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JaxonH

JaxonH

Jesus is Lord

Male, 30, United States

I love everything Nintendo, but also enjoy gaming on other consoles. My first game was Mega Man 3, and some recent Ninty favorites include Pikmin 3, Fire Emblem Awakening, DKC Tropical Freeze and Zelda Link Between Worlds. 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

#1

JaxonH commented on Weirdness: Playing as Peach Online is Triggeri...:

Collateral damage.

Stuff like this happens, especially when diving head first into a whole new pan of online sauce. They'll get it sorted, and online will be better because of it. I'm just glad I'll be able to play online without worrying about dropped matches. I think Ninty is definitely moving in the right direction here.

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#2

JaxonH commented on Retailer Lists Super Smash Bros. Wii U for 21s...:

@rjejr and it probably will come out before Black Friday, but if it doesn't I don't really personally care. I leave sales to Nintendo. All I care about is when I get to play the game. The question was whether it was going to be this year or next year, so this leak was important inasmuch as it clarified that it will in fact be this year. I don't care if it's before Black Friday, after or any other significant date on the calendar. I'm just interested in the approximate timeframe I'll be playing it.

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#3

JaxonH commented on Retailer Lists Super Smash Bros. Wii U for 21s...:

@rjejr Nobody is saying it's confirmed, just highly probable. 3 separate leaks for Smash and Amiibo say Nov 21, I wouldn't dismiss it lightly. Again, obviously it's not confirmed but it is more likely than not. Nintendo doesn't give placeholder dates. They only give dates when they actually intend to release. Release windows are another story. But when it comes to actual dates, especially just 2 months from release, odds are they're accurate.

It's one thing to give a date back at E3 when it's half a yr away. It's a whole other story when you're 2 months from launch. Don't take it as fact, obviously, but don't be surprised either when they announce Nov 21.

And keep in mind, Smash did release in summer, it was only in the west that it's releasing 12 days after summer ends. And is anyone really gonna split hairs over 12 days? We're trying to figure out the approximate time of release, not take bets in whether it was technically the exact date they were shooting for.

If Smash U comes out within 12 days of Nov 21, who cares. We just want an approximation, to know when to expect it.

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#5

JaxonH commented on Preview: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Go...:

@rjejr Well, DKC Tropical Freeze comes to mind, along with 3D World, which both had their dates moved after they were announced. But the point I'm trying to make is that their full intentions were to release them on those dates. They didn't just mindlessly pick a date on the calendar. And I suppose the same could happen here, nothing's ever a guarantee, but what we do know is that their full intentions are to release it on that date. And being this close, I doubt it'll change. Pretty sure they're not going to have empty shelves on Black Friday. Especially now, when they can just release a day one patch if needed, which is what they're doing with Smash on 3DS

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#6

JaxonH commented on Preview: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Go...:

@rjejr I've seen retailer leaks before, and 9 times out of 10 when you have multiple retailers leaking the same date, it's legit. When Nintendo gives dates, they're the real thing. They don't give false dates or placeholders. Only placeholder years or in the case of Smash, a release window. The only time a placeholder date other than Dec 31 is used for Nintendo titles, is when the game is releasing on that day. Or in some rare cases when retailers lie to boost pre orders, like the infamous May 6 Bayonetta 2 date at GameStop. And I would normally consider that reason, but Amazon and Fred Meyer are not known for fabricating placeholder dates for Nintendo games other than Dec 31. If they said Nov 21, it's because Nintendo told them and Nintendo only gives precise dates when it's the real deal.

I'm pretty sure you can mark that date on your calendar. If it turns out to not be Nov 21, it won't be far off. One thing's for sure though, the game is definitely releasing this year

And I think that'd be a little odd to ground pound with Zelda in Hyrule Warriors lol... Or maybe that's a whole level of awesomeness I can't handle thinking about right now!

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#8

JaxonH commented on Preview: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Go...:

@rjejr

Well, it's a leak. Not like Nintendo ever intends for these things to get out. Retailers aren't supposed to disclose this kind of information. But regardless of the source, it's exciting nonetheless! Amazon Germany outed Nov 21 release date for Amiibo which releases same day. And there was another leaked date through another retailer, also Nov 21. So you can pretty much take it as gospel at this point. Thought you'd be excited, since you were thinking it wouldn't release this year and all.

