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Gerbwmu

Gerbwmu

Male, 37, United States

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Gerbwmu

#2

Gerbwmu commented on Parent Trap: Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Makes Chess ...:

Advance Wars & Fire Emblem both remind me of chess, stratego, risk type games. They also have some baseball characteristics to them if you consider pitching vs hitting as a turn based type thing which I do. Weird analogy I know but makes perfect sense in my head.

@rjejr - I wasn't going to buy Splatoon but after my son played the test fire he convinced my wife to use his birthday money to buy it so I guess I will be picking it up next Friday. I can't believe she said yes....usually any gifts of money he gets goes straight to the college fund.

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#3

Gerbwmu commented on Splatoon's Iwata Asks Interview Considers Its ...:

Well that explains why the game releasing next week isn't really complete yet considering it was so soon in development at E3 last year. I assed they were much farther along then that considering it had a playable demo

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#4

Gerbwmu commented on Video: This Player Has A Great Chance If They ...:

@manu0 - I love this mode and play it often. It is a nice 6 minute break in my day. A little mindless fun and a challenge to break that top 10 on the leader board.

Since the announcement for the NWC, I've noticed the scores are much better. While I normally make the top 20, I'm now in the 40ish range and the top scores are much higher then normal. Seems like a lot of people are practicing.

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#7

Gerbwmu commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

@rjejr Detroit isn't even big at this point.....but Michigan still is awesome ;-)

Seriously if you have the event in Chicago, Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Cleveland, any are close enough for the bulk of Michigan to make it to if they want and still easily available to other states but metro Detroit is a tough sell because of the geography. We just aren't centrally located for anyone other then Michigan.

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#8

Gerbwmu commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

@Shy_Guy - Michigan is well represented on Nintendo Life today........

They probably should have allowed a couple online wild card participants to win trips to E3 to help make it more accessible but it still will be an awesome thing for the 8 winners

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#9

Gerbwmu commented on Fire Emblem If Changes The Traditional Weapons...:

@Jock_Nerd - the Fire Emblem fan in me says try out the FE on virtual console if you have a Wii U....less money and a great game, better then Awakening in my opinion, but Awakening and FE IF seem to be more tailored to new players.

If you enjoy a challenge or like chess then you probably will enjoy all of them.

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#10

Gerbwmu commented on Nintendo Announces Best Buy Locations and Deta...:

Assuming the location winners are getting a trip to E3, I really didnt expect much more then this. I do hope what ever build they use at the actual E3 event gets a place on the eShop.

Given my scores on NES Remix I would be about 20th place at whatever Best Buy I went too and I'll be on family vacation during E3 anyway so not worth my time.

Still fun for those who get to participate. For all those who are mad about the US only World Championship.......I'm willing to bet that multiple finalists will be from a country other then USA ;-)

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#11

Gerbwmu commented on Capcom Hoping For "Aggressive Digital Download...:

I don't mind remasters/remakes of older games but I dont understand why every "new" game needs to be an AAA production. I thought Ubisoft might start a trend with their UbiArt titles and you would see more indie type games from the major publishers but it hasn't gone that way.

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#14

Gerbwmu commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Modest Sales Targets...:

Neither Smash or MK8 really pushed hardware above and beyond any other new release, so keeping the numbers relatively flat probably makes sense considering the overall number of releases this year over last. Assuming we get Splatoon, XCX, Project CARS, Kay, Guitar Hero, Mario Maker, Star Fox, Yoshi, Devils Third, SMT v FE maybe?, and some other unknown releases, it should keep sales consistent. Probably be at 12 million next year and finish around 15 mill before what ever comes next (maybe NX) when it shows up.

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#16

Gerbwmu commented on Nintendo Announces Its Plans for E3 2015, Head...:

@JonWins - I never kid......I'm always a billion percent serious

Not sure which comment you are replying too but I assume you mean Nintendo World Championship as an eShop title. I enjoy the 6 minute version on NES Remix 2 so depending on the games involved, yes I would like to have it available on eShop to buy and play with an online leader board similar to how it is done in Remix.

