament the wonky system (a la the Gamecube). However, I stayed loyal to the big N during these lean years and they have moved on rather quickly. I doubt i'll buy the NX at launch. I'll be more than happy with my Wii U for the next couple of years. Now, i'm back to Splatoon!

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#3

Nintendofan83 commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

Drop the Wii U in price and bring back digital rewards like when MK8 launched. At this point in the consoles' life cycle, people have too much to compare it to. They can buy a cheap tablet from Samsung, LG or a lower priced iPad. Also, when Xbox 1 dropped to $349, a $299 Wii U felt steep. If Mr. M is openly talking about the price like this, I would expect Nintendo is actively talking about a price drop for the last 2 years of the console. Even though the NX is openly talked about, it wont be on the market until Xmas 2016 or early 2017. It also wont have a stacked library of games like MK8, SSMBU, SMW3D and so on. I think you could convince a lot of PS4/XB1 to pick up the Wii U as their second console if it were significantly dropped. If the standard Wii U with 2 games (SM3DW or NSMBU) were dropped to the $250 range, I bet a lot of people would start to pick one up. That would start to feel like an affordable second option with an amazing library of games. As the PS4 and XB1 get more exclusives and elite games on their system, the Wii U will only suffer more. Start the price drop at Xmas and watch the consoles fly off the shelves. Think back to the 3DS XL launch. It was something stupid like $250 in Canada and people laughed at Nintendo. It was the same price as a console. Nintendo changed course and went with the now standard $199 and the system sold tens of millions of units. The gamepad does not make the Wii U special as virtually no games "need" it for game play. It's just a bulk tablet and there are far superior ones in design, price and functionality on the market. Get people to focus on the cheap price and software.

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#4

Nintendofan83 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach to amiibo is In...:

Thomas is usually the positive one. Even he is starting to admit what a mess the Amiibo situation is. Generally speaking, Nintendo hasn't been well managed or controlled for years. Iwata is out of touch and Reggie has no original thoughts from what I can see. He's just a hammer for his Japanese masters. I'm not surprised Amiibo was screwed up and still not fixed. I just happen to think they look awesome and I enjoy looking at them as collectors items. It would be nice to have what we want but giving customers what they want isn't Nintendo's strong suit lately. Hopefully they continue to re-release older Amiibo even as they press forward with new lines. I hope eventually, everyone can get the Amiibo they want.

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#5

Nintendofan83 commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

I'm not giving up hope that this game could turn out better than it looks, feels so far. Alan is not the only blogger to post the same criticisms of the graphics, controller and similar storyline to past games. It's looking more and more likely that this is a lesser form of Star Fox. As such, I cancelled my pre-order of this game. Once the game releases, I will wait for my footage online and some more full-game reviews before I decide to buy the game. I'm not saying "no", i'm just saying that this isn't good enough to pre-order anymore. Gotta earn my $$$ big N, i'm not a blind die-hard kid anymore. I'm a consumer with a brain and so far me-brain says "ummmm, no".

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Nintendofan83 commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Attempts To Explain Why Zelda...:

In fairness, they said weeks before E3 that Zelda would not be shown. Perhaps some thought they meant gameplay but it's clear they meant the game in general. I think Nintendo is getting beat up because of the poor digital event and this is a case of fans, media and others piling on. Nintendo showed some great looking games this year but I think the main problem is there were not many surprises or new IP's like last year. Most people, myself included, were hoping for a similar approach to 2014 but I think Nintendo has moved on from the Wii U and they could only show games that are finishing up. I don't reckon there is a lot left in the pipeline for the Wii U like there was this time last year. I mean, come on Reggie, Splatoon was a year away from release near the end of Q2 2015 but it was shown last year. Nintendo in general, is stalling until the NX and is mainly focused on the 3DS which is a 10 year old engine. Their outlook is not strong right now and the gaming industry as a whole, knows this. I highly doubt they will be profitable again next year with this lineup of games.

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#7

Nintendofan83 commented on First Impressions: Holding Court with Mario Te...:

The Holiday season wont have the absolute blockbuster it's had in the past with Super Mario 3D World and Super Smash Bros U, but it should actually have a lot of depth and quality to choose from. It's usually one must have title but customers will actually have a choice of solid games such as Xenoblade X, Star Fox and Mario Tennis to choose from. My guess is Fox is bumped up to Black Friday and gets a late November release day while X and Tennis are your actual Xmas release games. Either way, Fox and Tennis are day 1 buys for me. The Wii U may be dying soon but at least I'll have 15 excellent games to keep in my collection. In 15 years, the Wii U will be highly collectable and while the depth of games wont be there, the quality will be excellent and highly sought after.

