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maceng

maceng

Male, 45, Dominican Republic

Gaming fan.

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Thu 10th January, 2013

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maceng

#6

maceng commented on Review: 3D Fantasy Zone (3DS eShop):

Bought it the minute it appeared on eShop. As always, hard as nails.

Brings back memories of me and a Game Gear, one long winter in New York and later on, in Japan. That, along with Sonic 2.

Also, thanks or the review, Jonathan!! I didn't know what the heck the coin back was for.

maceng

#7

maceng commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

@anem0ne
I'll love one, along with a much needed Kirby special edition (there hasn't been one ever, except for a KIrby Squeaky Squad DS Lite given at a competition (they only issued like 20 or 50). Also, A metroid-based 3DSXl could make a splash sometime.

maceng

#8

maceng commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

@Peach64 and others
I think that there is a market for an small 3DS, specially one that comes with changing faceplates. Still yes, I'm sticking to the new 3DSXL because I'm a big man, with really big hands and diminishing eyesight.
Maybe Reggie thought that with the 2DS could be sufficient to appease those who want an smaller 3DS.

maceng

#9

maceng commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Visuals Stand U...:

Is almost always the same: the next handheld handles graphics almost as well as the last generation console. Still, I feel that Nintendo was a little skimpy on the 3DS: resolution, video RAM, RAM (only 512MB!!??)and processor power -wise.

maceng

#10

maceng commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Visuals Stand U...:

The Wii is superior but not by much. Is is the new 3DS so they might be better for future games as developers get acquainted with the hardware.

I'm getting a new 3DSXL, the Majora Mask version, just to play this game.

maceng

#21

maceng commented on Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advert...:

@mjc0961
They are going the Apple route. Apple makes a ton out of every 500 iPad (it costs them around 140, so they have a 360 dollars profit per unit sold). Why Apple doesn't lower the price to something like 320 (making half the profits)? Because they wouldn't sell twice as many iPads!! For example, they sell 10MM with a 360 dollars profit translating in a overall gain of 3.6BM, but they wouldn't be able to sell 20MM or more with a 180 dollars profit. They sell as many as people want with no overstock whatsoever.

maceng

#22

maceng commented on Free-to-Play Denpa Men Sequel Hits 1.8 Million...:

I have played the demos, and I'm willing to buy one, but having them coming out one very close to the other left me wondering which one to get. Also, they could use a sale sometime (about 20% sounds right to me).

maceng

#23

maceng commented on Talking Point: Limitations on Stock and Advert...:

The problem with the limited supply of amiibos is that, even smart shoppers as myself, can't get a hold of the ones we want. I just paid 100 bucks to get Rosalina, Meta Knight, Star Fox and Captain Falcon, shipped from Japan, no less, since getting it on any retail store (Toys r us, Walmart, GameStop, you name it) or Amazon has been impossible.

maceng

#25

maceng commented on Review: Kirby: Triple Deluxe (3DS):

@TeeJay and others..

Having played (and possessing) every Kirby DS and Wii game, I have to agree with the reviewer. The world feels hollow compared to Epic Yarn and Return to Dreamland, and the level are very uninspiring. Even the extras are a big letdown compared to Mass Attack (my favorite handheld Kirby ever), and even Super Star Ultra had very childish games, but fitted the time it was released (haven't aged well).The only I thing I found that is really an innovation from the other games, were the bosses.

maceng

#27

maceng commented on Nintendo Looking To Offer Affordable Smartpho...:

@Yorumi
Agreed. Still, the problem lies in Nintendo not doing enough for their fans and supporters. Case in point 1: In the last 3 years I've bought 6 3DSXL, one Wii U, about 50 3DS games and 20 Wii U games, but I still can't manage to buy most of what I want from Club Nintendo (this represents around 2,500 coins). What does it takes to gather enough coins to buy everything I want at Club Nintendo? Who knows!?
CIP 2: A more serious reward should be granted for Platinum Members, like they did in Europe. The ambassador 3DS was a very nice reward for EU fans but nada for US supporters.

