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Mon 9th July, 2012

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RupeeClock commented on Discontinued amiibo Figures Could Be Released ...:

At long as the cards are a fair price and readily available, this sort of tactic would substantially raise the value and demand for the actual figurines.

Having a Little Mac Amiibo card wouldn't quite be the same as a figurine, but you have to admit, collecting all the Amiibo cards themselves, is an attractive concept.
If they decide to sell packs of 5 random cards, people can buy a few packs and trade to complete their sets.

Geeeez Nintendo are really tapping into this collectable and cosmetic market lately with 3DS home themes and home badges, now Amiibo cards?



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo Download: 18th December (Europe):

Oh goody, there's started doing theme bundles now?

That Sonic Boom theme bundle sounds wrong though, the themes already released were clearly Sonic Adventure 1/2 based, Sonic Boom doesn't even have Chao.



RupeeClock commented on 3DS System Update 9.4.0-21 Brings a Whole New ...:

In all seriousness I wonder if this addresses the freezing issue I found in Smash Bros.
It may be a side effect of the home menu trick used to buffer the rewards roulette, but I've had the game freeze twice during round 5 - fighting mii team, when a devastating blow is struck, such as a player caught an in explosion or two miis struck by a home run bat at once.



RupeeClock commented on 3DS System Update 9.3.0-21 Introduces a Shuffl...:

@AVahne You can, but only if a community exists, and also only if the community allows it.
No such luck for Pokémon ORAS for example.

It would also just be nice to save screenshots of games without having to upload something to Miiverse and be online all the time. At least you can save up to 3 posts whilst offline.



RupeeClock commented on 3DS System Update 9.3.0-21 Introduces a Shuffl...:

I updated my New 3DS XL, and I can confirm that this adds in a new Amiibo settings menu item to the home menu, under the same place you adjust brightness, select themes, toggle wireless communications.
It also appears to add a link to the eShop alongside the system settings link, which is nice.



RupeeClock commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

Well it's certainly true that they had a focus on family entertainment for the Wii, with accessible motion based games such as the Wii Sports and Wii Fit series, plus more appealing titles for older demographics like Brain Age, Picross, etc.
They still maintain these franchises too, despite shifting the focus back to core games.



RupeeClock commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:

@LeeGarbutt At that time Nintendo were still wayfinding and were lead by the entrepreneur business man Hiroshi Yamauchi, the company has since been lead by people who helped developed their hit software titles and shape the company we have today.
NIntendo's previous president did not actually have all that much input in their own export, unlike Satoru Iwata.

This whole article seemed founded on the notion that dedicated handheld gaming experiences are in serious danger of falling to the mobile industry, but I simply do not think that is the case.
Avid gamers and many consumers know that most mobile titles are time-sinks they can add to their phone, whilst more in-depth and content value experiences are found on a dedicated gaming device, and I do not think it was the case that people retired from dedicated devices to opt for smaller experiences, I think it's the case that everyone got a hold of smart phones in some capacity.
A smart phone is something that most everyone has making it one of the most lucrative and potential markets to develop software for.
This advantage simply would not apply to a Nintendo made phone with exclusive software, because that requires buying the dedicated Nintendo phone. The N-Gage and the Xperia Play had much the same issue.



RupeeClock commented on Mario & Donkey Kong Double Set and Nintendo Po...:

The design packaging makes it as clear as possible that you're getting a download version, but honestly that limits the appeal of the packaging itself.
On the other hand, it's there to stop people from accidentally buying a "physical" product.

This is pretty inane if you ask me, just make download cards that themselves are so nice that you wouldn't wanna dispose of them, like actual trinkets that also happen to hold a download code.



RupeeClock commented on Weirdness: A Fox amiibo Placed Rather Well in ...:

If I'm not mistaken, an Amiibo also develops stat growth akin to equipping custom equipment. I don't know if these factor in when customizations are disabled or not, but if they do then the Amiibo may have had an unfair statistical advantage.



RupeeClock commented on Cubic Ninja Sales Spike Following Announcement...:

Pokémon ORAS already went gold, and all the manufactured game cartridges couldn't possibly include a firmware later than 9.2, it might only have 9.0.
The most they can do is release a firmware needed to access the eShop, then to download a patch needed for online play.
That would be one way to force players to update, if they value the online play. They could probably do it for Smash Bros too, and likely will with the anticipated v1.04 balance patch.



RupeeClock commented on Pokémon Star Pikachu Is Getting His Own GameC...:

@SilentHunter382 The real question is, why not release a Gamecube controller shaped Wii U Pro Controller? Seriously.

In any case I'm all for the Gamecube USB adapter, since it removes the wireless latency and provides a wired connector for the least latency. It's actually a big deal in fighting games when split-second timing can decide the outcome of a match.



RupeeClock commented on Video: How Much Faster Is The New Nintendo 3DS?:

@Of_Folsense It can definitely depend on how much data is on your SD card, or the SD card itself.

With all the music, photos, screenshots, streetpass and spotpass data, downloaded games and miscellaneous stuff on my 3DS XL SD card, it CAN take quite a while to do some things.



RupeeClock commented on Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley Heading to PAL R...:

It's Harvest Moon in name only, and has nothing to do with the actual Harvest Moon series of games developed by Marvelous AQL.

Natsume have previously published the games without developing them. They are for some reason developing this game and calling it Harvest Moon when it actually is not.
The real next installment of Harvest Moon by Marvelous AQL is Story of Seasons.



RupeeClock commented on Game Freak Confirms That The Pokémon Stadium ...:

Let's be honest, it's taxing enough for them to have modelled and animated 721 Pokémon, not including different formes, gender differences and mega evolutions, just for the mainstay 3DS installments.

To do this all over for an HD Wii U title would probably be so expensive and such a risk just for a battle system, that they'd be in the red just for trying, and the sales would most likely not be enough.



RupeeClock commented on Now You Can Gawk at New Nintendo 3DS Demo Unit...:

You'd better believe I'm excited, I'm already researching how to import one of the Australian New 3DS systems that launches November 21st.

The two sites I'm keeping an eye on right now are, and which is the sister site to