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JaxonH

JaxonH

Jesus is Lord

Male, 31, United States

I love everything Nintendo, but also enjoy gaming on other consoles. My first game was Mega Man 3, and my all time favorite is MH4U. Also a HUGE fan of DKC and Fire Emblem. I own a Wii U, PS4, X1, 3DS and Vita. And of course, a Gamecube and Wii.

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Fri 15th February, 2013

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JaxonH

#3

JaxonH commented on Reminder: The Free Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate D...:

@yokokazuo
Oh hey, Yoko! I'm currently starting HR7 in the caravan, and HR5 in the guild. Iggly helped me farm Tetsucabra HR for an armor set since I needed one jumping in to HR5. Crafted it, upgraded my glaive and that was the last I played online. So yeah, just starting HR5. But well equipped and ready to hunt!

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#4

JaxonH commented on Rumour: South African Retailer Lists Greninja,...:

@Spartacus3765
On Android or iOS go to App Store and search for LINE app. Download and install (it's free). Once installed, open the app create an account- will need to enter your phone no and get a text for verification- after account is created (only takes a sec) go to the tab to add a friend, then select "add by ID". When you do that, you will actually see the option to create your own ID. And that's what you need to do- create an ID then post it and I'll send you an invite to the group, also post your created username so I know it's you and didn't enter a wrong digit or something

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#6

JaxonH commented on Rumour: South African Retailer Lists Greninja,...:

@Spartacus3765
Just watch the topic and you'll be notified via email whenever there's a new post. Our goal is to only post when something is available (nobody wants to be notified every time someone makes a passing comment), and for the most part we've been keeping it strictly finds. Just be quick to check your emails when you hear the notification-many times the listings sell out within minutes. But ya, our goal is to keep everyone from supporting the scalpers.

If you monitor websites though, or know anyone who does, you can join our LINE chat for faster alerts and direct notifications on your phone. I'm in a LINE chat with 99 members from CAG, which gave me the idea to start one here for us. Details in the topic if you're interested.

Right now though our main focus is catching wave 4 soon as it goes live...

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#9

JaxonH commented on Rumour: South African Retailer Lists Greninja,...:

@Spartacus3765 Delayed shipments are finally pouring in from the west coast- Amiibos are popping up in stock all over- check the amiibo alerts thread if you want to stay up to date. Sonic and Mega Man have been popping up all over these last few days, in fact they just went live on Best Buy today, and I know my local Best Buy is getting 15 Little Macs this evening too... and I hear a bunch of Best Buys are getting more Cap Falcons as well. And if you're in Europe, Toad has been listed and available for pre order (and the rest of the Super Mario line) at 5 or 6 websites in the last 24 hours.

A few members here are working round the clock to keep NintendoLife members notified as soon as Amiibo's are listed online, mainly just me and @TeeJay at the moment,, but hopefully more will start pitching in to contribute- after all we have to sleep sometimes ;)

If you want to find Amiibo's here's your ticket:
http://www.nintendolife.com/forums/amiibo/amiibo_alert_thread

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#10

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Confirms Wil Wheaton as Voice Actor f...:

Good to know they're investing in worthwhile talent for the voice acting. I liked what I heard so far...

And wow, what a thing to have on your resume- I voiced Abraham Lincoln in a strategy video game about killing aliens. Not too many will top that one!

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#11

JaxonH commented on Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (...:

@alex167
New levels = new content
As long as the stages aren't ripped straight out of a previous game, it's brand new content. Same reason you buy the next iteration of New Super Mario Bros, or Rayman, or DKC, or whatever. It's new sets of challenges you have not yet overcome.

@Fandabidozi
What I believe they're referring to is what they demoed back last year about the game. So basically, many stages are very large and full, and show up on the TV in their entirety, the gamepad represents just a portion of the level, indicated by a set of brackets on the TV. You can pan the brackets around the stage with the Dpad or analogs, and whatever is in the bracket shows up on the gamepad. It's actually a very good use of the gamepad, so that you can have these sprawling stages without them appearing too small.

