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WaxxyOne

WaxxyOne

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#2

WaxxyOne commented on A Fresh Super Mario Bros. Infinite Lives Trick...:

It sure looks like a neat bug, but I can't confirm it's even possible because getting the hammer bro. to jump and throw a hammer that will hit you while you're on the vine seems to be virtually impossible. When he first appears on the screen, he always does a high jump. After that, he seems to only do so while the screen is scrolling. Executing the perfect run that gets the vine out of the block and then causes the screen to scroll while you're on it doesn't seem likely without at least a tool-assisted run or some other hackery.

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#3

WaxxyOne commented on FIFA 15 Is Lacing Its Boots For A Wii And 3DS ...:

I know it would never happen, but the more articles I see like this, the more I wish for the day when Nintendo returns to the forefront of sales with a console (Wii U or otherwise) that boasts the sales figures of the Wii... and then denies EA any right to release games on it.

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#6

WaxxyOne commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial ...:

This should probably be patched out, the way snaking in Mario Kart DS should have been. While getting sparks to get boosts is an intended feature of the game, hopping to maintain boost speed is not an advertised feature and also doesn't make physical sense. Your kart should lose speed more quickly, not more slowly, when having to expend energy to push itself off the ground.

I'm betting Nintendo will decide to patch this if all the Nintendo TV videos start showing off all the racers hopping around like idiots.

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#8

WaxxyOne commented on Nintendo Announces The GameCube Controller Ada...:

@Funny_Moblin The Wii U Pro Controller comes with a built in rechargeable battery, but it does have a clearly removable cover secured with a standard (if smallish) Phillips screw, so I would imagine it could be replaced with relative ease. The cover's appearance is very close to the cover on the back of the Wii U gamepad but is obviously much smaller as I'm sure the battery is as well since it doesn't need the capacity to drive a large screen and speakers.

I have not so far noticed any degradation in battery life, and I seriously doubt you could use standard batteries even if you wanted to, but I haven't opened my controller up to check exactly what's in there.

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#9

WaxxyOne commented on Nintendo Announces The GameCube Controller Ada...:

OMG Nintendo just made me a fan boy all over again. I LOVE the Gamecube controller, it's really the only way I've ever been comfortable playing Smash Bros. so this is perfect that the new game is being released will full support right off the bat. I would also assume that other games, notably Gamecube VC titles (whenever Nintendo gets around to releasing those) would support the adapter as well. Can't wait!

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#11

WaxxyOne commented on Don't Touch Anything Red announced for Wii U e...:

Played demo for 3 minutes. Exited demo. I now have no need to pay any money for this "game" as I have experienced literally everything I want to (and more) out of it.

Mindless cell phone games like this are terrible, and Nintendo has no need of such garbage on their system.

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#12

WaxxyOne commented on Handle Stand Adds Steering Wheelosity to Your ...:

@unrandomsam From the instruction manual snapshot they posted, it seems the mount is making use of the threaded bolt hole on the back of the gamepad (inserted in step 1, tightened in step 2). I seriously doubt the gamepad is going to detach from that mount while that is screwed in fully.

$50 is a little steep, but if the build quality is good enough it might be worth it. I will wait until it comes out and there are actual reviews of it before considering a purchase.

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#13

WaxxyOne commented on Talking Point: It's Not Too Late for Nintendo ...:

I'd love to see Minecraft ported to the Wii U because the system badly needs the added support, and it'd be good to show off a game that would actually make good use of the Wii U gamepad instead of just using it for off-screen play.

That said, I'd be unlikely to buy it or any console version of Minecraft, because the PC version will always be way more up to date and infinitely more expansive than the limited console versions.

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#16

WaxxyOne commented on Video: Musician Lindsey Stirling Dresses Up As...:

As far as I'm concerned, she can dress up however she likes as long as she continues sharing such amazing music with us.

I get why some people might not be impressed with her unique combination of violin and interpretive dance, and I know there are other violinists that are as good and maybe even better. I don't care. She dared to combine two things she loved in a truly unique way, and most people agree that it works to one degree or another. She's also a great person, which is way more than I can say for most artists these days.

