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Tue 15th February, 2011

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bluedogrulez commented on Splatoon Version 2.1.0 Update to Fix Some Bugs...:

@Dew: Me neither. That and the Camp Triggerfish glitch were news to me. Know wonder I can't escape B- rank, lol.

@rjejr: Exactly. Going to the lobby to check out what ranked mode is currently playing is a hassle (esp. since I then need to leave the lobby to outfit accordingly).



bluedogrulez commented on Sin & Punishment Confirmed to be Blasting it U...:

@Taggsta : definitely the N64 original, which is tied with SWE1R as my favorite N64 game. Difficult but ultimately beatable if you stick with it. And ToneDeath is so right, the ocean stage is an incredible level.

I downloaded it this week (in US). Still tweaking the controls, which are fully assignable for gamepad and wii u pro.



bluedogrulez commented on Double Dose Of Sin & Punishment Arrives On Nor...:

Fingers crossed for dual stick controls! The only flaw in the N64 game I felt was moving the buttons to move the character left and right.

Regardless, the N64 game is seriously one of the best on the system . . .the action never stops. I heard great things about the Wii game, but haven't delved too far into it.



bluedogrulez commented on Updated 'Roadmap' Infographic Shows Nintendo's...:

@candy94: yeah, I don't understand the NSMBU+NSLU listing at all. I've had that disc (and case) since I bought my (NTSC) system in November of 2013. It would be cool if it was a sequel, because that game was extraordinarily well done . . . first game my kids and I ever finished together. Vastly underrated.



bluedogrulez commented on Cube Life Update To Bring Local Multiplayer An...:

@AwesomeDj: This is straight from cypronia (rec'd yesterday): "As you may know, we have just roughly planned the first updated around August. Now, the update is completed from our side, it is under testing and it will be send for Nintendo approval soon. If everything goes well we will release it in September."



bluedogrulez commented on Analysts Suggest That Nintendo's Quality Of Li...:

There is another financial news story about the NX being the next big thing in virtual reality. It is absolutely reckless and baseless reporting. So even though I personally think QoL will never see the light of day (regardless of Big N leadership), this financial news story seems equally as speculative and baseless. Big N's stock (NYSE) is at a 52-week high; so let's sell it, then report something to make it come down, then we'll buy it again. Seriously, some of these analysts are merely gossips.



bluedogrulez commented on There's Another New Map Coming To Splatoon:

Curious if this map incorporates (or is in the same 'hood as) Sheldon's weapon testing grounds....I'll be looking for that basketball hoop : )

I have no qualms with the rotation or the maps. The variety does seem to suggest outfitting your arsenal accordingly, instead of using the same setup everytime.

As for disconnection issues, trying reseting your router. It is extremely rare that I get a midgame disconnect anymore (but I suppose regional experiences could vary).



bluedogrulez commented on Video: Drench Yourself in Splatoon's New Rainm...:

@rjejr : Recon for sure! Such an important point.

I enjoyed Rainmaker last night. My seekers were super effective at camp triggerfish. When we all hopped in my seekers trail at the beginning of one match, I knew we'd win. Sure enough, KO in less han a minute. Man I love awesome teammates : )

But Kelp dome was more challenging for my silver Aerosprayer set up....



bluedogrulez commented on Splatoon's Rainmaker Mode Is Coming Tomorrow:

Yesterday, I received Wii U Fit form Nintendo, but the balance board was dead. The Nintendo rep apologized profusely. Finally, I said, "Listen, you could send me 1,000 dead balance boards, just keep those Splatoon updates coming!" Obviously Big N listened. Kidding.



bluedogrulez commented on Mewtwo Still Looks Just As Fearsome As A Packa...:

@rjejr: My kids (6yr old) have been very ambivalent towards our few amiibo. They were way more into Skylanders and Disney Infinity, so kinda glad about that. With Disney 3.0 Star Wars lurking around the corner, there are clearly other things to drain the old gaming budget.



bluedogrulez commented on Nintendo: Wii U GamePad Is The Only Real Innov...:

@Splatburst; You guys are absolutely right about gamepad aiming being a great use of the gamepad. But I most amazed when the gamepad offers a first person view (Nintendoland featured this to an extent). To me, that is a virtual reality feature (without wearing unsightly and cumbersome headgear), but I never hear "virtual reality" used in describing the gamepad, perhaps another PR oversight.



bluedogrulez commented on Guide: Get Competitive with 1v1 Online Matches...:

So this is private battle mode, and for 1 vs. 1, you set the teams when only 2 people are in the room. (?)

