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rjejr

rjejr

Happy birthmonth to me.

Male, 50, United States

Does anybody care about the old cranky guy? Now get off my lawn!!

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#7

rjejr commented on Video: Here Are The Features In The Disney Inf...:

@aaronsullivan ""toy box expansion sets""

Yeah, thats what I saw that looked good, the co-op story driven platformer. Not interested in the racing, we'll have that in the Wii version of Skylanders. If your kids like the Incrideibles I highly recommend Rise of the Underminer. Not sure what it's on, we played PC version probably 10 years ago. Fun little co-op, along the lines of Spiderman Friend or Foe. I like fun little co-op platforming fighting adventures.

Did some Google legwork and $20 for the base game which apparently has the "Takeover" as it only needs a power disc to unlock, which goes for $20. And it only lasts 5 hours. So that's $40 for 5 hours. In retrospect I think I should have pre-ordered the starter pack for $65 and gotten the Takeover for free at Best Buy and mailed the extra base to @sinalefa

Oh well, probably for the best, I need to save ALL of my money for this.

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rjejr commented on The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming t...:

@JaxonH - "I suppose you are correct with regard to the LE Zelda New 3DS XL, but those get announced all the time by retailers"

I guess I was thinking back to the the Zelda WW HD Wii U bundle announcement, which I'm almost positive was in an ND. At least that's how I remember it but I could be wrong.

Also, they said "Confimed", which to me means a confirmation of a previous announcement. If NOA tweeted it first then instead of confirm they would have said "NOA announces". Though that could be a semantics thing, or a British thing, but it was how I read "confirmed" anyway.

Either way, sorry to get you so worked up.

PS - arrgh, sometimes I hate you being right all the time. Well at least it keeps me motivated to be better educated. Turns out WW HD bundle, 2DS and Wii U price drop weren't announced in a Nitneod Direct like I remembered, but at... drum roll please - "Nintendo announced these items at the GameStop Managers Show in Las Vegas,"

So basically I need to start marking the GSMS on my calendar each year to find out what Ntineod is doing. Not PAX, E3 or the Tokyo Game Show, just the Gamestop Managers meeting of all things. Only Nintendo.

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#12

rjejr commented on Amazon Now Offering Nintendo Games For Direct ...:

So far the best - as in funniest - deal I've seen is the physical boxed version of Super Mario Maker w/ the book is 11 cents cheaper at $59.88 than the digital download where you need to order the book seperalty which costs $59.99. And the prices are right next to each other on the same page.

http://smile.amazon.com/Super-Mario-Maker-Digital-Code/dp/B014GEF6QI/ref=sr_1_17?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1441120887&sr=1-17

If ever there was a great example of why digital should be CHEAPER than physical - besides the actual cost of manufacturing and shipping boxed discs halfway around the world - it's something like this when you get something extra in the box. I just bought Mario and Sonic at the 2014 Sochi O;Olympics new for $18 and that included a Wiimote Plus in the box. I wonder what that would cost for a digital download? They'd have to pay me $10 to take the game.

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#13

rjejr commented on Amazon Now Offering Nintendo Games For Direct ...:

@ollietaro I don't think that's a DL code, I think that's a card that gets shipped in the mail, it says Prime eligible sold by Exuby and not available until Sept 3rd.

http://smile.amazon.com/Yoshis-Island-Full-Game-Download-Code/dp/B00QSK6U2S/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1441120264&sr=8-4&keywords=eshop

Here's the actual DL code from Amazon, still $39.99

http://smile.amazon.com/Yoshis-New-Island-Digital-Code/dp/B014G0GNVY/ref=sr_1_23?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1441120695&sr=1-23

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#14

rjejr commented on Amazon Now Offering Nintendo Games For Direct ...:

For anybody wondering what's good about shopping on Amazon - I currently have $109.70 in "points" from my Amazon Visa card. I'm currently saving most of that for the XCX Limited Ed but I'd be more inclined to pick up $5 games on the eShop like Full blast for credit than cash. And this way I don't need to store or enter my CC info on the Wii U, Amazon has it all saved away.

Know maybe when Nitneod gets it'a act together adn gets the new Club Nitneod up and running - morons canceled it how many months before the new one? - then maybe. Or a renewed DDP. Right now they have no incentive program to shop on the eShop, none at all - at least Amazon offers me 3% on Amazon purchases on their site. Not much, but more than eShop.

And with any luck we'll see some sales.

