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iphys

iphys

Donated brain to science of Tetris

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Thu 30th April, 2009

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#5

iphys commented on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 3DS HOME Th...:

It looks way better than the Link Between Worlds one I bought not realizing it would show something completely different on the 1st page from what was pictured in the theme shop. The folders look better, and I swear the music even sounds richer too, sigh.

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#7

iphys commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Continues to Thrash ...:

Probably hard to sell the Wii U with the New 3DS just out. If the sorts of people looking to invest in a Wii U felt compelled to upgrade their 3DS instead, I can't blame them for making that decision. The Wii U sales will pick up again when Smash releases, and the MK8 DLC might create a little extra hype too.

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#10

iphys commented on These GameCube-style Mario Bros. Controllers O...:

I already pre-ordered these on amazon.ca a few weeks ago to go with my Mario and Luigi Wiimotes. I hate the tiny D-pad on the GameCube controller, so I hope this bigger one is easier to use. It's also nice that these tether to a Wii remote so you don't have to be tethered to your Wii U.

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#12

iphys commented on Wii U Owner Proves That Rejecting The End-User...:

I doubt the agreement could truly be legally binding anyway though, since by threatening to take away your right to play your games it's basically blackmailing you into accepting the agreement. Just agree and disconnect from the Internet if you're truly paranoid that Nintendo is going to mess up your system. It's not a real agreement if they've given you no option to disagree.

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#14

iphys commented on Super Smash Bros. Website Introduces amiibo De...:

I'm still not really sure if I will buy any of these. I feel like they're just going to end up collecting dust, and it's disappointing the ones that interest me aren't coming out till December, and the new 3DS not till next year in my region.

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#15

iphys commented on New Nintendo 3DS LL Outsells Standard Model By...:

I'll go with the standard size to fit my small hands more comfortably than the XL does and because the screens are at least slightly bigger than the OG. Plus, the money saved can probably afford me a couple sets of faceplates, not that those are the main factor in my decision, but they're a cool bonus feature.

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#17

iphys commented on Tetris Ultimate Dated for 3DS, Will Cost Less ...:

@3dcaleb Pretty sure the Tetris Company can't license the right to make a Tetrisphere game since that game was made by another company, and even if they ever wanted to make a Tetrisphere sequel the Tetris Company might not even allow them to use the name Tetris in the title anymore, like what happened with Tetris Attack.

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#18

iphys commented on Tetris Ultimate Dated for 3DS, Will Cost Less ...:

@123akis I think the Battle mode will be better than Axis, but otherwise I think Axis has more single-player modes. From what I saw at E3 the items weren't game-breaking like the matrix-switch one in Axis, and I think they will actually focus on making the Battle mode competitive like Tetris DS was rather than just something for people to fool around with casually, as I know the Tetris Company wants to make Tetris a big competitive thing.

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#19

iphys commented on Tetris Ultimate Dated for 3DS, Will Cost Less ...:

I'll buy it, but I'm not sure how many others will choose this over Tetris Axis at half the price. This should be for Wii U, as it has no Tetris game and is the most popular home console in Japan where Tetris is big.

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#20

iphys commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

@Einherjar Hori is known for making quality stuff, so I wouldn't just assume their controllers are going to be junk because they're third-party. I already pre-ordered those Mario and Luigi Hori controllers last week to go with my Mario and Luigi Wiimotes, and it looks like they even have a bigger D-pad than standard GameCube controllers, which is one thing I hate about the GameCube controller is the stiff little D-pad. I also pre-ordered the Smash bundle yesterday when we told we'd be able to use GameCube controllers for other games, so I guess I'll see what actually works better, but it's massively disappointing to learn the adapter may have no other use the day after I ordered it.

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#21

iphys commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

@Einherjar You can buy Hori or PDP GameCube style controllers that hook up to a Wiimote that would work for Smash and also work for any game that can use a Classic controller: far better use of money in my opinion, and you're also not tethered to your Wii U like you are with this adapter. The Wii balance board is pretty useless too, but at least it can be used for more than just the Wii Fit games and you can use it in games like Wii Punch-Out!! and Tetris Party, and it's actually necessary to play the Wii Fit games, whereas this accessory is totally not necessary to play Smash.

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#23

iphys commented on 3DS System Update 9.0.0-20 Is Now Live with Ho...:

Went with the Zelda theme. Figured it was worth the $2 for the menu music. Kind of disappointed that the background doesn't look nicer and I can't control which part of the panorama appears on the first page, since I only use the first page yet the panorama looks nicer on the second page. I wish there were a Little Mac theme.

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#37

iphys commented on Talking Point: The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo ...:

It's awesome, but I'm kind of mad that I should have qualified for codes and didn't receive them, since it's effectively our real platinum reward. They said they'd add me to a queue to gets codes in 2-3 days, sigh. I feel bad for people that didn't sign up to receive "information" from Nintendo and didn't get codes because of that: an unlimited demo is something much more unique than just information in my mind, because information is something I should just be able to get from a news site.

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#44

iphys commented on September's Club Nintendo Reward Details Are C...:

Sigh, Kirby Super Star for me I guess.

They don't offer any current games for the monthly rewards anymore (guess they're saving those for platinum rewards now, lol). It's just VC, plus DSiWare and 3D Classics, which are also basically VC. The last time we got anything remotely current it was Dillon's Rolling Western in November. Meanwhile, they think every old NES game and $5 DSiWare game should be worth 200 coins, so basically only the SNES and N64 games are worth the coins they ask.

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#46

iphys commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

@Artwark They can claim the system weighs 1.5 grams less, lol. My guess is they wanted to make it as small as possible and as hard as possible to access so kids would forget it exists and leave it alone, because they probably had too many kids pulling it out when it was trying to save and then whining to Nintendo about their games getting corrupted.

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#47

iphys commented on Nintendo Shows Off 38 "Kisekae Plate" Changeab...:

Is the wooden one made out of real wood from some kind of rare bonsai tree or something? Number 012 is also 3000 yen, and it doesn't look like there's anything special about it except that it has the same larger graphic as the wooden one (although I'd much rather have the smaller graphic like on 005 that includes Luigi and Lakitu et al. anyway).

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#49

iphys commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

Did they really improve the camera lighting, or is the article mistaking the brightness adjustment feature that uses the camera to adjust the screen brightness for an improvement in the ability of the camera to take pictures in low lighting? I don't understand Japanese, but I sure didn't see any indication in the video that they've made any improvements to the cameras, so I expect the pictures to still be as terrible as ever.

Also, it looks like they've moved the camera indicator light from the outside of the system to the inside: did they say why? I thought it was supposed to show when the camera was active so people would know if you were trying to take pictures of them that you shouldn't be, but then the system also makes that camera click sound anyway. Are we supposed to be worried that nefarious people will hack our 3DS systems and gain control of the inner camera to take blurry pictures of us gaming, lol, and the light will warn us of that great danger?

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#50

iphys commented on Nintendo Shows Off 38 "Kisekae Plate" Changeab...:

After careful thought and consideration, I'd go with 005 on a black 3DS . . . until a Zelda or Punch-Out!! one became available. I hope we get these in NA, especially since I feel the size of the new 3DS would be just right for my hands (the XL is a little too big and the OG feels a little smaller than ideal).