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Nico07

Nico07

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#2

Nico07 commented on Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Fi...:

@rjejr When I first saw Link in the Mario Kart 8 DLC preview pictures I thought amiibo, but then found out otherwise. If Nintendo wants to push amiibo, they should come out and explain the benefits of amiibo in other games at some point soon.

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#3

Nico07 commented on Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Fi...:

@rjejr I've preordered each from Best Buy with my 20% off Gamer's club unlocked account. Not as good as a B1G1 at 50% off each, but enough of a discount to not pass up. Also as it is a preorder if they do offer B1G1 later, I can reorder at the cheaper price. The best would be if Best Buy offered B1G1 because the 20% off stacks with other offers. Though most retailers, Best Buy included typically won't match B1G1 offers for price match.

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#4

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

@rushiosan Obviously my suggestion is mere speculation at this point as Nintendo has said nothing about amiibo concerning Mario Kart 8 other than it will be a supported title. It's difficult to see how adding amiibo could be unique and beneficial to the Mario Kart franchise. In Smash Brothers they will be used as co-opperative or competitive fighters with unique skill sets, but in Mario Kart? The ability to play as each amiibo would be all well and good. But what about the amiibo characters we know of such as Mario, Link, Peach, Yoshi, Isabelle, and Villager. They already, or will exist later in the game so amiibo would need to add something. The possibilities are pretty limitless as far as co-operative play, maybe a unique item or course. Perhaps even a unique battle arena. I suppose we won't know until Nintendo releases more information about the value proposition of amiibo in MK8.

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#5

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

I fully expect all amiibo characters to be playable characters this November. Link will simply be an included character that the amiibo version may offer some added bonus (hook shot to pull a player back). But this later part of having unique abilities for each amiibo in MK8 does seem unlikely based on the number of characters. Still I am very excited for the additional content.

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#7

Nico07 commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

This news made my day, it was speculated with the DLC in Mario Golf 3DS that this would be the way Nintendo would add content to the game. I will gladly buy both and any future packs. Take my money Nintendo! For those not interested simply don't purchase the DLC and keep playing what you have. Mario Katy Wii touched on add on content with weekly contests online, but this is way way better.

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#8

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

I have a Wii U (first and foremost), a PS4, 3DS XL, and gaming PC (i7 4770K, 8GB, SSD, 660GTX OC). I would have a Xbox One, but I frankly don't have the money for it now. But I have started up a gaming collection of sorts as of late including owning a Wii, NGC, N64, SNES, PS3, PS2 slim, Playstation, 360, XBOX, and Dreamcast. I'd love to get a hold of an old style NES and even Virtual Boy like I had years ago that I had purchased in a rental case used from Blockbuster for $99. I think I am done selling off my old consoles.

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#11

Nico07 commented on Don't Touch Anything Red Close to Release, Hel...:

@AlexOlney Plex supports a lot of media formats but it would be nice if this supported more. I know it probably wont but it would be nice. The best non-PC device I own for playing video is the Western Digital TV Live Hub. It has 1TB of storage and plays more media formats than any other device like it, including Roku, AppleTV, Chromecast and others.

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#12

Nico07 commented on Don't Touch Anything Red Close to Release, Hel...:

I have been using Plex installed on a home server, but it can easily run from virtually any PC. Movies are viewed on the Wii U with its web browser and play back in HD without problem.
Depending on how ambitious this project is I may buy into it if it allows playback of content stored on the Wii U.

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#15

Nico07 commented on Super Mario Kart Speeds Onto the North America...:

@tysonfury The FX chip is exactly the reason that we never saw Star Fox (SNES) release on the Wii as well. Basically in addition to the game code, Nintendo would need to add emulation of the chip as well. I'm guessing that Nintendo hasn't really felt it necessary to devote any resources to this task. Even on PC emulators, Star Fox for the SNES can be fairly buggy.

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#18

Nico07 commented on Feature: Hyrule Warriors - Everything We Know ...:

I'm pretty excited for this game and will be picking it up in September in North America. My only concern is this possible retailer specific DLC. I plan on picking up from retailer Best Buy but I really want ALL of the announced DLC. I suppose an option to purchase all DLC will come at some point.

