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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 Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

@ToxieDogg I think that a lot of what you say is true, without a doubt, but at the same time I think most people, and when I say most I'm referring to the masses who don't game for a hobby, I think they couldn't care less about system implemented party chat features or the like. Not saying they don't care at all, I think it's more or less something they'll just say "ah that sucks, oh well" about. I'm speaking from personal experience here, but I've had 3 coworkers buy a Wii U after I explained to them what the system was. And none of them asked me anything about social features, they just said are the games fun? To which I replied, most indubitably ;)

Now that's not to say I wouldn't want to see those kinds of improvements, because I would, as I think just about anybody would. I just don't think it's at the forefront of the issue. I think when it comes down to it, most people just want to play video games in their spare time to have some fun. Video games have a strong heritage of multiplayer fun, but they're also a staple of single player entertainment. Way to have fun on your own without the need for other people. And I think that a good majority of people, when they think about buying a console, are thinking about it in that respect. I think we turn the small issues into large issues because all we do is talk gaming day in day out. But the average Joe, he's not asking those questions. Average Joe, at least the 3 that I work with, saw a few trailers for Mario Kart, Donkey Kong and Smash and said "that looks fun, I think I'm going to buy a Wii U"

But your statement got me thinking, and I think a good way to explain what you're referring to is strong story based games. And yes, we could always use a few more of those.

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#2

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

@Fafnirchaos07
Yes, fanboyism is alive and well with all age groups. And I did not mean to insinuate that all adolescents are fanboys. In my own personal experience the worst ones are around 18 to 22 years old, because they're grown and should know better but they still have that desire to conform to the world and what the world tells them they should think, and they're at that age where they think they know everything. I know because I was that age about 10 years ago and I used to think I knew everything too. Nonetheless, I think we're being a bit disingenuous if we pretend that the problem isn't due in large part to immaturity and a desire to conform, usually due to the fact that the persons in question just haven't hit that age of maturity yet.

And I don't think it's an act of fanboyism to state that the games we play are not solely intended for children. I think it can be chalked up to a desire to point out the truth of the matter- we've all ran into situations where we were frustrated by ignorance. I particularly loathe ignorance, whether it be about video games, politics, common sense, or any other subject matter you could think of. Correcting those who would assert Nintendo is solely for children is just one of many displays of ignorance I'm inclined to speak up against.

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#3

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

@WaLzgi A lot of people get this idea in their head that "growing up" means mandatory mature content, as if a person can only enjoy games with profanity, sex and violence once they hit puberty.

Nobody asks the makers of chess to grow up, or the makers of checkers, or Disney, or any other group which produces entertsinment that can be enjoyed by all. Why? Because the that entertainment can be enjoyed at any age. Whether you're 7 or 70, the games are just as fun.

Besides, once a person REALLY grows up, they realize that they don't need profanity, sex and violence to enjoy something.

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#4

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ability to Charm You...:

@Fafnirchaos07

I don't believe for a second "everyone" looks at the Wii U as kids toys. I don't even think all hardcore gamers see it that way. I think it's mainly just Microsoft and Sony fanboys (most of whom are adolescents) that see it that way, gamers so caught up in their own self egos they can't see past anything but power and big budgets.

Because any rational person, be they someone who games for a hobby or not, understands that a game is just a form of entertainment. And when looking for the funnest games to play, all one is really doing is looking for the greatest source of entertainment. Graphics and power are great, but are certainly not the only standard by which to judge a game's entertainment value, on the contrary those are two of the more irrelevant factors to consider.

I think that a lot of fanboy gamers want everyone to think that's how the world sees Nintendo but in reality it's just them. There are many open-minded gamers that play more than just AAA games- that also game on Nintendo platforms. I mean, just look at you and me. Neither one of us would be on this site right now if we didn't understand the value of Nintendo platform games. We are here talking about Nintendo because we enjoy their games, as "hard-core gamers" who play for a hobby, because we aren't so narrowminded to judge a game by its cover rather than content.

I think a common fallacy nowadays is the propagation that anything not rated M is for little kids (even though the vast majority of customers buying these games are adults) and that anything that is rated M is for adults (even though the vast majority of customers buying those games are kids).