The only glimpse of hope: Nintendo announcement that they will reward frequent buyers of their games.

maceng

#28

maceng commented on Nintendo Looking To Offer Affordable Smartpho...:

There is something that we must factor in: we still have like 2 years left in the life of the 3DS and all (or almost all) Mario games are out.

We had 15 DS games of the Mario World (including Wario games, Yoshi games, the Princess Peach one, Kart, Party, a remake, NSMB, 3 on 3 Hoops, Mario vs Kong, 2RPG's).
We already have 11 3DS games (3d Land, Kart, Golf, NSMB2, Yoshi, Tennis, Mario vs Kong on the Move, Dream Team, Smash, Luigi's Mansion, Sticker Star). I don't think that we will see another Wario game nor a Princess Peach (or Daisy) game anytime soon. Maybe we'll get to see another 3D MArio game (Galaxy I , perhaps?), or another sport-based game (maybe bowling, baseball or a sport mix) and that's it.

The same with Pokemon: we had 19 DS Pokemon games compared to only 8 so far (including Trozei).

My point is what is Nintendo planning to fill the following 2 years with. More Steel Wars, a new RPG, Metroid (we could only hope!!) or another Kid Icarus (PLEASE!!) or even another Donkey Kong? What are your thoughts on this?

maceng

#29

maceng commented on Nintendo Looking To Offer Affordable Smartpho...:

3D Classics at a 4.99 price point is the way to go. Some other choices could be NES and SNES games, along with GBA and GBC games for 2.99-9.99 seems OK.

Still, I feel that they can add some other quality touch-based games, along the lines of Kirby's Fighters (but dumbed-down), for 1.99. (Kirby's Fighters is lot of game for 5.99!!).

maceng

#31

maceng commented on New Nintendo 3DS Ambassadors in the UK Added t...:

While in the US Nintendo camp, Reggie is giving us the chance to buy posters and playing cards.

You still can make it right, Reggie. What about a normal size, US compatible 3DS for all Platinum members (at 170 bucks?).

maceng

#32

maceng commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

Decided: opening a new account under my wife's name and her work's address and trying to get to Platinum. I have 5-7 games to register (about 250-350 coins), plus a couple of 3DS XL systems (Pokemon Red and the Zelda 3DSXL), which will account for 570-670. I hope I can get to 650 to buy the 3 games I want: 3D Classics Kid Icarus (200), Minis on the Move (250) and Punch Out: featuring Mr Dream (200).

maceng

#33

maceng commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

@ENTER
Don't do it. The rewards will be there when the Elite rewards appear.

Imagine for example that u invest all your coins on the only game you want/don/t have: "Game and Wario". Then, when the elite rewards come up, a bunch of games are for selection, but the only want you could have wanted is... "Game and Wario"!! The bottom line is that u could spent your coins on some game that you could get for free as an Elite reward.

maceng

#37

maceng commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

@SilverSonic

Unless you have a place where you can display your rewards, I suggest you go digital. I have lost/damaged several Nintendo Platinum rewards because I didn't have a place to err, place them properly. This cost me several pins (which I just bought) as well as the Super mario statue from 2009.

maceng

#39

maceng commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

As a matter of fact, I have almost all the retail games (except for Crossword Puzzles, which is too expensive at 600 coins, since you can buy retail for 8-10 bucks. I just wanted to point out the best values of the list. Also, both, Kid Icarus and Starfox have a lot of content

maceng

#42

maceng commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

Finally!! I got in and bought the Mario T shirt for my son. Still, I have like 600 coins left.

I think that the best values are Dr Luigi (15 bucks or 250 coins), Earthbound (10 bucks or 250 coins) and NES Remix (15? dollars for just 200 coins).. Also, the 3DS retail games have excellent values, specially Kid Icarus (very hard to find new), StarFox 3D (very hard to find new)

maceng

#50

maceng commented on Petit Computer Getting Programmed Out of the 3...:

I wish the disclose more information on this regard. For example, manuals are contained into the app itself or can be downloaded to a computer. Special effects, including verbosity, radiant light, and so on, can be made with this? How about some examples of what can be achieved with the software?