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Tuberocity

Tuberocity

Day 1 Video Game Junkie

Male, 54, United States

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Tuberocity

#1

Tuberocity commented on 3DS Sales Tracking Ahead of Game Boy Advance I...:

Been stating this same comment since day one of the 3DS release. Nintendo needs to release a loss leader just as Amazon, and Google have. The amount of money made by selling content alone is enough to sustain Nintendo; if they do it right! Nintendo mentioned setting up a music service at one point which fell through the cracks as I knew it would. How can you sell music on a device incapable of powering even the modest of earphones? Ridiculous idea on Nintendo's part. However, should Nintendo decide to give me the handheld console/tablet I desire with a market leading screen, great sound, and the accoutrements one associates with tablets they will have my $199 including subscription to any video and music services they might set up. Will this happen? doubtful. Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and others, have this market locked down. Nintendo's investment to catch up would be far to risky. Better to make said console/tablet equal to or surpassing the current tablet trends, while including the ability to play 3DS games, and possibly Wii-u as well. Should Nintendo make this beast withought services attached to garner more revenue, I think $299 would be fair, and they have all my gaming purchases, 3DS, and Wii-u. If Wii-u is not playable on this proposed console, Nintendo loses that portion of my business as I am not going to purchase a Wii-u unless it is included in a new, technologically current, handheld console/tablet with full android access. There will always be a place for a stripped down version of the 3DS in it's current iteration, but I think Nintendo would do well to consider making a tablet version with or without services attached. The technology is there, easy to design I would think so little investment, but decent profits without services attached or possibly huge profits with services. Please Nintendo, give me a pocket monster worthy of your name. Since the fat ( I purchased day one) was released you continually produce units that are based on 15 year old technology which isn't going to exicte anyone, especially a gamer. Take a cue from Google, Amazon, Apple, et al, and give your customers something to make them googleyed. lol

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#2

Tuberocity commented on New System Update Is Winging Its Way To 3DS Co...:

Yes, I have the SanDisk Ultra SDHC, 32GB, class 10, 30GB/s bought for about 20 bucks on the net. Not sure we really need class 10, but better safe than sorry. Had mine in close to a year now, and no problems. Unless storing your music collection on there, 32GB is actually too much, 16GB would do fine, though 32GB is the bargain at only $10 dollars more. So, you takes your pick! lol If thinking of using in a camera at some later date (this is what these faster class cards are designed for) Get the newest Extreme version of this same card. Make sure the faster speed 45MB/s, 85MB/s, and 95MB/s is compatible with 3DS as I havn't researched this. I know the Sandisk Ultra class 10 30GB/s SDHC card is reliable since I've been using it with no issues, and it's very inexpensive compared to the extreme which is twice the cost, and would be a good purchase if serving double duty in a camera.

Just took a peek, the 64GB/s Sandisk Ultra SDXC is on sale at your local (major electronics retailer, the one we use for DLC's) store for $39.99; less expensive than the major online retailer. Treat yourself, that is a great price for a retail purchase, and you can have it in your hand quickly depending on your distance to the location.

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#3

Tuberocity commented on New System Update Is Winging Its Way To 3DS Co...:

Totaly different parameters on the 3DS when comparing to any phone or tablet designed to run an operating system which requires at least a GB of ram to run decently; though on the flip side, Nintendo did cheap out on these handhelds at a time when ram is very inexpensive. I think/hope, the next iteration will have a gigabyte of ram, better resolution on a larger screen, and LOUDER SOUND! This is one area the 3DS fails miserably by offering around 10mW (miliwatts) Earphones require at least 20mW to sound decent, and the better PMP's (personal media players) provide near or above 30mW of power/wattage. 1 watt = 1000mW An inexpensive computer speaker puts out 5-10 watts. A 30 mW amp in the 3DS would allow for some serious MP3 playing which adds to the functionality at an extremely low entry fee. Why Nintendo didn't charge $25 bucks more, and include better amp and video capabilitities is beyond me. $2 dollars would have supplied the 30mW to use the 3DS as a music player, but as it stands, and you're already aware of this if you own a 3DS, it's unlistenable, the speakers are atrocious, (more so on the 3DS-XL) and depending on the game, barely usable for it's intended audience, the gamer. Will get the update for reliability purposes, but don't expect much.

