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Mon 23rd June, 2008

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

@Ryno - Funny you should ask, Target had moved the entire Wii U game section into the Wii game section and there was a big empty space and they told me the 3DS was going there so they would have room on the endcap for more toys, which I'm asuming meant amiibo. The Wii Mini are directly opposite that next to the Wii U and under all the peripheral stylus case stuff, they aren't going anywhere. Though if they clearance them out for $50 I may have to pick one up just because. I can eBay the red Wiimote and MKWii for $50 and display the little red Wii somewhere. :-)



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U European Release D...:

Congrats guys. And despite those who say its only a week, having it circled on your calendar end of Nov has to be better than flippin the page to Dec.

So are amiibo Nov 28th too?

Japan can wait until Dec, they get Captain Toad Nov 13, same day as the MK8 Wii U bundle, which may have contributed to low Wii U sales of late, some are waiting.



rjejr commented on Walmart Display Shows Us Which amiibo Are Comp...:

Well they can't be expecting to sell a lot of these if most of them only work in 1 game, guess that's why they haven't been pushing them all that hard. Saying that they are better than Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures b/c amiibo work across a whole range of games isn't very good when that only holds for several of the amiibo, and 1st gen Skylanders work across 4 games now.

Good to see them advertised though as the person above me said.

kudos on the Nintendo Death motif :-)



rjejr commented on Nintendo Boasts New 3DS is its Best-Selling Re...:

@Ryu_Niiyama - Probably a lot of people won't care - mostly people buying them for themselves at Gamestop, especially those looking to pick up a special edition - but kids who get them for Christmas and the parents who pay for those Christmas presents may care. So I do think the timing of both the announcement and the release matters, the further after Chirstmas the better.

A lot of those people you're talking too may not care b/c we don't have a date yet, if you told them Jan 15th maybe they would wait, but if it's June 15th maybe nobody wants to wait that long, we just don't know. Nintendo may not even know yet depending on how many they can produce and how well they keep selling in Japan, but it has to be close to MH4U, which also isn't dated yet.



rjejr commented on Collectors Be Warned, Some amiibo Figures Will...:

They're doing it wrong, you are supposed to wait until everybody becomes addicted and then start selling special amiibo for more money. See Skylanders Legendary and Eon's Elite. And Giants. And Trap Masters. And Swappables. And Minis.

In their defense this was a financial briefing and not a public announcement so who knows what "limited time" means?

They really should do an amiibo ND. They built a new 3DS w/ NFC support and we haven't actually seen a single screenshot for ANY 3DS software, not even SSB for 3DS, nor have they announced any other 3DS game that supports amiibo. And not a single screenshot for any Wii U software not named SSB U. The collectors will be th eONLY ones buying them at this rate.

Oh well, maybe next week, or the week after, Nintnedo always likes to keep us waiting. On the bright side the TRU November catalog had amiibo in it this time, so that was good. :-)



rjejr commented on Nintendo Boasts New 3DS is its Best-Selling Re...:

@AVahne - "I highly doubt we'll see many exclusives for the system,"

I don't think we'll see a lot of "exclusives" either, but I do think having the NFC built in will encourage developers to make amiibo ready games for 3DS moreso than just that silly infra-red portal. And more games using the 2nd stick nub that could also could have been played w/ the CPP. In a way either of those game types will be out-of-the-box exclusive in that peripherals will be needed to play them on the old 3DS systems So only kind-of sort-of exclusive :-) Though w/ the new horsepower I fully expect there to be at least 1 or 2 other "major" titles, along w/ Xenoblade Chronicles, that can only be played on the new system.



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

"A retail title coming to Wii U as an eShop-only release"

huh? - Edit: Oh, NVMD, retail on PS3 and Xbox360, DL only on Wii U. Not sure whether to be thankful or resentful ;-)

Wii U got another demo so I think that's about 1 a month the past 4 months so it's good to see that continue. Maybe SSBU will be next month's demo, and Captain Toad in Dec. :-)

Having been DLing games on Wii and PS3 for years now I'm still getting used to the $14.99 price on all these games when $9.99 was pretty much the high-end norm. At l east to balance that out there are a bunch of much cheaper games as well. Overall a nice wide variety of stuff is good.

Will be waiting on reviews for CQ2 and Pixel Art.

And thanks to NL for the early post.



rjejr commented on Satoru Iwata Outlines Nintendo's First QOL Pla...:

other uses for this -

you can hide it under the bed of your latchkey teenage son or daughter to make sure they aren't doing anything they shouldn't be while you're at work

install 1 in the limo your kid rented for the prom

This isn't a sleep monitor, it's a sex monitor.



rjejr commented on Satoru Iwata Outlines Nintendo's First QOL Pla...:

@DiscoGentleman - Thanks for that.

