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Mon 23rd June, 2008

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rjejr commented on Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With She...:

@Porky - "OoT is on the N64 you can already download it in wii mode."

Well I could, and I would, if Nintendo would let me use some of my 32GD Wii U storage for the Wii, b/c as of right now my kids are playing a bunch of Wiiware games in Wii mode and they want more of the ones we've purchased over the years but there aren't enough "blocks" to DL any more.

So I'll just wait for a proper Wii U VC version. And a VC Gamecube version w/ Master Quest would be even better.

Thanks for the info though.



rjejr commented on Mario Kart 8 Hackers Show More Mods and an Unu...:

The "proof of concept" stuff like changing/dynamic weather effects and altering gravity are very cool. Nintendo gives so many options in SSBM and SSBB it would be nice if we had the ability to alter some of its other games. Day/night, weather, reverse course, items - how crazed would a race be if EVERY item was a blue shell!?!!? Or a bullet bill? I'm ok w/ limiting it too offline play, like SSB is going to be w/ the amiibo and Mii fighters it seems like.



rjejr commented on Ocarina of Time Joins Hyrule Warriors With She...:

I'm beginning to think I need to play OoT ;-) Maybe it will be the Wii U's first Gamecube VC :-)

When I click on the photo when the magnifiying glass is over it the picture pops out but it is THE EXACT SAME SIZE. Does it actually get bigger for anybody else?

Yeah, this ones not going to make it under the Christmas tree.



rjejr commented on Mario Kart 8 Sales Increase By Nearly a Third ...:

I'm sure theres absolutely no way to find out, but I wonder how many of those DS Pokemon games are actually being played on a DS? I still dont see too many reasons to get a PS4 yet and I could understand people not upgrading from Wii to Wii U for any number of reasons, but if you're into handheld games at all the 3DS has a very complete library at this point. BC is a very good thing.



rjejr commented on SteamWorld Dig May Have a Discount on Wii U Fo...:

I think we've all brainwashed ourselves into backwards thinking (cultural hegemony, not our fault) if we think we are getting a good deal buy buying a game once at full price and then getting a discount to buy the same game again to play on a different system. If we buy the game once from Nintendo we should be able to play it on both a Wii U and 3DS. This only applies if it's the same game, Pushmo was a different game on handheld and home console, SSB will be different as well. But a game like Super Mario World hasn't changed in 24 years, not even a HD makeover like WW HD got, or added online or DLC, Nintendo shouldn't ask us to buy it again and again and again. See Steam, iOS or Android if you don't know what I mean.



rjejr commented on Check Out the Evolution of Visuals in Pokémon...:

Anybody know if they are ever updating the 3DS Pokedex Pro my kids each paid $15 for w/ the X and Y Pokemon? Seems only right that they should, it's their Pokemon, their app, it's called "Pro",and it's missing over 100 Pokemon, mega evolutions and the fairy type. People who make free apps are usually better at keeping up w/ stuff than Nintendo.

On topic, the screen shots look real good. My kids still don't seem to care too much about graphics - they would have beene more than happy just to buy $10 ports of the originals which they never played, but I'm sure they'll like the new look.



rjejr commented on Screenshots Disabled in Comic Workshop Miivers...:

@Emblem @BaffleBlend - This is the part of the article I was referring to:

"as the option to add screenshots to posts has been removed, disabled the day after the app was released."

which makes me think it was in the game/app and then it was taken out after people bought it. If someone sells me a car (I don't know why it's always cars, it just is) and then at night they come take back all the tires, so when I wake up in the morning, even if I still have a car and engine, I can't drive my car, then I want my money back. If Nitnedo can find a way to disable part of a program after it has been released then they should be able to figure out a way to refund peoples money if they are affected by this. They don't even have to advertise it, but if somebody is affected enough that they call up and complain to Nintendo then they should get their money refunded.



rjejr commented on Bill Trinen Shares His History of the Treehous...:

He's starting to grow on me, but he really looks like a robot in that photo. Though he's in marketing, so he probably knows that.

Being Miyamoto's translator should be reason enough for anybody to want to learn japanese.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@midnafanboy @SethNintendo @Gamecubii-64DD - Target always has the red Wii Mini in stock for $99, sitting on the shelf right next to the Wii U. Annoyed me for quite awhile until MK8 came out and the Wii U boxes started disappearing, finally. but the red Wii Mini are still there. Though there was only 1 left on Thursday. Funny thing though, Wii mini has no online functionality at all so even if people had one and bought a lot of Wii games and entered the codes online at Club Nintendo, and even if there was a Wii game code as an option, they still couldn't download and play it on the neutered Wii Mini. Wii Mini is the only electronic device to come to market in the last two years w/o Netlfix.

