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Nico07

Nico07

Male, 33, United States

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#1

Nico07 commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

I think the VC is ok. The problems I have are the time it takes for these titles to arrive. We need more N64 titles. The DS titles work but more control options are needed (Controller Pro). I know the DS uses a touchscreen but most games don't need it such as Mario Kart DS where its awkward to have a large Gamepad. As for N64 and Wii VC in North America looks to be done, three titles on each, really? We just want more. Sure N64 can play in the Wii VC, but my receiver won't display the emulated Wii mode on TV so Wii U mode is the only working method for me unless I want to connect directly to my TV... or just play with the Gamepad as a monitor.

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#3

Nico07 commented on More Disney Infinity 3.0 Leaks Emerge With Sta...:

@bluedogrulez You can actually unlock the Luke Skywalker landspeeder by playing as every character released in the current Infinity 2.0, complete with Star Wars theme. But yeah, they clearly show podracers in the boxart. Should be pretty good, but I wish Disney would just come out and confirm or deny some of these rumors themselves. I live about 30 minutes from Avalanche Studios, so I suppose I could stroll by and find out myself...

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#4

Nico07 commented on More Disney Infinity 3.0 Leaks Emerge With Sta...:

If true, it seems that the Clone Wars series characters are pretty polarizing for fans. I like the look of the series and think it would be a good fit for Infinity both toy and game play wise. Princess Leia, Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan, and possibly the later Darth Vader would all but be confirmed from the box art if true. C-3PO and R2D2 could be playable, but I would suspect they would likely be support characters in the story mode as they both would have very limited attack moves. But then again, if this is true, who would they opt for as the main villain in game... Anakin fighting (spoiler) himself?

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#7

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning F...:

I think battle modes are my biggest hope for future DLC. Honestly we have a good selection of courses and characters, Nintendo has really given us a good balanced game with affordable DLC. But I would still love to see more levels/characters added in the future. I would pre-pay for any extra content they choose to release.

The only indicator I see in that they could be done with DLC (at least until September) is the fact that the game has amiibo support for Olimar who won't be released until September. This seems to indicate that the game is wrapped up until at least then. And at some point they will need to have the development team switch to MK9, but that will likely won't be until after they have finalized the hardware on the Wii U successor.

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#8

Nico07 commented on Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct Confirm...:

So we are about a month away from E3, and for North America the only releases we know of for Wii U pre-September are Paper Mario 64 next week, Tap Amiibo, and then Splatoon on May 29th. Hopefully during this last Direct before E3 we get the following:

1. Xenoblade Chronicles X release date (a given, but before September hopefully)
2. Next batch of N64 VC titles
3. Confirmation of more Wii VC titles in NA (Last Story, Xenoblade)
4. Confirmation of MK8 DLC pack 3 (battle arenas, one can dream big, right?)
5. Some brief footage of things to expect at E3 like Star Fox, Project Giant Robot, and Project Guard.

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#9

Nico07 commented on Review: Mario Kart DS (Wii U eShop / DS):

@Franklin I think "flawed perfection" describes this game pretty well on Wii U. How else do you describe a game in two words that is better than it's original release in every way EXCEPT lacks online and multiplayer? I'm tempted to pick this up just to see it run on the big screen, get a three star ranking against CPU, time trials, play challenges, but I am saddened that there is no multiplayer support of any kind.

