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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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#1

rjejr commented on Splatoon's Next North American Splatfest is De...:

Please sir can I have s'more.

It's been a really long time since I had a BBQ marshmallow, and they are super duper yummy all fire balled burnt to a crisp outside and soft warm goodness inside, but I'll probably have to vote dog again.

Funny thing, we'll be at a BBQ most of that day and miss it yet again, but it might motivate me to bring marshmallows. :-) Maybe I'll come home after dark and play drunk again.

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rjejr commented on Guide: Surviving the New Miiverse Update:

Here's the thing, I think I'll actually use MI I verse just as much now as I did before, but now I'll only use it for my own journal and screenshots, and maybe frienss, nobody else, so it goes from being social to personal, ie it defeats it's whole reason for being.

I think for this the only opinion that's matter though are the 10-25 year olds, it's their FB so they now better than old people if it's good or not. Bad for me could mean better for everyone else.

Also, I think we won't know for sure until Super Mario Maker, that's 6 weeks away plus it's a big and social game. October 1st would be a good time for evaluating how well the redesign worked.

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rjejr commented on Play: Beat Each Other Up in the Nintendo Life ...:

Not that I would do it, but just wondering if people could enter their amiibo in tournets, I haven't seen the name pop up in any of the previous articles?

On our way to the pool and we have a soccer tournament tomorrow - real not videoga - so you won't be able to beat on me, I think Reggie could beat me, I don't know upB either. If this becomes a regular occurrence I'll let my kids join in next time.

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rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0 Update is Now ...:

On a brighter note, when I turned on my Wii U this morning I saw 2 pop-up screens, Data downloaded, and Data installed. Started up the game and no reboots or reinstalls, it just worked. There are a couple of extra screens for the KK Slider gear but thats fine, letting me know stuff I got for free. Much better andeasier than I had anticipated, no trouble at all.

I am in the US w/ auto on so YMMV. My kids haven't updated their 3DS versions yet but those always seem to be a little more work, but Im sure they'll manage.

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#8

rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0 Update is Now ...:

@Nintendian Win 10 isn't free, you have to trade your soul for it, they read all your email, open up your WiFi password to everyone, copy all your documents and data mine them for advertising info. Google Win 10 privacy, you'll be surprised what Microsoft is taking from you, basically everything.

Oh, if you meant that as a joke, try ;-) or /sarcasm at the end next time. :-)

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#9

rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0 Update is Now ...:

@R_Champ I'm not confused, the "free" update is actually just advertising for all the stuff that isn't free. YouTube video w/ 3 minute limits, no offline tourneys, no online 1 v 1 tourneys, but plenty of stuff to pay for.

Edit: AFTER the update there were 4 pages of DLC on the Wii U eShop.

Next time anybody favorably compares Nintendo to any other company milking DLC "SSB" is the only reply neccassary. I wonder how long before we can spend more on DLC than the actual game? And people say free-to-start is a rip-off, at least it isn't $60 to start.

I'm glad Nintendo is making money and supporting the game, it's the holier than though attitude of some of its fans that irks me. Business is business. Free update, why not spend $10 on DLC while you're getting it.

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rjejr commented on Guide: How to Get the Most Out of Super Smash ...:

I'm not a SSB player, but I drive my kids to tournaments, and they've always been the same, 1 on 1 pool play followed by 1 on 1 elimation. I can't ever remember any tournament not following that pattern. So if there is no option got 1 on 1, this isn't even tournsments, it's let's all get together and have some fun. Not that there's anything wrong w/ that, but they left the tournament out of tournament mode.

Oh well, have had any caffeine yet today so I'm probably just reading it wrong.

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#12

rjejr commented on Terraria Is Coming To The 3DS And Wii U, But N...:

Early 2016 is a long way away, but on the bright side they announced it for Wii U and not NX. Does Zelda U have a time frame yet, their financial report simply said TBD, it doesn't even have a year.

It's 3rd party, couch co-op, online. We'll probably pick it up if they price it right. Not even sure why it's retail and not DL, seems like a DL title to me. I enjoyed the demo on PS3 way back when but never bought it.

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rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. Version 1.1.0 Update is Now ...:

Was messing around w/ NF and after turning of fmy Wii U the HDD was going strong for abt another 15 minutes. Seein gas how it was after 10 I figured i tmight be this. I'm too tired tonight to find out though, well see in th emorning.