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#8

Nintendofan83 commented on Video: No Matter How Annoyed You Are At Ninten...:

My favourite part was the muppets and Reggie dancing. My 2 cents are as follows:

1) Last year was a home-freaking-run and it feels like Nintendo bunted a single up the 3rd baseline and it went foul. The expectations were too high and I think many of us, myself included, were hoping for something Nintendo never planned on doing. They have fully decided to move onto to the NX in every regard. The only new Wii U games announced are games that don't seem like they need a lot of development time and could have been games started in 2014 or even early 2015. We saw like a second of Mario Tennis. Last year, we had new games coming out of the woodwork with titles like Hyrule Warriors, Yoshii's Wooly World, Xenoblade X, and even a new IP in Splatoon. Add in the early ideas of Star Fox and lead off with Smash Bros and you felt like the Wii U was in store for a big year. Sadly, a year later and X, Yoshii and Fox still aren't out. Instead, we got a heavy douse of games we already know about and very little new stuff. It seems like that video showed us the end of the pipeline for the Wii U but that the 3DS is still alive and going strong.

2.) If you think about the games they presented, it's clear that Nintendo is listening to fans. However, they aren't willing to fully commit to those desires on this generation of consoles. Fans desperately wanted Metroid so we got a Metroid game, but its a hack and just has the name. But it's a Metroid title. Fans were desperate to see Zelda this year but the game is pushed to 2016 and many pundits are now predicting the game wont even be on the Wii U. It's pushed to the NX. So what do we get? 1 new Zelda 3DS game and a Wii U port with DLC included for the 3DS. It's not the Zelda we wanted, but its Zelda. Lastly, people wanted Animal Crossing Wii U and for 10 seconds, it looked like we got it. In the end, it's an AC party game on Wii U. It feels like Nintendo is trying to produce filler while taking all the main ideas people want and moving them to the NX.

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#9

Nintendofan83 commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

Nintendo rocked E3 last year and made a company wide attempt to bring great life to the Wii U. After a strong year of sales and improvement, they turn their back on friends and abandoned the Wii U. That entire presentation was about the 3DS and Wii U games we already knew, save some AC party game and Mario Tennis. Last year, Sony and MS were actually giving respect to Nintendo and viewing them as a competitor. It's hard for them to take Nintendo series when this weak slate of games is given and the company is already, within 3 years, moving on to its next console. My PS4 will last half a decade or longer! I've decided that my wallet will do the speaking. I'm tired of complaining, i'm tired of feeling rubbish as a consumer and i'm tired of defending Nintendo as a blind fan boy. I will not be buying most of these games and I certainly wont do it on day 1 to make them feel better. NX? Yeah, right. I love my Wii U and the games so I will keeping that around for a long time. I may consider an NX when they have a big library of games. I certainly wont be helping Nintendo recover profits on day 1 when the next console launches. For shame Nintendo, for shame. Just offering us lameness and asking us to smile.

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#10

Nintendofan83 commented on Fresh European Trademark for Diddy Kong Cranks...:

@KingofSaiyans I'm with with you! I loved Diddy Kong Racing growing up on the N64. My parents couldn't get Mario Kart 64 because it was sold out so they took a chance on Diddy. We ended up loving that game and playing to for years. We never did buy MK64, either. I'd love to see a new game as I already have the DS version.

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#11

Nintendofan83 commented on Disney Infinity Producer Brands amiibo Stock S...:

Two points

1) The title of the article is absolute click bait. Not like NintendoLife to use such tactics. The quote didn't seem nearly as bad in full context.

2) He's a competitor! He has to take shots at an obvious screw up by Nintendo. Had the problem been fixed, I think it would be a quick "hey, they kinda screwed that one". But Nintendo has failed wave, after wave, after wave and now it's an industry joke. As a hardcore Nintendo fan since the 80's, it is disrespectful to not fix the problem and continually say crap like "Please understand". It's patronizing and rude.

