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Male, 31, United Kingdom

Fri 24th Jul 2009

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edhe commented on Rumour: A Class in Bravely Second is Supposedl...:

The Ninja outfit contains aspects from the Japanese culture that may offend those native to Japan. Cut it now. Also, regarding the Swordmaster, Kimonos can only be worn by those native to Japan, and should also be cut.

The Chariot outfit contains aspects from the ancient Egyptian culture that may offend those native to Egypt. Cut it now.

The Monk outfit contains aspects from the Tibetian culture that may offend those native to Tibet. Cut it now.

The male White Mages wear skullcaps that may offend catholics, the Rangers wear animal skins that may offend PETA, Atheists may object to a Bishop class when there is no Dawkinsknight alternative and the Cornish will surely not want to be reminded of their days as Pirates. Cut it now.



edhe commented on Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl is ...:

In Europe, the only games Atlus seem to put on sale are Shin Megami Tensei IV and Conception II

Every week, I eagerly read the download news for Europe, hoping to see one of these other games discounted, and every week, I'm dissapointed.

I might have to just buy them full price eventually.



edhe commented on Hands On: Getting Pinned Down By Nintendo Badg...:

So the way I understand it, you get free plays for every 10 practice badges you get, and every hidden special badge you get.

I've played for three days, on the first day, I cleared a few badges, one of which was a special one, so I got a free try.

On the second day, the practice machine had 4 large badges - I grabbed 3 of them, but none of them were a special one (being large, they were tricky to grab), so I wasn't able to play that day.

Today was the Mario Bros. one where you pick bowser up, and all the badges can cascade in to the middle. I wasn't able to get them to drop all at the same time, but was able to clear them all within 5 tries. No special badges, but a free try for clearing enough badges overall. I got one free try, and I wasn't going to waste it on the real version, so I went to a different, hammer game and was able to grab a few.

Honestly, as silly as it sounds, I'd pay money for the badges. The crane game seems like a roundabout way of getting them, and just a cynical method of draining my funds.



edhe commented on Hands On: Getting Pinned Down By Nintendo Badg...:

It'd be nice if we could just purchase the badge sets rather than go through the rigmarole of paying for chances to get them by playing a crane game.

Even with the free try per day (if you're lucky enough to ace the practice), you're then given one chance on the claw - and some games need a set-up turn before you can get a cascade going. So either you waste your one turn trying to win big, you go for an easy, single badge, or you pay money.

I've spent enough money for 5 turns - I'd rather not spend any more, if I'm not guaranteed a good return.

This model is truly insidious. I don't care if it takes years - I'm not spending several pounds for the chance to win badges.

I'll look forward to the sporadic free tries though (are there going to be days where you get 5 tries for free?).



edhe commented on More North American Women Own A Games Console ...:


Don't be facetious! Little boys don't like being called sexist neckbeards and basement dwelling virgins for the games (and content therein) they enjoy. The exact games the encroaching neon haired hipsters and grief merchants take exception with, and are trying to stamp out.

Unless you've got another junk poll that says 85% of men don't want women in gaming, don't even try to make that claim.

Nice clickbait, by the way. Just like @Fee, I could tell this was one of your specials a mile away.



edhe commented on More North American Women Own A Games Console ...:

Sorry, but asking an average of 38 people per U.S state, no matter your methods can not conclusively prove that "More North American Women Own A Games Console Than Men".

I wouldn't be surprised if the figures are more or less balanced in reality, but for me, this doesn't prove anything.



edhe commented on CyberGadget's Ridiculously Well-Equipped Retro...:

Even though I've already invested in modding my SNES, I'm still tempted by this.

Hopefully, the stock situation won't be as disastrous as the Retron 5 - I couldn't get one of those for love nor money.



edhe commented on Video Game Industry in Scotland 'Could Eclipse...:

I do remember watching a debate on BBC Parliament, and hearing a Scottish minister trying to claim Minecraft as a Scottish success story. That was funny. Especially as he seemed to downplay Grand Theft Auto - Scotland's gift to the video game world.



edhe commented on Miiverse Gets a Major Web Redesign, and Introd...:


This is the webpage connecting to an ad server (one of several on loading the page), sending all sorts of details out to determine what ads you receive. Although not unique to Miiverse, it has a noticeable effect on loading times, and for that reason, I'll actually do something I've never considered, and install AdBlocker.

