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rjejr

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#3

rjejr commented on More Marth amiibo Stock Heading to North Ameri...:

@sinalefa - Does that mean the original portal pic was a troll? I'd make it my avatar but that would be more than a bit silly since I don't own a 3DS. ;-)

@Grumblevolcano - "If only Nintendo would..."

Nintendo should officially change it's name to "If only". OK, lame joke, we all know the new name should be "PleaseUnderstand".

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rjejr commented on Weirdness: eBay Trolls amiibo Fans With Gold M...:

@JaxonH - That thread is the main reason why I've been busting your chops the past few days. Usually I do it just because ;-)

One of the true unfair facts of life - women have a built in "get out of jail free card" for acting nutty every month, men have no such excuse and are expected to tough it out and keep a stiff upper lip all the time. From deep personal introspection the past 35 years and too many years studying in grad school I honestly think men loose it occasionally as well, only western civilization views it as w/o explanation, "Just one of those days". Maybe less rhyme and reason w/ males, but I think it exists.

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rjejr commented on Review: Pokémon Shuffle (3DS eShop):

Wasnt expecting a serious, and good, review for this, but its spot on.

Dont know much about Pokemon but the move limited puzzle aspect makes this quite different than other match 3 games Ive played. Do wish you could play a bit longer - 1 of the 5 move puzzles kept doing me in - but its not terrible.

I do like that you have to jump thru hoops to actually buy something, as a parent Im not worried about my kids making an accidental purchase - see Apple horror stories. You have to REALLY want something to buy it. Though I suppose if you have money in your wallet it would be quiker, but I dont.

Im at level 65, about 45 Pokemon caught, almost couldnt get past 60, and play once every day or so. Good enough for free.

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#11

rjejr commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including ...:

@JaxonH - I micro manage my household and kids, I don't need to mircromanage in a game :-) Also, after playing thru most of MH Tri on Wii I really hate the lack of lock-on - yes I'm one of THOSE people. And TBH the game got a bit difficult around the 5th or 6th boss in, not a big fan of the 60 minute time limit. Seriously, I'm out in a hot dessert dieing of dehydration and getting attacked by sand sharks and I have limited room for inventory supplies, do I really need to miraculously lose the fight 60 minutes in while my pray is stumbling around severely wounded? Though I finally beat that boss. And the underwater one.

Ever play FF12? Lousy 50 hour storyline (can't remember a thing) but I spent another 100+ hours after that hunting monsters while both my kids watched me - they were littl'uns at the time. So I do like hunting monsters, just not all the rest. FF13 was similar, bad story, fun monster fetch quests.

Oh, and no 3DS yet either.

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#12

rjejr commented on Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power Announced for ...:

Wow that looks awesome. Never finished 1 or 2 but this just looks fantastic. Hopefully it makes it to a console - any console - b/c I'm not a PC gamer.

Oh, enjoyed the first 2 alot b/c there are only so many 3 player couch co-op games in the world I can play w/ my sons. Though I'll still get this one even if it's single player, looks that good.

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rjejr commented on Weirdness: eBay Trolls amiibo Fans With Gold M...:

@dariusq - That was my initial response when this was announced. Of all the hard to find amiibo - Fit Trainer, Villager, Little Mac - this "gold" Mario is nothing more than a paint job on any other Mario amiibo which I see everywhere. Let the scalpers have it.

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#15

rjejr commented on Weirdness: eBay Trolls amiibo Fans With Gold M...:

Gotta agree w/ @Peach64 on this one, it seems like a straight up business promotion post, not a troll. May be intentionally walking a fine line on eBay's part, but it doesn't seem nasty, just informative. But as stupid as this may sound, if there were winky face ;-) after "right now!" then it might read trolly.

I do think promoting pre-orders should be banned on eBay though. Nothing to do w/ amiibo, just a person shouldn't be able to sell something before they actually have it in their possession, or at least it's already been released so they can have it in there possession. Nobody has these yet.

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#16

rjejr commented on Site News: A New Readership Survey Has Appeared:

Already filled it out from Pushsquare, Survey Monkey site won't let me fill it out again.

Anybody think having retail prices start at $45 was a swipe at the 3DS? Not to mention Captain Toad and Kirby both retailing for $40. Just seemed odd rigth after a question about ocnsole ownership including 3DS and 2DS.

There were some other odd questions but that one seemed the most glaring. They should have set the lower price limit at $30, there aren't too many indie or DL only games priced that high.

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#18

rjejr commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including ...:

@JaxonH - Good for you, maybe your mood will improve now :-)

Mine was improving, but our 1-3 inches of snow changing to rain turned into 6" of heavy snow, and now my back is killing me from shoveling this morning :-( I may need to get a snowblower instead of a PS4 next Christmas, realities of getting old.

