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SquirrelNuts

SquirrelNuts

Hi, nice to meet you.

Male, 34, United States

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Mon 21st December, 2009

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SquirrelNuts

#3

SquirrelNuts commented on Collectors Rejoice, Rare amiibo Figures Are Ge...:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip_mania

http://fortune.com/2015/03/11/beanie-babies-failure-lessons/

I am happy knowing that at some point I will be able to acquire all the the amiibo I want, in the package, for less than a dollar each. I am a patient man.

They flood the market, people will still swoop them all up because they think they can get a lot more for them on the secondary market. And they will, for a short time. But in a few years, nobody will give a shit anymore. All those suckers that dropped 2X the retail value (if not more) on these toys will be stuck with almost valueless pieces of plastic.

DON'T BE A SUCKER. BE PATIENT.

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#5

SquirrelNuts commented on Analysts Suggest That Nintendo's Quality Of Li...:

Can you guys stop using stuff Patcher says in your articles? He is constantly wrong, and he is so annoying. When you quote him, it just gives his position more weight, it's just another soap box for him.

I personally was, and still am, excited to see what Nintendo can do with Quality of Life technology. I think video games and healthcare are starting to see more benefits when used together. It's a smart move for Nintendo, and I doubt they are going to abandon something they have already made enough progress to announce in the first place.

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#7

SquirrelNuts commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

@DiscoGentleman
You know why NintendoLife are running this garbage right? Because most of the articles here get like 10-30 comments. The last two about Mr. Pranger got over 200 each. Which is more clicks, and thus, more money.

EDIT: Expect them to milk this for all the clicks for the foreseeable future.

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#9

SquirrelNuts commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

P-R-A-N-G-E-R
P-R-A-N-G-E-R
Holy crap you guys do like no research. WTF. And he got fired from a company for probably more reasons than we know about. But Nintendo are being professional about it and not coming out with their reasoning, which Chris P-R-A-N-G-E-R should have also done. What a garbage article.

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#12

SquirrelNuts commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:

Even though he should have lost his job, we should start some kind of gofundme thing for him. He has a toddler and a house and all that. Dude might need some help staying on his feet. I would throw $20-$50 at something like that for him. His Facebook post about it was pretty sad.

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#13

SquirrelNuts commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:

@Spoony_Tech
He had a sensitive job. They just last year started to disclose the Treehouse section of development. He went and talked about things he was not approved to talk about, and poked fun at Nintendo customers while doing it. It was stupid, he knows it was stupid. Any tech company out there would do the same thing if you were employed by them and then went out with no permission and talked about it.

If you worked at McDonald's and they were coming out with a new kind of french fry and you went and talked about how they are made, and that people that buy a McDouble are whiny and self entitled, they'd fire your ass too. It is precisely because of the day and age we live in that he was fired dude.

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#14

SquirrelNuts commented on Chris Prangar, Nintendo Treehouse Staffer Who ...:

OOF. Well, there's some hard life lessons in there for him. I hope he regroups, learns, and moves forward. When I read that article about his views on localization, I thought "this dude is gettin' the boot for sure". Not too happy to be right.

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#17

SquirrelNuts commented on Mario History: Super Mario Bros. - 1985:

Some people have a song they listen to when they are sad or generally bummed that cheers them up. Some people have a movie that does that for them. For me, World 1-1 is my security blanket of choice. When I need a break from the world, if something has me really down, or if I need to just reconnect with my childhood I grab my 3DS, or my Wii U and go right for Super Mario Bros.

I never play all the way through except on rare occasion. Really just getting through the end of 1-2 and warping is enough. I love this game. It's the first video game I remember playing way back in 1986 when I was 5. It's still with me to this day.

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#22

SquirrelNuts commented on Nintendo Not Looking To Churn Out Yearly Seque...:

@Jimtaro
There may not be a lot of games scheduled right now, that's true. But you have to admit the amount of games available currently is rather robust. I have over 40 games myself for the Wii U alone. (NX announcements put a nail in the coffin of new games though. )

Yes, their approach to DLC is awesome. I think it's a good bet that they will continue on their current path in the future with other titles.

EDIT: Nuts.

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#47

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

@justlink
I highly doubt that the majority of amiibo sales are due to scalpers. You could never really prove that anyway. I have sold amiibo for profit on eBay, but I collect them too. I'm not a scalper, but if one I own becomes worth more than double than what I paid I will sell it. I think there is a lot of that going on.

So again, I HIGHLY doubt the sales are due to scalpers. It's a mixed bag.

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#48

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

In regards to Nintendo not providing enough stock. They have sold millions of these things. MILLIONS. How many Wii U units have sold world wide? I believe that they produced enough stock based on how many compatible systems they have sold. I would put my own hard earned dollars down that if the Wii U had sold in the PS4 area of sales, there would have been a lot more amiibo on those shelves. You can't blame a company for watching numbers and basing production decisions on those numbers.

In regards to the tweet. That's how eBay works. They know it. We know it. So it's not daft of them to promote themselves in this way. In fact, it's the opposite. They just told a ton of people that you can buy one of these things there. And, if you are willing to pay that much for one and the seller doesn't end up getting one thus leaving you out in the rain, eBay terms of service cover the purchaser so that they are not left paying for something they didn't receive.

(Sunglasses drop down on my face.)
Deal with it.

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#50

SquirrelNuts commented on Pokémon Champion Cynthia Nendoroid Figure Ava...:

@TomServo_89
So I brushed up on my "words British people use regularly" after yesterday. (Hangs head in shame) So I am making a peace offering.

Batman Year One #1 by Frank Miller NM OR Coventry #1 signed by Bill Willingham.

The choice is yours Tom, either one. Will ship to England. Have a good day.
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