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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...

Tue 28th May, 2013

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Sir_JBizzle commented on Reaction: There is a Positive Angle to Nintend...:

I wasn't upset yesterday more than just disappointed because I really wanted to play. Lol

Though I wasn't freaking out last night because I came to the conclusion that everybody was trying to get on at one time because it was the only time they could play, unlike the last time where you had the somewhat convenience of picking one of three slots. Then you'd have to wager the popularity of the last sessions brought even more people to try out the game. Considering those factors, this test was probably the most important test for Nintendo as meltdown level failure with the amount of people trying to get on gives them a better measuring stick of how to tackle the servers come launch.

It would've been nice if NoA kept us updated, but my theory is, (and thus goes for NoJ as well) it was late afternoon/early evening here and past dawn Sunday in Japan so that's why they couldn't be bothered by keeping us updated, meanwhile in Europe, most places it's near the middle of the night. Still really no excuse though. :-)



Sir_JBizzle commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

Well said, @BLP but the only criticism I have is not nearly enough words in bold type ;-)

Anyhoot given it's an E3 event, I didn't really expect them to go all out, but it makes sense to start off small and if it's a rousing success, they can go bigger in subsequent years. I have to agree with @JaxonH in that Remix 3DS was a really odd choice. If you had to do that game, at least make it the Wii U version.

If Nintendo have no time to develop a Wii U remix of current games, they could have used the SM3DW time trials or even Tropical Freeze, as the latter would have tied back to the Donkey Kong Country tourney they had at Blockbuster Video way back when.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Talking Point: Nintendo World Championships 20...:

@rjejr your comment could have been counter-talking point in and of itself, Bravo!


I have a thought about "games" possibly featured in the NWC2015, what if it isn't any one game, rather a brand new game (basically a Wii U version of World championship) that will be released on the Wii U eShop during E3 week. I'm sure there is some logic fail in my thought process. :-)



Sir_JBizzle commented on Silver Edition Mario amiibo Hits North America...:

Nintendo sure is running with the "Leave luck to Heaven" concerning amiibo. Lol I'm getting a Silver Mario, but this is like what? The fourth Mario variant? The worst part is that three of these variants are nothing more than palette swaps, as they all read as SMB Mario (at least in the case of Hyrule Warriors) time to plan out a Silver Mario could have been used for another reprint. Though I suppose that maybe some of the SMB Mario allocation was used for re-paints, being that it uses the same mold.

@rjejr I'm with you on the silver paint. I remember half joking a good while back (I think with you) that Nintendo would probably make Gold Mario unlock special gold paint in Splatoon, just to ruffle people's feathers because of the lack of Gold Marios in the wild. :-P



Sir_JBizzle commented on Don't Hold Your Breath On Those Marth amiibo R...:

@tsukipon I'm thinking it's a mixture of greed and demand, you gotta remember the US customers are importing so overseas retailers are adjusting prices to cash in on that. Some places you can't even import from, so I'm not sure why those paticular retailers are raising prices.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo Unable To Promise When It Can Remedy ...:

@rjejr I'd image they mean shelf space relative to the shelf space their contemporaries receive. It may be different out east, but here in midwest it's maybe 15-20 hooks or 2 smaller shelves underneath the amiibo demo. Of course those are filled with commons like Mario, but it all goes back @ASonic3582 explanation.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Poll: Did The Splatoon Global Testfire Hit Its...:

I got in for a session and a half and enjoyed every bit of it. It definitely left me wanting more, so if that was the goal, mission accomplished. Speaking of which, I think 100% that three short sessions was absolutely the right call. With only 4 weapons and two stages, perhaps part of Nintendo's thinking was they didn't want us to burn out for lack of variety. Though I suppose it wouldn't have hurt to do a few more sessions to cover a wider variety of times.

@IceClimbers I totally agree with your assessment of voice chat. The only thing I'd say about that is perhaps there should be a lobby chat just to co-ordinate with your team on who's taking what weapons into battle, as from a strategic standpoint, you probably don't want everyone to take rollers with them. Or maybe have the ability to adjust your load out before starting.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo Announces Higher Than Expected Profit...:

@Quorthon if I recall, Bayo 2 didn't hit the Nintendo million units club, so they didn't feel like they should mention it? But it also sold within expectations and both games tracked better on Wii U than its last gen counterparts (If I'm not misremembering) it would seem odd to leave it off. Though perhaps it's more due to the fact it's not really a Nintendo IP, even if they published the darn thing. Baffled.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Talking Point: Mario Maker Can Be A Game Chang...:

@FLUX_CAPACITOR your story hit me right in the feels... I share a similar story. Instead of drawing out levels on paper, I used all my toys and stuff available in my room to build levels. I typically used my G.I. Joes and Ninja Turtles in place of Mario. Sometimes I used Legos to layout levels. I would take my mom's recorder, fire up SMB, and tape it so I could have the soundtrack to play out my levels...

