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Tue 17th Jun 2008

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grovertheblue commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's System Updates Bring...:

@DakotaM47 Yep, folders please. My setup in my 3DS uses them heavily and I see huge application for them on my WiiU with my growing library of games and my 500GB hard drive steadily filling up. I am a bit of a hoarder and while @unrandomsam suggestion to organize by screen has worked so far, my screens per platform are not enough already. Folders would be very welcome and if you don't want to use them, whatever, no ones loss.

PS: Nintendolife, @ThomasWhitehead, when are you going to get a "like", "+1" "up or down arrow" system for your comments section? WiiU Daily's ( system in their comments works quite well and serves to encourage people to share and comment more on articles IMO. Always nice to get some feedback from people and fellow readers on your views and opinions. Just a thought.



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

Hey, does anyone know how to add/write notes on the Castle Map? I totally skipped through the in game explanation by accident and I can't seem to figure it out on my own....And I can't find any instructions online anywhere that describe how to do so. Thanks in advance. Great game so far though, "Take some gold, he said, it'll be great he said.....death #1...."



grovertheblue commented on Review: EarthBound (Wii U eShop):

Great review Corbie. I rented Earthbound as a kid, but didn't ever really get into it. Not playing it through is one of my biggest regrets from during my gaming childhood. I am very excited to play through (and finish) the game this go around.

I also have to say your closing statement is excellently crafted. "playing Earthbound is like revisiting a vivid childhood memory of fun and adventure. You can’t repeat the past, but you can certainly revisit it." Really sums up the nostalgia surrounding my and I am sure many gamers love of Nintendo and other retro experiences



grovertheblue commented on Talking Point: The Importance of the Virtual C...:

I have to say that regular sales of games would be a great idea. If the iOS App store is anything to go off of, I know that when titles are on sale I personally am much more likely to make a purchase. I have already made several Wii U eShop purchases of sale priced games that I probably would have never bought full price. Not that they're not good games, but everyone only has limited funds and some games just don't make the cut, unless of course, sales prices are enticing enough. Agreed though that the Virtual console prices are pretty high. But, then again, alot of the games released would cost you almost as much if not more if you tried to buy the original cartridge second hand. I believe the insanely low prices on the iOS App store are partially to blame for most peoples perception of an acceptable price regardless of Nintendo's input/time costs to release these games on the eShop.



grovertheblue commented on Talking Point: The Next-Gen Console War is Wii...:

Great article. I have to agree with the outlook you have for the Wii U. I know that this is a Nintendo-centric community, so we're mostly all pro-Nintendo and Wii U, but I really do believe that the price of the upcoming consoles and the smaller gap in graphical fidelity will indeed make the Wii U more attractive to the "casual" and non-gamer consumer crowd. I believe the Wii U will be just fine. And it's an excellent console offering in many respects. I very much enjoy it.



grovertheblue commented on Interview: Michael Pachter On Wii U, 3DS And T...:

Hey NintedoLife, Great article. It is nice to see a consolidated Q & A with Patcher about Nintendo versus just snippets of him "bashing" them.

There is all this Doom and Gloom about Nintendo as of late. Furthermore, Patcher's comments about investors and their lack of interest headed forward I find disheartening. However, Nintendo has been around for what? about 100 years? I know that there may not be a tremendous amount of data on the subject, but what about a feature piece on Nintendo's stock/financial viability/health over the past say 15, 25, 40 years? The Big N was in a bad situation with the gamecube and was able to make a huge come back. I don't believe people take enough thought to consider the long term health of a company such as this when they start yelling "Wii U is doomed, it has already failed, 4 months out of the gate" ? How has Nintendo faired compared to Sony or Microsoft financially speaking in the last several years? I know Sony/Microsoft have other sources of revenue than just games but, how is Nintendo doing versus the gaming divisions of Sony and MS? Just a thought.



grovertheblue commented on New Research Claims Wii U Success Hinges On A ...:

I really can't see the PS4 or 720 coming out with tech that blows the Wii U out of the water and still have them priced close to that of the Wii U. Consider the price discrepancy between the Wii and PS3/360 last gen and the tech difference. I believe the Wii U is reasonably priced for what it offers. The current financial climate is leaving people with less disposable income to spend on video games and other forms of entertainment. And I agree that likely a large portion of the viable VG consumer market is waiting on the price and release of the PS4 and 720 before they commit to the Wii U.