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#17

Gerbwmu commented on Nintendo Announces Its Plans for E3 2015, Head...:

Is the "a game where you can do anything" boy/skit foreshadowing an open world toy box minecraft amiibo game?

Time to dig through the video and start wildly speculating on anything that could mean anything and pulling out info to make predictions about reveals I want at E3 only to be proven wrong and foolish

And @Kirk beat me to the Amiibo game idea......darn it my slow thumbs.....

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#20

Gerbwmu commented on Parent Trap: Splatoon Is The Perfect Family Fi...:

@ikki5 - suppose that depends on the kids. We managed almost 2 hours during the test run without any issue. 3 minutes isnt very long. Then again my kids are pretty easy going. My guess is the kids who whine about a turn would also probably whine because they lose, and whine because they didnt get the toy from the store. That is part of parenting and maybe this game helps with those waiting your turn, patience, kind of lessons. For my boys and I it was just fun, but I'm still not sure I'm buying the game.....the boys are pushing hard for it though

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#22

Gerbwmu commented on Parent Trap: Splatoon Is The Perfect Family Fi...:

@ikki5 - my only real reply is that my kids, and myself for that matter, had just as much fun watching in the background and yelling out orders like some weird Splatoon back seat drivers. Maybe not the N64 Traditional 4 player multi-player family game but more of an NES your turn my turn pass the controller type.

@Kirk - the multiple gamepad idea would be brilliant especially for a game like this having the full map on the TV screen for a free for all turf war. I know the vocal minority hates the gamepad but I really hope what ever comes next has it in some sort of way.....I maybe the odd ball but it really is a brilliant feature and controller

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#23

Gerbwmu commented on Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U Titles Which Wi...:

There are quite a few games coming that I want to purchase. My personal Wii U life cycle probably will be complete with the release of Zelda U and SMT x FE. Any extras beyond those 2 and the releases we know about will be icing on an already frosted cake......speaking only for me personally of course

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#25

Gerbwmu commented on Video: Our Guide to the Splatoon Global Testfi...:

@JaxonH - my 2 sons are begging for this game after the demo and I was thinking about getting the 3 pack.....NewEgg and Best Buy seem like they have a stock they havent started selling yet....both say coming soon but maybe I'll order the boy and girl and return them if I can find the 3 pack

Darn Nintendo and their amazing knowledge of what me and my boys like.

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#26

Gerbwmu commented on Reminder: The First Splatoon Global Testfire D...:

It really feels like a Mario Kart of online shooters. My 6 year old played for an hour and won as much as he lost.

A smart team with guns will destroy a team of rollers but the rollers still seem to do better as a general rule in the 2 hours I've seen.

As with the 1st session, no issues getting in and staying in the game

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#28

Gerbwmu commented on Reminder: The First Splatoon Global Testfire D...:

Played for about 40 minutes....had a few times where I had to reconnect for a match but it was fun amd seemed to work pretty smooth. I wonder how many people jumped online to test it out?

I'm not convinced that I will purchase this right away but maybe in Aug after the updates I'll give it a go.

The Squids have some odd taste in music but I find myself humming along to the songs. Seemed like the roller was a winning weapon in most of the matches I played but someone out there was deadly with the charge rifle. I got sniped 6 times in 1 match.

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#30

Gerbwmu commented on Feature: The Key Details on Splatoon, Nintendo...:

Feels incomplete, like a Kickstarter game that rushes to get the game out to its backers with the promise of the rest of the content coming out soon. I expect Nintendo to follow through but this might have been a good thing to pull a MK8 free download game type promo for early adopters to help soften what feels like a game experiment. Unless the demo blows me away, I dont see myself buying this until after the August update and by then I maybe looking at XCX instead.

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#36

Gerbwmu commented on Review: Street Gangs (Wii U eShop / NES):

Hope NoA has this in the pipeline. For some reason I feel the need to have it on my Wii U. The names and the dialog of the generic thugs is one of my favorite parts of any game ever

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#37

Gerbwmu commented on Fire Emblem If Box Art Confirms amiibo Support...:

@AVahne - I'd even take an HD compilation of PoR and Radiant Dawn. Think there is some room there to extend the story if they wanted to throw in some changes. Especially in between or after Radiant Dawn.

