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Female, 27, United States

Tue 10th June, 2014

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TheLobster commented on Weirdness: According To McDonald's, Mario And ...:

I don't watch much TV so I hadn't seen the commercial until it was linked up above, but damn if that isn't one of the best commercials I've seen in years! Heartwarming and gets the point across. For everyone asking what enemies becoming friends has to do with McDonald's, their slogan is, "I'm lovin' it," so I take that to mean in this context enemies loving each other for a bit because McDonald's helped them set aside their differences. A bit weird but the idea was obviously to play on the word "love" in their slogan. Obviously the food is so powerfully delicious that you love not only it, but you become very receptive to everybody around you as well. XD

It's cute! A+, McDonald's. I can't eat your nasty food and I don't want to anyway, but you sure know how to put an ad together.



TheLobster commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

I see (hope for) good things from the next program, because unlike the majority of you, I was pleased with what I got from Club Nintendo! My Platinum gifts were all great, bar last years; I got some great downloadable games, hanafuda cards, a gold nunchuck, shirts, 3DS card cases, CDs... Plus I know I'm forgetting stuff! Basically I got some pretty great Nintendo-themed loot out of it, and every year (until this one, sadly) I'd also go on eBay and get the Gold calendar for my desk.

I filled out the surveys truthfully as well, so... there's at least one other person, @rayquaza_master.

I'm very sad to see Club Nintendo go. That said they are definitely more of the past than the future. I think Nintendo can do great things. I'm hoping for cross-buy and a link with the NNID. I see a better handle on family accounts is requested. I'm also hoping they don't erase the database of our registered games and start at zero. And I'd like a name that's just as friendly as "Club Nintendo" was.



TheLobster commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

I was recently at a con in Ohio and it was XLs, XLs as far as the eye could see. In the US you wouldn't even know they make a regular 3DS.

I'm not planning on upgrading mine any time soon but best of luck to those who are.



TheLobster commented on Pixel-Rich Action Platformer Adventures Of Pip...:

I backed this on Kickstarter both times. They didn't make it the first time and I'm glad they didn't because it really forced them to tighten the game and make it a lot better. This looks like it's going to be very slick.



TheLobster commented on Project Treasure Is Bandai Namco's Wii U Exclu...:

What I thought was funny is how they are naming it so far... "Project Treasure." Before I thought Project Guard and Project Giant Robot maybe had something to do with each other but I guess not, I guess that's just how they're codenaming things right now over at Nintendo!



TheLobster commented on Project Treasure Is Bandai Namco's Wii U Exclu...:

I'm not really interested but I don't understand why people have to s*** all over F2P games when they can get them... FOR FREE... and play them and never pay a cent and some of them are pretty good.

Oh no, wah, wah, I got free entertainment instead of spending $60, poor me!

I say give it a chance, guys. And exercise some impulse control maybe if that's what your problem is.



TheLobster commented on Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Sl...:

Chill out people. Microtransactions aren't the end of the world. You all act like Satoru Iwata just personally killed your dog.

Personally I agree with @Flopsy86 and @kensredemption. I can't be the only one out there who played Candy Crush for a couple of months without spending a cent. It's not that hard.

I'm going to download this and probably get a bit of enjoyment out of it. I liked Trozei (I appear to be the only one) so I'll probably like this as well.

I think it would perform better on the app store, but it's not on the app store. That's life. You guys whine too much.



TheLobster commented on Video: This Incredible Retro Gaming Collection...:

It's too bad he keeps it locked in his basement if he has a store, he ought to set it up in there and switch out what game it's playing like once a week or something. It would surely drive up traffic to the store as people came to see it. But of course there's always the chance of vandals breaking in, I suppose (not that there isn't that same problem at his house).



TheLobster commented on Reminder: Redeem Your Nintendo Network Deluxe ...:

I earned 3549 points so I got $35 free... A lot of that was from discounted eShop cards or free games like NSMBU so it worked out extra well in my favor. :) Plus of course I've been funneling the free codes back into the promotion the whole time!

I'm going to miss this.



TheLobster commented on Poll: Which is the Best Pokémon Game?:

Gens 1 (purely nostalgia at this point) 5 and 6 are my favorite. I had to go with X and Y over Black and White though because of the improvements it made. Though I loved how in gen 5 you met only Unova Pokemon until postgame. That was really cool. Really they all have their good qualities.



TheLobster commented on Poll: Which is the Best Mario Kart Game?:

It really surprised me to see MK8 had 100% of the vote - then I noticed the poll only had three votes. Anyway it was hard to choose between MK8 and MK64 but I think I had to come down on the side of the new because there's just more to offer. I've gone back to MK64 for over a decade and I can honestly see myself doing the same with MK8.



