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Thu 4th July, 2013

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elstif commented on Reminder: There's Still Time to Hit a New Nint...:

Nintendo´s crappy policies and the retailers not taking pre-orders in person + out of stock in minutes online havent been helping but I manage to secure myself with the MM New 3DS

At the end I got the best deal and order it from the Nintendo UK store with the Skull Kid figure (plus a free charger) and send it over to a friend in London as they will not send to the rest of Europe.

Les´t make it clear here because I read a lot of news and comments about things coming up in the UK and stating they we are very lucky in Europe but the truth is that we are not. When says UK it is only UK, I usually had to go to the same painful process to get anything from them than to get exclusive things from the US and Japan

Anyway, the New 3DS is in my friend hands already (they delivered early and he got it on Wednesday!!!) and it is now on its way to me.
That awesome statute will be a great addition to my Zelda collection and I cant wait to play the new 3DS, very excited about the improvements on the 3D effect that I barely use now



elstif commented on The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Sou...:

@LinkSword After reading this I tought I was going to be late but just ordered one. Im so happy they finally have something nice that I can add to my Zelda collection.
Con ese nombre supongo que tambien eres fan de Zelda. En mi experiencia la pagina española de club nintendo siempre ha ido como el culo. A ver si hacen algo decente con el nuevo club nintendo. Despues de saber que lo cerraban he registrado unos 15 juegos de wiiU y 3ds a la espera de que algo interesante apareciera en el catalogo



elstif commented on Hundreds of Limited Edition Majora's Mask New ...:

@ggnorekthx That something they must do something about.These people are allowed to preorder tens of copies thats why they sold out so quick and most of us that really want to buy it dont have the chance.
It is very similar to what happens with concert tickets for big bands. It was know that a lot were being resold later so now they do not allow to buy more than 4 tickets at once.
They shouldn't allow people to buy more than 1 or 2 copies



elstif commented on Zelda: Majora's Mask New 3DS Bundles Available...:

@Spoony_Tech Uk store is only for UK they don't ship to the rest of Europe. So as far as im concern im still unable to get anything, I really don need it to be exclusive to one region or another I cant believe I can just be able to buy it

The European special edition was sold out in minutes everywhere in all stores in the EU and Im afraid the same thing will happen with this new 3ds MM edition.
Im no whinning I am really upset on how all of this is turning out. My only choice now is to pay twice the price for any of this on ebay



elstif commented on Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter:

You forgot to mention that people (like me) have one USB port in use for network adapter, if you plan on playing online it is a must.
It really sucks that this needs 2 USB ports, or that the WiiU only has 4 ports
I wont be able to have my HDD, fast connection and this adapter all at the same time
Playing MK8 online with the WiiU connected via cable instead of WiFi makes a big difference and I´m sure this will be even more true for SMash



elstif commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

@Punished_Boss_84 The same can be said about the other consoles, it depends on what experiences you value the most.
For me I prefer games made by Nintendo so the Wii U is my primary console.
Then I get other gaming experiences from my "supplementary console", in my case it is neither PS4 or XBONE, it is a PC
The investment of money I made for the PC is not only for gaming, I use my PC for everything else (internet, work, music/video, editing, movies, etc)
If i´m interested in a game and it is not coming to WIiU I get it for PC. I´m sure I wont miss that many games this generation. By the time Sony and Microsoft have enough exclusives to justify buying their consoles they will be cheap



elstif commented on New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November:

Apparently they will focus on games that will be release up to spring 2015 but I still have hopes of them showing some Zelda U

I guess this will be about amiibo, upcoming dlc (MK8 and HW)
And more/new info and maybe release dates for:
Captain toad



elstif commented on North America is Getting the Limited Edition o...:

@Grumblevolcano The Nintendo UK store sucks because they do not ship to the rest of Europe. There´s suppose to be free market between all the EU countries but no, we cannot buy from Nintendo UK.
To get something from them I have to go to the same painful process that I have to go throw to get something from Japan.
Getting the Hyrule Warriors Treasure chest limited edition comes to mind, but it was worth it because of all the nice goodies included.
The scarf is lame, the triforce clock or the chest would´ve been great for both EU and US editions



elstif commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

VC prices are too high, after the last few weeks I bought a few games at 2,50€ instead of 5€. Some of these games were a good deal at that price. So this promotion is very welcome. Others games that are still being sold for 5€ and were down to 2,50€ too but not worth it. I guess I would consider buying some of these to try but only if they were sold for 1€ or less

I´m still waiting for N64 VC and there´s a lot of titles that have never appear yet for NES and SNES.

I think Nintendo is being really greedy on all the VC bussiness side. Very high prices and no cross buy. If they get prices down and allow cross buy more people will buy for sure



elstif commented on Nintendo Confirms a Huge Range of eShop Discou...:

I might get all the mega man games for WiiU now that the price is reasonable. And it is mostly for convenience as I already own a few of them on cartridges for the NES
It sucks that Nintendo still doesn´t do cross-buy between WiiU and 3DS for VC games.

Also, I´ve been getting quite a lot of VC titles lately because of the discounts and I´m really tight on space on my WiiU menu already. Is Nintendo ever going to release an update with more slots or folders like the 3DS. I only download VC and indi titles as I like retail games on disc for my collection. I can see some people that went the digital route already running out of space.



elstif commented on The NES Story Began On This Day 31 Years Ago:

The NES was my first console and I´m older...
I will never forget Xmas 1988 when my father bought the Mario Bros./Duck hunt bundle, I was 9 at the time. That NES is still going strong BTW and believe me I played it a lot more than any other console I owned afterwards



elstif commented on Video: This Retro-Styled Shovel Knight 'VHS' G...:

This video is awesome, good old VHS...
I had to stop it pretty early just because I don´t want spoilers.
This reminded me of a promotion Nintendo had before releasing the SNES, they gave VHS tapes with footage of SMW. You had to call a number and answer some questions about the game. They were giving some SNES with SMW bundles for the winners. I think I never wished to win something in my life more than that because I knew my parents were not going to buy one. "You already have one console..." they used to say, I didnt get an SNES until later in its lifespan

@TeeJay Now I´m feeling old too but I´ll feel younger again tomorrow when I won´t have to work and I´ll have time to play some Shovel Knight while my baby boy sleeps :)



elstif commented on Nintendo TVii Update Adds New Features and Imp...:

I thought it was a TV player (like the BBC iPlayer) not just a TV guide.
I guess we haven´t been missing much here in Europe.
Do you know if they have plans to bring it up into the region at some point?

In any case it´s just an add on app and I prefer Nintendo to focus on games.
Talking about apps, does anybody use the youtube app, I ran it once and it sucked. surprisingly it works great via the Internet browser.
I see myself using the gamepad to connect to the internet a lot which is a nice addition to a console I bought just for gaming; Best use of gamepad so far was that with off-tv and I personally used it a lot so I don´t have to fight for the TV



elstif commented on Free Copy of Bayonetta Comes as a Separate Dis...:

I´ll love to have a 2 disc set but I´ll be happy to take the free download of the 1st game if there´s no other option

@Grumblevolcano Yes the wonderful world of color corners on PAL games.
I guess they only printed one version for all Europe instead of one for each Country.
For those who doesn´t know or ever wondered about this:
Copies printed for specific countries have a different color printed in a corner on the side (mostly manuals and covers are printed in different languages and everything else remains the same). Old NES, SNES, GB, GBA used to have them on the flaps of the boxes.
There are a lot of colors used, these are the ones I see the most:
Red= France
Purple= Depending if is dark or light could be a general Europe - Printed for several countries in Europe, usually this will be a Multi5 (English, German, French, Italian, Spanish)
I´ve seen some purple that were only German and Danish languages and some yellows for Swedish and Norweigan.

