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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.

Joined:
Fri 15th February, 2013

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JaxonH

#1

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (North America):

@mowerdude You have no reason to be complaining about hard drive space, trust me on this. I own a Wii U, PS4, X1, Vita and 3DS.

The PS4 and X1 have mandatory installs, even for physical discs, and with games averaging 40+ GB due to lack of any effort to properly compress, I'm left with just 125 GB on my PS4 right now. Had it less than a year, own 3 indie digital games and 7 physical games. Yet three quarters of my hard drive space is gone. Explain that to me.

And Vita? Not even 1 GB included with the original model. Of course I bought a 32 GB, for $100. Fantastic, right?

When it comes to Nintendo, the 3DS takes SD cards which are a dime a dozen. The Wii U I've had for 2 years. I own 37 physical games, most with update file installations and/or DLC, and 79 digital indie/VC games. And I STILL have 7 GB left of hard drive space. Over five times as many retail games and over 25 times as many digital games as my PS4, yet I have the same 25% percentage of hard drive space left. AND the ability to expand via external hard drive.

People just don't understand how good they have it this gen with Wii U. Sure, last gen might've been a different story, and PS3 was phenomenal for space, as it was for free online. But last gen is over. When it comes to value of your hard drive space, no other console this gen can touch the Wii U.

Just sayin, you're complaining about the one system that outclasses all other eighth gen consoles as far as storage space goes. That little 32 GB on Wii U runs laps around the 500 GB of rival consoles. Don't be deceived. Don't let the bigger number fool you.

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#2

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Download: 28th August (North America):

@ZachBeacon

Hate to tell you this, but Nintendo doesn't determine when third-party games go on sale. The publisher does. The reason they're probably putting it on sale for the other platforms is because sales have dropped off on those platforms.

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#3

JaxonH commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As...:

@thesilverbrick Actually, Pandora's Tower most certainly was published by Nintendo. Maybe not in your region, but keep in mind there is more than just one region. Japan, Europe and Australia saw a Nintendo-published Pandora's Tower.

Baten Kaitos was developed by Monolith, which Nintendo now owns. They might not have owned them at the time the game released, but they do own them now and it is the same studio that made Xenoblade and is making Xenoblade X, so I guess technically you're right but, at the same time, the only thing stopping it from being an official Nintendo game is the point in time the studio was purchased.

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#4

JaxonH commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As...:

I love Mario. And I'm certainly not sick of him. He's one of the all-time most beloved gaining characters- I'll never get sick of Mario!

With that said, I like new characters too. A squid though... that's just so random lol. I could see them in their think tank debating the main character, "Should we feature Mario, or a squid?" Because, you know, naturally a squid is the obvious second choice

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#5

JaxonH commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

Dang right I'm happy Nintendo makes unique hardware. That's like the only exciting thing to look forward to each generation, to see where Nintendo's going to take us next.

The Wii days are over. It's not like they don't give you regular control options anyways if you want them. The best part about their innovations, is that each generation they keep what worked and discard what didn't. Motion control is absolutely amazing when the game suits it. The games may be far and few between, i'm glad it's there for those few that do. Pikmin 3, I couldn't imagine playing that game with a normal controller. Nor could I imagine playing it without a second screen map on my lap while I used motion controls! Perfect example of Nintendo taking what worked from the seventh gen and applying it where it fits this generation. The best feature of Wii U isn't the gamepad itself, but multiple controller options which allow you to play how you want to play, or rather, in the best way which suits the game in question.

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#6

JaxonH commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo...:

@JamesCoote I think there's a pretty substantial number of gamers out there that care more about fun games than they do graphics and spectacle. Not that graphics and spectacle are inherently bad, it's just that there's more to gaming than that alone. And I think there is a pretty sizable group of core gamers that feel that way. And that's also not to say Wii U games don't look gorgeous or have aesthetic appeal just because it's not as powerful, because they most certainly do.

All I know is how I feel as a gamer. Can't speak for anyone else but I can look at my own personal response and how I perceive Nintendo. And when I see the lineup of games that Nintendo has coming, I get excited. I see a platform that's affordable, has interesting games and most importantly, those games are different than that of rival consoles. Which is a lot more appealing than buying a second console where 99% of the library is redundant to the console you already own or are planning to buy in the future.

Up until recently, I saw a company that still made fantastic games, but who's true potential was being held back by chasing the wrong market. Needless to say, recent statements and actions such as the Edge interviews and continuing trend of DLC greatly boosts my confidence and faith in their ability to deliver a quality product. Not that I wasn't already a fan, but if I were an average Joe Blow and I saw what I'm seeing now, I'd probably be inclined to start considering a Wii U purchase.

