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Mon 23rd June, 2008

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rjejr commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Nintendo Direct Bonanza...:

Article sums up everything nicely, don't have much to add.

Big games like SSB or MK8 or Zelda can handle their own ND, most other games need to be grouped together w/ new info and dates.

MK8 should get it's own ND sometime early May, hopefully w/ an eShop demo released immediately after.

E3 or not E3 depends on what Nintendo has to show. Zelda and dates for B2 and X won't make for much of a show, new hardware like a 3DS upgrade or a Gamepadless Wii U (not that I want one but it would make Mahe's day) means getting on stage.

I'm ok w/ NDs going away, that's what they have a Youtube channel for, but they need at least 3 days notice, not 24 hours, if they continue to do them.

Can't imagine anybody claiming "click bait" on this one, so that's nice change.



rjejr commented on Review: Flowerworks HD: Follie's Adventure (Wi...:

I feel like I've played this but dont' recall buying it. Anybody know if its possible the Wiiware version had a demo?

I was planning on buying this, even picked up a $10 eShop card at Target, but maybe Ill just buy Superstar Saga instead. And Child of Light is in 10 days.

If Wiimote and nunchuck support is in there for player 1 - I swear I played this that way before, maybe I did buy it - then Ill pick it up. Move w/ nunchuck in overworld, shoot w/ A change flower target w/ B.



rjejr commented on NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U S...:

@TheWhiteFalcon - I was expecting a new and improved 3DS Lite myself, but Nintendo gave us 2DS instead :-(

A 3DU - doubles as a Wii U Gamepad controller w/ 2nd thumbpad - should be implemented though so Nintendo can make good on its promise of a 2nd Gamepad support. Ild rather pay $200 for a 3DU than $100 for a Gamepad. Plus a little Wii U promotion certainly wouldnt hurt.



rjejr commented on NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U S...:

Im guessing those Wii sales include the Mini, I havent seen the old Wii on shelves in awhile. Those bright red$99 boxes w/ MKwii are very tempting. I just paid $40 to buy my nephew MKWii. Ive been complaining since WiiMini launched in the US last year that it was a bad move by Nintendo. $99 bright red MK box vs $300 Wii U. Ive considered buying 1 but no internet for NF or Hulu is a deal breaker.

3DS XL also needs a price drop to $179, its been at $200 for 2 years now. And 2DS should have always been $99. 3DS to $139. Sell systems, sell games.



rjejr commented on Ubisoft Expects Watch_Dogs To Be One Of The Bi...:

@memoryman3 - "Watch_Dogs compared to Puppeteer????????"

When I read "new IP" that, W101 and LoU were what popped into my head. So that's 2 out of 3 that bombed. So his saying that W_D will be among the better selling "new ip", well what else was I suppose to compare it to? I don't think Beyond 2 Souls did very well either. There just aren't all that many new IP, it's all sequels (MGS, GTA, COD) and reboots (Tomb Raider and DmC).

And in case you are wondering why I didnt mention a lot of Nitnedo game sit's b/c I don't tthink of them in regards to big AAA games as Wii Uis lackin gin multiplats. W_D will probably outsell MK8 this year, and I don't see SSB until 2015 on Wii U.

I wonder if SSB on 3DS can make that one of the biggest selling games of the year?



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 17th April (North America):

@sinalefa - "And as all things common sense, it seems that it occurs to a minority."


It just occurred to me that Wii U and 3DS sales went up last week in Japan right before the big tax hike (and crashed this week, poor Wii U). Maybe instead of a price drop Nintendo should announce the Wii U will go back up to $350 starting June 1st. That would really boost MK8 sales I bet. :-)



rjejr commented on Ubisoft Expects Watch_Dogs To Be One Of The Bi...:

I think the emphasis needs to be placed on the phrase "one of" that he uses twice in reference to AA tier titles. W_D could easily be one of the top 5 games this year - most likely 5 - after COD, Madden, AC and Destiny.

He also says one of the best selling "new IPs" in recent memory. Considering how poorly Wonderfull 101 and Puppeteer sold I don't think he's really shooting all that high. It's all mindless corporate bluster. They'll never catch Last of Us though.



rjejr commented on The North American Version Of Tomodachi Life W...:

I can understand them not wanting to go thru the trouble of adding in more spoken languages for a japanese type game that may not even sell in the US, but written languages should be a given. I don't think it would matter too much as long as there were subtitles. I can never understand a word anybody says in the Pikmin or Zelda games - Nintendo and it's stupid made up language noises it pays people to utter - but I still play them by reading.

I think the title needs the words "by Heterosexuals" added to the end. ;-)



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 17th April (North America):

Good to see Lego Hobbit since retail got delayed. Maybe there's hope for Wii U getting part 2 DLC after all. I'm not buying it until then.

So what replaces SMB3 for people to ask for since we already got Earthbound?

Cant decide if Flowerworks HD is marketing genius for a 4 week $3.50 price before raising it to $6 or complete cluelessness? Nobody will buy it at $6 but maybe they hope people will buy it before the price goes up? It's why I'm buying it.



rjejr commented on Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Could Have Been ...:

@Ernest_The_Crab - As far as I could tell, those toys were exclusive to Gamestop, which kept them in a box behind the cash register, and they were hidden in eggs so you couldt even buy the one you want, and the game was eshop only so it dindt really have any retail presence. And to top i tall off the game was piddling at best. 4 hours, my kids beat it in 2 days, and almost never went back to it. They played the Wiiware version for about 100 hours. And probably 20 or 30 or so on 3DS.

