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Sat 10th January, 2009

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Capt_N commented on Mario Kart 8's Hackers Open Up Over Their Plan...:

I know this currently works only on legacy(older) firmware/software, but I think if they release videos of what they can do, even w/o methods of how they done whatever, it not only encourages others to try to accomplish the same, or (go) further w/ it, but also allows, in some cases, discerning programmers to see what affects what in-game, by altering thus, & so in the game's code, &/or in the system's os(operating system). Point being, in some cases just visuals alone can allow for discerning programmers to reverse-engineer the methods used to hack/mod.

Sadly, I anticipate Nintendo will get lax w/ security in the waning years of WU/3ds, like how during the last couple years of the Wii's life were considered by most, including myself, to be relatively unsupported by Nintendo, in terms of not many game releases.

I just got a MK8 WU a few weeks ago(edit: been having a lot of fun w/ it), & I really hope that Nintendo clamps down on their (current, & future) systems' security flaws. I never wanted MKW in my library, b/c of hackers/modders. So there was 1 less sale for Nintendo, b/c they didn't fix the problem of unfair online multiplayer. I'm sure I'm not the only one who never purchased MKW due to this.

I want to continue enjoying MK8's online component, & I hope to do the same for Smash(edit 2: upon its release). Already been stated in these comments, but weeds grow right next to the flowers; Exploits can't be released to the net at large, since once it's out there, it's out there to both fun-wreckers, & responsible modders/hackers having fun that doesn't ruin anything for anyone else.



Capt_N commented on Beautiful Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. 3D...:

@Azooooz: I believe reading here on NLife, on Nintendo's site, & elsewhere, the answer was something along the lines of e-Shop merging, or something.

@Everyone_Else: It's cool enough to me, but I already own an onyx/black original 3ds that I've had since Christmas 2011. Also, I liked the original Smash logo(N64) much better than Melee/Brawl, although they are fine, too. I can understand them not including Mega Man, as he is 3rd party. Speaking of, I wish Caps would do a Classic Series MM 3ds. A shell case doesn't count, unless that was the norm for Nintendo. Nintendo could make some money doing that, although a full-out system w/ the design makes more money, in the short-term, I guess.



Capt_N commented on Ace Attorney Trilogy Will Boast Visual and Dia...:

I wonder if the dialogue tweaks are removal of pop culture references, & also if the visual changes will mean style change, or simple/subtle tweaks to character designs?

I'm not sure I'm interested in a game with little replay value.



Capt_N commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

The Miis, Pac-Man, & the Storm Punch. I suspect there might be ppl that master (using) the Miis, & main them. The customization is cool, & seems to me to be an extended version of what it was in Brawl. Everyone has their opinions, I, personally, like what I've seen done w/ Pac-Man. That will be my new desktop in a few days. I've got a reserve on the 3DSSmBr. I can wait, since that extra time may make the game better, &/or more polished, thought-out.



Capt_N commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's GamePad Bet Could Pa...:

@Mahe: It's totally understandable your opinion is the GP is a "ridiculous touchscreen" as you call it. It is bulky-feeling in a way to me, when I try the (horrendously) limited demos in GameStop(Seriously Nintendo, why do I want to watch videos of games, rather than actually play them?!). I can imagine,, rather it's completely normal to consider not every game works best w/ it. Common Sense.

@Everyone: I think the problem is as others above me have said, the GP simply needs to be used only in scenarios where the GP tech is appropriate/applicable, & where it is not, use other controller methods if possible.

It's great that Nintendo isn't forcing GP use into everything just b/c the GP is there, but the controller is still there. For it to go unused in certain games is fine, if appropriate, but that un-use just adds to the GP being labeled a mostly unnecessary controller that, b/c of it's un-use, really mostly just adds cost to the WU.

Now, don't get me wrong. I love a lot of Nintendo's stuff(ips, hardware, etc.). I really want a WU, but can't afford one currently. All I'm saying is, what I wrote above are really the only things I could say bad about the GP.

Everyone is entitled to their opinions, & like most anything in life, the GP has both pros, & cons. That said, I'm pretty sure all us NLife members can discuss civilized. & that (previous sentence) being said, I'm also not trying to play NLife mod here. I'm just commenting.

Also, I do like what the GP can(NFC for example), & currently does(Off-TV for example) bring to the table.