The Wii was both a blessing and a curse. First a blessing, then a curse. The shovelware brought the unfortunate side effect of convincing people there were no great games on the platform. And I think it's going to take a while before gamers at large realize that Nintendo never stopped making great games. But at least the ball is now rolling.

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#7

JaxonH commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@Einherjar haha, ya me too. Unfortunately as the years have gone by playing with friends has become less and less frequent. I was a teenager that's all I used to do. Mario Kart 64 with 3 other friends. But I haven't played local MP with a friend in years. You get out of high school and everybody has kids and moves away. Now I'm mainly a single player kind of guy. But, I enjoy playing online with guys I've met on fansites. I know I've played MH3U with a few guys from Nintendo Life before. That's always fun.

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#9

JaxonH commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@Einherjar While I would like to see some features added like voice chat (even though I rarely use it, usually just in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate), I would much rather have it be on a "per-game basis" and free like it is now, than to implement on a system wide level with other features at the expense of an online monthly fee.

I really enjoy having one console that still provides free online. I own all 3 consoles, and basically only play online on Wii U (and the handhelds).

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#10

JaxonH commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@Einherjar Well, a lot of companies abuse the technology of the present in selfish greed, but that doesn't mean that getting with he times is a bad thing. There's a lot of positives that have come from recent generations, like the ability to offer content after a game's release, online play, digital storefronts, external hard drives to expand HDD size, in game chat, video/picture sharing, etc. as long as it's used in a proper and responsible way, these things only add to the gaining experience.

It's the selfish greed and irresponsible abuse of the technology of our time that's the problem, not the technology in and of itself. So it's always nice seeing Nintendo get with the times, because I know I can trust them to use it for the good of their customers in a responsible way.

Which pretty much goes back to what you were saying- this is how it should be done.

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#11

JaxonH commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@Einherjar Right! Just glad to see Nintendo get with the times. Fire Emblem Awakening, NSLU and Pikmin 3 DLC was new ground for them, but I think it's fair to say Nintendo consistently offers great DLC with many of their games now. They've finally got with the times. And really, they put a lot of other companies to shame value-wise.

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#13

JaxonH commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

@IxC

And, the game WAS released complete. This is added content, on top of a complete game. You can't just lump all DLC as content that should have already been in the game.

Just like Smash. The game ALREADY will have more characters and stages than any prior entry. Game = complete + extra even without DLC.

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#14

JaxonH commented on Nintendo Has Nothing to Say About Recent Smash...:

@IxC

Why? We're already getting more characters than any other Smash in the past, and this off the heels of Sakurai's initial statement that there would be less characters this time around.

If they wanna offer us even more characters via DLC, I say thats a good thing. You can always opt to not purchase he DLC and you'll still be sitting on more characters than any other game.

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#15

JaxonH commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

@sub12 You're right, the Wii U is rather lacking in total software. There's no denying that. But I don't think that's the reason that it has low sales. Because if you look at total number of great games on a per year basis, number of games worth buying per year, the Wii U is right in the same ballpark as PS4 or X1. And in the end, that matters a whole lot more than total number of games.

For example, I own all 3 consoles. For Wii U 2014, I'll have bought DKC, MK8, Scram Kitty, Wii Sports Club (love the golf), NES Remix 2, Shovel Knight, Pushmo World, Armillo, Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 1 and Bayonetta 2, Captain Toad, Watch Dogs, Smash Bros, Stealth Inc 2, Sonic Boom and hopefully, Fast Racing Neo. And a boatload of Amiibo but that doesn't count lol...

For PS4 2014, Tomb Raider, Trials Fusion, Transistor, Infamous, Last of Us, Valiant Hearts, Metro Redux, Dragon Age, Shadow of Mordor, Far Cry 4 and maybe, Lords of the Fallen. Oh, and probably CoD since it's not coming to Wii U. I cancelled Destiny when I learned you're forced to play with friends to finish the game, can't even play with randoms.

So there might be a couple more I buy on PS4 this year but generally speaking they both provide about the same number of games worth buying each year. The real doozie, for me, is X1, which will only have Sunset Overdrive, Killer Instinct Seas2 and Halo Master Chief this year, because I buy the multiplats on PS4 where they run smoother and have better resolution. So it's an Xclusive-Box only ;)

I think times have just changed and most gamers have acclimated to western AAA as the norm. Nintendo games are quirky, they're not dark, gritty and "cool". And much like pop music, where a lot of people only listen to what's popular, because that's what their friends listen to and that's what's on the radio every day, I think a lot of people nowadays only play what's popular. That's what their friends are playing, that's what the media tells them they should like, etc. and the games ARE fun, so it's one of those "if it ain't broke don't fix it" situations. They just never investigate further to see if there's more to gaming than AAA, because they don't take gaming too seriously.