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#12

Nintendofan83 commented on Splatoon Holds Onto Top 5 Territory in the UK ...:

I wish America released weekly numbers opposed to one NPD a month. It would be nice to see how Splatoon is doing on our side of the pond. Splatoon kicked ass in Japan and has shown great legs in Europe, too. Despite only having 3 days of May numbers, I'm eager to see how Splatoon did on the 29th, 30th and 31st. Alas, we wont know until mid- July how Splatoon actually did for the month of June. Hopefully Splatoon its featured heavily at E3 with more free DLC announced and/or released. I think Nintendo would be wise to release free DLC right after their Digital Event for both Splatoon (more maps and weapons) and Smash (tourneys? ).

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#13

Nintendofan83 commented on Lucas DLC Confirmed for 14th June Release on S...:

The price point isn't right for me and I don't have a particular fondness of the Mother games, either. As always, just because it isn't for me, doesn't mean i'm not happy to see Nintendo trying new things and pleasing other fans. At $5 for both versions is still fairly high. I understand it takes a lot of work on their end but thats a lot to spend for an increasing of the roster by 2%. The MK8 tracks increased the content by 33% in comparison. I hope peeps enjoy Lucas! Here's the sad thing ....my amiibo addiction will probably force me to buy Lucas at $15 but I wont spend $5 for the actual character. I know....I know...you don't have to say it .....I already know LOL

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Nintendofan83 commented on Amazon Confirms US amiibo Pre-Order Times for ...:

After the nightmare of Wave 3 and all the exclusives, I have decided to import. Im a 32 year old man with disposable income for my hobbies. Ducking out of work or taking my kid to the mall to wait in line had me shaking my head and admitting an addiction. I pay more but I have imported from Japan lately and I love it. No stress! I have had wave 4 for a few weeks. I just get the NA exclusives now.

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#16

Nintendofan83 commented on An Impressive 1.79 Million Players Have Crosse...:

FEA was the first the game in the series for me. I had heard about it but hadn't tried it. I picked it up cheap during an amazon Black Friday sale and i'm glad I did. It was a challenging game but I enjoyed it and it made me think many moves in advance. In some ways, it reminded me of Shining Force where i'd have to move characters carefully. I'm disappointed in the two game approach and will wait for the game to go on sale like I did with FEA. It wont be a day 1 purchase for me. Those sales figures end in 2014 so in theory, it could be close to 2 million now. That's impressive!

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#17

Nintendofan83 commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

I think the big N chose to announce the next console because they are in fact, ready to move. The pipeline of game making cant be turned off so easily as some suggest. It appears, imo, that Ninty is finishing up with games already in development and then they will focus on other avenues of their business while they prepare for the next console. The e-shop will be a carry over and is getting a lot of love. Amiibo will also carry over and is a mega hit. The only thing struggling is the Wii U and thus a slow release of games. As a Wii U, I will continue to cherish the handful of games I own and I will pick up some of the last good games released. However, I won't be rushing out to buy the new console for a long time. I'm not suffering through months of nothingness again. I may consider it in 2018 or later. Nintendo needs to earn me back.

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#18

Nintendofan83 commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Makes EDGE Magazine's C...:

I am very excited for this game. I just love the visuals of the game and over the months, more diverse gaming modes have been released so I dont feel like I will tire of it easily. I will say one thing, though. I am a bit hesitant over the lack of voice chat for online play. Until E3 is finished, Im not ready to put it on top of the 2015 game list. Last E3, Hyurle Warriors was revealed in depth and released a few months later. Im hoping this is the case for Star Fox or another great game. Splatoon looks like the biggest game for the first half of 2015.

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#19

Nintendofan83 commented on Planning On Downloading Xenoblade Chronicles 3...:

Nintendo's memory storage decisions baffle me constantly. They really do. "Hey kiddies, you need the new system to play this game but if you want to download it, you need an upgrade because we cheaped out and gave you a tiny one". You need 2 upgrades (system and memory card) yo play this game. That's too much for some consumers. If they want the eshop to grow (which is pure profit for them), storage shouldnt be an issue for customers. I love Nintendo, I really do. But this round of hardware will be my last for a while. I will cherish what I have but im tired of being an unsatisfied consumer. Hello PS4 with 500gbs.

