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Male, 21, United States

Mon 10th January, 2011

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crazyj2312 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's YouTube Creators Program...:

The amount of ad revenue Nintendo would get from this program would dwarf in comparison to the amount of sales they'd get for games and consoles if they just let content creators do whatever they wanted and sell their products for them with all manners of creative content. I'm guessing Nintendo is trying to do its best to safe-guard its image as a family friendly business, but after you promote yourself as a "big boy" game company and publish a game like Bayonetta 2 and get a spread in Playboy, that's out the window



crazyj2312 commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

A really "meh" kind of offering, especially since I own/have owned most of the 3DS retail download games like KI: U and SM3DL. I'm hoping that since these are up for grabs for coins, there'll be some different games available for Elite Status members.



crazyj2312 commented on Club Nintendo Rewards are Updated for January,...:

holding out. hoping to get some cool physical thing and one of the games available to elite members. the physical rewards will probably end up being rare collectibles, with the added bonus of being harder for scalpers to get their hands on lol



crazyj2312 commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

I have a feeling they'll make the standard model an exclusive purchase at certain stores sometime in the future. It could see it going the way of the Gameboy Advance Micro (which also had interchangable plates) and be marketed to the "hip and cool" crowd, sold here and there and quietly fade into obscurity after the small amount of people who wanted it (like me) gets it. Then they can sell plates online or people can import them or whatever.

My only hope is that IF they do that, they don't publicly announce it as "limited run" or "special edition" because whenever that happens, people with more money than decency will buy up all the stock at once and scalp the living hell out of them.



crazyj2312 commented on Almost 50 Different System Themes Revealed Pri...:

one or two bucks isn't bad. because of tax, some games on the eshop have odd pricing and leave you with a measly number of dollars and cents you can't buy any worthwhile games with, so I can at least buy something interesting to go with my spare eshop balance



crazyj2312 commented on Nintendo Confirms Development of Games That Wi...:

I have an ambassador 3ds and looking at all the upgrades the 3ds has had over the years, from the CPP to the XL, all the special edition consoles and the 2ds, I've definitely been tempted to upgrade and I'm glad I waited. while the N3ds definitely smells of "stop gap for the next handheld being announced at the end of 2015" I still want it, since its pretty much garunteed to be the last iteration of the system and I won't have to worry about any more revisions before the next handheld (like what more can they add to it without making it a whole new system?)

I probably won't get the next handheld as early as I did the 3ds so I'll have the N3ds to hold me over until the second revision of that new console comes along. there's a decent backlog for me to play through and I'd rather play it on this new improved best iteration of the system than my old, wobbly hinge, screen scratched ambassador.



crazyj2312 commented on Club Nintendo Rewards Are Updated for December:

Do they even want people to use Club Nintendo anymore because seriously the incentives aren't enticing at all. I hope they're planning on rolling in a new program by next year where you can trade in your coins to get eshop credits to buy something worhwhile on the shop. At least then I'd be more diligent in purchasing games if the potential reward could be a full retail one.



crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: Even With The Arrival Of PS4 And Xbox...:

@Cyrso I'm getting increasingly irritated by the amount of people who don't fully understand that these aren't actual articles reporting on anything but are opinion pieces meant to spark conversation.

They're called "Soapbox" as an indicator that they aren't to be taken as literal evidence and factual must-follow journalism but opinions that the editors and writers for the site have. It's their moment to show bias and back it up with their opinions and whether you agree or not you discuss in the comments. Its the point. The authors alway make it obviously clear in what they write that its from personal opinion and belief.

For the lord's holy sake there is even a pole at the bottom of the article in which you're meant to take and view and discuss differing opinions. There's no need for you or others to get your knickers in a twister over NintendoLife and act like they're throwing a wrench in your face with flagrent fanboyism that taints all reporting they do because they have opinions from time to time and write them and allow open discussion. Calm down.



crazyj2312 commented on Monster Hunter 4 Has Shipped Over Four Million...:

I have a feeling they'll bring it to the west but rather than develop a Wii U version along side a localisation, I think they'll go the Ace Attorney Dual Destinies route and localize via eshop only to save as much money as possible



crazyj2312 commented on The 3DS YouTube App Has Finally Gone Live:

@AhabSpampurse I don't think anyone is upset to that degree, I mean I don't see any long crazy rants in the comments to justify "stop moaning and being an idiot".