I play as Mega Man too. Trying to master his move set right now. Playing no items until I can get it down properly. It's a fun game! I can't wait for the Wii U version. Though I'm just happy this demo will allow me to play up in MN at the hotel. I was bummed the game didn't come out til the Friday I come home.

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#10

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

I wish I had more codes to give away, but I already handed out my 3.

Platinum members are the most loyal of Nintendo fans. We spend more money on more games and fill out more surveys. With the recent push to digital, Platinum members have gotten the short end of the stick lately. Keep in mind that Nintendo promised to start rewarding their loyal customers.

So what I'm saying is, people shouldn't get upset just because they didn't get a code. Those of your fellow gamers who did get codes, they earned them. They spent a ton of cash on a ton of games and a lot of time filling out surveys to reach Platinum status. Now they're loyalty is being rewarded.

What's the worst case scenario? You wait a week to play a demo? Doesn't sound too serious to me.

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#11

JaxonH commented on Review: Azure Striker Gunvolt (3DS eShop):

@sinalefa Some very fine choices there- those are some of my personal faves. You have good taste!

Might I also recommend Pushmo World, Child of Light, Shovel Knight, Fractured Soul, Gunman Clive and Art of Balance. Oh, and Azure Striker Gunvolt too, of course.

That Siesta Fiesta though... Talk about a great handheld game for a few bucks.

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#12

JaxonH commented on Preview: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Go...:

@rjejr Haha, well I hope they enjoy it. I know I am. I was actually a little concerned the transition to the smaller screen would render the characters hard to see, but surprisingly the game looks and plays great. I like the fact the demo has unlimited uses. Might download the demo on one of my LE 3DS as well, then I can bring them to work and play against my co workers. Nothing like getting paid to game out on a double-time Sunday (last Sunday I brought in multiple 3DS's and hosted a Mario Kart tournament through download play).

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#17

JaxonH commented on Standard 3DS Consoles Will Have Limited Online...:

@Nirosmir That's already been confirmed by Nintendo themselves. We're just waiting on a more specific release date than the vague spring 2015 window they gave us

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is slated for March- I imagine they'll coincide the release of the New 3DS with that game, considering it's releasing around the same time and takes advantage of the second analog. Either that or the New 3DS will release a month before Monster Hunter, in order to put some space between it and Xenoblade.

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#18

JaxonH commented on Shigeru Miyamoto's Pikmin Short Films to Make ...:

If ever there was an argument that video games are art, I think Pikmin would be the shining example. Miamoto is the Michelangelo of the video game world.

I wish these videos had been included on disc with Pikmin 3.

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#19

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

@edgedino Lol...

It's called currency exchange rates. 1 dollar US money equals 62 cents in British Pounds, 77 cents in euros, $13.23 in Mexican pesos, or even $107.05 in Japanese Yen.

Prices vary by county, but you'll still pay roughly the same amount for the same item anywhere in the civilized world. You could take your money to a currency exchange right now and they will happily give you $13 in pesos for every American dollar.

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#20

JaxonH commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

@midnafanboy yeah don't get me wrong, Ubisoft isn't exactly in my good graces right now with some of their more recent statements and actions, but I never let something like that come between me and a good game.

Once I get it, I'll give you an honest, unbiased opinion on what I think of it. I'm not afraid to call it how I see it. If the game sucks, you can trust me when I say that I'll tell you exactly that lol...

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#21

JaxonH commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

@midnafanboy Map on the gamepad is fine with me. I mean, that's what it's there for. I only wish more games would put a map on the gamepad. One of the most convenient and streamlined uses of the second screen I've experienced to date. I'm not sure what people expect it to have, I mean it's just a screen. A map is as good a thing as any to display on it, especially if it's interactive like they're claiming.

I can understand being upset about no footage, but I know from personal experience that none of their ports were that bad. Sure, Splinter Cell was missing local co op, but it ran and played well, and more impressively it did it all from disc without needing a mandatory install like other versions. Online had some issues for the first month but so did every other version. It wasn't a Nintendo exclusive issue.

