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Sakura

Sakura

FC 1633-4173-1234

Female, United Kingdom

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Sakura

#2

Sakura commented on Weirdness: Nintendo Wins More Great Publicity ...:

Isn't there anyone in tabloid journalism who believes that people can take responsibility for themselves instead of being force-fed a cart load of Nanny-State-driven manure? Hey, numpties, I can work out all on my own when I need to be careful...sheesh... It was the Daily Mail though - you lose about 35 IQ points just for picking it up so guess they're targeting their readership.

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#3

Sakura commented on Feature: 12 Days of Nintendo Christmas - Day Six:

I like the "Swannas swimming".

Some of the enforced festive schmaltz on Channel 5 this afternoon has left me feeling a tad cynical so "Eight executives mercilessly a-milking successful franchises, producing game after game and many merchandise tie-ins in a shameless heist on wallets". Hmm. Not quite pithy enough - "Eight execs a-milking". Not saying that I don't like this because Nintendo have franchises that deserve many games and much merchandise. Remember that video of Link continuously opening chests until he collapses, though? Maybe there's room for a little skepticism ;)?

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#10

Sakura commented on Mario Kart 8 Starting Grid T-Shirt Accelerates...:

Say's it's unisex so I'm guessing that's why it looks a bit odd on the poor model, probably some bod in the office! Would be better to choose a fit - male or female. Need to take into consideration the different sticky-outy bits. The printed design is quite nice though.

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#13

Sakura commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

Nintendo usually has high standards in terms of providing fun and good-value experiences for consumers so it would be disappointing to find that the potential of Amiibo promised is not eventually fulfilled with "proper" compatibility across multiple (3?) games for each figure. Nintendo does often deliver (except for those Eu special Miis - not forgotten, Nintendo!). I'll be happier when I know exactly what I'm getting so will look out for updated info.

Wouldn't surprise me though to find that someone is already thinking of a way to make an app to store and transfer (even compile?) amiibo data on pc or phone, perhaps thinking of using the 3DS adapter or another NFC device. Would be better if Nintendo got there first perhaps so we don't have a Mario Amiibo showing up as Link or whomever in a game.

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#14

Sakura commented on Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data L...:

So, an Amiibo will basically go with one game but provide a few extra benefits in others. That's a consumerist business model and consumers will ultimately decide whether it's worth it. Will they bought just as figures by some collectors or as gifts for relatives?

Just to clarify, could the WiiU store the data instead of simply wiping it so that it could be re-transferred to the Amiibo as more compatible games are released? Could that work?

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#15

Sakura commented on Nintendo Aiming To Create A Stronger Bond With...:

Hey Nintendo, you can't even manage to release special miis in the EU! Why the hell should we believe there will be any more support for this mii application? I know I keep going on about it, but you keep doing nothing about it!

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#18

Sakura commented on Nintendo of Europe Distributes Free Halloween ...:

On the Nintendo website (UK), under account information there are 3 newsletters that can be signed up for - Nintendo, product and parents. I got a code and was signed up to Nintendo and Products. Husband didn't get a code and is signed up to just Nintendo. Don't know if that makes any difference or not. We've changed his preferences, so we'll see.

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#19

Sakura commented on Nintendo of Europe Distributes Free Halloween ...:

@Scary_Old_Lady Unfortunately, they don't seem to be being delivered to everyone at the moment. I think it might be a newsletter thing. I have it, but my husband doesn't. He's not bothered though.

As for me, nice gesture, but I'd rather have a special mii! Are you listening Nintendo? The lack of parity across regions concerning promotions, free content, Club Nintendo and release dates etc is pretty annoying for some fans. We LOVE your stuff and we'd all appreciate the same opportunity to get it. At this stage I'd even pay you for a Special Mii release in the EU.

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#20

Sakura commented on Video: Terrifying Giant Mii Heads Promote Hall...:

At least NOA seems to be properly involved in the US StreetPass Weekend. In the UK it was simply tagged on to the existing EGX event with little promotion and StreetPass groups run by fan volunteers had to do all the organising of other meets. Nintendo very generously donated eshop credit, but did nothing else whatsoever. Would have been nice to have it as more than a mere afterthought.

