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Nico07

Nico07

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#1

Nico07 commented on Video: Nintendo Shows Off Monado Teamwork in X...:

@S3OL The single reason that the Wii version of Xenoblade Chronicles was rare was because it was exclusive to Gamestop. It was a gamble on whether the game would be successful in the West and it became a big hit. The prices inflated and even Gamestop started selling "second hand" copies for premium prices. The 3DS version is not exclusive and because the new 3DS doesn't have a big install base, unless Nintendo just doesn't publish that many copies (something they haven't said anything about) then it will likely not be that rare.

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#2

Nico07 commented on Video: Nintendo Shows Off Monado Teamwork in X...:

@S3OL I would expect that Xenoblade Chronicles X and Zelda U will come out no sooner than September of this year in North America and Europe, but could likely get pushed back until November. I'm new to Xenoblade and so I am starting with the new 3DS version and then will go onto the Xenoblade X when it is released. So if you can afford both given the time left in development I would get the 3DS version now. But then again it's difficult to tell how much backstory will be involved in the new game. The main reasons I am getting the game now are to become familiar with the gameplay so I can be more impressed with the new game. And the second reason is just to familarize myself with the story as I likely won't want to go back to it after the new game releases.

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#4

Nico07 commented on Site News: A New Readership Survey Has Appeared:

Done. Oh Club Nintendo how we will miss your surveys. But yeah, I would consider spending up to $3 for a site subscription to NintendoLife though I'm not sure if myself and others would beat out what ad support dollars this site already gets. I used to search Google News for Nintendo gaming articles before I was referred to this site by a commenter on the Motley Fool. Motley Fool man, that is one site that goes for sensational over the top "journalism". I'm not sure they can even call it that because most of the pieces seem more like opinion journalism.

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#8

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

@brutalpanda It's just one method. Obviously only those who purchase several Nintendo items would qualify, but most (not all) fans do this easily. A points based system would eliminate two issues: scalpers of new items and anyone who uses the system and creates many accounts to get around a ONE per account limit. It wouldn't be a perfect solution, but it would prevent someone from buying 50 rare amiibo or creating 20 accounts and selling off 20 new MM 3DS XL systems.

I just threw my idea out there for everyone to discuss. In the real world, Nintendo does what Nintendo does and our input doesn't really seem to matter. But we can always speculate what that better way might be.

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#9

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: The Limited Edition Battle With...:

Nintendo could implement a plan where they sell limited edition items themselves, not all of them, but many. So for example a gold Mario amiibo would be an option for the future Club Nintendo. Maybe you would have to redeem points to get him for free. Or better yet, instead of spending your points you have to earn 600 points for Platinum and then you get a voucher on your account giving you the ability to purchase "ONE" gold Mario amiibo. Maybe this would also qualify you the ability to purchase a Majora's Mask edition new 3DS XL as well, or maybe you would need more points.

Vouchers would have to be usable by that individual only with your purchase being online to prevent the sale of a voucher on eBay. Obviously though someone could sell their item online, but they wouldn't be able to buy multiples unless they created multiple accounts and bought a lot of Nintendo merchandise.

But then again, retailers should be part of the process and they are the ones that are buying some of these exclusives. Metaknight to Best Buy, Shulk to GameStop, but others like DLC skins for Hyrule Warriors was another retail deal last year. Retailers would need to be included somehow, possibly with direct links for some of these offers for that individual on that site. The Club Nintendo site performed horribly whenever there was an offer going on so upgrading equipment on their end would be very necessary.

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#10

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

Was hoping for a surprise Wii VC release like Xenoblade or Last Story, but Nintendo can have my money in the DKC and DKL titles. Would also be nice to have a discount on buying multiple DKC and DKL titles themselves, as I already own DKTF and DKCR3D. Will also give TitanFall... I mean IronFall a try.

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#13

Nico07 commented on Iwata Doesn't Feel amiibo Has Shown Its Full P...:

@Lalivero The cards could also double for those players that want to keep their physical amiibo unopened, but still use that aspect of using amiibo in games. I've cut along the base and removed the sticker on mine. As for the cards, I will probably pick up a few of my favorites (depending on price) for on-the-go play with the 3DS.

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#14

Nico07 commented on Iwata Doesn't Feel amiibo Has Shown Its Full P...:

@Shiryu That has been my hope for amiibo since they were announced. For MSRP of $12.99 in North America they are great collectible figures, they double as more challenging fighters in Smash, and give you various items in other games. But a game where you could adventure as Ness throughout Nintendo franchise worlds (including Onett) would just be incredible. Playing as or simply with your amiibo as a companion would push the demand for these figures even more.

Unlike Skylanders or Infinity, Nintendo would need to remind players to save their character data to the figure before turning off the game. Of course they could just scan the figure for that play session and store it's rank in game. If not, Nintendo would likely need to look into having an amiibo bank on each console to offload your Smash figure data in order to store other data (like we know is necessary for Mario Party).

