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Male, Canada

Wed 23rd January, 2008

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ejamer commented on Exciting Hints of amiibo Restocks Can Be Found...:

Oh awesome! So these will be available for another 5-10 minutes in the middle of the day on a random workday? The Amiibo issues are solved! Praise Nintendo!

Er, nope. Still don't give a damn. The ongoing supply issues have turned me so far off Amiibo that when my children saw some they liked and asked to buy them, I agreed to buy literally anything else they wanted. Nintendo isn't getting my money in this brutal money pit.



ejamer commented on Rumour: ZombiU Is Shedding Its Wii U Exclusivi...:

A port sounds cool. ZombiU got lots of flak, but I always thought it was a good game and would love to see it available to more people.

What distresses me about this news is that it means a sequel is possible, and that sequel would almost certain skip Wii U. Thus I wouldn't be able to play it... so yeah, kind of mixed emotions.



ejamer commented on Humble Nindie Bundle Adds Three New Games:

The bundle was already a great deal in my opinion, these games are icing on the cake. Sportsball in particular is an exciting add - a game that looked awesome, but wasn't really on my radar because I don't get a lot of local multiplayer these days.

Good stuff!



ejamer commented on Hardware Review: REVO K101 Plus:

Eh... So the sound and graphics aren't great, controls work but don't feel good, and build quality is only so-so? When you can still get GBA SP consoles in good condition for similar (sometimes lower) prices it seems like this is really only going to appeal to people who actively want to emulate, not anyone who own actual GBA games.



ejamer commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

Until Nintendo actually DOES something to improve the supply and availability issues, these words aren't worth the ether they are digitally published on.

Amiibo isn't a bad idea. The distribution has been a huge turn off though.



ejamer commented on Avengers: Age of Ultron DLC Rolling Out to Zen...:

They've put out three games for 3DS - a set of original tables, Marvel tables, and Star Wars tables. I know it's not the same as constant DLC, but it's still pretty awesome for people who want a pinball fix on the go. (It would just be more awesome if there weren't significant bugs left unfixed in some games.)



ejamer commented on Avengers: Age of Ultron DLC Rolling Out to Zen...:

I'm not sure what to think.

Wii U and 3DS support is slow, the quality of ports is relatively low, and there are often bugs or issues that are simply ignored instead of being fixed. Certainly I should feel happy about this news - or about any support coming to the Wii U platform - but it's hard to get excited about announcements from Zen Studios given the circumstances.

(To clarify: I don't even blame Zen Studios - Wii U development probably isn't that profitable or a high priority, and I understand that. But the whole "it's better than nothing" approach doesn't really work for me.)



ejamer commented on Review: Lucadian Chronicles (Wii U eShop):

The DLC (that is, unlocking the full game instead of sticking with the free version) is on sale this week. Totally worth full price in my opinion, and a steal for just $5...



ejamer commented on New Star Wars Rebels Table Announced For Star ...:

I like what Zen Studios does. But I'm not keen on supporting their Nintendo-based efforts because the level of ongoing support is so poor.

I don't really blame them - it makes sense to focus support on platforms that bring in the most revenue, and between the small install base and extra work required to port tables to Wii U I'm sure it doesn't fit that description. The end result isn't really satisfactory to anyone though.



ejamer commented on The Legend of Zelda for Wii U No Longer Set fo...:

This is hard to believe - Zelda games have never been delayed previously, have they?

Oh wait. Just about every Zelda game ever has missed the initial date. So yeah, this was pretty much expected from day 1. Keeping my fingers crossed about Xenoblade X - if that game arrives this year I'll be thrilled.



ejamer commented on Two Tribes Co-Founder Doesn't Think He Would H...:

Toki Tori 2 remains a fantastic game - probably one of the Top 10 for Wii U released so far, and that's pretty impressive because it's going against quite a few first-party, full retail games to make that list.



ejamer commented on Nintendo Download: 12th March (North America):

Oh, boo. I had enough credit for Might Switch Force 1 & 2 on Wii U is they were both 75% off... but the second game isn't. Maybe pricing in the US is different than Canada?

(Both are still great value at $2.50 per game, but I'm not sure if I want to buy extra funds to double-dip on the first game when I already own it via 3DS.)



ejamer commented on TEMBO THE BADASS ELEPHANT, The Game Freak and ...:

Too bad - at first I didn't care but watching the trailer convinced me the game would be worth trying. Looks much better than Harmoknight, not as interesting as Drill Dozer.

Too bad it's skipping Nintendo platforms. I'll buy via Steam someday when it sells for less than a buck.



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

As long as Nintendo gets paid, they don't care.

The only way for consumers to put pressure on retailers and/or Nintendo to fix this is by refusing to buy/support the artificial limitations on supply that is making these items such hot scalper finds.



ejamer commented on Club Nintendo in Japan is Full of Delightful T...:

Looking back a bit closer, Europe got a better selection of physical rewards while North America got better digital rewards and (I think) better prices most of the time. In both cases, there was a lot of "not so great" options and people usually didn't appreciate what was being offered.

