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Mon 23rd June, 2008

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rjejr commented on Tetrobot and Co. Puzzles Its Way Onto Wii U Ne...:

Thanks for the reminder that I still need to get Pushmo World, I keep forgetting.

I never thought the day would come when Wii U would be getting a game a week, even an indie. Good to see all the support.



rjejr commented on Young'uns Invited to Camp Pokémon on Apple De...:

Now we're talking. Too bad this didnt come out a few hours earlier before TW wrote that excellent Talking Point about Nintendo going after kids (but Pokemon weren't included).

This is how you leverage and advertise to children w/o sacrificing your brand, free commercials for your cards, games and movies.

Too bad no Android support, I want to know what mystery is in Mystery Cave.



rjejr commented on Review: Paper Monsters Recut (Wii U eShop):

@Mega719 - Everybody should call it that, just look at the pictures and read the description of the game play. If LBP had released on a Nintendo console at some point I'm sure it would have come up in the review.

Edit - Oh I forgot, 9 out of 10 dentists who watch and listen tot he trailer think it's for LBP as well, game voice-over and music.

I'm not supposed to be buying any more games but 8 hours for $8 works out so nicely. And the DDP 10% offer only has about 70 days to go, might as well take advantage while i can. And I've been meanig to check out the Nintendo online tore, now where's that link...

Edit - Giving up on the online link, could have sworn we could buy stuff online now, guess I jumped the gun a bit. Here's the official page anyway if anyone is interested in watching the trailer:



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

Nice piece, seems like it's been awhile since TW wrote one. It's also nice to see all the frazzled thoughts in my scrambled mind written out so elegantly.

Just a couple of additional thoughts -

Wonderbook barley made it stateside. I don't think we ever got disc versions of the newer games. Eye Pet 2 was pretty much the end of Move in the US.

I'ld like to see "Play Nintendo" as an app, as the best place to market to kids is on phones and tablets. Not real games, but advertising material such as that.

Question - was Pokemon left out of the article on purpose, b/c I see Pokemon as a bigger draw for kids than Mario or Zelda, and I think Pokemon will still be around long after Minecraft is forgotten. It may be a great highly addictive game, but Steve's no Pikachu. Even if they do ever make that Mincecraft movie there probably won't be 17 (as we wait for Diance).



rjejr commented on Link amiibo Compatibility Confirmed for Hyrule...:

@sinalefa - Yeah, you really should wait on HW until you exhaust B1 and B2, which Im likely not getting until Christmas. HW is very addictive and it eats up time unlocking stuff, and the battle control buttons are opposite, I couldn't barely play the B2 demo after a long HW session.

Which amiibo do you think we'll get first, Wonder Red or Bayonetta? ;-) (They really both should be in SSBU.)



rjejr commented on Link amiibo Compatibility Confirmed for Hyrule...:

@sinalefa - Welcome to my world, where Nintendo constantly baffles me. :-)

So, ya gonna get HW now? ;-)

Oh, and this is funny as I just posted yesterday that HW should have amiibo support and Mario should be playable to balance out Link being in Mario Kart 8 DLC.

As for what a Link amiibo would do in HW - probably the same as amiibo in SSBU, unplayable character pets. But it would be cool to always have Link as your wingman. The engine should be able to handle it since it can do couch co-op.

So yeah, put me down as excited.



rjejr commented on Two Pokémon Game Boy Color Titles Dated For N...:

@Late - Think anybody uses those booster pack codes, I have a stack of about 70 or 80 of them, maybe I can eBay them? ;-)

My son, who collects the cards and toys and games and many a t-shirt but doesn't play the online version of the card game will probably buy this game for $6 as he said it sounds good.



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

@Capt_N - Thanks for the heads up. WanderingPB also mentioned it to me the other day. I'm beginning to think everybody feels bad for my kids ;-) But it was really nice to see TRU have that offer up so far in advance, that's usually a "week of" Sunday flyer type of offer - which everybody always knows about weeks in advance b/c of all the websites that leak these things. And yeah that TRU booklet is a "Nintendo free" zone. And I'm hopeing Target matches that offer, I already paid $1 for the $5 pre-order GC. Target gave away a free wheel w/ MK8 as well as the $5 GC so I made out pretty well w/ that, and the 5% which covers half the tax. Living in NY even Amazon taxes me now, gotta take what I can get.



rjejr commented on Rumour: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Dat...:

Well, they already told us amiibo support isn't in the game yet and has to be patched in next year (saw/heard it in a video, I think w/ Sakurai) so it makes sense there is some way to download extra data into the game.

