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Tue 16th June, 2009

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Tsuchinoko commented on Challenge Mode to Accompany Shovel Knight's Pl...:

I live in Japan and have been wanting to play this game for a while. I'm excited, since there are so many western indie games that never get a release here (still waiting for VVVVVV). Until recently Nintendo didn't even give games that did get a release much promotion (the bit in the latest Direct was a surprise).

Now, my question: in the tags it just has the WiiU listed, but isn't this also on the 3ds? I only have a 3ds and want to play this game. Plus, even though the WiiU audience is growing, having it on both will give the game more chance to succeed and push for more games like this to get released here.



Tsuchinoko commented on Mewtwo And Lucas Confirmed As Super Smash Bros...:

Let me just speak as a Mother 3 fan (live in Japan and speak Japanese and own an actual copy of the game), I'm absolutely elated and I couldn't be happier. Its an amazing game and I'm glad it has more recognition in the overall Nintendo canon. Even if you don't like Lucas, be happy for those that do.



Tsuchinoko commented on Ocarina Of Time 3D Reportedly No Longer In Pro...:

This game came out a long time ago. Nintendo produced a lot of copies, they were starting to be sold at a budget price, and in Japan at least were offered as a free giveaway in a promotion last year.

By this time if you didn't get to game you can't get mad at Nintendo for the now short supply.

Currently the game is still in stock in Japan. It might just be a regional issue or a temporary issue.



Tsuchinoko commented on Code Name: S.T.E.A.M Gets European Release Dat...:

@DarkKirby So the rule is, if you don't want to have to carry your Lucina amiibo with you everywhere in order to play, then don't die.

And "utter trash"? You seem to feel very strongly about this, since you practically copied and pasted you comment from a different article. You do realize they didn't have to include this feature right?



Tsuchinoko commented on Pixar Movie, Up, is Now Available for 3DS in J...:

Guys, the thing that the article doesn't say is that this price is insanely expensive even for Japanese standards. For a 5 year old movie to cost as much as a newly released DVD or a game with no special features is crazy. I can't see anyone buying this way.



Tsuchinoko commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Gets Devil May Cry a...:

@Tsurii897 Umm, I think you're mistaken. Japan is getting these as well (all the Nintendo ones at least). What was created to replace the JUMP DLC are Square-Enix inspired materials designed by Tetsuya Nomura though its rumored that Japan might get these as well, just at a later date.

Edit: Okay it does seem like the Street Fighter stuff is western exclusive as well, for now at least. All of the Nintendo stuff, as well as the Sonic and Megaman costumes are released in Japan.



Tsuchinoko commented on Nintendo Shows Off NFC eShop Payments for New ...:

@Aqhu I love calgary! I used to visit my ex for weeks at time and just walk around downtown. Its so comfy there.

I'd be interested to know if the London or Paris Metro cards had that function. The NY, Shanghai and Korean cards are so much thinner than the Japanese ones.



Tsuchinoko commented on Nintendo Shows Off NFC eShop Payments for New ...:

Do other countries have a mass use transportation card system with a chip in it like the IC cards in Japan (like Suica, Icoca, or Pitapa). I've used the NY metro cards, as well as cards in Korea and Shanghai (Shanghai specific, doubt it would be usable in other places like Peking).

In Japan we can use the IC cards for so many things other than transportation. I use it shopping a lot. It will be nice to have the option to use it on my 3DS.

The Smash update can't be far away.



Tsuchinoko commented on Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distrib...:

@Pod You're actually serious. Thats insane. If you're going to pick things to take a stance on there are a lot more pressing issues out there in the world. If a little thing like DLC is going to ruin an entire game for you then you are probably better off doing something else anyway.



Tsuchinoko commented on Mewtwo Returns to Super Smash Bros., Ridley an...:

@RaphaBoss Or the opposite. That's why exclusive portable gaming is such a trend in Japan. Some of us really can't deal with a big bulky piece of hardware that needs a TV to work. I don't own a computer and I don't even remember the last time I actually used my TV. A huge parw of my gaming happens on the train or at a hotel.



Tsuchinoko commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

This sounds like parody more than anything. They can set a signature amount to whatever they want, but really what would 1000 signatures do for anything. And citing US antitrust law? Neither Nintendo nor Sony are American companies, this game was funded and created solely in Japan, and even so, Sony is not the one bringing up this issue, some random fan is. Actually I feel like whoever is calling out Nintendo, even if it is a half-hearted joke, should be careful about trying to bring up claims they don't understand.

Anyway, if other companies aren't making these sort of games, thats on them. And btw, Sony does publish cross-franchise brawlers.



Tsuchinoko commented on NicoNico Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Br...:

From what I read, there doesn't seem to be the implication of a new character or mode reveal, only that they will be featuring information about the new characters and modes in the game, similar to Corocoro.

They're going to play the game and share their impressions.



Tsuchinoko commented on Weirdness: Earthbound Designer Shigesato Itoi ...:

Itoi isn't the only one doing this, although he is doing it independently of anyone else. Popular band Tokio has been appearing in commercial advertising vegetables from Fukushima prefecture.

I really feel bad for him. He mostly spends his time writing his wellness and alifestyle column on his website, as well as writing essays on philosophy.