My last job I worked all day on Mondays then just about 20 minutes a day Tues-Fri. Stupidily I quit to become a house-spouse (our new home needed some remodeling work before my wife started poppin out puppies) and then I transitioned into stay-at-home dad. Now here I am 13 years later and my only friend is an underworking overpaid videogame junkie ;-)

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rjejr commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

@Tazcat2011 - Actually while I'm finally over the Wii U $50 price cut announcement - I got a $50 GC when I bought mine so I kind of broke even - the Zelda WWHD bundle that was also announced that day I'm still not over ;-) That Gamepad looked way cool, and WWHD over Nintendo Land any day. Fortunately I got WW HD free w/ MK8 so I'm a happy Wii U owner now.

You're pulling double duty w/ Quorthon and I, huh? Well if I get any nasty replies I'm just going to pretend they were meant for him :-)

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#27

rjejr commented on Video: Wreak Havoc as Ganon In Hyrule Warriors...:

"It seems like Hyrule Warriors was released a long time ago"

What was released a long time ago was MK8, and we still have to wait another 3 months to get that DLC. HW seems like it just released in comparison, and the constant 4 part season pass DLC has certainly been worth it.

Really looking forward to give Ganon a try, will probably skip boss mode myself but my kids will give it a go.

I've had HW since day 1 so it would't affect me, but I'd like to see them offer a "complete" game next holiday for people who skipped it. Maybe offer a "complete" MK8 package as well. Would make for a nice dual announcement at E3.

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#28

rjejr commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

@Tazcat2011 - There are probably still people who bought a PS4 at launch b/c they wanted their "free" PS+ version of DriveClub, which still isn't out. Maybe never will be.

And while everyone knows price cuts will come eventually, that $100 Kinect-less X1 price drop came really fast. Like 3DS and iPhone fast. And that always hurts. It took me about a year to get over the Wii U price cut being announced a week after I bought my Wii U, after many months of Iwata saying no price drop was coming that year.

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#30

rjejr commented on LastFight Looks Like The Power Stone Sequel Ca...:

Can never have too many Dreamcast games, but sadly this looks a lot like the Shrek game on Gamecube I used to have. If the entire game takes place in small rooms like that it would be very disappointing. Shrek did grow form the small inital baroom to some larger outdoor areas, and it was actually fun, but the graphics were a bit muddy.

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Oh well, I'll give this the initial trailer benefit of the doubt and look forward to seeing more.

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#31

rjejr commented on Nintendo Is Heading To PAX East, And It's Brin...:

@Captain_Gonru - I'm not making any more release date predictions, apparently I'm always wrong ;-) (see above if you care)

Problem w/ April is thats the XCX release date in Japan, not sure Nintndo would want to release either of those there at the same time. Well maybe Mario Maker, then Yoshi in May. Guess we'll find out in the next Nintneod Direct, whenever that is.

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#32

rjejr commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

@JaxonH - I think it's only 9 mil, and that's across the US, EU and Japan. The 9mil X1 are mostly in the US. PS4 is 18 mil.

I guess you're right though, if they found X1 and PS4 owners in the US they could find Wii U owners.

Do you know what kind of survey I'd really like to see - and maybe it was in here and I missed it - contentment and happiness w/ their respective console ownership. I bet Wii U owners are the happiest of the 3. PS4 owners are still waiting for stuff and X1 owners saw a $100 then a $50 price drop. I bet Wii U owners feel like they got what they paid for. Not sure where multiple next gen owners like yourself fit in, I think it only works w/ 1 next gen console per owner.

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#33

rjejr commented on Nintendo Is Heading To PAX East, And It's Brin...:

@IronMan28 - Technically when it was announced I said SSBU woudln't make winter 2014, and it didn't, it came out in the fall - Nov 2014 - winter begins Dec 21 in the northern hemisphere ;-) You got me on W_D, though I'm guessing sales were so low it might as well have been canceled.

For the record, I didn't actually make a single prediction in my post on this article, I simply asked where the games were. I didn't predict a delay, cancellation, release date or anything, my post is compeltely prediction free.

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#36

rjejr commented on Nintendo Confirms Super Mario amiibo - Gold Ed...:

I'm not that annoyed by this. Of course my initial reaction was "eBay" (@Spoony_Tech nice job getting that in at #2) but this really is more of a collectors item than anything else, so it kind of belongs on eBay. If you already have Mario then this "amiibo" does nothing for you. And I'm sure the new Mario amiibo will be readily available as well, so all this is is a collectors item, so let Walmart have it.

I would rather Nintendo spend their factory time making more Shulk, Metaknight, Rosalina and King Dedede though. That is on them. Some people on here like to defend Nitneod by saying they don't control the manufacturers, but they are creating this "collectors item" when they could be producing useful amiibo like Shulk and the other hard to find ones. Codename STEAM will work with a few hard to find amiibo as well. That IS on Nintnedo.

Gold Mario are nice collectibles, but completely unnecessary as usable amiibo.

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#37

rjejr commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

I'm surprised they found enough people to survey who bought a Wii U to even include the stats.