Assassins Creed 3 was just fine imo, even had that awesome George Washington DLC. Assassins Creed 4 was another decent one. People say it was a bad port just because it had a few less frames per second, and I just don't understand that. Sonic Lost World had a bad frame rate and it almost sold 1 million copies. MH3U had frame rate issues and it's sold over half an million copies. And everybody's looking forward to sequels from both of those games. Yet AC can run a few frames less and it's this huge deal, like the game was broken or something.

So yeah, if anyone's wondering how good the port is going to be, I would say look no further than the quality of ZombiU, AC3, Splinter Cell Blacklist or AC4. I own all of those games and they're acceptable releases. Perfect? No. But I've played a lot shoddier and a lot worse. And on other consoles too. Most PS3 ports from 360 ran worse than Wii U ports from Ubisoft. Yet people still went out and bought the games by the drove. I mean I've actually played games that were unplayable. Once you play a game that is actually broken, it puts things in perspective. Occasional frame rate dips or lack of DLC is hardly enough to quench the enjoyment of a thoroughly entertaining video game. And I always try to look at the bigger picture. If I'm getting off TV play and map integration on the gamepad, and subscription free online, I'm willing to trade off for a few frames per second or DLC support.

But hey, that's just me.

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#22

JaxonH commented on Watch Dogs Wii U Release Dates Confirmed:

People complain about lack of AAA 3rd party games on Wii U, but ya give em one and they ridicule it.

I, unlike a good majority of commenters here, buy more than one game every 3 months. I don't care if it releases when Smash does, I'll just buy em both! Problem solved.

I skipped this game on PS4 and Xbox One because I won't pay a subscription for online, and because I like gamepad integration, and because I like off-TV play options. And because I enjoy supporting any developer willing to support Nintendo.

This is a good game. It got favorable reviews, it was generally well received, and it was one of the most high-profile AAA releases of 2014. This is exactly what people said they wanted. Yeah it's probably cheaper on other systems, so go buy it on another system if you want it cheaper. But like any game that gets ported to a new system, it sells for full price. Because it's new to THIS system.

I don't care how many copies this game sells, and I don't care if Ubisoft never brings a game again. That's not what it's about. It's about enjoying good video games when they come. This is exactly what people said they wanted, and it's what I wanted. So I'm going to buy the game, play it, and I'm going to enjoy every last minute of it.

The rest of you can do whatever you want.

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#23

JaxonH commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Suppor...:

@Spoony_Tech I hadn't heard about the Fantasy Life thing, I'll do some research on it because I am getting that game.

As for Xenoblade, it's important to understand that the game cannot run on the current hardware. It would be one thing if they were subtracting a game from the current 3DS lineup and making it exclusive, but all they're doing is making an additional game available that otherwise would have never been possible. That's a good thing. New 3DS or no New 3DS, none of us would ever play that game on our current handhelds. Once you appreciate that reality, there really isn't anything to be upset about. On the contrary, I'm stoked that they actually bothered to improve the hardware to an extent which games like Xenoblade can now be played on the go.

For me though, none of this is an issue anyways because there's no way I'm not going to buy the new 3DS. It's a no brainer for me- side angle 3D viewing (I love playing me some games in 3D, so this is huge), C stick, faster internet/downloads, games not previously possible (first of which is one of the best games ever), customized faceplates, NFC (saves money not having to buy an adapter), zL/zR... All that stuff is a must for me. Not a chance I'd ever pass up on that. Ill trade in my XL, pay $100, and have brand new system with a 1 yr newer battery. And you figure minus costs of NFC adapter and it's like $70 to upgrade. Heck I'd have paid that just to not deal with the prehistoric internet speeds on Miiverse. I can't stand going to Miiverse or eShop on my current 3DS, it's just too slow. Drives me crazy every time- always end up wanting to hurl the system at the nearest wall lol...

Anyways, I can certainly understand the frustration with lack of CPP support. I'm just not surprised because Nintendo never supported that peripheral in the first place. It sucks that it won't use it, but I do think it's important to recognize that this has nothing to do with the New 3DS. Nintendo was never going to implement CPP support for this game, just like they never implemented it for the last 15 games that could've used it. I accepted that sad reality about two years ago, and have made my peace with it.