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#18

WaxxyOne commented on Video: Nintendo Shows Off The Wii U's Forthcom...:

@gohanrage Assuming that demonstration is even running on real hardware and is not just a pre-stitched video being streamed to a Wii U gamepad, they still need to do testing, localization, etc.

They're showing a prototype version in Japanese that works with a single first-party game. Before they can release the feature to the wild, they need to translate the appropriate text for all the different countries and languages they support, and also test a wide variety of games to ensure the titles and icons appear correctly and whatever magic they're doing on the back-end to reduce load times doesn't cause those games to become unstable. Once that's done, they need to push the various region-specific versions to their patch servers, test that the patch downloads and installs correctly under real-world conditions, and then flip the flag that lets consumer systems know there's a new update ready to go.

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#19

WaxxyOne commented on Video: Nintendo Shows Off The Wii U's Forthcom...:

Very cool addition. Younger gamers might not even remember what it was like to put in a cartridge/disc, turn on the power and have the title screen appear, but this is pretty dang close to that experience. Well done, Nintendo!

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#21

WaxxyOne commented on Review: NES Remix 2 (Wii U eShop):

Is the difficulty of the challenges actually lower or is it just that you're more familiar with the games on offer? I know the challenges I had the toughest time with on the first NES Remix were for games that I never played or only briefly touched as a kid — Games like Clu Clu Land (which I'd never heard of before Super Smash Bros. Melee), Golf and Ice Climbers gave me the most trouble, and it's probably not because of the challenges actually being that hard but more that I just didn't know what I was doing most of the time.

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#22

WaxxyOne commented on Nintendo Involved In Patent Dispute Over Wii U...:

From reading some of that patent, it appears to be for a device that can intercept and store video data being sent to a monitor so that the stored data can be displayed on a second screen and optionally zoomed, scaled, etc. It also specifically mentions being used with PCs and connected by physical wires. It does not mention using any kind of compression/decompression technology, cannot accept realtime video data except that already being sent to the primary monitor and not directly intended to be displayed on a second screen by the PC, and is touted as working independent of the operating system software running on the computer.

So, the ONLY similarity to the Wii U gamepad you are basing this suit on is that there are two screens which can show different data at once? Cause, here's the thing. To successfully demonstrate patent infringement, you have to prove that you were first to come up with the concept and use it in a real-world scenario.

I'm pretty freaking sure computers have been able to have 2+ monitors connected concurrently showing different content for quite some time, certainly prior to 2000 when this patent was filed. Now, I'm no lawyer, but I think I could have saved you a bunch of trouble....

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#28

WaxxyOne commented on Weirdness: You Can Now Play Zelda Really Badly...:

I tried this out for 15 minutes or so. There were only 15-20 people in the chat so the game was relatively stable, but still very hard to coordinate, especially with about a 30-second delay on inputs. Nevertheless it still felt way too good when we finally guided link into the first dungeon after 8 minutes of aimlessly wandering around the screen.

Is this the greatest new way to play games? No. Is it a fun experiment just to see what happens? Absolutely. Give it a spin for a few minutes.

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#29

WaxxyOne commented on VBlank Entertainment Planning Free Retro City ...:

@CrabGats I'm not talking about the indie developer that made the game. He's awesome. But you can't tell me Nintendo doesn't at least do a cursory QA pass before putting the game on their service. If it were something obscure I could understand, but not even selecting a menu option just shows this either wasn't tested or they didn't care.

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#31

WaxxyOne commented on NES Remix 2 Will Bring Even More 8-Bit Favouri...:

@MrCharles77 Did you even play the first remix? That's the best idea a game company has had in a long time and easily worth the $15, and most of those games weren't even that great. Remix 2 looks way better and is still only $15. But by all means, go back to your Call of Duty 72 1/2.