So yea, this Mario Maker game has me excited in ways that LBP and the like couldn't dare touch. After all it's probably the closest I'll get to my childhood dream of working at Nintendo :-)



Sir_JBizzle commented on Best Buy Nabs Exclusive Splatoon Wii U Hardwar...:

@rjejr you nailed my thoughts exactly. If only I read this an hour earlier! Throw the three pack amiibo in, it makes the $299 price point more attractive.

Missed opportunity dressing the console though, even if they went back to the N64/GC days and gave the choice of some cool solid splatoon colours, though who knows how much more that would have added to manufacturing costs.

I'm primarily a DL only guy, so that part doesn't bother me much, then again, it's not a 500GB system, so there's that...

EDIT: just saw your second post on why they didn't bundle SSB... GET OUT OF MY HEAD! Haha...



Sir_JBizzle commented on Official GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U...:

@rjejr I personally don't think we'll see significant restock of the hard to get ones until after we're done with the vanilla Smash roster. Concerning Splatoon. I totally agree with that assessment. I was telling Jax the other day that I feel like Splatoon amiibo will be pretty common with how hard they are pushing this game. Anything less than satisfying demand I'd imagine would be a big blow for Nintendo, if even our own comments section is anything to go by.

And how come eBay doesn't count? Afterall, their motto is "if it's on your mind, it's on eBay". ;-)



Sir_JBizzle commented on Each Splatoon amiibo Will Unlock 20 Special Ch...:

@Grumblevolcano "@Alundra-1998 So you're a scalper then? Why else would you need 2 of everything..."

I'd imagine to have one to keep in the box for collecting purposes and one to play with. When they first announced amiibo, that's what my plan was, until it proved almost neigh impossible to do so. So now my mission had changed to getting one for myself, and if I can get any extra, then get some for folks that have difficulty procuring them.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Will Use Downloadable D...:

@aaronsullivan "Maybe for security reasons there is no ability to transfer raw data from the disk to the console memory?"

That actually does make sense as a security measure, if you consider how easy it was to mod a wii and rip games to the hard drive. Writing to the console from the disc could be something that was removed from the Wii U architecture at the hardware level? I'm not sure how technically sound that is. Or perhaps Wii U discs are programmed in a certain way that makes it impossible.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo's Super Spring Sale Shines Light on S...:

@mowerdude fair enough, I'm a digital guy myself since day one. I suppose I don't take task with the pricing because I rarely pay less than MRSP for any game. (unless I catch a sale on eShop cards) :-P.

@rjejr I honestly didn't see the appeal of Skylanders or Infinity (though I have collected the Marvel characters because comic books :-P) but Lego Dimensions might have me sold on this whole toys to life concept, it may be the first legit game in this genre that I'll actually invest substantial time in. I exclude amiibo only because they are mostly desk/shelf dressing.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo's Super Spring Sale Shines Light on S...:

@aaronsullivan I couldn't have said it any better than you did at #20. Of course this is coming from a guy who has a backlog of games that was mostly bought at full price, unless it was on my low priority list and I happen to to catch it on sale.

On the flipside I do see the merit of having a greatest hits line, but I'm also aware, outside of a sale here and there Nintendo likes to keep its profit margins high. Which if they aren't selling hardware at the pace of the others, it makes sense if they can get away with it, why not?). Plus a couple turds aside, I'm still a firm believer that Nintendo games hold their value. At least better than a lot of the stuff out there.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Analyst Thinks Nintendo Is Already Winding Dow...:

I'm not sure it's Nintendo winding down more than being forced to wind down. With almost no third party support, it definitely gives that perception, as Nintendo is practically alone in developing for the thing.

On the other hand, with the lack of advertising and marketing on Nintendo's part, did they really ever support it in the first place?