N-Life, you should definitely do a retrospective piece on readers and industry analysts views/predictions of the current market and the calls for a Wii U price drop, this holiday season and see how accurate everyone was.



grovertheblue commented on Surprise Ubisoft Sale Arrives on Wii U eShop i...:

I'll be picking up AC3 as long as I can get my external hard drive setup in time...Arkham city ate up most of my 32GB. And I plan to download almost every retail title I plan to acquire on the WiiU, so AC3's 17GB will have to occupy my external drive. Question, does anyone know if you can hook a hard drive with content on it up to another WiiU to play/share those games?



grovertheblue commented on Pikmin 3 Will Allow For GamePad-Only Play:

I do hope Pikmin 3 has a two player story mode. My wife and I have quite enjoyed playing Pikmin Co-op in Nintendo Land and I would appreciate another game that allows us to play Co-operatively together.



grovertheblue commented on EA: Excited About New Generation Which Is "Yet...:

@rjejr "Has anybody ever stopped to think that we don't know a whole lot about new Wii U games because Nintendo isn't allowed to talk about new games on the other systems yet until the new systems are announced?" That's a novel thought and one that is totally viable. Hopefully, publishers recognize the potential of releasing games on all three platforms and give WiiU the games is derserves. I don't see the 720 or PS4 being that much more powerful than the WiiU anyway, if they are so much more powerful and the WiiU is already "overprice" how much will these new consoles cost? Upwards of $500-$600 dollars. I see a great deal of the people complaining about the price of the WiiU quietly shutting their mouths once they see what the PS4 and 720 have to offer both price and spec wise.



grovertheblue commented on EA: Excited About New Generation Which Is "Yet...:

@Einherjar Well put, I feel quite similar to what you said. Also, I find less and less time to play games and the content that Nintendo releases on their consoles is more than enough to satisfy my gaming appetite and available time. And honestly, the nostalgia I have with Nintendo counters any technical prowess that Sony or MS have to offer.



grovertheblue commented on Nintendo Download: 20th December 2012 (Europe):

I have Gunman Clive for iOS. It is a great game; however, the touch button controls are luck luster (like many other iOS platformers) I believe a D-pad will make this game way better. And at that price, it will be a decent offering.



grovertheblue commented on The Definitive Guide To Wii U:

Great summary. Thanks for posting this. Can't wait for the 18th of November, now only if EB Games would let me pre-order I could rest easy for the next 66 days, 1 hour and 38 minutes....



grovertheblue commented on Wii U Will Launch With Digital Store:

This will be awesomely troublesome. I can see myself spending a whole lot more on games, now that a trip to the store is not required. However, certain games will still be physical copy purchases for me I am sure. ie. Zelda



grovertheblue commented on New Super Mario Bros. 2 to Kick Off Retail Dow...:

I am stoked to purchase some digital downloads of retail games. It will be awesome to have access to multiple 3DS retail games without having to change out game cartridges or have to carry around those cartridges. Just grab your 3DS go.



grovertheblue commented on Talking Point: The Role of the N64 on the 3DS:

Personally I loved playing through Ocarina of Time and I am also currently enjoying Starfox on the 3DS. These two games are classics in my mind and even though I have played them over and over I still find them engaging and a treat to play. The graphical updates they have both undergone very effectively transition these two games into 2011. I absoutely loved playing through these games again in 3D and enhanced visuals. They both feel like they could have been developed this year in my mind. I agree that a lower price point would make future N64 remakes much more enticing to the masses though.

I say bring the remakes on! I love the ability to play these types of games on a handheld and the added 3D content reinvigorates the titles for me. Beyond the visual enhancements and the use of the second screen for menu and some gameplay/item improvements I don't see any benefit in the gyro inclusions however.

I spent a lot of my childhood/teenage years playing through these titles and I don't think that I am alone as a Nintendo fan in saying that Nostalgia is a HUGE part of the allure for my gaming appetite. And these types of remakes are chalk full of nostalgia.

And even though it will never happen, this game alone would sell systems like crazy if it was remade similarly to OoT all I will say is......GOLDENEYE



grovertheblue commented on Site News: Nintendo Life's eShop Appearance:

Agreed this is Uber cool. Nintendo Life has definitely earned this opportunity. I have followed the site since it started out as VC Reviews and I am most impressed with your continued effort to cover all things Nintendo. This site is my resource for gaming/nintendo news. And the attention to retro titles and content is also much appreciated.



grovertheblue commented on FAQ: Nintendo Ambassador Program and Free eSho...:

I am quite stoked for the free games that are being offered. I do have one question about the NA press release though. This paragraph states "Once the paid versions of the games are posted to the Nintendo eShop later in the year, the updated versions will be available to Ambassadors for download at no cost." What will "updated" versions be I wonder and how will they differ from the early versions available to Ambassadors?

I am hoping for nes games: Metroid, Wrecking Crew, Final Fantasy, Kirby's Adventure and/or Star Tropics.



grovertheblue commented on Canadian 3DS Summer Tour Details:

WTF! Where is the Saskatchewan love? Just because we don't have the population base doesn't mean we don't play video Games! I mean come on if you're driving a truck across Canada you have to pass through Sask to get from West to East and vice versa. Sask always gets shafted...



grovertheblue commented on Final Fantasy Legend III:

This one was awesome! I played it countless times. Definitely one of the best game boy games made. I hope they release it on the 3DS eShop.



grovertheblue commented on Retro Gamer Magazine Interview VC Reviews:

I picked up a copy of the previous Retro Gamer at McNally Robinson. You might want to checkout one of your larger bookstore retailers for the magazine as they might have it. And yes the magazine is wicked.