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rjejr

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#2

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 26th March (North America):

@JaxonH - Wasnt that after a Nintendo Direct? We could really use one of those.

Nevermind, googled it and it was announced in the January ND. Still would like to see an ND soon, if only to stop thinking about it, then we wouldnt need anything else until E3.

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#4

rjejr commented on Parent Trap: Mario Party amiibo Toys Get Both ...:

"In the meantime I gave in and purchased a second Mario character in the new Super Mario pose. This not only solves the arguments but also led to the children saving pocket money for the other amiibos in the new line."

"This works a treat and for me is the essence of what makes amiibos a better value proposition than Skylanders or Disney Infinity. Buy one figure and benefit from that in multiple games."

These 2 statements are contradictory if you have to buy a new Mario to keep from erasing your old Mario SSBU data. I've used some Skylanders figures in 3 or 4 games w/o erasing any data.

The kids could all get jobs at Ntinedo, they seem to make better decisions than the current executives.

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#5

rjejr commented on Parent Trap: Mario Party amiibo Toys Get Both ...:

@outburst - Saw them both at Target the other day, new Peach certainly isn't as finely detailed as old Peach, new one looks more plastic or cartoonish. Probably wouldn't have been a problem if we hadn't seen the old version first as it would be hard for anyone to say it isn't a downgrade.

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#6

rjejr commented on Video: Using amiibo With Captain Toad: Treasur...:

@A01

These 2 statements:

"doesn't affect the game in any way."
and
"they don't and will never add anything that can't be done without them."

aren't necessarily the same thing however. Having played Skylanders Giants w/ my wife there is a greater sense of immersion when handling the toys. And it's very noticeable while watching my children play Skylanders vs the similar Lego games. Some people don't like games like Uncharted 2 or Metal Gear Solid Sons of Liberty b/c they say it's more akin to watching a movie than playing a game, not enough interaction. Well from experience I can tell you playing w/ the toys does change the gameplay experience from siting back on the couch to being constantly moving and looking around and bumping into each other when playing multiplayer. Kids playing w/ these toys will notice when similar games don't have the toys, the experience will be lessened.

So the toys do make a difference to playing the game. Yes the game may be able to be played w/o them by pressing some buttons, going into a menu, and choosing other characters, but it wont be the same. So the toy sdo matter.

Again, I'm talking about Skylanders, not amiibo, which have been sparingly used to this point. Even the Disney Infinity games don't have quite the same level of interaction as Skylanders, and certainly not Swap Force. amiibo haven't really added a thing to anything my family does w/ video games.

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#7

rjejr commented on FullBlast Shooting for the Wii U eShop, Accord...:

So it's come to this, looking forward to Wii U getting Ouya games? Oh my.

Though I always did like Xevious. And I can't complain about these graphics (like I did w/ Elliots Quest.) Installing it now on my tablet to take it or a test run.

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#9

rjejr commented on Video: Using amiibo With Captain Toad: Treasur...:

@ULTRA-64 @TreesenHauser

One thing that really bothers me w/ amiibo, and I'm not even collecting them, is scarcity. Having collected Skylanders for 4 years these issues invariably pop up. We had to wait several months before finding a Kaos Trap that wasn't $80 on eBay. I ordered one on Amazon and found 1 in Target a few days alter, and w they are $25 on eBay and that will probably drop soon as well. The vibe Ninteod is putting out though is that some of these models are gone forever. And that's bad if they are putting out this entire new line which seems completely unnecessary. And they haven't even finished the SSBU line-up yet.

I understand stock can be an issue, but telling potential customers cards are coming doesn't really inspire confidence that amiibo will be easy to find anytime soon, if ever. At some point I would think people would grow weary of playing hide and go seek w/ every new wave. And Nintneod is obviously leaving money on the table based on all of these eBay sales.

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#11

rjejr commented on Video: Using amiibo With Captain Toad: Treasur...:

@A01 - "There is absolutely no functionality that nfc figurines can provide that can't be done without it."

My kids actually spend time playing w/ these after school. Can't do that w/ DLC ;-)

I know, it doesn't add to game play, your main point isn't lost on me, but it's still something you can do w/ the toys you can't do w/ DLC.

