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Nico07

Nico07

Male, 33, United States

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#2

Nico07 commented on Poll: Vote For Your Ten Must-Play Games On Nin...:

So difficult to limit list to ten. For me iteant leaving some good third party games off the list, which is sad. Here are my Top Ten in no particular order.

1. Bravely Default
2. Mario Kart 7
3. Tomodachi Life
4. Star Fox 64
5. Ocarina of Time
6. Majoras Mask
7. Link Between Worlds (so good)
8. Fire Emblem Awakening
9. Kid Icarus Uprising
10. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Honorable mention to Super Mario 3D Land and Luigi's Mansion.

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#3

Nico07 commented on Feature: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U - What D...:

@Quorthon Metroid : Other M was directed, produced, and written by the series creator, Yoshio Sakamoto and made to be a more cinematic adventure filling in on Samus' backstory. Sadly, apparently not that many people cared and the game got okay to mediocre reviews and only sold about 1.3 million units worldwide. I thought the game was great, but then again I only got into Metroid later on only recently picking up the digital Metroid Prime Trilogy.

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#5

Nico07 commented on Today Was Reggie Fils-Aime’s 54th Birthday:

@Quorthon Not renewing their contract they did yes sell their shares when they realized that Microsoft sought to purchase Rare. But back to the Microsoft executives, they are the ones who purchased Rare. So despite having assets named out in the agreement available to them, they likely had no clue what they were actually buying because they are not gamers.

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#6

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

@Mr_G Sorry for bringing up a bad subject, but yeah Nintendo needs to either release some Nintendo 64 games or update their Wii U Virtual console page that states:

"Tip: Check back regularly for the latest releases, including the future addition of titles from the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo 64 systems."

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#7

Nico07 commented on Today Was Reggie Fils-Aime’s 54th Birthday:

@Quorthon He did no such thing. Nintendo was the majority shareholder (something like 49%) but didn't own the majority of the company. When Microsoft bought the remaining shares, Nintendo didn't renew their contract. Rare sold itself, it wasn't a division of Nintendo for Reggie to sell. And by that point they weren't largely doing anything great for Nintendo. It would be great though if they would sell back the Banjo Kazooie franchise to Nintendo.

To me the best thing about the deal was when Microsoft realized they hadn't bought Donkey Kong. Epic.

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#11

Nico07 commented on Masahiro Sakurai Reportedly Promises That Mewt...:

@Grumblevolcano It should be noted that March 31st is the final day to register and earn points for Club Nintendo. After that date you will still have until July 1st to redeem Club Nintendo points and claim any Gold or Platinum reward that you qualify for. On July 1st the site will either shut down or unused coins or stars will expire.

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#14

Nico07 commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:

@Quorthon You make a good point on what the purpose of dedicated consoles is when all three of the big companies (Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft) have issues selling them. Nintendo's issue being getting third party support, and Sony and Microsoft's being to get significant first party IP worthy of your money over the competing console. Steam boxes are great but in most cases as pricey or more so than an equivalent PC. And to that point a PC is a great way to game, but there are so many different configurations out there that development can take more time to support them all. I know many people who buy consoles just so they don't have to deal with blue screen computer glitches in gaming.
In a way the Steam boxes and currently a PC will accept any game controller. I mean even a Wii controller can be used on a PC with the right bluetooth settings.
For me, I own PC, PS4, Wii U, and new 3DS XL this generation. I'll buy a LEGO game for Wii U because I like the seperate screen multiplayer, even though it might look better in 1080p on PC or PS4. Most of my PS4 games (15 of them) could have been PC purchases, but I like gaming in surround sound on my couch. I have around 40 Wii U titles because they are unique games with fun gameplay.

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#15

Nico07 commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:

We are left to speculate at this point, but I see the NX as being a mobile device with phone capabilities. Nintendo has liked to give two letter acronyms to it's mobile consoles (DS, SP). The 3DS will be five years old next year and a more powerful successor set to release in 2017 or 2018 would be in order.

As far as a home console, I really doubt Nintendo wants to replace the Wii U at the four year mark. They would be best not to mention a replacement until after Zelda U and Xenoblade X release .... wait a minute...

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#16

Nico07 commented on Guide: Everything We Know So Far About Nintend...:

I see this as a win win situation for Nintendo and consumers. Nintendo has always lagged in terms of network infrastructure and DeNA could be the fix. As far as gaming on mobile, I personally don't care for it much, but again I don't think there is much to worry about. Don't plan on buying and playing Mario 3D World on mobile anytime soon. Nintendo has too much invested in dedicated gaming systems and won't abandon them anytime soon. I mean the only way I could see playing Mario Kart 8 on mobile would be if you were streaming it from your home console or Nintendo's servers, and that would be a huge stretch, mark it in the "won't happen" category. If anything I see mobile games like Kingdom Rush but themed for Fire Emblem or Mario. We could possibly see some Virtual Console for old platforms but that's hard to see. Nintendo understands that smartphones and tablets have their place and investors want Nintendo to sell more products, make more revenue. Gaming on these devices isn't the most fluid gameplay for most of Nintendo's library, but if it's IP can added to that of what works on mobile, why not? This just means that you can have a few extra Nintendo games in your pocket at any time you need.

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#17

Nico07 commented on Video: New LEGO Jurassic World Trailer Builds ...:

@PaperMario64 I used to think they were overly simplistic, but started playing them with Lego City Undercover and absolutely loved it. Since then I have picked up every one for Wii U (except LEGO Hobbit, still sad about it not being a true trilogy). They are platformer puzzle games is the best way I can think to describe them with a lot of humor. Each character has distinct abilities that are required for taking on various story driven objectives throughout the game. As multiplayer games they are very fun and easy to pickup for kids four and up I would say. But the humor and gameplay is still entertaining for adults. If you have a Wii U I recommend picking up LEGO City Undercover first (as it's the best in my opinion) but lacks a multiplayer mode and then try others based on your franchise preferences. My kids and I have put many hours in LEGO Marvel on Wii U. Instead of a kaleidoscoping split screen for multiplayer, both first and second players can have their own screens (GamePad and television) which is very convenient. If you are a completionist once you beat the games there are still many hours of searching for and finding the hundreds of hidden characters. It's pretty fullfilling to be able to fly around in the LEGO Marvel world as Iron Man or find and be Xavier in his wheelchair.

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#21

Nico07 commented on New Nintendo 3DS XL Charging Cradle Goes Up fo...:

So I ordered mine on the 9th with standard shipping. I got confirmation from Nintendo that it shipped that day, and then the tracking shows it will delivered tomorrow. Pretty excited about this. And this has to be the most responsive shipping I have ever seen from the Nintendo Store on anything. I usually expect to wait about two weeks.

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#27

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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#28

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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#30

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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#34

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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#35

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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#36

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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#39

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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#40

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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#41

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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#42

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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#45

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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#47

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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#48

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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#50

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.