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rjejr commented on Amazon Now Offering Nintendo Games For Direct ...:

@DarthNocturnal - "we are NOT the 51st state."

Puerto Rico is the 51st state, your more like 54th after the Virgin Islands and Guam. Actually your more like the 2nd District, Columbia being the first, nobody cares about them either. In fact we'll give you D.C.

I get the annoyed thing though. Imagine how Mexico feels, nobody seems to know if they're North or Central America. Probably half of the US - well the half not from Mexico - think Mexico is part of South America. They speak spanish, must be.

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#16

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Shift Its...:

@JaxonH - "defining versions due to taking advantage of the unique hardware."

I don't think that would be enough to persuade me though, special parts of a game.

Guess my view is this - it's good Ntineod has these, but the article makes it sound like they are breaking new ground where it just seems to me like they are playing catch-up to the other 2. I know MS had several missteps w/ the indies but Sony home consoles have done well so I don't see it as a selling point that they have them, it just gives them equality, not an advantage, they are catching up, not moving ahead. It's a necessity, nto a luxury.

And I know what you mean about VC, for awhile I was kidding around that NX would be a combination of these 2.

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Only instead of all the games coming in the box, the NX, as a platform, would be more akin to PSNow where you would have access too all the old NES and SNES games out of the box but then pay more for N64, Gamecube and Wii games.

Think about it, how many of these Sega consoles have their been, how many disc compilations like Rare Replay? How many Nitneod classic compilation discs or systems? About time, no? 3rd pillar - handhelds, home consoles, portable-tv retro machine. Why not?

Anyway that all sounded good until I heard DQ was coming, and maybe a new Metroid, so NX won't be that, but it still begs the question - couldn't Ntineod do a much better job at monetizing all of their classic games? I'd rather see a retro all-in-one box than NES or SNES games on tablets and phones via the DeNA deal.

And for the record I'm more Sony than Nintnedo, if I had to choose only 1 there's no question. I'd miss Pikmin, but there are too many open world and JRPG and 3D platformers on Sony. Now if we are only talking exclusives, Nitneod wins hands down, but Sony gets a lot of 3rd party support.

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#17

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@sinalefa My kids watch Pokemon, Dreamworks Dragons and way to much Youtube. Mostly Diamond Minecart, Chuggaconroy, Psyko and papaMMO all videogame people. 1 guy had over 100 15-20 minute episodes for Xenoblade Chronicles. My kids don't play videogames anymore, they just watch other people do it for them. It's like Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, right @Captain_Gonru

I think you should pick up a used, I mean aftermarket, DI base from eBay or Game or wherever for $7-$8 and then DL 3.0 for $20 on the console of your choice, it looks much better than the hub in 1 or 2. 2 was much better than 1.0, I spent many hours just building and decorating a house. Which sounds really stupid and makes me feel like my life is a waste, but it was fun. Maybe I'm the target market for Happy Home Designer?

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#18

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@aaronsullivan The first Kingdom Hearts games was great. Every shadowy villain figure in every game since then to this day I still refer to as "heartless". It was 1 of the first real time team party action JRPG games I ever played, and it had a good dose of Disney and Square. Much more Disney than DI has had if you ask me, though honestly all I remember is Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Tarzan. But it was a great game, like a 3D world Subspace Emissary.

So if they go that route, action based JRPG story driven game, I might have to buy it, especially if Sephiroth shows up. Playstation All Stars Battle Royale would have sold much better w/ Sep as the final boss, just for the music alone.

"aftermarket" I just found that word funny, but I don't buy pre-owned cars either.

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#19

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Shift Its...:

@Captain_Gonru I would love if they sold Mii "outifts" in SSB. What kills me is selling hats and shirts and pants separately, whatever it is they sell for 50c, 25c, 75c, it's madness, just sell the set.

One thing I do give Ntineod credit for - one of the few things - is letting us buy stuff at any price. I was going to buy From Dust on PSN last night on sale for $5.25. I have $2.25 in my account. Sony wants to charge me another $5 on my credit card so I would have $2 left after the transaction b/c $5 is their lowest amount. So I didn't buy it, you know how I am. Nintneod just charges you whatever, so more power to them. Now if they would only put Lego City on sale so it isn't $50 to DL a 2 year old unlicensed single player game I could buy it. It doesn't have to be $5.25, I'll pay $15. But the days of that game being $50 for a DL should be long gone.

https://checkout.nintendo.com/#/item/WUPNAPLE/billing

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#20

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Shift Its...:

@Captain_Gonru (Kid Icarus aside)

It has always bothered me that was a 3DS game and not a home console game. When they first showed it I thought it was a good looking Wii game. how did a game w/ that much voice acting and huge boss battles and online and overworld get relegated to the tiny screen handheld 3DS family? And why don't I have a Wii U port yet?