And while you could do it w/ DLC, the Swap Force Skylanders add an extra element of interactivity which if you watch my 2 sons play it together you would realize you aren't going to get that same feeling w/o the toys. you could do it, but it wouldn't be the same. Admittedly I've seen nothing from amiibo anywhere near that feeling.

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#12

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 26th March (North America):

@dkxcalibur - As a very big fan of demos myself - I think every game should have one - it's probably ok this one is late, it's the 3rd game in a series, and there are many other similar Lego games to this, so it probably won't be the first Lego game for too many people. Though I did play this demo months ago on PS3.

It's also probably a good time to get this out on Wii U as there isn't much new out on Wii U right now and having a new demo will probably get it some space on the Wii U eShop. Since the game is currently going for only $19.99 on Amazon it may even get them some sales. (But I wouldn't buy it on Wii U, no season pass as Wii U is screwed yet again.) This probably should have been out a week ago when the game was also on sale on the eShop.

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#13

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 26th March (North America):

@Grumblevolcano @NbaJunkie

You haven't been able to get coins on Club Nitneod for any game released after Jan 20, so this week, next week, last week, last month is all meaningless. You can still REGISTER games until next Tuesday, but the game had to be RELEASED before Jan 20. I know, leave it to Ntineod to make things more complicated than need be. They should have just kept this going until autumn anyway when the new program releases. And by autumn Nitneod probably means next Feb, their calendar is weird.

See my previous post #51 for link and details.

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#14

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 26th March (North America):

@Captain_Gonru RE:Club Nintneod

Not sure if this applies to you, but there was a cut-off for new games around the end Feb, so if you purchased games which released before then, even if you bought them after then, you would still get credit, but if a game released after that date you would not get credit.

I'll try and find the very fine print and edit it here later.

Edit: Found it, easier than I thought, and the print was actually rather large also.

http://club2.nintendo.com/program-notice/
Club Nintendo program discontinuation schedule

1/20/2015 Products released after this date are not eligible for registration with Club Nintendo
3/31/2015 Last day to earn Coins, register products with Club Nintendo, and sign up for new Club Nintendo membership

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#15

rjejr commented on Community Interview: Give Us Your Affordable S...:

@faint - My comment wasn't a price comparison between a $2 game and a $20 game, my comment was meant that a game w/ $2 in the tile cost $2, and a download only game w/ "affordable" in the tile cost $20, which is the very high end for a download only game. People complaining about the price were complaining b/c the game was called "afforadable" but the price very much wasn't, so I believe they have a point. People complaining about other people complaining is a pet peeve of mine however as it smacks of hypocrisy.

Sorry if my original post didn't make that clear.

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#17

rjejr commented on Video: Using amiibo With Captain Toad: Treasur...:

Don't think it's enough for me to go back and replay the game, even if I ever did find the Toad amiibo, but if I had the amibo from the beginning I probably would have looked for him. For people getting the game and the Toad at the same time I do think it's a fun little edition to extend the life of the game.

And kudos to Toad - even if he isn't a Captain - for being the only new amiibo in the new "Super Mario" line. I swear when you look at them next to each other I really don't know why they bothered, Bowser, Peach and Yoshi are so similar, and Mario and Luigi and still Mario and Luigi even if their poses have changed. Nintendo could lave been using their factory to make more Villager, Fit Trainer, Little Mac, Metakingiht, King Dedede and other hard to find amiibo, not just reposed amiibo that are still mostly easy to find on store shelves. Just seems silly.

http://smile.amazon.com/Yoshi-amiibo-Wii-U/dp/B00S7O6R62/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1427374568&sr=8-5&keywords=super+mario+amiibo

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#18

rjejr commented on Community Interview: Give Us Your Affordable S...:

For those complaining about the people complaining about the price - guess how much "A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks!" cost on PSN?

https://store.playstation.com/#!/en-us/games/a-space-shooter-for-2-bucks/cid=UP4096-NPUZ00190_00-SPACESHOOTER0001?emcid=ps-ga-871&utm_medium=Paid_Search_{ps}&utm_campaign=Games&utm_source=Google&utm_term=ps-ga-871&utm_content=Brand

Actual question for Niflas - any obscenities like the "F" bomb in the game? My kids were enjoying Knytt Underground before I banned them from playing it b/c the one character kept saying things that would get me banned on here if I typed them. And the game would have been absolutely fine w/o them, it's not GTA, the bad language served no purpose.

