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rjejr

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#3

rjejr commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

@JaxonH - Yeah, I thought of you, but I knew even if you did have a monetary lapse of judgement and typed that you would immediately edit it out afterwards.

I mean, even I wouldn't use it, not even w/ the guys on here I mess around w/. The worst I'll do is the tongue thing just b/c I think it's funny :-p

Though in retrospect maybe I would use it to whoever removed the link from my post w/o telling me. I don't mind getting edited if I do something wrong, thats what editors are for, but I like being told why and who is pretending to be me. (B/c when somebody edits your post w/o telling you, I view that as identity theft.)

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rjejr commented on Portal, The Simpsons and Scooby Sneak Into Leg...:

@aaronsullivan - I'm waiting for Portal 3. No wait, that's Half-Life 3 ;-)

Elebits always seemed like a rushed glorified "tech demo" and I always wanted a sequel, but they made some horrible platformer instead. I like platofrmers, but the game just wasn't any good. Something to do w/ the weather.

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#5

rjejr commented on Sega Won't Have A Booth At This Year's E3:

I remember lots and lots of rumblings and disappointment when Ntineod decided not to do a press conference at E3 2 years ago. There were even people on here complaining that Nintnedo didn't "go" to E3 or "do" E3 even though they were streaming Treehouse Live almost the entire time and had a huge floor space from what I could tell.

Sega not having floor space at E3 probably isn't going to change anything for them
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9 years ago E3 was all but dead anyway.

http://arstechnica.com/uncategorized/2006/07/30/7382/
http://news.cnet.com/Why-E3s-shifting-to-a-smaller-playing-field/2100-1043_3-6100636.html

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#6

rjejr commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

@JaxonH - Good news, you'll soon be able to say "good day sir" w/ a simple emoji. ;-) Well maybe not here but it will probably be OK over on Sammy's site. :-)

-Link Removed-

OK, who removed the link? It wasn't porn, a rick-roll (you know, I kind of miss those), or a competitors video game site, it was CNBC. For those overseas who don't know, that's a legitimate business news site in the US, it isn't Fox news.

It's your guys site, you can do what you want, but shouldn't I at least get a little "TBD says uh uh" or something? I mean I don't even really know if it was removed by you guys for content or CNBC cut me off at the source b/c if thinks you guys being in the UK makes you a terrorist organization or something. Was it reported? You don't have to tell me who reported it, just tell me something.

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#7

rjejr commented on Portal, The Simpsons and Scooby Sneak Into Leg...:

Not really interested in any of those franchises, but the Portal gun has obvious potential. I've never played Portal but I really enjoyed Elebits on the Wii. Not that those 2 have anything at all in common, but the gun in Elebits was awesome.

That's the first time I've seen that box cover, man there are a lot of figures up there. Maybe I should start hopeing the game itself sucks b/c I don't think I can afford it. ;-)

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#9

rjejr commented on Funk of Titans Aims to Teach "Jive-Turkey Paga...:

I'm OK w/ waking up to a little Prince. And I'm impressed somebody even got the caption. Now I'll spend the rest of the day trying to get it out of my head.

I'll watch the vid later.

Revenge of the (Funky) Wounded Dragon. My 10 year old concurred. It's almost as if they just dropped him into that game the backgrounds are so similar. I do like the Interstate '76 vibe though.

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#10

rjejr commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

@JaxonH - Walking Dead looks way too scary for me, I only played TLoU b/c it's Naughty Dog. I may watch Orange after the show is over, like I did w/ Sopranos and Sons of Anarchy. Next on my list is Breaking Bad b/c my library has every season on DVD so it's free for me. Probably next winter.

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#11

rjejr commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

@JaxonH - Slackin? I just finished TLoU, give me 2 or 3 years will ya. :-)

Mailed the game back to Gamefly so I can't even buy the DLC until next week. What I need to do now is catch up on all the tv shows I missed while I was playing TLoU. We're 2 episodes behind on GoT, I'm lucky my wife hasn't divorced me.

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#12

rjejr commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

@Spartacus3765 - No thanks, I don't want any, I was just asking Jax if the Splatoon ones were in demand like the rest or if the serious hunters were blowing them off as unnecessary.

