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Captain N+ is my 3DS/WU Mii name. My Miiverse name is Captain_RETRON.

Sat 10th January, 2009

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Capt_N commented on Retro-Bit Is Releasing A Super Mario Edition O...:

It could be any mascot, though blue/red/yellow would be Mario-ish. How's the emulation quality? High-level, or low-level emulation for FC/Nes/SFC/SNes? I mean, I could google it, but I have a feeling someone here knows more, that I can readily ask them. I find a lot of these kinds of systems on e-Bay, making searches an adventure of exact search query.

@DiscoGentleman: It's certainly bright on the eyes!

@Quorthon: That's why it's always good to keep games, & consoles, except for ones you are fine permanently parting w/. That's my way of thinking, when deciding to keep, or sell a console/game.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Unleashes Commercials and Minigame Vi...:

@edgedino: The question would be whether MP1-6 would fit on a single disc. I think it could work. That would be nice, if Nintendo did such a thing. I'd buy it, for my favorites(1-3,5) in the series.

@Everyone_Else: Speaking of retro-bundles, this has nothing to do w/ MP, but Nintendo really should grease the Tetris co.'s palms, & release Tetris&Dr.Mario on VC.

@rjejr: I'm not as old that I watched TOS(The Original Series) during it's run, either. Still, I love TOS.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Unleashes Commercials and Minigame Vi...:

@rjejr: Your avatar is awesome, man! Sometime in recent years, I got myself a Spock Mii from either Check Mii Out channel on Wii, or maybe it was google image searching for a picture, & relevant qr code? I can't remember, either way your avatar is cool! Nimoy will be missed. :(

@Everyone_Else: I would love Nintendo to release a MP3 VC. The 1st 3 N64 titles were my fav in the series. I also liked 5. If I play it in my local store, or a d/l demo, & I enjoy it, then I'll be more inclined to get this. I am initially interested. But, the lacking individual player movements is a slight turn-away for me. I'll have to play it, & see.



Capt_N commented on WayForward to Celebrate 25th Anniversary With ...:

I like WayForward's work on their games that I've played: MSF, GBC Shantae, MSF2, Ducktales Remastered. I might bite on SAtPC, but it is a little fan-servicy/embarrassing, & I feel similar to SketchTurner(47). One could say it's a little more fan-servicy, than MSF.



Capt_N commented on Site News: A New Readership Survey Has Appeared:

Took it. Wouldn't be interested in paying for subscription access. Gaming information is readily available (online), though the accuracy, journalism standards, & social interaction w/ other site members, varies from site, to site. For the record, NLife meets all those criteria excellently for me.



Capt_N commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@Moneyjaypr7: Nothing wrong w/ reselling, but not at a ridiculous price point, or higher. Resellers could easily make a fortune off these, selling them at $20/25 for non-exclusive, & $25/30 for exclusives, plus $5 S&H. All things considered, mainly fees to e-Bay/Amazon/etc., it's a profit for the reseller, but no more than, in my example, at maximum $22 extra from the buyer. I personally am ok w/ $20, & $25 for exclusives, plus the $5 S&H for both exclusives, & non. The way these things are going right now are quick-buck items.

@JaxonH: Again, nothing wrong w/ reselling, the problem comes when the seller seriously overcharges. Imo, any price over $30 is ridiculous for any amiibo, save for a platinum Club Nintendo prize amiibo.



Capt_N commented on Character Art From Forthcoming Disney Wii U Ti...:

@Kaze_Memaryu: "And the story always revolves around nonsensical conflict that could've easily been avoided by the characters just being honest, for once." I feel Maleficint is an example of exactly this. I also wonder if Disney will remake their movies, like Cinderella, putting the previous story's villian, in a new light of, "they weren't really bad, just misunderstood".

This character art does look like a free-play game, or a puzzle-game, as Rjejr(#10) said.



Capt_N commented on Feature: A Celebration of HAL Laboratory - For...:

@brutalpanda: Some web sites have ads, &/or articles that are based on location. For example, while surfing here, I often get ads relating to news for my area. Yesterday I also got a notification from my browser that this site wanted to track my location(when I finally got here), & that for a good while, the site was down, when I attempted to access it.



Capt_N commented on Feature: A Celebration of HAL Laboratory - For...:

@Flopsy86: Kirby's Blockball is real fun! Of course, I like Breakout-style gameplay. Edit: I wish Nintendo would program their 3ds emulators for full(including sounds) Super GameBoy support.

@C-Olimar: " I was initially sceptical about Nintendo's desire to release smartphone-like games but if this is the general outcome (more this, less Pokemon Shuffle) then I'm all for it (as long as they don't impact the release of bigger and better games)." - Yeah, I pretty much agree w/ you.

