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Mon 9th Jul 2012

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RupeeClock commented on Splatoon and Mega Yarn Yoshi amiibo Included i...:

It looks like something's up with the outgoing link? It did look like Nintendo UK store links were getting auto-converted to affiliate links in articles or comments.

But yeah, very glad that there's new 3DS cover plates coming out, especially nice ones at that.

Seeing a standalone inkling squid is also very hopefully for collectors.



RupeeClock commented on Guide: The Best Black Friday Nintendo Deals in...:

Black Friday is something that comes after Thanksgiving, the last Thursday of November in America.

I can't remember exactly but it has something to do with marking profits in black pen, you can always just google the meaning of Black Friday.
It's become fashionable to have Black Friday in more than just America lately. There's also Cyber Monday which became a new thing on the Monday following the Black Friday.



RupeeClock commented on Guide: The Best Black Friday Nintendo Deals in...:

Seems like the affiliate link for those Official Nintendo UK store entries isn't working quite right? I just get a link that doesn't do its job if i left-click the link instead of middle clicking it.

Does that mean Nintendolife has an affiliate scheme with Nintendo UK Store? I certainly wouldn't mind using that to help fund Nintendolife, I buy stuff from there all the time.



RupeeClock commented on Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival Has Modest Im...:

Pokémon Rumble World being just a retail release of an already available digital title, it's not surprising that the sales aren't amazing.

Amiibo festival having such poor sales is not surprising at all, I feel that the amiibo line will be the saving grace of the game, but the actual game itself has extremely limited appeal (to the point you might call it a non-game).

I'm inclined to agree, this'll hopefully get the message to Nintendo that far too many spin-offs that don't deliver the same level of content or gameplay as core entries in established franchises, isn't the way to go.
There's always a place for them but they shipped way too many this holiday season, and even opted for some in the worst circumstances.
Metroid Federation Force for example, worst thing to have done when there's demand for a new Metroid.
Amiibo Festival was also a poor choice when the Wii U still lacks a core Animal Crossing Title. The same cannot be said of the 3DS, where Happy Home Designer is easily complementary to the wildly successfully New Leaf.



RupeeClock commented on Video: Hands On With The Revo K101 Plus, The U...:

Sexy looking device! I'm even a little tempted now.
Although the GPD-XD is more a priority due to the range of systems it can play, admittedly it wouldn't play my original games though.

What do the X and Y buttons do though? The GBA never had these, and they don't look like they'd be featured on the named devices emulated, which I guess are emulated in GBA mode.



RupeeClock commented on The NES Joins The High Definition Era With Thi...:

Nintendo's in the bad habit of replicating poor display outputs for older systems, I wish they wouldn't do that.
It's a big reason why I don't like using their VC software, along with the lack of button remapping (at least on 3DS)



RupeeClock commented on Shigesato Itoi Explains, Once Again, Why Mothe...:

Even if new entries won't be made, it would always be lovely to see more love given to the three core entries.

No reason they can't be remade for a new generation, or at least enhanced ports. There were GBA ports of Mother 1 + 2 after all.
But above all else, an official localization or western release of Mother 3, for sure.



RupeeClock commented on Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival and Mario Ten...:

Amiibo festival is gonna be the case where the amiibo will sell, the game will not.
They're nice figurines but the game isn't justified. It'll really help to sell Isabelle and Digby separately in the future just like Chibi-Robo.



RupeeClock commented on ​Hardware Review: Gamepad Digital GPD XD:

I've seen someone playing one in the wild, they were emulating Pokémon Heart Gold or Soul Silver and were in the Kanto region.
They were playing that very comfortably and even using fast forward.

This video review has a good section showing off Dreamcast emulation.
I wasn't too sure if it was running at sub-60fps or if the game did happen to run at 30fps anyway, not familiar with Dreamcast framerates.



RupeeClock commented on ​Hardware Review: Gamepad Digital GPD XD:

I've had my eye on this thing for a while and am eager to get one, maybe for Christmas if I'm lucky.
I reckon it's worth mentioning that Geekbuying currently has the 32gb model listed at $169, or £114, in a deal for the next 6 days.
If this weren't on my Christmas wishlist I'd be buying this right now.



RupeeClock commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:

It's not clear if Nintendo did this because of a perceived backlash from a different demographic, or because of regulations imposed by a body such as the ESRB or PEGI.

Still, it's a shame when any sort of features get removed in localization.



RupeeClock commented on Poll: Did The Nintendo Direct Comeback Fire on...:

Directs are all about their content, and there's no disputing that November's Direct had far, FAR better content than the disastrous E3 Digital Event.

I think they took on board how ill-received that was and kept it all in mind.