But I think FE is more likely to skip Wii U besides a few VC releases.

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#39

Gerbwmu commented on Fire Emblem If Box Art Confirms amiibo Support...:

Ahhhhh this is torture........another 3DS FE and nothing for my big screen TV since Radiant Dawn......Come on Nintendo give me some difficult turn based 40 plus hours on first play through for my big screen tv goodness.

Oh well.....I'll own 3 retail games for my 3DS i guess. FE:A, S.T.E.A.M, and FE: Black

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#40

Gerbwmu commented on Video: Sin & Punishment: Successor of the Skie...:

This game was on sale last week at Best Buy for $6.99 but i had to drive 45 mins for the nearest store that had a copy. Was going to order it online and have it delivered but forgot to do it. Now I'm kicking myself for forgetting.

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#41

Gerbwmu commented on Bravely Second: End Layer Passes 100,000 Sales...:

@Quorthon - I think it will outsell the original. The question being, is anyone waiting for XCX to buy their Wii U? My guess is most of the western audience that will buy the game already has a Wii U so I dont expect it to send hardware sales soaring, but Japan is a unique market. If sales soar week 1 then you could see a very strong month for Wii U between now and Splatoon. If it sells 70K the first week and moves 12K Wii U's then week 2 will be back to hovering around 6.5K. If the game reaches MH4 3DS type numbers (comparable to customer base) then who knows. That hype alone would help push the numbers in the West.

Sadly I assume the lesser sales scenerio is more likely and our chances of getting more RPG's from Nintendo will continue to decline.

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#44

Gerbwmu commented on Fire Emblem's Two Versions Will Offer Very Dif...:

@rjejr I really want a FE for the Wii U but I dont see it happening at this point. I'd even take a HD remake of the Radiant series or a compilation of older titles.

I'm hoping Space Hulk is worth a purchase and helps hold me over till a possible FE comes to a home console again

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#45

Gerbwmu commented on Fire Emblem's Two Versions Will Offer Very Dif...:

If i buy, it will be the Black because Awakening was too easy and boring in my opinion.

As far as the debate, it depends on how different they are and that we don't know. If they are 90% different with intersecting story lines then you have an option of buying 2 different FE games for less then the price of 2. If they are the same then no reason to buy 2. It's the middle ground that gets muddy but we just dont have the info yet.

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#46

Gerbwmu commented on World of Nintendo 8-Bit Plushes Available from...:

@Quorthon - I will say the lack of Amiibo is definitely Nintendo's fault and the dock strikes are an easy scape goat. I think they were gun shy after the lack of demand on both Wii U and 3DS and grossly underestimated the demand for the figures and are still too slow to adjust production because they dont want to get stuck with the inventory.

If I was Nintendo I would use that to my advantage on the next couple of major releases to make Limited addition Wii U consoles (paint splattered for Splatoon, big blue X for XCX?) and take advantage of the scalpers and collectors to artificially enhance my user base.

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#47

Gerbwmu commented on World of Nintendo 8-Bit Plushes Available from...:

@Quorthon - Nintendo makes many mistakes, like all companies, people, organizations but in my opinion you are reaching on this one just to have a reason to criticize because that is something you seem to like doing. Nintendo will be in contact with Activision on aspects of the GHL release and will probably spend as much time or more on that then what they will approving a stuffed pillow. (Neither of us really know the amount of time spent on either, clearly our opinions are debatable) Still I think my anology stands based on my experience with contracting out goods and services.

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#48

Gerbwmu commented on World of Nintendo 8-Bit Plushes Available from...:

@Quorthon - you do realize Jakks Pacific, a toy company, is making these and Nintendo's only involvement is approving the design and collecting commission checks. This has absolutely nothing to do with the short supply of Amiibo. Might as well blame Guitar Hero Live's development for the Zelda Wii U delay while you're at it.