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Tue 15th February, 2011

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bluedogrulez commented on Shiny Founder Dave Perry Wasn't Keen On The N6...:

@ikki5: Every time I get a disc in the mail and see those scratches (despite seller's representations to the contrary), I get a lump in my throat, and appreciate the "cart technology" even more. The era of the cart is over, but I will always appreciate Big N sticking with them for 3 generations.



bluedogrulez commented on This Is The Last Real Console Cycle, Proclaims...:

And the world, its population, and technology will never change, eh Michael?

He's right about one thing: "console games shouldn't require a console". I believe that Nintendo has figured this out. You don't need a console, but you do need something to tie all those devices together to. And that is what the NX will be, IMHO. A hub system that receives downloaded games and interfaces with a bunch of different devices . . . like having your own personal cloud in your game room. But time will tell.



bluedogrulez commented on The Retro VGS Wants To Revive The Glory Days O...:

I have to agree with the nay-sayers on this. The whole industry is moving to digital downloads for cost reasons, and that stinks, but it offers gamers the ability to play really great retro games and retro-styled indie on new systems and on the cheap. I know my love of carts will not justify buying a new system to play a limited number of indie games.



bluedogrulez commented on Rumours and Speculation Stir Over Potential In...:

Love Apple, love Nintendo. They both march to their own drummer and seem to value innovation over the straight profit motive. I did hear on NPR yesterday that the new Apple TV was going to roll in gaming (or more so than the current version). I think a Nintendo/Apple collaboration, though not likely, would be really exciting.



bluedogrulez commented on Review: Sin and Punishment (Wii U eShop / N64):

Well hold one a sec. You play as Saki (boy) in the beginning, but in later levels you play as a female character (Achi I think).

7/10 seems a little low, and personally, I loved the sound effects. With so much going on, it was more feedback to process as my eyes dart around the busy screen.



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?