@Kirk: I assume it's supposed to be a mother dog, & her puppies are either nursing from her, or sleeping under her safety, & protection? I guess,... maybe? :P

@Everyone_Else: Kirby's Dream Land, its SGB sequel, & Adventure are really good, if anyone hasn't played them. HAL generally has a good track record, I think.

Edit: I've never played Air Ride. Gamecube VC Nintendo! :)



Capt_N commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:

The best bet is to check online sites, b/c sometimes you will find a deal. I was surfing e-Bay a few nights ago, & unfortunately my money was in the wrong place at the wrong time - I could have gotten Rosalina CIB for $20.00, plus S&H.

I don't see Nintendo manufacturing more, as Ottospooky(comment #9) said above, they get free brand awareness from these "shortages". The store exclusives don't help, either.



Capt_N commented on Reported GameStop Memo Shows Massive Delay in ...:

The real troubling business w/ the ports are such things as fruit(namely oranges) literally sitting in the ships, & rotting, due to all that mess. That's food that could feed people. Sadly, greed is responsible for this, & this will continue to happen, as it has in the past.

As for Amiibo, wh/ever is the real cause for short supply, Nintendo's rep has already been hurt in this regard, especially for those that don't keep track of videogame news, specifically Amiibo related.



Capt_N commented on Meta Knight amiibo Hits Best Buy in US on 20th...:

There are 2 issues here, creating this current state w/ amiibo.

Nintendo needs to be willing to do more producing of these. It doesn't have to be much more than now, just a slight increase in production.

Resellers are a nightmare for these, b/c they're greedy. I usually don't need to say "in my opinion", since commenting is an expression of one's thoughts, but I am in this comment for clarity that I'm speaking my opinion, not factually. There's nothing wrong w/ reselling amiibo, &/or purchasing amiibo en mass, provided you don't resell them @ a ridiculous price. Considering amiibos are $12(which means they cost even less to manufacture, Nintendo is willing to sell them @ even profits, or @ a loss), a good price point is $20 max plus realistic S&H(shipping, & handling), say $5-10, though I prefer $5. When/if ever amiibo is done its retail shelf life, & no longer the current thing, then I will be ok w/ selling them more like a collectable, but still realistically($30-50 max). This is how I feel, whether I am the buyer, or seller. Make a profit, but still make the product realistically, & financially accessable.



Capt_N commented on Satoru Iwata Reiterates Plans for Quality of L...:

"Leveraging our video game know-how, we'll make it so even those who have trouble following through can stick with this program and have fun."

This actually sounds like he means in a roundabout way that they(Nintendo) will try to make the product so that even for those that don't use the QoL product(s) to their success of whatever, that they will still enjoy continually using the product(s). This in turn, is a sly business move, to keep consumer interest in a brand, or at least in a particular line of product(s) from a co.

I also still fear that if it becomes too profitable for Nintendo, even in the short-term, the majority of shareholders might motion for Nintendo to exit the gaming industry.



Capt_N commented on Developers Outline Their Ideas for Nintendo's ...:

Oh, & infrared communications port, like the GBC had. & one other thing I keep telling Nintendo in CN surveys about the VC - to make their emulators take full advantage of the full capabilities of the system(handheld, & console). Most, if not all official peripherals from past(legacy) Nintendo systems can be done w/ the technological capabilities of modern gaming systems, having high processing power, the proper inputs for peripherals, etc. The SNes mouse for instance, can easily be emulated by a Wiimote, or the GP(Gamepad).



Capt_N commented on Developers Outline Their Ideas for Nintendo's ...:

They all had good ideas, but Montagna's sound pretty close, or perhaps closest to what Nintendo probably would do, if they did any of the above 4 suggestions. Pearson's idea of cross-platform is great. Dawson's battery life, & continually expanded dev tools ideas are great. Canam's suggestion of accounts would be just fine, if properly implemented.

Canam's right about the connectivity wires, they caused me a lot of grief trying to connect a GBA to a GCN/NGC GBP for e-Reader, & Metroid Fusion/Prime uses. Removing the cables that can get damaged from storing them in a neat wrap(figure 8) guarantees, or at least much better secures the ability to use connectivity functionality far into a handheld's lifespan.

Also, I don't imagine Nintendo will make 1 device that is both console, & handheld. I think they like having 2 systems, for financial failsafe, in case 1 suffers, or falls on hard times, like the WU at the moment.

I say Nintendo should keep the 3d top screen, & bottom touch screen concept, 2 circle pads(left, & right), enough buttons to be used as a controller w/ the next console. 2 size screens available at launch.