TheLobster commented on Game of the Year: Nintendo Life's Reader Award...:

MK8 was my GOTY but I have to admit I love Smash, of course. I think these two articles have finally convinced me to get Shovel Knight. Wii U or 3DS though?

@Murchuda I definitely like the slower paced games like Fantasy Life, Animal Crossing, and Harvest Moon! My dad is 75 but I can't convince him to play video games; he said he tried when he was younger and he wasn't any good so he he just gave up. I'm glad not everybody his age shared his attitude!



TheLobster commented on Nintendo Download: 25th December (North America):

The Lego Movie videogame is only $15, that's awesome! And there's Duck Hunt of course. It's too bad I picked up Darksiders II when it was $20 (like a year ago) because it's now $8. That's my only complaint. Otherwise this is the best week we've had all year. Very fitting! Merry Christmas!



TheLobster commented on Reminder: The Nintendo Network Premium Promoti...:

I only got six codes from this so far but I'm close to a seventh and very interested in some of the games coming to the eShop on Christmas so we'll definitely have to see about that! I loved this promotion and I wish they'd extend it, because $30 free was fantastic, I got a lot of great games for my Wii U (and later my 3DS, too) from it!



TheLobster commented on Review: Fairune (3DS eShop):

I was holding back on this because people on Miiverse seemed to be pretty stumped by it (unable to damage enemies, getting stuck all the time) but this review has made me change me mind. It sounds like exactly the sort of game I enjoy.



TheLobster commented on Review: DK: King of Swing (Wii U eShop / Game ...:

Heehee, Kink of Swing... DK, is there something you're not telling us?

At any rate, this is one of the most gorgeous GBA titles I've ever seen and I can't believe I missed it back in the day. I'm not sure I'm that interested in the gameplay but if the price drops in a sale or it becomes a Club Nintendo reward I will most definitely pick this up.



TheLobster commented on Parent Trap: The Eyes Have It, Why amiibo Deta...:

By the way, I've been reading the comments and I want to say that I think it's reasonable we've been getting so many amiibo articles lately. That's what's really been going on in the world of Nintendo and I think we should be happy they have an item that so freaking popular it's like hotcakes, even if it is a little tedious.

I have two myself, Kirby and Pikachu (yes, the notorious boring blob). I actually think Kirby looks pretty good. He's certainly not going to look better. Pikachu is adorable too, of course. I bought those two because my best friend, who recently died, always used Pikachu when playing Smash, and I've always used Kirby.

Unfortunately I want more and I have nobody to buy me them so I'm just going to have to suck it up and take the plunge, I guess!



TheLobster commented on The World's Oldest Video Game Media Brand Is B...:

This is depressing. I'm on the wrong side of the pond for this but even in the 90s I had heard of them and then in the early 2000s when I got into video game history I learned about how they used to print the compile code in their magazine. I remember thinking that was really neat and that it was crazy that a magazine would even do that.

We're losing a real piece of history here.



TheLobster commented on Weirdness: Nintendo Wins More Great Publicity ...:

You guys make fun of saying "a Nintendo" but my dad doesn't understand the names of various consoles so I just tell him I'm going to go "play Nintendo" or "play Playstation." (I THINK he can make that distinction, he HAS seen that there are two separate boxes by the TV and he knows that only one "does Mario.") For him it's just a holdover from the time when people DID call whatever Nintendo had put out "a Nintendo" and I don't really see what's funny about that. It's more 80s/90s than anything else.



TheLobster commented on December's Club Nintendo Rewards Aim to Bring ...:

I have close to 2000 coins now that they've discontinued physical rewards. If they'd have made the Super Mario Kart the Wii U version I would have gotten that but as it stands I already have Metroid and Kirby's Dream Land 3 and I'm not interested in going into Wii Mode for the other two. They should have ported the Wii VC games over to the Wii U by now and dropped the Wii anyway.

I may pick up Kid Icarus just to get rid of these coins. I've never been a fan of the series, though.



TheLobster commented on Talking Point: What's Next For amiibo?:

I'd buy an amiibo game, because I already have some lying around. That's what's kept me from Skylanders and Disney Infinity (though when Disney Infinity went free I probably should have bought a figure or two since I downloaded it).

It's really too bad that they can only read/write to one game, but if they put out a game that required them to function they would make a new line and these older ones would still unlock stuff, so I'm sure it would work out.

Honestly the amiibo(s?) print money and I'm not convinced everybody who buys them even has a Wii U. They are just so well made and pleasant to look at that they make great collectibles.



TheLobster commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

By this point nobody can deny the Wii U has an incredible and diverse library of games across its retail titles, eShop, Virtual Console, and backwards compatibility. From all of that it is easily the most diverse of the current gen and will probably remain so for the life of this console generation (mostly because the other two don't have the backwards compatibility - but then they also don't have libraries stretching out back thirty plus years to draw on).

