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rjejr

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#1

rjejr commented on Developer Profile: Masahiro Sakurai:

As much as I admire this guy and see him as the logical replacement for Miyamoto at Nintendo, his thinking on the cut scenes in Subspace Emmissary are odd to say the least. The game itself has a built in theater mode where my kids have watched the videos over and over and over and over again. They were not a reward, they are an enjoyable experience in and of themselves. I always assumed there wouldnt be a sequel in SSB U b/c of how labor intensive it was, and also it really was full enough to sell as a stand alone game which I would buy day 1. To chop out half the sequel b/c you dont want people to enjoy watching it on Youtube seems odd. Oh well, maybe its a lost in translation coupled w/ being taken out of context thing.

On the bright side, 3DS version got smash run, so U version will probably get something similar. For my money though couch co-op platforming is a hard thing to beat. We'll see. A Subspace Emmissary sequel using amiibo for extra characters would have made nice use of the amiibo though.

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#2

rjejr commented on Animal Crossing Content Is Coming To Monster H...:

I want a Mr. Resetti amiibo. If an AC game ever makes it's way to Wii U I can imagine it having amiibo support. I know they already have "The Villager" but he's too human, he just looks like Ness to me, they need an "animal" from "animal" crossing.

I don't get all the hate for this cross-over. I played MHTri on Wii and you already had that weirdly out of place burrowing helper guy, and all the cat people, so these 2 just seem like an outgrowth of them. If the Avengers or Mario showed up that would be weird, but having played Tri this doesn't seem to be glaringly out of place. Though adding this to the previous cross-over announcements I can understand if people saying "enough already".

ughh, over-ruled in my own household, both my sons watched the video said this was weird, my youngest even said "What are they going to call this "Monster Hunter Crossing"?" So it goes.

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#4

rjejr commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

@Gerbwmu - OK, that would work. I don't get pre-ordering digital games honestly, but if I could get an entire game for free and play it 2 weeks early just for pre-ordering, yeah, that would work. I don't normally buy digital unless I have to but I would consider it for that. Though I think the US is getting 2 discs w/ 1 game on each, or maybe it's both games on 1 disc, so I would probably buy the disc. Wish they would have been clearer on that from the beginning but it does seem to be different distribution methods in different regions.

All that said, as good as Nintendo has been of late, I'ld be surprised to see B1 two weeks early. Though since you brought it up not quite as surprised now :-)

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#5

rjejr commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

@sinalefa - "parry attacks"

Ahhh, we're not much for that in this house, no guarding or grabbing or blocking, just beat or be beaten ;-) My kids really need to learn some tactics though in SSB if they are going to keep going to tournaments.

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#6

rjejr commented on Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Re...:

@WanderingPB - "watch ur language"

I had no idea what you were talking about until I realized somebody edited my post. There are really odd guidelines on here sometimes. I'm glad for the monitoring, my sons are on here for the Pokemon articles, but the level of obscenity seems unusual. Was I discussing w/ you the obscenity filled tirade in that video on here the other day for a SSB character unveiling. I won't say there's a double standard, more like no standard.

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#7

rjejr commented on Giana Sisters 2 In Development, Could Be Comin...:

Nice disclaimer. :-) Now if only I could remember if I've been to Hamburg or not? 14 cities in 21 days college bus tour fueled by beer took it's toll on my memory of the trip.

Nice to see Wii U in the same sentence w/ PS4 and X1. Has that ever happened w/ a retail title? Project Cars is the only other game I can think of but not sure if that's retail or DL only?

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#8

rjejr commented on Cancelled Mario Volleyball/Wrestling Wii Title...:

Mario Sports Mix - which has volleyball as 1 of it's 5 sports - came out in Japan in Nov 2010, so maybe they were already working on Sports Mix at the time and just didn't want 2 volleyball games coming out on Wii?

I don't know if I'll miss this game, but it has seemed to me like Wii U has been missing games like this and it's one of the reasons that game releases have been so few and far between. I know Wii U looks fine now (well it will after we get a couple more dates any minute now) but the Wii had several more games of this nature that we haven't even heard about yet on the Wii U. Besides Sports Mix there was Mario Super Sluggers and Mario Strikers Charged. Wii also had Super Paper Mario near launch and no mention at all of Paper Mario U or a Mario RPG. Though they're releasing amiibo so an RPG like game should naturally follow.

Not saying any of this has affected the Wii U's fortunes, but my kids and I enjoy all those Mario spin-offs and they are lacking on Wii U. Dodge ball is a better mix w/ wresting than volleyball though -)

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#9

rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Demo Smashe...:

@Gustoff - I recall 1144, though maybe 1044. Just over 1000 so no Vegeta jokes.