My guess is it will have a limited radius of 2 meters 6 feet so it only picks up 1 person. But thanks b/c you were the only person to make me think that Ninteod will be tracking ALL of our activity in bed. ;-)

I can just imagine all the Ntinedo employess looking over the cloud data saying - oh look, rjejr is gettin' some tonight ;-)



rjejr commented on Nexis Games Launches Kickstarter For Minecraft...:

MS hasn't sued them yet? Then it can't be very good.

And I don't understand (well you all know how crazy I am) why he spends a full sentence talking about how he is a 1 man studio and he alone is responsible for every aspect of the game but then uses the pronouns "we" or "our" about 7 times instead of "I" or "my". A couple of those "we" are general, like "We the people" but several just seem misleading.

Oh, I get it now, read his Nexis page, this whole thing is a joke about a bet. That explains a lot.



rjejr commented on Iwata Cites "Same-Generation Hypothesis" For S...:

"Societal change" is probably a better explanation for SSB sales than same-generation. SSB is the 1st in the series on a handheld, handhelds are huge now, really the only consoles that matter in Japan, SSB on a portable almost had no choice but to be huge.

If they're correct and most people buying Pokemon are 18-25 or whatever then more power to them, but from my vantage point ASOR will sell well to kids who are too young to have played the originals. Probably kids who watch the Saturday morning cartoon - yes Saturday morning cartoons still exist - and play w/ the cards. Pokemon is a phenomena way beyond the videogames. I don't like the games, cards or tv show but the movies are really good family entertainment which is hard to find.

If he's correct though, how about a Pokemon game on the Wii U? ;-) (I'm still expecting Pokepark 3 w/ amiibo support at some point in the future.)



rjejr commented on Nintendo Boasts New 3DS is its Best-Selling Re...:

If they can't keep up with demand in Japan that would explain the delayed western launch better than software. Though having it release in March w/ MHU makes sense.

As for new software I'd bet having NFC built in means more titles will make use of the amiibo, that tiny little white portal probably want inspiring widespread software development.

And as for people upset about new games for the new model, March will be 4 full years, that's pretty much long enough for an entire new hardware generation. Its 4 generations if you drink Apple flavored kool-aid. ;-)

My sympathies do go out to anybody who gets a 3DS this Christmas who only finds out afterward that a new model is coming - probably early next year. Tightrope for Nintendo - announce early, lose the all important holiday sales of he current model, announce late and PO people who bought 1 this holiday. It's a lose-lose scenario for public relations, win-win for $.



rjejr commented on "Pre-Download" Service to Kick Off With Super ...:

Great that they're getting this and smart move doing it first with SSBU to give it even more attention. They might actually swing some more digital sales with this.

After my external HDD died Im not downloading anything I dont really have to or get for free, but I realize Im an old fuddy-duddy and this is a feature the youg'uns and hipsters want, so its a well timed holiday win for Nintendo.



rjejr commented on Capcom Offering Spooky Savings In North Americ...:

@Darknyht - "likely due to" isn't exactly a definitive reason why, it's really not much more than a guess or a hunch.

And if my not buying their game justified their logic, what message does it send if I buy their old game after they tell me their new game is not coming out on the system? Wouldn't they just then not port any sequels if that makes people go out and buy the first game? When Wii U doesn't get Watch Dogs 2 they'll blame it on poor sales, even though it's coming out months later and 3 days before SSBU. And Ubi is making not 1 but 2 AC games, 1 for the last gen and 1 fo rthis gen, but none for Wii U? If Wii U rebounds and Ubi makes the next AC6 for Wii U I'll be boycotting that 1 as well. What I'm not boycotting is Bayonetta 2, b/c even though the 1st game skipped the SD Wii Platinum is making B1 available basically for free for Wii U. That's how you get support, you bring old games over w/ the new ones, not drop support for the sequels. Or come out 4 months later, or without DLC. I do think some of it must be Nintendo's doing, the lack of DLC and season pas support is just too wide spread, but some of it makes me not want to do business w/ certain companies. And I bought Child of Light from Ubi Day 1 b/c it came out w/ all the other platforms so Im not boycoting Ubi, just WD and AC.



rjejr commented on Runbow Developers Picked Wii U for its Massive...:

Dont really like endless running, but multiplyer makes it an entirely different experience, reminds me of the new Rayman games. This game and a keg and you could have something.