And what bothers me more than no voice acting is faux voice acting. Why pay people to voice act only to have them go mim mum mum mim? The last 30 seconds of SKyward Sword Zelda is screaming for her life while Ganandorf hovers over her, and it sounds like a real woman screaming, but everything before that is mim mum mo mim. Just let them speak, or don't. Drives me crazy in Spaltoon b/c it sounds just like Okami. They couldn't even come up w/ a new faux language, they stole one from another game.

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#21

rjejr commented on Devil's Third Fails to Hit UK Top 40 in Poor W...:

Went into Target on Monday and they didn't even have DI 3.0 out yet. Despite a half page ad saying Sunday 8AM the woman who works there told me the memo said not to put it out until Friday the 4th. Maybe the game releasing on Sunday of the UK 3 day holiday weekend hurt sales there against the 2 games above it which I'll just assume came out the previous Tuesday? 5 extra days of sales could matter.

As for Nintendo in the UK overall, well I suppose Wii U owners there could become pen pals w/ Xbox One owners in Japan and commiserate.

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#22

rjejr commented on The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming t...:

@Sir_JBizzle "I'm not shocked in the slightest."

Not the slighest? Not even at this part?

"This was announced at the GameStop Manager's Conference, "

I always assumed this would come when they ran out of stick, no reason to keep producing the old model, and he holidays is a better time to release this kids model than March.

But no ND? No YouTube vid? No tweet? Gamestop gets to let the cat of the bag? I'm shocked at that. Should have announced this at E3. Both the new 3DS bundle and the Zelda XL. E3 was so bad. Or at least a Facebook post. Anything but Gamestop.

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#23

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Shift Its...:

@Captain_Gonru Chickens don't have ribs.

While you wait for your open world I wait for simply voices in games. Took the boys to the beauty salon for haircuts the other day. They have 2 N64 hooked up. My kids played Copter Rampage, which looked only slightly worse than Star Fox Zero, and Mega Man 64. Mega Man 64, way back on the N64, was fully voice acted. Honestly I almost didn't buy Zelda Skyward Sword b/c it lacked voice acting, but I had $20 off at Kmart, so bought it for $30, and Gamestop gave me $30 for it when I finished, so I played it for basically nothing. I would skip Zelda U for lack of voice acting but I do like the open world and the purty colors so I'll cut them some slack for that one. But if it does somehow skip Wii U I'm not getting it ever.

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#24

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@aaronsullivan Know how I'm always saying how I want Captain Nemo and Dumbo and Bambi and Thumper and Jiminy Cricket as toys but you tell me I can't have them b/c nobody knows who they are and they won't sell?

Well the who heck are these people:

Star Wars Rebels™ character figures Kanan Jarrus, Ezra Bridger, Sabine Wren and Zeb Orrelios

Seriously, I've never heard of any of them, and I'm a sci-fi geek, ask anybody.

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#25

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@aaronsullivan 3.0 or older figures? I'd guess 3.0 since you already had most of the old ones you want but after my Target experience who knows. Was 3.0 game out?

And @sinalefa would still need a base. Here's how it went w/ me.

DL'd the free game on Wii U after setting up external HDD. Bought DI 2.0 w/ my PS3. Hooked up my PS3 base to Wii U, no problem there which was nice going across both hardware and generations. Bought Capt Jack Sparrow and Barbossa to play 2 player since you need figures from that play set for multiplayer. Tried to find the playset but couldn't. Turns out you need a little clear plastic piece to play the 3 playsets that came w/ the 1st game. Why? They were already in the game no? So I still haven't played any of the 3 "games" in the first game - Pirates, Incredibles, Monsters Inc - even after buying a base, 2 characters, and doing the 11GB download b/c I don't have that little piece. Which is why I haven't paid $20 for the DL, b/c w/ my luck I'll be missing something.

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#26

rjejr commented on Splatoon Version 2.1.0 Update to Fix Some Bugs...:

@Tman Yeah thanks. I used to do that but letting us change gear in the lobby means I usually just hit the lobby button first. My point though still stnads, they spend so much time tellnin us everything else, why not mode?