I know some colors are unique to individual Countries and others are used for combinations, and yes it get very confusing. I´m sure a lot of games collectors are having a lot of fun tracking these down...



elstif commented on E3 2014: Nintendo Launches 30% Off Discount Bo...:

This was too good to be true
"These offers are only in North America, with no equivalents at present in Europe" Of course because we are already getting great deals like:
The legend of Zelda for 4,99€ or 7$
Super Mario World for 7,99€ or 11$
Sonic lost world for 49,99€ or 68$



elstif commented on Russian Phenomenon Tetris Celebrates Its 30th ...:

Yes I´m feeling old too...
I remember the first time I saw and played tetris, it was an arcade machine at a bar/cafeteria. I remember watching it for a few minutes before dipping in some coins and thinking "this is a weird game" but lets try
This was right at the time when Gameboy was announce, I thought Tetris was a bad choice to bundle the system with because I didn´t get into Tetris that much and Mario Land seemed like a better option IMO



elstif commented on Play: The Nintendo Life Mario Kart 8 GP Is Now...:

@HawkeyeWii My connection is good, I have 30Mb down 5Mb up, last night I got the error 3 or 4 times and then mange to get into the tournament. I was able to play for over an hour no problems.
For the most part I got my ass kicked but it was fun.
@Jeremyx7 Hey Jeremy, I played the last few races when you where in. I´m rusty but I´ll try to get online tonight (evening for you I guess) again for some action. Playing as STV



elstif commented on Play: The Nintendo Life Mario Kart 8 GP Is Now...:

I´ll try to join in but if everything goes the way it did the last few days I wont be seeing you.
I tried to connect and join races/tournaments online at least 100 times since release and I only got into 3 races. I played 10 minutes online in 5 days

I´m very upset about the crappy online service Nintendo is giving with Mario Kart 8, after they closed the services for Wii I thought they were going to put all the resources for this

I have contacted them and they only try to blame it on my local connection which is just fine for everything else. After I argue and prove my point they said that because is a popular brand new game the online services might be saturated (full). Sure, so should I wait util the hype is gone and nobody plays anymore so I can play online alone? Or maybe more people will buy the game and then it will be even more difficult to establish a connection?

I am truly pissed off, I had a better experience playing Age of Empires II online with a Pentium III and a 56K modem dial up connection in 1999.

This all might be due to my location, servers are probably in the US and Japan and connections from Europe might be the last in queue.

Anybody else is having problems getting into races/tournaments?



elstif commented on Mario Kart Month: Nintendo Life's Team Shares ...:

Game is awesome

Online sucks, I manage to get into 2 races and I had huge delays making it unplayable. After that I just get errors 118-0520 or 118-0519
Of course Nintendo support says is my connection but it is not and this is very upsetting. My internet runs just fine and I can play online other games without problems and delays
BTW: I´m I Network engineer so I know how my firewall is configured because I´ve done it myself. They didnt even say: Hey Mario Kart 8 needs this ports open to work or anything for that matter
I was wondering if Nintendo is dropping my connection because of my location but I already seen a lot of people around in forums with the same problem.

On top of that we still get the same fix lame chat options.
There´s no voice chat and no way to even type your own messages?

Nintendo put you doggieoopsie together with your online services.

Profanity is not necessary here -Lz



elstif commented on Nintendo Teams Up With E4 For Mario Kart TV Pr...:

@ICHIkatakuri Yes the characters play videogames, In fact one of the latest episode focus around Sheldon trying to decide between buying a PS4 or a XBONE. At some point other characters in the series state their opinion on the consoles and at the end Bernadette says "I play Wii", statement that was placed as a joke and her opinion was ignored. There was no mention about Wii U
Unfortunately that episode resumes the perception a lot of people have on Nintendo consoles lately

I´m glad to see they are going to advertise it, it´s about time. But they should do this kind of thing on all countries



elstif commented on Club Nintendo Rewards Updated for May, Physica...:

@Geonjaha How about: It sucks I can´t get any of them. But I hope they will offer VC games as rewards one day

We didnt get the Snes controller or the gold nunchuk or anything that´s worth getting.
They offer one or two cool items a year that go sold out in minutes. It is funny to see how people in the states complain about their rewards when these come up...



elstif commented on Download Sales On Nintendo Formats Have Treble...:

I only download VC and indi titles, and I think I´m spending more than I should...

