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Proud gamer for 30 years!

Male, 36, United States

Fri 16th August, 2013

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rdrunner1178 commented on UK Retailer GAME Cashes In On Intense amiibo D...:

I've been thinking about Animal Crossing for Wii-U too. It seems the perfect game for Amiibo, more than any other of Nintendo's properties. There are lots of possibilities there for unlocking extra town residents, themed furniture, themed clothes....etc.

I also agree that a "sandbox game" like Disney Infinity for Amiibo seems like a no-brainer that would be a huge success for Nintendo. But so would a Pokémon MMO that we've all been clamoring for over the years. So who knows? Maybe Nintendo will surprise us!



rdrunner1178 commented on Mighty Final Fight and Mario Pinball Land To H...:

Yeah I'm waiting for the DKC games too. But as much as I like Zero Mission, I hope they release other stuff first or at least in addition to it. I already have Metroid on VC. That week that we only got Super Mario Advance and nothing else while Super Mario 2 was already available was crap.



rdrunner1178 commented on Video: How Does Watch Dogs Use The Wii U GamePad?:

Well I need to get this. Ubisoft almost burned me completely with the Rayman Legends debacle. The only money they have gotten from me since launch (when I bought Zombi U) was recently when I got Child of Light. But I skipped this game on PS3 because they were promising this as the definitive version with awesome use of the gamepad, etc. I'll give them one more shot with this. Hopefully they'll start releasing more of their games that are appearing on PS3/360 on the Wii-U.



rdrunner1178 commented on New Super Mario Bros. Wii Hits 10 Million Sale...:

I think New Super Mario outselling 3D World is not a huge travesty. 3D World has now sold well over 2-million, so well over 1/3 of Wii-U owners have bought it. New Super Mario games just have a better chance to sell more. I bought both but I personally enjoy the 2D games better. Also, someone like my 67-year-old father-in-law has bought New Super Mario U and loves it but he probably won't ever get 3D World. The 2D games just reach a larger range of gamers.

In saying that, I definitely enjoyed 3D World and am eagerly waiting the next Mario Galaxy/64/Sunshine.



rdrunner1178 commented on Video: This Is What Watch Dogs Looks Like On W...:

This could've been good if they would have made good use of the gamepad, like we were originally led to believe. I skipped it on PS3 because the Wii-U version was supposed to be the "definitive version". Oh well, I'll give it a shot.



rdrunner1178 commented on Shulk amiibo Listed as GameStop Exclusive in t...:

Me too. I never trade games to them because you do not receive near enough for them, but I buy virtually all my gaming needs there. I even buy Nintendo eshop cards there instead of using a credit card on the eshop. Gamestop is far from perfect but they are still the biggest dedicated gaming store here. I would suck if the only place you could buy gaming stuff was at Best Buy, Walmart (*shudder), Target or Amazon.



rdrunner1178 commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

I think Amiibo will work out fine and be a good money-maker for Nintendo. Now they just need to hurry up on an Animal Crossing for Wii-U. Every figure they ever release could be used for it to unlock themed furniture, clothing, collectibles....



rdrunner1178 commented on Weirdness: Fan Turns Pokémon Blue into a SNES...:

Yeah at least the GBA games since GBA is on VC already. They could at least do this if they are not going to give us a Pokémon game on Wii-U. I always thought they should remake Pokémon Yellow for console since that one had Pikachu following you around like in the anime. Then you would get tons of kids bugging parents for a Wii-U for it, in addition all of us who played and loved it originally. It worked back in 1999. I was in college and I bought it even though I already had Pokémon Red and even though I knew that Pokémon Gold & Silver were coming in the near future!



rdrunner1178 commented on Nintendo Download: 6th November (North America):

Yeah I've been waiting on Murasame for Wii-U too. That is the most disappointing/puzzling VC release I have seen? A game that is already available on VC and at a higher price ($3 more)? I didn't buy Tennis or Volleyball, but at least they are different games that were not already available. SMH



rdrunner1178 commented on Genyo Takeda Discusses Nintendo's Hardware Future:

Yeah that would great. Something similar to the Wii-U gamepad that is fully portable and can also hook up to a TV, kinda like the Sega Nomad that was featured on here yesterday. They could even make games on cartridge again, or maybe the industry will be going mostly digital by then? As long as they let us transfer over our VC stuff!



rdrunner1178 commented on Nintendo 64x64: Perfect Dark:

Yeah it's a travesty. How Nintendo ever let Rare be bought by Microsoft, and not snatching them up for themselves, is beyond comprehension. Imagine how many more awesome games that could have been created for GameCube, Wii, Wii-U, DS, 3DS! Not to mention all the classics missing on the VC: Wizards & Warriors, RC Pro-Am, Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie, Killer Instinct, Blast Corp, Jet Force Gemini, Perfect Dark, Conker....



rdrunner1178 commented on The Original Final Fantasy Is Getting The 3D C...:

Yeah I made the mistake once of glancing at the list of Wii-U VC games that are available in Japan. I bought a lot of the games they put on the Wii VC.

I'd be interested in knowing how much it roughly costs a company to put one of their games on the VC. Seems that with the vast number of games that were never released in the west, that there would be a great opportunity for sales.



rdrunner1178 commented on Feature: Meet The Unsung Pioneer Behind The Mo...:

Cool article. Though these games are bad (unbelievably so when compared to other Zelda games), he seems to have done decently with what he had to work with and time-table. I have actually seen one of these games in action, must've been the Link one. The animation looks decent, aside from the atrocious depictions of Zelda and Link. The platforming parts look pretty enough but are definitely not very fun.