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#19

Nico07 commented on Gallery: A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys:

@ChuJelly That was my first thought as well. Sure a few like Marth don't look as refined as they could perhaps look. But, compared to the detail of ahm.. Skylanders, these figures look amazing. Granted these are probably some of the best of those available, even though the Kirby shown has a smeared eye. Still they all look pretty amazing.

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#20

Nico07 commented on Gallery: A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys:

@thehoppypoppy You don't have to play with friends as you can compete against them alone, perhaps even use them online even. I'm still waiting to see which ones are used and how they will enhance Mario Kart 8. Still I will plan on picking up a dozen or so of them.

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#21

Nico07 commented on You Won't Need To Track Too Much Treasure To B...:

@rjejr Good point. They may have the base game at $40 and then maybe a version packed with amiibo for more. As this game will support amiibo I hope Nintendo explains soon how amiibo works. Will certain characters only work with certain games? I just would love to know if Samuel and Link amiibo will work in Mario Kart 8.

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#22

Nico07 commented on Nintendo Download: 26th June (North America):

@XCWarrior Some people won't be happy until Smash Bros releases. Myself I will be grabbing the last two Wii Sports Club titles when available for DL. I wish Nintendo would push out a few N64 and DS games for Wii U VC. It will be interesting to see if when DS games like Mario Kart DS releases if it has online play or not. Can't wait.

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#23

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: New Ideas, Not New IPs, Are The...:

@torotoid64 What you suggest is part of the problem. As has been mentioned in this article and has been said by others, but most gamers don't want innovative new IP. Most of us say we do, but when it comes to what games we will ACTUALLY buy we want them to have Mario on the cover or the phrase Call of Duty. Nintendo is great at producing content and then matching it to a new or existing IP.

In my opinion, the Wii U has a lot of great content. Sure it doesn't have Smash Brothers or a new Zelda yet, but I have over 30 games for the Wii U. The Mario games (including Mario Kart 8) are great bringing fresh "New" level design and gameplay. The addition of an onscreen map and inventory as well as updated HD graphics for Wind Waker are great. But some of the games I have most enjoyed are NintendoLand, Game and Wario, ZombiU, Rayman Legends, the four Lego games, Most Wanted U, Pikmin 3, and even Tank!Tank!Tank!. Most of these games that are available cross platform offer great features on Wii U such as seperate screen multiplayer for Lego games. Also controlling Murphy in Rayman Legends is by far easiest on the Wii U as his stages were clearly designed for the Wii U. Clearly some of the games I have listed (and several I haven't listed) aren't for everyone, but that's my point. We often exclude games because we discredit the characters in them as too childish or whatever other reasons we gamers use instead of giving new and unfamiliar IP a try.

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#25

Nico07 commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms That Dual GamePad Su...:

I would certainly love to see dual Gamepads and had been thinking it would happen since Reggie announced that it would happen (I think back in 2012). I even bought a second Gamepad charger in anticipation. But at this point, the Wii U has a fairly strong library of it's biggest games. Sure Smash is yet to come, but likely will release pre-dual Gamepads. Mario Kart wouldn't support it without a patch. We already have Mario 3D World that would likely not support it and so really what would support it? I think Nintendo should stick to developing the titles they are working on and save the dual Gamepad option for a later patch for many games and or new content post Zelda Wii U.

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#26

Nico07 commented on E3 2014: Amiibo Figures Will Have A Price Tag ...:

@joorgeerdz yeah, retailers have used RFID for security for years. It's relatively inexpensive and when one of these tags attached to merchandise or placed inside of a box passes a security check point it will sound an alarm. During the checkout process the employee passes the product over a pad they use to deactivate the RFID tracker.

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#27

Nico07 commented on E3 2014: Amiibo Figures Will Have A Price Tag ...:

@RedYoshi999 I thought that all amiibo figures could be used on all amiibo supported games. So when they release and Mario Kart 8 receives it's amiibo support you can race as Link or Samus, or have some other useful interaction with these figures in game (special item, courses, etc).