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#22

Nintendofan83 commented on Guide: How to Complete a System Transfer from ...:

Thanks for posting this article. It certainly helped me navigate this process and transfer everything I wanted. I can now sell my old 3DSXL and help pay for the new handheld I bought at launch. The only thing not included in the article was the need to format my new micro sd card. I'm not sure if that was something I should have known, but I wasn't able to figure that out for a bit. Overall, I am happy with the new system and i'm glad all of my info is on it. Thanks NintendoLife!

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#23

Nintendofan83 commented on Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advert...:

1) This is the strategy Mr. Iwata needed to make to keep his job. A few years ago, his future was being questioned.

2) This article makes me realize limited editions will be come more common place as the demand is far exceeding the supply. Pre-orders will be necessary for most things like MM3DXL. In 2013 I ordered my ALBW3DXL about 2 weeks after it was released. MM sold out in minutes online. Madness!! Nintendo is creating stress for fans.

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#24

Nintendofan83 commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

@BenAV i understand your point but technically, this is a launch title for the N3DS system. It has improved 3D, uses the C stick and uses the improved CPU (my like the original used the expansion pack). Grezzo only does remakes so its a smart plan to have this as a launch title and let other resources be spent on new games like Code Name Steam. Also, you seem like a Xenoblade fan, will you be getting the Wii remaster that is coming to the 3DS or will you pass that up, too?

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#25

Nintendofan83 commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

The writing was on the wall last summer IMO. When they went with digital rewards for Elite Status members, a lot of people were turned off of CN. Moreover, the catalogue has been barren for long stretches of time. I joined in 2013 and loved it for a short while. I have 750 coins so I hope there is something decent to spend them on!

I'm curious about the new rewards program and hope Nintendo builds upon the success of CN (unique physical rewards) and learns from the mistakes. Overall, I'm not sad or disappointed. I'm hopeful of something better in the future.

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#28

Nintendofan83 commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Limited-...:

Normally I would get the original but the Amiibo craze has me enjoying figurines around my house. I may get this for the unique skull kid figurine as I am a massive Zelda fan. I've got Link and Zelda amiibos and Shiek and Toon Link pre-ordered. This Skull kid will make a nice addition to the group. I just need a Gannondorf amiibo, now!!!

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#30

Nintendofan83 commented on Little Mac's amiibo Appears to Have Actually B...:

I just noticed that Fox was added back to amazon.ca after being sold out for over 2 weeks. I just ordered one and it should be here in a few weeks. I wonder if Nintendo had more issued so people can have it for Star Fox where as Little Mac doesn't have any use outside of Smash.

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#31

Nintendofan83 commented on Little Mac's amiibo Appears to Have Actually B...:

I'm disappointed how stressful the entire Amiibo experience is. I get that Nintendo screwed up with expectations. In fairness, they have been on the doormat for a while now and probably didn't think this would be huge. However, the sales data from the last few weeks should show how popular the figures are and Ninty should be burning up the phones with manufacturers to get as many Amiibo out there. Retailers are surely onboard now with the amount of sales they have seen. It's disappointing that a fun toy has become stressful! Nintendo, don't you want my money?

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#32

Nintendofan83 commented on Happy New Year From All at Nintendo Life:

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2015 is a great year for you, your families and friends! As for Nintendo Life, this is my number 1 site for Ninty news and I look forward to reading the posts and commenting in forums. This is a great community. All the best from Vancouver!

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#33

Nintendofan83 commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

Just what Nintendo needs at Xmas time, little kids having their orders cancelled. Nintendo is really struggling as a company and the Japanese head branch is so far out of touch they have no idea what is happening outside of Kyoto. If they had done any research and marketing of Amiibo, they would have seen they were destined to be a huge success. It's like Nintendo doesn't want to succeed these days with poor organization, shunning third party developers, lack of marketing, poor distribution etc. Nintendo, you make excellent products! Make enough so people can buy them!

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#34

Nintendofan83 commented on Snazzy Golf Balls Added to Club Nintendo in PA...:

So cool! Nintendo has added some great stuff in Europe and Japan lately. Apparently, Nintendo hates North America and loyal customers who take the time to register products and provide quality feedback. The only rewards we have are digital games that many loyal fans already own. I have a couple of games I haven't registered because there isn't any point. I have like 1000 coins I need to spend but haven't had anything decent to choose from in like a year. I sent a huge e-mail to them about my concerns and they responded by saying "thanks, we'll pass it along".....I haven' registered a thing since.