Also, can you explain why tenacity is an unfair advantage? Seems like it would be just the opposite (for reasons stated by others above).

Thanks, and great vid, and you've got the best sign-on in the business!



bluedogrulez commented on Splatoon's Massive New Update, to Version 2.0....:

@sleepinglion : i had to reconnect! I had to re-enter my wi-fi code. The update apparently knocked out the connection.

Once done, I was able to play a few matches before more connection errors. Servers probably overwhelmed by eager participants. I'm in the US and this happened a little after 10pm NYC time



bluedogrulez commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Game Updates and DLC...:

Here's what I worry about: is the post-launch DLC model sustainable for Nintendo? Gone are the days where a game is finished and developers move onto the next project, apparently. Now, they've got to continue with the title, and even DLC content that was finished at launch is tweaked to adjust for gameplay issues. And clearly, the great MK8 DLCs and the amazing Splatoon updates are not financial windfalls for Nintendo. So, as much as I love this post-launch support, is it sustainable?



bluedogrulez commented on Editorial: Super Smash Bros. Should be Integra...:

You could probably write a marketing course on why a title like Zombi U was a poor choice for a release and/or pack in title for a Nintendo console. Or why releasing MK8 1.5 years into the console's life was way too late.
(But you could also speak volumes about some of the amazing gaming experiences on the Wii U.)

I like Tom's idea--the director's cut spin is creative enough given Big N's lack of such titles--but one thing knaws at me. It seems like when Nintendo tries to market to "professional gamers", it loses. It's like trying to court the uber popular kids when you have a plenty of friends who've got your back. As I have said (in some form or another before), IMHO, the real failure of the Wii U was not winning over hardcore gamers, but the failure to make families (young kids, and dads and moms who think gaming is fun) to move on from the Wii. These are the folks that have no need for an Xbox or a PS4 (too many mature titles). Turns out, they could keep buying Skylanders and Infinity for the Wii. No need to upgrade to the "Wii 2" **FACEPALM**



bluedogrulez commented on Talking Point: Wii U Gamers Have Been Treated ...:

Before we regard Project Cars as the final nail in the coffin, we need to consider if Project Cars is worth getting upset about. Only one reader review currently on gamefaqs, but it stated the car mechanics are off....and that is not a good thing for a racer no matter how good looking.

As I said before, I love my Wii U (and its gamepad) and MK8, Bayonetta 1-2, NSMBU, Super Mario 3D World, and the incredible Spaltoon. I only regret purchasing a handful of deeply discounted 3rd party games that were not even worth the discounted price. It would be a shame if the Big N moved to quickly onto its next console, but I suspect the wii u will be integrated with the NX not replaced by it.



bluedogrulez commented on Nintendo Quality Of Life Patent Applications A...:

Saturday Night Live once had a skit where a record producer brought Dana Carvey into a meeting with record execs and started bragging about the amazing new material Dana had for his new album. He had none. Put on the spot, he started singing about chopping broccoli.

Like "Chopping Broccoli", and IMHO, QoL was something some Nintendo exec came up with on the spot to quell the financial storm the company had on its hands pre-MK8.



bluedogrulez commented on Exclusive: Project CARS "Simply Too Much For W...:

@Moon : HA! The Project Cars team statement strikes me as an incredibly lame excuse. MK8 and Splatoon have offered 2 of my best console experiences, so insulting the Wii U is not a convincing argument to me. I am an avid fan of racers, so I was looking forward to this title, but I'm not going to lose sleep over it . . . or run out and buy a PS4.



bluedogrulez commented on Latest Splatoon Splatfest Results Are In, Eati...:

In this case (NA Splatfest), I'm glad popularity was factored. My perception is that waterslides appeal to young kids (who may not even be able to ride real coasters). My 6-year old daughter fought valiantly for Team Waterslides, but her team was constantly outranked and outgunned by the Coaster Teams they faced.



bluedogrulez commented on The Famicom is 32 Years Old Today:

The 1980s hold a lot of sweet memories in terms of cultural references from my childhood. Duran Duran, the Deloren, the 1984 Summer Olympics. But I do not associate the famicom and the NES with the 1980s in the same sense . . . because, unlike so many fads of the decade, they transcended the 80s.



bluedogrulez commented on Cube Life Update To Bring Local Multiplayer An...:

@MJKOP: My kids (6 yrs old) are the same way. They had been begging for Minecraft, but are pretty keen on Cube Life atm. Ask to play it more than Splatoon. The controls kinda warrant me being there, as they tend to have a hard time controlling their position in the 3D world. But they are able to execute the structures they want to build. Might be a good alternative for the nephew.