@Sir_JBizzle Special "suits" would be nice as I already know what I wear w/ aeropsray and what I wear w/ th e.52 gal deco. Probably never happen. Nor will the "app", but man I really wish the website would run in English. Actually a Wii U "app" (as opposed to iOS or Android) should exist called "Splatoon Stats", even i fi tjust opened the browser, save me the trouble of booting up the game when it's splatzone mode. I don't understand why Wii had it for MKWii but Wii U can't have one. Too busy making that old Anmial Crossing app I guess.

@Splatburst I don't like turf ware or splatzone since I've become overly reliant on the .52 gal deco. I switch back to aerospray for those and then get creamed. Splatfest was fun though, but splatzone on Blackbelly skatepark is a killer.

@jariw I know it's listed in the lobby, I see it before I recon, but if we have to listen to Callie and Marie for 2 minutes - gotta admit reading some of their 1 liners is pretty funny - then they could at least tell us the ranked mode.

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#27

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Shift Its...:

@JaxonH I think I feel that the things w/ indies is that "exclusive" holds even less water for them than for the AAA titles. Just look at Shovel Knight. An di talso feel slike Ntinedo is so far behind in the indies that making a big deal out of this is like when you are 12th in Mario Kart but manage to come in 11th. Sure losing isn't great, but 11th doesn't make you a star.

And trust me, I hate the word "indies" b/c it means almost nothing to me. What do I care which company made a game, I only care if it's good and how much it costs. Some of the best games I've ever played in my life are indies - Swords & Soldiers and Mushroom Wars. And then you have indie "like" games such as Child of Light and Pokemon Rumble - the original Wii version which is still the best. And over on PSN you have the "Minis" Indies for under $5. On eShop you have all those $1.99 and under which to me don't even qualify as purchasable games, I play better free stuff on websites and my tablet.

But as good as some indies can be I don't see myself ever buying a system for them, unless like Ouya the system is cheap and the games are free.

We only go out to eat once a month, we can't afford any more than that, so when we go out we choose based on the main dish, steak or ribs (or chicken for @Captain_Gonru ). Sides don't matter as much. If NX comes out as an indie machine I'd have to pass. And yes Mario and Zelda make some nice steak, but they took Zelda off the menu and the Mario is stale, so I'm not eating there again. When I can afford to eat out twice a month maybe I'll look into going back there.

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#28

rjejr commented on Video: Catch Up With Nintendo's PAX Xenoblade ...:

@GrailUK @IronMan28 I was actually hesitant on getting the 100 page book in the special edition b/c I din't want to see anything in the book before the game, and I know I'll look at it beforehand, who wants to wait 100+ game hours to look at a book? I have 2 kids, Wii U time is hard to come by, and it will be near impossible for Christmas break. I'm saving the special edition as a Christmas gift to me from my wife.

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#29

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@Mikau94 - "I think that kind of perk would be good as a free bonus for early adopters as it rewards the player but doesn't cost the company anything."

Well I can always hope it gets added later. Seems like a bunch of games these days have pre-order bonuses, or store exclusive bonuses, along those lines. And as I mentioned earlier Amazon is usually pretty good about adding things on after you pre-order before any new announcements. Though I don't even know if there is money in this game or just resources, I do know we need something to buy our skell/doll. Getting 1 of those free to start the game would be nice.

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#30

rjejr commented on Splatoon Version 2.1.0 Update to Fix Some Bugs...:

@bluedogrulez - "esp. since I then need to leave the lobby to outfit accordingly"

Well technically you can now change gear in the lobby w/ the + button. What I find annoying about that though - admittedly I find something annoying about everything - is when I move up the modes to go on Ranked, see which mode is currently playing in rank, switch out to change my gear, then when I switch back in and hit the A button to play I'm back on turf war. I did finally figure out the error of my ways but it still happens occasionally. You would think it would just stay on whatever icon you were on - Ranked, regular, Friends, Squad. Oh well, maybe in this update.

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#31

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@aaronsullivan @Captain_Gonru Just got out of Target and despite a half page ad in yesterday's flyer the DI 3.0 stuff wasn't out yet, the woman who works there who I have a history with - mind out of the gutter - says they don't come out until Friday. She did look in the back and says there was a whole box full. I wasn't going to buy any, just wanted to check out the size of the display, which is currently jam filled w/ DI 2.0 figures and game boxes. Not even sure where they'll put the the 3.0 stuff, no room at all.

