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Sat 15th Feb 2014

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ZachBeacon commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Dismissal of Chris P...:

Apparently giving away company information while insinuating that your consumers are ignorant will get you fired. Who knew?

On a more serious note, NoA is a pretty secretive branch of an already secretive company and I can't imagine this will help things.



ZachBeacon commented on Splatoon Amiibo Scheduled to be Restocked in J...:

The demo was fun but I'm not buying the game unless I know I can get the Amiibo. Its bad enough they lock content behind figures you have to pay extra for but they aren't even trying to keep up with demand. This is ridiculous.



ZachBeacon commented on We Can't Release Virtual Console Games Any Fas...:

So Microsoft can flip a switch and give people access to their purchases from the previous generation but Nintendo - the company that has been making games longest – can’t manage more than a show trickle even among the VC games that have already been emulated on the original Wii?

“Please understand, this thing we’ve been doing forever is suddenly just too difficult”.

Also, WHAT “new development”? We’re over half way into the year with only Splatoon to show for it. New development is so slow that most of the titles shown at this year’s E3 were revealed LAST year…and they probable won’t show up until next year.



ZachBeacon commented on Nintendo Has No Plans For amiibo Support In Th...:

Mixed feelings

On the one hand I’m happy they aren’t locking content behind figures you can’t get.

On the other hand, the Zelda characters are among the few that you actually CAN get and I’d like to be able to do more with them. Link and Toon Link are among the most useful Amiibo and they still really don’t do that much.



ZachBeacon commented on Pokémon Jukebox Arrives For Free on Android D...:

Its so "easy" to use.

1) Download app
2) Hunt around for free tracks
3) Get sent to Pokemon website FAQs that don't say how to get free tracks
4) Restart app
5) Find free tracks
6) Attempt to download music
7) App dies
8) Repeat 4-7
9) Delete App.



ZachBeacon commented on Poll: We Need to Talk About amiibo - Where Do ...:

I like the idea of Amiibo and have several of the commons (and Toad) but I think I’m done buying games that tie content to figures that I can’t get.

I enjoyed the Splatoon testfire but I’m not buying the game if I can’t get the squid-related missions.

I was looking forward to the new Fire Emblem but, after being introduced to the series with Awakening, I hate the idea of not having Lucina.



ZachBeacon commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

Nintendo has been really bad lately about keeping up with demand for physical products. I don’t have a lot of faith that they’ll do any better with cards than they have with New 3DS systems or gamecube adapters.

If they’re removing the figure aspect then they ought to just sell DLC keys that would unlock content in multiple 3ds and Wii U games at once. Of course that would require a unified account system and Nintendo is really reluctant to catch up with their competitors on that front.

Even if the can make enough cards, how are they going to be sold? In packs? Then you run into the rarity problem all over again because we all know more Marios than Marth’s will be made. Individually? Then the stores that didn’t order enough Villagers … still won’t order enough Villagers. That’s assuming stores stock these at all; I’m sure theft is a bigger problem for small items like cards than slightly larger items like toys in bulky packaging.



ZachBeacon commented on Nintendo Download: 1st January (North America):

If the Must Haves thing is just a spotlight and not a sale then the smart thing would have been to feature them in December when people were deciding how to earn Deluxe Digital points.

January doesn't do anyone any good including NoA.



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

I never thought I'd type this but...

I want them to put Smash Bros on Vita.

I want there to be a five year gap between the announcement and the game coming out. Then I want the game to never leave Japan just to taunt this guy some more.



ZachBeacon commented on Talking Point: The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo ...:

Finally got a human after looking up an alternate customer service number online. He said it looked like I qualified but he’d have to open a case for them to send the email and it’d take 2-3 days. I seriously doubt I’m ever getting a response.

I guess I’ll just have to wait a week for the limited-use demo.



ZachBeacon commented on Talking Point: The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo ...:

I meet all the qualifications and didn’t get a code so I ended up emailing customer service to get it sorted out.

About 15 minutes ago I finally got an automated email from Nintendo telling me to call. When I called I got a recording saying call volume was too high and there’s no one available to help.

If you’re going to tell everyone who emails customer service to call you then you ought to hire some people to work the phones.



ZachBeacon commented on Demo for Super Smash Bros. 3DS Announced for N...:

So are these only going out to a handful of Platinum members? I’ve been a Platinum member for a couple years now and I’m receiving emails about things like the Zelda sale but I still haven’t gotten any codes. I tried going on the Club Nintendo site to see if there was more information but I can’t even log in due to all the traffic. NoA has been predictably unresponsive on twitter and it generally takes them several days to return email.



ZachBeacon commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (North America):

Child of Light is currently on sale on the PSN. Child of Light is currently on sale in the European eShop. Child of Light is NOT on sale in the American eShop.

I guess I’m getting Child of Light on my PS3. They’re less stingy with sales there.

Actually I bought many of those Capcom games in PSN sales already.



ZachBeacon commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

They can go after both. Right now they’re going after neither.

Still, I hope this is a sign they’ll stop launching new systems without strong first party games like Mario and Zelda. I think that lack of support is a big part of why the 3DS and Wii U took so long to get going.