Anybody know how many simultaneous controllers the Wii U supports? I know one Gamepad but Wiimotes and Pro's, all of them together. There is at least 1 5 player game out there so at least 5. I'm wondering if even using the 3DS as controllers the Wii U could manage 8 at once, meaning 8 player would have to be online.



rjejr commented on Two Pokémon Game Boy Color Titles Dated For N...:

@ZBomber - So the game they are selling for $5.99 is an old GBC game which really has no relationship w/ the app and free PC website and I was just thrown by the name? Just went back and reread it and it's written like it's the "app" but I see now where the paragraph said 2 GBC games and they just left that out of the game description, which is odd b/c the puzzle game clearly says GBC.

I have to say though if the game is like you describe it I would probably enjoy it more than a normal Pokemon game, it sounds like the side quest card game in FF8, which has a similar contemporary in Skylanders Giants.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll have to pass the correct info onto the kids.



rjejr commented on This Super-Cute Toon Link Nendoroid is Looking...:

Gotta admit the $50 price makes the $13 amiibo look good even if they are never actually supported in a game besides SSBU. I guess the NFC is basically irrelevant for amiibo after all if prople are willing to pay $50 for this.



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

@MrMario02 - "How come sakurai is putting in much more stuff in Wii U than 3DS?"

Maybe b/c 1 costs 50% more than the other? (Based on $40 and $60 US prices, Im sure the percentages vary other currienes, but the Wik U version will cost significantly more.)



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

@sinalefa - Oh man you are so funny, I'm practically in tears over here.

I feel like I've already declared victory in the "demo debate" after the Bayonetta 2 demo so I really didn't even notice you were wanting one ;-)

"but this demo should allow us to transfer the Amiibo progress to the main game"

Yeah, that's what I said, but the amiibo don't come out until Nov 21. So I guess my thinking was if you have a demo come out Oct 23 and the amiibo don't go on sale until Nov 21 then you are giving people a month to play the game w/o the amiibo, so by the time the amiibo come out people may feel like they are unnecessary for the game play and it could hurt amiibo sales. And its bad for amiibo if they are unnecessary in SSBU b/c as of right now that's THE amiibo game. If the demo and the amiibo and the game all come out on the same day then even people waiting for the holidays to buy the game or who just can't afford the game Day 1 might still go out and buy the $13 amiibo to use w/ the demo. Though since the eShop updates on Thurs and the game comes out on Fri I suppose it wouldn't hurt to have the demo come out 1 or even 8 days early, but not 28 days before, that's just too long. As much as I think every game should have a demo, a week or 2 in advance to build hype is probably long enough.

While you wait you should go out and buy Hyrule Warriors. Maybe they'll patch in amiibo support and we can fight as Mario in that. Link's going to be in MARIO Kart, so its only fair. ;-)



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

@sinalefa - None, zip, zero, zilch. I'm not even going to waste my time wishing for one ;-) It's still too soon, and if they really were waiting for Bayonetta 2 to come out before this ND having a SSBU demo come out the day before B2 would be bad form.

Also, if I were them, (which obviously I'm not) I wouldn't even have a demo until after the amiibo come out to give the impression that you need the amiibo to get the most out of the game. If people have the demo for a month, even w/ a 15 play limit, the amiibo get too forgotten.

What I would like to see them do is have a Day 1 (day 1 as in Nov 21 release day not ND day this Thurs) demo that works w/ the amiibo. Even if it is limited to 1 amiibo, so people who are getting this as a Christmas gift (my kids can't be the only ones) a month after it comes out would have incentive to buy an amiibo - amiibo are $13, the game is $60 - and level it up and have it ready for the full game Christmas morning. Otherwise kids who are getting this game for Christmas have no reason to get amiibo before then either. Well unless MK8 gets them patched in, an ND on that would be nice as well.

So basically SSBU doesn't need a demo, but the amiibo do.



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U to Feature Grab th...:

I'm glad we have the ND date and time, way too many leaks, rumours, assumptions, hints and hunches compared to actual facts for a game coming out next month. Detective work like this should be reserved for games a year out like Zelda or XCX.



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Live Nintendo Dire...:

Glad to see a confirmed time. And I'm glad they aren't waiting until after B2 releases on Friday which seemed to be the general consensus.

For those asking about a time - it said it was a live event, so maybe they dont know how long its going to take to cover 50 things? Though a general "approximately" would be nice, 30 mintues, 1 hour, whatever.



rjejr commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

@WanderingPB - Hey man thanks for the link, now this is what I'm talking about, advertising.