I would like the convenience of download not to keep swapping discs if I fancy playing one game or another but personally I rather get physical copies to keep in my collection.

Even if I wouldn´t collect it is a bad option to buy AAA titles on the eShop.
For example I can buy Mario 3D world for 45€ at Amazon now and if I finish it I can surely sell it for at least 20€ second hand. Cost 25€
If I buy from eShop it costs a whooping 59,99€, that´s 83$ for anyone in the US to get a sense of what they are asking for here. Of course you will have to invest in buying an external HDD and then you get the game tided to the console with no proper account system.

I hope they realize that they should change things in the eShop an digital sales will grow for real



elstif commented on Satoru Iwata Announces 'Nintendo Figurine Plat...:

I´m guessing they will announce a new game that uses this in the upcoming E3. They surely have been working on some games secretly and after seeing this it make sense that one will be tided to these figures and probably far in development

As most people have stated already this figures are going to make a lot of damage to wallets but at least we´ll get more value out of them if they can be used for several games both for Wii U and 3DS



elstif commented on Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a ...:

Thanks Nintendo, that´s the kind of promotion that makes your customers happy and it might help move some units too.

Now I have to decide between Sonic and W101 (I own the other ones I´m interested in).
I think the download size is going to decide for me as I´m not planning to get a HDD (I always buy retail) and I want to leave enough internal storage for VCs and Indi titles.



elstif commented on Ubisoft and EA Lock In Their E3 Presentation D...:

I think Ubi will still give the U some love but I don´t expect anything from EA

This is what I really look forward in the upcoming E3:
A lot more about X and Bayonetta2 - Hype
Nintendo showing the new Zelda for U - More Hype
They´ll probably have playable demos of some of these games and Smash
A surprise new game (new IP from Mr Miyamoto or something else that I hope they´ve been working and kept secret) - We need this because everyone already expects and knows about everything else.



elstif commented on Nintendo Download: 27th March (Europe):

I guess I´ll get SMK even when I still have the original so I can play using the gamepad only.

I´lI love to get MK8 downloaded just not to have to change discs every time I want to play it (I´ll play it a lot) but even with this promotion buying retail will still be cheaper.
What the hell is Nintendo thinking, Download is more expensive plus the games are tide to the console. There´s no way I´m buying downloads instead of retail until that changes.



elstif commented on The Club Nintendo Rewards Are In For March:

@CaPPa Have you ever visit the Nintendo Europe site????!!!!
Nintendo Europe is and always has been far behind Nintendo America in relation to rewards, they don´t offer any download games at all in exchange for stars (we get that instead of coins).
The catalog has only lame items and are very expensive. From time to time something cool shows up but you need 7000 stars to get it. Registering a game gives you 200-250 starts (do the math) so you could think not many people would have that many but in a matter of hours they are sold out. That´s all because nobody spend their stars for years because the only thing available was keyrings, notebooks and stickers.
BTW we don´t get gold or platinum rewards either.
I´ll take Nintendo America anytime if I could

Right now all Nintendo Europe catalogs are down (maintenance), we´ll see if something nice shows up for a change. I´m sitting on almost 8000 stars that are about to expire.



elstif commented on Latest PS4 Sales Figures Take it Past Wii U Li...:

This is the result of marketing and people wanting to get the newest toy, because that´s what game consoles are, toys

I´ll be honest, Nintendo have always been my favorite video game company because they make the best games. I buy their consoles because that´s the only way I can play their games. For other games I play on my PC/Steam.
Even now I don´t think I missed many games that I would like to play not getting a PS3 or Xbox last gen. I might get a cheap PS3 one day to play the Uncharted series and a few others.
I don´t even have a very powerful or expensive PC but man I really laugh at some of my friends when I saw how Skyrim was running on their PS3, of course I´m the one who has to suffer that "you play those Nintendo games for little kids" all the time but I know better...