@Josaku - "the WiiU version and the extra content in it . . . "

You wouldn't happen to know what any of that extra content is, would you? My kids really want another level editor but so far nary a peep.

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#10

rjejr commented on Immediate DLC Reinforcements Arriving Soon On ...:

@Bizzyb - $20 for all of it? I can do that, my quick Yen to US had me up around $41 this morning as I was running out the door. Is Dark Link a game pre-order or a DLC package pre-order like the Yoshi in MK8? I havent pre-ordered the game, just planned on picking it up somewhere on Friday. I tried to pre-order at Kmart but their website wouldnt let me:-( thanks for the info.

OK found the NoA tweet, $19.99 for the season pass w/ Dark Link as incentive for buying the season pass. Never bought a season pass before, seems excessive for costumes but the 2 modes, characters and maps may be worth it. Gotta poay the game first though.

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#11

rjejr commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

@Gerbwmu - I cant imagine they would release it much before 2 if its free w/ 2 but you have to pay for 1 separately. Either people would be mad if they paid for it not knowing it is coming free, or it would just be sitting there taking up space. Maybe a week before w/ the weekly update. Nintendo has been really good the past month advertising new and upcoming titles on the eShop so I expect that to be up there.

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#12

rjejr commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

@sinalefa - "get the Moon of Maha Kahla as soon as you can."

Wow, you really are serious about your Platinum games arent you ;-) I remember it being a great game and most of the playthru and storyline but I dont recall any names of anything. Though now that you mention it that does sound familiar. :-)

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#13

rjejr commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

I dont usually replay games - too much out there to get to as it is - but looking fotward to revisiting this one. I played it on PS3 after the patch and really didnt notice any problems for those concerned about such things. Not worried at all about this version.

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#15

rjejr commented on Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Re...:

@WanderingPB - I'm starting to feel really bad for that Captain Toad game. Watch Dogs on Wii U is getting more coverage, and that's just sad. :-( SSB U will sell any day of the year, it just will, but CT:TT looks very much like a kids Christmas gift. And it's up against Skylanders, Disney Infinty, Lego Batman 3, and SSB U and probably even MK8 and SM3DW for people who will be getting a Wii U this Christmas. GameInformer mag - for what it's worth - has a 2 page ad for HW, 4 for SSB 3DS and a back page for the Wii U Gamecube controllers that loos like a SSB U ad. CT is in hiding w/o a date and it's Sept 18.

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#16

rjejr commented on Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Re...:

@Ernest_The_Crab - The only way that game will move now is if retailers were to offer a free copy of Wii U Watch Dogs w/ every SSB U purchase. If, of course, SSB U actually comes out that day, and I'm still 50/50 on 11/21.

Personally I'm oppose to getting W_D now that Ubi has 2 versions of AC5 - Uniy and Rogue - neither of which are on Wii U but their banner ad says "on any console". Salt in the wound. And these games both release right before Watch Dogs. They deserve 0 sales at this point.

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#18

rjejr commented on Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Re...:

@Damo - You mean the web banner advert that Nintendo said the date was a mistake about 5 minutes after you posted your article? That both the article you linked to on GoNintendo -

http://www.gonintendo.com/s/237500-french-nintendo-advertisement-has-smash-bros-wii-u-slated-for-november-21st-update

and the article they linked on P Nintendo

http://www.p-nintendo.com/news/smash-bros-for-wii-u-une-possible-date-pour-l-europe-238566

both UPDATED their articles to reflect Nintendo of France response, but you never updated your article even though I and @JJtheTexan both told you about the updated info? That banner advert? Why did you never update your article? I'm really upset and disappointed you couldn't even add in 1 simple line "Update: Nnitendo France has refuted the date." You guys update articles all the time.

So yes, Sega moving their game says more to me than a date Nintendo of France came out and said was a mistake, even if you don't want to acknowledge their response. clicks > truth I guess. Happy now?

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#20

rjejr commented on Immediate DLC Reinforcements Arriving Soon On ...:

@SavoirFaire - Good point. but how many MK games before 8 got DLC? How many Nintendo games before Pikmin 3 got paid DLC? The times they are a changin'.

Just last week I was saying that Nintendo should put out the new updated version of MK8 for the holidays w/ a picture of the amiibo on the front (see several PS3 games w/ that little Move controller and camera on the upper right of the boxes as examples). They could add photos of the DLC packs on the back w/ the usual *available at additional cost disclaimer.