And speaking of, 1st 2 pages of Game Informer mag were for B2. The really obviously anti-Nintendo mag also had reviews for HW, SSB for 3DS and the last 2 pages were Fantasy Life. That's like an entire years worth of Nintendo coverage for that mag.



rjejr commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

Shouldn't an article about this list the size of the game somewhere? I'm wondering how much of this story is actually true considering how many games are already out there that wouldn't fit on the 8GB which is really only about a 4GB b/c of the Wii U OS taking up the other 4GB.

I'm wondering if it's more of an issue that they can't figure out how to make it run off of the external HDD like other games do and they are just trying to blame their incopmentce on Nitnedo's small storage?



rjejr commented on You Can Now Purchase Select Digital Titles on ...:

@element187 - "I see some different colored Links on my map but I can't figure out what to do with them."

I fyou play that lhe level w/ the Link on it - you just play it, you don't have to do anything additional to play it, just play that map square - then when you get weapons atthe end you get bette rweapons, th e1st few times Iplayed was always 120 hit 5 star weapons. Which wasn't much after the level 2 but back when all my weapons were 80 or 88 the 120 seemed like a lot.



rjejr commented on Video: We Tackle the Legendary Hyrule Warriors...:

@Emblem - Ya know, I dont think Ive ever clicked on the tutorial tab, or a bunch of tjose other tabs, I usually just hit the 1st to, battle and confitions maybe, then go down to start. Guess I need to look around more if I keep playing.

@Pahvi @Klinny - Thanks guys, figured it was something like that, just checking to make sute it wssnt one of those you unlock it after beaten the 2nd skulltulla without taking any damage while playing with the Gamepad held sideways. After beating Legend and over half of Adventure I still hadn't unlocked Zant, Agitha, Grihaim or Ruto nor Links ball and chain gauntlets. Then my save point got deleted so Im debating starting over, lost over 30 hours.



rjejr commented on Pier Solar and the Great Architects Landing in...:

Liking everything about this game so far except the 4 directional walking, thats a little too old school for me. Though maybe its only so noticable w/ the multiple on screen characters making it look like Centipede, most of these games even today still only have 1.



rjejr commented on The Photo Studio in Super Smash Bros. for Wii ...:

@WanderingPB - Breathe PB breathe :-) Sorry I got you so worked up. Glad you are seeing commercials on tv.

I got the DLC, but in the process of trying to back up our save files mine got over writen so I'm back to near the beginning, I may just start over :-( I had like 45 hours in too, not happy, not happy at all.



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amazon Listing Say...:

@ZenTurtle - "They are evil, and the corpse-lord Jeff Bezos is their cruel cult master."

I was going to make a joke about Bezos not selling Wii U b/c DKC:TF was too difficult for him, who knows what goes thru that guys head. I do know my tax money goes thru his company though, NYers have been paying tax for about 2 years now, maybe 3.



rjejr commented on Video: We Tackle the Legendary Hyrule Warriors...:

Question - new DLC has 5 new levels, I played the first 2, Cia and Wizzro, but now I can't find the rest, probably b/c I'm not far enough along in Legend (which I finished and then erroneously had my save point over-written trying to make a back-up copy on my external HDD, long story).

Anyway, anybody know what it takes to get the other 3 to show up?



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amazon Listing Say...:

@jariw - Yeah, and I would understand if Amazon wanted to leak it to generate sales, but you said Nintendo leaked it on Amazon, and I just can't believe that theory under the current circumstances. Why not Gamestop or Walmart or Target's website for a leak? Or just have an ND and forget the leaks? Not saying it wasn't on purpose, just can't believe Nintendo would purposely choose Amazon to leak it on, that doesn't make sense to me.



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amazon Listing Say...:

@sinalefa - Yeah, the unverified conspiracy theory is that too many people returned their DS or 3DS consoles (I forget which) b/c of scratched screens so Amazon stopped carrying Nitneod hardware. But it's only ever been speculation, nobody knows for sure outside of Amazon and Nintendo. Maybe not even Nintendo?

Just an FYI - Amazon US has that listing, Amazon UK doesn't, yet.



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amazon Listing Say...:

@sinalefa - Wishing. Begging. Pleading. Groveling. Whatever it takes. :-)

@Tsurii897 - Zelda U? After we hear more about Splatoon, Mario Maker, Kirby's Curse and Wooly Yoshi will I even start thinking about Zelda. I can only obsess about so many games at 1 time. And XCX. So many Wii U games, so little Wii U news.

@jariw - "I'd say this is an intended leak from Nintendo." "What better place to do that than Amazon?"

Seriously? What better place to leak a Wii U game than on the biggest US retailers website that doesn't even SELL the Wii U? I hope you were being facetious and I just misread it.