Sir_JBizzle commented on GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiib...:

@Ryu_Niiyama @MoonKnight7 yeah that's what I was referring to, having to go into the store to pre-order, not the whole "bait and switch" part. I'm looking at it from the angle of how Best Buy, Target and TRU handled their pre-orders. They went up and were gone in minutes (even seconds). At least with GameStop (as a guy outside looking in) there was a fair chance for folks to get any at all. I didn't get to GS until almost 6 (being that I had to work) and managed to get them all with the exception of Robin and Lucina. I suppose that's why I consider it a win.

Was it perfect? Heck no. But I just viewed it as a step in the right direction.



Sir_JBizzle commented on GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiib...:

@antipop621 no problem. It's just managing stock to make sure the folks over there gets theirs. Abhorrent pricing aside, you gotta commend GAME for proactively trying to manage their stock. The folks in NA could definitely learn a thing or two. Though despite customers literally breaking the GameStop servers, I think they handled their pre-order situation well by forcing folks to go to the store. Hopefully they'll have another wave of pre-orders online, as I missed out on Robin and Lucina.



Sir_JBizzle commented on GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiib...:

@the_truth I wish retailers here in NA did a better job at handling of pre-orders. I think a good idea is to have an open pre-order window, limit the amount one can order on a per account/address/credit card basis and once that window expires, close pre-orders. I'm sure scalpers will find a way to circumvent the system, but it would seem that would at least help the NA situation a bit and give a good idea about allocation. But yeah, the onus is on Nintendo for not making enough of the darn things, and that's before getting into retail exclusives.

@antipop621 you're more than likely getting that message because they're blocking international orders which I understand, but sucks for us folks in North America who aren't scalpers.



Sir_JBizzle commented on GAME Launches UK Pre-Orders for Splatoon amiib...:

Fortunately, I have UK contacts so I got my Zero Suit Samus and Greninja pre-order in (ZSS is my main, so I had to!) if that makes me the scum of the Earth for doing that, so be it. Obviously if I can procure them here in the States, I'll promptly cancel my UK order.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo's Official UK Store Opens Pre-Orders ...:

@Quorthon Oh, the days of the Zelda gold carts. Or remember DK64 and it's yellow cart? Awesome times. Nintendo has for sure lost its plot in that regard.

To be fair, we got the Mario Party 10 amiibo bundle. They sure made sure there were plenty of those. Though it definitely wouldn't kill NoA to have something like this splatoon bundle, I would have been all over it. If I recall correctly, we didn't get that cool Wind Waker HD Ganondorf bundle. And the Hyrule Warriors scarf bundle was only sold at Nintendo World. Hell, we don't even have a robust online store like they do in the UK. That alone could go a long way to helping the current supply problems (at least I would think).

Oh and about PSN friends, I don't have many of those myself and always looking for good folks, so if you want, feel free to add me. My credentials are on my NLife profile.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

That's the @rjejr I know. Haha. That actually does sound more in line of what Nintendo would do. A Christmas bundle would probably work better for holiday sales anyways, provided the game is a hit.

I'm going to make a crazy speculation now: Mario Maker amiibo - pixilated versions of Mario characters.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

@Operative my mind is pretty much melting at all the amiibo news, paticularly since the supply chain is abhorrent. I love the thrill of collecting them all, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit overwhelmed. I wish they had just finished the Smash line first... But on the other hand, I'm sure they don't expect people to collect them all and the super casual will generally find what they are looking for (i.e. the Nintendo mainstays of Mario and Zelda though I'm quite surprised by Pokémon exclusive amiibo)

I disagree about Splatoon though. If they are really serious about making a big marketing push for the game, it makes sense to have an amiibo line to push along with it.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

@rjejr you failed at your post because you didn't @Quorthon any of your words (i.e. The act of bolding some of your words for emphasis in the NLife comments section) :-) EDIT: by the way Quorthon that's not a knock on you, I'm just verbing you like I have rjejr. Think of it as a sign of respect. :-)

I always felt like Nintendo Directs were for Nintendo fans anyways. I personally went in looking for amiibo news and updates on games we already knew was releasing. So I got what I was looking for pretty much. Though Fatal Frame was a pleasant surprise. With E3 around the corner, I suspect that's when we'll hear some news on whatever they have been working on that we likely don't know about yet. I'm not expecting a truckload of news, but I gather we'll hear enough to get Nintendo through at least 2016. I think it's safe to say at this point, we shouldn't even really expect to hear much about 3rd party releases, unless we're (doubtfully) surprised at E3.