Nintendolife is the same, allthough it connects to facebook and google too (and God knows where they sell that information), but I'll probably add Nintendolife into the exceptions list.

My internet connection is too slow to have it bogged down by all this traffic.

I can't blame Nintendo for this though, as it's something everybody else is doing.



edhe commented on Zero Escape Volume 3 Will Tell a New Tale on 3...:

Excellent news.

I'm sure someone will pick up the publishing duties for Europe. I'll be a bit sad if it ends up download only (I'd like a hard copy to match my 999 & Zero Escape), but it probably wouldn't happen any other way.



edhe commented on Nintendo UK Marketing Boss Shelly Pearce Leave...:


Are you perhaps thinking of Former NOA executive Cammie "Why couldn't I have a daughter instead of a son" Dunaway.

But you'll have to tell me about this law prohibiting men from flirting with women (do you mean it is almost passed or had been almost passed?) - I've never heard anything about that.

I don't believe that actually happened.



edhe commented on Nintendo UK Marketing Boss Shelly Pearce Leave...:


Yes! But I don't own those copies any more - I had a clearout a few years back, which I regret.

I've still got all the DVDs they packaged with the magazine, plus a few copies of NGC and NGamer - including the final issue.

I adored that magazine.

If I ever win the lottery, I'd definitely consider buying the lot from N64 #1 (my first was #27 I think - the Hybrid Heaven issue) and a giant cabinet to house them in.

Allthough I wonder if they may find their way online like Super Play did.

EDIT Did a quick search - wallow in those memories:

(Nintendolife did a article about Super Play being archived in such a way, which can be found on the same website)



edhe commented on Nintendo Download: 7th May (Europe):

I'm tempted by Shin Megami Tensei - I've got credit on my account that I could use for that - it might be enough to cover the full cost.

On the other hand, I'm making an effort to beat more games that I buy this year, and by my count, I'm down by two games - a game like this might be an ambitious undertaking.

I'm nearing the end of Bravely Default though (and after a long hiatus), whereby I'll be just one game down by Thursday hopefully.

I guess I might have to concentrate on some shorter games...



edhe commented on Video: Check Out Every Fire Emblem Intro So Fa...:

Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, and indeed Shadow Dragon are prime canditates for a re-release on the eShop. I'd personally be very interested in picking any of those up, since I've yet to play them.
Unfortunately, they are obscenely overpriced in the second hand market.

Path of Radiance - £119 used on Amazon (£299 new)
Radiant Dawn - £56.95 used on Amazon (£109 new)

I can live without playing the SNES ones though. I can accept that they're never going to be localised.



edhe commented on eShop Games Added To The European Club Nintend...:

It seems I can login, but I still can't access the Club Nintendo section, so all I have is 100 stars. If Nintendo sold tiny pieces of string, I still probably wouldn't be able to afford it.

I tried to access it, but it didn't work. Now I'm trying to return to the original stars.nintendo-europe page, but it won't load up. The website really is a mess. I look forward to it's replacement.



edhe commented on eShop Games Added To The European Club Nintend...:

I haven't been able to log in to Club Nintendo for months. I'm certainly aware of the imminent closure, but I did want to sort out a few things before the switch.

I might be able to scrimp together a few stars for a points card so I could get one last game on the Wii Shop.

However, when I go, it gives me a 406 error, and when I try to input my credentials, nothing happens.



edhe commented on Swedish Newspaper Questions The European Relea...:

I only read as far as "columnist in the Swedish newspaper..."

Of course they were going to object to it.

At least the Swedes who want to play the game are able to import it from elsewhere. If the pathetic campaign against the last game is anything to go by, it's probably going to do quite well!