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Mon 23rd June, 2008

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rjejr commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on...:

Still too much unknown for me about Splatoon's offline multiplayer so voted for Kirby, which is only 4 weeks away, and there are only so many games we can play 4-player with my wife and kids, most are vs - MK8, SSBU.

After we're done w/ Kirby then I'll focus on Splatoon.



rjejr commented on Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New...:

@TingLz - "At the same time, why would they owe anything to their fans?"

Are you asking that about Nintnedo? If so then -

Gamecube adaptor - advertised but barely able to purchase - was never listed as a "limited time" or "special edition" order.
amiibo - Villager and Wii fit Trainer nearly impossible to find
some "limited edition" items sold only in 1 store in NYC

And with the number of cancellations of different items over the last few months I'd wager at least 1 of them has to do with Nintendo not being able to meet what it told retailers it would send them

When you put it all together, it looks like Nintendo is messing with it's fan base, but not in a good way.



rjejr commented on Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New...:

@JaxonH - "the common thread is Nintendo items"

The common thread is known scarcity. There are plenty of Mario amiibo sitting on shelves, and Wii U, and Wii Mini. But limited items going back to Cabbage Patch dolls and Tickle Me Elmo, and this stupid Kaos Trap that came out a few months ago and I can't find anywhere for less than 10x mark up ($6 selling for $60).

On the bright side, found these 2 retail at Target Friday morning. I hate paying retail but my kids really wanted these and Target had exactly 1 of each, I took that as a sign.

My kids really wanted them, and with their Target gift cards sitting unused, they weren't lstneing to my eBay talk. ;-)

Your $50 at BB will go even further w/ your GCU membership. If you got in on that $30 deal your killing it at BB.



rjejr commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Limits amiibo Purch...:

@Nicolai - Nice, but you left out the big BUT. Nintneo made the Wii console, I live in NY, it was sold out for 2 years before it was readily available on shelves. At no point were people thinking they woudln't get 1 though b/c people assumed correctly, that Nitnedo would just keep making more as long as the demand was there.

BUT, by cutting off the figures in the first and 2nd waves it alerted the scalpers - "HEY, these are rare items, we are only making a limited amount, come buy them all!!" Nintendo called the scalpers. All they had to do was either keep making more - which admittedly is out of their hands - or at least announce they would be making more ASAP. but they dind't b/c they arne't so the scalpers now know every single amiibo made is limited. The blood is in the water, scalpers are sharks. If Ntineod wants it to end either make more, or announce every single amiibo will be continued to be produced until demand is saturated.

It's on Ntineod, this whole mess is of their own making. Sorry to blame the victim, but they only continue to make matters worse. Let a few dozen Villager and Fit trainers show up online and on store shelves and the scalpers will disappear.



rjejr commented on Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New...:

So pre-order = lottery ticket?

Not placing blame though b/c we really don't know what happened. Ninnteod gave BB a # they coudlnt fulfill, BB got a # and decided to take more pre-orders than they knew they were getting, BB e-order system has issues and was overwhelmed and accidentally took more pre-orders than it was supposed to.

We'll never know. Sorry to all the people who thought "pre-ordering" meant you were guaranteed to get whatever it was you pre-ordered. Good on BB for giving the $50 in store credit. What is Ntinedo doing as an apology to all it's fans? Not just for this, seems like it could be strictly BB's fault by that $50 offer, but this, amiibo, Gamecube adaptor. Its just one thing after another with them, can't blame BB, TRU, Amazon and the scalpers when the common thread is Nitnedo. Its getting to be to common of an occurrence to give N a free pass.



rjejr commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@StarDust4Ever @Captain_Gonru @StarDust4Ever - Don't wait on FIOS, it isn't coming

"resulting in an increase in capacity for a dual layer disc from 8.7 Gb to 50Gb."