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#24

JaxonH commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Suppor...:

@Spoony_Tech it's called Ultimate for a reason :) They're not gonna take away from the game, only add to it. Do you know how much outrage there would be if the game released without circle pad pro? Trust me, it's in the game. And no, support would never be lost in localization. If it's supported in Japan it'll be supported in the west.

If you've ever trusted me and my judgment on anything before then listen to me now. You have nothing to worry about. And if you don't trust my judgment, then just remember these words, and when the game releases with CPP support, perhaps I'll have earned your trust then.

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#25

JaxonH commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Suppor...:

@Spoony_Tech
Actually, it only uses it as a substitute for left-handed gamers, NOT for a 2nd analog control scheme. So even in a game where it's already programmed to be used, Sakurai STILL refused to use it for a 2nd analog. AND it was a perfect fit too! That speaks volumes. If he refused to use it for a second analog in a game that he already had it working for left-handed gamers, then we know for DANG sure he was never gonna use it as a 2nd analog Smash.

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#26

JaxonH commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Suppor...:

Well for one, I can tell people right now that Monster Hunter 4 WILL be compatible with the CPP. MH3U was compatible and so will this new one. In fact, it already is. The game came out last year, WITH support for CPP. So let's not start getting upset over things that are 100% confirmed to happen already.

The reason Smash isn't compatible, is because Nintendo never used the CPP anyways. Luigi's Mansion? Nope. Kid Icarus? Nope. 3D Land? Nope. Especially with this being a Sakurai game. He refused to implement the CPP even though it was a perfect fit for Kid Icarus- much more perfect than for Smash, that's for sure. We already KNEW this game wouldn't be CPP compliant. Anyone who thought otherwise was, how shall we say- misguided.

Regardless of the New 3DS, this game was never going to use the CPP anyways. People are just noticing now, because those of us who upgrade will have a feature they won't.

All I can tell people is, you've got plenty of advance warning. With trade in value, you're looking a $100. If ya can't come up with $100 in 6+ months, well, I'm surprised you can afford games at all. Much less a console to play them on. Even if I was a kid, I could earn $100 raking leaves and carrying groceries. If ya don't upgrade, it's cause you didn't want to, not cause you couldn't.

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#27

JaxonH commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@gatorboi352 I get what you're saying, and I'm not really disagreeing. But nonetheless, if a game is being made, it should be made right, or not made at all.

As for not being as relevant anymore, I wouldn't say that. Vita tanked yet Sony is still relevant as a company and their PS4. Wii U has had it rough but Nintendo is still very much relevant as a company and their 3DS. The only ones who think Nintendo isn't relevant are the ones who don't play Nintendo. But ask any of the 50 million 3DS owners or 7 million Wii U owners, or those who still play Wii and DS, and they'll tell you otherwise.

Only reason it seems that way is because AAA typically doesn't sell to Nintendo gamers, and those are the games with the mega budgets. Money brings clout, and dominates media topics and image. But just because the media and non-Nintendo gamers have the loudest voices, doesn't mean Nintendo gamers don't have a voice too

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#29

JaxonH commented on Rumour: Concept Work from Former Next Level Ga...:

@MajinSoul It's from like 5 years ago. Whatever is was, it 100% never happened.

Evidence is pointing toward a 2D Metroid release on 3DS from a different internal team. Can't remember the name of the studio, but their lead made a statement about the franchise, and he's never been involved with Metroid before, which means if he's talking about its future direction, it's probably because he's leading development.

We can chalk this art up to just concepts and floating ideas from years ago.

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#30

JaxonH commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

@ShadyKnights

I think you made a really good point. It's not the first time a game has been announced for Wii U and delayed because of other versions. And I think people just get irritated by that low priority treatment. Granted, low sales of western AAA games has left its mark, but that's irrelevant. If you announce a game for all systems, don't release it on every system but delay the Wii U.

It just boils down to the fact that Nintendo gamers feel insulted when their version is always the one delayed, always with the worst framerate, always missing at least one feature, always the one without a single screenshot or video clip until launch. Any gamer would be irritated if this sort of thing was happening on their primary console.