Those of us who own or will own multiple consoles, we are the gaming connoisseurs. We are the ones who enjoy gaming to an extent that we actively search out where more great games might exist.

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#17

JaxonH commented on Wii U Sales Continue to Rise with the Release ...:

@LDXD I think they said they hope to hit 1 million globally, certainly not all at launch though. This is one of those games with Evergreen traits. Six months from now, I can see this game well above half a million sales. One year from now, who knows? I don't think it's beyond the realm of possibility....

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#19

JaxonH commented on Fire Emblem Bringing The Battle to the Wii U i...:

@SkywardLink98

Get your wallet ready then because I'm sure this game is on the way! I'm glad they're releasing this one instead of Sacred Stones, considering I have that on 3DS already. But, hopefully they'll release that one too later on.

What would really make me happy though, is DKC trilogy.

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#22

JaxonH commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

@AJ_Lethal I agree with that. No one likes feeling like they're of a lesser priority. But I was buying all these games before they started getting gimped, and it didn't make a split a difference because they weren't selling before they were being gimped. My point being, yeah they're treating us like lesser gamers and sure they're losing some sales because of it, but the games weren't going to sell much more than that anyways and the support still would've been pulled regardless, so I don't know why some people like to pretend that if the games were all full parity they would somehow be selling in numbers that would no longer be negligible.

This was going to happen one way or another anyways. Granted, by gimping those last games in production to minimize losses, they have effectively pissed off a lot of Nintendo gamers, many of which don't even play M rated games but stand on principle, and are now hesitant to buy ANY game by those developers, even the colorful ones made with care and attention. This only further spans the divide between Nintendo gamers and third-parties, and it may have finally reached a point where it's irrevocable.

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#23

JaxonH commented on Watch Dogs Will be the Only "Mature" Ubisoft G...:

@CaptainToad ya but those AC games weren't exactly gimped. If those games qualify as gimped than you can literally label any game as gimped. The only possible allegation you could bring against them is perhaps the frame rate (AC3 even had DLC) but there are plenty of other games with way worse frame rate issues that sell quite well on Nintendo platforms. So obviously Nintendo fans have no qualms with specs as long as it's a game they want to play. There just aren't enough fans into these kinds of games.

If more Ninty fans bought AAA, we'd see a noticeable shift in quality. I think 3rd parties like Ubisoft suspected their AAA games wouldn't sell on Nintendo platforms, and sales just confirmed that suspicion. Once the launch window games flopped , all remaining games in development were then put on low priority and features were removed, as a last ditch effort to minimize losses.

It's not anyone's "fault", it's just the reality that different fanbases hold different preferences, and obviously you can't expect the one fanbase that prefers colorful unique games to match sales of third-party consoles, no matter how good the version released is. That's unrealistic.

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#25

JaxonH commented on The First 4 Figures Sword Kirby is Cute But Co...:

And this is relatively cheap for a First 4 Figures product. Most statues run well over $400, although some of the older ones can be found for a discounted $150-250. The Zant, Midna on Wolf, and Super Sonic score as some of my all time faves...

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#27

JaxonH commented on Retro Studios Ramps Up Recruitment for a Varie...:

As much as I'd sincerely LOVE to see a third and final entry for DKC, I think a Metroid Prime successor would be appropriate.

It's time. It's definitely time...

Alright folks, time to bust out your Gamecubes and re-play the Metroid Prime games. It's been well over a decade since the first Prime released, and 7 years since the 3rd entry on Wii. The games will feel new again, and that's a heck of an experience to re-play. Me, having beat all three original games I think I'll play the trilogy on Wii.

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#28

JaxonH commented on The Pokémon Trading Card Game Is Coming To iP...:

It's about time- I think this is a smart move, the RIGHT move. We needn't minimize the situation by pretending Pokemon isn't really Nintendo. It's Nintendo. And even if it wasn't, it will be PERCEIVED as Nintendo anyways. But that's not a bad thing, it's a good thing.

I would like to see touch-based puzzle games (think Pushmo World or Pokemon Battle Trozei, even Dr Luigi) come to iPad. Smaller games well suited for iPad play. Games like that are the kind of games that make new fans. And that's exactly what Nintendo needs more of.

