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Sir_JBizzle

Sir_JBizzle

Avid Gamer. Rockstar Extraordinaire

Male, United States

Just a kick-butt dude with a love for music, video games, art, comics and photography. Also add big a technophile as they come with an unhealthy relationship with mobile phones...

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Sir_JBizzle

#1

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo Finally Confirms the Super Mario Seri...:

Blah! Well I just bought mine off a friend for 18 bucks! Oh well, no biggie. It's what I would've had to pay if I brought it online. Plus it's probably the universe evening the score for scoring my Peach and Yoshi Super Mario amiibo for 9.88 at Walmart the other day. (they had those mixed in with their Smash variants and apparently had been overriding the price all day)

In any case, I hope that means we'll finally get a pre-order date for Wave 4 in the US, so I can cancel my order from Japan.

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#2

Sir_JBizzle commented on Parent Trap: Mario Party amiibo Toys Get Both ...:

@outburst no problem! Super Mario Luigi looks great! Definitely double dip on that. Also, I like the Super Mario Yoshi. It looks better than the Smash equivalent, he's bigger and livelier as well (though do love the pose on the Smash one).

Bowser you can flip a coin on. The difference is marginal. Hand positions are ever so slightly different. His Mohawk is darker on the Smash variant and he's a bit smaller as well. The two were so similar I almost picked up the wrong one when I picked up my Super Mario Bowser at the store. Hope this helps you with your other ones.

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#4

Sir_JBizzle commented on Parent Trap: Mario Party amiibo Toys Get Both ...:

This is a pretty refreshing review. It's nice to hear some contrast on the in-game value of amiibo. All too often we hear they are pretty useless across titles.

Of course this is coming from someone who has yet to use any one of his 35 amiibo on something other than desk/shelf dressing and hoping for the random 50,000 rupee prize in Hyrule Warriors. :-) but still refreshing nonetheless.

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#5

Sir_JBizzle commented on Satoru Iwata Defends Timing of DeNA Deal, Teas...:

@gcunit that's part of the quote I was thinking about this morning. If you take the full quote, you can sort of see the writing on the wall (parts Quorthon'd for emphasis :-P) . Here's the full excerpt:

"Having said that, however, in the current environment surrounding smart devices, we feel that we will not be able to gain the support of many consumers unless we are able to provide something truly valuable that is unique to Nintendo. Accordingly, I have not given any restrictions to the development team, even not ruling out the possibility of making games or using our game characters.

"However, if you report that we will release Mario on smart devices, it would be a completely misleading statement. It is our intention to release some application on smart devices this year that is capable of attracting consumer attention and communicating the value of our entertainment offerings, so I would encourage you to see how our approach yields results."

So he sort of alluded to the fact that Nintendo was exploring going mobile, so as long as they could do something unique. Fast forward to the DeNA announcement. One thing we can be sure of is that there were no plans to release existing games to mobile, which obviously means their catalogue of past and present titles, as said at the beginning of his quote last year.

"We feel that simply releasing our games just as they are on smart devices would not provide the best entertainment for smart devices, so we are not going to take any approach of this nature"

Of course, if I do enough hunting, I'll find the quotes where it was said that releasing Nintendo games on mobile would damage their IP, but even that could be interpreted as "existing catalogue." I know Iwata (and Shiggy) has said at one point, there were no plans to release mini-games (or something to that effect) on smart devices.

My thoughts? I don't think it's lying more than being ambiguous, (But can understand why it would be interpreted as lying) as obviously the business climate can change in a heartbeat and would be wise for Nintendo to adapt. I just think perhaps Iwata should choose his words carefully as was said above. It will definitely leave less room to be misconstrued. My hopes and worries from earlier still stand.

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#6

Sir_JBizzle commented on Satoru Iwata Defends Timing of DeNA Deal, Teas...:

@Yorumi I really hope it doesn't lead to that, as if there was any developer that could make a killing in mobile, it would actually be Nintendo. The end of dedicated hardware would honestly be a sad day for me. But I would still game on... :-)

I'm holding out hope that Nintendo is on to something here and it all pans out. If I was to wager a best guess, the next couple years they'll do the bare minimum for their current hardware. They'll let this DeNA thing ride them out until NX. At that point they can exploit the partnership to it's full potential.

