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mikeyman64

mikeyman64

Male, 24, United States

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#4

mikeyman64 commented on Ninterview: Aaron "NintendoTwizer" Norton and ...:

I can vouch for his opinion on shopping options.

Though my collection is WAY behind his (I mostly collect games I know I will enjoy playing), online has the benefit of availability and the disadvantage of cost, while local has the benefit of thrill and cost, with the disadvantage of coming up empty-handed 90% of the time. It works best to find a circuit to follow as often as you can. There are a couple of streets with thrift stores all along them that I try and hit depending on whether I'm at work or at school for the day. Great thing to quickly do over lunch break.

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#8

mikeyman64 commented on Rare Nintendo World Championships Cartridge Ev...:

eBay used to be pretty good about helping sellers out in situations like this, but even if they still were, there's really only so much they can do. The thing is, nobody signs a contract when they "buy" things. Sure, they agree to a statement, but nothing legally binding. It would be like going to the game store and making the employee ring up a big pile of stuff, but when it came time to ring your card, you say never mind and walk out.

The best eBay could do, and should do, is ban the buyer from the site and refund the seller any fees associated with the auction.

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#13

mikeyman64 commented on Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Pikmin 3 Final...:

I remember picking up Pikmin for the Gamecube when I was 12. I had seen commercials for it and was instantly intrigued. It was a very exciting game, I loved the gameplay instantly, and the replay value was (and still is) possibly the best out of any game I had ever played. At that time, my GCN library consisted of Melee, Luigi's Mansion and Pikmin. All three were treasures.

Pikmin 3 has done an incredible job at continuing the legacy, and honing the controls masterfully. I have only played Pikmin Wii once, and I can honestly say, the GCN controls were MUCH better. However they fixed that in P3.

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#14

mikeyman64 commented on Majora's Mask Appears Again, This Time as a Ne...:

I think I would rather have MM on the Wii U... 3DS would be great, but this game screams for an HD remix.

Also, a MM Link that changes to the 3 different main masks then uses the Fierce Deity mask for an Ultimate smash would be sick.

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#15

mikeyman64 commented on 25 Year-Old Japanese Man Arrested For Allegedl...:

After sending the Sankei page through a couple website translators (not vouching for their accuracy at all), the term "bankruptcy margin" comes up a lot. I wonder if this alleged death threat sender was just an angry investor or even a hardcore Nintendo fan that is just incredibly upset at devoting his life to something he sees as faltering. It's an interesting thought.

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#16

mikeyman64 commented on 25 Year-Old Japanese Man Arrested For Allegedl...:

Yeah, this is way more than a simple act of "trolling". The guy "accessed the online inquiry form on Nintendo's homepage" to submit his kill list, then later admitted to his deeds. A bit more extreme than a kid on a forum saying "Sony rules! Nintendo should die!"

Even if it was some crazy guy wanting attention, his threats were too grave to take lightly.

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#19

mikeyman64 commented on Video: A Punboxing of The Wind Waker HD Collec...:

I got one. But my younger brother missed the preorder date... and what kind of brother would I be if I didn't lie to him about Gamestop running out before I picked it up, only to hide the figure in my closet 'till Christmas? :P

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#20

mikeyman64 commented on Splinter Cell Creator Tom Clancy Passes Away A...:

Vince Flinn died at a young[er] age recently as well. We are loosing our great war fiction novelists!

RIP, Mr. Clancy.

@Pichuka97
There isn't an N64/PS1 Splinter Cell. Unless you're talking about Rainbow Six, which isn't the same thing at all. Splinter Cell didn't come around until the GC/PS2 era.

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#21

mikeyman64 commented on Talking Point: The Steam Gaming Machines Are A...:

Most steam users know how to rout an HDMI cable to their big screen. I'm not sure these boxes really have that much appeal. It's just too easy to use what you have, especially since most PC gamers are of the problem-solving type anyhow.

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#22

mikeyman64 commented on Poll: Would You Buy Grand Theft Auto V On Wii U?:

I'm stuck between 360/Ps3 and PC. I played IV on 360 only because someone gave it to me, but I'm much more a fan of PC games. Better potential graphics, which for this game is a big plus.

Best part about GTA games = driving, imo. I spent most of the 100s of hours I played 3 and 4 driving around, jumping ramps, dropping sticky mines, and causing general mayhem.

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#23

mikeyman64 commented on Review: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist (...:

The way I read the conclusion was 'It's basically the same thing as Conviction'.
I truly love this series, Pandora Tomorrow being my favorite, and I can honestly say that, even though they are fairly entertaining, the newer games just don't make the cut. I hate it when developers push too hard for the median, sullying games in the process.

After reading some comments from other players, it seems that the review may have been a bit off.

Anyone here that has an appreciation for the old playstyle (stealth and timing strategy) played the game yet?

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#25

mikeyman64 commented on Video: The Wind Waker HD's New Features Are Sh...:

Funny how they showed Link finding a Triforce shard. It's like they knew people were talking about that part of the game. The Triforce hunt was actually one of my favorite parts. It took a while, but the very open-world-esque feel of the quest made it really fun. The fast sail will make it better too.

I'm still disappointed that they didn't just make the GamePad the Tingle Tuner. How else are we supposed to find the statues and make phat stacks (to pay for chart deciphering with)!? :P

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#31

mikeyman64 commented on "No Plans" For Ambassador Program Following Wi...:

$50 (14.29%) honestly isn't that bad in the grand scheme of things. If it were the $80, 32% price drop of the 3DS, then it would be a bigger deal.

In the end, Nintendo is a company. Companies, no matter how much they are liked (Huge Nintendo fan here), do lame things from time to time for the sake of their pocketbooks. The questions are: A) Did they really need to do it (only an analyst with numbers could really tell), and B) was it really that impactful on us, the loyal consumers? Obviously an answer we all have to make on our own, as many of you have, but it's definitely worth taking a step back and looking at the nitty-gritties.

All that being said, I'm only really bummed that I didn't get the cool Zelda edition Wii U...hopefully I'll be able to find a comparable decal set on Etsy sometime soon...

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#36

mikeyman64 commented on More Than 1500 Cheaters Took Part in Pokémon'...:

I always was disappointing with cheaters in this game. My brother and I spent months figuring out our teams, breeding and EV training them to perfection only to have kids either use apps or quit right before losing... very frustrating.

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#43

mikeyman64 commented on Rumour: Nintendo Planning a Wind Waker HD Hard...:

@unrandomsam

1: Apple gets great prices due to massive contracts from the millions of computers they are guaranteed to sell based upon proven market records.

2: SSD technology doesn't double along-side price. It's more of an exponential growth, so 64gb for $20 doesn't mean 128gb for $40. More like $60 or more.

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#45

mikeyman64 commented on Feature: A Brief History of Pikmin:

My goal is to beat my Pikmin 1 12-day record before 3 gets to the US... wish me luck. I think the all-time (and best possible) is 1 days. 3 days are blown by the first and last level, so that leaves 7 days to get 27 pieces! O.o

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#50

mikeyman64 commented on Talking Point: Pikmin 3 Shows the First Shoots...:

I think we all predicted that Pikmin 3 would be a booster title, even if we hadn't expected the Wii U's launch to be so sparse.

Just preordered it the other day, and there are very few games I am interested in preordering without any kind of bonus. Can't wait!