I'm under the impression that the new consoles - PS4 and X1, sorry U - install everything from the discs onto the internal HDD drive anyway, correct @JaxonH ? So the industry doesn't need bigger discs, just send multiple discs. What difference does it make how many discs a game comes on if you have to install it all anyway? Just make it so only the first disc needs to be inserted for the whole game to run.

I have 10 or so PS1 games siting on my shelf, they are all multiple discs. I was actually kind of snobby about that in the late 90's, but I really only played JRPG anyway. And MGS sits next to it's Bleem disc counterpart so I can play it on my Dreamcast. I wouldn't be surprised if Squenix decided to purposely make FFXV ship on multiple discs as a status prestige thing.



rjejr commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@Zombie_Barioth @Quorthon - "I second the Hu-Card idea"

Embarrassed to admit I did't know what that is, but the logical extension is amiibo and other NFC toys that have the games in them. Shouldn't be too hard to hide a micro USB port under the base somewhere.

@JaxonH - "Halo Master Chief- 61gb"

Isn't that like 4 games though, brings down the average ;-) I'm surprised they don't give you the option to just install the ones you want. I just finished a 12GB mandatory install for Bioshock on PS3 and it took way too long, but it was free on the B Infinite disc. Skyrim had it's own disc but I think that was a way too long install as well. All 3 were $15 so can't complain too much.



rjejr commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@Quorthon - "until the rise of digital games destroys the need for GameStop."

What's funny is that the end of "disc based" games seems to be coinciding w/ the rise of physical based downloadable content in the form of Skylanders (spent $65 on them this just morning) Disney Infinity figures and amiibo. Skylanders have been out for 4 years so theoretically should be going away soon, but I suspect something will take it's place, the market is too big. And 3 new Star Wars movies are coming out, and Disney owns Star Wars so...

Gamestop isn't my favorite place, but I'm glad they're around for used games. And how many shoe stores and matress places does the world need?

And if Gamestop goes under, somebody else gets the power, and I don't shop at Walmart. As long as there are music CDs in stores there will be disc based videogames. Not everybody can download 50GB, which is what some PS4 games are. PS5 will have 4k resolution and 100GB games, thats a loooong time to download.



rjejr commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@JaxonH - "if someone truly has an issue ordering through a 3rd party they have other online options, like Newegg for example."

Gamers buying Wii U for themselves that's probably all good, but parents choosing between a Wii U, PS3/4 or Xbox360/1 for a gift may not feel like risking so much money on a 3rd party. And I know Newegg is huge (I think I read recently it may be only behind Amazon for online sales), but is it huge among the soccer mom gift buyers?

I just don't see how Amazon US NOT carrying a product can be rationalized as a good thing. Well unless that product begins with an "i". Apple seems to do just fine w/o Amazon.



rjejr commented on Animal Crossing Announcement Community Launche...:

@aaronsullivan - Spent $65 on 2 new Skylanders packs this morning - which is nuts b/c I only spent $37 on the entire $75 game. I never buy MSRP but all the "limited availability" of NFC toys and consoles and adaptors broke me. Now I just need to find a Kaos trap and I'm done.
I think that's why big companies don't mind scalpers too much - people like me - a non-scalper - buy stuff immediately when we see it, even at full MSRP. Sell outs = profits.

I'll give Disney this, haven't seen too many stock issues for figures or playsets. Well at least not that I'm aware of, not really looking that hard for anything in particular though.



rjejr commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

Don't like the idea of having to go to a store to get a demo - why not home Wi-Fi - and then get the code on a card - why not just Wi-Fi DL? - and then have to scratch off that stupid annoying stuff - why not just scan a barcode?

I like the cards as marketing material, but that's too much work for a demo.

Well at least we don't have to purchase Final Fantasy Type-0 HD to get it. (ie Nintnedo's not the only company making people jump thru hoops for free demos)



rjejr commented on Animal Crossing Announcement Community Launche...:

@aaronsullivan - "appvertisement"

Now I'm hungry for pigs-in-a-blanket :-) Just messn' with ya.