As for an os, the 2 sharing an os can have pros, & cons. I think the best route is, & I can't believe I'm saying this by nature alone of my low views of the os, a Windows 8 styled approach: make the os have 2 major components(console, & handheld), & those 2 major components, have similar smaller components that can easily interface w/ one another. That way, both console, & handheld share the same os architecture , but not exactly. This "not exactly" should be there b/c of exploits in one, being possible on the other. The 2 being slightly different helps, but does not prevent, cross exploits.



Capt_N commented on ​Sakurai Considered Having All Fighters Unlo...:

I would have preferred more of the roster, & stages be unlockables. To me, that's part of the Smash's fun, is unlocking. Like some here have said, it shouldn't be made too difficult, but not too easy. Having most of the roster from the get-go removes some of the potential for more fun. Edit: As I recall, most of Melee's roster was locked at first, & I think a good portion/chunk of Brawl's was, too.



Capt_N commented on Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Tr...:

There are risks to reselling. While a product is in its print-run, nothing wrong w/ reselling at x price, or a significant amount cheaper, if the average resell value is reasonable. If the average resell value is expensive, nothing wrong w/, & it's much better to(for various reasons), resell only a significant amount cheaper than the common/average resell value, & not the expensive resell value. Once an item has ended its official print-run, it's almost a gloves-off on pricing, but not quite. Nothing wrong w/ making a profit w/in reasonable limits. There's also no point in competing price-wise w/ getting it new off-the shelf, or new legally d/ld, unless the reseller is cheaper. Anyway, everyone has their viewpoints, I have mine.

I remember reading somewhere awhile back about the future possibility of digital (game) downloads, having a possible resale value, like selling an activation key; sorta like reselling a copy of an OS that requires an activation key purchase. It would also be nice, if Nintendo supported a reasonable # of (hardware) generations, of backward compatibility, like 2, or 3, for example. As for software, like VC/WW/WC/DSiW/3DSW/WUW, it would be really nice if Nintendo supported infinite bwc, since all that's required is the system itself, to run. Obviously, current profits, & the supposed costs of perfect porting to each new hardware platform, just wouldn't make this a reality. As an alternative, I'd be up for a reasonable # of (hardware) generations, for virtual backward compatibility, like 2, or 3 mentioned above.



Capt_N commented on Renegade Kid Cranks Difficulty To Max In Mutan...:

Maybe I'll get it. I have MM for 3ds, & I still have some of those extra levels to complete. I wonder if this will be just harder levels, addition enemies, &/or additional gameplay mechanics? I'll take an On-My-Radar, then a Wait-N-See approach to this. Also, price for what this will finally be, is always a deciding factor for my dollars.



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

I can safely say that, while not owning Trilogy, I do own all 3 games in the Trilogy, & that Metroid Prime Trilogy contains 3 awesome games, so it's a package beyond worth getting at $10! That is, of course, if you like the 1st-person adventure, mixed w/ Metroid.



Capt_N commented on Rumour: Wave 3 amiibo Release Dates Revealed f...:

Well, I imagine the possibility of a similar situation to the 1st 2 waves. For North Americans, February starts income tax returns, & that means there will be ppl purchasing these up in droves for resale/to resell. I never expected, or considered attempting owning them all, just my favs. Out of this list, Mega Man, then maybe Sheik, &/or Shulk.



Capt_N commented on Nintendo Download: 22nd January (North America):

Already have Punch-Out!! on disc for years! Great game! Nothing for me this week, except I'll be d/lding Teslagrad while it's still on sale, & maybe either Super Toy Cars(gonna check it out!), or Edge, particularly if it's on sale. I was gonna get Teslagrad this week anyway, but I wanted to wait to see if anything came out today I wanted more. Edit: PO is fun! I wonder if the Wiimake suffers from latency when played on a non-sd(standard definition) screen, & if it does, if this is the reasoning behind a re-release?

@3dsWiiUFanatic: Teslagrad is on-sale on the WU e-Shop, provided you have already, or do purchase one of the other indie sale games at full price.



Capt_N commented on Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop:

I might get SMG2. At $9, as opposed to $20? The only thing is it is digital, so maybe. Edit: Funny enough, I don't want to move my Wii everything over to WU, so that's why I haven't 100%ed SMG, though I've beaten it, like I said on the forums this morning. A choice of moving individual items would be nice.



Capt_N commented on Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in ...:

I'm not surprised in the least this is happening. Same thing w/ the e-Bayers/the Amazons/Craigslisters/etc. It was bound to(!); they're character figures of a popular brand(Nintendo)! Also, product shortages have the side-effect of making at least some form of news about the product in short supply, which generates interest in the product, or at least in the subject of the product, & its rarity, whether, or not that rarity is artificial. So, Nintendo, in some ways, benefits from Amiibo rarity, just as in other ways they do not benefit.