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Amazon Listing Say...:

You know, if Nintendo would just do something really crazy like announce the modes in a game that is being released 5 weeks from today then maybe they wouldn't have to worry about leaks.

OTOH maybe they are just being fashionable as this seems similar to the leak iOS 8.1 guide Apple had earlier in the week.

I think this is true, and pretty much pbvious, but as a cautionary note I bought Go Vacation on Wii just b/c Amazon had a line listng online mulitplayer. Turns out there is no online at all in Go Vacation and Amazon deleted the line AFTER the game released.

And "board game" mode seems like an obvious addition, Nintendo has always been board game crazy, MP 10 is coming out in 2015, Wii Party has several iterations as well. So yeah, I'll never ever use it but it gives the game something easy peasy to add that the 3DS version doesn't have.



rjejr commented on Video: We Tackle the Legendary Hyrule Warriors...:

That vid reminds me how much I hate item selection, whether buttons or touch screen it just seems like a pain. I'ld sacrifice hookshot if I could have bomb up, arrow right, boomerang left and health down on the D-pad. I don't mind the R button to use, its the selection process that's the problem. The fairies that break the barriers could be auto on R when you're in the correct room if you have the correct fairy, game wouldn't change much if we didn't have to mess up our weapon selection to choose the fairy bottle which in the heat of battle looks a bit to much like the potion bottle to me.

Great game, that's my 1 big peeve. Smaller peeve, no materials inventory list. Telling me it costs 20 brown squares or 5 silver ones to make a Weapon + potion doesn't help if I don't know how many I have. If they at least told me the name I could try and memorize how many of each I have, but it's just a colored square. Badges at least give a name and quantity.



rjejr commented on It'll be Possible to Catch All 719 Pokémon Us...:

Are all 719 Pokemon in that pic? I'm not even going to pretend to count them all.

Have they explained how this works w/ the bank? My kids each messed around w/ it a little for the free month but neither showed any interest in paying the $5. I asked them recently if they wanted to pay the $5 now but they said they didn't know enough yet about how it will be used with the new games.



rjejr commented on The Photo Studio in Super Smash Bros. for Wii ...:

@dumedum - That top 100 "games" list is filled w/ cards and controllers, that's just weird. And what's up w/ South Park it came out in March? Price drop I guess?

It was good and shocking to see B2 at #1 on the Wii U list though. I can only imagine how good it would sell if they advertised it ;-)

Back on topic, I still don't see how having an ND last week or this week showcasing SSB U was going to hurt B2 sales any. Different games and they come out 4 weeks apart. And there's no law against advertising 2 games at once. Ubisoft Montreal has both AC Unity and Far Cry 4 and they release a week apart and those 2 games are far more similar than SSBU and B2.



rjejr commented on The Photo Studio in Super Smash Bros. for Wii ...:

@Grumblevolcano - et tu? B2 is barely 3rd party, Nintendo basically paid for it. And they are very different games. But the biggest most important difference, SSB U is THE game that will sell Wii U this Christmas, B2 should if Nintendo pushed it, but they aren't. Which segues nicely into...

@WanderingPB - They can't overshadow the B2 hype b/c there isn't any. Was looking around Target and Gamestop for any sign of the game and while it is the #2 tile on the Wii U Gamepad it doesn't exist anywhere else in either store. No pre-order cards, no signs, no billboards. If they were advertising it I'ld agree with you, but while I see signs for Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad and of course SSB for 3DS everywhere B2 is invisible.

And no sign at all of the amiibo either, sorry. While I can understand an M rated game not getting a lot of real estate, amiibo really need(s?) to be out there w/ all the Skyanders and DI competition. I swear, it's like Nintedo can't comprehend putting "Coming Soon" on an ad. "amiibo coming soon Nov 21 all your favorite Nintendo characters will soon be yours!" Just popped that out, I'ld think an actual marketing dept could do better.

Yeah, I remember that Nov 13 vid, but that game was getting a lot more exposure between E3 and it's release than the Wii U version for Smash is getting.

There was E3 coverage, then the Aug trailer, then the Oct 1 ND. And of course those cute little commercials, and then that vid. Today is Oct 17 and all we've seen are the amiibo at E3 so they're a tad bit behind schedule ;-)

Aya deserves another view though:



rjejr commented on Parent Trap: Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapph...:

As someone who introduced his kids to gaming and has been playing since Pong came out (does Pong count as gaming?) I just cant imagine ever getting into Pokemon. As a big JRPG fan I never even played the Suikeden series b/c I didn't want over 100 playable characters, 6-8 is good, anything over a dozen is unneccassary. Still havent played Ni No Kuni - bought it cause it looks great - but still havent played it.