So yeah, I could imagine a "special" edition next year. And plus, this isnt Ninteod's game, it's Tecmo Koie, an w/ this much DLC its going to need a complete package at some point. Don't the DW and SW games usually have several iterations each?

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#22

rjejr commented on Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Re...:

@Grumblevolcano - The 1 week delay for the EU is to make up for the 1 week delay of HW for the US. I'ld say the EU got the better end of the deal. :-)

And the EU knows Captain Toad is coming out in Jan, the US still has "holiday", whatever the frak that means. Holiday worries me b/c Pikmin 3 was a "release window" Wii U game that came out 9 months after system launch, so who knows how long Nintnodo's "holiday 2014" window is. They've never technically said "before" the holiday.

My kids have a 2 week (16 day) "holiday" break from school (the calendar says "holiday recess", I just looked) they are off for the holiday and go back to school on Jan 5, so technically for them their "2014 holiday" ends Jan 4, 2015. So if SSB U comes out Jan 2nd (Nintendo likes Fridays) it would still be "holiday 2014" for my kids.

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#23

rjejr commented on Sonic Boom: Rise Of Lyric Speeds To Earlier Re...:

I believe this is a better confirmation of SSB U on 11/21 than any of the previous stories.

Oh, and it also makes sense both Sonic games come out the same day, even if they are different games, b/c people who want to only buy 1 of the games shouldn't have to be concerned about which comes out which day.

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#24

rjejr commented on Immediate DLC Reinforcements Arriving Soon On ...:

@Jim_Purcell - I already told my kid I would get this Day 1 for his birthday yesterday but now Im wondering if we should wait for the Collectors Ed. if there is going to be a constant stream of DLC coming out.

Im ok w/ MK8, 2 packs spread out over a year after release, thats fine, but mobthly updates is a bit much.

People are always complaing about extra cost for free-to-play games, but here we have a $60 game charging extra for all its parts. The game should be free or $10 or $20 if they are going to piecemeal it out to us.

Hopefully before next Friday we'll see the US dates and costs so I can make an informed decision, this is the Wii U after all, who knows if any of this will even come to the west.

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#27

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

Played the demo a few times and have really enjoyed it so far, well except for Midna, she seemed so slow though she does have a few cool moves but games like this are built for speed not "oh that's nice". And the lack of a jump button still annoys me in any game of this type but I guess you can't have everything.

And does anybody really think a game named "Hyrule Warriors" is going to be the next installment in the Zelda series? 1 5 second snippet of any trailer and you know this isn't Zelda, it's fun. But I do think it's really cool to be playing as Zelda alongside Link, or vice versa. I don't normally play these games - the new 1 currently being advertised on the PS4 is the brownest game I've seen since Quake - but all the fan service pulls me into this world.

7/10 for a sloppily rushed enjoyable couch co-op fan service game?
Cyrus wants -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ycpmrEl-9E

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#28

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 18th September (Europe):

@RainbowGazelle - Free free, or Prime free? They used to have it free for awhile, then they charged $1 for release date delivery. Then Nintendo started releasing everything I wanted on a Sunday so it didn't matter to me. Of course they never used to collect tax either but now I have to pay 8+%. So now I usually buy everything local unless I'm shipping a gift to someone else. I'm guessing frequent game purchasers could get a better price w/ Prime.

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#29

rjejr commented on Nintendo Advert Confirms November 21st Launch ...:

They'll lose the teen girl market if it comes out on the 21, that's Hunger Games 3 Pt 1 opening day.

Should make for some interesting conversations among the dating scene:

"But you told me you'd go see Katniss w/ me opening night."
"But it's Smash Brothers. SMASH BROTHERS!!"

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#31

rjejr commented on Nintendo Advert Confirms November 21st Launch ...:

@JJtheTexan - Told him that 4 hours ago - see posts #27 and #37 - but glad to see I'm not the only 1 paying attention. :-) (Actually I didn't see the GoNintnedo website, just the original one.) Might as well link to that one also:

http://www.gonintendo.com/s/237500-french-nintendo-advertisement-has-smash-bros-wii-u-slated-for-november-21st-update

Well I've done my part and putting my money were my mouth is so to speak and just purchased 4 pre-order cards for SSB U, SSB 3DS, Omeaga Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at Target, so I hope didn't jinx anything.

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#33

rjejr commented on Nintendo Advert Confirms November 21st Launch ...:

@WanderingPB - ""SSB demo fiasco" for the WiiU"

Well the Wii U would need to actually get a demo for that to happen. They had a huge E3 event so presumably they could put out a demo if they wanted too. Who knows? HW demo in Target makes me feel they haven't abandoned the concept entirely. Not expecting 1 for B2 though, too risque`. Captain Toad could use one, I feel he's getting lost in all the SSB U smoke. Not even rumours for his release date. Doesn't a presumably aimed at kids game deserve to be out and advertised before Black Friday?