Wii U at the very bare minimum least needs 1 of these:

"Why isn't there an animal crossing on Wii U, yet? Huh."

If we don't have ACU by Christmas Nintendo wins troll of the year. amiibo compatible. I don't even play those games but I want a Mr. Resetti amiibo - I'm a big fan of puns.




rjejr commented on Second Week of Throwback Sale Goes Live on Nor...:

A Link Between Worlds at 25% - $10 off is a pretty good sale by Nintendo standards, game is still usually $40 on shelves.

I'll save my money for next week though. Possibly still own all 3 Metroid games - 2 from their Gamecube days - but $10 for the remastered trilogy seems like a must buy.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

@Quorthon "The last Disney Infinity was released as a free download on the Wii U"

I don't think Nitneod cares what anybody else does. I've been railing for over a month how 2 year old single player only Lego City Undercover is still $49.99 in the eShop while other Lego games go for $19.99 and $29.99. And you have to look pretty hard in the eShop to even find LCU. Supposed to be a really fun game, too bad they don't put it on sale w/ all the other Lego games so people can find it, buy it, and play it.

And Disney Infinity being free is complicated. And playing it is compicated as well. It was really an apology to all the Wii owners b/c DI 2.0 didn't come out on Wii. And since there are 120mil Wii in the world and only 9mil Wii U it's likely some of those people who bought DI 1.0 on Wii don't yet own a Wii U. So they spent maybe over $100 on DI on Wii and now don't get DI 2.0. So it was a bone to people who buy a Wii U just to play DI 2.0.

And I bought DI 2.0 in part b/c I DL that 10GB "free" game. The DI 2.0 portal is backwards compatible so that works, but of course none of the figures are so I could get it to run but not play it. I bought 2 DI figures used - Capt Jack and his nemesis-buddy Barborosa thinking I could play it then, but the "adventure" modes are locked behind a little plastic key - which goes used for $10 on eBay - so even w/ the portal AND the figures I still couldn't play the "free" game. So it's not so much a "free" game as a "free transfer" for people who owned 1.0 on Wii and then buy a Wii U for 2.0. Not that you care about any of that, but I've been bidding on that stupid piece on eBay for weeks now, kinda stuck in my craw.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

@Quorthon - "free-to-download Subspace Emissary"

I hope it isn't free, I want a real game if they are going to make SE to compete with Skylanders and DI. Basically a 2D Skylanders w/ all the cut scenes and story that SE had. I just don't think they can adequately do that for free.

What I wouldn't mind for free - and they should have had at launch - is a Wara wara plaza for amiibo - "amiibo plaza" I guess - where all your amiibo would shuffle about and strike a pose and when you clicked on them it would show their level and stuff from SSBU. Pick them up and drop them like the Mii and photo them to share our collections on Miiverse. I can't comprehend having a collectible line of toys without having a digital catalogue of sorts. Skylanders - Spyro's Adventure had a great website when it launched - since abandoned - and you can actually play DI 1 and 2 on PC for free, 2.0 tells you all the characters you have.

Nintendo owns all the parts - NFC Gamepad, amiibo, Miiverse w/ screen capture posts, Wara Wara Plaza and Mii maker - yet hans't made any effort to combine them. Animal Crossing has it's own Wara Wara plaza and AC doesn't even have a Wii U game. I don't get it.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

@Quorthon - Subspace Emissary

Way back when amiibo were announced, and we already knew SSBU would NOT begetting a SE sequel, a spin-off amiibo based SE game seemed a likely candidate. I'd much prefer open world, but seeing as how Nintendo is so 2D focused SE seemed like a sure bet to me. My kids and I probably spent over 100 hours playing it. And the set-up would need minimal tweaking. Give us maybe 6 characters to start so the main story can be completed w/o additional purchase - Skylanders sort of does this - let the rest amiibo unlock.