Capt_N commented on E3 2014: LA Times Reveals Hot Scoop of New Whi...:

Maybe this could have been mostly fixed w/ punctuation. Nintendo's Splatoon, or better still Nintendo's new game, Splatoon on their Wii U console. Almost same thing for the headline, save for the "debut" part; it would make clear the headline was 2 different subjects: Nintendo's white defeat, Sony wins, if that is at all what they were getting at. It just makes no real sense. Ppl make mistakes, but wow, what a mistake! A few typos could have a huge impact. It's just telling that non-gamers can not be introduced to the goings-on/events of the gamer's world by other non-gamers. Gamer's are the best ppl to introduce non-gamers to the events/goings-on in the world of gaming.



Capt_N commented on E3 2014: Super Smash Bros. 3DS Confirmed For O...:

Was hoping for real-world summer, but I can live with this, since it may allow for polish, & getting things as near to perfect as possible. Still not great, releasing that close to WU, which will probably be out before the year's end. Still, I can wait.



Capt_N commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Confirms New 'Retro' GameCub...:

@JQuest: Thank You! That is what it's supposed to be, not "captain", but "Captain N". There is another Captain N on NLife. That's why my name is the way it is. Thanks again! :) Captain N was a cool show. Btw, I like your name, too. Reminds me of Johnny Quest.



Capt_N commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Life's E3 Reaction - Live!:

I saw most of the presentation. I had to leave for lunch during Nathan, & Krista's(or is it Crysta?) banter before the MP10 trailer/footage. Btw, I won't spam it, but I'll say it again: Krista can punch my ticket! :)

I'm excited for Smash(what else is new?), l loved the Mario Maker, & I really liked the Yoshi game. Also liked the Capt. Toad game. Yoshi looked similar to Yoshi's Island, really hope it is exceptionally similar!



Capt_N commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Confirms New 'Retro' GameCub...:

I may get this bundle, provided I don't like the GP/PC. I've only had little time in-stores to hold the GP, & I've never held a PC.

Btw, anyone who uses Waverbirds, both the controller, & receiver have to be turned on, prior to plugging them into the GCN. I imagine the same principle applies to PC GCN controller adapters, too.



Capt_N commented on Exclusive: Shantae And The Pirate's Curse Is A...:

Sounds good. Will give me time to d/l, & play Revenge, though I have always wondered if Revenge will go on (typical eShop) sale (I mean, typical as in limited time)? Hope it's polished well. Looks great. I'll probably get it on 3DS for portability, & the 3d.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Download: 5th June (North America):

Nothing for me. I'm waiting for S&tPC. Though I will check out Bit Boy, or whatever it is.

Off-topic: People who were wondering about Mega Man V's price; I meant to say this when it released, but it is probably b/c the rom, unless otherwise removed from said rom, has/had Super Gameboy enhancements, specifically a border, & some colors.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo's E3 Plans Are Outlined Further, With...:

@JaxonH: Hopefully, Nintendo will not pull a Wii with the (W)U; letting the system die by not producing software for it. I'm weary of a repeat (happening) w/ the WU. But I'm giving Nintendo a chance, a/this generation to prove otherwise.

@Everyone: I suspect we may hear about the QoL platform, either in depth, or just being mentioned.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Download: 29th May (North America):

Awaiting S&TPC. I love Mega Man, but I have Wii VC ver.s of 2-5 of the Classic series, so the Mega Man experience is available to me, just not portable yet. When I get another points card, I'll be going after MM V/Xtr/Xtr2 probably. But, since I already have MM titles, I wanna get Shantae first.



Capt_N commented on The Official Nintendo Magazine in Spain Highli...:

Releasing it on 3DS mere months prior to releasing it on WU would be foolish. The way it seems right now is probably best as Nintendo will make the current situation be; releasing Mario Kart 8 now for WU to give the system a boost(no pun intended), Smash for 3DS now to not forget that system, either(because even though it's doing great, a co. should never slack), then later this year Smash for WU around Christmas, after MK8 sales have leveled-out/down(leveled out, or settled down, whichever you prefer to say). Releasing them that close would hurt not only the sales of both games, but also the impact it has on the respective systems.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Download: 15th May (North America):