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#35

Nintendofan83 commented on UK Retail Survey Highlights the Challenges Fac...:

I understand that Nintendo has various departments around the world but it seems like they are so inconsistent depending on where you live. In Canada we rarely see Nintendo ads. We saw a rush of ads for MK8 and SSBWU but it's pretty quiet for the rest of the year. In South Korea (also where I have lived), Nintendo is never on tv, never advertises and yet, South Korea is a massive gaming culture. Nintendo goes over the top for Japan, which I get, but it's not like Japanese customers are overly loyal to them; they have stiff competition from Sony. I guess Nintendo has decided that it will battle in some countries and leave other markets alone. In the long run, the lack of communication from Nintendo and their track record of poor relationships with third party developers will lead to lower sales. They need to readjust their projections if this is their business model.

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#36

Nintendofan83 commented on Best Buy and Walmart Pitch In With Festive Wii...:

@JaxonH Those are fair points and I can't really argue with most of it. However, the time wait between games is very long and I personally don't like a lot of the eshop games. They are fun but they are not why I purchased a Wii U. I purchased the system for Nintendo's first foray into HD gaming. I enjoyed DKTF, then I had to wait 2 months until Mario Kart 8. I love MK8 but then I had to wait 3 months for Hyrule Warriors. I loved playing that and only had to wait 1 month for Smash. That was the shortest waiting period. The savings may be small but they are important to some people (like me) and the quality of games in the bundles now are different than the ones last year. I like playing games and I dread the waiting for new titles to come out. The Wii U is only been on the market for 2 years so I'd have over 4 years to catch up on the backlog so that point I disagree with. Moreover, if you are starting this Xmas, you have your pick of so many great games. What if you didn't like Hyrule Warriors? You were looking at nearly 6 months between Mario Kart and Smash Bros. There are pros and cons to buying a console at launch but for me personally, I will wait longer next time. To each their own! Happy Gaming!

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#37

Nintendofan83 commented on Best Buy and Walmart Pitch In With Festive Wii...:

I really wish I waited a year to get my Wii U. I bought my console last year at the $299 price because I fell in love with Super Mario 3D World. That being said, it's been very slow waiting for games the past year. If I were just getting into the market now, I'd be getting a much better deal and I would have a huge selection of great games. This folks, is why you shouldn't bother with a new console for the first 1-2 years of its existence. Same goes for XB1 and PS4.

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#38

Nintendofan83 commented on Best Buy Offering $50 Off 3DS XL Systems Up To...:

This is all about mass appeal for Nintendo and the hope of luring new gamers into their world. Whether you are a big N fan or a casual gamer, you probably own a 3DS (in some form) already. Outside of collectors, none of us will want to pick up another system that will be replaced in a few months. However, these price cuts feel like an appeal for new gamers to try out the system. Most new gamers (young, old, non-Ninty fans) don't know about the N3DS in 2015 so they will be happy with this handheld. Add in the fact there is an incredible library of games and you have a recipe for strong sales. Sell off as much old stock as you can.

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#39

Nintendofan83 commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U St...:

This article is why i've given up watching sales figures and watching the charts. I simply don't care about any of that anymore. Any Wii U owner knows the quality of the system and past Nintendo fans are starting to return with larger releases like MK8 and SSMBU. I'm only interested in sharing my love for Nintendo and my excitement for the games. 2015 is going to be an incredible year and I have a feeling we will see large releases monthly instead of quarterly. I need to start saving some mad cash because I had planned on buying Splatoon, Kirby, MP10, and Mario Maker in 2015 but now I need to add Star Fox and Zelda to that list. I'm also excited for the N3DS during 2015 and my first chance to play Majora's Mask. You have me fired up Nintendo!

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#40

Nintendofan83 commented on "The Sky Is The Limit" For amiibo, As Nintendo...:

Amiibo figurines for Rusty from SteamWorld Dig and Shovel Knight would be sweet!!! I'd get those to go with my Mario and Link day 1 purchases. Those games are a lot of fun and the amiibo potential could give reason for sequels for either game.

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#41

Nintendofan83 commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

Go Reggie! I love the uniqueness of Nintendo's first party games and characters. I will always be a Mario and Zelda guy before sports or COD so he's preaching to the choir hear. I will say this, once Halo MCC and FXV hit the market, the "other guys" will have some serious first party games for their fans. Its easy to point out differences in the early stages of the XB1 and PS4 life cycles. This debate will never change. The only choice is 1 console and decide between Nintendo or XB1/PS4 or 2 consoles and you get a Nintendo and one of XB1 or PS4. J have a Wii U but I am saving up for a PS4. Id rather that over buyng a N3DS next year.

