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Mon 23rd June, 2008

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rjejr commented on Video: Aqua Moto Racing Utopia Footage Breaks ...:

@Nintenjoe64 - I bought a Shauwn White snowboarding game on Wii looong ago and it was fun to ride the balance board. I would have bought Sonic and Mario at the Winter Olympics day 1 if it had board support. Not sure I could see it working to well with a jetski game but HD snowboarding is way overdue. Wii Fit U has a few fun games but its not enough for me to change the batteries.

As for this - I like the realistic backgrounds and I like the cartoon cell shaded riders but I do not like them together, too jarring a juxtaposition.



rjejr commented on Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule War...:

@WanderingPB - "i had to look up what those packs entail"

Yeah, and I depend on you and others on here to tell me what's what, but the rest of the HW playing world shouldn't be so dependent on us, there's plenty of room on the eShop to list what's in the $20 Hero pack. Not the specifics, just 2 of those, 1 of these, 3 of the other thing, stuff like that. They did at least break it out w/ the dates so people can know when to expect it, Miiverse had people looking for stuff today. This game is the most I've ever used Miiverse.



rjejr commented on Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule War...:

@WanderingPB - " If u click on it it will break it down for u."

For $19.99 they need to break it out in the eShop. Listing the 4 packs doesn't do anywhere near enough to tell you what you are getting for your money. If they list it all people would probably be a lot quicker to purchase it.



rjejr commented on Naughty German Retailer Breaks Super Smash Bro...:

Since nobody mentioned it -

Ever consider this is b/c Nitneodo's has weird release dates when pretty much every other game that releases comes out on Tuesday (in the US)? People getting paid minimum wage to work the electronics section who don't care about vidoe games just put stuff out on Tue with the rest of them. W/ all the millions of retail stores all over the planet it's bound to happen. Would probably happen even w/ a normal Tuesday release date but I bet it happens more w /Nintnedos odd days.

Not blaming the victim, Nintnedo should be able to release games on whatever day they want, but it's a reason if not an excuse for sloppy work.



rjejr commented on Master Quest DLC Details Emerge for Hyrule War...:

I think somebody resents being bottle fed as a baby ;-)

"pre-ordering all four planning DLC packs"

Does the EU or UK show 4 packs yet, the US still only has 1 $19.99 Hero Pack last I checked late last night. I'm not complaining, just wondering, I'll be purchasing it as soon as I pick up an eShop card. Epona sold me.

Not sure how the curvy one will play, looks like Impa who's a bit too slow and Benkei for my tastes, so far the Sheik is the most fun, it's like every button combo is a new move and she's Yoshitsune fast (Genji on PS2 was a great game, PS3 giant crab fiasco is erased from my mind.)



rjejr commented on Wii U System Update 5.2.0 Brings Folders, New ...:

Guess Im the only one happy to see the Download Management icon on the bottom of the screen? It always bugged me that they had the exact same row of icons in 2 places except for that 1.

Can't say I'll use folders but its good to cross if off the list of things 3DS has that Wii U doesnt.

Now about those themes... hopefully NINTENDO makes them buy once run both places. I know they are only $1 but it would be a nice touch towards bring the 2 systems closer together.



rjejr commented on Video: Japanese Commercial For New 3DS Highlig...:

@Porky - On face value I would say b/c they are aiming the 3DS at kids and tweens - notice how Japan never got the 2DS aimed at kids in the west - and the XL is for teens and adults. Even the face buttons are kid colored friendly on the 3DS but grey in the LL.

When the new 3DS was announced the biggest addition to me was the built-in NFC for the amiibo, but considering how few games there are on 3DS - namely 1, SSB for 3DS - which currently doesn't support amiibo - I guess the only thing they really have to sell the new 3DS on is changeable faceplates. So I guess the LL will never get a commercial.

Overall the commerical is a hit, and I know the japanese are collection happy, but having a new 3DS w/ improved insides only to market it with new covers seems a waste. They could have just made these plates into covers for the old 3DS. Though I realize nobody would buy a new 3DS then since covers seems to be it's main selling point. It's only 1 in this commercial. I guess that's why they didn't bother coming up w/ a better name.



rjejr commented on Hyrule Warriors Horses Around with Epona in Ma...:

@Spoony_Tech - Dark Link does look cool but Im in no rush. I burst out laughing filling out the Club Nintendo survey when they asked if I bought the game to get the Ganon skins. I wanted to write - "Yeah thats it, I spent $65 to get 2 free costumes." ;-) I did fill out the survey to get the free skins, but I bought the game to play the game, I dont care about the skins.

@WanderingPB - Yeah I figured that was you on Miiverse w/ your LOL, most people who replies to me are usually less kind ;-)

I was surprised to see PolarBear though, based on your avatar I always assumed PB stood for PaBloPicasso. The Wandering Pablo Picasso would make a great beatnik novel. Strange but true.