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rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@TheRealThanos - So did you write that before or after Sony announced 25 million PS4 sales? :-)

I summarized all of that - fairly or not - into: Nintendo doesn't care, they have the money, they'll just make another home console and fun games, sales be damned. And I agree w/ it. And it makes me realize I'll never guess what Nitneod is going to do b/c they and I think so differently, I'm pretty much just wasting my time.

This was one of my favorite books in college, probably 1 of the reasons I got into sociology in the first place.

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This one sealed the deal though.

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rjejr commented on Video: Splatoon Co-Director Tsubasa Sakaguchi ...:

@TheWPCTraveler I'm constantly trying to figure it out in my head - NX as a base than all 3DS and the Gamepads work w/, NX is a bundle like Wii U only they actually sell the Gmaepad separately and it supports 4. NX covers both the handheld or the home, the home comes w/ the Pro - like a lot of people think they should have done w/ Wii U. Whatever it is they decide, you'll be able to play handheld games on the tv and tv games on the handheld at some point in the future, I'm pretty confident of that.

@shani - I think SSBU might actually support 8 3DS, that's only $7.92. :-) But how much better would it be for Splatoon if the new 3DS XL were supported, an entire team in 1 house? I'm pretty sure whatever NX is, there will be integration for almost all Nintnedo games

@ricklongo - I'm changing my avatar every day so nobody can find me :-)

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#18

rjejr commented on Zombi Reveal Trailer Suggests That Wii U Gamer...:

That trailer is hysterical. PS4 graphic quality stills for the first minute, and then bam, it's a Wii game. I take back everything bad I said about the Star Fox graphics.

And whatever happened to MS - we won't publish a game after another console has it? Does removing the U from the title make it a different game, or the lack of Gamepad? Or was that just a 360 rule? Or a disc rule, digital is ok?

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

@Spoony_Tech

"This week Nintendo of America also references the major Splatoon update, which is heading to North America on 5th August (6th August elsewhere, it's a time zone thing)."

Yeah, we exist!!

I didn't notice it this morning on my tablet, I was sitting outside reading this when it started to pour, had to close all the windows and get drenched and other parental taxi duties. Just noticed it now and that's what I was coming to say. Thanks for the heads up though. :-)

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#21

rjejr commented on Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson Bursts Out Onto ...:

This game is making me rethink my own "fine line" in life as "happy boobs" just sounds stupid but "double d" is perfect.

The fact that these games both exist on 3DS and make it west also both makes me happy and disturbs me. If NX plays 3DS games on my TV I'll pick this up.

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rjejr commented on Video: Splatoon Co-Director Tsubasa Sakaguchi ...:

Even little kids know this game needs dual Game pad support. Hopefully NX will be powerful enough to work w/ 4 Game pads, or 3DS, like GameCube worked w/ 4 Game Boys.

Nice of him to do the interview, he seems like an really nice guy.

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#23

rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@TheRealThanos - At Games - yeah, that'll do.

I'm not sure what would shock me more, Nintendo making comparable hardware, that hardware selling comparable to the other 2 (for all the grief Wii U gets X1 ain't exactly taking the world by storm either), or that hardware getting comparable games to the other 2. That's 3 big "ifs" in my book, regardless of how wrong I hopefully am about everything and how long we have to wait to find out.

I'm from the numbers don't lie, Wii was a fluke way of thinking. Guess that makes me part of the problem.

From IGN
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/01/29/these-are-nintendos-lifetime-hardware-and-software-numbers

Console Name Hardware Software Sales Attach Rate
NES/Famicom 61.91 Million 500.01 Million 8.08
SNES/Super 49.1 Million 379.06 Million 7.72
Nintendo 64 32.93 Million 224.97 Million 6.83
GameCube 21.74 Million 208.57 Million 9.59
Wii 100.9 Million 892.34 Million 8.84
Wii U 10 Million

Looking at those precipitous declines, and removing outlier Wii as a Wii Sports motioned controlled fluke, I forecast Wii U at 14-15 mil, NX at 8-9 if it's simply another home console. The buyers just aren't there anymore, Sony stole them. Has any home console manufacturer ever lost 85% - 90% from 1 gen to the next and then come back w/ a big hit? Wii obviously shows it can be done, just launch at half the price of your competitor ($250 Wii, $500 PS3) but to have it happen twice? How bad would Sony and MS have to continue to screw up for Nintendo to get them back?

