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Monster Hunter, Star Fox fan

Male, 31, United States

Sun 20th Jan 2008

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XCWarrior commented on Poll: Nintendo's Free-to-Play Experiments - Ar...:

@Captain_Gonru That's how phone gaming works. Usually 90-95% for people don't pay for IAPs, but those who do go ALL IN. I know several friends that have made purchases in badge arcade already for whatever reason. More power to them I guess.

But otherwise I agree with everything you said. I do play shuffle maybe once a month, but it's not the best puzzle game in the world. PAD eats up enough of my time.



XCWarrior commented on Poll: Nintendo's Free-to-Play Experiments - Ar...:

Almost 50% like them,
Almost 20% not sure
Around 35% doesn't like (myself included)

So I guess Nintendo made about half of its user base happy. That's actually pretty solid. Stupid games to me, but hey, glad to see some of you are enjoying being nickel and dimed.

Will say out of their Fee 2 Pay games, Shuffle was the best. But I love puzzle games. I was a fan of the Rumble series, but F2P is bad. Badge Arcade is fast and boring. Rusty Real Deal I enjoyed, but the haggling concept made me stay away. Never tried Steel Diver.



XCWarrior commented on Rumour: A Class in Bravely Second is Supposedl...:

@FriedSquid Half and half. I am serious with that we always have to find something to be mad about. Some set of people are being abused or misrespresentated or whatever. And it's not coming from that set of people! I want to hear from some native American what offends them and what doesn't. I don't want to hear from PC crazy people who THINK they know what the Native Americans think.



XCWarrior commented on Rumour: A Class in Bravely Second is Supposedl...:

@faint Wow, not even recognizing the cowboy race as a legitimate one. Let me guess, even though video game players are looked down upon, we aren't going to recognize them as having a real culture either, and if they get wiped out, who cares, right?

A race can be more than a bloodline. Americans are a massive mixing pot... no one true of blood line. A culture is a group of people's way of life. So yeah, cowboys were a thing, and now they've been wiped off the face of the earth and replaced with emo kids and highly offended cry babies.



XCWarrior commented on Rumour: A Class in Bravely Second is Supposedl...:

@faint And what happened to the Cowboys? They don't seems to be around anymore. Oh that's right, they were wiped out too. But apparently none of their descendants are offended by being in the game. John Wayne's probably rolling over in his grave right now. A female cowboy, so offensive!



XCWarrior commented on Feature: Our Top 10 Wii U eShop Games - Third ...:

Based on votes, Shantee is the one that seems more well loved by the fans vs the NL staff. otherwise everyone seems in sync.

Weird note: I have Ducktales and NES Remix on Disk, and would have gotten Shovel Knight on disc if I knew it would come to retail.



XCWarrior commented on Feature: Memories of Court Battles in Mario Te...:

@Xaessya "We were disappointed by the lack of content in our preview and are currently testing out online play before publishing our review, but what we can say right now is that we won't be singing from the hilltops about this one."

It says when right in the first paragraph. Literacy, pass it on!

Sad my entry wasn't used... apparently my goal to be concise with my memories was not the way to go.



XCWarrior commented on Nintendo Download: 19th November (North America):

Not the best week as we head into the holiday season. There's some stuff there for sure, but most is niche.

And well there is the abomination that is Mario Tennis. I totally get Nintendo Life's delay to score it because of online, but all that is gonna do is maybe change the score from a 2/10 to a 3/10 if it's any good.



XCWarrior commented on Site News: A Brief Update on Our Mario Tennis:...:

@ThomasBW84 SEriously? No equipment to require? Dumb.

Based on what reviews I've seen, this game is very very bare bones all around. Doubt it will get any updates, but I hope Nintendo learns its lesson and doesn't rush a game out like this again. I would obviously rather have Zelda U and Star Fox delayed and polished over this, but don't publish a game not ready to go.



XCWarrior commented on The Next Nintendo Direct is on 12th November:

@Maggots The main difference for Nintendo when it came to getting release dates wrong vs other companies was Mr. Iwata nicely saying, "Please Understand." We got mad but somehow that taught our brains to laugh it off.

We'll see if the new CEO can say something equally disappointing but yet somehow soften the blow.

Cause if Zelda console titles have taught us anything over the last 3 generations, Nintendo is totally guessing when it comes to when their big games will be finished.



XCWarrior commented on Talking Point: Deep Breaths Are Needed as High...:

I just hope it's worth watching. As this editorial points out, most of the time the NDs are shown at a terrible time. But the last 5 or 6 had so little worth while content I never bothered to watch them even when i got home.

I am not expecting a lot outside of paid DLC and release windows for 2016 games. This just isn't the right time of year to be announcing new games coming out in the next 2 months. But Nintendo is all about doing things terribly wrong marketing wise, as evident by pretty much every marketing decision regarding the WiiU since its reveal.



XCWarrior commented on The Next Nintendo Direct is on 12th November:

@jariw SHould I remind you of when Nintendo denied the existence of the DS (or was it the DS lite) and then announced it like the next day.

I love Nintendo, but they are a company. And companies lie to their consumers because they know it doesn't matter.



XCWarrior commented on The Next Nintendo Direct is on 12th November:

@CrazedCavalier Or sarcasm. Just good ol' joyful sarcasm.

My 2nd list, the realistic list, is my way of keeping expectations low. So if Nintendo manages to outdue that, I can be pleasantly surprised. But it's a late year direct. It's the holiday season already, so they really don't want to announce anything too major right now.

