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Fri 2nd November, 2012

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hypercoyote commented on Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump ...:

@rjejr You're right, that is a strange viewpoint, but also one that I never made. On your other point though, when you say most people who shop, do you mean for anything? Milk, eggs? I'm specifically talking about items where there's a chance that it may be difficult to find. I assume most users of this site are well versed enough to recognize these kinds of items. Looking at Skylanders, Disney Infinity or any other product similar to Amiibo would tell you that there would be a large chance that they may be difficult to find.

But I don't want to get bogged down on that because that really wasn't the point of my posts. My point was that it was not appropriate how people are so outraged over (and hateful toward) these particular users who have chosen to take what was given to them and resell it. In fact, I imagine that if these users had been given the New 3DS for free (won in a contest or whatever), then they chose to resell it, people would probably have less of a problem with it.



hypercoyote commented on Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump ...:

@FritzFrapp But why? Again, completely separating this situation from people who go clear off store shelves with the intent of reselling, what did they do wrong? How have the hindered anyone else?

On a separate note, I've seen a lot of people complain about the Amiibo situation, but it's difficult to feel too bad about that when preorders in the USA for almost all the Amiibo (except Rosalina) lasted for weeks. That's weeks that people had an opportunity to reserve the figure(s) they wanted. But suddenly we found out there was a shortage, and yes resellers did step in, and now there's people all over the Internet cursing anyone selling an Amiibo above retail price because they didn't get their hands on what they wanted. When there's something I want, regardless of whether I anticipate a shortage or not, I will preorder it if I can. In a situation where preordering is an option, if I don't preorder and I miss out on it, I don't get mad at resellers because it's not really their fault, it's poor planning on my behalf.

Now, having said that, in situations where preording is not an option and literally the only reason you were unable to obtain one was because of resellers.

But regardless of any situation, it's unfair to demonize people because of one action. That's judging the totality of a person's character because they bought a toy and sold it at a higher price to people who were willing to pay for it.



hypercoyote commented on Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump ...:

All I could think was 'hater' when reading this article and proceeding comments....It bothers me when I see people dogging others because of what they chose to do with what is rightfully their own. Let me be clear that I'm not condoning people who go and clear shelves of merchandise specifically to resell, but in this case, these people were just chosen at random; they were not taking anyone's spot here. Also, if I was in a tough spot and this opportunity fell into my lap, I would without a doubt flip that system. I think the problem is everyone visualizes these guys as the greedy little villains whose existence revolves around stealing what we want to own right now and forcing us to pay a marked up price. But the reality in this situation is, they're not hurting anyone: when the system is released on its normal date, what these particular folks are doing will not stop anyone from buying a system at normal retail price on release date. If there were not people out there willing to pay the premium to have their system a little early, this market wouldn't exist. So cut these folks some slack and stop reducing people to the lowest possible status in your mind because of a single action, especially one that isn't even wrong.

EDIT: and I want to add this: Who looks worse here, people who took advantage of an opportunity that was fairly presented to them or people who trash talk them and suggest they be killed (albeit, tongue in cheek...I hope) for these actions?



hypercoyote commented on Actor Is Suing Nintendo After Suffering Heart ...:

Why did he not just take the suit off? No offense, but if someone stuck me in a suit in sweltering heat and was doing all that, I'd be quitting. I feel like neither side was aware of the potential damage that it may have caused, but this guy figured he'd tough it out. I can understand unsafe working conditions, but there's a point where you have to take responsibility for your own health. Money cannot buy health.



hypercoyote commented on Gallery: Gorge Yourself on These Assets For Th...:

Loving this news! I didn't realize what a facelift OOT got until I played the original again. I had this on the Gamecube Zelda SE disc set, but the framerate was kind of choppy. I think it was even a little choppy on the N64 too. So I'm looking forward to not only the graphical update but some smoother framerates too. Here's hoping for some bonus features!



hypercoyote commented on More Mega Evolutions Appear for Pokémon Omega...:

@Hydrone Yea, I get that, but I think they probably should've called them "Mega Forms" instead of "Mega Evolutions" since (A) It's not permanent and (B) they're technically still the same Pokemon. They never called the radical changes that many Pokemon can take on (Deoxys, for example) evolutions, they always just referred to them as forms.



hypercoyote commented on Mega Video Game Fan Aaron "NintendoTwizer" Nor...:

Wow, that is really probably cheap for what he's selling. Though it'd be tempting to buy it and flip it, I think selling all those individually would be a full time job for 2 years!

EDIT: Wait a minute, he pulled out some of the most valuable games. He's pretty slick about it too:
"Note: Stadium Events was a recalled game pulled from the store shelves and not part of this set.", "Note: Three games that I don’t consider part of the retail set (sold or store shelves) are not included. Those are Donkey Kong Competition cart, StarFox Super Weekend and Speed Racer/Mountain Bike Combo."

Looks like he pulled out the most valuable items to sell them separately.



hypercoyote commented on Nintendo Confirms Week Two Details for Super S...:

Wow, the Zelda Oracle games are lower than their initial discount. I own the carts but I think I may pick those up. Can anyone comment on if those games link through a 'virtual link cable' to each other? Seems like I had read something about that a while back. Otherwise you have to do the password system...