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#32

WaxxyOne commented on NES Remix 2 Will Bring Even More 8-Bit Favouri...:

@Gold All the games featured in the original NES Remix could be purchased on VC right from the games menu by selecting an icon on the screen. Remix 2 isn't coming out until April, Now what do you think that says about the release date of Super Mario Bros. 3 on VC? Hmm?

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#35

WaxxyOne commented on Feature: Nintendo Games Our Readers Would Love...:

I think Nintendo needs to change their strategy with virtual console on the Wii U. On the Wii, they were selling systems like hotcakes on the motion controls and Wii Sports alone, so they could afford to release a few VC games a week with really only one or two good ones a month. The Wii U is failing, and unleashing a large amount of great games from their back catalog can only make the system more attractive to prospective buyers. Leverage that library, Nintendo!

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#36

WaxxyOne commented on Speedrunner Alert - Majora's Mask Glitch Allow...:

I love insights like this into how the game was coded and how you can break the developers' carefully-constructed code.

I doubt you'll ever be able to use the song to warp somewhere there's not an owl statue, because I'm pretty sure the game just loads up a cutscene showing you arriving after you select a location. It most likely locks up when an invalid location is selected because the memory being pointed at doesn't have a cutscene in it.

Awesome trick, though.

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#37

WaxxyOne commented on Video: Learn How To Play Mega Man: The Board ...:

I don't know. Board games are hard to judge from a video, and it might be pretty fun once you're playing, but this demonstration didn't look that exciting. With a property like Megaman, the fun is in the flavor, and they didn't do much to add any that I could see. For example, the boss battle dice mechanics are pretty dry overall... 1-2: miss, 3-4: 2 damage, 5: 3 damage, 6: discard and take damage. Great, but how does that translate to the character of Ice Man? Why don't you come up with clever different attacks he could be doing and describe them on the boss card, rather than just having random die rolls equate to dry, uninteresting statistics?

If the game is polished up more and more flavor is added, they might have something. As it is I'll pass on this.

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#39

WaxxyOne commented on Dallas Tech Company iLife Thinks Nintendo Stol...:

I'm pretty sure I invented using motion for playing games when I came up with the idea of picking up two (2) plastic cubes with numbers on each side, tossing my arm around repeatedly to sufficiently randomize their orientation, and then releasing them onto the table or gaming surface (henceforth known as "THE SURFACE" — Microsoft, you'll be hearing from my lawyers as well) and using the resulting random number created by combining the two values shown on the top-most face of each cube to influence the board game I was playing.

This is bullpoopydoodiedoggiepooples, and I want my cut of Nintendo's profits too!
Please watch the profanity — TBD

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#40

WaxxyOne commented on Nintendo Ordered to Pay Royalties on 3DS Sales...:

This guy isn't a patent troll, he has a genuine grievance against Nintendo. As much as I hate to see Nintendo lose a legal battle, vilifying him for using the law as it was intended is certainly not helpful. Hopefully the award, if it stands, will not hurt Nintendo too badly or impact the future of the 3DS console and hurt gamers, but they really should have been more careful about how they implemented the 3D technology in the first place.

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#41

WaxxyOne commented on Nintendo Apologises for Nintendo Network Issue...:

@LastLife Has he called Nintendo support? I'm sure if he explained the situation they could reactivate the license on his old 3DS so the files on the SD card would once again be compatible. Worst case scenario, he'd have to send it into their service center so they could manually fix it.

Unless he wiped the SD card, that is...

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#42

WaxxyOne commented on Nintendo Apologises for Nintendo Network Issue...:

Sony gave away a couple games from a (very) limited list.... after keeping quiet about the fact that all of your credit card information had been stolen weeks earlier.

Microsoft tried their very best to ignore the red ring o' death until the backlash became too great, then extended the console's warranty specifically for the RROD issue and redesigned the console to reduce the chance of it happening again.

Nintendo's online services have intermittent issues for 3 days and you guys all want free crap. Come on. This may have caused some of you a minor inconvenience when you couldn't go buy a new game without waiting until morning when the service was available. Big freaking whoop. I'm sure everyone would like free stuff, but Nintendo is under no obligation to provide it, especially with an outage this minor.