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#7

Sir_JBizzle commented on Satoru Iwata Defends Timing of DeNA Deal, Teas...:

@Yorumi I can't remember your exact stance, but I believe you're against Nintendo going mobile, yes? If so I can understand your point. I'm of the mind that I'm personally for it, as it pertains to mobile tailored games and not full-fledged dedicated hardware games. My main fear is that it's going to take away more development resources from hardware games. And let's face it, they're saying it won't impact that part of their business, we all know it is. I just hope they aren't spreading themselves too thin. You have your 3DS, Wii U, and QoL. Now DeNA and NX. Seems like alot for a company that's practically going at it alone. Did I go way off base? Haha

@Cyberbotv2 perhaps Iwata should be more silent, but then again he is the voice of the company. I think he's just sort of losing on the balancing act. It surely can't be easy to try to please shareholders and consumers at the same time. Especially on the consumer front where you have some of the most passionate (crazy?) fans in the video game industry. Lol

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#8

Sir_JBizzle commented on Satoru Iwata Defends Timing of DeNA Deal, Teas...:

@Yorumi yea, I don't disagree with that sentiment at all. I'm assuming maybe they didn't want to play their hand? Who knows.

Though I swear I thought they said they said somewhere along the lines of they were looking into ways to leverage mobile to point people back to dedicated hardware. Perhaps this partnership is an extension of that? Paticularly since Nintendo said they were looking into expanded licencing for their IP.

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#9

Sir_JBizzle commented on Satoru Iwata Defends Timing of DeNA Deal, Teas...:

It may be an about-face for Nintendo, but I'd rather them stew over it, be late to the party and get it right rather than them rushing into something like this and they fall flat on their face.

The comments section on these articles alone shows that no matter what Nintendo does, they can't win. (unless you're a super fan).

EDIT: Not to say that they're aren't even keeled people out there. There just seems to be not many. Lol

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#10

Sir_JBizzle commented on Opinion: Splatoon Is to Shooters what Mario Ka...:

(gasp) Alex used "unique" and "Nintendo" in the same sentence!

Though seriously, I for one am pretty excited. I too, am like Ron. I spend a lot of time going solo, with few exceptions, heck the majority of my Smash playing time has been solo, but I gotta say this game has me pretty hyped, almost more so than Zelda and XCX. I have a feeling once I get used to the controls I'll be hopping online with this puppy. Hopefully the game lives up to the hype!

Great write up, guys. Thanks.

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#12

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo Boss Satoru Iwata Warns Not To Hold Y...:

@CharlyDunst with the fantasy/comic book genre as big as it is I actually could see Zelda working. Especially if you get someone who passionate and respectful of the IP. Bonus points of they could manage a film where Link didn't say a peep.

Super Mario is the type of movie/series that simply doesn't work as live action. Can? Yes. It would actually pretty kick butt. But live action? Nah! Unless it's this gem:

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#16

Sir_JBizzle commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

@Captain_Gonru "Compared to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC one is more fragmented than the Zelda timeline"

No truer words have been spoken. Don't get me wrong, I would have preferred that they at least alluded to Batman existing, but the show-runners said as much that Batman doesn't exist in the Arrowverse, so they've written themselves into a corner. Then again, they said the Lazarus Pit didn't exist either, but there it is in some form the last episode. So there's that. :-) Though the main problem is that with Batman rouges, some of them don't exist without the existence of Batman, though I suppose a case could be made for Ras.

The problem is with DC is the licensing of their IP on high. As it stands, Their TV and Movie universes are separate, so some characters fall on to the "no-no, you can't use that on your show" list. Batman and some of his characters are usually on that list unfortunately, Which is why Harley Quinn isn't on the Suicide Squad anymore and more disappointing, we're not getting the rumored Arrowverse show, because DC suddenly wants a movie. (Also I think Gotham has the TV rights to Batman characters, except Batman)

Disney/Marvel is much like Nintendo with their IP - very calculating, deliberate and careful with how how it's used. (see I can stay on topic too! Haha) It helps that they had a plan to connect everything from the start. DC is much like the Nintendo that's late to the party and scrambling to get everything together. Or the Nintendo that ever allowed "The Wand of Gamelon" I'm not knocking DC per se, because I love the characters, I'm just giving a parallel to the handling of their characters.

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#17

Sir_JBizzle commented on Planning On Downloading Xenoblade Chronicles 3...:

@Ainze I can't speak on the over the air transfer as I already had a micro SD, but I had absolutely no problem getting the back off of mine. It's probably a case of folks not taking care in removing it. That said, it could stand to be a stronger grade of plastic, like on the backs of the Samsung Galaxy phones.

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#18

Sir_JBizzle commented on Planning On Downloading Xenoblade Chronicles 3...:

Not a big deal. A 64GB, class 10 micro SD can usually be had for $25. 32GB is usually significantly less. They're always on sale somewhere. As for me, I may just go physical. Downloading a file that big may take an eternity on on a 3DS, also I want something in there to protect the cartridge port.

@nintendofan83 as everyone else said, 500GB is extremely paltry for the PS4 and XB1, think you're safe on storage if you buy physical? Think again. Unlike the Wii U/3DS there's a mandatory disc install.