Like banks, & their credit cards, I can understand, & agree w/ their making a profit off me via interest, as long as it's reasonable, & that the "usage rules" of the card, & also the interest rates, don't go all over the place, but stay put(, or literally speaking stay consistent, if you'd like the term). That's fine. But banks don't. Likewise, I can understand making a reasonable profit off of something, providing it is not something that should be free. The Amiibos, whether defective, or not, are going for ridiculous prices, & constantly higher bids on reseller sites. A fool, & his/her money are easily parted. But as I said, this situation is not unexpected, considering they're Nintendo character figures.

The exclusives, as some here have said, make business sense for Nintendo, & the retailers offering them. Full collections will be sold on reseller sites, eventually.

Just today, I was in Target, the aisle w/ Ammibo/Infinity/Skylanders, & quite literally I witnessed at least 3 groups: a grandmother, & aunt deciding between Hawkeye, & Donald Duck, a father, & mother buying Skylanders, & a family of 3 trying to learn about the Amiibos for their family's WU owner. The Amiibo group got a DK amiibo, the grandmother/aunt pair decided on Donald, assuming since it was the last one it was popular, & I don't know which Skylanders figure was purchased by the 2 parents. Activision, Disney, & Nintendo would not be manufacturing these, unless there was enough demand, & highly possible profit. The real question is for how long?

Glad I now know where to go for Rosalina. I wasn't planning, nor am I now, on getting all the Amiibos. i won't rule it out, either. I just am not making it my end goal.



Capt_N commented on Weirdness: Legless Peach amiibo Bidding Closes...:

Sometimes ppl put up faux auctions/bins(buy-it-now), & sometimes these faux auctions/bins get faux bids/buys. I'm not interested in paying e-Bay, & PayPal for the privilege of putting up fake listings. This may also be legit, on behalf of the buyer, seller, or even both. If this is 100% legit, including the defective Amiibo, never having left its box, once packaged in, then I say that someone(this buyer), as the saying goes, has too much money, & not enough brains. There's spending money reasonably on inexpensive, & expensive things, then there's spending money unreasonably, & quite foolish, no matter the price. Thank God my Amiibo I pre-ordered is in perfect shape; I'd rather be part of the e-Bay sellers that sell(, & are therefore known for selling) non-defective Amiibo.



Capt_N commented on New Mario Maker Footage Shows Off Multi-Genera...:

Interesting, I've been, & will continue keeping my eye on this. Was it just me, or did Miyamoto have to think for a brief second when SMB released? If he did, he is 62, so that's not out of the ordinary.

I hope this turns out awesome, & not mediocre. Also, yes, a 2d Zelda maker would be awesome, if done right.



Capt_N commented on Wii U System Update 5.3.2 Promises Stability, ...:

@ungibbed: "These "stability" updates would make the average joe think that the Wii U OS is worse than Windows 9x or even worse... " :) Thanks for that! That's funny! :D

@Ootfan98: I'll check it out. Edit: I got to the scrolling part of the e-Shop, where you wait for it to load, I was on this screen only a second, or 2 before I was told to update to continue. I updated, which didn't take more than maybe 1, & 1/2 minutes, then after my system reset(rebooted), I tried, & was able to successfully access the e-Shop. Now, I'm not sure if that was an localized to e-Shop update, or WU system update, but I believe it was the system update in this article.



Capt_N commented on Rumour: Dubious Walmart Listing Suggests Suppo...:

I'm in the minority, but I love Sticker Star! I just finished it Tuesday, & I still am playing it to completion of those flags. Yeah it wasn't either of the 1st 2 PM titles, or even SPM, & the difficulty (for me, anyway) was mostly, figuring out the what/where/when stickers to use to advance, & unlock secrets. But everyone has different tastes, so...

A new PM adventure would be really cool, but I think over-saturation could destroy the series.

Edit: I like the sticker battle mechanics(using stickers as weapons/health/etc., the battle spinner, etc.), as well as the 1st 2 PMs' battle mechanics.



Capt_N commented on Weirdness: Defective Fox and Villager amiibo N...:

Ohhh,.. wooow! Just wow! Makes me honestly question if these are put together by hand, are just the 1st production batch/line of the 1st batch/set("1st wave characters"). It also makes me question if this is a group of ppl, or just a person, tampering w/ the Amiibo(s) figures, like I said yesterday.

That e-Bay account looks legit. Maybe someone who honestly came across these. Or someone who was legit, & is now involved in scamming ppl.

Makes me also reconsider getting involved in selling Amiibo, since I'd be in a sea of fraudulent looking sellers, though thank God I do have a positive history record; likewise reconsidering keeping my normal Link, or selling it for a fair price, & capitalizing on the fact it's normal.