Anyway, I just came to say I DL Game & Wario and it gave me enough points to get another $5 code, to go w/ the $5 code I got from my free copy of WW HD from buying MK8, so I'll take the $5 as my Plat reward and G&W as a freebie bonus. Maybe I'll even play it someday (it's really for my kids.)



rjejr commented on Screenshots Disabled in Comic Workshop Miivers...:

@Emblem - "Why would they offer refunds?"

b/c it was advertised as being able to do something that it could only do for 1 day? Now if it was never advertised and people just assumed they could but you couldn't from the beginning, well thats another story, but that' snot how this reads to me.

I once bought a videogame off Amazon for the Wii called "Go Vacation" b/c it said on the Amazon website that there was online multiplayer. Turned out there wasn't. I called Amazon and they changed the description but I didn't get my money back. I was not amused.



rjejr commented on Screenshots Disabled in Comic Workshop Miivers...:

I hope they are offering refunds to people who purchased it if they took away 1 of it's main reasons to exist 1 day after it released. Swapnote was free so you get what you pay for. But you also need to get what you pay for, or get your money back if you don't.



rjejr commented on Nintendo of America Launches Camp Miiverse Cha...:

I get Kamp Krusty, but I'm not sure I get "Camp Miiverse". Why not just call it what it is - "Miiverse Challenges" - or something video game clever like "Miiverse Sidequests". This makes me think of those job posting boards in one of the Paper Mario games (they all run together in my head). Camp is all about togetherness, this is all about doing things by yourself. It's the opposite of Camp.



rjejr commented on Poll: Which is Your Favourite Super Smash Bros...:

Went with Pac Man for the absurdity of it all, and the tip of the hat to very old school video games. I can appreciate all the MegaMan votes for the same reason but I really don't know him all that well.



rjejr commented on Puzzle & Dragons Z Has Shipped Over 1.5 Millio...:

I dont play this anymore but I they still update the Andriod app on a regular basis so they havent abandoned the handeld version and I cant imagine this not releasing in the west. They better beat Yo-kai watch though :-)



rjejr commented on Suica NFC Cards To Finally Be Used, From 22nd ...:

Nintendo should incorporate the NFC chip into THEIR eShop cards. I know it would cost extra but they already gave away all those other game cards for Photos with Mario so they could make the NFC eShop cards special foil collectors editions or something.



rjejr commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

@kensredemption - When I think of all the great games Wii U has coming out this holiday and beyond I think it dersves to be mentioned w/ the PS4 and X1 for sales. But then I remember all the 3rd party games Wii U isn't getting, not just PS4 and X1 but PS3 and 360 that it should be able to handle - Destiny first and foremost, and still no Watchdods - and it makes me anxious again.

Should be a good holiday for Wii U though. The casuals may not want it for yhemdelves but its about time they staryef biyong them for their kids.



rjejr commented on Disney Planes: Fire & Rescue Flying Exclusivel...:

After How to Train your Dragon 2 Little Orbit should be kicked out of the video game making fraternity. I've played demos that have had more substance.

Maybe Little Orbit should make games for the LeapTV.

And I'm not opposed to Disney games, Toy Story 3 was actually good, especially the "toy box" mode that the PS3 got but the Wii didn't. And Disney Universe before Disney Infinity was ok as well. But a video game based on a sequel to a movie that was originally supposed to be direct to video, not holding out much hope for this one.

Glad to see the DS getting some love, maybe Ninteod can give it out as a Club Nintnedo Gold reward next year.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@hypercoyote - Thanks for listing the prices. Probably won't influence too many decisions but I think it's a good thing to have for people on the fence.

Holy cow over 800 comments?!?!

Thanks to NL for posting this. I checked all my email accounts and never got a notification from Nitneod that these were up. W/ an Aug 15th cut off date it's possible I would have gone on vacation and missed this when I got back. And for all the people having a hard time acessing the Club Ntintendo site yesterday, that new Pop-up notification screen explains why. It's actually pretty cool. Nitnedo has really done a much better job w/ its assorted websites this year. MK8 was very cool. Though I still think club Ntinedo needs a very small "join" button and a very large "returning member" button, you only sign up once but I'm there at least once a month.

