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c1pher_c0mplet

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#1

c1pher_c0mplet commented on First Impressions: Tomodachi Life:

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is phenomenal. It's just that I hate being forced to log in daily to make sure my favorite 2 residents don't leave. (Wish there was an option to ticker favorite residents to stay, similar to how you can ticker your favorite StreetPass houses in the HHA.) Tomodachi's a first-day buy for me (or preorder if I remember to do so).

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#2

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:

While I'd absolutely LOVE to see Iwata ousted from Nintendo (perhaps then they could actually step into contemporary times), the company also doesn't need a new pro-mobile president pushing what would be another wrong agenda. Remove Iwata and replace him with someone that understands, believes in, and shares the vision of what Nintendo represents to gamers and the industry but also believes in moving the company forward into the 21st century (and by that I don't mean competing head-to-head with Sony and Microsoft). I want a real account system. I'd like to message my gaming buddies (3DS). I'd like new Nintendo franchises and reboots of dormant series. Things of this nature. My 2.

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c1pher_c0mplet commented on NPD Data Shows More U.S. Gamers Switching to D...:

I probably wouldn't mind going exclusively digital on 3DS if Nintendo had a proper account system. But at the same time, Nintendo games (esp. the first-party ones) tend to either retain or go up in value with physical copies complete w/the box and manuals. So, I dunno.

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#10

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Game Boy Advance Titles To Hit Wii U Virtual C...:

@faint Not every 3DS owner wants a Wii U. I know I surely don't. While I do see your POV, you have to admit releasing ~10-year old handheld games on a contemporary home console, regardless of the system's financial condition, is somewhat perplexing. Other than Nintendo diehard fans who likely owned a GBA, I really can't imagine GBA VC games reinvigorating the Wii U's life force (or contributing considerably toward such).

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#11

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Iwata Looking To Emulate iOS And Android With ...:

I think it's ridiculous that it takes Nintendo running into trouble to realize brainless concepts such as these. Hopefully this little fit of trouble spurns Iwata & Co. on a ---> keyword: CONTINUOUS path of growth and experimentation instead of simply trying to fix the here 'n now (which, in my opinion, is what Nintendo tends to do).

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#12

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Review: Chibi-Robo! Photo Finder (3DS eShop):

@EarthboundBenjy Park Patrol for the DS is a lot of fun! I played the demo for Photo Finder and besides being very disappointed and unimpressed, the reviewer is correct: the framerate is atrocious. And it's even abysmal when nothing's happening onscreen. Very, very disappointing and crummy. Chibi-Robo deserves better than this.

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#13

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Satoru Iwata's Nintendo...:

I don't have a Wii U nor do I want one. But I find Iwata's "strategies" more perplexing as they raise more questions than anything else. Just my 2 but I really don't care for him as Nintendo's head. At all. Besides their handhelds to which I'm always loyal, I haven't been compelled by a Nintendo console since the SNES as a kid. Only thing I care about is games. All these inventions, creative ideas, and "new blue oceans" are... mmm, whatever. I think they should focus primarily, first and foremost on GAMES. Then if they want to do all this other stuff, they can knock themselves out.

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#14

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Satoru Iwata States That Nintendo Should "Aban...:

@Kid_A I don't know about Nintendo making a fortune creating iOS ports of their exclusives... that's debatable. But the main reason why they won't do it is because they'd be cannibalizing their business. Nintendo's ecosystem, in many ways, is closed while containing a healthy number of exclusive titles that gamers literally can't get anywhere else. The day they put Mario, Metroid, Pokemon, Zelda, etc. on anything other than Nintendo hardware is the day they lose a very integral part of what differentiates them from other competitors.

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#16

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo Confirms Dedicated Development Team f...:

Not holding my breath but this news is still interesting... Hopefully, "one day" in regards to the account system doesn't equate to "eons from now." Says a lot that it's taken recent unfortunate events to finally get them to start considering stepping into the contemporary digital age...