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#19

rjejr commented on Sony Hardware Takes Charge of Japanese Charts ...:

Pushsquare keeps running "PS3 is dead" articles yet PS3 sales have been in spitting distance of Wii U of late. So what does that say about Wii U?

Hopefully the XCX bundle will sell some Wii U end of April. I'm not sure how much an unknown IP like Splatoon will boost hardware sales.

Vita only got Minecraft now in Japan? Makes me not feel as bad about it not appearing on any Ntineod hardware.

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#20

rjejr commented on The Nintendo 3DS is Now Four Years Old in Europe:

4 years later and I think it still costs the same price as that 25% later in the year price cut, so 3 1/2 years w/ the price holding steady. It is amazing it has sold 50m w/ all the "i" and Android devices in the world.

My thoughts on 3DS was how Ntneod was going to learn from it's mistakes. Wii U still hasn't dropped in price by nearly that much after 2 1/2 years, a $50 price cut brought the $350 Wii U to $300 but they discontinued the $300 Wii U, so you can argue the low end price has NEVER dropped on Wii U, it's always cost $300 to get one, sales not withstanding, but everything goes on sale. And the game droughts have been often on WiiU, maybe even moreso than 3DS which appears to have more 3rd party support.

So what has Nintendo learned? Make a new model w/ face plates, but then don't release that model in the US?

Well I still may get a 3DS XL this summer, even if Nintendo apparently hasn't learned much, they still have the games. Needs a price drop though, XL models have been same price since launch Aug 2012, 3 years ago. Update is nice, but it's still really 4 year old hardware, just larger.

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#24

rjejr commented on Satoru Iwata Defends Timing of DeNA Deal, Teas...:

Having DeNA implement the membership program could help in making it usable. Club Nintendo never seemed very linked to either 3DS or Wii U, there wasn't even an app. And the DDP program was so covert it seemed like it was run by the CIA.

And if Nitneod is going to start making app games on smart devices then the new membership program should work on there as well, any money spent on a game should count towards money spent, same as purchasing a game on 3DS or Wi U. Though it may hurt their sales if people can actually see how much money they are spending on "free" games, but it's something that should be implemented.

Whatever it is, I hope Nintnedo can actually get it out in early fall, not in December, I cringe whenever they mention doing something in a "season". This should be up and running ASAP, regardless of when app games start appearing.

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#25

rjejr commented on Animal Crossing, Yoshi and Dragon Ball Z Bring...:

Goku as playable SSBU DLC confirmed! (that's a joke BTW)

I might have considered paying $2 for the DBZ theme, but then I ask myself "Why?". Seems like it's been awhile since I played as Goku on a Nintnedo console. Sagas on Gamecube was really good though.

But I will pay the $2 if Goku is DLC in SSBU. ;-) I feel like somebody owes me something for DBZ:XV not being on Wii U.

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#26

rjejr commented on Opinion: Splatoon Is to Shooters what Mario Ka...:

@aaronsullivan - We have 12 DI toys, 7 from 1.0, 5 Avengers and Donald Duck (a gift from a girl in his class for his birthday). But nobody has been playing it b/c we're so busy w/ everything else. Still only 2 amiibo.

I didn't think too highly of Twilight Princess when I first played it but after playing Skyward Sword I declared it a masterpiece of storytelling adventure.
I think my kids watched me play it when it first came out, so they must've been 3 and 5? Ill have to ask them if they remember.

Even more off topic, my wife says thank you for the clay-mation app game our son was playing earlier today. She likes that one. :-)

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#27

rjejr commented on Opinion: Splatoon Is to Shooters what Mario Ka...:

@sinalefa - I don't know when the Super Mario wave of amiibo came out, but my Target had several of each for Bowser, Mario, Luigi and Yoshi, and a bunch of the SSB ones as well. None of the "rare" ones of course, but there was ample supply so I wouldn't worry too much about your Bowser.

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#29

rjejr commented on Review: Elliot Quest (Wii U eShop):

@aaronsullivan - I like Minecraft as long as I can use one of the skins. Even the Skyrim skin which doesn't change much gives it a sense of clearness the base game lacks. And the music is far superior.