Besides that I'm still waiting for Pokepark 3. The evolution from P1 to P2 - play as Pikachu, play as Pikachu and 3 others - leads me to think P3 would let you play as Pikachu - heck throw his amibo in the box - and then buy Pokemon amiibo to unlock them. I don't think too many people care abut that series but 2 was a decent game. Even had a more difficult challenge mode after the story. It would be a great way to have a Pokemon game w/o needing to make 700 Pokemon, just limit it to 3 waves - the 18 starters, 18 popular, 18 Legendary. In that order.

If Nintendo wanted to make more money we would get both of those games.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

@BensonUii - Well thats a small part of the problem, big part of the problem - amiibo work on Wii U - 9mil sold, Skylanders and Disney work on

Wii U = 9mil
Wii (though DI 2.0 skipped it) = 120mil
PS3 = 80mil
PS4 = 18mil
Xbx360 = 80mil
X1 = 10mil
total = 327mil vs 9mil (math is probably wrong it's late, sorry)

That's the REAL problem. And adding 3DS support for amiibo really won't help, both DI and Skylanders work on 3DS. I've read all the games are severley gimped on the 3DS, but the figures still work.



rjejr commented on Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Due in Ma...:

@seb5049 - I'm going to have to file that one under - I'll believe it when I see it. I suppose it would actually be easier to just email out a code than link it to a NNID though. Makes me wonder if the code will be console specific, or just buy 1, get 1 free code. I'm sure somebody will try to redeem a code o the wrong console just to see if it works. Guess we'll see.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

@Captain_Gonru - "I've registered multiple copies of the same game a couple times with no issue."

The only reason my wife even has an account is b/c of trying to register multiple copies of MK7, Kid Icarus and NSMB2. Maybe they changed it after that, but I know it wouldn't let me a few years ago.

And the #1 reason why I like console games over handhelds is... well the big screen tv, but #2 is buying 1 copy of a game rather than 2 or 3 for multiplayer. Wii U 2 should allow 4DS to work as 2nd Gamepads in every game, not just SSB5.



rjejr commented on GameStop Cancels European Rosalina amiibo Pre-...:

Do you really use "Scrabble" like that in the UK, or is it meant to be "scramble"?

Rosalina shortage = predictable.

Edit: Condolences to all who get the email, I'm still looking for a $6 Kaos trap for less than $80. (I'm assuming the light and dark packs will resupply eventually.)



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

@Quorthon - Wouldn't help w/ the storage issue, the saves themselves are too small, I just want to be able to easily back them up and not worry about losing all my progress.

My external HD was an HP MyBook. It was way old, 6 or 8 years maybe, and I was afraid it might croak, and it did. Flashing, smoking stinky burning up in flames croakd. Well no actual flames, but burnt enough. HDD was somehow fine though, picked up a new enclosure for about $12 and it's working fine. For now. It's the "for now" part that I lose sleep over. My PS3 HDD had error issues last week, had to reformat that. Fortunately I had all my game saves backed up to a thumbdrive, had been copying them over to my new bedroom PS3, but I lost about 400GB worth of games I need to re-download. PS+ was very generous the past few years.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

@Quorthon - Is it OK if I cross my fingers for cloud saves? I'd be willing to pay $5 per year like the "Pokebank". I've lost game saves twice - faulty Wii U I returned or repair, and an external HDD enclosure failure - so I'm kind of paranoid now. Or at the very least let us back up a save without having to back up the entire 10GB game folder.



rjejr commented on Wii U Games, Likely in Hardware Bundles, Enjoy...:

@Captain_Gonru - I think our different opinions about the games probably has a lot to do with how we play, I only play NL with my wife and kids, it was meant to be a fun family time, so the inclusion of those 1 player games seemed like a waste of real estate in the plaza. I think a sequel would be all multiplayer enabled, even if you could play them alone against bots.

