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iphys

iphys

Donated brain to science of Tetris

37, Canada

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Thu 30th April, 2009

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iphys

#5

iphys commented on Nintendo’s Free-To-Play Experiment Pokémon ...:

I've enjoyed not spending a dime on this game: half the fun of the game is gaming the system to not spend any money. I doubt more than a few percent of those 2.5 million people have paid anything for it.

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#7

iphys commented on Talking Point: New Nintendo 3DS, Operation Fac...:

It wouldn't be so bad if you could still buy the OG 3DS, but only having the choice between 2DS, 3DS XL, and new 3DS XL puts kids and small-handed adults in the ridiculous position of either suffering with an XL that is too big to play comfortably or missing out on a 3D system, and the 3D is the whole point of the 3DS.

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#9

iphys commented on Impressions: Nintendo Made The Right Call With...:

I like that the demo is actually long enough to give you a good taste for the game. It is painful waiting for the aliens to move and not really seeing much of what they're doing sometimes, but it also kind of creates suspense like barely seeing the shark in Jaws.

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#11

iphys commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

I doubt it's a problem with lack of stock: if it's true the XL is outselling the standard there should be a big enough supply of standard models for everyone. Feels more like tyranny of the majority in just deciding that since more people prefer the XL then that's the right choice for everyone.

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#12

iphys commented on Hundreds of Limited Edition Majora's Mask New ...:

Scalpers annoy me so much because they're parasites that do absolutely nothing of any value for society. I don't care how much I want something, I'm never going to pay someone to rob me of my money, as it will only give them incentive to do it again.

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#17

iphys commented on Two Tetris Titles Pulled From the 3DS eShop in...:

They never give NA a warning before they remove something. I don't know why, as they'd surely get lots of sales at the last minute. Maybe they'd rather make everyone paranoid that any given game might disappear at any given moment so people won't just wait around for games to go on sale.

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#18

iphys commented on Pixar Movie, Up, is Now Available for 3DS in J...:

So they're asking about as much as a Blu-ray costs for something you can't even view in DVD resolution? Plus, Disney Movie Club makes getting their movies much cheaper, so there's no way I'd pay that much for one of their movies anyway.

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#21

iphys commented on Rumour: Toys "R" Us Cancelling amiibo Orders, ...:

Wait, so they cancelled all the pre-orders and then re-opened for new pre-orders? If they weren't getting enough stock, they should have just cancelled the latest orders they didn't have enough stock for. TRU has been the only place I've seen giving big discounts on the amiibo so maybe they now regret it and wanted to get rid of those discounted orders so they could make more money by charging more now?

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#25

iphys commented on Review: Heptrix (Wii U eShop):

Lol, I was going to buy this, but fortunately my copy of Tetris Ultimate showed up in the mail the day this came out, so now I won't have to.

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#28

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

Wearing those suits is supposed to be brutal — can't imagine doing it in sweltering LA heat with no ice pack, so yeah, I'd be suing too. You should always refuse to do work if you think it's unsafe though.

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#31

iphys commented on Blinking Light Win Means You'll Never Have To ...:

Would have backed it if it wasn't $18 + $30 shipping to Canada. Get real. I'll never need to replace the connector often enough to justify paying that much more to get one of these, and I currently have a new connector anyway.

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#33

iphys commented on Guide: The Best Cyber Monday Nintendo Deals in...:

I love how The Best Cyber Monday Deals begins with the Super Mario 3D World Wii U bundle for regular price. Not that it's a bad deal for what you get, but you can get that deal any day of the week. I had visions of Nintendo moving a couple million Wii U systems in the month leading up to x-mas, but they really dropped the ball for Black Friday/Cyber Monday. If people didn't buy the Wii U to play Super Mario 3D World last year, they're probably not going to this year. They needed a price drop to compete with XOne, or If they'd at least had a Smash bundle for $300, that would have sold people.

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#34

iphys commented on Research Firm's Black Friday Data Shows Wii U ...:

I knew the Wii U would get dominated by XOne: a lot of places were just selling the Wii U at the standard price with no discount, which isn't going to interest the people looking for deals on Black Friday.

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#35

iphys commented on Two Tetris Downloads to be Removed from the 3D...:

The Tetris Company probably only grants permission for certain lengths of time. We already saw Tetris Party Live DSiWare get removed a while back. Even Tetris DS Nintendo was only able to print so many copies of.

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#36

iphys commented on Review: Tetris Ultimate (3DS):

Woah, 10-player download play for the win — like Tetris DS. I thought they only claimed this was going to be 1-4 player originally.

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#38

iphys commented on Nintendo Might Not Be Making More GameCube Con...:

Luckily I pre-ordered the bundle, but if you didn't do so it was hard to pre-order the adapter: amazon.ca had it for $60 for the longest time so no one was paying that, and futureshop and bestbuy.ca didn't even put it up on their web site till it was released, so Nintendo could have very easily been misled into thinking it wasn't going to be popular judging by the low number of pre-orders for it.

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#42

iphys commented on Meta Knight amiibo to be Best Buy Exclusive in US:

It would probably be easier on the stores to stock these things if each chain only had to carry a smaller subset of the amiibo, especially if Nintendo is going to release hundreds of these things. If they limited each amiibo to one chain, at least you could figure out where to get that amiibo, rather than hunting around at maybe half a dozen places to try to find it in stock somewhere.

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#45

iphys commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

Honestly, it's done better than I expected. I was physically ill with disappointment the day they announced it, but it hasn't been the complete failure I thought it would be. It's still in need of a Tetris game before I will consider it a legitimate console though.