I'm probably getting B2 for Christmas. Or a "new 3DS" depending on when it releases in the US. I'm not above getting myself a Xmas present a couple of weeks late :-)

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#34

rjejr commented on Nintendo Advert Confirms November 21st Launch ...:

@SanderEvers - Yeah, I always try to add - "it could still come out on 11/21" - to all my comments. Where there's smoke there's fire, and it's been hard to see in here lately. But the title of this article says "Confirms" which seems a bit misleading, no, especailly in light of Nintnedo's denial?

I think Nintnedo intended for the game to release 11/21, but we've seen so little of it since E3 I'm just not sure they can make it. Would be nice though.

On the bright side, if it does come out the 21 maybe retailers will give us a free copy of Watch_Dogs w/ a SSB U purchase, it's the only way they'll unload those boxes now ;-)

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#37

rjejr commented on Nintendo Advert Confirms November 21st Launch ...:

In case people don't want to read my really long (short by my standards) post above:

Nintnedo itself has apparnelty confirmed this was an error according to the original publisher here:

http://www.p-nintendo.com/news/smash-bros-for-wii-u-une-possible-date-pour-l-europe-238566.

Updated:

Contacted for clarification, Nintendo says that the release date specified in the advertisement is a mistake and that the output window remains end 2014 so we will have to wait a bit to get a date officially official release on Smash Bros Wii U!"

Yes, I know Nintneod coudl be lieing to keep a lid on things, or just to save face, but I'm still not circling the date on my calendar just yet, sorry.

@Damo - maybe a "rumour" on top would be appropriate? If you are going to report on the rumour maybe mention the rumour being debunked by some non-specific Nintnedo person?

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#38

rjejr commented on Nintendo Advert Confirms November 21st Launch ...:

@OorWullie - Thanks for the heads up, I'm placing you in charge of all my good news delivery.

@BensonUii - You win gif of the day.

So, is it too much to ask for an officially official date from Nitneod now. Here in America we have a thing against the french (I don't know why, we just do.)

I know I should just accept this at face value b/c its an official Nintnedo ad, but I'm a NYer, jaded by nature, AND we just had Sakuai hint at a NON worldwide release. And the UK is getting Captain Toad in Jan, what if the US gets SSB U in Jan to balance things out? And it's SSB U, don't we at least deserve a Tweet or something when they reveal the date? I don't need an entire ND, just a Tweet from Iwta or Sakuai. Sakurai really does deserve to be the one announcing this offically on Miiverse w/ his Pic of the Day.

I know, I know, it's just been so long waiting I don't want false hope being popped.

Oh, and since I'm being such a Debbie downer anyway, where's the link, I've been all over the website - thank you googl etranslate - but I can't find it? I'm wondering if France has taken it down yet.

Edit - and in my never ending efforts to be a jerk, Nintnedo itself has apparnelty confirmed this was an error according to the original publisher here:
http://www.p-nintendo.com/news/smash-bros-for-wii-u-une-possible-date-pour-l-europe-238566.

"Updated:
Contacted for clarification, Nintendo says that the release date specified in the advertisement is a mistake and that the output window remains end 2014 so we will have to wait a bit to get a date officially official release on Smash Bros Wii U!"

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#39

rjejr commented on Feature: We Go Hands On With SteamWorld Heist,...:

@Spoony_Tech - Bioshock music w/ that shot up metal sign, no way that's just a coincidence. I'm about halfway thru Infinite now. Well have been since PS+ got TR, now I'm halfway thru that as well. And stopped playing that and started Sly Cooper but I'm sill near the beginning of that :-)

Had no interest in Dig, but this caught my attention- Awesomenauts artwork/storyline w/ some Child of Light gameplay? Count me in.

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#42

rjejr commented on Video: Nintendo Goes For Drama and a Deep Voic...:

@TheLobster - I'm guessing the dancing Calvin and Hobbes pic means that's sarcasm.

Just b/c something makes sense doesn't mean that I'm not surprised that Nintendo actually went ahead and did it. Their biggest selling game for the holiday, SSB U, still doesn't have a release date even though we're now in the 2nd half of Sept. Neither does Captain Toad Treasure Tracker. Just b/c a company should do something that makes sense doesn't mean they do it. So yes, a commercial for a Nintendo game on tv, regardless of the time or channel, I'm shocked.

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#43

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 18th September (Europe):

@readyletsgo - Having a sale on a good game is good, but it's the timing that bothers me. It's like they want everyone to buy the first game before we realize we aren't getting the 2nd which they just announced last week.