Forgot about the pack-ins but I do think you're right. Been waiting forever for the dual Gamepad support, this could do the trick. People always say it's too expensive to release separately, but I just don't buy it (thats not a pun, just a poor choice of words). Wii Balance board released for 1 game for $79.99 and I think it sold fairly well. Other games used it later but I bet most people only used it for Wii Fit. Get the right collection of mini-games, and dual screen support in Splatoon and Starfox, and it will sell for $79, even if they take a few $ loss on each one sold. BUT more people may buy Wii U, so thats a plus.

Of course I'm STILL waiting for my online board game collection which I envisioned when the Wii U was first announced w/ built in video-chat. I still don't get how they haven't released a mini-game collection of tic-tac-toe, hangman, battleship, checkers, chess - aimed at grandkids playing w/ their grandparents. (They sell actual Mario checkers, chess and Monopoly board games in stores, why not digitally w/ vid-chat?) Considering how many old folk bought Wii just for Sports I bet a few old age homes would get a Wii U for video chat board games. It would have been a much easier concept to market than Nitneod Land's asynchronous gameplay. Sorry, that last part was a bit off topic, but that was always my follow-up game for Wii Play on Wii U, with the so obviously clever name of "Wii Play Together".



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

@Captain_Gonru @Quorthon - There really needs to be a smart device "app", and whatever you want to call those tiles on Wii U and 3DS. I know both systems have a web browser but it would be nice to just click on something and be logged in to fill out surveys, order prizes, register games etc.

Really interested to see what they do about "family" accounts. Everybody is always taking about how easy it is to link a Wii U to a Nintendo Network ID on a 3DS, but what happens when 4 people in 1 household have 4 different 3DS systems but only 1 Wii U? And kids can't have their own Club Nintnedo account, you need to be 12 or 13 or something. I know, my wife set up an account b/c when my kids each received a copy of the same game - which happens a lot on 3DS - we could only register 1 copy on Club Nitnnedo.

So hopefully they figure something out. If it means no family account everybody gets their own based on their NNID, fine as long as its fair and spelled out. Of course it seems fair to me as the Wii U is mine, not sure how my kids will feel about it ;-)



rjejr commented on Splatoon Updates Give More Insight Into Stages...:

@MadAdam81 - Yeah, but those are all racing games. Things which make racing games easier to do online:

1. All start at the same time in the same spot.
2. All follow the same track.
3. No camera control. OK, you can change views, but you can't look around.
4. Nothing is being changed in the world by the player.
5. No communication between the players.

I know SSB has online also, but it's a 2D world w/ no player control changing the background and no need for communication.

In Splatoon people will be starting in different locations, 2 different ides of the playing area, painting the entire world with at least 2 different colors, all while hopefully communicating to other teammates. Thats sounds a lot more complicated, to me at least, than the typical Nintendo online game.



rjejr commented on Flipnote Studio 3D Free Download Details Point...:

@Poketendo - You can still sign up for new accounts until March 31, so I would recommend one of you make their own new account.

"The ability to create a new Club Nintendo account will end on March 31, 2015."

My family has like 2 or 3 accounts, my original one, then I added a kid, then my wife had one, then she added a kid, then we all got united under a family umbrella account. I'm hoping the new loyalty program runs easier, although I'm sure there will be hiccups.



rjejr commented on Splatoon Updates Give More Insight Into Stages...:

@Captain_Gonru - " I've got my fingers crossed that they're putting in work on a quality matchmaking system"

I'm just crossing my fingers that the game works. Been reading so much bad news lately about broken games - Driveclub, AC Unity even LBP3 (mine is broken, I can't create). Online muiltiplayer isn't exactly Nintendo's strong suit, this is so far out of their comfort zone. Unlike those other companies though Nitneod will at least make it work before releasing it. A beta might be smart.

As far as match-making, I'm not too worried about it. How many people who play the popular online FPS games even own a Wii U? And it's not about sniping and camping and killing and head shots, it's about painting large areas, I think it will be a bit of a learning curve for everyone, even @JaxonH feared 7 yr old girls. ;-)



rjejr commented on Splatoon Updates Give More Insight Into Stages...:

@JaxonH - "it's the fun of playing that trumps all else."