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#36

Nico07 commented on Review: LEGO The Hobbit (Wii U):

@Gerbwmu Lego City Undercover got me hooked as well. I played it with kids in the Wii U drought of early 2013. We then grabbed Lego Batman 2 and Lego Marvel. Both of these games had excellent two player separate experiences. Even the latest Lego Movie game is fun. I held off on Lego Hobbit for content as my kids are still young for these movies. But Lego Batman 3 should be great on Wii U. Lego Marvel 2 is almost certain and despite not selling well (because of a low Wii U system owner base) I would buy a Lego City 2 game day one.

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#38

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: The GameCube Controller Adapter...:

I will be picking up one of these adapters for sure. Nintendo was smart to mention it now to give future veteran Smash players the knowledge that the new game will support their favorite legacy controller. Aside from that I would love to see some new controllers come out but won't get my hopes up as these will probably be Invitation items only, for now. I wouldn't be surprised if the Gamecube controller is only treated as a classic controller for gameplay in most games with "Start" being the Home button. I would also speculate that we will hear of a few Gamecube games for eShop at E3 or perhaps support for Gamecube discs in the emulated Wii mode (not sure about any technical limitations here other than the heretoknow missing Gamecube ports).

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#39

Nico07 commented on Nintendo Download: 29th May (North America):

@morphballer Every single one of us will be picking up Mario Kart 8 on disc I am sure.

Anyone else think it's strange that Super Mario Kart (SNES) didn't appear on the North American Wii U eShop today? Granted we are all excited for MK8, but the original SNES classic is already available in Europe. The Wii U Virtual Console seems to be on life support.

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#41

Nico07 commented on Poll: A Tale of Two Blockbusters as Mario Kart...:

I preordered both as I have a Best Buy GCU account making them $38 each after bonuses. But honestly I would have paid $60 or more for MK8 and will buy any DLC should it release. Mario Kart is the stronger title in my opinion.

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#43

Nico07 commented on Video: How To Become A Mario Kart 8 Master In ...:

@ClassicJetterz Nice. I missed out on both last year's E3 sampling and the recent one last week too (thank you work). With virtually every aspect having been in the media for the past month I've had a hard time not watching every single course and match. I am so excited for next Friday, this is the reason I bought a Wii U at launch.

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#45

Nico07 commented on The Wii U Version Of Super Smash Bros. Will Ut...:

@Smooching It was already revealed NFC characters would come to market before the end of 2014 and be used on various games. Smash is the only Wii U game being published by Nintendo coming out end of year that has been announced. I speculated it would happen.

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#46

Nico07 commented on The Wii U Version Of Super Smash Bros. Will Ut...:

@KodyDawg Same here. Hopefully they are semi affordable ($5-$10). It will be interesting to see how they are used in this and other games. Also if there will be variations on characters, ie Mario and Metal Mario. My guess is we will hear more about them at E3.

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#49

Nico07 commented on Video: Behold The Incredible Destructive Power...:

@SMEXIZELDAMAN With friends I play battle mode more than anything else. The battle modes have declined in recent years being simply small stages with very little interesting about them (ie roulette wheel in MKW). For me Block Fort on the N64 (and DS) was my favorite offering a "king of the hill" type layout. You could stay on the bottom level but would have to contend with bouncing green shells. The middle tier was nice, but you were vulnerable to lined up shots from above. And the top was nice, but the platforms were the smallest and so you were still vulnerable. The unique arena stages bring a different, unique type of gameplay not seen in the traditional racing modes of Mario Kart.

I'm open to the new battle mode, and think that the reverse paths of racers will be a good thing and equally unique, especially with the mayhem of up to 12 (I'm assuming 12) racers on each map. That said, I would not be against Nintendo later releasing DLC arena maps as add-on content should the courses be better than the arena maps of the later games in the franchise. I am very excited for this game and despite the change think it should receive a solid 10/10 from many reviewers.

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#50

Nico07 commented on Kosuke Yabuki Explains That Every Mario Kart i...:

Battle mode has always been a big part of Mario Kart for me. They have included areas since the very first game and the Nintendo 64 arenas were arguably the best. My favorite is Block Fort. I will be buying this game but like others have said DLC in this area would be more than welcome.