But yeah, I think ringtones and wallpapers were the worst rewards of all.
(Yes, I actually did buy one of the wallpapers... Yes, it was a waste.)



ejamer commented on Club Nintendo in Japan is Full of Delightful T...:

So much silly complaining...

Europe has had a whole bunch of great Club Nintendo rewards that never came out in North America. The same is true in reverse, and I think the "end of life" digital rewards in particular are fantastic in North America. Yet so many seem focused on finding greener grass instead of appreciating what is right in front of them.

This article should be good for helping us all move past that pettiness though: clearly the grass is greenest in Japan, and we should all be jealous of gamers from that region.



ejamer commented on Gallery: Mega Man: The Board Game Gets Closer ...:

Because people are asking, the game was selling for $70+shipping via KickStarter. That's just for the basic game though - a bunch of the figures shown in images above aren't included unless you shell out $140+shipping for the deluxe bundle. Some figures are also KickStarter exclusives (I think) so if you buy later do your homework first to know exactly what you will/won't receive.

Hard to say what pricing will be like after release. Most board games that go through KickStarter are available online after release - sometimes for slightly lower prices if you look around before buying. The license will probably make this quite desirable though, so it's hard to say how long stock will last or what pricing will be like.



ejamer commented on Gallery: Mega Man: The Board Game Gets Closer ...:

I remember looking into this when they were still taking KickStarter orders.

The actual game didn't look that exciting and was prohibitively expensive... but as fan service it looked fantastic. These pre-production photos seem to reaffirm that last part.



ejamer commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

Can't win with core consumers, so why bother trying to meet their needs. Surely people will buy whatever Nintendo cares enough to offer anyway.

Sounds like a recipe for success. Or alienation. Take your pick...



ejamer commented on Nintendo's Wii U TVii Service is Formally Canc...:

No loss for Europeans at all. I spent several hours trying to get it to work before finding out that It simply doesn't in my region, regardless of how I try to configure it. If they can't make it work in Canada's limited market I can't imagine them getting it to work across all of Europe.

Neat idea that was ultimately a failure and a waste. Having an option to remove the button would be awesome. Until then it's just another ignored "feature".



ejamer commented on Nintendo Download: 5th February (North America):

Get Close (Wii U) looks awesome, but I don't have anyone to enjoy the game with right now.

Moon with a discount and all episodes seems like a good deal for the full package - but I've already got the DS original.

Not a terrible week, but not sure I'm buying anything. :/



ejamer commented on Weirdness: Katy Perry Accessorizes With A Wii ...:

The game was pretty great. Slow start, but fantastic finish to the half and then the entire second half was thrilling.

@Platypus101 I enjoyed seeing both Lenny, and Missy too actually... but it just felt weird and out of nowhere. As one of the people watching with me commented, even when Missy was at the peak of her popularity she didn't rate a Superbowl halftime, how she got on 15 years later is a mystery.



ejamer commented on Weirdness: Katy Perry Accessorizes With A Wii ...:

I also noticed this and thought it was probably a smart use of the strap.

The special effects were great and the overall show was solid - but it was weird. That whole beach scene? And since when have Lenny and Missy been relevant artists? Odd stuff...



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

It's amazing that people can still complain. A handful of nice, exclusive physical items and over 100 digital games you can download, and some people still aren't happy.

Yes, I would have loved to see Art Academy Sketchpad or some CD soundtracks offered. That doesn't mean the huge list or possible rewards isn't fantastic value already.

My only question is what the Gold/Platinum rewards will be. Don't want to buy a digital reward from this list and then find out that could have been my Platinum reward instead... so will probably hold off on buying anything for now.



ejamer commented on Review: Undead Storm Nightmare (3DS eShop):

"... A 180 degree direction turn on firing is painfully slow b/c of the controls. ..."

This probably won't change your comment, but I'm pretty sure you can do an instant 180-degree turn also - can't remember the buttons, maybe by tapping both L+R? This is very helpful in some circumstances.



ejamer commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

"It's attempting to control a market that was once a haven of free expression."

That stuck out to me. At first I wasn't sure why... then I realized: this isn't about free expression, it's about revenue.

I can't back your statement because nobody is losing their right to express themselves. Nobody is losing their right to earn a living. All that is being lost is 30-40% of ad revenue when their content relies on using source material from Nintendo to exist.

I think those percentages seem high in most (not all) cases, but the idea that YouTubers should be free to use content other parties have created to generate profits without any need for approval or a license doesn't make sense.



ejamer commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

Meh... not sure I care.

YouTubers don't deserve to keep 100% of the profit when their work is derivative and relies on broadcasting video of games that people want to see. But of course they are going to fight any change that affects their income.

Nintendo is (IMO) asking for too much of a cut though, and is also putting too many conditions on use of their content - especially when they are the first and only company taking such a stance. But it's their content and they are fully within their rights to make those demands.

Guess we'll have to wait and see what happens.