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#21

Sakura commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

@eza I agree completely about good journalistic practice and I concede I may be being too generous, but I still feel it is outside the remit of this site as it's more investigative journalism than reporting and getting it wrong could be very damaging.

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#22

Sakura commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

@ZenTurtle @eza
I think perhaps that pinning down what is legal and what consumers' rights are regarding EULAs and the associated issues of homebrew and piracy is exactly the problem. No offense intended to NL staff, but it looks way too complicated an issue to be definitively dealt with by people without the legal training to keep themselves from being sued. I can see all sorts of trouble for anyone saying such and such is legal and such and is not legal... That's not really for journalists, albeit game journalists, to dictate. I certainly wouldn't take the risk. There are too many conditions in law that make something applicable or not applicable in any particular case. Sure, outside sources could be used, but those would still have to be seen to be reliable and they have exactly the same problems as anyone at NL.

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#23

Sakura commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

Although EULAs may seem innocuous enough and simply look like a company is protecting its products/assets, actually this is quite an important issue for consumers of all electronic devices. According to consumer groups, changes to EULAs are essentially forced mandates and can often run contrary to law as they are not put through any legislative process. It's definitely a principle thing - should any company be able to impose any condition post-purchase and prevent you from using your stuff that was governed by different conditions at time of purchase if you don't agree? EULAs were introduced in the first place so that companies could limit warranties and disclaim liability. They aren't there to protect consumers and certainly curtail any user choice. Sure, you can refuse to agree to a new EULA, but if that means you can't use your device at all even under the previous conditions, is there really any choice? Just because a company states that it can change the terms at any time doesn't mean that the changes will always be legal!

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#25

Sakura commented on New Nintendo 3DS LL Outsells Standard Model By...:

I want a white N3DS XL with snes buttons and changeable faceplates.... I'll probably get the "compact" N3DS in white though... and maybe later get an XL version if it's really worth it...I need to feel them both in my hands, see the screens, press the buttons...I need to know the prices... Must not forget in this age of rapid cycling of new technology that just because there's a new model, doesn't mean the old one is instantly obsolete... Listen to inner guru, do not be tempted by shiny shiny bling bling... but oh, soooo want...

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#26

Sakura commented on Super Smash Bros. Website Introduces amiibo De...:

This has some intriguing potential. I love the idea of leveling up and customisation options. Cross-game interaction would be uber cool if they choose the right games. Would really love a "my mii" amiibo...then maybe I could get my own gold pants at long last. Each would have to be modelled individually so a pipe dream, but that would still be neat...

Think they'll release a puzzle swap panel for Amiibos? I was expecting one for Smash, but maybe that will come with the WiiU version's release?

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#28

Sakura commented on Video: New Nintendo 3DS Unboxing And Hands On:

I really love this!!! The N3DS, the faceplates, the video... Please can I have one soon? Not too soon though because with all the stuff coming out, I'll be too broke. Would be nice to have confirmed release dates and pricing though. Not too long a delay either, mind. How far ahead do pre-orders usually start? I can imagine a fair few people being happy to wait a few months for a late Christmas present if this is the present. Hoping for March or before.

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#29

Sakura commented on Hardware Review: The New Nintendo 3DS Is The B...:

@Damo

Cheers for the info. Loving Nintendo has also sparked an interest in Japanese culture for me. I know France much better and there they have laws to try to stop commerical entreprises using foreign (read - English) words. Ironically given the historical shut out of all things foreign in Japan, Japan actually seems much more open in this respect. BTW, the French efforts are largely ignored by the population so we still have "un brushing" for a cut and blow dry, "le people" for celebrities, "un walkman"...

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#30

Sakura commented on Hardware Review: The New Nintendo 3DS Is The B...:

@Damo

Have you tested the transfer process yet? I wouldn't want to lose all my streetpass data.....ahhh There's a comment somewhere about it having failed.