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#6

JaxonH commented on Miley Cyrus Confuses Fans by Owning a Wii U:

@melvin2898

It's not that I don't like her, it's that I very much dislike her provocative behavior and childish decisions. And she's really just a symptom of a much larger problem with society today. You see it everywhere you look now- self glorification and sexual promiscuity, and an unyielding desire to conform to the world

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#7

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

@theswweet

If ever a license agreement gets to the point of being so malicious that you'd rather not even play the console then agree to it, perhaps it's time to stop playing.

Everyone talks of this theoretical malicious intent that "hypothetically could be one day" but I say let's cross that bridge when the time comes, because I suspect that time will never come.

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#9

JaxonH commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

@SanderEvers
Well a 1TB SSD would put the cost at around $1000 minimum.

Solid state is still too expensive to utilize for large hard drives. I could see them doing a 128gb SSD, but even that would add $75 at manufacturer's cost. If they could deliver a 128gb SSD console for $350 though they would hit the nail on the head. I'd be totally okay with that. If they were to use a normal hard drive though, you could add 500 gigs for $30-50.

I don't know, we'll have to see how much SSD costs come down by the time next generation comes around. It seems Nintendo is not fond of using a hard drive with movable parts, and I can respect that. I'd rather have 128 GB of flash memory or solid-state drive than a terabyte using a traditional hard drive. If they are just going to use a traditional hard drive, I'd rather them not and let me buy an external.

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#10

JaxonH commented on Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty Wii U Delay Seems to b...:

I'm glad Nintendo allowed external HDD support from the gate- I have a 32GB Deluxe Wii U + 500GB external hard drive.

Nonetheless, I do wish they had made the Basic model with 32gb, and the Deluxe with 128gb - 256gb. I think Nintendo has finally realized the impact of digital, and I would be shocked if their next home console did not include substantially more hard drive space.

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#13

JaxonH commented on Weirdness: Sony Fan Creates Petition In Hope O...:

If he's willing to play games on Vita, then he obviously doesn't consider Vita to be underpowered. He is obviously satisfied with the level of graphical fidelity provided.

With that being the case, he should have no problem playing Smash on Wii U, which provides much more graphical fidelity than Vita.

Modern gamers make me sick. So concerned with power, to the point they write off entire console libraries.

Granted, this was probably a kid who doesn't know any better or a troll having some fun, but the sad truth is this outlook isn't far off the mark for many modern gamers.

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#14

JaxonH commented on UCraft Developer Promises Extensive Features a...:

I support this developer and this game just because they cared enough to fill the Minecraft void on Wii U. There's a lot of developers out there giving us the middle finger, so it's hard to hate anyone who cares enough to support the system.

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#17

JaxonH commented on New Nintendo 3DS 'Kawaii' Kisekae Faceplates J...:

@Jahir

Ah dude, I know believe me. I work in metrology and find myself asking my coworkers, on more than one occasion, "Why do we use standard units of twelve inches/foot, 3 feet/yard, 1,760 yards (5,280 ft)/mile... It makes no sense" Imagine a number system where 10 is 12, 100 is 36, and 1000 is 1760 lol. Don't even get me started on the madness that would create with numbers less than one!

Thankfully most of the customers whose parts I measure use Metric. But Harley Davidson parts, nope, those always have to be measured in English. So I'm constantly switching back-and-forth between two measurement systems. It'll screw you up sometimes too. What! That diameter measured 0.1!!! Oh, we're back in metric now, ok. Lots of that

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#22

JaxonH commented on Rare Donkey Kong Delights to Grace the Wii U a...:

@SahashraLA That's all speculation. Just like the "Rare owns the IP" arguments and it's just flat out wrong.

Rare made a statement clarifying they hold no rights whatsoever, that MS holds no rights whatsoever, that neither of them ever held any rights nor will they ever hold any rights. They said you need to ask Nintendo why the games aren't for sale anymore, because they have nothing to do with it.