Think the Donkey Kong game from NintendoLand, it's like that, just on a much smaller scale, and you can control panning the display.

@Kasplat
People call anything a rehash nowadays. It seems they fail to comprehend the purpose and rightful existence of a sequel in a long standing series. If it didn't play and look like previous entries, it wouldn't be a Mario vs Donkey Kong game in the first place. The whole purpose of a sequel is, people find a gameplay concept fun and they want more of it. Ergo, sequel. New stages you haven't experienced yet, new fun to be had. I just ignore those comments because clearly, some people are more interested in slandering every game Nintendo releases than actually enjoying fun games with an open mind.

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#12

JaxonH commented on Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (...:

@rjejr
Oh, well, debating prices and value with you seems to be the only other vice I would have :)

There's actually a lot of games I don't like, or rather, don't think are fantastic. I like a lot of games, but I usually only have time to play the best of the best. This game makes it on my list as worthy of my time to play.

Games that don't make that list include The Order 1886, Metro Redux, Assassin's Creed Unity, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare (will not be buying AC or CoD anymore), Pokemon (any of them), Yoshi's New Island (although it was decent), Tearaway, Natural Doctrine, Freedom Wars... I could go on.

Fact is, most of the games that don't make the list are on Vita and PS4 (I only have 3 X1 games otherwise there'd probably be a few on there too). Most Nintendo games that I'm interested in turn out being really fun and addictive. I'd rather get a game like Tipping Stars for my $20 that I'll actually play, than some full price AAA release that looks shiny and visually stunning but isn't all that fun and addicting to actually play.

I'm really developing a strong respect for Nintendo's download and "budget releases". Games like Dr Luigi, Wii Sports Club Golf, Capt Toad, Pushmo World, Kirby Rainbow Curse, Tipping Stars... Lot of good digital exclusives on Wii U.

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#13

JaxonH commented on Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (...:

@rjejr
Idk about the DSi game, but I do know that before the DSi game (and even after), these games have sold retail for $30-40. So maybe that was a tiny little downloadable release. This one may LOOK similar, but I'm guessing it's got at least 8 full worlds of 8 levels, plus unlockable bonus levels, plus official Nintendo released shared levels, plus user created content, and some of the levels are so big that you can pan across them on the TV screen. I don't think that was even remotely the case back on DSi.

When you factor all that in- WAY bigger levels, a full 8 worlds with bonus and official shared levels and user content, free portable crossbuy copy and all the benefits of online sharing, tipping/rating system and Miiverse integration...I don't see the problem for 20 bucks. It's a full package release to be perfectly honest. At least, that's my impressions having played it for myself.

But hey, that's just me. I mean, if they could sell Pushmo World for $15 there's no way this game isn't worth $5 more. And the crossbuy, well, if it was an "on the fence" proposition then the crossbuy should be enough to swing the vote.

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#14

JaxonH commented on Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (...:

@rjejr
I have a vice- Monster Hunter and amiibo hunting. Should take note of our Amiibo Alert topic I created, good way to snatch those ever elusive amiibos. Already just in the past 3 days you could have scored Toad, Mega Man, Sonic, and the LE MH4U new3DS, which has all been in stock for brief periods of time. Go ahead and watch the topic- we're keeping posts strictly in-stock finds.

But anyways, I'd give this game a 9/10 all day. It's just really fun, Idk what else to say. It gets Jaxon's Stamp of Approval, so you know it's good.

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#16

JaxonH commented on Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (...:

@rjejr
True. But it also only consisted of blocks, whereas this one actually has stages and levels and AI involved, which makes the programming and work required a lot more complex.

And like I was saying below, these games have traditionally sold as full $40 retail titles on the handheld, so $20 is half price of what all the older games sold for when they released (and this one has far more features than prior releases and for the first time, online). And it has cross buy, which none of the older releases had either. This is by far the best deal on a Mario vs DK game to date, and arguably the best game of the series to date.