Well I ordered Game & Wario, so that's that. That Aug 15 deadline may be a month away, but why wait?



rjejr commented on Nintendo Dominates List of Top-Selling Games i...:

Just noticed no Disney Infinity or Skylanders, nor any Wii game. No Just Dance either.

Which makes me think this is an even weirder stat b/c it's broken out by console but games like those are sold on several systems so their sales combined might be higher than some of these. Not near the top but maybe in the 30s and 40s. Either that or nobody buys them after Jan 1 as they are likely to be holiday gifts. Or the Japanese don't like toy games. Which might explain why amiibo don't have their own game in Japan.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Dominates List of Top-Selling Games i...:

So funny, I was going to comment on Knack also, Being a pack in must be nice ;-)

I have to say this is a really weird stat though - Jan 1st - June 30th sales. I know Japan isn't the US, but we are looking at the slowest videogame months. I'ld be much more interested in either the last 6 months or the year as a whole. Really just lifetime game sales is the only thing that makes sense.

Wii U should be relatively happy though, minus the packed in Knack PS4 has no game in the top 30. Considering the system launched in Feb in Japan it should have had a few big sellers if the hype was to be believed. While Sony is spouting off about Wii owners upgrading to PS4 I really wonder if Wii owners have all been migrating to the cheaper PS3 instead of Wii U? PS3 weekly sales aren't too bad considering it's been out for 7 1/2 years in Japan.



rjejr commented on Meet LeapTV, The Wii Challenger in 2014:

@Caryslan - I don't see it clickbait (Damien writes all those), it's satire, like the Onion. Reread the title - "Wii challenger in 2014". Hes poking fun at it, It's harmless fun.

You are right about people bashing it for the wrong reasons though, this is for parents who bought their kids Leappads in the past who want their kids to be active. And at $150 it is more than the Wii Mini currently selling for $99 so I think it's relevant, same way that Ouya and Amazon fireTV is relevant. No, LeapTV isn't going to hurt Wii U sales any, but it's worth being in the discussion, if only to be dismissed as the joke that it is.



rjejr commented on Feature: Ronimo Games Walks Us Through Swords ...:

I remember when they ported the original to PS3 and they were talking up how the Dualshock controller scheme - very similar to what is talked about here - was superior to the Wii pointer. It wasn't, and I didn't play the game until the Move suppot was enabled. I'll be buying this and playing it day 1 but w/ either touchscreen or pointer support, not that tacked on later dual stick nonsense.

Too bad this its still at least months away. I asked them on Facebook and go t the same reply of late 2014 or early 2015 for a release date. That's kind of a bummer as the holiday is always filled w/ other games, this would have been great in Aug or Sept before HW releases. Oh well, still day 1 if it's $15 or less.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

@Damo - Glad to see you finally replied. now I can apologize in public for the un-edited version of my post. I'm ok w/ it as it now stands. I really should stop posting before breakfast.

That said, or maybe a "but" would be more appropriate, you wrote in 1 of your many replies - good to see you so involved BTW:

"At no point was I suggesting that Nintendo should label the GamePad a "tablet""

No, you suggested the Gamepad was a "Tablet killer" in the title. Inflame much? While your intent may have been well intentioned, that title reads like something meant to result in a very specific type of response. Maybe you didn't mean it that way, but thats how it reads.

Less inflammatory titles:

Should Nintendo promote the Gamepad's non-gaming capabilities?
Should Nintendo promote the Gamepad as a tablet substitute?
Should Nitneodo promote the Gamepad as an in-home tablet?

You write "Tablet killer", you get what you get.



rjejr commented on Yokai Watch 2 Sells a Whopping 1.3 Million Cop...:

@TruenoGT - When FFXV comes out! You mean in 2018? Squenix hasnt exactly had the best track record on that game, ie FF13 VS, or the KH games. If PS4 is waiting on FF its in bigger trouble than the Wii U.

Well its obvious the reason home consoles arent selling well in Japan is b/c everynody is waiting for X1. ;-) /sarcasm jk



rjejr commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@Spoony_Tech - "but Nintendo doesn't owe us anything."