It's the larger picture that really explains things best though. Nintendo exclusives get remakes, but don't come to Nintendo platforms (Tales of Symphonia DotNW, Castlevania Mirror of Fate, Little Kings Story, Muramasa), and that's fine, but we're not seeing that reciprocated. Nintendo exclusives get delayed to accommodate a multi platform release (Rayman Legends), but other platform games are never delayed to release a Nintendo version.

Developers are quick to cut Nintendo features over low sales, but when those games tank on other consoles they not only get full versions, they announce sequels as well. Even when a game (RE Revelations) performs best on Nintendo platforms, the once-Nintendo exclusive gets a sequel on every console imaginable, but exclusively SKIPS Nintendo, the one platform the original did best on. Even games like Minecraft come to Vita, but not 3DS, which judging by age demographics makes little to no sense at all.

I can't say I blame anyone for feeling like they're treated like 2nd class gamers. Me, I quit caring, and learned not to take this sort of thing personally. I understand western style games don't sell well on Nintendo, but if a game is announced, I believe it should be treated equally. Just a little too coincidental that the Wii U version just so happens to be the one to get delayed, AGAIN.

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#34

JaxonH commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

@AdanVC pre ordering based off a hearsay rumor was never a wise decision in the first place. I knew that rumor was bogus the minute I heard it.

People make up rumors like this knowing it's not true, so that people get let down when they find out. It's a clever method of turning the focus away from the exciting new revisions to a negative aspect

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#36

JaxonH commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

@rjejr You can format a thumb drive. I've done it before on my Wii U.

Beat Last of Us and the Gone Home DLC, then tried Metro Redux and lost interest a little bit. So I busted out 3D World, tried Champion's Road for about an hour, still couldn't beat that stage... So I'm back into Skyward Sword again, beat the Earth Temple, now I'm in Lanayru Desert, ready to start exploring next time I play.

I think when I finish Skyward Sword, I'm going to play Metroid Prime 3: Corruption again. Its been 7 years since I beat that game, even longer since I beat the first 2. But Idk, Ive been getting that itch lately. That Metroid Prime itch. The 2nd is my fave, but for some reason I've been dying to play the third. I just loved the motion integration. Granted, the trilogy has motion controls for the first two games also, but the third game takes it a step further with the grapple beam and stuff like that. Idk, maybe I'll start with the first game and play through the trilogy. We'll see.

Gotta be honest though, that Wii backlog belongs in a museum. Some of the funnest and finest games I've ever played. Skyward Sword, Metroid Prime- I'm also playing Ocarina of Time on 3DS. After that, well, I was gonna say Fire Emblem Path of Radiance on Gamecue then Radiant Dawn on Wii, or, maybe Mario Galaxy, but by that time Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 1, Bayonetta 2, Smash and Captain Toad will be out. So I guess those games will have to wait until we get some more downtime between releases.

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#38

JaxonH commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

@Geonjaha Some people (particularly console gamers) don't like playing on PC.

But I don't think it's about wanting to play the game, I think people are just upset over the slight against Nintendo. 3rd parties treat the console they (and I) bought like it doesn't exist, despite logic dictating that if you're porting based on install base, how do you justify no 3DS version while there's a Vita version (smaller base) and no Wii U version while there's an X1 version (again, smaller base)?

It's just aggravating being treated like lesser gamers who don't deserve squat. Wii U isn't the only platform at less than 10 million right now, but it's the only one getting consistently ignored.

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#39

JaxonH commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

@kobashi100 Don't think anyone's talking about outselling monthly, and if they are, they shouldn't be. We're talking about a larger user base. That's the excuse the developer is using. That the install base is too small. Yet the install base is greater on Wii U at the current moment than Xbox One, and is onlly a million behind Vita.

And people aren't buying it. Neither am I.

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#40

JaxonH commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

@rjejr I guess if you think about it though, there really isn't a good time to release a new version. No matter when you announce it, there's gonna be people who bought a console in the last 6 months. All they can do is give advance warning, though the longer they give us the more it hurts their sales.

So yeah, Idk. My policy is buy day one, and upgrade every time. But if you aren't gonna do that, it's best to buy immediately after a revision, because they revise every 18 months like clockwork

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#41

JaxonH commented on New Mighty No. 9 Trailer Builds The Hype as Ke...:

@Geonjaha I understand that perfectly well. I never said I was boycotting them because I don't like their games. Not sure how you came to that ill-informed conclusion. I said despite liking those games, I am not buying them new, only used. As in, I do like the games. I do desire to play them. Yet I'm choosing to not buy new. Which is exactly what you just said.