As for the season pass, do you really think its an entire new adventure map, I read it all and thought they just meant 1 more square on the board. Even a smaller map of 10 squares each and it would be an easy decision to purchase.



rjejr commented on Video: This Hyrule Warriors Launch Trailer Aim...:

@Captain_Gonru - "To be fair to the Target cashier, the register wouldn't have let it go through. I assume one of their brain surgeons put it on the floor early?"

The cashier told me she put it on the floor and in the case. I bought mine at Kmart b/c I carry a grudge. Not b/c the cash register wouldnt put it thru, but b/c they had it out there, and I had to wait for someone to get the key to unlock it, then wait for the cashier to ring it up to tel me she coudln't sell it to me. Which is still better than Kmart Friday morning where nobody works in elctronics - Friday is Fred's day off - I was told, so I looke daroun dfo rawhile, go tsomebody who got somebody who called somebody who go tth emanager to bring the game out of the back. They had 7 copies, the Kmart website said OOS.

Target may be circling the drain but Kmart is way way down there in the sludge. ;-)



rjejr commented on Limited GameCube Controller Edition of Super S...:

@WanderingPB - RE: amiibo - Lots and lots of wishful thinking, but thanks, I can't carry the load all by myself. :-)

I'm guessing B2 gets some advertising closer to release, it's still a month away in the US, it's all about HW right now, which got a 2 page front spread in Gameinfomer magazine and a tv spot. I wish they would do an in-your-face "Hey Gamers, you want games, U got games = 2 action-packed Wii U exclusives HW and B2" and circulate that among the gaming mags and websites. Bayoneta has a cult following, and so do the warriors games. They'll probably spend all their money on SSB U though, if it ever gets a date ;-)



rjejr commented on You'll Definitely Want to Try Out Stealth Inc ...:

@JaxonH - You can't promote both the difficult DKC:TF and the fun that is level building in Pushmo, how am I supposed to typecast you ;-)

My kids are currently busy playing HW, smashing is better than building when you're a boy, and then they'll get to smash some more starting Friday, so not sure when they would actually play Pushmo, but it could make a good Hanukkah present :-)

BTW, is there a big difference between 3DS and Wii U versions? Are you recommending one over the other?



rjejr commented on Hyrule Warriors Horses Around with Epona in Ma...:

@WanderingPB - But the Hero pack season pass consists of 4 packs that are sold separably. My kids aren't big fans of "skins" so we were just going to buy the $5 pack w/ the 2 new game modes.

SSB U and CT:TT are never getting release dates, they are just going to be on store shelves some day in 2014. 4 days until Oct, at that point naythig ncomin gout n 2014 should have date, not "holiday' or "winter". Though when we finally get dates I'll have to change my avatar again, Mitch Miller is mocking the current release dates. :-)



rjejr commented on Limited GameCube Controller Edition of Super S...:

For everybody complaining, as the article clearly states -

"The bundle was announced a while ago, but this is the first image we have of the item,"

According to Amazon I added this to my wish llst Sunday but it is possible the box art is new, I only recall the game box art before now.

They should re-release MK8 w/ that amiibo sticker on it adn mentioning all the DLC on the back. Or at least an amiibo sticker. And whoever said i tabove, yeah add an amiibo into this box.

We have a Pro U, a Wii Pro and several Wiimote-nunchuck sets so I don't think we need this. If Nintnedo wanted us to use Gmaecube controllers on the Wii U then they should have left the connectors in like the Wii had.



rjejr commented on You'll Definitely Want to Try Out Stealth Inc ...:

@jariw - No, I think that's too much puzzle, not enough platforming for them. And not platformng in the traditional sense, just platforming as in building a level. They love making levels in "Granny in Paradise" which is just a 1 screen puzzle game. To me it's not even a game. "Age of Booty" is a good game w/ a level editor. I have $10 credit on eShop b/c I bough HW on disc maybe we should at least get the eShop version. Or Just buy the HW $19.99 season pass. :-)

@SKTTR - My kids bought a game b/c they were told it would have a level editor. There are laws against "bait and switch". And I wouldn't call it resentful, I'ld call it learning from our mistakes. Anybody can say anything about a game that will be included after it releases. I should thank Two Tribes for teaching my kids a lesson about disappointment.



rjejr commented on You'll Definitely Want to Try Out Stealth Inc ...:

Speaking of level editors, any word on SSB U having one or not?