@rjejr I agree with the Yoshi amiibo being perfect for Easter/Mother's Day. Also concerning Splatoon. Big opportunity missed to announce a Splatoon bundle. It didn't have to be the Pollock flavor that you mentioned, but they could have bundled the system, game and amiibo for an attractive price.

But nah... That's too easy for Nintendo.



Sir_JBizzle commented on North American Retailers Confirm Super Smash B...:


"Could Nintendo finally stop with these damn exclusive deals? Who even benefits from this?"

Obvious answer: Nintendo. I'm sure they get an infusion of cash for them.

Secondary beneficiaries: the few legit collectors that manage to snag one.

Though we know the real Winners are the scalpers. I just don't understand why they just don't have an open pre-order window where they take all the pre-orders in that window and then fulfill them, even if they have to backorder for some.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd April (North America):

Just Mario 64 for me. I was fortunate enough to have a code gifted to me a while back, so $2 is a no-brainer for me. Especially since the only other time I've bought is on launch day for $70 :-)

EDIT: I'll be picking up BOXBOY as well!



Sir_JBizzle commented on MewTwo And Lucas Confirmed As Super Smash Bros...:

@rjejr is it really that surprising? Lol How I feel about DLC is this. If I think I'll get enjoyment out of it, I'll buy it. If not I'll pass. There's a ton of DLC I've never touched, personally. The list if DLC I bought is very small, maybe about a dozen games since it's inception. Definitely less than 20. Three of them are Batman games. Most of them are fighting games. Two of them are Nintendo first party games.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

@Quorthon Personally, I had already backed Hex Heroes, so I'm solid on that front and honestly, my question wasn't a means to attack you, though I'm sure you gathered as much (hopefully) Which is why my OP also had counter points in it. I don't own a Vita, so I wasn't even really speaking from a place of whether or not it was dead, dying, abandoned or whatnot. I already know where the Wii U is, so I'm just enjoying it for what life it does have left, because I do think it's an awesome, underrated console.

Just a mild bit of criticism, I do think you tend to over generalize "Nintendo fans" sometimes. I would consider myself a huge Nintendo fan, because I love (most) of their games. And usually buy day one. But I also love all the other experiences that I can't find on Nintendo hardware for the most part. Which these days seems like everything. Of course I'm also not oblivious to Nintendo's problems, which I feel I've done an adequate job documenting. But then you have your fanatics, which like I've said before, (I think to you) are a special breed that are some of the most passionate folks in all of gaming. Sometimes beyond reasoning, but definitely not representative of all Nintendo fans.

Concerning third parties and Nintendo, there's plenty of blame to go around between them before you even include the consumer. Nintendo fractured their relationship with third parties long before consumers developed that "OMGNINTENDOORNOTHING!" we see run rampant today. It started with the odd hardware choices Nintendo made with N64, which drove third parties elsewhere. Playstation and later the Xbox became the new shiny that consumers followed, leaving mostly the most ardent of Nintendo fans/consumers on the platform. Nintendo hasn't really recovered since. Which is why it's important for Nintendo to listen to third party developers and striking the perfect balance of hardware and innovation (or gimmick depending on what side of the fence you're on lol) with their next hardware endeavor.



Sir_JBizzle commented on Video: New Nintendo TV Commercial Focuses on a...:

@JaxonH I honestly didn't know that existed. Probably because I rarely peruse the forums. Which I should probably do more of, apparently! Lol. I've set up LINE account and already posted my credentials! Thanks, man.

On the Gold Mario: strange enough, he was extremely easy to find in my parts, as he was at the first Walmart I visited around 10am they had about 10-12 of them. It was by far my easiest rare get. My act of kindness for that day was buying the cashier one for her son, because they wouldn't allow employees to purchase (at least on the clock from what I understood).



Sir_JBizzle commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

@Quorthon don't take me the wrong way, I understand why you post the number of titles each platform is receiving, looking taking a look at the "support" argument, of those 120 some-odd Vita games, how many of those are either Sony's or funded by Sony vs how many are Nintendo's or funded by Nintendo? This is actually an honest question.

I submit that Sony getting third-party support doesn't mean that Sony is supporting it, it just displays the severe lack of third-party support for the competition. Which may have been the original intent you posting the numbers? Also, of those 125 games, how many of those are people going to realistically buy?

Of course the counter to that - the more titles available to choose from, the more likely folks will find something to suit their tastes. Which that is why 3rd party support is so important for any platform to have.