Maybe you read someone else's post and accidentally responded to me? Must've, cause I never said anything about not wanting their games. Said I'll buy used only. Obviously, if I didn't want them I wouldn't buy them at all.

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#42

JaxonH commented on Dahku Creations Announces Departure From Game ...:

Sucks to see any dev out of business, but when you play the game, that's how it goes (no pun intended). A lot of developers competing for our money, and while I do tend to be more charitable and liberal with my eShop dollar than I probably should (already filled the entire Wii U menu, working on 7th page now) not every game is going to interest me. Or the next guy.

It's a cut throat business- capitalism at its' finest I dare say. Not everyone is going to thrive, in fact, more won't than will. But I do wish these guys well. I know it must be tough, and hey, if they ever decide to give it another go, all I can say is give it your best, and if it's good people will buy it. Though they'll probably need to elevate their aspirations just a wee bit before they flag my radar.

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#43

JaxonH commented on New Mighty No. 9 Trailer Builds The Hype as Ke...:

@Reverandjames Exactly. MH3U is my fave game of all time, so of course I have to buy MH4U when it releases.

But I am really ticked about RE Revelations 2 skipping all Nintendo platforms, after 3DS sold more than PS and Xbox and PC combined. Yet they bring it to all 3 of those platforms but NOT 3DS. And Wii U outsold PC version too I believe, and sold half what Xbox did, yet no Wii U version. And you gotta figure that more people would've bought it on Wii U if 800k Nintendo fans hadn't already scooped it up on 3DS.

This gets under my skin on a personal level, as someone who bought the game day one on both 3DS and Wii U. If it weren't for MH4U I'd boycott Capcom completely. I'll buy that one but Revelations 2 and all others, I'm buying used.

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#44

JaxonH commented on Resident Evil Revelations 2 Confirmed By Capco...:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Capcom_Unity/status/506360987977400320

Let Capcom know how we feel about this.

RE Revelations 3DS sold around 800k without digital. Highest selling of any platform. Wii U sold 100k, granted many more would have bought it if 800,000 Nintendo gamers hadn't already scooped it up on 3DS. Even so, it STILL outsold the PC and sold half what the Xbox version did.

It's an outrage. Western AAA I understand, those games don't sell. But this is one game that does. That HAS. Let em know what we think about that boys... Let em know...

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#45

JaxonH commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

@rjejr It's a catch 22. The current fanbase isn't interested enough in those types of games to sustain more than 100k, maybe 200k sales each, so they don't bring the games, but without the games, you can't expand the base to include those who look for those games when buying a console. One of those situations where those potential gamers won't come without the games, but the games won't come until the gamers are part of the base. And that can pretty much be said for most third-party games.

It is what it is though. I'm just glad Nintendo offers a real, viable alternative to the other consoles. Lower price, innovative gameplay styles and most importantly, a different library of games. Yeah it would be better if it had more mass-market third-party games, but that horse has been beaten to death. Like I said it is what it is. Can't really blame them when the games aren't selling and making them a profit.

And come to think of it I do remember seeing download cards available at GameStop. I still think it would be nice if you could just buy them on the eShop and gift them if you know that person's NNID. Only place I've ever seen that before is on iPhone and iPad. I've never tried it but I'm pretty sure you can't do that on PS4 or X1. Steam, I don't know because I'm not a PC gamer, but it sounds like something you could probably do.

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#46

JaxonH commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

@rjejr oh I would never buy a digital retail release, but virtual console, indies and digital exclusives... I'm all over it. The thing is there's plenty of digital only games that I want my brother to play. Now, if as want him to try DKC, I can buy him the game for his birthday. But with a digital game, as of right now, all I can do is buy him eShop credit, so there's no way of ensuring he gets that particular game I had in mind for him.

I would never want digital to replace physical either, but, I would like a little more thought put into purchasing digital games. If I could gift 3DS and Wii U games, I'd be spending a LOT more cash on the eShop.