My kids love making stuff in level editors - they're still bummed about the Toki Tori 2 lie - so if this is actually in the game maybe we'll pick it up. They can't wait for Mario Maker.



rjejr commented on Video: This Hyrule Warriors Launch Trailer Aim...:

Got ours at Kmart, kids are playing it now. What an ordeal though, the videogame guy is off on Fridays, game wasnt out, somebody got on the phone to call someone else who finally showed up with 6 copies of the game in hand. Got my $13 of Kmart credit points but I really need to stop shopping there.



rjejr commented on Video: This Hyrule Warriors Launch Trailer Aim...:

The elusive HW. On my way to Kmart or Sears to buy it now but both websites don't have it listed at all, WW HD comes up instead. Target cashier had it in hand yesterday but wouldn't sell it to me. The search continues...



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 25th September (North America):

@IceClimbers - Midnight it is. Would be really cool if I could wake up tomorrow to an installed game. 8GB might take almost as long to install as DL.

@SetupDisk - Yeah, thats why I just walked away w/o saying a word. Put me in a REALLY bad mood though for about an hour, it would have been great to surprise my kid with it today. Which is why Ill be trying to DL the 8GB at midnight tonight even though I would prefer disc.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 25th September (North America):

Just an update FYI to 1 of my earlier posts -

The NA eShop on Wii U now reads "Midnight tonight' for Hyrule Warriors, as opposed to "Mdinight 9/26" which it said earlier this morning. So I'm guessing that means where ever in the US you live at midnight tonight in your location it should be available to DL. Which is what t seems like I'll be doing.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 25th September (North America):

@ZenTurtle - Since you asked... I may DL Hyrule Warriors tonight b/c I have $10 in eShop credit from DDP and Ill earn another $6 buying it, which Ill then use for Armillo and Sword and Soldiers. Plus its for my kids who arent allowed to put discs into and out of my Wii U so it will be there when they want it. But if the cashier at Target would have sold it to me when she scanned it I would have bought retail so normally I agree with you, disc is better.

Anybody know if the DL version of HW comes with a digital manual? @ThomasBW84

Oh nevermind, found it online PDF so it must be in the game.

Heres a link to the HW manual if anybody wants a heads up, its bottom right:



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 25th September (North America):

@UltraLaserTen @Grumblevolcano - Well thanks you 2 for the conflicting information ;-)

Just got back from Target. They had HW in the case w/ one of those attached game cases in front. It had the HW $59.99 sticker on the shelf. I asked for help and somebody came and got me out the 1 copy for the locked up case. Scanned it and it showed tomorrows date so no go. I then walked over to the Skylanders section where they had a 3DS Trap Team box out. Brought that to the same cashier and she said "I didn't put that out" meaning she had put the 2 HW games in the case. It scanned Oct 5. So I wont be buying it at Target now. I appreciate them not breaking the street day, but you can't put i tout in the case w/ the price stickered on the shelf the day before and not sell it to someone at the cash register.



rjejr commented on Video: See the B Dasher Tear it Up in This Mar...:

Nice vid but really just more of the same, another Mario kart in a Mario Kart game.

What I'ld like to know is when are we going to see the amiibo in action? amiibo are supposedly coming out Nov 21 w/ support for 5 games and MK8 is currently not only the only game out but the only game that even has a release date. And the only game we've actually seen any amiibo gameplay footage is SSB for U, not even SSB for 3DS. If Nintendo wants to sell these as NFC characters, and not just collector items this holiday, they need to show some game play.

A 5 minute trailer and only 1 game has shown gameplay.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 25th September (North America):

@sinalefa - Yeah, I'm leaning towards buying armillo on your say so despite the tremendously awful looking graphics, but now I'm thinking about DL HW and not getting armillo.

Anybody in the US know how the DL times work? eShop says midnight 9/26. I'll give Nintendo the benefit of the doubt and say that's Thursday night into Friday morning, but is it midnight in every time zone or just west coast Reggie time? I'll stay up until midnight and start the 2 hour DL, but I'm not staying up until 3AM and would just go shopping in the morning.

If anybody knows how I can pre-order it on eShop right now and have it DL over night that would solve all my problems. If I can pay now for DLC that isnt coming out until next May 2015 why can't I pay for a game that comes out at midnight tonight?



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 25th September (North America):

Picking up HW at retail somewhere tomorrow, wherever I can find it first.

Is here any reason to pick it up as a download besides the 10% DDP? I'm pretty sure the Ganandorf skins are any purchase registered on Club Ntntendo, and some retailers have their own skins - really annoying, what does the download offer besides a 2 hour wait for the 8GB DL?



rjejr commented on Wii U Version of Watch Dogs to Miss Out on DLC:

Just in case anybody needs more reason not to buy this game from Ubi - this releases on Wii U about 10 days after the 2 - not 1 but 2 - Assassins Creed games Unity and Rogue release on both last gen and current gen systems. So anybody who did buy AC3 and AC4 can not continue the story on their Wii U as AC5a or AC5b.

And Ubi has that slap in the face tag-line:

"Make History on ANY Console"

Well any console that isn't Wii U. Oh, Wii U is listed on the bottom of the page though just in case the headline isn't insulting enough.

