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Male, 24, United States

Wed 14th November, 2012

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mikeyman64 commented on Reaction: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is an Impres...:

As is the case in all aspects of life. While your priorities are honorable, the assumed "priority" of the members of a gaming news site is to new games and hardware. A lot of us budget for new gaming things and buy certain hardware out of faith that it will be good (and we are sometimes disappointed), and some of us have the money to splurge form time to time.

All I'm saying is that your argument is very anecdotal. When you asked @Mus1cLov3r "why" the n3DS was worth it, my reply to you was one answer to your question. If your answer to that is simply 'that's not worth it to me', that's fine, but it doesn't mean that it's not worth it to anyone else.



mikeyman64 commented on Reaction: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is an Impres...:

Three words: Head Tracking Camera.
This feature alone is worth the $200 investment. Above being more comfortable in general to look at and play, the HT feature also makes the Motion Aiming work so much better as you can see the 3D perfectly even when moving the console around in the air. I was skeptical at best, but pleasantly surprised.
The C-stick is also amazing (for games like MH that actually need it), but nothing compared to the HT 3D.



mikeyman64 commented on Nintendo 64x64: Donkey Kong 64:

Definitely one of my all-time faves, for sure. Probably could have bought it 5 times for the number of blockbuster rentals I made. It's "over-collectablitus" is an aspect that made these '90s platformers so great, in my opinion.



mikeyman64 commented on Sleek Metal NES Analogue Nt Now Available for ...:

Wow. I can understand the appeal of playing "native" games in full HD resolutions. I can also appreciate the ingenuity, sleek design and workability of new hardware. But holy hell, $500!? I don't even know where to start in my list of ways to do the same thing for a fraction of the cost!



mikeyman64 commented on Nintendo Will Have Plenty of Hoops to Jump Thr...:

I wonder what the classics market will be like. Since I doubt there is much of any Nintendo nostalgia floating around China, I would think it would be difficult to market the older stuff, which seems to be a fairly large selling point for Nintendo everywhere else.

That being said, it sounds like Nintendo's QoL plan might be perfect for this new market.



mikeyman64 commented on Nintendo Confirms Mario Golf: World Tour DLC, ...:

I normally, like many of you, can't stand DLC holes, but all I can say is at least this game comes with 10 courses off the bat. That's more than plenty for a full game, based on previous releases, which is more than I can say for most DLC-heavy games.

The added characters are really pointless too because, come on, but who here is really going to use anyone but Yoshi or Bowser? :P



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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