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#32

JaxonH commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@electrolite77 Yeah I know right! Used to find out about games months after they released in fact lol.

Yeah, we know they delayed the game so there wouldn't be a gap in early 2015. Sucks but I do understand that they're losing money right now and can only crank out so many games per year. I just like playing their games. I'm a patient man with a hundred game backlog, so I just go with the flow. It can be frustrating for sure, but I'll take a late game over no game any day.

That goes for anything with me. I waited 7 YEARS for the band Evanescence to get back together and put out another hit album as good as Fallen (after Ben Moody left the music was crap). In 2010, all original members had left and formed a new group, We Are the Fallen. And their album,a Tear the World Down, was bliss. Every bit as good as Fallen. But it sold 40k and they were dropped by the record label. Going on 5 years now, still waiting for the next. Who knows if/when it'll ever come?

Good things come to those who wait, right?

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#33

JaxonH commented on Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack Poses...:

@ryanator008 not making excuses lol. I have no vested interest in what you believe. Believe whatever you want, doesn't make it true though. Joe blow could say he had a Nexus tablet that didn't last 2 hours. You had a bunk tablet if it couldn't last a day. I charge my iPad once every three days. I get home from work at 5 o'clock every day and use it until I go to sleep. So I don't know what else to tell you

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#34

JaxonH commented on Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack Poses...:

@ryanator008 I'm sure you know all this but, keep in mind that tablets can drain faster when playing back media and screen brightness plays a big part too. Not to mention, it doesn't matter how good your battery is- after a few years it's going to drain fast. Maybe you had an older model or a used model, or maybe you were playing back a lot of videos and music with the screen cranked way up on full brightness? It could have been a lot of things really. But of all the tablets out there iPad is among the best if not the best, when compared to the competition.

My iPod is a sixth generation model, and I've had it for a few years and I can tell its' battery doesn't hold nearly as long a charge as it used to. It's still not bad considering my cell phone drains in six hours after only having it for year. Apple devices are definitely better than a lot of other mobile media devices when it comes to battery life. I just ordered an iPhone so I'll see how long that battery last before it starts draining like my current Samsung Galaxy does. Can't be any worse that's for sure lol...

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#35

JaxonH commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

@Yorumi I respond in matters of fact that is verifiable. And friendly discussion. Arguing opinion, no. Arguments never end with opinions. And I wouldn't dare dictate how anyone posts, but if I'm being harassed I won't think twice about telling them to stop by means of not replying to me. Not that I have to explain myself, but so we're clear. You are free to post whatever you like, just please keep me out of it.

I would have no problem having friendly discussion with you. But the problem is I can't recall one time it's been friendly.

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#36

JaxonH commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

@Yorumi

Because it's always YOU hassling me over every comment, even when I'm not talking to you. I have a right to post my opinions here as much as you, without you dictating how or what I should post.

I have not been rude yet, I politely asked you to post and let post. Obviously that's a problem. So I won't ask. I'm telling you to LEAVE ME ALONE. I'm done being harasses by you. Pretend I do not exist. Do not respond to me, to not talk about me. Enjoy this site and do whatever it is you do, but leave me out of it. Good day.

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#37

JaxonH commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

@Yorumi I quit addressing people because I'm tired of arguing. I don't call anyone out any more. I post my opinion, and it doesn't offend anyone directly. There's more than just one discussion on here, more than just you. But the statement is for anyone who desires to know my opinion. There are always tangents in comment threads btw. I've heard a lot on this topic, and this is what I felt like saying.

I specifically didn't address anyone because I didn't want to get in a back and forth with someone. So please, post and let post.

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#39

JaxonH commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

I hate it when activists push an agenda. Always looking to make the world conform to THEIR progressive ideals, at the expense of pretty much everyone else.

No, there's nothing wrong with Link being a girl. But he's NOT a girl. He's an established character of the male sex. And that's just who he is! People don't have to like it but that's what it is! It's like saying Indiana Jones should be a female because, why not? Why couldn't he be a girl? You got something against women? No, I have nothing against women. I have EVERYTHING against people looking to change established characters for the sake of political correctness. It's counterproductive to the creativity of the developers, in fact it's downright hostile. And a slap in the face to those who have grown emotionally attached to a particular character. People want to see a female lead in Zelda? Fine, have Zelda be playable. But changing the gender of an established and beloved character? Let's just make Peter Pan a gay Jewisish female while we're at it, because equality and all that... Pfft..

