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Thu 29th September, 2011

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Ras commented on Weirdness: Hands Up If You Knew About the Supe...:

I've known about this since I was a kid, but only because I read this article, built a time machine, and went back in time and told myself. It was a one-time-use time machine, but I feel like it was worth it.



Ras commented on Hands On: We Check Out The New Nintendo 3DS XL :

Nobody ever mentions the sound. Is it improved from the tinny speakers on the original 3DS XL? I planned a day one purchase, but I'm out until the regular models are released or an exclusive comes along that I can't live without (Super Mario Galaxy 3, for example).



Ras commented on Luigi Nendoroid Figure Up for Preorder:

The Isabelle Nendoroid is awesome (in pictures, don't have it). They've got a new one coming out with her winter clothes on. Pretty good idea, having changeable expressions/poses.



Ras commented on Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Figurine Spooked Of...:

@biomadd I don't know if it was a common problem, but I got the chest and it won't even close. Very disappointing. I've closed the lid and wedged it against the wall in the hopes it'll "learn" to stay shut. Otherwise, I'll have to try to figure out the problem and hopefully fix it. I always end up with the broken thing. :(



Ras commented on Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Figurine Spooked Of...:

This is why I never use my coins for game downloads. If I can buy it with cash, I'll save my coins. I usually have enough coins saved up to go platinum the day after the Club Nintendo year ends, so I had to quickly put those codes in. Then, I got a bunch of codes from my sister, who never uses them. It was finally enough. Good thing, because the eBay prices are already nuts.

Yes, this should definitely have been the Year of Luigi platinum reward.



Ras commented on Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Pikmin 3 Final...:

I guess I was the only one with slowdown issues. It was bad enough that I never even finished. I opened up the final boss area, but didn't even see it. Beautiful game, but I prefer the first two.



Ras commented on Nintendo of America Keen to Boost StreetPass P...:

They should eliminate or lessen the "10 only until you clear them out" thing. Bump it up to 30 at least, and just have groups of 10. So, you play with the first ten, then you can get another group of up to 10 to load.

I got that stupid treasure chest from Game. Maybe I just got a bad one, but the lid won't stay closed. Piece of junk.



Ras commented on StreetPass Relay Point Improvements and Free S...:

As someone pointed out in the forums, Home Depot is a hotbed of streetpass activity. You can get six to ten, and more if you Home Depot hop. But, remember that you have to let ten in before ten more can be in your plaza.



Ras commented on These Animal Crossing Plushies May be Hard to ...:

Oh, Kapp'n, my Kapp'n.

I had the same thought about someone making full sets of furniture. Let's hope they don't or the depths of our collective insanity will be revealed. "Out of work. Need money for Pavé furniture."



Ras commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD...:

The mention of slowdown is worrying. I don't think I've played a Wii U game that hasn't had it, though if it was in NSMBWU, it was the least noticeable. It really marred Pikmin 3 for me. I'm starting to think this system is fundamentally flawed.



Ras commented on Translated EarthBound 64 Interview Gives Insig...:

@Nintenjoe64 I think it's because game developers are afraid few will buy the peripheral, and therefore few will buy the games they develop for it. That's why Red Steel 2 came with the Wii MotionPlus, and why hardly anyone else supported Wii MotionPlus. It's easier just to make a game anyone with just the base system can play.



Ras commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

Animal Crossing New Leaf, but that's an every day thing. I can't wait until we're out of fireworks month, because that seems to keep Crazy Redd from bringing his paintings tent, and I need to buy a legit painting to give my first to the museum.

I'm going to do my best to finish up Pikmin 2 so I can get to Pikmin 3, which I've had since it was released but don't want to play until I've finished 2.



Ras commented on There's a Real-Life Mario Kart for Sale:

By the way, somebody bid on it, so the $8,000 option is gone. She has a vague idea there was an engine because of some buttons and wires, but I think these were the cars Reg posed in front of for shows before the game came out (the ones Gamestop gave away were made by the West Coast Customs guys and were fully operational), and I think they are just props. I doubt if the wheels even spin.

I'd like to have it, don't have the money, and those tires do look like they're in rough shape. I doubt if Luigi's sponge tires would be in great shape after a race, so maybe that's more realistic.