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#47

JaxonH commented on Video: This New Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo...:

@unrandomsam

Really gonna split hairs over 12 days? Cause that's how much "past summer" it is. Complaining about something because it adversely affects you is one thing, but trying to call them on a 12 day technicality, at least to me, comes off like your'e looking for a reason to complain.

Not to mention, when they say "we're planning on a summer release" and the game ends up not coming out until 12 days past summer, that doesn't mean they broke a promise. It means they were planning to get the game out in summer, and they tried, and they did in Japan, but the soonest they could get the game to us in our hands is a week and a half later.

Delays and setbacks happen all the time in the industry. When they give us a release date, it's subject to change. In this case, we didn't even have a release date. All we had was a general time frame that they were hoping to release the game. Obviously they came pretty close to their target release. But the way you make it sound, it's like they promised they'd see a movie with you Friday night and bailed to hang out with other friends. There was no promise made, there was no commitment to be upheld. All developers give a timeframe they plan to release. Sometimes they hit the mark, other times they don't. But there was no wrongdoing here.

Assassin's Creed Unity, delayed. Batman Arkham Knight, delayed. Witcher 3, delayed. Battlefield Hardline, delayed. Dragon Age Inquisition, delayed. And all of these games had actual set release dates too, not just a general release window or season. And they weren't delayed for just 12 days- some of them got pushed back 2 months, 6 months, some even longer than that.

It's the nature of the business. You estimate when the game is going to be ready. Nobody has a crystal ball. Nintendo didn't hire Miss Cleo. When they say the game should release in summer, they're giving us their best estimate of when it's going to hit store shelves. And judging by the rest of the industry and games that miss their target releases by entire YEARS, I'd say hitting a release target within 12 days is a commendable feat. You can't get mad or angry or upset when a game doesn't release when they hoped it would, because it's all just a best guess in the first place.

JaxonH

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JaxonH commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

@rjejr Well ya the date matters, but knowing it 6 months in advance as opposed to 2.... Really don't see how that matters any. Again, not saying I don't like knowing well in advance, but as long as they're telling us a month or two in advance, it's all the same.

I wish we could gift digital games. Like on 3DS when you download a game it shows up as a present with a bow. Imagine if you bought your son a few digital games and he woke up Christmas morning, unwrapped all his gifts, then later on when he played his 3DS or Wii U, saw a few gifted games wrapped with bows. That would be really awesome.

JaxonH

#49

JaxonH commented on Gallery: It's Time for a Shulk Super Smash Bro...:

@luke88 No, but you can't hold someone responsible for the wrongdoings of their fathers. If you look throughout history, every group of people has been mistreated at some point in time in some way, shape or form.

Ya, women have been the victims, but so have every other gender/race/ethnicity/nationality/religious group conceivable. A lot of times the over-sensitive knee jerk reactions based on "past prejudices and/or discriminations" does more harm than good. Those anti-discriminatory reactions, justified by "past mistreatment" often swings the pendulum too far in the other direction, and what you end up with is a double standard.

Furthermore, unsubstantiated accusations only serve to dilute the social issue, and harden people's hearts against the real problem, like the Boy Who Cried Wolf. We grow so accustomed to the offended crying foul over trivial matters that we begin closing our ears. Political correctness has become a disease, eroding the very social justice that it claims to preserve.

That's how I feel about the matter anyways...

JaxonH

#50

JaxonH commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

@rjejr

Because you already know the month. Once you know the month it's coming, then knowing the day won't matter until that month comes. See what I'm saying? Say a game is coming out Nov 12. What good does it do to know it comes on the 12th, until the month of November actually rolls around? You already know it's coming sometime that month, so... Yeah.

Now, it's nice to know the exact date months in advance, but it serves no purpose whatsoever if you already know the month. Except to satisfy your curiosity.

I'm not talking about games with no release window, but games where we already know it's coming in Oct, for example. Or in November. Or whatever. When you do your shopping you'll know the dates by then. They always give us the release dates a month or two in advance, and I couldn't imagine a situation where that's not sufficient. We'll have exact dates long before Black Friday rolls around. In fact, considering we now know Bayo2 is Oct 24, I imagine we'll get a Direct some time in Sept/Oct with info on Smash and Capt Toad.