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#10

Nico07 commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd April (North America):

Waited until MK DLC was available to download and tried it out this morning. Was able to get 2 stars on the 200cc Mushroom Cup first pass without much trouble. Then I tried out the new Crossing and Bell cups on 150cc and had a hard time getting above bronze. I really like the new courses and the remakes like Baby Park. Baby Park can be hectic with a lot of items flying around, but I like the addition of the grassy area around the bends for if you have a mushroom. The Chomps on Cheese Land had me run off the edge to avoid them the first time around. Super Bell Subway has some nice long bends perfect for drifting (and getting hit by items), but I like the technical track with the train as an obstacle and the rocks on the inner bends that slow you down. Ribbon Road is fun if you time your jumps and avoid them when you need to drift, again another fairly open track for items to hit you though. Neo Bowser City is fun with many drifting areas, fortunately the water puddles were removed. Wild Woods and Animal Crossing are both fun without too much to them technically. Big Blue is a great course and fun as a start to finish single lap course. I kind of wish it was a little longer or had two laps, but it's still a blast. My biggest disappointment was that no additions have been made to the battle courses, they are still the original eight. I'm hoping one more DLC pack is announced that adds a few arenas more than anything. Still I wouldn't complain if we saw a few more courses and characters.

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#13

Nico07 commented on Rumour: Mickey, Minnie Mouse and Olaf Among Ch...:

@FragRed All the games will be backwards compatible. So far this means that all characters are usable in Toy box modes only. So 3.0 would support all Infinity figures in the Toy box modes.

If true, Olaf and Tron figures would be joining our ranks.

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#15

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Br...:

@Octane I think if DLC where done we wouldn't just now be seeing a DLC shop in Smash. We wouldn't be polled on what future fighters we want. I think Nintendo's testing the waters still. You have to remember Nintendo is not EA, they'll never have day one DLC.

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#16

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Br...:

@Octane It seems like most are in agreement that more Mario Kart DLC is a good thing so long as it doesn't slow down the development of the new game. I'm thinking we will likely see another pack or maybe two before specs on the new Nintendo hardware (NX or Wii U successor) become finalized and the development team becomes fully immersed in the new game.

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#17

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Br...:

@rferrari24 Nintendo is most likely toying with Mario Kart 9 right now. The engine has already been established for Mario Kart 8. I think with Nintendo's expanded offices in Kyoto that it would be nice if they could keep pushing out a little content here and there for MK8 while they prep the new game.

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#18

Nico07 commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Br...:

@daveh30 I completely agree with the DLC on MK8, it's great and even comes at an affordable price. While yes, it would be nice to see some more well known (Bowser's Castle from Gamecube :)) courses get the HD antigravity facelift, but the courses we have been given have been diverse and well done. But to that point they are all optional, there is nothing key or necessary to enjoying MK8 about them. The same can be said for Smash. The suits I ended up buying and while they are cross platform for $9, they do seem a little much for what you get. Extra characters for $5 would be a good thing, allowing people to pick and choose buffet style what they want, but still enjoy the core game without them. But that takes me back to the Smash outfits. I more or less knew what I was buying before I did so, there were no promises of future content. Mario Kart on the other hand did ask for us to prepay without knowing what we getting really beforehand, but the value proposition was definitely better. I suppose only Nintendo knows how valuable the Smash suits were to players in how many they sell. But if people like me are going to spend (or waste) money on items like this and 3DS themes that don't affect the key gameplay, we are bound to see some hits and some misses on Nintendo's attempts at DLC. Myself I can't really argue against them because I like to see new content for both games. Hopefully Nintendo can dial in the formula a little better with a season pass or something for Smash. I'd love to see a few characters and a few more stages in a pack for a reasonable price.

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#22

Nico07 commented on Guide: Improve Your Wii U's External Hard Driv...:

@OmegaPowerDX You really need to save power on 5 watts of hard drive usage? The US national average power rate is $0.12 /kWh, which IF you were playing ALL day, every day is about 1.4 cents per day. Remember we are talking all day. That's just under $5.50 per year if you never turned off your Wii U. The Wii U alone uses around 30 watts and the PS4 uses between 130 and 150 watts while gaming, I don't think you should worry about the hard drive to save power. I am sure there are light bulbs and other things that use way more power you could conserve on. To give you another example the standard CFL or LED light bulb uses 13 watts, a standard incandescent bulb uses 60 watts or more. So having one standard light bulb on in your home for two hours would use just as much power as this hard drive would use in 12.