They cant be serious about 4 Wiimotes and nunchucks though, not a fan of that. Nintendo needs to open up access to the Gamecube adapter. 8 player in SSBU means they'll sell a bunch, but more games using it should mean more sales of the adapter. And at $20 each they must be making a profit on those.



rjejr commented on Capcom Offering Spooky Savings In North Americ...:

@Darknyht - Well that's almost certainly true for the versions on consoles that have a much larger install base. But it makes me, and probably other people, not want to buy the last game on sale if our console of choice isn't getting the new game, regardless of the reason. Which is probably legit.



rjejr commented on Video: Try Not To Overheat As You Watch Excite...:

@WYLD-WOO - "Do you have any ideas?"

I have ideas, but Nintendo and I don't see eye to eye very often.

Let's see -
They aren't playable in SSB so maybe you can use them as your character, but several of them are already in MK8. They could unlock tracks or cars/bikes but we are already paying for that in the 2 DLC packs. No stage builder so they can't give us objects like in Disney Infinity Toy Box. We could use them to hold our car/bike configuration to bring it to a friends house but it's easy enough to configure a car on the fly and our drivers don't level up.

OK, I don't have any good ideas after all.

Edit - Obvious usage - racing against them in multiplayer, though I don't see how thats much different than just doing Grand Prix though I suppose if you are really good buddies with your amiibo.

As for the date - US is getting SSBU in Nov, Captain Toad in Dec, EU is getting them both a month later. So who knows? DLC should be worldwide release date though.



rjejr commented on Tournament Players Pass Judgement On 8-Player ...:

Seems a bit excessive for single player - can even the worlds best fend off 7 other people ganging up on them? - but the team aspect is certainly interesting. Though I suppose 8 player could be interesting in the same vain as demolition derby, more entertainment than competition.

I doubt my home will see more than 4 players very often but I can still imagine 4x4 teams w/ the CPU fighters in use. So even if 8 player doesn't become a standard tourney fixture I still think it's an overall big addition for the game. And people w/ no friends but lots of money can battle alongside and against 7 amiibo at once :-)



rjejr commented on Capcom Offering Spooky Savings In North Americ...:

@Mus1cLov3r - "PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One - from sometime in "early 2015"."

Hard to say if ti's worth hating MS over this one or Nintendo though. The eShop is getting a lot of what the other consoles offer as far as Season Pass and DLC - Hyrule Warriors, Pikmin 3, MK8 - but it hasn't gotten any of the episodic games yet (that I can recall), so maybe it's a Nintendo thing? Also not getting the Lego Batman 3 season pass. And who knows what is or isn't in Watch Dogs?

Not sure if it's technical limitations or a Nintendo policy but so much stuff from more than 1 company not making it to Wii U makes me think it has something to do on Nintnedo's side of the equation.



rjejr commented on Video: Try Not To Overheat As You Watch Excite...:

@jariw - 13th sounds good. Maybe MK8 DLC and a SSBU demo that day. :-)

Not that SSBU needs a demo, but 8 player on an in store kiosk would be nice, even 1 player and 7 NPC, but the amiibo certainly do, so a SSBU demo for people who want to try out amiibo before picking up the full game for Christmas. And if the MK8 DLC includes amiibo support so much the better.

I'm seriously expecting an amiibo Nintendo Direct next week (so probably the week after). We still haven't' seen ANY amiibo gameplay for MK8, Captain Toad or Hyrule Warriros. Not even a screenshot. (Yoshi and MP10 can wait for an ND about early 2015 games sometime in Dec)



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

@Iggly - Thanks, thats cool. Guess it's time to unplug my Wiispeak anyway. And I've have to unplug my Ethernet cable adapter as my wi-fi doesn't work in my basement but 8 player is offline anyway. And my external HDD but I'll be buying the game on disc. Maybe it's time Nintendo made a 4-port USB adapter to go along w/ the Gamecube adapter while they're at it. :-)

Sorry for all the sarcasm, it's not directed at you, it's just Nintendo being Nintendo, and me being me. ;-)



rjejr commented on Video: Try Not To Overheat As You Watch Excite...:

@vio - I've never seen it on a website only on the eShop, I'm going to check now - BRB. Nope, still says "end of Nov 2014" adn "end of May 2015" on the eShop for both the single and multi-pack. The eShop does have a cool spooky Halloween motif going though.



rjejr commented on Pixel Paint Lands On North America’s Wii U e...:

@Emblem - You can tell it's MS Paint? I couldn't even tell that. I'm all for retro hamming it up but 1 still tells me nothing. It's nice that it lets you copy aad paste but how intuitive is the interface? How does it draw w/ the stylus? They probably spent more time on the commercial than making the game which is why they don't show it in action. :-(



rjejr commented on Nintendo Returns to Profit as Wii U Sales Show...:

Big holiday coming up for Wii U, 7m in 2 years is dreadful, even if it has momentum and will sell better this quarter thats still a horrible number. Didnt they originally predict 9-12m its first year?