I'm holding off for DBZ:Xenoverse to port to Wii U so we can have Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Krillin, Piccolo and Freiza. :-)

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I'd also probably buy the entire line of Godzilla toys if they did a sequel to Wii game Godzilla: Unleashed, but it doesn't seem like we're getting that 1 ported either :-(

We actually do have 2 amiibo - Starfox and not cartoon Link - and those Yarn Yoshi look cool. If they announce amiibo Land (aka Nintendo Land 2) at E3 this year then maybe I'll get interested.

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#14

rjejr commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

@DarthNocturnal - No, but it does seem to have turned into an outside joke, people commenting on my Nitneod misspellings. You're probably the 5th or 6th person to do so. And it's never getting fixed by the way, however I type it I type it.

Splatoon may not sell all that well, but they need to make enough amiibo to cover it if it does. There are plenty of Mario and Peach amiibo on store shelves, they need to make that many for Splatoon.

Hey @JaxonH do you and your merry clan of amiibo hunters consider the Splatoon amiibo as must have "cannon" since they are for a new IP? I know nothing is stopping you from collecting them all, just wondering if others in your group are giving them a pass for not being famous?

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#15

rjejr commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

I was just thinking a few hours ago that it's been days since we had an amiibo article, 'bout time. :-)

@DarthNocturnal - "Considering the next big wave after this month's isn't until September"

I think Nintneod will put everything they've got into making plenty of Splatoon amiibo. There are 60 missions in that game locked away behind amiibo, they can't risk losing sales of the game b/c people can't find the amiibo. The fact that the girl and boy squid are sold both separately and in 3 packs means they need to make a lot of those. They can't just be sold out as pre-orders, they need to have the stock available on shelves so people see it next to the game.

After Splatoon amiibo production dies down, mid summer maybe, then maybe they'll start the reprints.

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#16

rjejr commented on Yooka-Laylee Double-Jumps Through Final Kickst...:

@OptometristLime - "But carrying over those fears to a studio that has no track record is irrational"

I'd say believing ANY release date is irrational these days. Seems like there are as many delays as games released on schedule. And if your talking about a release date 18 months out I'd say the odds of them making it are slim to none.

That's not illogical, it's statistical. :-)

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#18

rjejr commented on Yooka-Laylee Double-Jumps Through Final Kickst...:

@Grumblevolcano - You need 1 of these ;-) at the end of your post. :-)

No way no how does Zelda get delayed until NX. NX is only going to be "officially" announced in 2016 for a 2017 holiday release, Zelda will be out in 2016 making extensive use of the Gamepad for which it has been built from the ground up. You can't have a Nintnedo home console w/o a real Zelda game. You just can't, it's Zelda. I'm OK w/ no Metroid.

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#19

rjejr commented on Yooka-Laylee Double-Jumps Through Final Kickst...:

@OptometristLime - Is that why Zelda is taking so long, Nitneod has a bunch of Kickstarter kids working on it? The Last Guardian had some of the best people in the bizz working on it, sitll not out. Final Fantasy 15 has been in development for 10 years (the first 9 as FF 13 vs) does Square Enix
get all it's talent off of kickstarter? I don't care what Rare was able to accomplish 20 years ago, I'm more of a "what have you done for me lately" kind of guy. Kickstarter or no, Playtonic has exactly ZERO games to it's name.

@HollywoodHogan - That makes sense, but they are still taking on a lot. guess I'll beleive it all when I see it.

@Monado_III - I also get that more money equals more people, but then you still have to tie all the work together, making sure the 4 player intertwines w/ the single player and the 2 player co-op. Still seems like a lot of work for 18 months.

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#20

rjejr commented on Yooka-Laylee Double-Jumps Through Final Kickst...:

Thank you to everyone who funded this so I dont have to. :-)

But Ill believe Oct 2016 when I see it. I mean, how do you have about 10 different stretch goals adding so many differnt things - co-op, vs, etc - yet the release date is always the same?