That theory was just guesswork by some fan and it spread like wildfire because it seemed plausible at the time. The truth is we don't know why the games were taken down, but we do know that Rare and Microsoft had nothing to do with it. Nintendo owns the rights to DKC, as they always have, which is why we've seen two new entries. It would be like saying Nintendo can't re-release Metroid Prime without licensing the game from Retro Studios, or Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon from Next Level Games.

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#25

JaxonH commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

@Grimlock_King Ya but Nintendo didn't fund and own rights to Resident Evil 4. That wasn't Nintendo's decision. Which is the opposite of Bayonetta 2, where Nintendo is the one who decides. The developer himself has stated it's Nintendo's decision. Not sure how much more clear it can get.

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#26

JaxonH commented on Review: Bayonetta 2 (Wii U):

@c1pher_c0mplet It's not up to Platinum. It's up to Nintendo. Even Kamiya himself said, and I'm paraphrasing here, "it'll go multiplat when Nintendo says so, which will be right around the time they put Mario on Playstation"

Read it for yourself, last paragraph of Kamiya's statement:
http://nintendoeverything.com/kamiya-again-comments-on-bayonetta-2s-initially-troubled-fate-and-how-nintendo-saved-the-game/

This game is never leaving the Wii U.

JaxonH

#28

JaxonH commented on Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 ...:

@burninmylight

Ikr... I don't think people grasp the weight of what they're saying sometimes. This will surely be a game NOT to be missed. They could strip half the content and double the price- I'd STILL buy it. For someone to say extra content means they don't want the game now, I don't think they were ever gonna buy it in the first place, nor do I think they understand how good this game is.

No Monster Hunter vet is gonna let ANYTHING come between them and this game. We know this game very well could be the best game we see this generation. You don't just up and decide to pass that up.

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#29

JaxonH commented on Preview: Going Retro On The Go With Ultimate N...:

@MagikarpSplash
I do not question your credibility as a fan, but, you asked the question so allow me to give you an answer.

I own both systems, and I'm very well aware of the differences between them and the advantages the Wii U has over the 3DS. For one, and this is by far the most important reason to own a Wii U- the exclusive games. Pikmin 3, Wonderful 101, Super Mario 3D World, DKC Tropical Freeze, Mario Kart 8, Hyrule Warriors, Zelda Windwaker HD, Bayonetta 1 and 2, New Super Mario Bros U and New Super Luigi U, Wii Sports Club Golf, Smash Bros U, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Captain Toad, and any number of the dozen exclusives coming in 2015. Not to mention the entire Wii back catalog.

Now, you might say "but I can play some of those games on 3DS" and true, you could. Smash is EXCELLENT on 3DS, as is Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. But, that's only two games that are exactly the same. And MH3U doesn't have online on 3DS, and Smash is a game best suited to the big screen. Now sure, 3DS has a side scrolling Mario, a Mario Kart, and a DKC, and they are all great games, but in each and every instance the Wii U release is a better game in every respect. And more importantly, a different game with different levels, different courses and different (and better) features.

In the end, The Wii U has a healthy number of exclusives not present on the 3DS, and even the games like Mario Kart or NSMB are completely separate entries, the better version of which is always on the Wii U. And even the few games that are exactly the same on both systems, are always better on Wii U with more features and better visuals.

Not to mention the Miiverse experience is rather lacking on 3DS, but not on Wii U. The Virtual Console is better on Wii U with many of the best GBA games and we'll surely see DS and N64 at some point.

So for me, it's not even a question. The Wii U is a must own system if you enjoy playing great video games. There's too many great games the system has that are not available on the handheld, too many franchises where the superior entry is on Wii U, and even the cross platform releases are always best on Wii U.

That may not be reason enough for you, but it's more than reason enough for me.

JaxonH

#30

JaxonH commented on Mega Man Felyne Armour Makes Monster Hunter 4 ...:

Anyone who takes issue with optional DLC is just looking for reasons to complain. As if they are forced to download it or something.

I think it's awesome. Can't wait to go hunting as Samus with my little Mega Felyne compadres. Now if we could just get that Fire Emblem DLC that they brought to the online MMO Monster Hunter

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#31

JaxonH commented on The New Nintendo 3DS Web Filter Does Successfu...:

No one should have a problem with this. If you're an adult and you want to look at adult sites then you already have access, but if you insist on doing it with the 3DS then you can do so with your credit card, proving you are of age.