So they better start advertising and marketing in a big way. Its a great console w/ the best exclusive games list on the planet this holiday at the cheapest price. But they need to scream this from the rooftops once Halloween is over and the holiday shopping sesson begins in earnest. They have only themselves to blame if Wik U doesnt sell well this holiday.

New 3DS should be announced for the west in Feb and go on sale in March to mark the 4 year anniversary with a new name, 3DSn fits the bill, we're used to DSi. If they release or announce it sooner they'll PO everybody who bought the old model this Christmas. People shouldnt be too upset if a new console comes out 4 years after the original. And they should announce and sell the amiibo portal at the same so it looks like they arent forcing people to upgrade, theyre giving them an option not to. (The n in 3DSn stands for NFC for me, but "new"works too.)



rjejr commented on Video: Try Not To Overheat As You Watch Excite...:

@sinalefa - ""Coming at the end of November"

Yeah, I read that as well - I check every few days to see if the eShop has a date yet so I can finally purchase it :-)

You know, you might be on to something w/ that Thanksgiving Day release. But - and I'm really not sure about this - I don't think the eShop updates on holidays so it would probably be Wed 26 (my wife's birthday so I remember the date). But T-Day would be cool. I'm cooking for 15 people but it would certainly entertain the kids. Along w/ SSBU - I'm leaning towards getting it Day 1, broke as I am.

Who knows, I can't figure Nitnedo out. SSB U and amiibo same day as Pokemon ASOR, so maybe the DLC as well w/ amiibo support? And the new mysterious HW amiibo support? Maybe all the same day? I give up.



rjejr commented on Video: Try Not To Overheat As You Watch Excite...:

"It's not long now"

Well Nov is in 4 days so I suppose... Maybe it will just be auto downloaded like Hyrule Warriors was DLC did so they won't tell us the date beforehand? Think I'ld actually like that for a change.

Track reminds me of something my kids built in Mod Nation Racers on PS3. I realize the graphics in this game are pretty amazing so a full track editor was never going to happen but something simple like the SSBU stage builder would sure be nice. Even if we were just limited to adding obstacles to a track like this and moving the ground up and down. Just some use for the Gamepad and to mess around with.

Any word on how amiibo work in this game yet? Guess we'll be getting a Nintnedo Direct in the next couple of weeks.

So, is Nintendo crazy enough to have this DLC come out on Nov 20 w/ both SSBU and Pokemon on the 21st? On Thanksgiving in the US? There are only 2 other Thursdays in Nov, Nintendo should just pick one already.



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

Tough call between 8 player and big battlefield b/c they are 2 sides of the same coin for me, but went w/ 8 player b/c it's 8 player. And even if we knew the rumour about it it's still big news getting 8 player confirmed. And even if they confirmed 8 player can work wirelessly w/ a variety of controllers it still makes those adapters and Gamecube controllers look worthwhile if you can hook up 2 adapters and 8 wired controllers.

Has anybody confirmed 2 adapters at once? They do have 2 USB connectors each - 1 black and 1 gray though nobody will tell me why - and I believe there are 2 USB ports on both the front and back, though of course many people will have an external HDD hooked up to 1 (yes there are reasons more internal memory is better than relying on external).

So 8 player w/o a doubt. Though if there was a Stage Builder screenshot I would have picked that. Maybe next week :-)



rjejr commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@JaxonH @Yorumi - You both left out a major use for the Gamepad for SSBU - amiibo. I know they arent necassary to the game, but the Gamepad is the ONLY way to get them into the system. Can't sell amiibo for ANY Wii U gsme without the Gamepad.

Funny thing - I still think SSBU is the perfect game to bundle w/ Wii U without a Gamepad for serious SB players who wont use amiibo anyway but will want to use those Gamecube controllers and adapters, so Wii U, SSBU, Pro, adaptor and 1 Gamecube controller for $350. Call it "Tournament ed". And all those people will buy another adaptor and 7 more Gamecube conttollers for lag free tournaments in their frat houses, Club houses, locker rooms and dormitories. Every sports bar in America will buy 1 for tourneys on their big screen tvs.

