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Male, 28, United States

Sat 17th August, 2013

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ericwithcheese2 commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Dreamcast:

It was also the home if my first true online gaming experiences - I don't consider the Saturn Netlink as truly online as it was direct dial modem to modem... Played a few good games of NFL 2K1 on it. And such great innovative and quirky games like Seaman and Jet Set Radio.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Dreamcast:

I absolutely loved my Dreamcast. I remember having get togethers with a friend who was an early adaptor of the PS2, and we always played DC games like Virtua Tennis while the PS2 just sat there. Eventually, the PS2 library clearly caught up and surpassed the Dreamcast, but it was always an amusing memory to have a blast with it while the big, bad PS2 was used as many a DVD player in its early days.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:

If this new system turns out to be the successor to the Wii U and comes out in late 2016, that would mean the Wii U's lifespan is four years. That's not extremely short, but it is one year shorter than the traditional lifespans of other Nintendo home consoles:

SNES: 1991-1996
N64: 1996-2001
GameCube: 2001-2006

The Wii lasted six years, so that may make the Wii U's four years seem more short than it is, but given how it is struggling in the marketplace even after it fired off big guns like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros, I think 2016 is a good time to come out with something new.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:

I don't doubt some of the nastiness I've read here and other places. All you have to do is go out on a Black Friday and you'll see people be nasty all over the place.

What I find the most disturbing is the unprofessional behavior of the retailer workers and management. Hoarding an entire cartful or letting employees buy theirs before the store even opens is appalling. If I saw either of those things happening, I'd be calling their corporate number and alerting them to unfair business practices.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Splatoon Developers Give a Splash of Informati...:

Have they actually said that there is no Voice Chat at all? I know it was stated that there was none in random matchmaking, but it wasn't specified if there was not an option for games with friends. Did i miss where it was nixed completely? There's been a lot of posts here lately and i could've missed it.

The option for Full voice chat would've have been preferable (as I'm sure you could disable it if you didn't want it), but having it with friends is better than nothing at all.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Interview: Nintendo's Damon Baker on the eShop...:

@Quorthon I did read it and my reply was in reference to many of your posts that are similarly themed. Perhaps you didn't read all of mine because you zero in on a small technicality and disregard everything else that I said, glossing over the real gist of what I was saying.

Maybe you should re-read mine in its entirety and not cherry pick what you want to reply to while dismissing the overall message.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Interview: Nintendo's Damon Baker on the eShop...:


"This is also a site where a surprising number of people have fully stated that so long as they have the same old Mario and Zelda and Pokemon games, they don't care about anything else. They literally do not want to play other games."

Imagine that! A few people on a Nintendo news site stating they prefer Nintendo games! I'm shocked and appalled. If you go to any console specific site online, you'll find a bevy of people who are loyal to one manufacturer and its games. There are Sony and Microsoft apologists out there just as there are Nintendo ones.

But it's all about personal opinion and preference. So someone prefers Mario and Zelda? Why do you think they are obligated to expand their horizons? I personally own multiple systems and franchises, but I'll always hold Nintendo games nearest to my heart. I'll take a Mario or Zelda game over a Destiny any day and that's just my personal preference to do so. And that's not to say I thought Destiny was a bomb. I don't have to play a certain genre of games to know that they are not for me.

You make a lot of good points in your posts, which are clearly researched and well written. But you don't seem to grasp that some people just like Nintendo, will talk positively and defend their franchises, and there's nothing wrong with it. Them not liking Call of Duty is not a personal insult towards you. That's the beauty of the world. We are all able to form our own opinions and opinions are always subjective.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

I'm not interested in cards at all. I collect amiibo because they are cool figurines. The functionality comes in second in importance for me.

That said, I'll probably buy the cards to collect them too. But the figures will always be my first priority. I wonder if they will be similar in design to the e-reader cards of the past.



ericwithcheese2 commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D and Mons...:

Those are fantastic numbers, especially for a game that is still growing in fan base and one that was perceived not extremely popular upon it's original release.

I think it's clear, with these numbers and the New 3DS, that domination on the sales charts will be had by Nintendo!



ericwithcheese2 commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Growth of Wii U Sales ...:

The Wii U still came in a distant third in the console race this holiday, selling roughly a third of what the other two did globally. Increased sales is a good thing, though, although I'm disappointed sales weren't higher given the superior quality of the titles that came out in 2014. I was hoping Smash Bros would move way more units than it did.

