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sleepinglion

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sleepinglion

#1

sleepinglion commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

I love this.
Sticking strictly with Mario characters only could make the franchise stale over time. By adopting a more 'Smash' feel this is sure to get a lot of Nintendo fans psyched. The pricing is extremely reasonable as well and ensures excited over this title well into next summer.

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#2

sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Re...:

I have flash carts for all of my retro systems to back up my original and aging collection... yet I still wind up buying all of my favorites when (and IF) the Virtual Console service gets around to hosting them. Storage space is limited where I live. Having a flash cart in my NES with my entire library saves tons of room and nothing replaces the tactile experience of original controllers. I find the flash carts invaluable. Like anything, abuse is going to happen. Some folks will check out CDs and movies from the library and copy them. Lots of people will just listen or view and then return. It's human nature to follow and break the rules. This doesn't mean flash carts are wrong and should not be made available. As Nintendo sees no value in re-releasing legacy consoles or physical games, this is a handy option for enthusiasts.

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#6

sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

I'd love to see any indication Nintendo values the VC service. Subscription-based pricing is a terrible idea for gamers like myself who like to 'own' a title, even if it is just a digital license. Not only does the VC need more support (N64, Gamecube, Genesis, etc.) it definitely needs either more sales or competitive pricing. 'Donkey Kong Jr Math' should not be in the same price category as 'Super Mario Bros 3'. But it will be.

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#7

sleepinglion commented on Nintendo Confirms Loads of "Veteran Fighters" ...:

I love sales in general and am glad to see the Smash hype momentum continue! Something I would really love to see is an eShop pre-order. Having switched to digital for my 1st party titles I find a big negative being that I don't enjoy the pre-order bonuses that come with physical releases. While I recognize shipping bonus items to people would be a mess, I'd pre-order a digital download code at Gamestop or something if I could snag the bonuses Hyrule Warriors and Smash pre-order folks will enjoy.

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#11

sleepinglion commented on The Sega Genesis is Now 25 Years Old:

Man, I loved both the SNES and Genesis. I actually picked up my SNES on launch day at a retailer named Babagge's. I was very lucky to have a Genesis as well and even won a second when I was a contestant on a traveling Nickelodeon game show. It was thrilling for me to experience 'Golden Axe' at home and I seriously loved 'Castle of Illusion' as well as the Sonic titles. At the time, Sega seemed to have some of the better movie tie-in video games with unique takes on Ghostbusters and even Dick Tracy.

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#15

sleepinglion commented on The Letter Plummets to a New Low With eShop Di...:

To the folks getting it to see how terrible it is... you're part of the problem now.
It's why Michael Bay keeps getting handed the keys to 80s and 90s childhood franchises: people keep paying for them.
It's your cash, but flying willingly into something universally panned as horrible isn't supporting the video game industry. It's encouraging the release of more junk.

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#17

sleepinglion commented on These Awesome Articulated Nintendo Figures Are...:

We should wait for more users to report in... the original product description showed Link with his sword and a shield. It showed the box with a key, but it didn't specifically say it came with a key. It's probably just bad marketing imagery unless someone actually says, yep, it came with a key and here's a pic! Otherwise, I agree, having to spend 9 bucks just to see what's in the little box is a low marketing technique and I really hope it's not the case with these figures.

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#18

sleepinglion commented on These Awesome Articulated Nintendo Figures Are...:

I'm pretty happy with the Link build. Granted, I have the Figma and nothing is likely to ever come close, but for 9 bucks this isn't a bad alternative. 9 sounds high, but when compared to other figures on nearby shelves it's kind of the norm these days, sadly. As mentioned above, he doesn't pose incredibly well and I did pull his arm out of its socket trying to put the shield on. Don't worry, the arm goes back on fine. I wanted a Link for my work desk that I wouldn't worry about like the Figma, so mission accomplished. Bring on Fox!