And dont worry about not having the Gamepad in the box, Wii U has been out for 2 years, its about time Nintendo started selling them separetly for $79. Thats always everybody problem w/ the Gamepad yes or no arguement, just sell it separtely for those who want it. You know it doesnt do much for MK8 either, frat boys will pick that game up as well.

It will happen someday. Maybe not until after the next home console releases in 3 years, but a $99 Wii U w/ Pro will be sold. Wii U Mini - Gamepad sold separaetly. Its inevitable.



rjejr commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@Ryno - I think Im going to ask an employee at Target that question just to hear them try and answer. MKWii is bundled in, maybe theyll work with that? Of course 9 out of 10 Target employees right now probably dont know what amiibo are so my questioning will have to wait. Maybe on Black Friday ;-)



rjejr commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@aaronsullivan - Sorry, I misinterpreted "upsell" as help sell. You're right.

One of my many issues with SSBU lack of a release date was all the other merchandise that was riding on that 1 game coming out and selling well. Maybe Nintendo should drop the Wii U price to $279 to help sell those controllers, adaptors, amiibo, and all the other games that aren't good enough to help sell the Wii U like Captain Toad, Yoshi and Kirby. I know those last 2 arent due until 2015 but how many people will pick up a Wii U in Feb or March for those? Holiday is the buying - and selling - season for consoles so Nintendo can sell their games - and amiibo - the first half of 2015.



rjejr commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@aaronsullivan @ouroborous @SanderEvers - amiibo could certainly help sell Wii U, but when Im in stores or online or reading ads all I see are Skylanders and Disney Infinity. Kids are not asking their parents to get them a Wik U for amiibo b/c no kid knows what an amiubo is.

Forego the price cut fof a huge ad campaigm, amiubo, SSB U and Captain Toad in US - all Wik U exclysives. But they are so exvlusivd right now they barely exist. Poo r poor Captain Toad, everybody should want yhat game but who even talks about it?



rjejr commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire to Be Ava...:

"It's an ideal solution for parents with two children"

B/c kids always prefer getting 1 package to open together rather than each having their own present to open. I'm guessing Alex doesn't have any kids. ;-)

I'm guessing Amazon will sell this cheaper - each game is 3 cents cheaper now - so I suspect $79.00 for a 98c savings. And you do get the 100 potions.

I already have 2 $5 GC cards for Target, so thats an $8 savings (cards were $1 each), plus the 5%. Plan may be to use those 2 GC for SSBU, then I'll get another GC for $5 (ok $4 saved), and maybe buy an amiibo w/ that $5 :-)



rjejr commented on Nintendo's Quirky amiibo Video Shows How They'...:

@DeltaPeng - "but this way doesn't require purchasing an amiibo. If Nintendo took the skylander's approach of forcing amiibos to use special equipment or even to use the character itself, it would probably mean content being locked out of SSB4 and only accessibl e to those with the amiibo characters, which would be less generous than Nintendo's current offering and upset a lot of fans. The non-required aspect of amiibo's is part of it's positive selling points."

I think the main difference between us is that you are mainly looking at what's better for the player, the game, and the players pocketbook, while I am interested in amiibo sales. And I do think there is a conflict between making the game enjoyable to people w/o amiibo and making people want to or have to buy amiibo. So you are correct, it's better for the gamer that amiibo aren't playable b/c there is less need to buy them, but b/c there is less need to buy them I think they will sell less than the Skylanders and Disney infinity characters.

Of course we still don't know ANYTHING about how amiibo will function in HW, MK8, CT:TT, Yoshi's World and MP10, so maybe Nintendo is using them sparingly in SSB b/c they will be more necessary in those other games? I think in mid-Nov we'll get an amiibo Nintendo Direct, maybe including Captain Toad as well, that will show people why they should buy amiibo even if they don't need too.



rjejr commented on Video: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Opening Cin...:

@jariw @Dipper723 - I know the vid is in 1080p and I know the Wii U outputs in 1080p but I can almost guarantee there will still be those websites - Digital Foundry might be one - that will work there magic and still report their results anyway, no matter what Nitneod says. And that was all I said:

"Does this mean all those people who run the tech sites will be counting pixels now to tell us if its 720p or 1080p?"

I'll be shocked if within a week or 2 after release there aren't technical articles about it.



rjejr commented on Video: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Opening Cin...:

@Ichiban - I don't think I can wait another month or 2 but Im not watching it for the first time on my 7" tablet. I'll wait for it to show up on the eShop.

Does this mean all those people who run the tech sites will be counting pixels now to tell us if its 720p or 1080p?