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Fri 27th September, 2013

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darthllama commented on Best Buy Is Cancelling Majora's Mask New 3DS X...:

I too have had my preorder cancelled by Best Buy. I only had one preorder, AND I made the order literally a minute after it became available. So they didn't do cancellations based on duplicates nor did they do cancelallations as a first come first serve. Totally lame. Maybe if they gave a $50 giftcard instead of a discount on something I don't want, it would be more digestible. Fortunately I ordered a copy day 1 from just incase someone screws up. Hopefully gamestop doesn't do the same.



darthllama commented on Ninja Pig Studios Accused Of Stealing Pixel Ar...:

So not only did ninjapig steal the pixel art design from photonstorm, but he probably also stole the game from those young students he was "claiming to help"

Serious tip of the day. When making a game, make your own darn character or at least work some someone who knows how!



darthllama commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

In before someone asks "I wonder what the platinum award for the end of the year is" (its already stated for those who can't read)

Still this is both a shock and not such a shock. Club Nintendo of Europe seemed to have sporadic items available with short availabilities and NOA has consistently cut back what it offers. At this point Nintendo probably feels it'll save money by junking it all together. It'll be interesting to see what they plan to do as far as loyalty programs after this. This might likely be a sign of an overhaul and focus on the Nintendo network accounts instead of club Nintendo. Future purchases and downloads can be linked to the accounts rather than the system. Maybe they will even offer a subscription service like Live/PSN have? Maybe they'll do something stupid that we'll laugh and shake our heads at? Yeah, probably the latter.
I guess I'll burn my remaining coins on whatever they toss up by next month. A few free digital purchases never hurt anyone.



darthllama commented on Wii U Enjoyed Its Best Ever Month of US Sales ...:

So Wii U had its best month which had everything to do with Smash. Meanwhile PS4/One had double to triple the sales during the same period. They also produced far better overall software sales. In short, Wii U is still being pooped down on by everything else.

At least the Amiibo market is booing nicely. Really funny to see the toy sales eclipsing the game they were initially for. Good money grabbing scheme. Too bad they have been having trouble keeping up with supplies, though I guess it might also have benefited them. The fear of selling out has kept people actively seeking them out so they don't miss out on the next discontinued model.



darthllama commented on Gallery: Feast Your Eyes on the Super Mario an...:

Ness, Wario, and Pac-Man are among my favorite Amiibos. They are helped by not needing some ridiculous support that takes away from the aesthetic.
I'm not very interested in SM Amiibos aside from Toad. Double dipping for them, especially since they are likely to be abundant isn't something I'll be very keen on.



darthllama commented on Electronic Super Joy: Groove City:

This is a legit platform game. I bought it on steam a while back, its a very fun game for those who like tough stylized 2-D platformers. Glad to see it come to the eshop at an honest price. Definitely worth the pickup.



darthllama commented on Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Sl...:

Nintendo seems to love their micro transaction titles. Steel Diver, Rusty's bullcrap baseball, and now Pokémon Shuffle. Can't wait for them to announce that you have to pay real money for clothing and weapon items in Splatoon.



darthllama commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

If you plan on trading in your handheld, you better wait if you have stuff you want to transfer. Data is hard linked to the system, not just to your Nintendo network id. You have to utilize the system's transfer data function in order to move data from one unit to the next. If you just plug in your sd card, the data will not be accepted in the new unit.



darthllama commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

It sold out online within 5 minutes. I recommend preordering in store as soon as possible. These will not last long. They are the first limited edition new 3ds xl model AND its building off of the Zelda/majora craze. I expect in-store preorders to be cut off by tomorrow.



darthllama commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

No plans on releasing the standard edition here for financial reasons. If there is a serious public outcry though it can still come later on. Over the past year NOA has really been phasing out the normal 3DS line as they've cut back colors and overall production to focus on 2DS and the XL. XL is their big ticket item and has sold the best of the 3DS family in America, so they put all their cards on the new 3DS XL model. Plus it helps cut down part of the confusion of having 2352352523 different models available.



darthllama commented on Guide: The Hottest Boxing Day 2014 Deals for W...:

The Amiibo deal seems alright until you go to a Toysrus and find they have almost no stock of them. All they ever really have is the normal 3000 of Mario/DK/Peach but nothing else. So most people won't find what they want. Toysrus also has all Amiibo marked up from the normal retail price which also lames up the deal especially for anyone who has Gamers unlocked from BestBuy where you get 20% off any amiibo.



darthllama commented on Review: Meme Run (Wii U eShop):