Im still waiting on Rainbow Skies, announced Aug 2013 for a 2014 release, and now the date is simply 2015, and its already May. And Zeldas release date is "not 2015", has Nintendo even guaranteed 2016 yet? All they've told us is no show at E3.

So yes, so far this game looks like something Id really like, but Im going to pretend it doesnt exist for now, like the Yankees and Arods $6mil home run.

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#21

rjejr commented on Nintendo Life Direct: 1st May 2015:

Well I like it, but I'd rather just have a listing of links "week in review" style.

Perfect world, links under the vid, but I can understand why you woudn't want to do that b/c people may skip the vid then.

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#22

rjejr commented on More Disney Infinity 3.0 Leaks Emerge With Sta...:

@aaronsullivan - "The Clone Wars has a strong popularity already"

Stronger than the original trilogy? This seems like a Nintendo move to me. ;-)

I know you aren't a fan of my admittedly esoteric movie choices, but w/ Han and Luke showing up in the new movie I thought Luke and R2, or the little green guy, or that bad guy in the black helmet. ;-)

I know that female Jedi and the show are popular, but THAT popular? This really almost seems like an April fools joke. Even the box art is atrocious. Disney Infinity Play Without Limits 3.0. And that little tiny white Stars Wars over Anakin's crotch. Pathetic.

OK, I'm done now. I'm going back to be thankful and looking forward to Lego Dimensions and seeing what Skylanders offers this time around.

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#25

rjejr commented on More Disney Infinity 3.0 Leaks Emerge With Sta...:

@sinalefa - I saw Tinkerbell in Target yesterday and remembered I wanted her, but we just don't play the game. Could be a Father's Day gift from the kids though if they ask. I wouldn't mind a Splatoon squid but if it isn't sold separelty then I don't want it.

I think my kids have lost interest in Splatoon, the youngest wants to buy DBZ:XV on the PS3 and the oldest really wants XCX. Next Friday's ND may be the deciidng factor.

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#26

rjejr commented on More Disney Infinity 3.0 Leaks Emerge With Sta...:

So glad they went w/ Anakin and that girl from the tv show, saves me a whole lot of money right there.

I guess Jar Jar will be sold separately.

Though last year had Marvel and the cheaper Toy Box classics, so I suppose they could still have that 2nd toy box version later in the year.

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#27

rjejr commented on First Impressions: Tapping In With amiibo Tap:...:

Agreed. I pretty much had this all written up in my head last night after spending about 15 minutes w/ the thing, even suspecting an update could "unlock" the amiibo.

As nice as the front end was, they seemed to stop after that. As much as I hate the stupid roulette type level selection in Pokemon Rumble World I think it would have made sense here. A big wheel of fortune roullte wheel where we can hit the A button and watch a ball roll around until it lands in 1 of the 30 slots.

Also, each amiboo once a day brings up a different game. They have something like this in Hyrule Warriors - each amiibo once per day, random prize.

I just think they needed to do something to make this "fun" to come back to day in and day out. Gambling is addictive, and there's no gambling in this. Lock 1 amiibo to 1 game demo I can probably play in SSBU. Why come back?

They could have at least put a Wara wara front end on this so we can see all our amiibo wander around. Can't believe they still haven't added that. What's the point of making collectible toys-to-life if you don't have a bank or vault or wall to display them?

Oh well, it was free.

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#29

rjejr commented on Playtonic's Project Ukulele Becomes Yooka-Layl...:

@Ryno I've never done a kickstarter before but am considering this one. I also havent played Banjo Kazoie but I just find it refreshing somebody is doing homage to an old game and not making it 8bit. My nostaligia only goes back to 32bit. (Yes I know this is homage to a 64bit N64 game, I gotta work w/ what I got.)

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#30

rjejr commented on Fire Emblem If Box Art Confirms amiibo Support...:

"they'll work on any New Nintendo 3DS, or course, but a portal is still on the way to support original 3DS systems."

How long does it make to mass produce a little white circular piece of plastic?
I wonder if they'll make as many as they did the Gamecube adaptor for Wii U? ie not nearly enough.

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#31

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 30th April (North America):

@Captain_Gonru - Pokemon Rumble World turned out to be more of a game than I thought - I'm a sucker for hub areas. Much more of a game than Pokemon Rumble U which was barely a tech demo, and $18 at that.