Stop being cheap and just pony up ;)

EDIT: Ok, I just played the game up through the the middle of world 2, and I am able to report that... suspenseful drum roll please... the game is actually really fun. It's definitely my kind of game. I used to love Lemmings, in fact I just bought the new Lemmings Touch on Vita, but this way better imo. And the charm is through the roof. I think you'd like it, I really do. And the sharing community has Miiverse built right into it, so you can see and scroll through comments, make comments and yeahs right there from the level's page, or tip stars, save the level or play it. The more I play this game the more I'm loving it.

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#17

JaxonH commented on Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (...:

Just bought the game, bout to give 'er a trial run here in a second. Just got back from an emergency root canal, a cracked case for my Smash Bros soundtrack in the mail, and a missing box for my Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn soundtrack from Japan. I need to relax and play some Wii U...

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#19

JaxonH commented on Don't Seethe Too Much Over Xbox One Shovel Kni...:

It is a little unfortunate to kickstart a game and make it a huge success, only to see it go multiplat everywhere else and release exclusive content that we didn't even get, but such is life. And the game deserves to be played by everyone.

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#20

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Announces Fresh Release Details on a ...:

Shantae Risky's Revenge Directors Cut? Run that!

Nice list, but there's a TON of much better games coming than these. So many I've lost track. Like Aztez (or Aztan, something like that), Mighty No 9 and Fast Racing Neo just to name a few.

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#22

JaxonH commented on New Nintendo 3DS Undone by Dragon Quest Heroes...:

@Caryslan May top sales charts on other consoles, but western AAA games never top the charts on Nintendo hardware.

Idk why people keep beating a dead horse. There's a reason those games don't come to Nintendo platforms- cause nobody buys them. People keep complaining about games not being on the system that nobody cares about. The people who play those games don't want to play them on Nintendo, they want to play them on PS and Xbox where they've always played them. We've seen what happens when western 3rd party games come to Nintendo hardware- they rot on store shelves.

It's like trying to make an apple an orange. Nintendo will never have those games, not in a million years. Nobody wants them except for a few thousand vocal fan site gamers. The rest of the fanbase doesn't care and the millions who play those games already have a favored system to play them on.

Nintendo will continue to provide different games than the multiplat systems. I realize the multiplats systems are popular, and Nintendo will probably never see that level of popularity. But it is what it is. Simply having western AAA games on the system won't solve anything, cause they'd all flop like they always do and 12 months later you'd see 95% of developers retracting support again.

It's like trying to peddle a Koran to a Christian- multiplats on Nintendo hardware are a waste of time and money. Developers know this- that's why there are none

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#25

JaxonH commented on Nintendo of America Suggests That Fans Hoping ...:

@SavageAiel
Amiibos are selling out in 20 min NOW, after scalpers saw dollar signs, but that wasn't the case at first. In fact, Marth and every other amiibo was available for a month before selling out. There was plenty to go around, UNTIL, every collector and scalper from New York to Tokyo started buying 5-50 at a time for reselling and "trading purposes".

When you already have an item that supply can't match demand for, then every customer on average buys 2-3 of every figure, your supply is effectively cut by two thirds. And that is the underlying problem, I believe. I still think it would be a hot product but stock would be available here and there, at least for most of them, if it wasn't for that fact.

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#26

JaxonH commented on Nintendo of America Suggests That Fans Hoping ...:

@SavageAiel
It's not an apology, when there's bs we call it how we see it. BUT, I'm not a fan of illegitimate complaints and blaming companies when they're literally at capacity and can do nothing more than what they're doing.

You say they're drumming up false shortages. Based on what evidence? 6 million Amiibos sold within 60 days doesn't sound like they're intentionally trying to cause shortages to me, call me crazy.,,

And take a look at stock lately. EVERYTHING is selling out. Even the common figures are starting to dry up. Manufacturing realities are a fact of life. Wii, new3DS, PS4, Amiibos... Anything that's hot and catches on will land itself in the Out of Stock category. If they could click their heels 3 times and wish for all stores to be magically replenished I'm sure they'd do so. They're reprinting Marth, Villager, Cap Falcon, and many others but won't be able to do so until April/May. What does that tell us? It tells us they want those figures restocked, but it's going to take months to do it. These things take time to replenish. Especially when theyre popular worldwide and an already white hot item is made even more scarce by scalpers and collectors craze.