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#4

Tuberocity commented on Review: Art of Balance TOUCH! (3DS eShop):

Bit late to the fray, but bought this title, and it's great! Yes, the physics sometimes seem off, but this just adds to the challenge. Challenging puzzler, great time killer as it saves automatically, play for minutes or hours, great game for $7 bucks.

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#5

Tuberocity commented on Reaction: The Rayman Legends Delay Is a Low Bl...:

@brandonbwii - Like you, I have no inerest in Fire Emblem, over Rayman anyway. However, I spoke to fast in stating I hate UbiSoft as you are correct, I absolutely loved Rayman DS. There was a lot of content for the money in that game if one took the time to learn the controls as they were very difficult to learn which is (according to Amazon customer reviews) a huge reason it failed to garner a larger audience. Great game for $10 used at that STOP place. lol I'll get Origins as well, and any Rayman titles made for the 3DS. I'm fairly crafty though, and I'm not going to pay retail for a port of Legends if & when it makes it to the 3DS as the content surely will be cut, unlike Rayman DS. I will say, I don't like UbiSoft for the fact they buy into the 3D too much by releasing Rayman 3DS which at $16 was fun, but certainly not at a retail of $29 or $39. If Ubi releases Legends on the 3DS, I hope they skip the 3D effects, and don't cut the content to allow for those effects. As a Rayman Fan I too would be very upset with Ubisoft for delaying Rayan Legends in favor of thinking they can milk more cash out of the release if the game is released to all consoles at once. This is nonsense if true, and I have to disagree with you on that one. I Can't afford a Wii after purchasing the 3DS, and this is another reason I don't like Nintendo's practices because we DS owners should not have to wait either IF! Ubi & Nintendo decide to let 3DS owners have the privilage to purchase Legends. I may never get to experience the game as I will not buy another console until my little one is older, and if Nintendo has not changed their mode of game delivery (this system gets that game, this console gets that game, etc.) I feel cheated by Nintendo for not offering me, a 3 time DS owner, the same games available on all nintendo systems. If Ubisoft does make a 3DS version of Legends, I pray they do away with the 3D aspect, and even cut back on some of the graphic detail to allow a complete port on the 3DS. In the end however, were still brothers as WE LOVE RAYMAN!!! lol take care

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#6

Tuberocity commented on Reaction: The Rayman Legends Delay Is a Low Bl...:

I do tend to get wordy don't I! lol I too, at one time, would purchase whatever system I desired, but lifestyles change as do pocketbooks, and mine is now about a 1/4 of it's former glory. Those were the days. The economy is going to get worse, and shows no signs of a trunaround; just the opposite! Android wouldn't cut into Nintendo's base, and if anything, Android would increase their base as developers could write Nintendo specific titles available through Nintendo only, possibly in the E-Shop. The Cartridge based system would stay intatct, but I don't like the fact Nintendo offers console, and 3DS specific titles usually available on one or the other, but not both. If they do make available a dual system title,
the handheld version suffers due to Nintendo's lack of willingness to enable, through better hardware, the handhelds ability to play a console based game at console quality. With the costs of technology where they are at this point in time, (Look what the Google Nexus 7" tab offers for $199) Nintendo has no excuses relating to cost of manufacturing for not providing gamers with a handheld capable of playing full fledged console games with no less appeal than their flat panel console counterparts, other than the size of the screen of course. I paid $145 for my 3DS, new in the box, sealed, from a major retailer, with the 15 month warranty, and am pleased, but even $145 is too costly for what is on offer. Nintendo needs to rethink their handheld concepts, and likely the console itself needs attention as well. Technology is very inexpensive these days compared to my Fat DS at $149 which at the time, offered a great experience as does the 3DS, just not at $169, $99 would be closer to the mark. However, as I stated before, I would rather pay $250 for the all encompassing device described in my other post. Should Nintendo want to stay with a strict gaming handheld, design one to accommodate complicated motion and graphics at higher resolutions; allowing the release of titles heretofore only available on consoles. Price it well (in todays under $200, quad core cpu, high def IPS 7" tablet market) at $169, and Nintendo has DS that would be a VITA killler. Add in Android and the other features suggested in my post, add another $100, and you have a lot of happy gamers out there spending cash on higher priced console titles, assuming the same quality and experience as that of it's console counterpart. The addition of an HDMI out port , and a gamepad/joystick input port would make the handheld more inviting. I can take my basic console with me, and play games on the go or use it with an lcd panel as a console. This would certainly go far in the reasoning to purchase a new DS iteration. Come on Nintendo, give us something? I like your franchises, mainly Mario, and forego buying the better hardware of your competitors (the Sony VITA) due to this fact, but you better offer me something else as I feel Nintendo is milking it's franchises for everything they are worth, and ignoring the fact technology has changed, become less expensive, and you are still offering me a dressed up "FAT DS" for $169! The 3D is gimmick, it always has been, always will be. It's ok in some games, but most have no need of 3D, and I for one would rather have the extra pixels than the 3D. Even in 3D games like Mario 3D Land for example which has been touted as being one of the best at showing off 3D effects, I don't notice when playing I have mistakenly pushed the slider to full 3D. I don't notice it! I am a devoted fan of Mario Bros., and you are sticking it to me, and others by resting on your laurals, and not creating anything new because Nintendo corporate feels the existing franchises are enough to hold onto we devoted Nintendo fans while offering little in the way of advancement in the technology of the handheld market while charging top dollar for the privilege to own your devices, which are technologically speaking, far behind the times!. The new generation of gamers are upon you Nintendo! If you care to stay in the game (pun intended) you had better start offering technology that meets, and preferably, exeeds our expectations! We devotees deserve nothing less.

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#7

Tuberocity commented on Reaction: The Rayman Legends Delay Is a Low Bl...:

Rayman DS being one of my fav games of all time along with Mario 64 DS, I dislike, actually hate, Ubisoft & Nintendo for launching titles on one system, but not another. When designing the 3DS, Nintendo should have included the ability of the handheld to run any length, any design game whether made for the Wii-U, PS3, or X-Box. This economy does not enable the purchase of multiple systems to allow the "CUSTOMER" to play any game she/he may want to purchase. Nintendo has stated they are selling the 3DS at a loss (I don't believe this) just as Google, B & N, and Amazon, are doing with their tabs. As we, and the manufacturers know, the profits come from selling entertainment. Nintendo seems to lack the ability to see the big picture! I, and most, can't afford to purchase a $350 console to play games on, but I can afford the 3DS, and own one in the georgeous, mirror finish purple. Had Nintendo made the 3DS capable of playing content designed to run on consoles, their software/cartridge sales would have been much greater as I would buy Rayman Legends at $50 bucks for the 3DS if it were made available with no deletions in content. But, as I understand it, the 3DS version of Rayman Legends, if made available for the 3DS, would certainly be redesigned, and much of the content cut just as Nintendo did with Rayman 3D, a terrible port of an excellent game. I payed $16 for Rayman 3D so knew what to expepect, and enjoyed the game at that price. Nintendo, are your listening? You are missing the boat as it is sailing before your eyes, loaded with the cash you would have been happily tripping down to the bank with, but no, like most corporations these days, you are thinking of ways to milk the customer of as much cash the market will bare! In doing so, you are blind to the actual needs of your customers, which would put money in your coffers! You should have made a 3DS with a better screen, better hardware, more memory, better sound, Android installed, and a host of other features I could list that would have made the handheld worth $250, and they would have sold like hotcakes. You would have had to sell them at cost, but give the customer what they want, and you will see huge returns on your investment by marketing of media, not the hardware itself. CONTENT! This is where the cashflow is, not the console, not the handheld unit, not the hardware itself, CONTENT! These days we want entertainment in one unit, the second I bought, and experienced my Vizio VTAB1008 8" tab, I was overjoyed, but knew others would be as well, and future tablets would offer more bang for my dollar so I returned it. I saw this tablet war coming long ago, why is Nintendo refusing to jump into the fray? The new Wii-U would have been the perfect launching point with the current trends in handheld entertainment devices. Paying $169 for a piece of hardware that is very limited in it's abilities is not a good investment! I am very happy to say, I caught my 3DS on sale for $145 so am not unhappy with my purchase, and do enjoy the games, but would have willingly bought a 3DS with the aforementioned accoutrements for $250, possibly $300 depending on the hardware included. I have said it over and over Nintendo, get on the Android boat, and offer an all around, handheld, entertainment system simular to your Wii-U controller, but with a top of the line screen, great sound, GPS, Android, Possibly 3/4 G, etc. That being said, you understand what I, the "CUSTOMER"
would want. You have the chance to market the best of the best, and turn a corner you have so far been unwilling to turn. My $300 will be ready and waiting when I get word you have decided to manufacture an all around, handheld entertainment system allowing cartridge play along side of Android on a heretofore unseen, unheard, unthought of, somewhat futureproof, handheld device! I will not however, purchase a Wii-U at $350, nor will I purchase a Wii Mini for $99 so I can play $50 cartridges on my television! Nintendo, I have stated the forgoing many times before, and there is a rumor floating around Nintendo may have another device in the works. Lets hope this new device is something worthy of Nintendo because so far, you are always behind the competition hardware-wise. Lets hope this device will set a new standard for Nintendo along with a new and improved integrity based corporate stance. Trying to cut corners, investing little in the consumer in way of the hardware devices you sell, and generally trying to find ways to strip customers of cash they don't have is not the definition of integrity. Give them something in the here and now that reflects current technology, not some illconcieved 3D handheld with a terrible screen, terrible sound, and just WiFi b.g.? No b.g.n? That last one is a no brainer, especially at your original asking price, but you screwed us again by not including it. The 3DS is the epitomy of mediocrity! You didn't include a lot of things in your design, but in the end, I am very pleased with the price I paid, but I wouldn't have paid a dime more for what you offer in the 3DS. Old tech in a modern, georgeous, case. Please have some integrity, and don't offer us, your devoted customers, more overpriced, mediocre devices whose performance on many scales is that of a 15 year old device being sold as new technology at a new technology price. Give us something new and exciting at a giveaway price, and in turn we will fill that boat full of cash purchasing Nintendo's media, and make sure it stops at your port of call.
Give us a device that will be cross platform ready, play the DS cartridges, Android on board, considerably better sound quality, (through both speakers and earphones - Take a look at Cowen out of S.Korea for ideas on this) HD IPS 5/6/7" high end screen, a/b/g/n/ dual band WiFi, HDMI out, USB otg port, 64GB mini sdhc capable slot, 16-32GB included memory, 2GB ram, quad core cpu with a top of the line GPU, (this one is changing so fast, and prices are falling on all this hardware) a real GPS chip with assited GPS if 3G/4G is included or optional, some inexpensive earphones as most will purchase their own, gravity sensor, gyroscope, etc. the list would go on, but Nintendo, are you willing to make this product for us diehard gamers who want it all in one package? My $300 will be saved fi you do, but I hold little hope in your foresight as you seem to have no hindsight, and that spells disaster for we the customers, and for your stocks value!