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#18

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Satoru Iwata Admits The "Wii U Isn't In Good S...:

I'm absolutely LOVING this bad financial news for Nintendo: hopefully this spearheads them to stop ducking their heads in the dirt and step into the 21st century. They don't need to change who they are intrinsically - just stop limiting gamers with draconian policies, fully embrace the Internet, and to get back to making GAMES and stop relying on gimmicks. (I'm in no way bashing: I'm the proud owner of a "Mario red" 3DS XL!!!)

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#20

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Bravely Default Producer - No Need for More Im...:

Having downloaded the demo when it debuted in the eShop a couple weeks ago, I was kinda dumbstruck upon playing it the first few times. In fact, besides not liking it (or what little I could understand of it), the game seemed really average. It wasn't until a couple nights ago when I finally "got" the Brave/Default/BP system - it just "clicked." Not that I need any game hand-holding but the fighting system is intricate to the point where the demo really could've used some type of explanation. Anyway, it's an awesome game, so much so that I preordered the Collector's Edition last night. Just my 2.

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#21

c1pher_c0mplet commented on New System Update Is Winging Its Way To 3DS Co...:

I noticed a few things post-update (N. American unit):

  • Shutting down the 3DS is a second or two quicker.
  • The first couple seconds of Miiverse theme music loads during the NNID login screen (so it gives the impression of +2s quicker startup time lol)
  • Clicking between pages in Miiverse is a smidge quicker than before.
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#22

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Video: Unlock This Footage Of Dragon Quest Mon...:

I'd complain but SE seems not to care anyway. I wonder if North America/Europe will see any DQ games during the 3DS' lifespan... I'm starting to think not, which is unfortunate. Not a huge RPG fan but I do love the DQ games (don't like FF at all).

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#23

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo of America Keen to Boost StreetPass P...:

Well, National StreetPass Weekend is officially over! (At least it's supposed to be; I was getting international hits Friday Dec. 13 when it was supposed to start the next day on the 14th.) And it's been a blast! Since Friday, me and my buddies piled into the ride and poached every single Nintendo Zone we could find LOL. My plaza went from a population of ~350-400 to 770 in a matter of 3 days! o_O Completed A LOT of puzzles (only a few pieces of three puzzles left), tons of achievements, TONS of region locations... Cool, Nintendo! =vD

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#24

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Guide: Using Miiverse And The Nintendo Network...:

@ThomasBW84 Cool. (Long pause: exams, what can I say? lol) Anyway, we figured it out: she completed the NNID process but had never actually went inside Miiverse 3DS yet. Guess actually opening the app the first time "initializes" your NNID into the Miiverse servers. As soon as she opened the app, I was able to search for and add her.

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#25

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Guide: Using Miiverse And The Nintendo Network...:

@grumblegrumble Hmm... Perhaps I accidentally missed a line in the terms (although I thought I perused it rather thoroughly)... Surely you should be able to search for/follow a buddy on Miiverse 3DS? The only thing I can find online is where a NoA Customer Service rep reported Miiverse 3DS would not have Friend Request or Friend PM features... Perhaps you can provide a link, if you wouldn't mind; I'll keep looking myself.

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#26

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Guide: Using Miiverse And The Nintendo Network...:

Anyone else having trouble searching for friends in Miiverse 3DS? A buddy of mine successfully created her NNID and updated both her 3DS and StreetPass Mii Plaza (I sat next to and watched her do the whole thing). But when I try finding her by her NNID and/or her nickname in Miiverse, it doesn't locate her... Perhaps it's some day one kerfuffle?