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#27

JaxonH commented on Nintendo of America Suggests That Fans Hoping ...:

@Luigi21
There are limits to manufacturing. Sometimes Nintendo does legit limit production, like say for limited edition runs and the like.., but with amiibo I really don't see that as the case. They sold 6 million in the first 60 days, and that was with the entire year beforehand to build up stock, and factoring in the port strike and extra stock on shelves of certain figures, they probably actually produced much more than that.

Now they're just pumping out as many as possible each month to meet demand as best they can, which, when you have an item this hot, is no easy task. I hope people don't forget just how many amiibos are needed to satiate demand- 3 million a month is what they're up against right now.

Hmm, March 20 is a Monday. Guess I'll be standing at my local Walmart that Sunday night!

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#28

JaxonH commented on More Marth amiibo Stock Heading to North Ameri...:

@mjc0961
???

Having Fire Emblem characters in Code Name STEAM is NOT on disc DLC. That is extra content, plain and simple. There's a lot of things you can say about Nintendo, but chinsing on a full game is definitely not one of them. Code Name STEAM is a new IP and Fire Emblem characters are not part of it. You wanna play as them, buy amiibo. But you can't sit here and tell us that content was stripped from the game. I'm sorry you just can't. There's no way you can logically argue that completely irrelevant characters from a completely separate IP should have been included. Otherwise, every game ever made that didn't include playable characters from completely irrelevant IP's could be labeled as "incomplete". Is Super Mario 3D World incomplete for not including playable Samus and Link?

I know you want the characters and there's no denying it's VERY good content but sometimes in life, you don't get everything you want. If they were selling Tom Sawyer and John Henry amiibos to unlock, I'd say ok you have a point. But nobody is entitled to Fire Emblem characters in a completely separate IP.

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#29

JaxonH commented on More Marth amiibo Stock Heading to North Ameri...:

@GhotiH

Well like you said they are great for fans of these characters, but, I think functionality like that of Code Name STEAM and Mario Party 10 make a good argument for purchasing. All the other little stuff like Smash AI characters and Mario Kart outfits and weapons and gadgets and coins may not be much individually, but collectively, in combination with some of the bigger game uses, make amiibo a no brainer for me.

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#31

JaxonH commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including ...:

@rjejr
Allow me to address some of your concerns:

Most fights don't take nearly 50 minutes. In fact, I average 10-15 minutes on 9 out of 10 hunts, and that includes the time it takes to find the monster and a little gathering on the side. If you're taking anything longer than 15-20 minutes, you need a stronger weapon.

Also, there is Z targeting now. As of MH3U you can tap the "lock on button" to activate Z targeting, after which any time you tap R the camera automatically swings around to face the monster. Of course, a little manual skill to control the camera never is a bad idea.

And the rest is what makes the game so addictive! Granted, in the first half of low rank you spend a disproportionate amount of time doing other things. Midway through low rank you really don't have to do anything but hunt monsters anymore, unless you choose to. All basic herbs and supplies can be purchased, and you make more than enough money from quests (and especially growing and selling nulberries, and selling extra monster parts will make you rich) to stay stocked up on what you need.

In online hunts, we usually take down monsters in 5-10 minutes, most times closer to 5. So yeah, I think you were severely under-equipped. And once you craft your first armor set from a monster, if you so choose you can just keep upgrading it rather than crafting new ones as you move up.

And here's a pro tip- bring a cool drink next time you're in the desert. It negates all effects ;)

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#32

JaxonH commented on Weirdness: eBay Trolls amiibo Fans With Gold M...:

@rjejr
[chuckles...] Yeaaaah I wasn't sure you knew about that thread lol. Let's just say I've made my peace with it.