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#43

WaxxyOne commented on Nintendo Network Services Now Starting to "Ope...:

The exact same issue occurred last year when people opened their Wii U on Christmas morning only to find out they had to wait for a 2+ GB system update to download before they could use their new system. There's a simple lesson to be learned here:

If you're a parent buying a Wii U (or any modern console for that matter) and planning to give it to your family on Christmas day, open that sucker up BEFORE XMas day arrives, get it online and patched up, and download the software and updates you're wanting to have when the kids open their shiny new gift on Christmas day. It doesn't matter what the service is, millions of people slamming it on the same morning is going to cause problems every time. Do the smart thing and plan ahead, people!

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#44

WaxxyOne commented on Pokémon Bank Withdrawn From 3DS eShop in Japa...:

@Peach64 I would rather deal with the eShop being down for a few days once a year than have to pay a fee every month in order to play multiplayer games, thanks. This inconvenience will be a memory in a couple days, but you'll still be paying for Xbox Live for as long as you want to keep playing the games. Sorry, I think the free service wins.

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#46

WaxxyOne commented on Video: Just Look For The U On The Box, Nintend...:

This is a good effort to show the differences and gives the great games the spotlight they deserve, showing just enough footage for people to get the idea and want to head online to look up more info. I think it's also important to show the Wiimotes in use to clearly show that this is still a Nintendo console and your existing controllers can be used. I don't care so much about the lack of the pro controller because it's an optional accessory and would probably remind people too much of an Xbox controller. Nintendo is the company that wants to stand apart and show people how they're different, not create unwanted comparisons between them and their competitor's hardware.

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#47

WaxxyOne commented on GamePad High Capacity Battery Now Available in...:

If this increases the gamepad's weight by more than a few ounces, I'll pass. I'd rather have to set the thing on its stand or plug in the cord once in awhile than introduce controller fatigue to an otherwise perfectly-balanced controller.

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#48

WaxxyOne commented on Rumour: Minecraft Is Already In Development Fo...:

It'd be cool to see MineCraft on the Wii U as I think the gamepad controls would do wonders for the crafting mechanic that had to be cut back for the 360 and PS3 releases. That said, I would only seriously consider this if it offered more than the other cut down console versions, such as expansive worlds (not size-limited to a certain region) and the newer PC features that were dropped to get those versions out the door.

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#49

WaxxyOne commented on Review: Wii Sports Club: Golf (Wii U eShop):

I appreciate the attempt at a more realistic golf experience, and the amount of holes to play is nice, even if some of the ones based on NES Golf are completely unrealistic. What is weird to me is, I'm a decent amateur golfer in the real world, but I'm terrible at this game. After struggling to figure out what I was doing wrong, I arrived at the conclusion that the Wiimote's angle throughout your entire swing is measured to determine the ball's trajectory, when in reality the only thing that should count is where the head is when it makes contact with the ball. Because of this strange decision on Nintendo's part, I find the only way I can play is to abruptly stop my follow-through once the ball has been struck, which in real life would ruin a proper golf swing. I hope they fix that in a patch because it tarnishes the whole experience for me and it's the reason I'm not going to be buying that sport yet.

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#50

WaxxyOne commented on Review: NES Remix (Wii U eShop):

@Henmii Oh don't worry, the wackiness is intact. It might not feature half-naked dudes showing off their chest hair and you don't have to pick anyone's nose, but some of the remixes are really bizarre, like the Mario Bros. level where the whole screen zooms way out, or an Excitebike track where everything is green and the screen periodically "pings" as if someone is scanning using SONAR. The qualify of this is really mixed for me. On the one hand I love the silhouette levels which remind me of Donkey Kong Country Returns and add a little challenge without taking you completely out of the zone. I also love the few cross-over challenges I've unlocked so far, but a lot of the "remixes" are just the normal game with funky graphic and sound overlays and don't really do much more than annoy you while you play.