They spend 500€ on a PS4 to play and another 500€ on a PC (for PC use). What I do is spend 1000€ on a PC to use it for everything. Of course I get my Ninty too.



elstif commented on Darksiders 2 Slashing Its Way Back to the EU e...:

I played this game for 4 or 5 hours (looked promising), my Wii U crashed 3 times during that time, I lost all the progress of the game and had to pull the plug on the Wii U (scary every time)
I never had the wii U freezing like this with anything else (disc/download games, apps, browser) and I use it a lot.
I never played this game again.



elstif commented on Super Mario Bros. Deluxe Set For 27th February...:

I already received the code and downloaded the game.

I never played this version before, it has save option and challenges that are a very nice addition to the original. But the screens goes funny a lot of times both horizontally and vertically (it can be very annoying), I guess it is due to the small screen of the original Gameboy where it was release. Sad they didn´t fix it. for this VC release. It was free for me so I shouldn´t complain much about it but it is still a problem that I wanted to mention.



elstif commented on Monolith Soft's X Combat is Shown Off, Based o...:

@WiiLovePeace I´m 100% with you, it look like a fast pace action shooter more than the exploring/adventure game that I hoped for.
I grew a bit tired of the voices during combat after so many hours of gameplay but I will never forget the first time I entered Bionis´s leg and attacked a high level beast. Reyn said: "Are you maaad?" (with British accent) LMAO, and of course I died instantly



elstif commented on 3DS XL Owners Rejoice! Power-Up Pouches Arrive...:

Why can we get some VC games like in the US?
It will be nice for us gamers here in EU and very easy for them, just send an email with the code and no real cost for them to give out some old games to Nintendo supporters.

I lost all my stars (GC, GBA, DS and wii consoles and games) when they changed websites a few year ago (big mess), had to create a new account. They used to give GC games at the time but they were always sold out...
Now I have quite a lot from Wii U and 3DS and I fear all my stars will expire or I will have to get something lame out of them
I never manage to get anything nice from club nintendo and I own all their consoles and hundreds of games. I always say to myself: keep registering the games, one day I´ll get something nice out all these...



elstif commented on Review: Unepic (Wii U eShop):

I really don´t have much time to play and my list of "Games pending" is too large but this games looks great and I feel I need to give some love to the Indi developers for their work.
Specially in this case the developer is from my country and here game developers are an "in-danger species" So I´ll be buying it soon



elstif commented on Platinum Games Producer Hates "Pedantic Port-B...:

A lot of 3rd party companies have no plans to release games for the Wii U and that´s only because they don´t want to (EA being one of the largest). If I want to play the next NFS I might have to buy a PS4 to play it and that will be EA fault not because it is exclusive to Sony.
Nintendo funded Bayonetta 2, they´ll have some rights over it and they will never give that up to their competitors.

At the end of the day we gamers are the ones suffering from this. It will be very nice for us to just buy one system to play all the games we want but that´s how this market is working now.

I got a Wii U for Nintendo games mostly but it sucks that there´s no plans for many 3rd party in the near future and I might miss a few good games. People going the other consoles will miss 1 good game and I´m very happy about it.



elstif commented on Super Mario 3D World Drops Down UK Charts in S...:

Here we go again.
Like some other people said already, This is just a country and we all know Nintendo is not very popular in the UK

Can we at least get the number of sales in all the European countries/region, not just the UK?