I'm sorry, just too many ifs, and too much history, for me to be positive. Unless it's hybrid, people need their Pokemon and Monster Hunter and Yokai Watch. Just let people play them on their tvs as well.

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rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@TheRealThanos - "Or maybe I should have just stopped this train of thought at the end of the "too old" part..."

Not your fault, my long-windedness is contagious. :-)

And yeah, though I didn't know how to spell Murtaugh, I feel that way a lot.

Jakks Pacific: OK, I screwed the pooch on that one, they don't make the boxes I was thinking of, they just started the trend 10 years ago.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB108508474063117172

I was thinking about a combination of these 2 in 1 device:

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I figured @ $150 it could be ready quick, sell well, and not eat into either the Wii U or 3DS line, a true 3rd pillar for nostalgia fans. Admittedly that was a long time ago, way before E3, back during the DeNA discussions when they first mentioned making new hardware. Now that I know it's getting DQXI that's not likely. Though if it's a port of the 3DS version then maybe...

So lets say you convinced me they won't get out of hardware unless they get out of videogames entirely. Does that mean they HAVE to make a home console equal to the other 2, or can they just make a powerful portable w/ HDMI out that doesn't get much AAA 3rd party support?

Oh, I am occasionally happy on here, but it's for games like Skylanders and Lego Dimensions, articles that usually only get a dozen or so comments so nobody ever sees my happy comments, but I do make them occasionally. :-) I'd have more happy comments about Yoshis Wooly World too, but, you know.

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rjejr commented on Video: Lego Dimensions Story Trailer Features ...:

This looks so awesome, and it doesn't even include the Daleks or Portal. I don't see how they plan on selling Lego Avengers next to this, and Lego Jurassic World also just released. I might not get this for a year - Lego toys aren't on sale that much - but if it's half price Black Friday like the other 2 usually are I'll pick it up then. Amazon had the new Skyland erstwhile for $28 last, I can do $50 for this.

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#29

rjejr commented on Feature: Hands On With The Spooktacular Luigi'...:

@BenBertoli Best. Wife. Ever. :-) (Mines really cool though too, we spend all our vacations at amusement parks and we've had a few parents night out at D&B.)

ahem. You mentioned the Wii mote and nunchuck, but what about gyro controls like Splatoon? Maybe w/ an overhead view like Splatoon on the Gamepad, or first person like Star fox zero?

Also, ever play Elebits on Wii? When this was first shown off I thought it was more Elebits w/ a Luigi skin than Luigi Mansion, which I really enjoyed on GameCube but haven't played on 3DS yet, I'm waiting for an upgraded Wii U bunfle. ;-)

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#30

rjejr commented on Nintendo TVii Service Ends In North America On...:

@Captain_Gonru - "Xbox 360 had their "no hard drive" models"

I actually bought myself a 12GB PS3 for Christmas b/c it was $170 and came w/ Disney Infinity 2.0 starter set and I wanted the streaming for the bedroom, seemed like a better deal than a $100 PS TV (no Netflix on PS TV, now that's stupid.) I swapped in old the 80GB HDD form my other PS3, now w/ 500GB, and I'm good to go. No internet on Wii Mini is worse than that. Xbox360 4GB always did seem useless though. Then in 2012 Ninteod launched Wii U w/ 8GB. ;-)

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rjejr commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Be Playable at Gam...:

I can't say I'm overly excited for a game being at a conference that released 2 months ago and we already have a western release date for, so I'll just be thankful Nintendo will be there showing something playable. Are they not promoting Super Mario Maker or is this in addition to that?

I promise to be excited when Zelda U is playable, even if it's Zelda NX by then. :-)

Really looking forward to the game though, probably under the tree. 150 hours into XC and I'm taking a break at level 96 before going back to grind for the higher level beasts.

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#32

rjejr commented on Nintendo of America is Bringing Three 'Classic...:

@Captain_Gonru - I like the format as well, but I never liked how they sprung them on us w/ a day or 2 notice. If they renamed them "Nintnedo Presents" and did away w/ all the "directly to you" filler, and timed them to events like Gamescom next week, we could still get the format and the news but the NPs would get more exposure by being timed w/ the other events. The randomness of the NDs - monthly, every other month, every season, quarter? made them unreliable as a marketing tool. Let the ND's be Iwatas' thing, start something similar but new, w/ purpose. And if it's it for just 1 game just let them do a Treehouse. I think they had about 5 or 6 of those for XCX, I'm sure a few must be upcoming for SMM. Just don't call them Directs, it's going to make everybody miss Iwata and be needlessly sad.