It being free doesn't mean that people shouldn't or aren't allowed to voice their opinions about it. It may not cost anything but there's some standard of quality attributed to other free youtube apps that this one falls a fair bit below, so people are going to be a tad upset when the phone version that is also free is 5x better in comparison.

No one is going to keep using it if they find it janky and useless, but not without telling other people why they think it is or isn't worth their or anyone else's time.



crazyj2312 commented on Nintendo Confirms That Miiverse on 3DS Won't A...:

I understand that their goal is to keep things as safe as possible but taking away features to prevent anything from even happening isn't a very solid plan if it leaves regular consumers with nothing to use at all.

I guess its mostly an effort to avoid responsibility of things happening with creeps and pedophiles but it seems almost redundant to not have all these features AND have parental controls and locks. What use is parental blocking if there isn't much to actually block?



crazyj2312 commented on Long Awaited YouTube Application Coming To 3DS...:

A lot of people use their phones for everything and write off the functions of the 3DS since their phones can already play music, web browse and watch youtube but as someone without a phone that can do all that its nice to know my game system of choice can so this is a pleasant feature I personally will use often



crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Fr...:

The lack of account versatility is what's bugging the heck out of me. Loosing all my data and not being able to get it back because there's no account system in place is scaring me away from VC more than the lack of decent games are. On the 3DS at least.



crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: 'Vintage' Used Game Prices Do Nothing...:

I personally don't like gamestop and I sure as heck am not going to drop 80 dollars for either of those games but for limited print runs, I get why people would be so eager to get their hands on them because they're limited editions and the price is justifiable .

but what I and many other people are curious about is gamestop's plans for other vintage titles. whether limited run titles are the only games that qualify or if it's just any popular game thats not in print, how much the trade in value is on any title deemed vintage, which generation these go up to, etc. will they start doing "pre order only" stock for games and hike up the used value? how long does it take for a game to get vintage status ie how much is the game going to depreciate in value before it rises?

I think a lot of the rioting and calls for foul are done preemptively because not a lot of people trust gamestop to keep from using this new vintage status as a way of justifying inflated pricing in the used game market. games depreciate in value super quick like 2 months after release they can easily go down in price by 10 dollars but gamestop, not saying that they will, could just force value after like a year and rather than it having it's actual worth of 5 bucks, claim that it's limited and sell it for twice as much as it was worth new.



crazyj2312 commented on Metroid Prime Trilogy Now Available At GameSto...:

@TheRealThanos 20 dollars I admit may be low but I definitely wouldn't pay close to or above MSRP on a three year old last gen game. It's barely had any shelf time for it to be considered "vintage" and even for all it's hype about how good it is I still don't think it's worth more than 40 bucks. I get that the game is really good, I love the metroid series. but I'm not really feeling such over inflated pricing for "too new to be old but to old to be new" I guess it's just because I'm so used to video games falling down in price and being in bargain bins and thrift stores before shooting up THAT far



crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: Mobile And Tablet Gaming Is Creating ...:

I don't think mobile gaming is the sole cause of many gamers not getting skills for hardcore gaming. There are a decent number of hardcore games on the app store. The thing is gaming as a whole has gotten a lot more "user friendly" to get more people to play. The downside is that a lot of the games dedicated to delivering the kind of gaming experience everyone is so used to are being shafted or ignored in favor of what's popular in the crowd of casual gamers. That isn't the casual gamer's fault; spending two dollars to play an app store game isn't going to trample on the market and leave a bloody note saying "so long to hardcore gaming". It's just that the mainstream is changing to satisfy those short term consumers rather than the long term, relegating the once dominant hardcore players to the back seat and into a niche.