Im glad to see a demo, all games should have demos b/c we live in a digital download age, but I dont imagine a lot of adult converts with this one. My guess is this demo is for people who have already played the originals so may not be interested but they want to hook them with the new engine. (Not that 2 million people who bought MH4 didnt also buy MH4G day 1 but I still think thats the demos intent.)



rjejr commented on Nintendo Celebrates Super Smash Bros. and Wii ...:

Man, just went on a rant on the UK post and now this? Maybe I should go back and delete it ;-)

Wii U line-up has some great exclusives and really should be selling, advertising would certainly help, but when 9 of the top 10 games arent on your console well I guess that says more than I ever can. Sure Destiny may suck, and I dont get why FIFA sells well in the US, and Sims 4 is PC only, but when you add them all together and the Wii U isnt getting any of them, well thats just not good.

And thats what Nintendo needs to address. It seems like the Wii U is in hiding. When you're the underdog you have to try harder and go with your strength, and right now the Wii Us 1 and only strenght is its exvlusive line-up, which is far and away better than any other system out there this holiday as PS4 only had DriveClub and Xbox1 has Sunset Overdrive. So Nintendo needs to push their exvlusive not found anywhere else games Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 2 and Captain Toad this holiday. And MK8 thats in the bundle. Exclusives, exclusives, exclusives, thats how they should market Wii U.



rjejr commented on Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quit...:

I dont know the numbers but I dont think a 60% increase over any 2013 # is a great accomplishment.

Wii U should be selling better, it just should. PS4 is selling pretty well I think. Do you know what exclusive games PS4 is getting this holiday - the year late severly broken DriveClub. Thats it, 1 exclusive. Everything else is also either on PS3 or X1. Wii U just got Hyrule Waariors and Bayonetta 2 is coming, and Sonic Boom is still an exclusive Wii U game as the 3DS game is very different, 3D multiplayer vs 2D solo, and Captain Toad (US) and SSB U which hopefully someday soon we'll find out is bigger and better than its 3DS brethren. X1 has Sunset Overdrive.

Wii U is also $100 cheaper than the other 2 new consoles, and the amiibo are coming, and it has other exclusives such as W101, Pikmin 3 and MK8. How incomptent must you be to not sell this system?



rjejr commented on Trailer Shows Off Today's First Batch of Hyrul...:

@shigulicious - Maybe you didn't get the new update yet and your update history is only showing when it updated to 1.2.1 on release day? The front screen - the one we can't use the Home button on - should show 1.3.0. I'ld turn it off, wait 5 minutes, then try again. you'll know when you have it, several screens telling you the new 3 characters are available.



rjejr commented on Trailer Shows Off Today's First Batch of Hyrul...:

@PvtOttobot - Update includes 3 new playable characters - Cia, Wizzro, Volga - everything else you have to pay for.

My "update" file is 342MB but the DLC size is only about 42kb. On disc conspiracy theory if anybody wants to run with it, I'm not in the mood, and the horse ad character models were already in the game anyway, and the Adventure map looks just about the same, but someone somewhere eon NeoGAF or IGN won't be happy w/ the small file size.



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Announcement Revea...:

@sinalefa - Well I wished for a pony and just got Epona about an hour ago so maybe there's something to that ;-)

Outside of stage builder I really don't know what else I want in SSB, except to play AS amiibo, not just alongside amiibo, but I think that's out. I'm not sure what all those different challenge modes are in the 3DS version, classic, trophy, rush, etc. so I wouldn't know what to ask for. Just that my kids keep asking me about the stage builder. And they really want Mario Maker. And after seeing this LBP3 vid this morning my 9 yr old erupted with joy talking about all the levels he wants to make, including Hyrule Warriors.



rjejr commented on Trailer Shows Off Today's First Batch of Hyrul...:

Checked my Wii U a little after 12 after waiting for the yellow light to go off. (I swear that light is slways on.) Nothing new in the game but eShop was updated. Music is back to basic elevator BTW. Checked around a little then turned it off. Yellow light has been for about 10 minutes now. Ooooh just turned off. Gotta love the Quick start menu but I miss the obnoxious MK8 border ad. Update loaded. Downloadeable content installed.

Dun dun dun da da about 7 or 8 times, its all good!! (Never had to restart the game.)

The buy box for the DLC now alternates w/ a blue box for the seaparate DLC which is available in the eShop for $7.99. Mine says purchased next to both so thats a nice touch not to confuse people. Guess the others will get listed as they become available.

Spoliers ahead...

2nd Adventure map (listed under the original) and 3 new characters unlocked.

Time to go get on with my day.