Yeah, maybe Wii U or 3DS will get a complete version on cartridge or disc after the 4 episodes release, maybe Nintendo doesn't want episodic content on it's systems, but we don't know yet if the game will come to Nintendo systems. If and when they announce that it is coming, then by all means put the first game on sale.

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#44

rjejr commented on Masahiro Sakurai Confirms Plans to Continue Su...:

Wii U release date after Christmas in the west looking likely then. Its Sept 16 and still no date, thats cutting it a tad close even for Nintendo. And if they are planning on waiting until after 3DS releases Oct 3rd they're inflicting unneccassary pain on their fans.

If they dont want to give us a date Iwata can at least make an announcement gauranteeing it before Christmas. All those reports everywhere about the Meyer 11/21 rumour and Nintendo doesnt even respond? A little communication please is all I ask.

Oh, and we still need a Captain Toad date. A game that quirky looking is going to need some advertising going up against SSB U, Skylanders and Disney Infinity. Get the lead out Nintendo.

At least I did see a HW commercial on TV last night. And Bayonetta 2 is adult so that wont be competing w/ CT:TT. And I dont think B2 will get a lot of mainstream advertising anyway, hopefully some gaming magaxines and websites will cover it, its a gamers game.

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#45

rjejr commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

Sakurai has been working so diligently w/ the pic of the day they should let him give the Wii U release dste w/ one. Maybe he can use that Meyer GC offer for the pic ;-)

Has anybody seen a pic of the Wii U menu? Im still hoping for a wara wara like hub world plaza.

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#46

rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over ...:

@Punished_Boss - I think the wii U version still being undated in the 2nd half of Sept (16th today) might have more to do w/ bad sales than however the 3DS version sold. And coming out after BF, or after Christmas, would mean it sells very slightly worse. But I get your point, people keep buying 3DS until we get a date. You think 11/21 is factual?

3DS is doomed! (30 comments and nobody said it yet, you guys are slacking.)

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#47

rjejr commented on Video: Nintendo Goes For Drama and a Deep Voic...:

@VolcanoFlamesNL - Tried about an hour ago - US on Wii U - and got the message, figured it was my Wi-Fi so didnt pay it much nevermind. Glad to know it wasn't just me though, 1 less thing I need to worry about.

@GregDavisBlows - Holy frijoles glad you asked. 10:15PM on Cartoon Network during American Dad. I was just flipping round and there it was. I was shocked. But yes, it really is on tv.

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#48

rjejr commented on Video: Nintendo Goes For Drama and a Deep Voic...:

"Nintendo of America is gearing up a TV ad campaign"

I never thought I'ld see "NOA" and "tv ad" in the same sentence. Maybe the ice bucket challenge woke Reggie up.

Wow, that was like a real commercial from back in the 80's. I'm impressed. The only downside - or maybe it's NInteod's secret upside - is that for the first 10 seconds I thought it was a commercial for the new Skylanders game. The sky background, Eons voice over, the green guy at the 5 sec mark looks like Glumshanks.

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#49

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 18th September (Europe):

@RainbowGazelle - Ah, the separate outfits at different retailers problem. Yeah, not a big fan of that either. But then I'm not a fan of pre-ordering digitally, day 1 DLC that you have to pay for, or anything else that makes the games cost more than what they say the price is. "Season Pass" too. I didn't really think about the costumes though as to me that's more a pre-order bonus issue than a DLC issue and I guess I'm kid of used to it at this point. Bought LBP2 Collectors ed several years ago and got a ton of "exclusive" outfits that I'm pretty sure have all been available on PSN by now.

I'm not sure where I'm getting HW from as I haven't seen too many offers. Amazon used to charge $1 for release date delivery but now its $8. Target didn't have any of those $5 pre-order GC that I usually get. Kmart isn't big on cupons like they used to be. I'm all out of trade-in credit at Gamestop. Might have to buy it full price day 1. Haven't done that in years. MK8 doesn't count as we got WW HD for free and that's a $50 game. And a free $10 steering wheel. And a $5 GC at Target. If I pay attention to costumes I'll go crazy, so I'll be happy w/ my free Gandorf ones from Club Nintendo.

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#50

rjejr commented on Ubisoft Confirms Just Dance 2015's Full Tracklist:

Dead or Alive. SammyB is going to be happy he quotes that song about once a month.

Even Bonnie Tyler herself must eonder what shes doing on that list, for some reason she just jumped out at me.

I still cant tell the difference between Iggy and Ariana. Im not getting old, I am old.