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Proud gamer for 30 years!

Male, 36, United States

Fri 16th August, 2013

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rdrunner1178 commented on The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D Shows De...:

I agree. They HAVE to do a hybrid console/handheld unit next time. That'll be the thing to keep them going strong. Like a smaller version of the gamepad that is completely portable and having some kind of device to stream it onto TV. Plus making a way for everyone to transfer over their VC games again.



rdrunner1178 commented on Video: Check Out Kirby's Adventure Wii on the ...:

Yeah I don't understand what the delay I for the DKC games? That's a pile of money they are dragging their feet on. They could release all three at one time and many gamers, like me, would instantly buy all 3! They've more than made their money on Returns, Returns 3D, and Tropical Freeze. So it's not like it would hurt those games.



rdrunner1178 commented on Yes, People Are Still Making NES Games In 2015:

Cool! I love these games that get released on cartridge. I've missed out on them. I wonder what they could do to get them on the Virtual Console or at least on the eshop? Not sure exactly how homebrew for an older system is viewed by a company like Nintendo. Surely it wouldn't be a problem since it does not infringe on any of their properties?



rdrunner1178 commented on GameStop Source Suggests That Super Mario amii...:

Yeah I laughed when they announced that the Fire Emblem characters' amiibo will be used with S.T.E.A.M. Nobody will be able to experience this! I have checked every week at the local Gamestop/Walmart/Kmart and never see any amiibo show up other the usual ones (Mario, Peach, Kirby, Donkey Kong, Pikachu, Zelda, Luigi...) that are always there. So either Nintendo is not producing more, or associates at these stores are grabbing them up before they hit the sales floor? Like others on here, Toad was the main one I wanted from this series due to him being playable in Captain Toad. Now Nintendo has tipped-off scalpers to the fact that he will have the "lightest allocation"?!



rdrunner1178 commented on Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Li...:

They are the main company that gets me to repeat buy their stuff, but I'd happily buy tons of VC games from other companies besides them (or Capcom, Konami, Natsume) if they would put them on there. I have 150 VC games on my Wii VC that I would immediately pay the upgrade fee for as soon as they are released for Wii-U. I stopped buying games on Wii VC thinking that the games would show up on Wii-U. I may have to go ahead and get the others I want before the Wii eshop is eventually shut down.



rdrunner1178 commented on Nintendo Download: 29th January (North America):

Drop Zone on 3DS? Awesome! I loved what I played on the Wiiware version. I'll definitely get this with the 3-D added. I'll have to get the Prime Trilogy too. Come on Nintendo, give us Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn now, it is another one that is too high on the resell market so a lot of gamers are missing out on it.!



rdrunner1178 commented on Nintendo Download: 15th January (North America):

Nice! I'll definitely grab Street Fighter 2010, 3D After Burner II, and Lufia. Probably Lego Hobbit as well. Man, I wish we would get some more VC RPG's on Wii-U. How long ago was Breath of Fire announced and we still haven't seen it? Plus let's have the SNES Lufia games, and where is Square at with Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy?



rdrunner1178 commented on Get Ready For The Most Expensive Video Game Au...:

Yeah I remember being in college in 1997 and being able to buy shoe boxes full of NES/SNES games for $5 at garage sales, some even with boxes and manuals. Plus you could go to pawn shops and buy older games for like $2-$3 a piece, even games like RC PRO AM II and FINAL FANTASY III. Then eBay came along and ruined all of that! Of course, I did make a VERY nice haul over the years selling stuff. Plus my teenage son has nice collection of retro games and systems to experience and show off.



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....