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Male, 35, United States

I love Nintendo!!! I have been a big fan since the eighties!!!

Tue 3rd September, 2013

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plunkettmonster commented on The 3DS Proves to Be a Popular Music Player in...:

If the 3DS had a music player I would use it as well as other features like an eReader, I think it makes a lot of sense even here in the West. I like to escape from my phone as often as possible usually when I am gaming so having a music app on my 3DS would be a definite plus. I also like the idea for my children too, they would enjoy having the ability to play music and their video games all on one device at the same time!



plunkettmonster commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

I have tons of friends who are not going to buy a Wii u until Zelda U comes out, pretty much without question. They might consider buying one early if they were cheaper. Most of My friends are disappointed in their purchase of their Xbones and PS4 s so they feel buying another console right now might be a waste of money.



plunkettmonster commented on Video: How Much Faster Is The New Nintendo 3DS?:

Just a hunch but we won't see the new 3DS in the US until late January or early February! I think Nintendo wants to sell as many Wii U's in its strongest region during the busy shopping time of the year without sinking those sales with a new device!



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

Day One purchase for me, I am excited about this game, I have been since it was announced last December, the Nintendo Direct just reaffirmed I am buying it on day one. I just have to decided which costume set I want so I know where to put in my pre-order.



plunkettmonster commented on Nintendo's Bill Trinen Discusses Localising To...:

I am excited about this release after watching the Nintendo Direct. I am going to pre-order this title just so I know I have it on release day, which is astounding considering I am not a big fan of SIM based games or wasn't until Animal Crossing New Leaf sucked away all my free time. I am ready for a change of pace with my SIM based gaming so bring it on Nintendo, too bad I have to wait until June.



plunkettmonster commented on Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U...:

I support the gamepad 100% it is wonderful! It may be under utilized but take away gaming is indispensable in a house hold with one TV or one place to game! I enjoy the various uses of the gamepad when they are employed, but they need not be for every game! I think developers should realize they can build a great game on the Wii U with or without the Gamepad, getting stuck on the idea of how to use the gamepad is just inane! But lets face the facts, big box developers are cheap, they want to make games as cheaply and easily as possible so they can turn a buck, the advanced style of game play the Wii U gamepad offers makes it hard to make games cheaply! The gamepad is brilliant and it is why I own two Wii U's,it is the best system out there on the market!



plunkettmonster commented on Talking Point: NFC And The GamePad Can Succeed...:

I feel that NFC's would be a great addition to the gaming versatility of the Wii U. It would be a money maker for sure for Nintendo, especially if they made Mario based NFC's. Can you imagine being able to pick up your favorite Mario brothers characters at a toy or game store, then taking them home and playing with them in two different ways, one way physical and the other digitally. I know an open world where you are free to chose your hero from the Mario Bros universe would not only appeal to children and gamers but also collectors and adults who remember playing these games back in the day. I remeber an article posted here some months ago about a notable game designer working on a new IP, maybe its a Mario based NFC game, one can only hope. The more I think this over the more I want to play a Mario based Skylander's esque game, so I hope Nintendo has something like this up their sleeves !



plunkettmonster commented on Soapbox: A Monster Hunter Obsession, and Why t...:

After announcing MH4U for the 3DS in the west it was a great move by Nintendo and Capcom to offer eShop versions of the game at $20/ title. I was interested in the game bit was concerned abiut being able to adapt to the style of game play for $40-$50 bucks so I didn't buy the game until thos past weekend when it was offered on the eShop for $20USD. I have logged in 5 hours of game play so far on my 2DS doing rudimentary quests but I am hungry for more. I can see myself playing this game for hours, I am not sure I will hit 100 hours like Tom but then again I didn't think I would hit 70 hours on ACNL in little over a month so anything is possible. But MH3U is great for new Monster Hunters and is the spring board the franchise needs to launch MH4U and MHFG in the west.



plunkettmonster commented on Nintendo of America Issues Refunds After Warne...:

As i was knee deep in Arkham City and its hugeness I hadn't the time or money to buy Origins yet but now I will not even waste either when I finish Arkham City. Really thinking about dropping Arkham City on its head now that Origins will be just barsteward bersion



plunkettmonster commented on Iwata Accepts Responsibility For Poor Financia...:

@Einherjar Enjoy the games, that is why I love Nintendo because the games are enjoyable. I grew up with Nintendo from the NES all the way up to tje Wii U, now I didn't own them all my two favorite systems are the Gamecube and Wii U. I have enjoyed Nintendo all along the way and I am passing that love to my sons in hopes that they view gaming as a fun pastime and not as a serious business. Unfortunately it is a business for Nintendo but they have proven time and time again to be able to overcome the odds and gain respect and cash in the process. A new article out on IGN this morning highlights why the Wii U can flop and Nintendo will still survive so no worries from me. I am lookingg forward to some great fun filled games to be released this year from Nintendo.



plunkettmonster commented on Iwata Accepts Responsibility For Poor Financia...:

@Einherjar i have sons 5 and 7 and all they care about is playing Mario, Luigi, Pikmin and the other Nintendo classics on the Wii U and on the 3DS. They have friends with Wii U's and their parents get the difference between the wii and the Wii U, and it is cool. People in the states get it and love it, I think by this time next year we will be praising Nintendo and wondering what
's wrong with MS and Sony. nd



plunkettmonster commented on Feature: Nintendo Games We'd Love to See in 2014:

Wow the last question asking which game I wanted to most see released was a hard choice, most of the ones on the list I want to see come to life. After careful consideration I would have to say Metroid IV for the Wii U would have me running to the store the fast to pick up. Great list though Nintendo Life.



plunkettmonster commented on Wii U Version Of How To Survive Will Be Reanim...:

My biggest problem with this game is its delay, the more the delay the less I want to buy this title. Nintendo is in the process of releasing a number of first party titles that I would rather spend my money on than a game I keep hearing is barely worth playing anyway. If they cancelled it or brought it out I doubt many would care at this point.



plunkettmonster commented on Parent Trap: Children Are Our Future, So Let T...:

Growing up I had a narrow or shallow view of video games and who played them, gaming was for gamers. Gamers to me were loners who preferred their entertainment in an interactive fashion, not family units sharing together a wicked good game on the boob tube. Needless to say my opinion changed considering video games after I had children and of course the Wii made its debut, gaming is now part of what we do as a family. Games like Wii Sports Resort and Mario Brothers Wii and new titles on the Wii U like Wii Party U and Bumpie's Spin the Bottle are now weekly family events. We enjoy gathering in front of our idiot box and well, making idiots out of ourselves as a family. Quality family time is important to me because I know it helps build strong family ties that endure time. Now I am not saying video gaming is the tie that bonds families together but games like Wii Party U and the like help strengthen family relations because they are activities that we do together. I actually encourage my sons and wife to play games together, something that never crossed my mind back in my twenties, before kids, its a rather strange unpredicted turn of events. Not only does playing video games help improve and make enjoyable family time, something that I think has been missing in many households across America for years but it is a great way to help your children learn to play together, and how to lose or win in an appropriate manner. This comment may be a bit redundant to your article but what you say is true Andy, and I have witnessed it first hand many times over now.



plunkettmonster commented on Former Naughty Dog And THQ Head Jason Rubin Sa...:

That is like saying the four million people who own tje Wii U and the 100 million. people.who own tje Wii are irrelevant . The truth is Nintendo will oit live both PlayStation and Xbox because they jave so many exclusive titles that people want to play!



plunkettmonster commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Ambitious Sales Targ...:

I am confidant that Nintendo will hit its 3DS goals with an impressive amount of steam left in the tank. And I am sure Nintendo will come close to hitting its Wii U numbers in the next six months. I am calling it here, take note Wii U will out sell the Xbox One in the next six months.