Everybody has a pretty strong 2015 lineup. It's going to be one of the better years in recent memory for games. It seems like recently with each passing year game releases have just been getting stronger and stronger. It's a very good time to be a gamer.

The Wii U is obviously the most unique of the three systems and as such can't really be compared to the other two. Nintendo decided long ago to veer off and do their own thing and for the most part it's worked out for them. I don't think the Wii U is a flop. I think what we're seeing is a system that in ten or fifteen years people will look back on very fondly and say, "I wish I'd played that. The games were some of the best of the generation." What we are seeing is a retro system in the making. The lack of third party support is forcing Nintendo to put forth extremely polished first and second party efforts.

Over the years the Wii U has stolen my heart to become my second favorite system of all time (the SNES is my favorite), which is something I could not have predicted. It's just a very solid console with excellent games. I wish more people appreciated it now but that momentum is building.



TheLobster commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

@QuickSilver88 I definitely hope it helps sells Wii Us. I don't know if it will though, at this point I'm not sure if any one game can do that (MK8 notwithstanding). But it's nice to have a coveted exclusive for once that PS4/Xbone gamers would want. Devil's Third again is along the same lines, I hope it reviews well too. Even though I doubt I will ever like either game it's good to fill that sort of gap in the Wii U's library.

Though I wonder why we have to equate hardcore with violent. I am certainly not a casual gamer but I also don't buy the sort of games that are typically "core" so what am I?

I do think the outfits are a bit perverse and offputting. Something about seeing them in this sort of game is just weird. Like a sexy Halloween costume that has gone too far. I guess some of that is because I was playing games with Peach in them (Super Mario Bros.) back when I was 3 in 1990. Those characters are just so wholesome and Bayonetta is not. Haha! Well that's not her fault. Like Jessica Rabbit. "I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way."



TheLobster commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

@GreatPlayer One video game series that is not seen outside of Japan (I am sure there are more than that but still, you really have to reach) does not compare to the vast amounts that do this to women. But that's actually pretty interesting that it even exists, thank you for drawing my attention to it.



TheLobster commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

"Just about every movie, show, commercial, magazine, ect. sexualizes women"

That's probably a defect in our culture then, wouldn't you say? :D

In all honesty I am sure it is a great game in terms of GAMEPLAY - it sounds like a lot of you really like it - but in terms of my values I can't really condone it. So I'm not going to buy it, and nothing is making me play it after all. You all are free to enjoy your game and I am free not to. Have fun in October guys! I will still probably be playing Smash.



TheLobster commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

And @Frapp I'm not against sex, I just see that it's always women who are hyper sexualized and it's never men. A lot of games seem to just be fantasy wish fulfillment for men - the men are all rugged and handsome, so you can pretend you are strong and buff, and the women have hot bodies, so you can imagine yourselves... well, you know.

Meanwhile if you're a woman you just feel very excluded when you play this sort of game. The violence IS a turn off for me - I'm not a violent person - but I can play games that are cartoony violent all day long. I also will play more realistic violent games if, say, they have a very detailed character creation system. But those games tend to be fantasy games - and that's usually not realistic violence either, no matter what the graphics look like.

The character creation thing is an important point because I feel like I am able to be represented in the game. In games like Bayonetta I feel excluded and even somewhat attacked. (I don't have to be represented as a female or anything. I play Minecraft as Steve and Pokemon as Ash and so on. But it helps.)

I'm probably not explaining myself very well, and honestly this comment section isn't really the place to get into a debate over representation of women in video games anyway.



TheLobster commented on Review: Bayonetta (Wii U eShop):

I have to say I'm not really stoked for Bayonetta 2 and I doubt I'll ever pick this one up either. As a female gamer I just can't get behind all the sexualization of Bayonetta. It's gratuitous and serves no purpose to the game. I'm basically in the same boat as @k8sMum. I can see exactly where she's coming from and I agree.



TheLobster commented on Review: Hyrule Warriors (Wii U):

Graphics don't make a game, so I'm not worried about that, and besides I have MK8 to look gorgeous on my Wii U (and I have a PS4 for other shininess). The slowdown even at 30fps is a bit worrying and the way they butchered some of the best music in videogames has me slightly worried but neither of those will get me to cancel my preorder. Those aren't game breaking issues and the game still sounds like a lot of fun - which is what really matters. It was never going to be a masterpiece anyway.



TheLobster commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Sells Over ...:

@Dipper723 I don't know, I think it is a system seller regardless. Everybody knows the serious version of Smash is on consoles. Plus if you buy the Wii U at this point you have MK8 out and Zelda to look forward too, Mario 3D World is out... It's the system with the most games this gen for sure.
Edit: Also all the stages are different so people might want to experience both.