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rjejr commented on The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Still Has a TBC R...:

@Captain_Gonru - I don't know what Tindr is, but I was set up on a blind date to my wife, and my friend got married via Match.Com so to me it's just an extension of the newspaper ads, which I did use back in the 90's I think. Technology isn't as new as it sometimes like to think it is. There were swinger parties in the 70's before Ashley Madison came along. The video evidence is better now though, but people could always get themselves into trouble.

On topic: "third parties"
Ha ha. Ha ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. As if they're coming back. Just Dance, Skylanders, Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions, 18 months is more than enough for them. And while I probably have at least half a dozen NX concepts at this point, all of them are based on handheld quality graphics, which probably don't take as long to produce as home console. Yokai Watch and Pokemon probably only need a year, 18 months is long. So no, I'm not worried in th eelast about a short time frame adn 3rd aprty support.

If it makes you feel any better, PS4 launched at $400 w/ about 5 or 6 remasters and hardly anything new besides Knack, and in 1 year it sold twice as many consoles as Wii U in 2 years, 22mil to 10 mil, so a console doesn't even need new games to launch. Zelda U and DQXI (3DS port) should be plenty.

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rjejr commented on 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With T...:

@Captain_Gonru - My guess is they sell really well in Japan or they would stop doing them. And they probably sell a few in the EU. If new 3DS and the faceplates had released in the US @JaxonH would have purchased every one but the rest would have languished on store shelves.

So it was probably a smart business decision, but it still looks bad from a Nintneod fan standpoint. If 2DS in the US was their reason, why no new 2DS w/ NFC and faceplates? Kids would have bought some faceplates. So no new 3DS, no new 2DS, and a year later a $20 portal. Even appropriate business decisions aren't always appreciated by the consumer.

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rjejr commented on 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With T...:

@BLPs - Better late than never? That's a good philosophy to live by, but I've tried, and I cant, I view it more as an excuse than a valid reason, like "my dog ate my homework". They knew when amiibo and SS for 3DS was coming out, this should have been out then as well. It's a simple little circle w/ NFC and infrared, it's not a PS4.

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rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@TheRealThanos - " good things you're expecting to happen, if any"

If you could change "expecting" to "cautiously optimistic" I might be able to come up w/ a couple. I'm really really super duper excited FF7 is being remade. Maybe NX will get it?

I like your Nintendo Experience idea, a unified front across all devices. I was leaning that way myself for awhile, even going so far as thinking Nintneod would abandon all hardware and make their games playable on all other hardware via NX software. Not that I think it would ever happen, just trying to work out if it could. But the Metroid remarks convinced me it's hardware. And now this.

As for perceived value, I think it's all about perception, and after Wii U I'm somewhat concerned there is no perceived value in any new Ntineod home console at any price or hardware specs, which is why it needs to be a hybrid. The only dedicated home console I can imagine selling is a Jakks Pacific box for $100 that plays every NES and SNES game ever made out of the box, w/ an option to rent or buy N64, Gamecube, Wii and Wii U games. You would need the Wii U Gamepad and Wiimotes to play those, it would only come w/ a Pro type controller. They could even call it the Nintendo Experience as that's what it would be, every game that Ntineod ever made, and a few 3rd party games. The worlds greatest legal emulator.

But since I don't think that will happen, 3DS w/ HDMI out. I think it's crazy Nintneod never followed up on FF:CC, the game that needed 1 Gamecube and 4 GB to play. Wii U should play all games w/ 3DS as a controller (and not for 99c per game either). Most notably Splatoon. If Gamecube could do it, why not Wii U and 3DS, surely there's enough processing power combined there.

Sorry about all the gloom and doom, but if you look around, it's not just me, it's many folk unfortunately. The western mind can't just fathom Ntinedo I guess. But I am a stickler for planning and dates. Not Ninteod's fault, but it does drive me crazy. So glad I knew right off the bat Zelda U wasn't happening in 2015 or I'd be really annoyed. Not yet purchasing a PS4 was in part for my sanity, that may get more delays than Wii U.

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rjejr commented on 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With T...:

@Captain_Gonru - "that's the line along which they were thinking"

OK, I'll agree w/ that w/o agreeing w it as well. :-) But on the flipside - why release amiibo if they only work w/ 1 game? B/c they work on Wii U of course, asked and answered. But then why release an amiibo game on 3DS if there's no way to use them? They could have patched in support later - like they did for MK8 - after the portal releases. People who bought the game and amiibo should have had this earlier, not be "incentivized" to buy a "new" 3DS first and then have this come out later. That's sort of insulting.