Hey look, we finally agree on something without compromise. Guess it had to happen eventually :-)

With all the games you play I can't imagine you spend a lot of time grinding in games like Destiny or COD. Do you play MH online w/ other people? You seem kind of excited about that one.

Oh, and weren't you looking for a new avatar? How about this - kind of a 2 fer 1 ;-)


Or you can pick your own:



rjejr commented on GAME is Selling a 2DS + Mario Kart 7 for £79.99:

@Vineleaf - You think Nintnedo purposely released the new 3DS XL on the same date as 2 high profile games but held back the "new 3DS regular" in the US because they only had enough new 3DS regular for the EU?

I don't know, they sold Gamecube adapters although they didn't have nearly enough to meet demand, they haven't had nearly enough Wii Fit Trainer and Villager amiibo yet sold them, I think you are giving Ntinedo too much credit if you think they are holding something back for fear that their might be low stock.



rjejr commented on Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask Pack DLC and Up...:

@Captain_Gonru - I'm really not at all interested in any of those Sim games, Animal Crossing or otherwise. As for Directs, I still wish last weeks was all about the new 3DS so we could have gotten one in Feb for Mario Maker - my kids wasn't stop talking about it, and Yoshi's Wooly World and Splatoon and XCX and Starfox and Zelda.

There probably won't be a big one when the MK8 DLC comes out - I think they said "late May" - b/c they'll be saving all their ammo for E3 June 16 -18.

Maybe March for Mario, Yoshi, Splatoon, Starfox and Zelda, stuff we already know about, so new stuff, like your ACU game, at E3 :-)



rjejr commented on Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask Pack DLC and Up...:

@Grumblevolcano - I have no idea what the last pack will bring, but all the others have had some good stuff. Only caveat is all the others were $6 each and the last is only $3 (rough guesstitmates).Should be good whatever it is.

Really really wish I hadn't lost my save point and had to start over :-(



rjejr commented on Wii U Games, Likely in Hardware Bundles, Enjoy...:

@Captain_Gonru - I'ld like half a Ntinedo Land sequel, the multiplayer half. I really have no use for those "app-like" minigames of flying the balloon, motion driving, moving the minecart in the DK like level. Pikmin and Zelda are fun. And the vs games with the ghost and find Mario and the Animal Crossing fruit were good too, but we're more about the co-op.

I suspect we'll have another, Play had a couple on Wii, and Sports had Resort. And I suspect they didn't code the oringal w/ DLC in mind, so we haven't gotten any. Next one will come in parts, like Home on PS3.

I do hope they add amiibo support, even if only in the plaza. And we should be able to re-arrange all that stuff we win which plops down out of the machine. Almost inconceivable we don't get a sequel. Maybe even Christmas 2015. :-)



rjejr commented on GAME is Selling a 2DS + Mario Kart 7 for £79.99:

@HandheldGuru97 - "A lot of people having trying to use the 2DS as one of the main points why the USA isn't getting the New 3DS Standard"

i wish I could find some other people, I feel like I'm the only 1 saying the 2DS is to blame :-)

"but yet fail to mention Europe or Australasia which have both the 2DS and New 3DS Standard.."

I have noticed people who use Eruope and Australia reasoning for 2DS NOT being a factor fail to mention that Japan never got the 2DS, so Nintendo isn't above having different consoles in different regions. Maybe the US will get the regular "new" 3DS when Japan gets the 2DS? ;-)



rjejr commented on GAME is Selling a 2DS + Mario Kart 7 for £79.99:

@AVahne - I don't know why, you'd have to ask Reggie.

BTW, I never said it was a great reason, only that 2DS was probably part of Ntindo's thinking. The 2DS, and the new 3DS releasing 7 weeks after Christmas when a lot of kids and teens and even adults aren't buying themselves new $150 gifts. So they wait for summer to release the new 3DS regular aimed at kids. Or maybe late spring for graduation gifts?