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#19

Sir_JBizzle commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

@Captain_Gonru Nice! I'm with @rjejr, I'd watch it too! I've tried the whole fan-fiction thing, but I kind of suck writing other people's characters, or rather my creative juices doesn't flow as well, so I try to suck with my own (I write/draw comics with my sis) I have written some pretty good Power Rangers stuff however. Haha. BTW, great parallel with Nintendo and DC. (I hate the new Superman look too!)

As for Arrow, I personally didn't care that they took some creative liberties. It kind of makes it a better show for me. I just view this interpretation as an alternate dimension or "Earth" as they call it in DC lore.

@rjejr I actually get what you mean about The Flash. It was purposely written to be lighter than Arrow, but strip that away and the mandatory CW "teen angst" characterization, it's a good show at it's core. Though of you don't do funny, then you'll probably never like it. I've been meaning to check out Constantine, but I heard rumblings of it getting cancelled, so I just wiped out from my DVR.

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#20

Sir_JBizzle commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

@KyleJ39 you managed to get a pre-order. You my friend, are the the lucky one. Funny thing, it was 830am when I got mine, and apparently they had been sitting out since midnight. Makes me wonder if people cared about them in the first place, at least in my area.

Now I await my Toad in the mail!

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#24

Sir_JBizzle commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

I'm cautiously optimistic. This could be the turning point for Nintendo if they get everything right. As long as Nintendo keeps making hardware, I'll be happy with them exploring the mobile space, maybe they'll actually develop mobile games I can get behind when it's inconvenient to whip out my dedicated handheld.

The thing that worries me, and I said this in an article the other day and that @Quorthon has touched on, is the timing of the NX. It's going fall halfway into Gen 8, which to be fair, will be the lifetime of of a typical Nintendo console, but the XB1 and PS4 will be hitting it's mid-season form. I'm excited nonetheless, but I'd just rather concentrate on getting what I can out of my Wii U and 3DS with so little info on pretty much everything concerning DeNA and the NX.

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#26

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:

@Quorthon my comment was more about the timing of NX in relation to Nintendo's hardware release cycle than about the Steam machines really.

Though concerning them, unless I missed something, my dedicated gaming PC runs all the above and I can hook it via HDMI if I choose to. I do see the promise of Steam Machines, but right now it just feels like a redundant piece of hardware in the limited space I have left underneath my TV. This fabled harmony you speak of is still probably a long ways off so as long as the big three have their own philosophies on hardware and innovation in the console space. Though I don't doubt there will be some sort of convergence at some point. As a rounded gamer that usually gets all the hardware each gen, I whole heartedly agree that the logo box love is rather dumb and would be nice to see one box that truly does it all.

The war will truly never go away, as the battle will shift from the hardware to the each publisher's software. You underestimate the power of fanboyism. Haha

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#28

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:

"@GraveLordXD said:

@Quorthon I don't see the big deal with the steam machines, they seem way to overpriced and do the exact same thing a laptop or tower can do
Nintendo consoles usually always have a 5-6 year run so this is to be expected anyway"

Pretty much this. The one thing I worry about is if this NX is a home console, it looks like it's going to release around halfway through the PS4/XB1's life cycle, which I'd imagine both will have some sort of price reduction/redesign by then. Making the NX a tough sell at full price. However like @MoonKnight7 said, if the handheld is in there somehow, perhaps that would help the situation all around a bit.

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#30

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

Like a couple others said in here, it's just Nintendo delivering on their statement that they were goning to use mobile to leverage dedicated hardware. I'd imagine that takes time to put together. Also it delivers on the licensing their IP statement. The whole shares exchange also gives them a boost in their war chest.

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#31

Sir_JBizzle commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strengt...:

@Josaku agreed. Advertising the games would have gone a long way in helping Nintendo out. The amiibo commercial I saw yesterday was probably the best one they had so far (MK8 and SSB notwithstanding) but they need to go beyond Nick, Disney and Cartoon Network. They would do well to advertise in primetime on other networks. Bayonetta 2 for example would have been perfect to air during the Walking Dead or the like. But they decided to just air it during Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block, which isn't bad, but it's also not as visible a target.

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#32

Sir_JBizzle commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Highlights Nintendo's Strengt...:

@Boerewors I agree with you I love my Wii U and put out some of the best games of all the 8th gen platforms so far. In the limited time I have to play video games per week it gets the most attention (outside of my XB1,but only because it defaults to the main input with my TV). I don't mind new Mario, Zelda and Pokémon games personally, but Nintendo fans in general need to start picking up games that are more outside the box. As a rounded gamer who plays on every platform available (though I've yet to get a Vita) I want to see Nintendo do more with its dormant IP or create new ones. Though the catch 22 is that, they seem to be less willing as when they do step outside of the regular staples, they tend to sell less. Look no further than the awesome W101 and Bayonetta (though the latter sold within expectations I believe) We gotta show we're willing to buy outside the norm. With that said XCX and Splatoon looks like games to be reckoned with this year.