It's not about owe, its about expectations. You wake up 5 years Christmas morning getting presents, then one year you wake up and your parents tell you your some religion that doesn't celebrate Christmas. I personally spend a lot of time filling about registrations and surveys - we have a Wii U and three 3DS so thats a o tof games per year, so Nitneod kind of pulled the rug out from under us. Would have been better if they had physiacl this yar w/ an email explaining/stating Nintneod wold be doing only digital in the future.

Thats a pretty limited list to wake up to. Both my boys were NOT amused.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

Interesting reading all the "I have yhese games already, thats how I got my status" comments. Reminds me of all the PS+ people who pay $50 to rent games they already bought.

Nintendo fans wanted digital games, now we have digital games. You know ehat they say about being careful what you wish for.

As for me, thanks to @Sony for reminding me I can get DDP credit, so Im getting Game n Wario. The demo at Gamestop was only ok, but I like the free money. Thats my reward.

Oh, I have 2 cool decks of cards, a set of pins and 2 calendars, so yes I would have preferred physical swag. They REALLY need at least 1 Wii and 1 DS game though, those people are COMPLETELY SCREWED, and thats just downright rude.

Maybe if we all hold off for a few days Nintendo will change its mind. At least offer $10 eShop for Plat, $5 for Gold for those who already own all of these, or simply dont want them.



rjejr commented on Just Dance 2015 on Wii U To Be Featured in The...:

@Savino - "Look everybody not caring about this "game" Ubi!"

The sad thing is, it will probably be one of the top selling 3rd party (emphasis on 3rd, I'm tired not a complete idiot) games on Wii U this year. behind Skylanders and Disney Infinity. Sonic Boom could give it a run for its money but I have yet to see it advertised anywhere but on here, though if they run commercials during the cartoon tv show it could get a holiday windfall.

Just Dance is for casuals, Nintendo Life is for people who like to complain about everything. Wait, I meant NL is for gamers. It s been a long day.



rjejr commented on Just Dance 2015 on Wii U To Be Featured in The...:

It's late, I'm tired, and can't think of anything more insulting to say about JD'15 than the fact that it has only 7 posts, now 8, after 5 hours.

Still though, it's going strong, making money, and I'm posting on a blog. Wonder what JD'15 would have to say about me?



rjejr commented on Best Buy Gearing Up For Enticing Buy One Get O...:

@Beetlejuice - Oh, it's not a rational germophobia I admit. Just more of a squeamish thing. I suppose if the only way I could get something was used I would do it, but the extra few $ are worth it not to wonder if the reason it was refurbished is become somebody dropped it into their toilet after they had just gone. Or worse (think pron)



rjejr commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

@sinalefa - "Microsoft, always deemed as a greedy company, went ahead to fund one his games. Why?"

Well that's a really good question. I'ld guess to give them some of his "it" factor maybe? I don't think either Ico or Shadow of the Colossus sold well but Sony has still been making The Last Guardian for 8 years.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

You know, before Nitnedo can promote the Wii U as a tablet "killer", it would have to promote it as a tablet, and it isn't a tablet, not even close.

OK, i think that's out of my system, mostly.

Bad title is bad, but there is some merit in the argument. Not the "killer" part, that's just utter nonsense beyond imagination, but the "tablet" part. The Gamepad is NOT a tablet, just isn't, but it wouldn't take much for Nintendo to make it one. First and foremost add in a Wi-Fi chip (the Wii U already has a chip, it has to b/c Nitnedo left out the NIC). Warn that games might have lag when switching to Wi-Fi, but also have it work for the internet browser, Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, Wii U video chat, Miiverse and everything else. Get some apps on there. The Wii had news and weather, that's a start. Get Facebook and Twitter.

The Wii U Gamepad has the potential to be a marketable "in home" 2nd screen for daily activities, if it gets Wi-Fi, but it's never going to be a tablet, much less a killer.



rjejr commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

@sinalefa - Your Kamiya obsession is showing :-)

Hey @Damo I think you got your websites confused ;-)

Glad to see Im among the majority for a change - PS3 is the obvious choice over PS4 right now. And Wii U has been outselling PS4 in Japan the past 4 or 5 weeks. Of course some people will upgrade from Wii to PS4, probably boys who got a Wii when they were kids who are teens now and want to play FPS online with their friends. 100mil Wii and only 7m PS4 sold, not like Wii owners care all that much about ANY home console this gen. Its possible PS4, X1 and Wii U sales combined will never equal Wii. Everybody has a Roku hooked up to their tv and their binging on Netflix.