Also surprised Wii to Wii U ownership isn't higher than 86%, I hardly know anybody who doesn't own a Wii. I guess a few PS/XB owners picked 1 up for Bayonetta 2.

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#38

rjejr commented on Nintendo Is Heading To PAX East, And It's Brin...:

Hope they get dug out from under their 90" of snow by then.

And as much as I'm looking forward to Splatoon, and it's good that a new IP is getting some coverage, I wish somebody at Ninteod would acknowledge Mario Maker and Yoshi's Wooly World as they are both supposed to release w/in the next 4 months but we've heard nothing about them for quite some time now. Yoshi, first shown in Jan 2013, over 2 years ago, is bordering on Nintneod's version of Half -Life 3 or The Last Guardian at this point. How long does it take to make a 2D sidescolling platformer? Kirby's Rainbow Curse took 7 months from E3 announcement to release.

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#40

rjejr commented on Amazon UK and Tesco Now Flogging Wii U Premium...:

I know UK doesnt seem to have a country wide MSRP, but can you at least make one up for articles like this? Hard to tell if its a 5% off sale or 50% clearance w/o a base price. I dont trust currency conversions w/ the VAT.

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#41

rjejr commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights the Crisis and Opportu...:

@Quorthon - "requiring an extra menu to get to Wii games. Ugh."

I don't mind the extra Wii menu so much, I just think of it as a folder for Wii games, but they should have figured out how to make the virtual Wii share the Wii U storage. I have a 120GB external HDD hooked up to my Wii U but I still can't DL all of my Wii games at the same time b/c I never got a big enough SD card. There are a lot of VC and Wiiware games I own that I never finished b/c I never redownloaded them after I transfered my Wii to Wii U. If I could just go in and DL them all I would.

BTW - been noticing you're posts for the past few months now, not sure if you're new around here or just posting more, but we agree a lot, I think my posts are down about half b/c you already posted what I wanted to say, so thanks for that, I hate typing.

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#42

rjejr commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Shows De...:

@CaviarMeths - "4 figures" And it puts the Wii U a whole lot closer to X1 than PS4, and that's certainly not the comparison anyone wants, not even Microsoft.

Maybe Wii U needs a price drop? Though I don't expect 1 w/ MP10, XCX and Splatoon coming out over the next few months. Maybe an E3 surprise?

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#43

rjejr commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Shows De...:

@CaviarMeths - Thanks. I suppose if the top 20 list was a top 30 Halo would probably be around 25 or so and new so I might have been able to figure out it caused the sales spike. I know X1 is dead in Japan, which is why I was so surprised it had a 700% sales jump that almost brought it into Wii U territory, which must be very bad for Wii U self esteem.

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#44

rjejr commented on Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS D...:

@Zombie_Barioth - "so who knows"

That's always my biggest problem, not knowing, I'm a stickler for details. I don't care as much what they do as long as they tell us what is going on.

Nintnedo has a lot of clout and support built up over years of great videogame making, but I feel like if they just formed 10 years ago w/ the Wii people would be abandoning them in droves. 120mil Wii vs 9mil Wii U extrapolated to the entire company.

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#45

rjejr commented on 3DS Browser Exploit Hackers Bypass Pokémon S...:

@aaronsullivan - "where this falls"

From a match 3 game perspective it's pretty well put together, more to it than Candy Crush but much less than Puzzle and Dragons or Need a Hero. Probably more addictive to Pokemon fans who know what all the little heads are and what is effective against what. And the 5 lives go by fast so it's not a game you can play for more than 5 or 10 minutes at a time. But for free it's ok.

Wonder if they'll catch the whales they need to make it profitable? Probably more likely in Japan than the west. I suppose if it's a bust they can release it on smart devices to recoup their losses. 50 mil 3DS may be a lot but it isn't remotely close to the Apple and Android market.

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#46

rjejr commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights the Crisis and Opportu...:

@DESS-M-8 - The Wii U software has always been measured in MB and GB as far as I can recall, but if you go into the eShop on 3DS to download anything it's size is always measured in blocks. LoZ:MM 3D is 5055 blocks. All of the storage management is done in blocks, even though all the storage is on an SD card measured in GB.

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#47

rjejr commented on Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS D...:

@MadAdam81 - But it would take less than a click of his fingers for him to open his mouth and say DEFINITIVELY which amiibo will be restocked and if and when the Gamecube adapter will be resupplied. Everyone understands it takes time and money to make and ship these things, but it's up to Ntinedo to tell the people what is coming and when.

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#48

rjejr commented on 3DS Browser Exploit Hackers Bypass Pokémon S...:

@Spoony_Tech - "set your other systems up with the game and get street passes."

That was the plan. I'm playing on my wife's 3DS - it doesn't fit in her pocketbook very well w/ her Nook HD and new smartphone - and the boys each have it, but they were bored after the first 5 hearts. My older son played all of Pokemon Trozei recently so he may be done, and the youngest is busy trying to learn java coding so he can make Minecraft mods in M_Creator. Or something.

When I was 10 we got Pong.

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