I think that's what a lot of the 'hardcore gamers' are mad about, just the idea that the market has been put on easy mode.



crazyj2312 commented on Talking Point: The Download Games Battle is Ju...:

The eShop is definitely not the pinnacle of online game stores but each of them have their drawbacks to be honest, and the one the eShop has, which has to be the pricing of some of the games, is tolerable compared to the app store, sony's, and XBLA. I find the others to be bogged down with too many terrible games compared to any actual good ones they have and I personally like the approach they're going for with quality over quantity and immediate ease of access.



crazyj2312 commented on Wii U And 3DS Developers Share Their Thoughts ...:

Region lock isn't really an issue for me this generation personally since the games are coming out frequently enough here in the US. I'd probably throw a fit about the issue if Monster Hunter or SMTIV never came or if I had to wait a year for Pokemon



crazyj2312 commented on Nintendo Stock Hits Its Highest Point in Two Y...:

I think the coming months will prove benificial since a lot of really good franchise games are coming out back to back and will most likely boost sales.

And I don't think its a bad thing that Nintendo banks on it's old franchises time and again, like most people claim that that will be their undoing but it's not like they simply milk their games; they do offer new inventive and fresh experiences which warrant the loyalty from Nintendo fans



crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: When It Comes To Software Support, Th...:

The game of the game industry has been set to easy mode. Nobody is willing to risk things anymore especially with Nintendo. No company wants to get into Nintendo's install base because the people who play Nintendo games/buy their systems aren't the type they can market gritty war games and sports to. And that's what a lot of money making games are, gritty sports war etc. Not that those games are bad they just don't seem to sell enough in Nintendo's market unless it's an exclusive from a franchise everyone likes



crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: Retail Games Cost Too Much To Downloa...:

too expensive and the lack of an account system baffles me. at current, it seems more risk than reward and investing in online purchases seems to be lacking enough justifiable benefits. it would help if they had more frequent sales and actually lowered the price for their older games rather than keep them at MSRP for eternity (some of you know about how peeved I am with Nintendo for keeping MKDS at the same price all throughout the DS's life span)



crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: Why We Should Expect More From The Le...:

I like what it's offering, an HD experience for a Zelda I never really got into. The same arguments came up for Ocarina of Time, it not adding anything and just being a remastering, reusing music etc. But I got it because I never played the original and I feel like those are the people they're targeting with these projects, the peeps who never really got into the older Zelda titles. It doesn't seem like it, but since then and now, a whole generation of video gamers have risen out of the woodworks and it's nice they get to experience something they never did as something shiny and new rather than a relic of the past.



crazyj2312 commented on Your View: The Issues of Collecting and Owning...:

I'd be more enticed to go download only if there were some sort of lucrative features like a bunch of sales.

Nintendo just needs to do more sales in general. They are sticklers for keeping prices the exact same. I know for a fact Mario Kart DS was at full retail price of $35 the entire time the DS was out. That's insane. The excuse about not wanting consumers to feel like the product is worth less is understandable but games do depreciate in value really quickly over time and 2 years down the line you can't expect it to rake in the same hype for the same price.

They can capitalize by slowing down production past a certain point then putting the game on the eshop for a modest sale price. That way they don't have to keep new, full retail cartridges pumping and can monetize on their out of print stuff. Like if they just stopped printing 3D Land and made the price 24.99 on the eshop



crazyj2312 commented on Soapbox: Why Region Locking Is A Total Non-Issue:

It's never really been a thing for me since most of the games I've liked have come out in NA. But the 3DS era has made Nintendo a huge tease since they have games like E.X. Troopers and now MH4 on the way for Japan only. It took them forever and a week to bring over MH3U and even then nobody was sure they would do it so it's a wonder if those games will ever make it.

I feel like the best thing they did to combat (a part of) this issue of region locking for really cool games was offering downloads of full games off of the eShop. Without the need to produce cartridges less money would be spent and nobody has to worry about it being out of stock. Like the Guild games and and the next Ace Attorney found life on the eShop and I feel if the Duel Destinies does well, they'll think about making games like E.X. Troopers eShop games to save money in the western market.



crazyj2312 commented on Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for July:

there's not nearly as much variety on the 3ds side as there is for the wii side. for a vc that can support not only game gear but nes and game boy advance, you'd think that the rewards would be more varied than metriod 2 and donkey kong like seriously those games have been up too many times this year



crazyj2312 commented on Pachter: Without Third Party Support Nintendo ...:

I think this is common though. the exclusives are enough to justify a console purchase for me, but they're released so far apart that if I want to keep gaming withing the droughts I have to buy another console. I have the 3DS which keeps me busy during these months and I'm looking to buy a ps4 to get the games I want that aren't coming to wii u