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#15

Nico07 commented on Clive 'N' Wrench Aims to Bring Back Those Rare...:

I'm not going to fully dismiss this game as it's still in development. But I can't help but think this could be better with someone else's idea from the initial post that this would be better as a Nintendo purchased developer using the dog and duck duo Duck Hunt.

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#16

Nico07 commented on Clive 'N' Wrench Aims to Bring Back Those Rare...:

I'm not going to fully dismiss this game as it's still in development. But I can't help but think this could be better with someone else's idea from the initial post that this would be better as a Nintendo purchased developer using the dog and duck duo Duck Hunt.

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#19

Nico07 commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains That The Legend of Zelda ...:

@Souldin That's one of the difficulties I had with Skyrim. You get to a point where you've explored a lot if not all of the map, yet you wonder if you've talked to everyone or done everything necessary to complete the necessary and a lot of optional quests. I beat Skyrim a few years back and though I really enjoyed the game, there was almost too much to do. Recently playing through Far Cry 4 I felt the same way. Although I am very excited to see what a Zelda title in a huge open world will be like. Hopefully being able to eat apples off of the trees won't become a necessity to refill health or hunger or ridiculous like popping malaria pills in Far Cry 2. Still I don't feel that I'll be terribly disappointed with whatever decisions are made in this game. I think that the years of development and attention to detail are what really add to a game like this.

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#21

Nico07 commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains That The Legend of Zelda ...:

Very excited for this game, thinking it will come out earliest of mid-September, but likely around late-November as Star Fox will be out first. But who knows maybe Star Fox will be a surprise launch at E3 with Zelda this summer.

I've really been enjoying Hyrule Warriors and beat it over the weekend. It's one of those games I plan to keep playing to level up all of my characters. Would love to hear of a sequel down the road somewhere.

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#22

Nico07 commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

@TeeJay Or the parents think, "you already have a 3DS XL, why do you need a new one?"

Either way I appreciate his response on why we don't have a standard new 3DS in the States. He's acknowledging the concern, but likely has no power to do anything about it. Lest we forget, Nintendo is a Japanese company with little input from Reggie or anyone else here in America. That may change someday, but as backwards as the decisions may seem sometimes, we still enjoy the brand and the games.

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#24

Nico07 commented on Soapbox: Portable Gaming Forges a Special Rela...:

Our family got into the gaming scene with a used NES console back in 1990, I had been playing my cousin's for years and I suppose my Mom wanted me at home more often. I laughably got a Tiger handheld (Jurassic Park in 1993, Mega Man, and I believe Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers) as my first handheld game system and it was horrible. Flashing characters, almost impossible to know what to do, with exception of Mega Man on Tiger Direct wasn't too bad. I finally got my first GameBoy in about 1993 and it was good. It sucked batteries and was hard to see at times, especially in low light forcing you to play with a lamp and tipping it slightly to use the reflective screen to see your game. Sticking with the portables I bought a used Virtual Boy with power adapter in a briefcase from Blockbuster Video for $50 in about 1997 and it was fun, but I later sold it, regrettably for about the same $50. I bought a GameBoy Color for my sister (with Camera and Printer) new for about $150, and then a GameBoy Advance for myself about a year later. I liked the games on the GameBoy Advance and it's big screen was great compared to the original GameBoy. I loved Super Mario Kart Super Circuit. I then left the country for two years in 2001 and when I returned bought a Nintendo DS on release. Playing the Metroid demo was amazing and it seemed like forever waiting for Mario Kart DS. I later sold that and bought the DS Lite, followed by the DSi and then DSi XL. The 3DS was a day one purchase for me as was the 3DS XL. I'm just waiting for my new 3DS XL MM edition to arrive in the mail.

I can agree with what you have said Thomas, there is something liberating about having a portable Nintendo console. They can be played virtually anywhere, while waiting at the auto shop, doctor's office, or catching a bus or train. Being able to have great gaming in your pocket is pretty incredible too. I remember back to the original NES and GB with the Nintendo Seal of Quality, guaranteeing the game to be free of bugs and defects. I can never really remember having a game breaking bug or issue while playing any Nintendo handhelds, just immersive gaming experiences with some of my fondest memories.

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#26

Nico07 commented on Launch of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask N...:

@russellohh I don't think Marth ever was in large supply. I really think Nintendo thought that Villager, Wii Fit trainer, and Marth would all be largely unwanted and that DK, Mario, Link, and Samus would be all the rage.

I had only intended to buy the later characters, but for some reason decided to pre-order all of the original wave 1 and 2. When they started selling out, I just decided to keep them all. So far I have all of Waves 1, 2 and 3 with exception of Lucario (and I'm okay with that). They are great looking collectibles and I don't intend to sell anytime soon, but realize that it will be difficult to keep buying them as I hadn't previously budgeted for them all.

Good luck with Marth, with Nintendo's claims that he will be back in stores soon I would imagine you should be able to get one. But then again with scalpers...

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#32

Nico07 commented on Weirdness: Club Nintendo Members Attempt to Se...:

@dkxcalibur You can share and apparently colaborate on pictures with friends, something I never got around to. Here's the description from the eShop.