I bet more than half of my predictions come true, versus what a lot of other sites will try to hype up with their guesses.

And whose zero?



XCWarrior commented on The Next Nintendo Direct is on 12th November:

@NowhereMan11 Earlier this year, Nintendo said Zelda and Star Fox would be out this year.

In other words, Nintendo lies just like every other company. I didn't mention NX, but mobile will be mentioned. I don't care what the release says. That's where they are putting their money, so they aren't going to ignore it.



XCWarrior commented on The Next Nintendo Direct is on 12th November:

My hype is at a 1 (lowest) out of 10. They are doing this to basically confirm the company still exists post-Iwata. But just for fun:

Fan's expectations:

  • 2 new Zelda games next year
  • 3 new Mario games next year
  • Super Metroid 2 announced
  • Waluigi will get his own game, and will team up with Daisy on an epic adventure
  • All amiibo will be plentiful and only $5
  • the new Nintendo rewards program will include meeting Miyamoto if you buy only 2 games a year
  • Free games
  • 200 VC titles released each on WiiU and 3DS
  • WiiU and 3DS price dropped to $49.99 and packed with 2 games


  • Zelda TP remake
  • Lots of mobile talk
  • One new game that will make us scratch our head and go "huh?"
  • paid DLC for games we already own
  • some old amiibo will get restocked
  • some vague reminders of games we know about getting 2016 release windows
  • some still image of the new Nintendo president useful for a meme
  • oh and No VC games for 3DS ever again by virtue of not being mentioned


XCWarrior commented on Nintendo Is Making Female Characters Cover Up ...:

@Dezzy I think it's cute that for over a day everyone knew I was being sarcastic and replied correctly. And then you came. Fox News overracts to things. That's the joke. Laugh and move on. Both political parties are equally massive jokes and need to learn to work together for the betterment of America.



XCWarrior commented on Nintendo Shares Level Out After $4 Billion Dro...:


No seriously like what did they expect. The first time people saw the Wii, at the very least people were intrigued. Nintendo is praying with this game that will come out in 2017 at this point that people will remember Nintendo is a video game company and try it out based on that.



XCWarrior commented on Video: Just Who Exactly is Miitomo Designed for?:

If you like Animal Crossing, Tomadochi Life or Miis, this game is for you.

Of if you like any of those social time sucks that exists on the Internet everywhere. In other words, this will attract back those customers Nintendo after the Wii/DS era.



XCWarrior commented on Nintendo Is Making Female Characters Cover Up ...:

America in a nutshell:

Developers - "Hey, we got this game where you can kill hundreds of people with guns and knives and there's tons of blood and swearing."

America - "Sounds like a great game for my 7 year old!"

Developers - "We have this game where a woman is dressed up in a scantly clad bikini."

America - "Holy crap get Fox News on this! We cannot have this kind of thing destroying our children's innocence!"

The double standard is unbearable sometimes...



XCWarrior commented on Nintendo Confirms That amiibo Sales Have Now R...:

I finally bought my first amiibo yesterday. My buddy wanted Yoshi's Wooly World, and I was using my Best Buy Gamers Card Unlocked to get him 20% off. He didn't want the Yoshi Yarn Amiibo, but as I stared at him, his cuteness broke me and I figured for what was essentially $8, I'd pick him up.

Yoshi is so adorable... but almost completely useless. Guess I'll unlock stuff in Mario Kart and Smash, but that's it out of my games.



XCWarrior commented on Super Mario Maker Gets Mid-Level Checkpoints a...:

Very good updates. Glad to see they are coming. Especially the checkpoints, as WAY too many people have this undying need to use the entire possible length with every level. Sometimes folks, less is more.

And as this wasn't good enough for a Nintendo Direct, I stand by my stance that NDs are done.



XCWarrior commented on AeternoBlade 2 Confirmed for the 3DS eShop:

I played the demo and enjoyed it. It's still on my "wish list," and I'll pick it up eventually, just have too many unfinished eshop titles lingering on my 3DS. But I look forward to a sequel, I do hope they clean up some stuff, but as a whole the demo was fun.



XCWarrior commented on Fresh Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Details Reveal Shig...:

Kind of interesting to learn what happened to NST, though as a whole, are these "look at why this game never was released" pieces popular? I know its slow news wise, but my interest in why something didn't come out is pretty low.



XCWarrior commented on Review: Guitar Hero Live (Wii U):

@Grumblevolcano Personally, when I look at reviews on any store website, I actually READ the description, and ignore the star or number rating.

I can't tell you how many times I've seen something like, "Device works great, but it took longer to setup than I expected - 2 out of 5 stars." REALLY? You probably didn't even read how to set it up, and because of that you gave it a 2 out of 5, even though you said it works great.

Review are people's opinions, no matter what the context. Obviously when 85 out of 100 people say something is bad, its probably bad, but that's why people need to stop thinking that 8 out 10 is bad score. This isn't school, stop comparing it to a grading system where 69 out of 100 and below is failing.



XCWarrior commented on Review: Guitar Hero Live (Wii U):

@Shiryu More and more I think the employees know full well what they SHOULD say, but they need to make sales to keep their jobs. So when a mom asks, "Is this game Devil's Third OK for my 8 year old?" they are going to respond, "Well it's got some guns, but what TV show doesn't, and they learn to count to 3 too!" And the game is sold.