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#20

sleepinglion commented on These Awesome Articulated Nintendo Figures Are...:

Spotted a bunch of these at an Ohio Target tonight. The figure line was Link, Mario and Yoshi. There was also a smaller figurine line... kind of like Amiibos without the base... they had Wario, Waluigi and Diddy Kong. There were also small plushies of Mario, Yoshi, Link and Red Pikmin.

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#25

sleepinglion commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

Neat, more pointless bickering.
I'll say it again, because clearly I'm either typing to no one or it's just not getting through,
NINTENDO DOESN'T GIVE A FLAMING FIRE FLOWER ABOUT THE VIRTUAL CONSOLE.
It is not a priority for them nor it is likely to be one in the future that even leads to some of the ideas you're all yelling at each other about.
Sometimes a week will come along where ANOTHER COMPANY seems to care about it, say Capcom, but Nintendo doesn't make the VC a priority. Where were the VC E3 reveals? Gosh, none were made, because Nintendo doesn't give a flaming fire flower about the Virtual Console.
Yes, it's nice to dream, but to expect or hope for any more than the usual slow trickle of classics and questionable choices defies reason.

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#26

sleepinglion commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

Is anyone willing to admit we don't have SNES 3D Classics because Nintendo just doesn't care?
I love them, but look at their Virtual Console support in general. This is like hoping for a rock to be served with whipped cream and a cherry, it just isn't going to happen.

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#31

sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Evolve It...:

Side note, as part of their 'hype machine' for dedicated fans it sure would be nice to see an influx of titles into the Virtual Console, reminding some of us why we fell in love with the big N in the first place. Capcom can drop 3 or more VC titles in a single release week, why can't Nintendo?

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#32

sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Continues to Evolve It...:

I love Nintendo. To be fair, this is not a 'hype machine'. It's really just Nintendo waking up and realizing that in today's market they need to promote their products better than in previous years. I appreciate all they are doing, but realistically, we're praising them for going, "Oh, shoot, we need to stop phoning this in."

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#37

sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

@DefHalan Releasing a game and making excuses for it because it isn't finished is like a store giving you a lump of cloth when you ask to buy a shirt.
"What? Be patient. It WILL be a shirt eventually."
The Letter is a pitiful game and it's growing tiresome hearing the reasons it is being defended. Gunman Clive, Retro City Rampage... those were 1-man titles and kicked some serious gaming butt. The Letter plays like a tech demo from the 1990s and doesn't belong on the eShop.

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#39

sleepinglion commented on Nintendo of Europe Launching Wii U Virtual Con...:

This is a cool idea, but as a NA customer I don't expect to see it.
It would have been a lovely promo to offer when the two titles first came out, maybe even throw in a free download of one for day-one buyers.
Seriously. I've yet to see one VC/eShop release that rewards fans for picking it up day-one.

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#40

sleepinglion commented on Review: The Letter (Wii U eShop):

Man, the positive comments in Miiverse seem... fake.
Like, really really fake.
Not sure how to investigate this, but there seem to be WAY too many fans of a seriously terrible game.

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#44

sleepinglion commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

Physical rewards are officially dead.
Anyone else notice they've massively slimmed down their catalog offerings of late and failed to restock previous ones?
A Mario Kart 8 DLC code for an exclusive vehicle would have been a nice gesture... but that takes effort. Still, if digital is the way they wanna go, make it special for your diehards, Nintendo.

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#49

sleepinglion commented on Captain Falcon, Lucina and Robin All Join The ...:

I would have preferred more diversity.
Shantae! Fighting with long hair and sexy dancing.
Someone from a franchise not already represented would have been sweet.
Though he's no longer a Nintendo exclusive, Simon Belmont or the dudes from Contra, even. There's a LOT of RPG love on display in Smash now. Almost too much.

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#50

sleepinglion commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

Not just nostalgia, I love A Link to the Past. I revisit it almost yearly and love its story, graphical style, and musical score (most of the themes that debut here are still used in Zelda titles today). It was a close-ish tie with Ocarina of Time... but I'm a sucker for a short, pink-haired Link running into chickens.