@DracioKoi
eBay gets 10% so while it is true that the larger the price the larger their cut (just like any retailer), it is also true that maximum revenue almost never corresponds with higher prices, because while revenue per sale is higher, total sales are fewer. There's math you can do to figure out the price to set to maximize revenue (that's what economists do), but we won't get into all that. The point I'm trying to make is eBay surely knows they'll make more money with a lower price tag (better to see 300 $40 sales than 50 $100 sales, or heck even 100). I don't think they like to see scalpers prices any more than we do. I just think they are happy that their website is the only website you can obtain them.

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#33

JaxonH commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including ...:

@rjejr
Birds of a feather, right ;)

Weekends are always slow here, but Sundays are atrocious. Measured 2 parts in 8 hours, but, they have to pay someone to be here cause if they're making bad parts it'll cost em in the tens of thousands.

If only I could find a way to turn you on to Monster Hunter... You might lose all desire to own anything other than that one game

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#34

JaxonH commented on Weirdness: eBay Trolls amiibo Fans With Gold M...:

As long as fans who "must own it at any cost" continue enabling scalpers, this problem will only get worse.

Gold Mario is not going to magically sell out on eBay. He's still going to be available for outrageous prices, probably indefinitely. Idk why people pay these absurd amounts, as if tomorrow they're gonna wake up and he's gonna be gone.

Let him sit, don't give these guys a single sale. When they keep relisting and no one buys, prices will drop. People are so impulsive they tell themselves they HAVE to own a certain amiibo. They HAVE to own them all. Why? What's the worst case scenario if you don't own them all? No one will care. No one will walk in your room and be disgusted that you only own 43 amiibos. The world will go on. You will not be any happier having spent $100 on an amiibo just for completeness sake. Quite the opposite really. Like a drug addict who will pay anything for their next fix. Control your addiction, don't let your addiction control you.

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#35

JaxonH commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including ...:

@rjejr
No need- I just play MH4U at work all day now ;)

Yesterday was double time for 8 hours. Managed to play MH for a few hours, watched about 4 episodes of House of Cards on Netflix and well, I'd say I only did about 15 minutes of real, ACTUAL work lol

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#36

JaxonH commented on Accessory Review: Mugen Power's New Nintendo 3...:

@Gubbie Maybe as a general rule but you can't tell me it will never happen because it already has. The extended battery for the Wii U is not really any larger and the third-party batteries for the Wii U are twice the capacity of the official extended batteries yet the exact same size. Even just looking it normal AA batteries, you can buy the cheap ones or you can buy the expensive ones with 2 to 3 times the capacity, yet all of them are the exact same size.

So understandably there is a limit but within that limit batteries can have higher capacity

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#37

JaxonH commented on Accessory Review: Mugen Power's New Nintendo 3...:

I love extended batteries but only buy them if they don't make the handheld more bulky. Like the Wii U extended battery- it still fits with the allotted space. If they could make a new3DS battery that could still fit, even if it wasn't quite as powerful, I'd be all over it.

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#38

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@StarDust4Ever
May seem complicated but it's really not. You sign up and verify identity. Takes 10 minutes. Already had account with Amazon JP. But if not, that's 5 minutes. All you have to do is put the address they give you as your address, that's it. Then when the package arrives at their warehouse, you get an email notification. Sign in, tell em if you want multiple packages consolidated or shipped as is, authorize payment and select one of 4 shipping methods.

Boom. Bam. Done.

The guide just elaborates step by step so there's zero confusion as to what to do. Really you should just intuitively know to put the address they give you in the address line when you order. But for those that don't, there's handy pictures pointing to which parts of the address go in which lines. It's really a fool-proof guide.

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#41

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@Sir_JBizzle
I try adding to my cart from Amazon UK and it's just like Amazon Japan when I check out- it gives me an error message saying "sorry, this item can't be shipped to that address" because I'm in the U.S. Now, certain items I can buy- like, the new3DS added to my cart fine (was just testing) on Amazon UK and I currently have an order in with Amazon JP for the Knights of Iris Fire Emblem art book and pre orders for the official Fire Emblem Path of Radiance collectors soundtrack and Radiant Dawn collector's soundtrack which release March 5. But when it comes to actual video games and Amiibos, it says they can't ship to me in the US.