Based on modern painting techniques originally developed for professional drawing tablets, Colors! 3D is tailored for touch screen devices, and caters to everyone from serious artists to aimless doodlers. Whether you are looking to sketch, paint, or draw up your next plans for world domination, Colors! 3D is the perfect digital sketchbook.

  • Create and view your own 3D paintings
  • Players with a wireless Internet connection can access the Colors! 3D gallery to share and celebrate your works with the world.
  • Paint together with a friend on a shared canvas using the local wireless capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS system.
  • For those who like to stay within the lines, Colors! 3D comes with an assortment of coloring pages

http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/FiWndKGazFeEZ8YgWHNcNiIElxHUVoL5

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#33

Nico07 commented on Weirdness: Club Nintendo Members Attempt to Se...:

@dkxcalibur FlipNote Studio 3D is a good app, the non-3D app on the DSi is one that I have missed since selling my DSi XL years ago. But then again I did buy the better more versatile software, Colors! 3D. This software is fairly inexpensive and has a wide variety of tools and a large color palette. If you are wanting something more professional, I can highly recommend it.

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#34

Nico07 commented on Weirdness: Club Nintendo Members Attempt to Se...:

It took me a while yesterday, but I was finally able to create two additional Club Nintendo accounts and get codes for all three Nintendo 3DS/2DS systems in our home. I suppose to some people time is money and not wanting to try and go through the hassle that is Club Nintendo during a heavy use period is worth money. A little sad that those selling would endorse it as being rare though. Club Nintendo was buggy enough before it became inundated with the extra users and those trying to use up all of their coins before July.

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#35

Nico07 commented on Video: Defy Gravity With These Sonic Lost Worl...:

@Ricube Warioware is fun, but just a collection of mini-games. I don't regret buying that game either, but in going back and trying it out again last weekend it had a difficult time keeping my attention. I ended up just playing the puzzle piecing game.

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#36

Nico07 commented on Video: Defy Gravity With These Sonic Lost Worl...:

@chiptoon I haven't played a lot of Sonic games, but I don't think this one is that bad. But then again I actually really liked Sonic Colors, which is why I bought this game. The pacing of going between the 3D segments, and 2D side scrolling seemed to work for me. If it had been largely side scrolling, I probably wouldn't have bought it. Maybe I'm not that big of a Sonic fan to be a harsh critic of the series.

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#39

Nico07 commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles 3D Visuals Stand U...:

@Grumblevolcano I don't think its about rarity. Metroid Prime Trilogy was rare and Nintendo isn't making much off of it at $20 or even $10. The only reason Xenoblade is rare (aside from being a great game) is that it was a paid GameStop exclusive. That exclusivity agreement isn't relevant to a 3DS release now or a digital release in the near future. In fact, Europe has already received it, if I remember correctly, in their eShop.

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#41

Nico07 commented on Nintendo Provides a Handy Quick Guide to Compl...:

Technically I believe if you already are using a microSD card in your current 2DS, 3DS, or 3DS XL you can simply move it into your new 3DS after completing the system settings transfer. I can't say for sure though, and a backup of your microSD card onto your computer could prove necessary, but I don't believe this process formats or erases the card. Transferring ownership of the games to the new 3DS is the necessary part of this transfer as simply copying the files to a card wouldn't work for sharing digital games with friends.

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#43

Nico07 commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X eShop Page Points to On...:

Very excited for this game. When I first heard of it's development I was skeptical, but the more I hear the more I can't wait for it. It sounds like 2015 will be the year, probably this fall. Playing online with up to four friends would be awesome. It would be nice if they used a drop in drop out mechanic where a friend replaces a party member, but then that party member returns when they leave. Naturally with a game this large (and time consuming) you can't have a friend by your side the entire time that easily.

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#44

Nico07 commented on LEGO Jurassic World Teaser Trailer and Snippet...:

Day one pickup for me on the Wii U. As I've mentioned before the co-op on Lego games is best played on Wii U with the separate screens feature. I'm a big fan of Jurassic Park (more the first movie and books than the last two films) but playing as the dinosaurs... epic.

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#46

Nico07 commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D ...:

@19Robb92 The score is subjective sure, but how else do you rate a classic Zelda game? It's a remake so there is only so much room for change. Visual aspects and gameplay were enhanced, I don't see what really could have been added to the game without breaking it's original concept and core design.

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#47

Nico07 commented on Flipnote Studio 3D Arrives in North America Th...:

I'd planned to pay for this years ago when I had heard about it. It was probably my favorite DSi ware at the time and I'm still pretty excited for it. Will be downloading on all three of our family's 3DS consoles.

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#48

Nico07 commented on Target Won't Be Restocking Rosalina amiibo, Se...:

I hadn't been able to preorder Rosalina despite having alerts set on several sites. Finally yesterday morning I was able to order from Target and I received confirmation today that she had shipped. Man, some amiibo's are just downright impossible to find.