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#27

c1pher_c0mplet commented on 3DS System Update Adds Nintendo Network ID, Mi...:

@PenCapChew Sure thing. If you formatted the system memory on the 3DS, any games previously on the system should be erased from it (similar to how reformatting a hard drive erases all data previously on it). So if another user purchased that particular 3DS you formatted, it should appear to them like they just purchased the system brand-new (also meaning your games or other user data wouldn't be there any longer) and they'd have to set it up with their info and data. And as such, simply reformatting the 3DS keeps your NNID: it just unlinks it from that particular 3DS so you can link to another 3DS you purchase/acquire later. Btw, I don't profess to be an expert in this stuff; just thinking it thru as it makes sense to me =v)

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#28

c1pher_c0mplet commented on 3DS System Update Adds Nintendo Network ID, Mi...:

@PenCapChew Not sure about the Nintendo Direct you're referring to... That message you previously wrote seems like a safeguard against accidentally deleting the NNID (which if you did delete the NNID, I surmise you'd surely lose everything attached to it, eShop history included). On the other hand, if you simply wanted to unlink your NNID from the 3DS WITHOUT deleting the ID (basically, erasing it like it was never created in the first place), such can be accomplished by formatting the system memory via Settings (which by doing so, you'd still be able to use the same NNID on your Wii U). If you wanted to sell your 3DS, unlinking the NNID from the system (by formatting system memory) will remove the ID from the handheld; thus, if you purchased another 3DS, you simply link the NNID to the new system. That's what I'm thinking, anyway.

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#31

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo of America Announces StreetPass Weeke...:

Nintendo should really update StreetPass Mii Plaza so that Mexico has a region map. I've met Miis from different areas of Mexico yet there's no map to show for it. Yet, I've met at least 5 Miis from Anguilla (a place I've never even heard of until I saw it in my Plaza); apparently, there are a lot of Anguilla implants in my region. =D

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#32

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo of America Announces StreetPass Weeke...:

Pretty excited about this! I get ~5 StreetPasses on campus a day and get ~3-5 per Nintendo Zone in my immediate area (of which there are about 12). One of the McDonald's wouldn't work at first but I get Relay hits all the time now from that one. While StreetPass Relays aren't an exact science, I've ALWAYS found that if you're getting Internet connectivity full-blast at a Nintendo Zone location but can't get the green light denoting StreetPass hits, simply shutdown/restart your 3DS/XL, wait for about 1.5 minutes, and you'll get the green. Always works for me.

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#34

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Poll: As the PS4 Arrives, What Do You Think of...:

@Jono97 They never should've named the thing the 'Wii U.' To prove my point, my barber's friend saw a Wii U commercial on TV the other night and asked, "That's a Wii, right? What's the difference?" It seems non-gamer types can't immediately discern the difference while I think gamer types hear anything with 'Wii' in the title and cringe and run for something else. But it is what it is.

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#37

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Poll: Is Nintendo's Wii U Advertising and Mark...:

Nintendo markets? LOL I've always been a diehard Nintendo handheld fan and that will never change. However, they've completely lost me console-wise. It's been really strange watching them go from basically being the hardcore company to this super family-/children-oriented company that seems to make really backwards decisions all the time... It's almost like they paint themselves in a corner on purpose, I dunno. Still got love for ya, Ninty. But... what the heck is going on w/you? o_O

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#38

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Safe and Family-Frie...:

@MaverickHunterX "Besides, I use my 3DS to play games, not to text or send poorly drawn doodles to my friends. I have several other devices that do those things already, and do it better ."

You're missing the point, though. If you're talking about messaging your personal friends then yes, you simply use your phone, Skype, or whatever to stay in touch with them. But a "friend" in terms of a console's Friends List doesn't necessarily equate with a personal friend. More concisely, you may have people registered as "friends" to your Friends List that aren't personal contacts. So in that sense, Swapnote (as slow and backwards as it gets imo) was the only way of messaging the non-personal "friends" in your 3DS's Friends List. I know I and many others are in that same boat. If everyone I had in my Friends List were personal contacts then yeah, I'd just text them or call 'em when I needed something in AC:NL or wanted to battle in X/Y.