Still can't decide between the "normal" and XL...like faceplates, like big screens...want both...is that deliberate?

As an aside, how much English is usually around in Japan? Why have they used the word "new" instead of whatever it is in Japanese? Is that common practice?

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#33

Sakura commented on New Nintendo 3DS Videos Show Off Compulsory Sc...:

Quite a lot of technology, including mobiles, have a micro sd slot inside in a fairly inconvenient place. It's something to do with the speed of data transfer/read/write and the extra component minerals it would take to create a pathway to an external slot, I believe (so, cost). There's precious minerals in them there contraptions!

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#35

Sakura commented on Nintendo Confirms GameCube Controller Adapter ...:

@HopeNForever @Sanderevers
Ah well, I gave up on Twilight Princess because I didn't really like the wiimote (and because of time constraints). Haven't tried Skyward Sword yet, but will keep the wiimote handy. The wiimote was great for Raving Rabbids etc, but for some games I'd prefer a more traditional controller. Really pleased to have the gamepad for WiiU.

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#37

Sakura commented on Official Nintendo Magazine Announces Closure i...:

Sadly, the immediacy of news on the web has done for many print publications. Reference items (specials on stuff like Mario or the Human Body) and instructions (like craft magazines, build a boat etc) seem to be doing well. Best of luck to all the staff.

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#39

Sakura commented on Win a Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. Ninten...:

Having a generally misanthropic nature, I also am not keen on twitter, though I think it has its uses. Have to wonder at why I would want to know everybody else's random and nonsensical secret musings when there's enough of that in my own head already. Makes most people look like nutjobs.

Entered though!

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#41

Sakura commented on Guide: How to Beat Everyone Else in Mario Kart 8:

Hmm, still rubbish at MK8, but slightly less rubbish than before so I guess that's progress! Maybe next year! Now, a fallblox tournament I might actually have a chance of winning...not very spectator-friendly though. My pride will have to make do with the ninja outfit I won for Chibi Robo photo finder....hmmm

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#44

Sakura commented on Guide: How To Beat Everyone At Super Smash Bro...:

Err..noob player and I can't seem to avoid falling off the edge while other characters seem to fall but somehow jump up again. How can I improve my ability to stay on the rotten stage (smash moves notwithstanding)?

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#45

Sakura commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:

There may be some truth to this, but Nintendo actually "locks" a fair bit regionally, from different iterations of it's hardware (special edition consoles) to vastly differing promotions and varying levels of customer-base involvement. There doesn't seem to be a worldwide strategy as such concerning these things, they seem to leave it up to the different regional teams, with resulting differing levels of fan happiness and frustration - cf special mii distribution, Club Nintendo, relay station provision...

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#46

Sakura commented on Player Profile: Mario Kart 8 Championship - Fi...:

@ricklongo
Hmm, I am really bad at Mario Kart... Drive too conservatively I think and tend to get nobbled by every banana, shell and fireball thrown. Need to watch some experts, but can only make EGX on Thursday. Must be footage somewhere on the net. Hope everyone has a great time. The skill baffles me.

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#48

Sakura commented on Nintendo Unleashes its Plans for EGX London 2014:

@AlexOlney
Thanks, but I was thinking of actual events like those at Birmingham New Street and Euston last year where Nintendo UK gave away prizes etc. There are a few events organised by StreetPass UK communities and those might well be worth a look, but I really meant official Nintendo things. And please Nintendo will you release a special mii for the EU for goodness sake? Wouldn't this be a great opportunity to boost StreetPass participation etc? Really not understanding your stance on this, Ninty.

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#50

Sakura commented on Player Profile: Mario Kart 8 Championship - Fi...:

I stink at Mario Kart worse than a dead goat decomposing in the midday desert sun, a goat whose abdomen has burst from internal rotting and is leaking guts and fluids into the cess pit in which it's lying surrounded by floating turds and seething masses of wee beasties, a stink that brings tears to the eyes and makes your skin crawl, the air's so thick you can almost taste it... Still, wish the finalists all the best!