So I thought maybe Nitneod would be doing this up right. :-)

If it is that limited then we'll get a full amiibo game for Christmas. amiibo Music where each amiibo unlocks and plays a different instrument ;-)

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#32

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 30th April (North America):

@CanisWolfred @sinalefa -10 games per amiibo? That sounded very knowledgeable, was that written about somewhere or is that from hands on knowledge of the game already being released someplace else?

I don't think I have any interest in any of the 30 games that have demos on offer, but I am going to DL it anyway b/c I want to see how the thing works. I'm curios if the selection process is set up to be a fun game of chance like the eShop start screen or if thing sjust pop up boringly like in Hyrule Warriors.

Plus, seeing as how we only have 2 amiibo anyway I'm curios to see how much we can get. Is it once a day like HW or can you just keep tapping - tap tap tap - until you reach that 10 limit?

So basically I want to see if its set up to be fun or just for the dmeos. Pokemon Rumble World has a cute quirky little hub scene that I like, Pokemon Shuffle is just a screen. Also curious if this is a database for amiibo collections. We only have 2 but for people w/ a dozen or more a database would be nice. Just something simple like the screen were you pick your MK8 racers.

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#33

rjejr commented on Listings and Rumours Point to a Silver Mario a...:

@sinalefa Yep, looking forward to the ND next week. I still can't believe Nitnodo gave us a full week for rampant speculation.

Wii U bundle
Wii U price cut
other amiibo interactions - I'm thinking along the lines of Captain Toad - maybe each amiibo will put graffiti tags on the area walls
Jax wants playable characters, which I don't see just yet , too soon for Spaltoon to beocme Super Mario Splatoon, but his specualtion is as valid as mine

My wife starts work at her new job May 11th just 3 blocks from the Ntinedo World store. May have to go visit her for lunch on the 29th, may be big in store happenings that day :-) Or at the very least they should have a large supply of Splatoo amiibo

And just 6 more weeks until E3. aaahh spring.

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#34

rjejr commented on Listings and Rumours Point to a Silver Mario a...:

@sinalefa - Greninja and Jigglypuff are part of the SSB series and were announced how long ago? Silver Mario is a rarity - like the gold Mario that was marketed alongside Mario Party 10 and gives you a special gold Mario - and this date just goes viral yesterday? And we have a Splatoon ND announced today for next Thursday?

http://wiiudaily.com/2015/03/gold-mario-amiibo-offers-special-perk-in-mario-party-10/

If gold Mario wasn't special to Mario Party 10 then maybe I'm hallucinating, but I don't believe in coincidences, where there's smoke there's fire. Or in this case silver paint. :-) (Though FLUDD would be cool, if I had to pick 1 I'd say silver paint. Not any old silver, metallic Terminator T-1000 silver.)

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#36

rjejr commented on Bravely Second: End Layer Passes 100,000 Sales...:

@Tazcat2011 - I'm optimistic for this year as well, Monolith, though owned by Ntinedo, seems to operate mostly independently. But optimism doesn't always get it done.

E3 should give us a date though. Well more likely "Holiday 2015" or "by the holidays" but ta least let us know for sure its 2015. If Zedla isn't even going to be there they have to give us something. Though I'm guessing a whole lot of StarFox and Mario Maker.

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#37

rjejr commented on Nintendo Direct: A Special Splatoon Direct is ...:

Wow, a full weeks notice for an ND? Ninteod is really getting it's act together for Splatoon. I mean can anybody remember the last time we got a full weeks notice before an ND, not counting E3?

And I'm also impressed they are doing this May 7th, yesterday I was thinking Mid-May was more likely as a they like to wait to the last minute.

So that's twice I'm impressed, good morning so far.

Now about that silver Mario amiibo...

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#38

rjejr commented on Listings and Rumours Point to a Silver Mario a...:

@JaxonH - The three 3DS in my house - pink, red and green - all say "What the ^/@#/# are you talking about, amiibo don't work w/ 3DS?!?!".