If you are a minor, it doesn't matter if you can already do it on other devices. The point is that you won't be doing it on THIS device. That's all Nintendo cares about. They don't care about what you do on your phone or your iPad or your computer.

We live in a world and a culture where everybody is conditioned to doing whatever the heck they feel like doing when they feel like doing it, then people get mad when a company doesn't give a 12-year-old kid absolute reign to look at porn.

Ya, it is the parents job. But that doesn't mean that companies providing a product do not have a moral responsibility. It would be one thing if they cut out the feature completely and said no Internet browser. But that's not what they're doing. They're simply saying, "prove your age". And I agree with that. It's just strange to see because we're used to every company being immoral, selfish and greedy. It's different with the Wii U because most owners are adults, but we all know the vast majority of 3DS owners are kids, tens of millions of them, and it's nice to see a company actually take responsibility to protect the kids.

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#32

JaxonH commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

@KryptoKrunch Well thanks, I appreciate that! think you'll like it. I played Alleyway as a kid on Game Boy and always loved that game, so if you did too you're sure to like Siesta Fiesta. Idk, it's just a really fun game...

You probably have similar taste if you think I pick good games, so here's some others I own and like on Wii U and 3DS: Art of Balance, Armillo, Guacamelee, Child of Light, Pushmo World (and the 3DS entries), VVVVVV, Shovel Knight, Fractured Soul, Nano Assault Neo, Mighty Switch Force 2, Gunman Clive, Fluidity Spin Cycle, Toki Tori 2, Azure Striker Gunvolt, Dr Luigi, Castle Storm and Wii Sports Club Golf.

Oh, and Teslagrad, which I don't own yet because I'm waiting on the physical release.

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#33

JaxonH commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

Impact Winter looks promising, but what really intrigues me about the game is the team developing it. I LOVED Siesta Fiesta. In fact it's one of my favorite indie games I've ever bought. It's just a really fun game, I don't know what else to say. So I'll definitely be keeping an eye on Impact Winter. Heck, I should just go pledge now...

Rays the Dead looks like it could be fun too...

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#34

JaxonH commented on Captain Toad's Joined by Toadette in Treasure ...:

Very nice- I knew this game was gonna be great. Don't understand why people doubted, I mean, Nintendo always delivers the goods. People can say what they want about Nintendo when it comes to hardware power, western 3rd party support and quite a few other issues, but one thing you do not question Nintendo on is the quality and value of their games. You just don't question it.

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#35

JaxonH commented on Video: Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia:

@Rafie no, I'm not lol. But I DID see it done in a video. Maybe you just have to have really good timing? Idk. It's definitely possible to do, I know that. Actually you should look it up on YouTube and see how it's done.

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#37

JaxonH commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

@unrandomsam

Well regardless of how you define AAA, I was referring to one thing only- production value. Games cost a lot of money to make nowadays, and as a result need to sell a lot more to see a return. They could make middle-market games, but like every other developer they want to maximize their profits, and the largest profit margins lie with big-budget titles.

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#38

JaxonH commented on Video: Let's Play Mario Kart 8 With Lydia:

I had trouble getting 3 stars on the 150cc Lightning and 150cc Special Cup. If this chick can do that, I'll have muchos respecto

EDIT: Here's the only tip I could think of that I didn't see used. I'm pretty sure you can dodge a blue shell with a mushroom. I've seen it done before on a YouTube video. If you count the normal mushroom, the triple mushroom, the golden mushroom and the horn, that's 4 items you can use to avoid the blue shell...

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#41

JaxonH commented on Capcom Won't Greenlight Sequels If A Game Does...:

People don't seem to understand how business works. Obviously it's not worth their time to make a game that's not going to turn a profit. And evidently, anything under 2 million sales isn't enough to turn a profit.

You can get mad about it, you can talk crap about them for it, but it's simple mathematics. When the cost of the game exceeds the return, it's not a viable option.