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Nintendofan83 commented on Preview: The Irresistible Charm of Captain Toa...:

The release date is probably due to the amount of languages the game needs to be translated into. Only a few languages in most regions compared to Europe. The release date is targeted at kids who have gift cards to spend after Xmas. This title will be cheaper so easier to justify buying after getting stuff for Xmas. I think Nintendo wants/hopes people buying new systems will buy the AAA games on the market before Xmas and then grab Toad afterwards. Ninty always has a plan (for better or for worse)

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#43

Nintendofan83 commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Now Launching I...:

This isn't my type of game but after my Hyrule Warriors experience, i'll make a point of playing the demo in store to see how I like it. I went to Best Buy to play the HR demo and I really enjoyed it. I bought the game a week later when it came out. Best Buy is getting this demo and I want to try it out. I may like it.

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#45

Nintendofan83 commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the November N...:

Also, don't talk about the N3DS at all unless you want zero sales over the holiday season. The N3DS should get its own Nintendo Direct in late January early February. Based on Nintendo's poor financial results in the 3DS sector, coupled with Mr. Iwata's comments about "fulfilling the 3DS's sales potential", I'm guessing Ninty wants to squeeze one more holiday season out of the older model. I've already seen sales as low as $129.99 in Canada with companies like Walmart ad-matching. The 3DS will get a price drop or lots of sales this holiday season but then early in 2015, we will see a lot of info on the N3DS so Nintendo can release it before the end of the financial year. My guess, it hits the market in March 2015 in NA and Europe.

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#46

Nintendofan83 commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the November N...:

I don't think the focus should be on Smash other than a demo and information about a Bundle (32GB, 1 GC controller and 1 GC controller adapter a copy of SSB and maybe another game). Nintendo has their holiday season set up really well with SSB, Pokemon, Capt. Toad and previous released games. But what about 2015? 2015 is the make of break year for the Wii U so the focus should be there. There is enough content released now to be successful during the holiday season so Ninty should focus on the games for 2015. Hopefully new customers can buy a Wii U knowing it has great games now and more to look forward to. Release windows or release dates for a few follow up hits like Yoshi, MM or Splatoon can help keep the momentum after the holiday season. Nintendo needs a run of continued success.

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#47

Nintendofan83 commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

I didn't buy this game at launch but after talking with a few people in my local EB Games, I decided to buy it. I would give the game a solid 8.5 and recommend it to any Zelda fan or Dynasty Warriors fan. The graphics are excellent and I've never seen Zelda look so badass. It's a solid HD game for the Wii U. One of my favourite aspects is replaying stages with unlocked characters. Lana and Impa are both excellent players to use. There is even DLC if you want to ride around on Epona. Another solid second tier game for the Wii U. We all love the AAA titles like MK and SSMB but games like Hyrule Warriors give solid depth to the Wii U's line up.

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#48

Nintendofan83 commented on Video: Try Not To Overheat As You Watch Excite...:

@vio I thought about the new DLC splitting up the gaming community as well. You raise some interesting points and I'm curious to see how Nintendo will react to this. I'd like to know how well the DLC sales are going because that will certainly affect Nintendo's plan of attack.

Sometimes I am cautious of DLC and other times I am grateful for it! These MK8 DLC packs are a huge boost in content for a reasonable price. Everyone should buy it so we don't have to worry about splitting the online community =)

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#49

Nintendofan83 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes Smash Bros.' C...:

I really want the N3DS for the face plates but I will need to test one out in-store before I buy. I bought my 3DS online back in 2012 and it hurt my hands. I had no choice but to upgrade to the XL for comfort reasons. However, I really want the face plates so I'm hoping the N3DS is comfortable to hold for people with larger hands.

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Nintendofan83 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Takes Smash Bros.' C...:

The sales are tremendous but I wasn't expecting as far of a split between the regular N3DS and the N3DS LL. I thought the face plates would have a huge impact, especially in Japan, but I guess people want larger screens for MH4G. I thought the numbers would be more like N3DS 85,000 and N3DS LL 100,000. Id be interested to know the amount of face plates sold in Japan.