Show me a portal, then we can talk Codename STEAM. ;-) And its not just me, how many of the 50mil 2/3DS sold are the new models? 5% maybe? Hardly counts.

"wave 5 just went live day" Good timing on that heatwave. :-)

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#41

rjejr commented on Bravely Second: End Layer Passes 100,000 Sales...:

@Tazcat2011 @JaxonH - Will release date matter? If it comes out this Nov I can imagine it doing well at launch and over the holidays b/c there isn't really anything else like this on Wii U and everybody needs gifts. If it comes out next March (not a prediction, a possibility), and Zelda U is in February (again, just a guess) could that be a problem?

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#42

rjejr commented on Bravely Second: End Layer Passes 100,000 Sales...:

@Spoony_Tech - If it makes you feel any better, PaD:Z came out on 3DS in Japan about 16 months ago, Dec 2013, they are only getting the Mario skin this week. :-)

FYI - Z has sold over 1.5mil, (you commented on it enough, you probably know) 800k at launch, so I'm guessing 1mil next week for the Mario skin.

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#43

rjejr commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

@Quorthon Yeah, Nintendo certainly has a lot of "Why don't they...?" to their credit. And lately they've been adding "Why did they...?" to their repertoire, which is driving me even crazier.

Why did they have a Nitneod Direct on April Fools Day?
Why did they make a new Super Mario Bros amiibo line, which look almost exactly like the Super SB amiibo, when so many other amiibo are in such high demand and hard to find?
Why did they have an over hour long Live Treehouse on Friday for XCX when it doesn't even have a release date?

Guess it could be worse, could be an Xbox fan. I don't think anybody had any idea what they were doing before the X1 launched. Xbox 180 was a very apropos slam. At least they seem to have figured it out since then - ditch the Kinect 2.0, lower the price, advertise advertise advertise - but it took them awhile.

Maybe Splatoon will be Nitnedo's "game changer" (I know that's the other thread) as they start to actually advertise a game. Who knows, amiibo may even be available. Wouldn't that be nice?

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#44

rjejr commented on Fire Emblem's Two Versions Will Offer Very Dif...:

@JaxonH - "car overheated"

You live in the upper mid-west, how can your car possibly over heat? What was it, like 60' out? I think somebody's playing hooky for MH4, that's what I think. Well either that or Wave 4 amiibo went on sale today. ;-)

If you had a Super Kong he could have taken you to work in a rocket barrel. :-)

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#46

rjejr commented on Fire Emblem's Two Versions Will Offer Very Dif...:

@Gerbwmu - Yeah, might have to pick up Space Hulk just b/c I can play it on my Wii U. At least only another 3 weeks until Swords & Soldiers 2, a game originally scheduled to release last holiday. I played the first game 3x thru - Easy, normal, hard, and then a lot of hours 2 player w/ my kids. We've all been looking to forward to the sequel for awhile.

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#48

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Mario Maker Can Be A Game Chang...:

When Nintnedo releases this for $40 retail they won't be too happy w/ you constantly referring to it as "an app". ;-)

amiibo Tap is an app, it's free and it lets you play demos. Not so sure about this. Of course it would be nice if Ntinedo would tell us the price. Mighty #9 is also releasing in Sept and that company gave us a price for both the retail and digital versions, yet w/ Nintedo we don't even know how this will be made available.

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Glad the article mentioned LBP, which did so much w/ level creation 5 years ago. My kids really want this, the #1 game they've been asking for since it was shown, but we'll see how much they actually use it.

Since LBP released there's also a little game called Minecraft that lets you build stuff, and Disney Infinity which lets you create games and worlds in it's toy box.

All I see w/ this are some old Mario levels being remade, big whoop.

I'll admit it may be a "game changer" in how Nitneod views it's properties, just in the fact that they are letting us create levels for Mario, but it's way behind the rest of the industry in doing so. The level editor in SSBU is really lame. My kids have been making levels like this in Granny in Paradise for years. Age of Booty on PS3 let you create your own strategy game levels 6 years ago.

Give me a full blown MK8 level creator as DLC and then maybe I'll consider it a game changer as that game is gorgeous. Though MNR already did that years ago as well.