I'll be checking out the reviews, & looking into the Scram Kitty game(though I don't have a WU yet, edit: I look into review for WU games for when I do get the console.), & Mega Man IV(although I probably will just get V sometime later, as that is the only completely new MM story for the GB meta series). For right now, however, I am patiently waiting, & saving my eShop funds for Shantae & The Pirates' Curse. So, this is another week I'm getting nothing. Gotta prioritize what games ya want! :)



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Download: 8th May (North America):

@JCnator: Sounds similar to the Wii's N64, & Nes emulation quality, that darkened-colors part anyway. The emulation sounds a little sub-par. I wonder why Nintendo added motion blur, since a real GBA never had it, as far as I've always seen on my GBA, & GBA SP. Strange.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Download: 8th May (North America):

@XCWarrior: I agree with @Laxiom, & you, that money is what will make Nintendo churn out more, in theory at least. However, I am not made of cash, so what money I do have, I prioritize what I want, even though there are many games(both retail, & d/l) that i want. Right now, I am patiently saving for Shantae And The Pirates' Curse(SAtPC). If something, including temporary discounts, comes up in the shop that I want more, then I will get it. Otherwise, I will wait, if it is something that I want, though not as highly.

@JCnator: Motion blurring would occur using the GBP(Game Boy Player) on the GCN(Gamecube), if the player sets the screen filter to "low", or whatever the setting was. Since I am not a 3ds Ambassador, I don't know the extent you mean, but I imagine it is similar to the GBP. As such, it is entirely possible part of the 3DS GBA emulator was built similar to the GBP.



Capt_N commented on Lucasfilm Decrees That All Star Wars Video Gam...:

@TreonsRealm: , & @Hortencio: I agree with both of you. This back, & forth canon, not-canon is taking a serious toll on my interest in the franchise. Also, yes, Lucas did make TFU "canon". I think to myself that's a funny thing too, as that was only a few years ago it was released, & made official. Now he's saying everything non-movie is non-canon.

@Everyone: I am not surprised by this, as I have been hearing about J.J. Abrams, & the other writers being in conflicts on plots, the writing, & such. I heard, whether this is true, or not I don't know, that the arguing was getting to the point of possibly resulting in the movies not being made, due to plot conflicts. However, I can almost guarantee Disney not allowing that to happen, as there's profit to be had in the franchise.

Edit: I think the main issue here, is that, while many games/comics/books/etc. did not follow SW canon, that a lot of EU material has been made to fit in with the official canon. Also, now that the games are officially non-canon, a more traditional KotOR3, can be made. This effectively gives Disney/LucasFilm the power to not be bound by any stories in their SW games. They can make any SW game they want, with any plot. This is all about money.



Capt_N commented on GameStop Plans to Close Around 120 Stores in t...:

I personally don't want anyone out of a job, or struggling financially. I do wish GS would not get far away from gaming. Some of their policies might need altering. Staff should be held to high standards for employee-customer interactions, although I've never encountered nasty staff, maybe young, or obviously unfamiliar with gaming in general, but never nasty, to me anyway. I also wish GS would have a specialized branch of stores, or segment of their current stores for retro gaming. It was always fun going into FuncoLand building up my Nes collection. I used to go in there frequently back then. No to job losses, or financial troubles for people. I hope my local one doesn't go. I love options, that includes GS.



Capt_N commented on Masahiro Sakurai's Latest Super Smash Bros. Sc...:

I had already done 2 screencaps of this, offset by the gleam on the busters, to a shot closer to the one above, with a minor gleam. I still have to doctor the pics to remove everything else. Now I will add this official shot to my collection. This is MM's final smash; it was in the ND(irect).

@Ack: "if history serves" - You are correct. Brawl had alt costumes/models for Wario.

@Everyone: A lot of people wanna play as X. I definitely would, although I'm totally happy that MM is playable to begin with.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Download: 24th April (North America):

At a distant glance, I read that as "Funeral Party". Anyway, I'll be d/ling the demo later today. I'm patiently saving my currently available funds for Shantae & The Pirate's Curse. At the rate Nintendo is releasing GBA games, they seem serious about their opinion that GBA showcases the GamePad. Still don't have a WU yet, but I'll be checking out Nes Remix 2.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Download: 17th April (North America):

@Webby-sama: SMB3 is my fav game of all-time, & my fav Mario title.