What a terrible review for a true gem. This is perhaps the best eshop game of the year, if not the best Wii U title period. Not since the release of Flappy Bird has a game seen such remarkable ingenuity and meticulous level of detail. This game personifies everything that is good about gaming. After decades of boring uninspired garbage such as Mario, Zelda, Metroid...Nintendo has finally been given the killer app it desperately has needed. Now they have a title on the system that can go head to head with each revolutionary annual installment of Call of Duty and Madden. If Nintendo was smart they'd buy the exclusive rights to the title and make it a pack in title with the Wii U. They can even make Meme run Amiibos and special edition 3ds units. Hopefully Nintendo doesn't miss this opportunity



darthllama commented on Video: SEGA's 3D Classics Collection Now Avail...:

If Sega starts releasing more Saturn/Dreamcast titles, they'd likely do it on PS4/One over the Wii U. Of the games they've released so far such as Nights, Jet Set Radio, Sonic Adventure 1/2, Space Channel 5,etc....they've all gone on XLive, PSN, Steam but have totally avoided the eshop. I don't see that changing anytime soon. I imagine they find it more of a hassle to do it for the Wii U as they have to work in using the gamepad screen which takes more work.



darthllama commented on Nintendo Highlights Great Games in a Rather Pr...:

lol its easy for Nintendo to point to stats like this when its been out twice as long as XONE/PS4. They don't include PS3/360 which is funny because they still outsell Wii U in most weeks which would make them competition as well.
Regardless I do think Nintendo's library is vastly superior to the ONE/PS4 and it deserves far more praise than what it receives.



darthllama commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

So I had wave two figures cancelled from Best Buy as they didn't have stock. I had wave two and three figures cancelled by Toysrus because they didn't have stock. Completely awesome. This whole situation has been a huge mess of steamy donkey poo.



darthllama commented on Snazzy Golf Balls Added to Club Nintendo in PA...:

If those golf balls were available in NOA, I'd totally get them. Cool collector's swag. Sadly physical items continue to give us the middle finger. Having digital rewards are a nice option, but as other users point out.....its the same items repeated 99% of the time or the stuff everyone already has.



darthllama commented on Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo...:

Ari must of promised to buy a Wii U to close the deal. Terrible producer. Any success the pictures he was involved with had were due to the name of the product not the quality. This guy also has a number of projects being worked on and I doubt any of them will be worth a damn to watch.



darthllama commented on Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Cha...:

Before and after....the weekly sales still suck lol.

Overall a disappointing sales period for Wii U. XOne sold more than triple the Wii U. PS4 doubled it. Same situation in Europe. That is first class fail.
People keep saying about big titles coming out next year, but those are few and far between. Having a couple positive blips in sale during the course of the year means nothing if you don't sustain it or build upon it. They're going to have months of nothing. Starfox comes out, get a few more sales then back to nothing. Zelda comes out, they'll have a few good weeks of sales then nothing. Then we'll hear the talk about the Super Wii U being primed for 2017 featuring bells and whistles that seem cool, but developers won't touch and specs that will be dated by the time its released.

The Amiibo's are a pleasant surprise to boost Nintendo's profit margin going forward, even if they don't spur sales of games/system.



darthllama commented on Super Smash Bros. Grabs Third Place in NPD Cha...:

Not a bad opener for Smash to grab 710k sales. Combined with all regions its already cracked the top 5 in all-time Wii U sales which is kind of sad.

Nintendo's word play about hardware sales doesn't bode too well. It might have done better than prior weeks, but sales since launch have been terrible. Having a 10% increase is pretty paltry especially when their competition is producing numbers by a far greater scale. Nintendo having a lot of sales now makes me laugh when they churned up a crap Black Friday sales run. They better hope they build up a lot of steam heading into Christmas, but here in the states their advertisement campaign is still invisible.



darthllama commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

If it was true that these are discontinued that would be incredibly stupid on Nintendo's part. They've been around just a couple weeks with never an announcement on how limited they'd be. They'd miss out and piss off a lot of potential customers for a product they really want people to invest in. I'm sure several Ambiios will be a short term runs, but 2 week runs would be silly.

This can very well just be a rumor by ebay junkies to make people overpay for the toys.

If it was a quality thing it would of been settled long before release. Plus most of them have derpy faces and poor quality looks. High quality toys these are not.



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

Mario Marker went from a sure I'll get it, to a Hell yes, day 1 purchase. I'm sure I'll have a blast making levels and there will be no doubt thousands of amazing levels other users will be coming up with.

And the Metroid Maker will never be endorsed by Nintendo lol.



darthllama commented on Sonic Boom is Doing Pretty Well!:

Totally agree, I was a huge Reboot fan. Aside from Beast Wars, I really haven't been a fan of any CG toons that came.
Sonic Boom, like you said, its pretty bland but not terrible. I was expecting a far worse, but its watchable without being vomit inducing. They put effort into the show and the short run time keeps it from being overly boring. Now the Wii U game was a complete mess and another rushed product.