Feb just isn't the time for a new console. you think they would have learned that releasing the original 3DS in March but it didn't sell until fall after the price cut and some good games.



rjejr commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

@sinalefa - I'm 90 points away from Plat, a few more surveys and Kirby's Curse should get me there I think. Oh, and the Pushmo games on sale for my kids this week. Really need to remember to buy those.

One thing I hope they do w/ the new program - make the SIGN IN button really big, and the sign UP button really small. I only signed up once but sign in at least twice a month, why so small?

OK, going to go to fill in many surveys now, later.

EDIT - OOPS, did everybody know this part? No Kirby for us. Still a day 1 buy though.

"1/20/2015 - Products released after this date are not eligible for registration with Club Nintendo"



rjejr commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

@sinalefa - Yeah, I was really bummed to see this, but this part - "alternative loyalty programme later in 2015" - made me happy. Right now it is difficult keeping it all straight and tied together in the family plan, which is basically my own account and my wife's account and we each have 1 kid b/c you can't register the same game twice. 1 family account that actually runs smothly would be nice.

Hopefully it will be a combination Club Nitnedo - DDP and it will work via an app on the Wii U and 3DS and then later on smartphones and tablets.

Guess we'll see in the summer?



rjejr commented on Splatoon Updates Give More Insight Into Stages...:

I dont ever play online or shooters, certainly not FPS games, but this one is day one.

Hope they have a pre-release offline demo so I can practice a little before the full game comes out, I'm going to get so destroyed.



rjejr commented on Hyrule Warriors Majora's Mask Pack DLC and Up...:

"Updated Junk Store – "Skills Cancellation," "Skills Advice," and "Weapons Sale" added"

If the updated weapons sale means we can sell weapons whenever we want, not just when we get a new one and have 10, I'm happy right there.

Next update is "Boss battle mode" should be interesting.

Only 4 or 5 more moths until the last MK8 DLC pack ;-)



rjejr commented on GAME is Selling a 2DS + Mario Kart 7 for £79.99:

Funny how that long Talking Point a couple of days ago about the new 3DS failed to mention the 2DS at all, but the new 3DS shows up in the very first sentence of the 2DS news post. ;-)

"Though the New Nintendo 3DS is now just a few weeks away"

The second sentence also goes a long way towards solving the "baffling" mystery of why no "new 3DS" in the US:

"The 2DS - with its tablet design and 2D-only screen - is targeted at young children, or those that fancy a change from Nintendo's clamshell systems."

Maybe if this post had been written first there would have been no mystery to solve. Zoinks!



rjejr commented on Wii U Games, Likely in Hardware Bundles, Enjoy...:

"it's been sold at budget prices standalone for over a year, so sales of the software alone are rather unlikely to have prompted this surge."

Nintendo must be shocked to find out games sell at lower prices, since they seem to think the only way to sell is a game is to keep it at full price for 3 years before they decide to introduce their budget line.

I'm sure bundles were a lot of it's sales - and I don't even know if you can buy a Wii U without NL in the UK - but people who got a Wii U for Christmas without the game would be looking for more games, and cheap ones would get purchased after the holidays.

Probably a little of both.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

@Rocky2418 - EU having the 2DS may be a reason for the US to also get new 3DS, but I don't see it as a reason for the 2DS not being a factor in NOA deciding not to bring the new 3DS here right now. Japan has the 3DS and 3DS LL but they havent gotten the 2DS yet. Japan and EU have 3DS and 3DS XL, US and EU have 2DS and new 3DS XL.

I dont know the final reason why the US isnt getting the new 3DS Feb 13, but I feel confident 2DS was a factor. Not the only factor, maybe not even a huge factor, but if there were no 2DS there would be a new 3DS, so its a factor, and it was never even hinted at in the article, which I found odd.