If it makes you feel any better I don't like the way 90% of games look, they are all too dark and black and brown. Does the sun ever come out in Gotham? 4 games and it hasn't stopped raining.

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#30

rjejr commented on Opinion: Splatoon Is to Shooters what Mario Ka...:

The Wii U kiosk in Target had a video for this. Its the 3rd tile after MP 10 and Kirby which both had PLAYABLE demos. It said "Coming soon" which is a start. Target also had the $1 gets you a $5 Gift Cards available for those who are set on getting this dsy 1.

Target aslo had a bunch of the Super Mario amiibo line. I really dont know why they bothered w/ a new Bowser, it looks like a McDonalds Happy Meal version of the old Bowser. Considered getti g Kirby for Rainbow Curse but remebeed Ine never seen Meta Knight or King Dedede anywhere. And Zelda should have a big impact on Hyrule Warriors, shes the Queen.

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#31

rjejr commented on Review: Elliot Quest (Wii U eShop):

@aaronsullivan - My wife HATES the look of Minecraft, she can't even look at the screen if it's on. And it is ugly, but I figure thats the price we pay for such a malleable world. A 2D simplistic platformer can at least offer up the ability to round out the edgies. I don't mind simple art and colors, I loved Colorforms growing up and Winky Dink as a child, I just don't like pixels.

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#32

rjejr commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@Darknyht - Thats not lost on me, Japan as a whole always seems to get more game news, seems like they have more tv and magazine coverage over there and Nintnedo has more acceptance, it's not just the "kiddie console company". They always seem to have more commercials as well.

Who knows, it could just be a money issue, cheaper over there to advertise, or it might just be Reggie, at least in the US. I forget NoE exists ;-)

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#33

rjejr commented on Opinion: Splatoon Is to Shooters what Mario Ka...:

Can imagine more than a few people misconstruing and taking offense to that title as Mario Kart has 8 iterations so far and Splatoon hasn't even released 1 yet, but the article reads more like "Splatoon is to shooters what "kart" games are to simulation racers" and that's probably fair.

Though I've played Mod Nation Racers, which was a kart game w/ great potential, but the loading times were too long and the story mode was too difficult for some and seemingly forced upon the user to others. LBP Karting also never lived up to either karting standards or LBP standards. So before I go proclaiming this the "Mario Kart" of shooters I'll wait and see.

You can't really know how online multiplayer is going to work until it's been released into the wild. Too many people crashing th servers, not enough people to play 4 on 4, too many rude good players, too many rude bad players.

I want it, and I want it to be good, but it's wait and see for me.

Thanks to the guys for putting this out there, sounds good so far.

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#34

rjejr commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@IceClimbers - I'd argue the NDs take too much attention away from the other news. Nobody cares about the opening acti when you are waiting for the headliner. If Nintned announced "no more NDs" then people would pay more attention to Youtube, Twitter and Facebook.

Of course Ninteodo would still need to release news, and that's not their strong point. Except for Pokemon, once a new mainstream Pokemon title is announced it's a constant stream of updates for months on end.

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#35

rjejr commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@Quorthon - Oh yeah, I forgot I use the Gamepad every week just to check the weekly eShop update. I figure there's no point in turning on my 52" tv and 5.1 surround sound for that. And I'll also use it to check the internet occasionally. If the connection worked out of my basement (I live in a 2 story house w/ the basement being the main living room) I'd probably use it a lot more. My biggest Gamepad disappointment is they made a separate portable tablet that only reaches 10' from the tv. It might as well be wired so the battery doesn't die every other time I play.

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#36

rjejr commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@JaxonH - I was so sure you were going to tell me to stop being old and just get off of my butt and go get the disc ;-) To bad about PS4, but I honestly never use those buttons on my PS3 unless it freezes. I do like that the Gamepad can power on the Wii U w/ the big Home button rather than power. I don't mind hitting power to turn it off, I already have it in my hand.

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#37

rjejr commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@Quorthon - "I can't tell if the Nintendo thing is new or not."

That's only funny b/c it's true.