Concerning the article, yea, the Wii U won't make it to PS4 and XB1 hardware levels, but that's okay so as long as they continue to make a profit and go hard on creating awesome content with the life the system has left!

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#35

Sir_JBizzle commented on Harmonix Explains Why Rock Band 4 Isn’t Comi...:

I've never owned it on any system, but from what I understand, the Wii version had a good audience. Party games do well on Nintendo systems (look no further than Ubi's Just Dance) So I don't understand the logic of not developing one for the U.

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#37

Sir_JBizzle commented on Don't Seethe Too Much Over Xbox One Shovel Kni...:

@NbaJunkie why can't it happen? Nintendo themselves said they're looking into cross licencing opportunities, which is how we got to Puzzle and Dragons and Hyrule Warriors. Shovel Knight seems like a great game to feature a Nintendo character, given the popularity of the game. Though you're right in that the game stands in its own...

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#38

Sir_JBizzle commented on New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes...:

@Quorthon I got G&W for free during that Mario Kart 8 promo last year. Suffice to say I haven't even booted it up yet. Ha. As far as the quality thing, I don't think Nintendo fans (the reasonable ones) think that all their games are top notch and infallible, they just get more right than wrong a pretty large portion of the time. If you don't mind the various iterations of Mario Zelda and Pokémon. Naturally you'll have the fanatics that will tell you Nintendo can do no wrong. But those types are in every camp.

I may need to look into this Splatterhouse though. I can't say I've heard of it for some reason...

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#40

Sir_JBizzle commented on New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes...:

@unrandomsam yeah they half-assed a lot of the Wii U ports. Even the decent one were hampered by not getting DLC or having it pulled. Not to mention they were late ports for that most of everyone had already played on the other systems. Which is probably part of the reason why the exceptional Need for Speed poorly sold.

Though to @JaxonH point, I'm thinking Nintendo will just continue to be the supplement system to the other two, which isn't a bad thing in and of itself, unless the fanbase dwindles down to unsustainable levels. Which I doubt, but on the other hand, they still need to do something to get 3rd parties on board, even if they opt to co-publish some titles.

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#41

Sir_JBizzle commented on New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes...:

@Quorthon strange enough, I don't have it yet. It was on my list, but never got around to it because it didn't seem like my cup of tea. After buying and messing around with Tomodachi Life, I think I might get more enjoyment out of Animal Crossing, than the former. So I'll probably end up getting it this month.

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#43

Sir_JBizzle commented on New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes...:

I'm sure 3DS will be back up there in a few weeks time. Lol. It's crazy that games like Smash and more impressively Animal Crossing still make the top 20 after all this time, but then again, they don't call them evergreen titles for nothing. Also when you're selling 30K+ systems combined in any given week, then some of those valuable titles tend to creep back on the chart or tend to hang on...

Though I'd love to see some more third party games this year, so hopefully there's some surprises we don't know about.

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#44

Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo of America Suggests That Fans Hoping ...:

@Justin83593 I use them to get prizes on Hyrule Warriors and I unlocked the MK8 outfits, but I haven't used them for much else, haven't even touchd them for Smash Bros, save the New 3DS version just to see how the well it worked with it.

Honestly, I wanted them mostly for shelf decor...

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#46

Sir_JBizzle commented on More Marth amiibo Stock Heading to North Ameri...:

@GhotiH you know what? That's a pretty nifty idea. It's a way to get into the smartphone market that would drive consumers back to their software/hardware. Tapping digital amiibo to your new 3DS on the go or Wii U if you aren't by your amiibo (or at your friend's house) is even more convenient and infinite than even the cards. It's not like it would devalue figurines, as that's a collector's item. Heck, the smartphone app could have cool little bios of each of the amiibo, what games they're in and what games (and features) they are compatible with! That sounds like a gold mine to me!

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#47

Sir_JBizzle commented on Site News: A New Readership Survey Has Appeared:

@Iggly I usually fly through most CN surveys. If I have nothing of of import to say I just keep the answers short and sweet:

CN: "Name one or two things you are looking forward to experience with game X"

Me: "The fun"

@MasterWario if it makes you feel any better, the fighting genre wasn't represented and to be fair, there was an other option that asked you to specify.

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#50

Sir_JBizzle commented on Weirdness: eBay Trolls amiibo Fans With Gold M...:

@JaxonH very well said! I wanna collect them all, but I refuse to line the pockets of scalpers in that way. So I suppose I'm not getting a Gold Mario and you know what? I'm fine with that. It's something in not losing sleep on.

I have noticed that with the exception of a select few, it appears most amiibos posted on eBay have come down significantly on average selling price. What used to be $80+ looks like is settling down in the $25-40 range. Hopefully folks will heed your advice and leave these scalpers sitting on a bunch of gold Mario's they can't push.