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#33

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@JaxonH OK, found them.

Skylanders, shelving built out of old door frame edge molding. Hopefully enough room on the bottom for the new vehicles.

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3 amiibo, and DI characters, shelving built out of door frame wood and some roofing pieces where the skylights went in. .

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#34

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@Captain_Gonru Ah, I got ya. I didn't drink Folgers coffee for awhile for whatever reason was popular back in the 90's, and I don't eat veal, poor poor calfs, and I try my best to avoid Walmart. But I have to shop somewhere, ya know. All corporations suck, but I have to shop. Lots of people still buy iPhones but I think the suicide rate at Foxcon is probably worse than the heat exhaustion rate at Amazon.
I like shopping at Amazon b/c they don't charge me until it ships, they've given me plenty of extras over the years - I somewhat take advantage of the politiness of their CRS people offering me compensation for slights, like at Target -, their credit card works well, and a free year of Prime right now and multiple free months in the past. I used to do most of my shopping at CompUSA and Circuit City but apparently I didn't shop enough. And it' sa good thing I'm not in Canada, I hit Target at least once, usually twice, a week.Going there after I fisih replyign to 32 more emails, everybody feels the need to reply to me. I think I'm a love him or that him kind of guy, to wordy to ignore. I need to probbaly stop replyign back to everybody adn stick w/ the half dozen or so like you I get along w/. All the old timers.

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rjejr commented on Video: Here Are The Features In The Disney Inf...:

@aaronsullivan You get this for the kids yet or are you waiting for Christmas? Its $20 on the eShop so Im tempted to try out the new hub world but with all things DI you never know what you get. I'll do my own google reasearch later but thought you may have jumped the gun for $20 what with the new job and all. The eShop says 4 player but Im guessing thats online. Oh well, likeI said Ill do the research, don't put yourself out if you are waiting for the holidays.

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#38

rjejr commented on Pokémon Shuffle Rolls Out on iOS in North Ame...:

My kids never really got into this, any word on Rumble World being ported over? It would be a very different experience without a Dpad or thumbpad though, match 3 is easy. I stopped playing myself after about level 150 or so, summer is for other stuff.

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#39

rjejr commented on Splatoon Version 2.1.0 Update to Fix Some Bugs...:

I just want Callie and Marie to tell me what the ranked mode is before the stages. I swear after last night I'm never playing Splat Zone again. And rainmaker is preferable to tower control. I just can't understand why they tell us stages but not the mode.

And I want the website with the stats that Japan has, but that has nothing to do with the game, just NOA hold get out on us. Shouldn't take more than 3 minutes to translate a front end.

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rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Shift Its...:

@JaxonH - rebirth of the middle market

Problem is, indies are the middle market, not the top tier, and calling them Nindies doesn't instantly make people want to buy a WiiU to play them, they can just wait for the PS4 port. Indies are an important piece, they're the vegetables of dinner, but we still need the steak and potatoes. It's more like it's more important that they aren't missing than that they are there, nobody wants to eat veggies with dinner, we just expect them to be there, and sometimes we get lucky and they're good. But people don't usually choose their restaurant by the side fishes, but by the main course. I'm still waiting to see what the NX will be before considering buying 1 - vegan restaurant, fast food, family chain, or high end steakhouse. I'd like to think the Wii U still has a long life ahead of it, but I dont.

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#41

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Shift Its...:

I don't see the big deal. Nintendo makes video game consoles. Nintendo needs companies to sell games on it so they get a cut. Sonic and Pac-Man already have amiibo so it isn't a shocker Shovel Knight has one. And think about it, after the SSB line-up how many properties does Nintendo have left? Sure, they could do over 700 Pokemon, but then they would just be Pokemon, not amiibo.

The underlying thread of the article - Nindies don't sell consoles - is the bigger story. Just how many NX does Nintendo plan to sell and who do they plan on selling them too? Wii U owners, Wii owners, 3DS owners? Surely not PS3 and Xbox360 owners. Nindies are nice, I've played plenty of great indie games over the years on my PS3, mostly w/ PS+. Nintendo wants to impress me, get a PS+ program going. Or have sales comparable to those on Steam. Ouya had plenty of Indie support, didn't help.

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rjejr commented on Video: Catch Up With Nintendo's PAX Xenoblade ...:

So we are all in agreement that the Shovel Knight amibbo is in fact a real thing despite Yacht Club Games past protests to the contray?

