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Tue 10th Dec 2013

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kwandar commented on Guide: The Hottest Boxing Day 2014 Deals for W...:

Retail deals that drop the price of Smash Bros by $20 and yet .... NOTHING ON ESHOP?!

What gives Nintendo Eshop? You keep a higher portion of sales proceeds, there are no disks that can be traded afterwards, yet you want to rip off customers by charging them amounts that are over market?




kwandar commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Release Dates Conf...:

I've never played Smash Bros., so a couple questions to the aficionados:

1) Do I need a game cube controller to play?
2) I understand it is a fighting game, but what exactly makes this game so popular?




kwandar commented on Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To C...:

I currently run two Nintendo IDs. Does 5.1 mean I can transfer one of my IDs and related software purchases, to another Wii U system?

Better yet, can I easily transfer between systems at will (ie. buy a system for basement tv and move games down there when I'm playing there?



kwandar commented on Ubisoft Reconfirms Watch Dogs For Fall 2014 Re...:

I'll be picking it up. With the game pad it is likely the best version going.

For those being hard on Ubi for a later release, I'd just point out that Wii U's architecture is different than the others, so it DOES take more time - and we may get benefits from that!



kwandar commented on Wii U System Update 5.0.0 Now Live, Adds Quick...:

@MoonKnight7 Sorry if you misunderstood. With 2 spots in the house to play (both have large screens) they'd be played more often as there is more availability (ie. when someone is watching the other tv or playing on the PS3). Just the fact that it is easily accessible increases usage.



kwandar commented on Wii U System Update 5.0.0 Now Live, Adds Quick...:

@LunaticPandora True - but I like the digital convenience, and its a stupid work around for Nintendo, as they end up making less $. Not only do they charge more in their store, they don't incur the same costs of selling through retail.

On this count, Nintendo is stupid. They need to fix this.



kwandar commented on Wii U System Update 5.0.0 Now Live, Adds Quick...:

Nintendo ... this is all nice, but what we need is the ability to have digital games tied to and account, instead of hardware. Love to buy another Wii for downstairs, but I'm not going to pay twice for the same games. If i bought another Wii however, we'd play it a lot more as a family and buy more games.



kwandar commented on Review: Flowerworks HD: Follie's Adventure (Wi...:


Cathousemaster said "... have a thought for us: because the classification costs in Australia are so high, we are not going to release the game here at all. So I'll never get to play or show this to people on my WiiU "

Now now now ... just do what we Canucks do. Set up an alternate ID for another country and buy the game there. Really stupid that we have to do this, I know, but I find myself doing this because I get 20% off Nintendo eshop cards in the US.



kwandar commented on Review: Flowerworks HD: Follie's Adventure (Wi...:


I'm having a great time with my 8 year old daughter playing this game - we both get annoyed at each other taking the other's pollen - now if we can just get through that darn desert part!!

Really .... a bargain and I was VERY surprised how good it was, and how much my daughter got into it. Great game for parents to play with kids - all equal.



kwandar commented on Nintendo Download: 27th March (North America):

Hey - NINTENDO! Yeah You!!!

You want me to buy more from e-shop? Than keep the commitment to allow my Nintendo ID to be used between machines. You are pushing me to disks, which while slightly less convenient, are FAR more less costly .... and don't prevent me from having two Wii U's in my home.




kwandar commented on Ubisoft Discounts 18 Games on the North Americ...:

Have they disconnected the Network ID from the hardware yet? Isn't it about time to give us real network IDs so that when our hardware explodes we can replace it without losing all our software purchases, Nintendo?

Seriously, I'd pick up another Wii U if the same account applied. As it is, I feel ripped off by E-shop pricing, and the disks work in multiple machines.



kwandar commented on Talking Point: Is There A Future For The Wii U...:


"but there really has not been a game that really takes advantage of the gamepad"

Deus Ex makes GREAT use of the gamepad to the point that I prefer it on the Wii U. Someone else mentioned Rayman Legends, and I've heard that Assissins Creed IV makes great use of the gamepad. Come to think of it, so do ZombiU and Nintendoland.

The gamepad is great. Nintendo just needs to pay advertising dollars to ensure that the AAA franchises are brought across to the Wii U.



kwandar commented on Guest Blog: Shut up! Nothing is Wrong With The...:

Single smartest thing Nintendo could to would be to pay significant cash in terms of joint marketing for AAA titles, to ensure they arrive on the WIi U, and that people see the features available on Wii U (The gamepad is great for those games)