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#40

JaxonH commented on Skylanders Trap Team Tablet Starter Pack Poses...:

It's a sign of the times. Gaming is transitioning to tablets whether we like it or not. And to be honest, I wouldn't mind gaming on a tablet if all my favorite games were on it and I had a proper controller. One by one the games will migrate. 10 years from now we all might be playing on a tablet. Personally, i'm looking forward to it. The convenience can't be matched. And with Apple integrating gamepad support via Bluetooth now, there's nothing holding back the real games from being ported over

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#42

JaxonH commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@unrandomsam I'm fairly excited for Watch_Dogs. It reviewed well, and I've watched some gameplay footage so I know what I'm getting. Not sure what you meant by fools gold. I don't think anyone believes it's GotY, but it's still a really decent AAA game coming to Wii U, late or not.

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#43

JaxonH commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@electrolite77 Delays happen. I don't think we'll ever see a day anyone gets past that. And, more delays will come next year too. You already know. Until a definitive date is set, I consider all release dates tentative on Nintendo platforms. Usually Nintendo's pretty good about not delaying games once they have a set date though, I will give them that. It still happens sometimes but not often. Can't say the same about 3rd party games though. They'll tell you a date and everything then wait a month or 2 from release to tell you it's delayed.

Man I was pissed. They said Witcher 3 was releasing Oct 14- so I'm like awesome, rock on. Then they announce the Witcher 3 is delayed until 2015, but that Batman Arkham Knight will release on Oct 14. So I'm like well, that sucks but at least I'm still getting a good game on October 14 one way or another. Ya, then they delay that game as well lol...

Now I'm like, just let me know when the game is a week from release. THEN I'll start getting excited.

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#44

JaxonH commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@midnafanboy I start early. I preorder as the games are announced and pay them off well in advance. Though I will admit, I'm considering canceling several of my preorders like Assassins Creed Unity, Shadow of Mordor and Natural Doctrine. Fact is those games are low on my priority list, and by the time I even open them the games will probably have dropped in price to $15 or $20

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#46

JaxonH commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@electrolite77 Eh, I'm happy. Sonic will surely be trash, but Watch Dogs and Bayonetta? Pure gold, ports or not. I skipped WD on PS4 and again on X1 to wait for Wii U version. If your gonna buy a game, get it on the system you want, right? Bayonetta is a bonus anyways, it's the new one I'm really amped for. But, I'm also excited for the 1st. I never played it, and I think most Nintendo fans haven't played it either. It's definitely going to be the most desirable version, that's for sure. But even if it wasn't, it's still Bayonetta, a critically acclaimed game, coming to Wii U with Nintendo outfits, off TV play, the works. I got no complaints.

Finish up Last of Us Remastered, jump into some Metro Redux, then Hyrule Warriors, then Smash Bros 3D, then Bayonetta 2, THEN the 1st (gotta play the new one first), then some Watch Dogs, finish up in time for Sunset Overdrive and Halo Masterchief, slide right into some Smash Bros U and Captain Toad, then finish the year out with a little Dragon Age Inquisition, Lords of the Fallen and Far Cry 4, oh, and Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, hopefully on Wii U (I like my single player campaigns, what can I say?)

And if there's time, some Fantasy Life, Persona Q and Freedom Wars. Got my gaming year all planned out!

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#47

JaxonH commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@ben-

Eh em, when Watch Dogs releases this fall I'm gonna be waiting for your response. I have it pre ordered so I'll send you a screenshot when it arrives :)

Third-party support has nothing to do with power or HDD size. Most fans don't buy digital anyways. It has to do with sales, it's as simple as that. The games don't sell well enough. 360 launched with a 4 GB hard drive. PS3 is currently selling a 12 GB model. And the PS4 and X1 fill up faster buying physical than Wii U fills up buying digital (I own all 3 consoles, trust me on this). When games that sell millions of copies on other platforms can't manage to spread more than 90k on Nintendo platforms, obviously support isn't going to last that long.

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#49

JaxonH commented on The Trending #WiiUDroughtAid Shows That, Actua...:

@electrolite77

Don't forget about Watch Dogs, Sonic Boom, the Skylanders/Disney stuff, and my money says Wii U will see Advanced Warfare on Nov 3rd. Project Cars and Fast Racing Neo delays (I'm assuming Fast Racing Neo isn't coming this yr, though it might) have definitely taken their toll, but with Hyrule Warriors, Bayonetta 1, Bayonetta 2, Smash Bros and Captain Toad also on the way, it's not looking too shabby. Oh, y'all gotta wait a month for Capt Toad in EU don't you? We'll ya that sucks. Least it's only a 30 day delay or whatever though