With that said, I imagine the 2 million mark is 2 million because of the cost of development these days. They could, perhaps, cut their costs with certain franchises in order to lower the threshold of required sales. But gamers would have to accept that the game isn't going to be AAA. And if I know gamers, they'll never accept anything less than AAA nowadays.

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#42

JaxonH commented on Video: 'Nindie' Trailers Flood Nintendo's Offi...:

@sinalefa How it works is those paying a subscription, say, $50 per yr for example, get a couple "free" games every month. Nintendo would offer contracts to devs to include their games in the sub plan. So devs looking to play it safe would settle out with Nintendo for a set amount, and that income would replace whatever amount they may have gotten from those potential customers if selling the game outright and no one getting it in the subscription plan. Of course, some people would still buy it (mostly those who don't have a sub and didn't get it for free), but obviously anyone with a subscription is probably not going to buy the game when they can play it for free as long as they are subscribed.

This type of set up usually benefits developers when the game is average or is isn't going to sell that well, because they get a guaranteed set dollar amount for their game from Nintendo to include it as a free game for that month. That dollar amount is probably a decent conservative amount, but if they're worried about their game tanking this is a good way to hedge their bets. On the contrary, including a game for free that is really good could damage the developer's potential income, because they likely would have made much more selling the game then their percentage cut for including it free. Which is why a lot of free games are mediocre. As long as the platform manufacturer seeks out one decent to good game per month, they can get by with a few other cheap extra games. I imagine they would offer a larger settled dollar amount depending on how good the game is and it's price range and anticipated sales. The better the game, the bigger the draw it would bring to subscription plans, but the larger the potential sales the developer would be forfeiting.

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#43

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 9th October (North America):

Well let's see.

I just bought Castlevania Circle of the Moon, Art of Balance HD, Zelda 2 Link's Adventure and downloading Bayonetta 2 demo as I type this post.

Great week, just a fantastic Thursday download day

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#45

JaxonH commented on Gallery: A Closer Look at the Six New amiibo F...:

Pre ordered all 12 originals, and I'll be preordering each of these as well.

My brain is getting carried away here-

Captain Falcon........future game compatibility........no other possible appearance.........except........ F-ZEROOOOOOOO!!!!!

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#48

JaxonH commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Begins North Am...:

@rjejr

Wow. That was a very insightful statement, and I agree 100%.

Even if this game was just Captain Toad levels, the same as in 3D World, and for $60, I'd still buy it. Cause they were that fun. But is more than that. A full, diverse game BUILT ON THE PREMISE and EXPANDED UPON, with FPS levels on mine carts (best part of DKC btw, love mine carts), and huge bosses to battle and, AND, it's $39.99.

But whatever. I know it's gonna be a great game,and it sounds like you do too. All said know is I will be enjoying this game come December, and it sounds like you will too

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#49

JaxonH commented on Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Begins North Am...:

@rjejr

Wow. That was a very insightful statement, and I agree 100%.

Even if this game was just Captain Toad levels, the same as in 3D World, and for $60, I'd still buy it. Cause they were that fun. But is more than that. A full, diverse game BUILT ON THE PREMISE and EXPANDED UPON, with FPS levels on mine carts (best part of DKC btw, love mine carts), and huge bosses to battle and, AND, it's $39.99.

But whatever. I know it's gonna be a great game,and it sounds like you do too. All said know is I will be enjoying this game come December, and it sounds like you will too

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#50

JaxonH commented on We'd Be Cheating Fans By Bringing Assassin's C...:

@Gamer83

I try to stay out of gaming politics. Even when a publisher angers me I usually don't let that stop me from buying a good game that I want. But it's getting to a point now where there's too many great games out there to play all of them. For the past year or two I've been buying everything. EVERYTHING. On all consoles and handhelds. 47 games currently on pre order. And you know what? I don't need that many games. I don't need Assassin's Creed, or Call of Duty, or Grand theft Auto, or Rainbow Six Siege, or a dozen other games I had on preorder. I have canceled many of those, only leaving the ones I really want to play. Because let's face it, there's only so much time to play video games. And I just don't have time for games like this anymore.