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Sat 15th February, 2014

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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.



ZachBeacon commented on Heracross and Pinsir Distribution for Pokémon...:

While asking about the codes at the first Gamestop I passed on my way home, I was greeted with the same blank look that their employees usually give me.

The second store was a little more helpful. Apparently they were supposed to come along with a special display and a lot of stores didn’t get them.

Oh Gamestop, will you ever stop being awful?



ZachBeacon commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS File Size i...:

I’ve never gotten anything larger than 32GB to work on a 3DS and I’m low on space so I guess I’m going retail. At least Smash Bros being huge makes sense; I have no idea how that awful Donkey Kong game can take up all that space.



ZachBeacon commented on Nintendo Download: 14th August (North America):

No Child of Light Sale.

No Smash Bros Sale.

The same handful of lousy games are perpetually on sale.

No retail game downloads at all.

No 3DS VC at all.

Two okay looking but overpriced Wii U VC games.

It’s a little sad that the NoA eShop has been so pathetic that the two Wii U VC games makes this a decent week, relatively speaking.



ZachBeacon commented on Heracross and Pinsir Distribution for Pokémon...:

Gamestop? So we can walk into the store, preorder the game, and have them look at us funny when we ask about the code? Then we can come back to the store months later and have them give us the wrong version of the game?