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#39

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Safe and Family-Frie...:

@TheLilK98 The only Nintendo device I LOVE forever are their handhelds: I ride with Nintendo handhelds all the way into the sunset lol. I've never been keen on their consoles and always had a PS. Not getting a PS4 on launch (don't get launch anything except the new Nexus =P) but I really, really considered a Wii U. And when I made a list of potential games I would get, it basically came down to Pikmin 3, Wind Waker HD, MH3 Ultimate and RE: Revelations but I already own the latter two on 3DS (haven't played yet) and I'm totally not buying a console to play 2 games (currently).

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#40

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Namco Bandai Appears Impressed By Demand For D...:

Honestly... I don't know the first thing about Digimon other than it's a Pokemon-like and was ~that~ show I didn't watch growing up lol. But I'm gonna sign this petition. Why? Because more games is always a good thing, especially when it seems like it'll be a struggle for it to emigrate outside Japan.

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#41

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Iwata Braves Press Conference to Explain Ninte...:

@Falco As far as abandoning the system, I doubt Nintendo would do that. I don't even own a Wii U (3DS XL only) and I don't see that happening. The Wii U will be fine in about 1.5 to 2 years from now but I do believe the post-N64 era Nintendo paints themselves into these ridiculous corners they have to pull teeth to get out of though...

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#44

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Pokémon Developers: Paid DLC Could "Ruin The ...:

Thank you, GameFreak and The Pokemon Company. I briefly tried mobile gaming about 3 yrs ago (iPod touch) and hurriedly ran back to my DSi XL (system at the time) for many reasons; "paying to win" being the biggest one. While I'm not against something like free or even reasonably-priced post-game downloads, I am against paying for basic gameplay elements or elements integral to the general enjoyment of a particular game (e.g. paying $1.99 for 10 Ultraballs). While "playing to win" has a place in gaming (I guess), the "traditional" setup where you pony up $xx.yy and get the full game should always have a place.

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#46

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Nintendo Reveals Big Plans for Indiecade:

@LinkTheHyrulian Same here. Not so sure about it "coming soon" at a recent indie event, though. It was mentioned a few wks ago Miiverse would be available for 3DS before the end of 2013. Personally, I'll believe it when I see it. Club Nintendo has been down for almost 2 days now; I doubt it has anything to do with that though. Likely just routine maintenance or extending server farms or something.

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#47

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Feature: Five Reasons Why The 2DS Will Be The ...:

Although the 3DS XL is my go-to, I'd totally get a 2DS IF Nintendo allowed you to have your information (like your Mii(s), Friends List, StreetPass settings, etc.) on more than one system at a time. Although I still have my original 3DS and did one of my five system transfers to my current XL, my original is worthless in that it contains none of my above info (and considering I play solely on my XL as a result).

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#48

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Feature: Five Reasons Why The 2DS Will Be The ...:

At first, I was a little confused by the 2DS (esp. considering the announcement came out of nowhere) but I quickly came to like it. It looks very comfortable to hold for long durations and the build quality seems more durable (something Nintendo Life confirmed in their recent review of the system). Although nothing compares to the glorious 3DS XL imo, the 2DS is awesome in its own right.

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#49

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Mighty No. 9 Confirmed for 3DS:

Proud to have backed this project. Never backed a KickStarter project before (and probably never will again unless it's someone I respect like Inafune-san) but this is the best payback I can give Capcom for screwing me over when they nixed MML3 (not the only but one of the main reasons I got a 3DS when they first dropped). Respect to Keiji and his team: can't wait!

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#50

c1pher_c0mplet commented on Improved StreetPass and Nintendo Zones Coming ...:

@Andrewroxsox This is exactly what happened to me about a month ago. I was trying to hit the access point from the parking lot to no avail; going inside, no luck there either. I was trying to get the Afternoon Tea Set for AC:NL so I just went home and set it up that way. But I'd love to be able to get these 6 hits at the relay points... if the local businesses around here can get them to work.