OK, just checking.

I don't want to see anything else about XCX and ruin the surprise.

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#43

rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@JaxonH My favorite is the new 3DS cover plates since the US didn't get the new 3DS. I do get to blame Reggie for that, right @sinalefa

The Gamecube controller under the Kinect is kind of cool too.

Honestly though that silver MH 3DS I think is the best piece of hardware Ntineod has ever made.

I'll try to get our photos up later, I've been meaning to for about 6 months. I remember taking them but they are still on the SD card.

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rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@MrRight My taste is fine, it's my budget that has issues.

@kensredemption - Yeah, I think I've been talked into it. And it's not so much the value, which I agree is there, but how much I spend on videogames. I'm cheap. I usually only buy games used off Gamefly, or just rent them, or Target clearance for $4.98 or $14.98. Or $5 on PSN. So $100 - it's $97.75 w/ tax - is an OBSCENE amount of money for me to spend on 1 game. That's practically console territory in my mind, bought a PS3 last Christmas for $170 which included a complete $70 Disney Infinity 2.0 set. But I might just be able to let it slide as a Christmas gift from my wife, saves her the hassle of shopping. Probably means PS4 will have to wait though.

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rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@burninmylight I wish I had more people talking sense into me, all my friends on here are going to cost me $30 as I bow to peer pressure I wind up buying it. Now that I just found out it sold out in 13 hours it would be hard for me to cancel my pre-order. Well unless they raise the price, drop the book, or delay it, I'm easily spooked.

@day I like to think of them more as conspiracy facts. Reggie hates his job, well at least his demotion 2 years ago, he probably enjoys getting paid to do nothing but run his mouth, and he hates Nintnedo fans constantly giving him a hard time, so he takes it out on us. It's the only thing that makes sense to me. It's kind of shocking we got this really, must have caught him on a good day. Or Japan overrode him as Nitneod tries to support Monolith Soft who they acquired 8 years ago. And it does make a mighty nice Christmas gift.

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rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@aaronsullivan Yeah I don't really need the map, I just needed it more than a 5x7 postcard or a USB thumbdrive. I've never ever been a fan of any videogame music even though I have about a half dozen CDs of it, JRPGs like doing it. Case is nice, and the book. My wife is a production manager in book publishing and she says an 11x7 book like that is pretty nice so I'll probably get it.

@JaxonH What's the initials for making me laugh so hard I have tears running down my face? I ordered it for several reasons - 1. Amazon doesn't charge until it ships, so I have 3 months to change my mind. 2. Amazon occasionally adds in extra stuff for pre-order bonuses closer to the release date. 3. It would be a Christmas gift to me, and the bundle makes it look more like a gift than unwrapping just a game under the tree. If it came out in March or Oct I'd have to go just game. 4. And I have over $100 in Amazon credit from using their credit card, so I could technically get this w/o laying out any real money. I'd say I'm 60-40 keeping it. I'll keep you and Sin posted.

@sinalefa Oh man, never even thought of blaming Reggie for the map. Now that I've decided it's a console bundle only deal I guess I'l just have to thank Reggie that we're getting anything at all, as much as that kills me.

@RaccoonNinja28 Congrats.

@Sir_JBizzle I actually just checked Amazon.UK to see if they had it. I think my earlier recognition stands though, the map came w/ the Wii U bundle and not the game. That being the case I'll probably pick this up. Unless I don't.

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rjejr commented on Gorgeous Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Editio...:

@blackice85 "So in your case no it's probably not worth it, but it is for me."

Yeah, I probably should have been more postive about this yesterday. It's a nice set, and I still may get it even at that price, so I'm glad NOA finally did something - Yoshi Wooly World is out in 6 weeks but damned if anybody in NA is allowed to know about it - but again I was so happy to see NOA was getting a special edition but it lacks that stupid map.

I suppose in fairness the map is so big it only fit in the Wii U box bundle, not a game bundle. Only just figured that out now though. My mistake.

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/02/this_xenoblade_chronicles_x_hardware_bundle_for_japan_is_rather_lovely

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rjejr commented on Video: Here's What Rare's Final GameCube Title...:

Almost bought a 360 for Kameo and I had no idea who Rare was but the game looked really good. Star Fox Adventures is one of my favorite games, best graphics of the SD Era, so I guess that had something to do with this game looking good and being right up my alley.