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Tue 15th February, 2011

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bluedogrulez commented on Feature: Explaining Humble Bundle and What it ...:

I plopped down $10 for the 5 Wii U games (since I do not own a 3DS). Gave them all a quick run, and all but Olli Olli grabbed me. Guacamelee and SW Dig appear to be the modern version of 8-bit platforms that I enjoy and are terrific stylistically. The Fall looks very intriguing as well. Had a very Metroid space isolation feel.



bluedogrulez commented on Review: Splatoon (Wii U):

So if I play online (8-player turf wars), how many additional family members can play with me from the same console?
a) Zero
b) 1
c) 2
d) 3
e) 4

I think the answer is (a) . . . but not sure.

Getting Splatoon (and my Target issued shooter, lol) at launch regardless. Looks awesome.



bluedogrulez commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:

I have an iPod Nano somewhere with 1000+ of my favorite songs. It died. The computer the songs were backed up on died. They're gone. Meanwhile, I have every CD I ever bought. So yeah, physical copies for me, please.

I do think it is possible for even physical games to be "pulled" by an update kill-pill. But can't see that ever happening....



bluedogrulez commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

I'll miss the forest for the trees with this comment: I'm stunned that Nintendo is working with Best Buy on this. My Best Buy only has a nearly empty quarter shelf dedicated to Nintendo games, half of which are used Wii games. There is an appalling lack of offerings. So why Best Buy? Why?!?!

Okay, I know why only 8 locations is more germane, but had to get that off my chest.



bluedogrulez commented on Parent Trap: Splatoon Is The Perfect Family Fi...:

I'm still confused about one point: How many players can be connected to a single Wii U in any mode? If it is limited to 2 players, then Splatoon cannot be considered the perfect family game . . . half of my family will be playing and the other half waiting to play.



bluedogrulez commented on Disney Infinity 3.0 is Announced With Star War...:

Love it, and my kids will too. Infinity has supplanted Skylanders in my house. Kids actually like the creative/unstructured play of the toybox. And we just finished our first family viewing of Star Wars I-VI, so yeah, we're ready. But where's Padame?



bluedogrulez commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Vir...:

I have a ton of NES-N64 carts, so for me, the attraction of the Virtual Console was games from other systems, particularly arcade games. These offerings are drying up. Still waiting for arcade Punch Out!!! BTW.

And just say no to subscription services. We've got enough monthly expenses around here without them.



bluedogrulez commented on First Impressions: Tapping In With amiibo Tap:...:

Really should have been scene based than 180 second limited, as noted.

We did enjoy Kirby Superstar very much (one of the 3 random games assigned to our small amiibo collection). Kirby hasn't made it into my game collection, but that will likely now change.



bluedogrulez commented on Just When You Thought the Humble Wii Was Dead,...:

Very much doubt we'll see that one in the States as squash is even less popular than racketball, which had its nadir in the 1980s. PAL land collectors should jump on that one though . . . ultra late releases always seem to become super rare years on.



bluedogrulez commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning F...:

@jenkje: Well said.

I haven't checked since DLC#2, but I think we are still without Staff ghosts for time trials in the DLC cups. An easy add. And a battle arena mode would turn the best racing game into the most perfect one, IMHO.

Nintendo has been way too generous here for me to demand extra tracks, characters or vehicles, but they, of course, would always be welcomed.



bluedogrulez commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

@97alexk: Amen.

Youtube's effectiveness as a marketing tool is so random. My kids want anything EvanTubeHD or CookieSwirlC feature, but I don't think any market executive would have thought that a little kid and a kooky woman with a funny voice and hands (no face apparently) would be so effective.



bluedogrulez commented on Nintendo Submits Trademark for NES Controller:

My affinity for the NES controller design appears to be without end. Interesting story, TW, I'm guessing Big N is sick of folks milking that design for profit. ***RACES TO EBAY TO BUY ANYTHING NES CONTROLLER RELATED WHILE THERE IS STILL TIME***



bluedogrulez commented on Video: Greatness Awaits In This New Project CA...:

I second the hope for a 90s Arcade Racer update.

With the MK DLC #2 and Splatoon right around the corner, not too concerned with Project Cars coming later to Wii U. But . . . where is all the actual gameplay footage (from any version)??



bluedogrulez commented on Reaction: LEGO Dimensions Could be a Sales Phe...:

But Nintendo hasn't pushed anything for the Wii U, even its own amiibo. The local Toys R Us has a RIDICULOUSLY huge Skylanders displace right as you walk in. The amiibo have a quarter length of a shelf in the back of the store. (And Big N would say they are selling like hot cakes, so no lesson learned). Big N just really doesn't market that hard, and too bad b/c its current system is great.



bluedogrulez commented on Feature: A Day in The Future Life of a Nintend...:

@Punished_Boss_84: This!
I really don't want that kind of future. I do not need the Big N to be in my face or ears or in my pocket all day long. And [gosh darn] it, I love my Wii U. I am content with just about everything it offers (only wishing there would be more awesome titles). And so sick of the belly aching about how it needs to be more. Just play it!! But I am a dinosaur I guess . . . .



bluedogrulez commented on Nintendo's Official UK Store Opens Pre-Orders ...:

@antdickens: Cool. From everything I've read since, there would never be more than 4 players using one Wii U console. The online is 4 on 4. This is a long winded way of saying Splatoon does not appear present a reason to purchase 4-way gamecube adapters. Regardless, looking forward to this release!