@Everyone_Else: As much as I love it, I'll put SMB3 on the back-burner, since I already own the ver.2 Nes cart, on Wii VC, & SMA4:SMB3 on GBA. But it's release is great for those that don't own it in another form. I'm patiently waiting for a genie-turned-pirate; the funds are sitting ready in my e-Shop account. For a minute, I forgot the e-Shop funds are now unified. I was going to type "3DS e-Shop".



Capt_N commented on Australian Classifications Out Western Release...:

I'd say "first comment", but there would be no point. Anyway, I'm looking to MMXtr. I'm also looking forward to the sequel. Sad that somebody else doesn't give us release dates that are even fairly/somewhat accurate(eyes shift toward Nintendo of America/coughSMB3cough, ahem ).

I do know that, if you're like me, MMXtr has good chiptune variations of the themes found in the first 2 SNes titles.



Capt_N commented on Capcom Investing $80 Million in Two New R & D ...:

@Chomposaur: Capcom may not necessarily sell to Nintendo. If they sold off MM, they probably would consider multiple offers, since they would want to make the most off the sale.

@Everyone else: Well, if it will help them make more money, then great for them. I wonder how Capcom will react, should Mighty No. 9 be profitable? Will they think a Mega Man title won't sell hot on the heels of MN9, & wait to release? Will they release a MM title anyway? Or will MN9 not have any effect on Cap's view of their own ip, that fans want something from?



Capt_N commented on Subtle Character Design Changes Spotted for No...:

@Dark-Link73: That's not all Americans. Not all Americans are into the same stuff, especially when it comes to sexual orientation, or the sexual behaviors they practice. Sexually, some Americans are conservative, some are liberal. Others might be a little of both.

@EveryoneElse: I think ponytails on guys look odd, but I don't think if the character had one, that it would prevent this game from any sales, or popularity. Maybe it would have, or the people behind this thought it would have? Perhaps it's would have? Don't know. Also, there is the distinct possibility that someone at Inti Creates told Inafune to have the character not have any similarities to Zero, on grounds of consumers either calling Inafune lazy, or, & this is a stretch - legal reasons. I really doubt, though, that it was for legal issues. It probably was for being gender-relatable, although American guys do wear ponytails.



Capt_N commented on Yoshi, Sheik, and Zero Suit Samus Confirmed as...:

In my opinion, Nintendo never de-sexualized Samus from the undergarments/underwear-thing. Zero Suit Samus is lets-go-this-way-while-still-that-way. Full body suit, but skin tight, & conveniently form fitting, for showing off form, though no skin. Fan-service indeed.

Sheik - If a family member of mine gets back into console gaming, even just for match-ups, she will now have another character to play as, but will now have to decide what she wants, graceful Zelda, or fast-paced Sheik. I hope the splitting of forms into separate characters, will still be handled with character balance in mind.

Yoshi - Never really liked playing as him too much, or really at all. I never liked how he handled, even back in SSB.

Hope it's all balanced.



Capt_N commented on Super Smash Bros. Online Code of Conduct to La...:

I'd lovd to know how long(per-individual instance of standing still that) you can idle, before you are deemed to be idling. Otherwise, you literally can't stand still for even a moment. Also, unless this "idle banning" is handled correctly, it could potentially interfere with strategic cat-and-mouse techniques in-game.

Edit #1: I'm a little concerned over how strict this new concept of can't-continually-attack-a-certain-player is going to play out. I can understand how everyone/all-players should be involved, but I just have this very bad feeling that this isn't going to end well. This, to me, alters the strategy of the game to one of a pattern strategy: hit opponent 1, then 2, 3, & repeat. I feel this, & the idling may get me banned, even though I never harassed individual players, or purposely sat idle.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Shows Off April's Game Boy Advance Wi...:

Great for those that own a WU, & either have never played some, or all of these, or have owned them previously/still own them, & wants to play them on their WU. I don't own a WU, & I really feel the 3DS should get these games, in addition to the WU. Speaking for myself, these games don't make me want a WU. I have a still functioning Limited Edition Nes GBA SP. I still play it, too. So, while Fusion is the only one out of this bunch that I own, I can play it any time I wish, & I can also do so, thank God, on my still-functioning, years old GBA SP, & GCN GB player hardware. That all said, I'm glad these are here, for the enjoyment of those that have never enjoyed them before. Metroid Fusion is an awesome game, in my opinion.

Edit: @FluttershyGuy: The thing is, if Nintendo doesn't keep up their game on the 3DS, then it will be the new squeaky wheel.