Though really at this point I do think that anyone who has heard of Wii U has figured it out, Wii U is a new console, it just isn't a new console they need to spend $300 on. Wii still gets Just Dance and Skylanders and all the Lego games, and they already have SSB and Mario Kart and Wii Sports. Gamers are willing to spend $400 a new console for a prettier Madden, FIFA and COD, the casuals who bought 80mil Wii (20m Wii were bought by Nitnedo gamers) won't buy a new console w/o a good reason. $200 and Disney Infinity 3.0 and Skylanders 5 NOT being on Wii might be a good enough reason. Mario Party 10 w/ amiibo might even help, if it were $200 and amiibo weren't only available via eBay.

So I think "people don't know what Wii U is" is an outdated notion. I think consumers do know, it's a $300 console that plays all the games they already play on the Wii they bought 9 years ago for $250. No need to buy a new one yet. Casuals don't care about Hyrule Warriors, W101, Pikmin 3 or Bayonetta. People who do bought 10mil Wii U, same amount sold as Xbox One.

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#38

rjejr commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@IceClimbers - It's times like this where I really wish they would do away w/ Nintnedo Direct and just announce things like normal people. It's ok to do a big E3 thing, that's what E3 is for, but between Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and sites like this spreading the word of press releases, they should just tell us stuff as they know it. Game vids, release dates, price drops, anything new, when they know it they should just tell us. We live in a "now" world, you can't hold peoples attention between ND's every 2 or 3 months. The 4 or 5 new things they cover each direct they could announce 1 a week and people would always be paying attention and thinking about the Wii U and 3DS. The gaps are just to long.

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#39

rjejr commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@JaxonH - I have to admit the Gamepad has grown on me, not so much for gaming - I really wish it had a map in Hyrule Warriors so I could see the people in trouble - but just being able to start up the system or turn it off while other people are either gaming on the PS3 or watching tv - like it's exactly the time for a show to start and I'm finishing up a level.

One thing the Gamepad really needs though is an eject button. That button is just too tiny on the Wii U, and I'm too old and crickety to bend over and look for it. For 6 years my PS3 has had the disc sticking out just waiting for me to grab (not the new slide cover, that just sucks). I like my Wii U, but I hate that indented black on black eject button. Though maybe they did it on purpose to make me go all digital?

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#40

rjejr commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@Quorthon - "there is now a huge red flag to keep people from buying the Wii U."

You know, thats exactly what I was thinking this morning. Wii U has been out 2 1/2 years now (give or take a month) and it's still $299 b/c they got rid of the highest price point, not the lowest. There are no dated games that I can think of on the Wii U, it's really past time for a price drop, $249 now just to get it some free press coverage and hope some people want to try out a new IP like Splatoon, and $199 to mark the 3 year anniversary for the holiday. Especially if Zelda U doesn't make Christmas, and I've never thought it would be out in 2015. (And to be fair Twilght Princes did release on Gamecube, even if Wii delayed the date.)

But w/ things as they are, why would anyone pay $299 for a Wii U while Iwata keeps talking up NX?

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#41

rjejr commented on Super Stable 3DS Update Adds HOME Menu Layouts...:

@Captain_Gonru - I was only kidding about the cloud saves, but I am serious that there needs to be a data back up on the Wii U or 3DS if there is a delete data option. And my wife already told me a few days ago I was wrong, Nintendo would rather people buy new characters to play new games than save data for old ones. When I told her Nitneodo promoted amiibo as being better than the other toys to life toys b/c they would be usable in multiple games she just gave me a look like I'm an idiot for believing anything Ntinedo says.

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#43

rjejr commented on Super Stable 3DS Update Adds HOME Menu Layouts...:

You can register an amiibo, name it, delete the data and reset the data. So there's still no option to back up the data? Maybe Nintendo is planning on charging us $5 per year for an amiibo bank. Deleting hours worth of SSBU data to play anything else is a non-starter.

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#44

rjejr commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@Quorthon - Well I can see your point about not wanting another Zelda, but do you really want the guy talking about some far off system instead of the game that should be the biggest seller on the console this holiday, even if it isn't a game your interested in? I'd much rather hear Sony talk about a PS4 holiday exclusive than PS5.

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#45

rjejr commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

@Hy8ogen - Re: hype

Yeah, I guess I shouldn't complain ;-) Though I was't complaining about him talking about it, just him saying last week they wouldn't tell us about it until 2016. If you are going to announce something like NX you can't announce it by saying "We have something to announce, next year." Announce it or don't, that was my point.