EDIT: Um, ok, so I tried again and this time it worked for Amiibos??? Wth I tried before and it didn't. Maybe I had selected an Amiibo that was from a 3rd party vendor without noticing? Huh, wow. And all this time... I know Amazon Germany ships to me so I've been watching that site for new listings, guess I'll start watching UK as well!

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#42

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@Sir_JBizzle
I would love to start importing from Amazon UK, but I need to find a reliable forwarding service before doing so.

As for Tenso, I posted a link to a guide in an above post. Basically you sign up for an account and verify your identity to comply with Japanese law. They give you a Japanese address which you then use to shop online with. Items shipped to them, and they then forward them to you.

Keep in mind, the service does cost money (they have their shipping rates posted on their website and it all varies by weight and how many packages there are and what type of shipping, etc) but for Amiibos it seems worth it to me, because they're very lightweight which means less shipping cost and they're also very expensive on the secondhand market which makes it worth paying a little more to get them imported. If all 6 Amiibos were one package, I'd be paying around $20 for the service (or $3.33 per Amiibo). But they're not, so I'll probably pay to use their consolidation service ($3 for each package combined with the first, and a $2 fee, so $17 to consolidate). Which means all in all I'm paying about $6 extra per Amiibo to have them imported.

Normally, that would be a no-go but the Amiibo situation is unique in that the supply is very limited, and it actually still costs less buying them this way than if I were to score one on eBay, even for just $25. If you bought your Amiibos at MSRP it would be about $18 total per Amiibo using Tenso, roughly.

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#43

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@Moneyjaypr7
If it was a situation where they bought one for a friend, and the friend changed their mind, and THEN they listed it on eBay, I'd say ok. Or if someone was selling out of their personal collection, again I'd say ok. But when large numbers of people buy with sole intent of monopolizing supply in order to resell at a profit... No, I'm definitely not ok with that.

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#45

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@123akis
I got the Smash Gamecube bundle pre ordered too, the MH4U limited edition new3DS, the LE Majora's Mask (the game not the system, my system ore order got cancelled) and every single Amiibo except Rosalina (that one I had to buy on eBay).

Not bad all things considered.

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#46

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

Well, gold Mario can sit and rot on eBay for all I care. And I would advise my fellow collectors to adopt a similar mentality.

Sign up for a Tenso account and order your Amiibo off Amazon Japan. That's what I'm doing now, and have all of wave 4 pre ordered for about $18 each- and the only reason it was that high was because I was late to the party and Lucina, Robin and Ness were sold out, but available through 3rd party vendor Mine and fulfilled through Amazon. Those cost a little more.

Still, when even at "scalper prices" I can score Amiibos for just $5 more than MSRP here, I'll buy em all day long.

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#47

JaxonH commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

Sounds about right. The people who aren't ignorant to Nintendo's great games buy the system for exactly that. I have more fun with even with Nintendo's virtual console service than I get from my PS4 or Xbox One. And that's not a slight against Sony or MS- I like their systems too- it's just that the amount of fun I have on Wii U by comparison is immeasurable.

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#48

JaxonH commented on Study Finds That US Consumers Are Buying Wii U...:

@rjejr
There's actually about 10 million Wii U owners out there. Not so few as one might think. I mean, even now with struggling sales, there's STILL one Wii U owner for every eight PS3 owners, a beacon of home console gaming with close to 6 figure sales that has been around for a decade. Not so bad when you think about in in those terms. I mean, had Wii U never even hit 10 mil after the entire generation, I'd say ownership jokes would be in order. But all things considered it's not actually doing THAT bad, especially taking into account how bad people make it sound sometimes. I bet Wii U goes on to 20 million lifetime sales, which is not unheard of. In fact, back when GameCube and Xbox landed at 20 million, no one thought it that big a deal. Now the sky is falling if a console sells that much. I blame the rise of fan sites.