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StrawHatChopper

StrawHatChopper

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#3

StrawHatChopper commented on Talking Point: The Nintendo Network ID Creeps ...:

@ferthepoet It does appear that way on the surface, since you can't unlink a NNID from a console on your own (yet). However, it's completely possible to get it unlinked, which frees up your ID and lets you log in on another system. It's not the most convenient thing in the world, but it is a thing that can be done if needed.

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#4

StrawHatChopper commented on Talking Point: The Nintendo Network ID Creeps ...:

@ferthepoet Not really. Since it's an actual account on Wii U, and not games tied to a hardware ID (like on 3DS), they have no issue un-linking an account from a system (whether a system was lost/stolen, or you got a new unit). Like I said earlier, the only real issue on Wii U is that you can't unlink an account from a console yourself (at the moment). It's a total 180 from the old Wii/DSi "your digital games are locked to ONE machine forever" days. Thanks to that, I have no issues buying digital content on Wii U- since I know I WILL be able to get my games on a new system. They do need to get this all in place on 3DS as soon as possible, though.

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#5

StrawHatChopper commented on Talking Point: The Nintendo Network ID Creeps ...:

I don't get this thought that Wii U eShop purchases aren't tied to the Nintendo Network ID. If you want to get a new Wii U and have all your digital purchases available, it's totally possible to get your NNID unlinked from the old machine and log in on the new one. The real issue is that you can't unlink the account yourself. For example, my younger brother got a basic set Wii U last year, and he wanted to upgrade to the deluxe a few months ago. He got the new system, called up Nintendo, they helped unlink the account from the old unit, and he just logged in with his NNID on the new unit. Everything he bought on the eShop, his friend list, and all Miiverse data were immediately available on the new system. If that's not an account, then neither is any other account you've ever created. 3DS still needs work, of course, but it wasn't initially designed for the NNID, so that's to be expected.

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#6

StrawHatChopper commented on Review: Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ran...:

I said this when the original game released, and I'll say it now: use the DS thumb stylus (the one that originally came with Metroid Prime: Hunters). I don't like playing these games all that much with a traditional stylus, but they're a really great time with that accessory (especially since I'm left-handed).

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#9

StrawHatChopper commented on Sony: Wii U is Targeting "Niche Early Adopter ...:

@WhiteKnight If you've already got a PS3, why get a whole new system when the HDD is upgradeable? I put a 500GB HDD into my old 80GB fatty model, and that only took $50 and a little time to backup and restore the data.

With the Wii U, having the data on an external just makes that process easier, since it'll literally be copy and paste the data onto a larger disk through my PC if I ever decide to upgrade to more storage than I've currently got on hand.

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#19

StrawHatChopper commented on Nintendo Download: 5th April 2012 (North America):

Colors! 3D is a really nice piece of software. Some of the works that people have already created are impressive! The fact that the app can export creations at 1600x900 resolution to the SD card makes this a serious, fully featured art creation tool. The online gallery is nice, too- you can favorite, save, and comment on other people's pieces.

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#20

StrawHatChopper commented on Developers: Wii U "Less Powerful than PS3 and ...:

Until E3 begins, we won't know for certain how powerful this machine really is. With so many bits of info from various named devs (Ubisoft, Gearbox, etc) stating otherwise, though, it's hard to take the word of a couple of anonymous individuals from an unknown "major developer".

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#21

StrawHatChopper commented on Kid Icarus: Uprising Fails to Fly in UK Charts:

Stylus controls? Nah. Button controls? Nope. Using the DS thumb stylus in place of the regular stylus= the perfect way to play KI: Uprising! You get the accuracy of the stylus controls, while still supporting the system with both hands. Being a left-handed player, it's an excellent accessory to have (not to mention it's a MUCH more comfortable way to play!).