So don't buy W_D on Wii U, b/c I guarantee there will be a W_D 2, but it will not be on Wii U.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Direct: New Nintendo 3DS Models Comin...:

@UnseatingKDawg - B/c if they release the "new" 3DS in the US now then how are they going to sell all these new old 3DS which are on sale this week?

Walmart listing w/ old 3DS as "new"

Target listing old 3DS as "new" (sorry, it's on page 14, can't link directly)

I'm sure the US will get the new "new" 3DS as soon as retailers run out of stock of the old model ;-) Though if it comes out too soon after Christmas that's really going to suck for just about everyone who gets one of these new old models for Christmas :-( So my money is on March.



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. Continues Chart Domination i...:

@Gerbwmu - "Is it a typo that Destiny sold the same amount of units for 2 weeks for PS3 and PS4?"

Yeah, I was wondering that as well, figured either it's a typo or the 1st weeks numbers were combined for the 2 systems.

4. [PS3] Destiny – 18,396 (104,291)

6. [PS4] Destiny – 13,014 (104,291)

You want to take a crack at that @ThomasBW84



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. Continues Chart Domination i...:

@Peach64 - "but to give it's new console some credibility with hardcore gamers,"

Who are all playing Destiny this week. ;-)

Bayonetta 2 was announced 2 years ago - Sept 2012 - when Nintendo was trying to change its image from Wii casual gamers playing sports and Just Dance games to Wii U hardcore gamers with Batman, Mass Effect, Darksiders, Assassins Creed and Bayonetta 2. Wii U really did try to launch to gamers.

I think that message lasted all of 6 months, as the games coming out on Wii U now are 2D side scrollers like Yoshi and Kirby and 3D puzzler Captain Toad.

I'm not saying the hardcore ever cared enough about Nintendo's new console to feel betrayed, but they are all playing Destiny and GTA on other systems, the marketing to the hardcore didn't stick. What hardcore gamer is going to buy a Wii U now w/ it's almost total lack of 3rd party support?



rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. Continues Chart Domination i...:

@Saizo - Wouldn't happen to have the install base numbers would you? I suppose being behind X360 on anything in Japan is just plain bad, but PS3 probably had 10x the install base when B1 released as Wii U does now?

Anybody know how B1 released in Japan w/ B2 - on disc, DL only, did they even get it? Maybe releasing B2 so close to SSB for 3DS wasn't the best timing?

How does B2 compare to week 1 W101 sales? (Unfortunately I don't think the Wii U install base has grown all that much over the past year.)

Guess I just don't see 3rd place as being bad, what would a "realistic" good number have been? If they were expecting 50k then this is sort of bad, if they were expecting 500k then this is really bad. At least Wii U got a slight bump going up against everything else out there.

Week after everybody is playing Destiny probably didn't help either, 2 completely totally different games I know, but alot of overlap in purchasers probably.

3DS LL sold 35k in 1 week!! Doesn't anybody in Japan read Nintendo Life, they are getting the new model in like 3 weeks? Now I'm curious to see if the "new" models will even get a bump at launch?



rjejr commented on Nintendo Direct: New Nintendo 3DS Models Comin...:

Comments on the ND and my first real look at the "new" 3DS -

They talked about amiibo on "new" 3DS - NFC to me is a big addition - but showed squat, zip, zero, nothing game play wise on the new 3DS. He even said it would be added later to SSB for 3DS. So amiibo are coming, and NFC is built in to "new" 3DS, but there isn't any gameplay being shown yet. hmm...

Why make Xenoblade Chronicles the poster boy for what the "new" 3DS can do when it looks like dreck compared to the Wii version? And MH4U looks so much better as well, even on the "old" "original" or is it just plain "3DS" now?

"New" has to go. A side effect of naming the new system "new" that Nintendo probably didn't put a lot of thought into is what do we call the current model? At least when Apple named the 3rd edition "new" iPad it had iPad 2 as buffer between iPad and new iPad.

I like that they moved Start and Select to their Gamepad locations for consistency. Also several other modifications so it looks like they were really trying to improve the overall experience. I like the new sound slider location as well but admittedly I have a thing for symmetry.

Wow, that new 3D effect is pretty impressive. I always had a problem w/ that 3D effect being so hard to keep in focus but if that video is anything to go by they've really improved it a lot.

I predict US version will come w/ a charger, so no worries there. :-)

Next years birthday present decided a year early, easiest decision ever. Glad I waited.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Direct: New Nintendo 3DS Models Comin...:

@Drawdler - Thanks, didnt know the date, was honestly asking, would have made sense to release on the same date, would have made up a little for you guys waiting 6 weekes for the game. Would be a good amiibo date though. Have we ever actually seen amiibo in the the 3DS SSB? I dont recall any, need to go look.