Ras commented on Feature: A Brief History of Pikmin:

I've got the first two for Wii, and plan to buy the new one. My play schedule is weird, and I don't play a lot during the day, so I've only played the first. I haven't gotten terribly far into it, as I find it quite challenging. I don't remember exactly what area I last played, but I think my ship was on a shore and there was something near the ship that was really well protected. I don't really remember, but I may try to start over before 3 is released in the US.



Ras commented on Nintendo Comments On EarthBound's Inflated Pri...:

@antonvaltaz "(That said, I did spend £6.99 for Earthbound, so I'm probably a bit of a hypocrite)" YOU JERK!

Kidding. I haven't bought it yet, but the price doesn't bother me. I would have figured they had to charge more because it's more a cult favorite than a crowd pleaser, but I'm glad to see from the charts that I'm wrong and it's selling well.



Ras commented on Review: EarthBound (Wii U eShop):

@Dizzard Well, who knows? They've been putting a lot of stuff on both lately, like Super Mario Bros. 2 and I think the Mega Man games. I wouldn't count on it, but it could happen.



Ras commented on Nintendo Direct Mini Reveals SEGA 3D Classics ...:

@kurtasbestos In spite of this article, it actually is Galaxy Force II. Also, it isn't the original Shinobi, but the Genesis-only Shinobi III.

I didn't know the version of Galaxy Force II was the arcade, but after watching a review of the Genesis port, that's got to be a good thing.



Ras commented on Review: Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Lea...:

@MegaWatts You're probably right. I still have my Gamecube and my Wii, so I should throw it in (only the Wii is currently hooked up!). I also have a demo version of Rebel Strike, but I never bought that game. I think it's kind of expensive now.



Ras commented on Review: Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Lea...:

This was the reason I got a GameCube. Fantastic graphics, but I don't love the game. Too hard for me. I barely made it past the debris field mission and have never seen beyond the water planet level. It didn't look as good, but I preferred the original Rogue Squadron.



Ras commented on Time: Nintendo Is "Stumped" By The Wii U GameP...:

Well, I already have a negative opinion of Time, so I'll just leave that aside. The problem with third-party developers and the Gamepad is similar to the problem with the Wii: they think they HAVE to do something with the Gamepad every time, just like they thought they had to have waggle every time. It's okay to say, "The Gamepad isn't our focus, so we just put the basic inventory/map stuff there." They could even say, "We recommend using the Pro controller." That would be cool. I never understood in the Wii days why someone couldn't just say, "We don't happen to need waggle with this particular game, but enjoy the sensor bar pointing on the menus if you like."

Not to say developers aren't capable of finding something stunning to do with the Gamepad. It's just that NIntendo ought to tell them, "It's optional. If you just want it for off-TV play, cool."



Ras commented on Nintendo Reveal Why Its 3D Mario Title Isn't S...:

@MadAdam81 I love the Galaxy games, but I'm very excited with Nintendo's reveals today. I liked 3D Land a lot, and this looks like it continues that and takes it to new heights. Today's slate of games is pretty much why I had to have a Wii U, and that was before the Donkey Kong surprise.



Ras commented on Limited Super Mario Accessory Box Reward On Cl...:

Hey, I bought the Yoshi cloth and I use it! I find it surprisingly difficult to find a good microfiber cleaning cloth not included with some other product.

I couldn't afford this box. I have a few spare surveys and registrations that I'm saving for the July reset, but not enough for this. I don't think I'd get it anyway.

Unless Nintendo offers a downloadable game that is otherwise unavailable, I will never use my coins for that. I'd rather save coins for hopefully cool future items. I was glad to have a bank of coins for the gold nunchuk instead of having blown them on games I could pay cash for, for instance.



Ras commented on Review: Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts (Wii U eShop / ...:

Until I watched one of those awesome Let's Compare videos on YouTube today, I didn't know this was a sequel to Ghouls 'n Ghosts. Back in the early '90s, I either didn't know about it at all or just assumed it was the SNES version of the Genesis game I already had.

I hate to hear about slowdown, but I'm going to have to buy it. I can always track down the PSP version that has the slowdown removed later.