It sounds to me that they are more focusing on appeasing current owners than bringing in new ones, which is never a bad thing - even hinting at just biding their time until their next system. I just hope their future sales projections reflect a very modest goal.



ericwithcheese2 commented on New Nintendo 3DS Launch Sales in the West Surp...:

@Platypus101 Oh, I'm not too sure. I think the XL outsold the standard model because the original came out at such a high price, whereas the XL was affordable right from the get go. They also had many more Special Editions of the XL and the original model was phased out, removed from their website, and extremely hard to find just over as year after the XL came out.

I know a lot of people in person and online who held off getting (or attempting to get) an XL because they prefer the smaller size or wanted the faceplates. Additional choices are never a bad thing and I do think these great sales figures could have been even higher. :)



ericwithcheese2 commented on New Nintendo 3DS Launch Sales in the West Surp...:

Imagine the sales North America could've had if they released the standard size New 3DS here.

Solid numbers regardless! Literally every store with an online inventory tracking system within 50 miles of me is sold out of both colors. It'll be interesting to see of sales remain strong once the units become more common.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Review: 3D Fantasy Zone (3DS eShop):

As much grief Sega deservedly gets over how it's handling Sonic, I'm very pleased that they continue to release these 3D Classics. They are single-handedly keeping a niche genre alive that Nintendo themselves haven't sorted in years. And there doing it with quality titles. I've purchased well over half of their 3D Classic titles and all have been very worth it.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Soapbox: Portable Gaming Forges a Special Rela...:

Dedicated Handheld consoles will always matter to me. I enjoy smartphone games for a quick distraction, but they come nowhere near the quality or depth of a good 3DS or Vita game. Having physical buttons makes a world of difference.

The only time I'll ever be without a dedicated handheld is if they stop making them.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Sonic Boom Sales Struggle to Explode as Sega C...:

Sega and Nintendo are similar in the sense that they seem to focus on one major mascot over and over while largely ignoring other franchises that their fans would absolutely love to see. Trying to get a new F-Zero or Metroid game out of Nintendo is like pulling teeth, And Sega fans like myself feel in the same boat as our requests for a new Shenmue or Phantasy Star fall on deaf ears. Sega has more to offer than just Sonic and Nintendo has more than just Mario, Zelda and Pokemon... but you'd never know it.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Meta Knight amiibo Hits Best Buy in US on 20th...:

"Additional stock - assuming there is some" is a phrase that shouldn't even be a reality on something that's not even released yet. Nintendo's bizarre handling (staggered and mysterious launch dates, secrecy on whether certain amiibo will ever be made available again, etc) of a product that people clearly want to buy is mindboggling.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Guide: How to Complete a System Transfer from ...:

I hope Nintendo has lots of extra staff on hand in their technical support call centers, because they're gonna need all the help they can get.

I seriously also hope that Nintendo's next systems are infinitely more user friendly when it comes to this stuff. It's such an unnecessary hassle.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Guide: How to Transfer from a 3DS to a New Nin...:

@asgarod21 It shouldn't matter. I said i lost mine, and the guy cheerfully offered to move my id over.

Although if you actually deleted your id ... not just did a system restore/reset, then it would be unrecoverable. A screen would've popped up and mentioned that you would not be able to recover your stuff. if you just did a system wipe, the ID is still active on their end and they can transfer. If you deleted it, then it's actually gone completely.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Guide: How to Transfer from a 3DS to a New Nin...:

@asgarod21 It's not gone. You have to call Nintendo and ask them to release your Nintendo Network ID from the old sold system. They'll do it and it takes about a day. Then you can sign into the new 3DS with your NNID and redownload your games. I did this process just a few weeks ago when i replaced a lost/stolen system and it was seemless. I have all my games i had bought from the eShop.

Call them and request a transfer when you get your new system.



ericwithcheese2 commented on Poll: Do Video Game Reviews Need To Have A Score?:

While I read the whole review and save the score for the last, I know people who just scroll right down to the score and don't even read the review - unless it is a score they don't agree with. Scoring will never go away, and you'll probably even lose site traffic if people don't have that to zip down to. On the other hand, scoring never really satisfies anyone and are often a huge point of debate. Its a no win.

I am all for scoring, but I think it should be more flexible. A lot of games will fall in the grey area of scoring, like deserve a 7.5 instead of a 7 or an 8. A lot will be more accurate to score a 9.5 or 9.8 instead of a full 10.