Nintendo tries to conserve power to a fault with the Wii U. This feature is something everyone should have enabled. Nintendo would really be well off to enable this feature through an update and avoid problems relating to peoples drives not recovering from sleep mode and corrupting save files or a drive wearing out prematurely from constant spin ups and wind downs. I would also recommend not using USB powered drives, but opt for powered external hard drives instead.

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#24

Nico07 commented on Guide: Improve Your Wii U's External Hard Driv...:

@bro2dragons I agree that sleep mode is more dangerous than just having the hard drive spinning constantly while the system is on.

I really hope that one day Nintendo gives us the ability to easily backup our save files from the Wii U. With the Wii you could simply copy them through the "Data Management" from the system memory to an SD card and back. With the Wii U there is currently no such method. I would even be happy if they had a premium service where we could back them up to Nintendo's servers. With Playstation 4 I can copy save files to a USB drive and back, or pay into PS Plus and enable "auto cloud backup".

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#27

Nico07 commented on Guide: Improve Your Wii U's External Hard Driv...:

@FullbringIchigo It depends. A slim line hard drive that uses a 2.5" hard drive and only consumes 2.5 watts of power would be fine. Many hard drives need 5 watts of power. The Wii U's USB 2.0 ports only provide 2.5 watts per port, so if your external drive requires 5 watts and can use a USB Y adapter cable to take advantage of two ports you should be fine. But again, your Wii U should be pretty stationary and so why not just plug in an external hard drive to a wall outlet and save your USB ports for things that will need them (Gamecube adapter, etc)?

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#28

Nico07 commented on Guide: Improve Your Wii U's External Hard Driv...:

@Farpun Hardly, hard drives are designed to spin constantly. You do more damage to a disc by shutting it down constantly, ie the setting in the operating system that shuts off the disc after 20 minutes of non-use. I work on our companies network SAN (large collection of hard drives for those unfamiliar) and have some experience.

I typically only depend on discs for around five years although I do use several that are around eight years old, but I have data backups elsewhere. Hard drive sleep modes in the operating system whether it's Windows or Nintendo are designed to save power (the average drive uses around 5W). This is usually most beneficial in the case of a portable laptop or game console (though most portable consoles don't use spinning discs but flash memory). I have a microserver at home running a RAID 1 configuration (two hard discs that are exact copies of each other) just in case one should fail. The drives I am using are consumer grade hard drives, not enterprise, and even if they were enterprise drives I would still have redundancy because they can still fail. But I have been running my current server for two years straight so far without powering it off. So to have your Wii U's hard drive spinning for the 20 minute to five hour game session should be a non-issue for power as the cost will be minimal. And the drive life should not be affected by staying on, and I would argue that it would be more likely to take damage being used in the standard mode where it turns on and off frequently. So I would recommend adjusting this setting on the Wii U if you have an external hard drive.

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#29

Nico07 commented on Video: Xenoblade Chronicles X May Have Been Su...:

It's hard to say if these are pre-rendered graphics or not. It seems like the art style is largely the same with the exclusion of some elements and objects from the more current rendering. I'm not that concerned though, everything I have seen has me really excited for this game despite a missing mech from the most current walk-through of the opening cutscene.

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#31

Nico07 commented on Poll: What Are You Most Excited About in the M...:

@Mahemoth Arenas would be awesome, especially a remake of Block Fort with its multiple tiers. Any new courses, new characters, and new vehicles are also more than welcome. As far as courses, we can always use a few more Bowser Castles.

I'm very grateful for the content Nintendo has produced so far, and can't wait for next Thursday. But on the same hand I am ready to pay for another couple of DLC packs at any time Nintendo will take my money.

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#33

Nico07 commented on Super Smash Bros. Club Nintendo Mewtwo Codes a...:

So if we have two Wii U's and multiple 3DS systems. If I redeem the two DLC codes on one account and purchase the $4.99 set on the other Wii U, will I get a code to enter on one of my other 3DS systems? Or will it activate on that account for the other 3DS?