Which I know we agree on, and they have an argument, but I think their argument is weak. I'm actually 1 of the few people who understands no new 3DS b/c US has 2DS. I don't agree w/ that decision either, but at least they seem to have a solid reason. Faceplates not on XL are an insult though.

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rjejr commented on Nintendo of America is Bringing Three 'Classic...:

@Captain_Gonru - "And wasn't there a Direct rumor floating around?"

I can't remember a day the past 3 years when there wasn't a Direct rumour floating around. ;-)

Gamecube VC would have made for a nice E3 unveil, but I'll take it now. Honestly they should use Iwta's passing as a way to get rid of ND and just post new info on their website or Facebook or youtube, or just have presentations at the other 8,000 gaming events not named E3. It seems like every other week Sony has a press conference. OK, maybe 25 other events, not 8,000. Who else can say Please Understand and have it seem sincere?

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rjejr commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Coming To The Nintendo 3DS ...:

@Grumblevolcano For somebody who posts a lot on a Ntinedo website you sure do know a lot about COD. :-)

I think that may read insulting, but I meant it as a complement, usually all I ever read about COD around here is "milking" and "they're all the same", my guess is mostly by people who have only played 1 or none of them.

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rjejr commented on The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Still Has a TBC R...:

@Captain_Gonru - "competitors stealing their ideas"

My first thought - it was just a smoke screen, like a fat chick on Match dot.com telling you she's thin.
Second thought - their "idea" is "play anywhere - save once", a 3DS w/ HDMI out, but they're afraid Sony will add HDMI out to Vita if they announce it. 1 console for home and away.

And I think it has to be sooner 2016 rather than later 2017 b/c by early 2018 the Sony hype machine will be in full force for the PS5 and NX will be buried. See Dreamcast and PS2. NX has to be holiday 2016, Wii U is a failure, not even a price cut to $199 is getting it to Gamecube numbers as Gamecube had to hit $99 to generate sales.

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rjejr commented on The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live:

@TheWPCTraveler - Like I said - though the typos were numerous and correct punctuation not so much - I'll probably us escreenshots and th ejournal a lot, but I'm not sur eI'll bother looking at what anybody else posts, so it will become mor elike a diary I keep under my matress than a social community akin to FB.

I had to google FNaF. My kids talk about it all the time but it's not my thing.

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rjejr commented on 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With T...:

@Captain_Gonru - I'm assuming 2 AAs or AAAs judging by the size. And I didn't mean to put down Wii Fit U or it's meter, I actually like them. I consider them to be QOL and not games, but I like the look and feel of the Fit Meter - they even made it in different colors - and $20 for both game and meter is a good price. I never did buy myself 1 though, b/c after buying my wife a Meter for $20 we already had the game, so $20 for the Fit Meter no longer seemed worth it. If Target were to clearance it for $4.98 I'd buy a 2nd though, so I am a fan.

$20 for this, not so much. And a year late at that, should have released w/ SSB for 3DS and the amiibo. I understand the business decision to try and sell more "new 3DS and XL, but from a consumer perspective it's still a year too late and looking quite expensive just for a NFC reader to use $13 amiibo.

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rjejr commented on 3DS Software Is Getting Patched To Work With T...:

@Ichiban I think it's too small and white myself, easily lost at the bottom of a drawer or book bag, I like the 3DS Skyland portal a lot better. Though to answer your question probably the the IR port and batteries, though now that you mention it the Wii Fit meter is 1/3 that thickness and does so much more - IR port, screen, altitude, steps, memory for a month. How the f is this thing $20? Wii Fit meter even came w/ an entire game. WTF twenty bucks? This should be free w/ an amiibo, I don't care which one, or a pack of AC cards. Something.

Skylander portal came w/ a 3DS game and figure for $40.

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rjejr commented on The Miiverse Redesign Has Gone Live:

I've been posting every night after my Slaton session to keep track of how I did, so that will be easy, and a few snapshots of the final noss, so that will be easy, but I may never go into discussions or view anybody else's journal so Miiverse really becomes Me-verse for me. Guess we'll see how it goes once squad Slaton kicks off next week.

Man its 9AM, I'm sitting in the shade and I'm still sweating profusely. Where do I post that. ;-)