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Thu 17th April, 2014

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Wouwter commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd October (Europe):

"Animal Crossing: New Leaf Jack, the Czar of Halloween (Nintendo, €1.49 / £1.39)"

Apparently this is a theme for the 3DS too. I wonder when the regular Animal Crossing themes will come.




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

@617Sqn And less of a reason for people to buy Nintendo systems, which means Nintendo loses out on money there. On top of that they would have to pay Sony to bring games to their system ánd they have to work with systems that aren't catered to their own developers, which could mean a loss of quality. Plenty of potential for people to lose out. (Funny how it's always Nintendo that has to bring their exclusives to other consoles though. :P)

@JusticeColde Oh man, I love George of the Jungle. :D



Wouwter commented on Talking Point: History Shows Us That Nintendo'...:

Nintendoomed... to exist forever. :)

"The decision to abandon what became the first PlayStation must surely be one of the worst Nintendo's ever made"

Does someone know where to find the real story behind this? I think I've read or heard that if Nintendo took this deal with Sony, Sony would have the rights to make their own SNES console that played all of Nintendo's games. I'm not sure that would have been such a great deal for Nintendo.


That looks incredibly weird.



Wouwter commented on Nintendo Region Locks Consoles To Get More Har...:

Definitely see this as a possibility. There are people importing a Japanese 3DS to play one or more games that aren't out (MH4 for instance) or importing special editions that will never come out here. There don't even have to be a lot of people doing it, even 1% of 3DS owners makes up almost half a million sales.



Wouwter commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

@Einherjar First off, thanks, your response is great. :D Really explains some of the problems.

I get that localisation is time consuming, it's just that when a game comes here (Netherlands) it will most likely still be in English. That really makes it feel like a pain waiting for games.

To the network thingie, can't you access stores from other regions on your Playstation and Xbox? It's what they claim here anyway.

You're right that there's probably only a handful games that don't come here (from the US anyway), but some arrive much later (SMTIV, just delayed again) or don't get a physical release (like Phoenix Wright 1 2 3 in Japan). It just feels like an unnecessary step back from the DS (I actually have two Japanese games on that).
My reaction about not buying their next handheld is a bit overblown, they'll probably sucker me into it anyway, darn them and their great games. :P But region locking is still sad in my mind.



Wouwter commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

@Einherjar Which is why they should release their games at the same time, or close to each other (no point in importing a game if it'll arrive after it's out in your country).
I don't understand your other points, online integration etc.
It's just silly that Nintendo decides for everyone that region-locking is the way to go, it's not even developers choosing region-lock. :( Anyway, if their next handheld is region-locked I don't think I'll be buying it.



Wouwter commented on Poll: Tell Us What You Think of the New Ninten...:

I like the standard New 3DS a lot better than the XL, with the coloured buttons and the interchangeable faceplates, but I don't think I can go from the (old) 3DS XL to the standard New 3DS. It's weird that the faceplates aren't on the XL. I love the idea of customising my 3DS, changing it every so often to shake thing up. :)

Also, I hope they give it a new name in the west (some mentioned 3DS plus, I like that). 'New' might be good enough to differentiate the systems in Japan, but it will lead to confusion everywhere else.



Wouwter commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

New Nintendo 3DS — 16,000 Yen pre-tax (approx $153 / €117 / £92.60)
New Nintendo 3DS LL (XL) — 18,800 Yen pre-tax (approx $180.60 / €137.50 / £108.80)

It's nice that you converted those prices, but we all know it's going to cost $160/€160 and $188/€188. :(



Wouwter commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

@akaDv8R Funny how you seem to be on the other end of the spectrum, where you're not allowed to criticise Nintendo... ever (maybe you should grow up and not take criticism of Nintendo personal?). I love Nintendo, the 3DS and Wii U are the only gaming devices I own right now. That doesn't mean I have to like everything they do.
You're right, I can choose not to use it, but I will still see it online. Yes, it's free, that doesn't mean it's good. (Actually, I like one of the cars because it doesn't look as out of place as the other ones.)