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#37

Nico07 commented on Turn It Up To Eleven, Guitar Hero Is Making A ...:

@DarthNocturnal I think you understand this genre very well. I had several of the Guitar Hero and Rock Band games back in the day on Wii, but then inevitably had to sell them for PS3 versions. The Wii had no internal memory sufficient to hold the game data needed to play the games. My wife and I enjoyed them well enough and many of the songs were catchy and fun enough to play.

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#38

Nico07 commented on Those Yoshi's Woolly World Yarn amiibo Are Up ...:

The bundles are the way to go. Though the inclusion of the green yarn Yoshi with the game at 49 pounds leaves me to believe the game itself will be 39.99. For 79.99 you get the whole bundle, if you are an extreme Yoshi fan.

Has there been any word on if a standard Yoshi amiibo will work the same? Obviously there is the cuteness factor of these amiibo that will cause them to sell out, but for some budget fans, it would be nice to get the same in game experience.

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#42

Nico07 commented on Video: Extended LEGO Dimensions Announcement T...:

@Shiryu I'm not completely sold on LEGO Dimensions myself. This trailer is great but they really need to show us what its all about. Those of us with huge collections of figures (We have all Infinity, Amiibo, and around 200 Skylanders). They need to show everyone how this is different, better, than the other series and why we should buy this in addition to or instead of the regular LEGO releases.

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#43

Nico07 commented on Weirdness: Hospitalised Man Steals More Than $...:

The cost of $1000 would be full retail price on everything. Brand new DS MSRP was $99. 30 games at MSRP of $30 (3DS are now $40) would be $900. But again no way that if you bought them all again on open market would it cost you anywhere near that. My question is why were they visiting him of all people? It sounds like the mother knew him. Some crucial details are needed here. This sounds like a case of visiting an old astrained thieving boyfriend and then trying to profit off of something you might have arranged with him to pay the bills.

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#44

Nico07 commented on Video: Extended LEGO Dimensions Announcement T...:

@Shiryu I feel myself giving in. This bit with Joel Mchale from Community is great but so much is left out in detail of what the game is. Will we be buying expensive LEGO sets and then building them? Will a built set register as a level? Toys to life can be an expensive yet rewarding hobby.

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#45

Nico07 commented on Review: Super Mario 64 (Wii U eShop / Nintendo...:

Great game and looks brilliant on the Wii U. Wish I could customize the C button layout more in mapping left and right to X and A, but it still works well. Every once in a while I accidentally bump up instead on the right joystick. Aside from that it plays beautifully.

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#46

Nico07 commented on Poll: Which Characters Do You Want to Win the ...:

I voted for Shantae, but Banjo would have been a possibility too. I like that Wolf was included on this list. But Bayonetta I hadn't really considered before and she would actually be a great fighter. Another idea I saw over the weekend was for the Reckless Silhouette Guy (Wii warning screen).

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#48

Nico07 commented on North American Retailers Confirm Super Smash B...:

@MoonKnight7 I had planned on just using my hour lunch break yesterday, but it ended up being two hours. When you consider that time is money if you take off work you are giving up money so it's almost a lose lose situation attempting to pre-order in store or buying from scalpers. Either way costs you above and beyond the retail value. I was just surprised that none were available by the time I was able to attempt to place an instore order at around 3 p.m. MST.

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#50

Nico07 commented on North American Retailers Confirm Super Smash B...:

@MoonKnight7 Don't feel bad, I was at GameStop yesterday as they went on sale and had to wait two hours while only the first two people were able to get anything. I got nothing either because they were all sold out. The date was likely pushed back on wave 4 to allow more stock. So we may yet have a few more chances to buy ahead of time and maybe on release day. If not hopefully scalpers will be less greedy.