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iphys

Donated brain to science of Tetris

37, Canada

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#2

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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#9

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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#11

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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#12

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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#14

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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#15

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).

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#17

iphys commented on Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pr...:

@ULTRA-64 It's like when I pre-ordered the 3DS I was so excited I kept having this fear I would never live to see it or lose an eye or a thumb or something crucial to be able to play it. Yep, gotta hide out in a bomb shelter for the next 9 months I guess, lol.

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#20

iphys commented on Super Smash Bros. For 3DS Will Feature A Music...:

Still been hoping games would allow us to play our own music from 3DS Sound, but allowing us to play game music as a music player is pretty sweet, especially for a game like this that will actually include a lot of great music.

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#23

iphys commented on This Majora's Mask Cake is Legendary:

I'd have made this an ice cream cake with ice cream cones sticking out the sides of it, so you could cut the pieces and eat them off the cones, om nom.

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#26

iphys commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

I don't think they'll happen since they never even bothered making the NES 3D Classics that would have made sense like Punch-Out!! and Rad Racer. They did junk games like Urban Champion instead and then gave up when they didn't sell, surprise, surprise.

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#29

iphys commented on Steel Empire Blasting A Path To The North Amer...:

@Za23 I think they basically did just convert the Japanese price to dollars, and the Japanese price was probably high because the original cartridges seem to go for a fortune in Japan, unlike the NA cartridges. Maybe the $30 price won't work in NA, and they'll be forced to put it on sale or permanently drop it, judging by all the hate the price tag is getting. Now I'm not sure whether to bite the bullet and drop the $30 like I was planning to or wait for the sale like everyone else seems to be holding out for.

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#32

iphys commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Master System:

My cousins had a Master System and were very bitter about not having the NES, but when I played Psycho Fox with them I was so amazed I had to go out and buy one just to play that game. Plus, my mum kept taking away my NES so it was handy to have a secret second system to play that she didn't know about, lol.

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#35

iphys commented on Ubisoft Confirms Exclusive 3DS Mode for Tetris...:

I don't even know why they put Spotpass in Axis, and yeah, that error message gets annoying, but it's never harmed my game in any way I don't think.

@bofis Did you play the level 11 CPU in Axis, because I think it's harder than the TDS level 4 CPU, and a lot of people don't realize it exists?

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#38

iphys commented on Suica NFC Cards To Finally Be Used, From 22nd ...:

I don't understand what happened to the whole idea of using the camera to read QR codes from the cards. That would at least work on 3DS and Wii U, and be less freaky than worrying about the chip accidentally getting scanned, assuming you have to peel off a backing first to read it like the current numerical codes.

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#39

iphys commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

@jrob23 You realize these are just US numbers, and the global number is going to be maybe triple that? Considering Nintendo usually sells as much hardware in the 4th quarter as the first 3 quarters combined, and we're in the middle of the summer where people are busy doing outdoorsy things instead of playing games, those numbers aren't bad at all. They're still going to sell loads more Wii U systems and copies of MK8 come the holidays, so just relax.

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#41

iphys commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

I don't object to the rewards being digital, but I do object to them not being exclusive. Their biggest supporters will have already bought all these games. The elite rewards are supposed to be "special" but there's nothing particularly special about these rewards. This is only good news for people that do the bare minimum to reach platinum and have a good selection of games to choose from that they haven't already bought.

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#44

iphys commented on Controversy Arises at U.S. Pokémon Nationals ...:

How does anyone know for sure it was due to a hack and not some kind of rare glitch in the game that caused it? Pretty much every game has some sort of glitch, especially with games getting more and more complicated to track down every possible bug these days. I wouldn't automatically blame the player, especially if they have a good track record for honest play.

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#46

iphys commented on Iwata's Approval Rating Rises While Miyamoto's...:

I doubt it was sympathy, since it wasn't like he was on his deathbed, and they have to worry about the company's profitability. I think it was the sense that the Wii U finally has a strong future ahead of it, and wasn't just a total mistake to go with.