It was a failure waiting to happen on every conceivable level.



rjejr commented on Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Could Have Been ...:

um, no. A 3rd party game on Wii would not have sold $2 bil worth. Not even on DS or 3DS, certainly not on Wii U. Whoever made that comment should show us the per console #s. I bet 3DS is very low and Wii U is almost nil. Disclamier I bought Swap-Force on Wii U and Spyro on 3DS. Also, the Spyro port on Gamecube (forget which one, Enter the Dragonfly maybe) is to this day the worse put together piece of slideshow garbage I have ever played on any system. Barely playable.

And besides, if anybody at Nitneod has any sense there will be a Pokemon toy game. And maybe toys are the reason for the SSB hold-up on Wii U.

I'm sure it might be a minor regret for Nitnedo, but their probably over it by now.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warn...:

@ricklongo - "I do hope the Wii U roster of streaming apps grows, either way. The gamepad is great for Netflix and Youtube."

Wii U has Hulu Plus also, but I keep watching it on PS3 anyway out of habit.

And I know what you mean about cheaper, my wife got a Nook HD for Christmas b/c it was $99 at Target after I swore she wouldn't get a Nook b/c B&N is a dead company and it's a dead device. but it was $50 cheaper than Kindle Fire and much cheaper than anything else - I have a Tab 2 7", and I think the Nook HD has a better screen than Tab 3, which wasn't much of an upgrade from 2.



rjejr commented on Rumour: Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle On ...:

"We've been advised by Nintendo that it has "nothing to announce at this time" regarding this rumour."

I think I'ld be rich if I had a nickle for every time they've said that.

No brainer. I think their only decision is what else, if anything, is in the box, and the price.

If SSB got it's own ND MK8 needs one soon, 1st week of May. And an eShop demo right after it's over. MK8 is still the first thing that comes up on the in store kiosk in Target but still not playable.



rjejr commented on Nocturnal Plants a New Flowerworks HD Trailer ...:

@sinalefa - I bought a $10 GC today at Target for $9 so I can buy Flowerworks and Mario & Luigi Superstar. I had a $20 card in my cart but then I remembered the 200 points I still have sitting on my Wii (or maybe it's been transferred to my Wii U in Wii mode) so I went w/ the $10 instead. Though I just remembered Child of Light so I should have bought the $20 for $18.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warn...:

@ricklongo - "An HBO Go app"

I'ld buy a $199 PS3 before a $99 fireTV for streaming. It also works great for streaming off of a thumbdrive or off a PC w/ PS3 Media server (free software). It actually controls fairly well w/ the Dualshock. Also plays blurays and upscales DVDs to a faux 1080p. Even w/ games a $199 PS3 is a good deal.



rjejr commented on Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warn...:

@ThomasBW84 - To TW and anybody else who is interested.

Here's a forum thread I started the day fireTV was announced a couple of weeks ago:

It was a lively 4 pages of interesting back and forth w/ a few "yeah right, who are you kidding" comments sprinkled about.

My final thoughts were - Wi U could be more hurt than X1 and PS4 b/c those systems get Madden and baseball and FIFA, Wii U gets MK8 and SSB. But it all depends on what Amazon does. If there is a $99 Christmas bundle w/ the controller - "fireTV Gaming" - and it has 1,000 games by then - it only has 100 now so they aren't advertising it as a gaming console - then it becomes a problem for Wii U for parents looking to buy consoles for their kids for Christmas. If Amazon somehow gets Disney Infinity or Skylanders it could be a big problem. It needs Angry Birds first though.

And for a little history - PS2 crushed the Xbox in sales, Xbox360 had the lead over PS3 or a long while, now basically a tie. As the article says, fireTV may not be a problem this year, but fireTV 2 could be a problem next year.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Confirms Five Games That'll be Playab...:

I just want to know - seriously - why Nintendo can't put the MK8 demo on the Wii U eShop? Hasnt it been playable since E3, about 10 months now? They have to know Wii U owners would be thrilled just to get the news the demo was coming. It could get its own ND for crying out loud, the W101 demo had its own ND. Wii U owners just got hit w/ news we'll have to wait at least 3 months longer to get SSB than 3DS owners. And W_D is delayed (not their fault but it still is). Throw us a bone, earn some good will w/ whats left of your Wii U fanbase. It isnt that hard, just try. Is a demo really too much to ask?

If Nintendo were a spouse it should be sleeping on the couch.



rjejr commented on Nocturnal Plants a New Flowerworks HD Trailer ...:

@sinalefa - Colorblind? That sucks, sorry to hear.

If you're looking for a GBA game on Wii U I've put about 20 hours into Advance Wars, surprisingly well worth the $8 for a 13 yr. old game. I think I need to find the Gamecube sequel now to play on the old Wii. My kids have made some really cool levels in the editor too. I cant believe a 13 yr old handheld game had such a full functioning map design program.

I was laying in bed this morning trying to remember what upcoming game I wanted to buy for $3.50, thanks for the reminder. Need to go check if my $5 DDP coupon is ready. Though maybe Ill save that for the Mario n Luigi superstar RPG.



rjejr commented on Play: Mario Kart Wii With Nintendo Life on Twi...:

Real men drive their cars w/ motion ;-) I always loved seeing the little golden halo atop my Mii for those worldwide challenges.

Speaking of worldwide, I'm guessing being in the US excludes us?

Oh, NVM, getting connected seems like to much work today, we'll just watch on Twitch. Will we be able to hear you guys, obscenities are always funnier w a British accent?



rjejr commented on You Can Grab a 2DS and Pokémon X for $100 at ...:

Wrote this yesterday, seems more appropriate here:

"all the $25 and $40 GC recently on 3DS XL makes me think a price drop could be coming. Sales are slowing and it's new game selection is waning w/ SSB being the big game this year obviously. And 3DS XL will be 2 years old in July and has NEVER had a price drop, so it's due. Not overdue, just due. And I'm still waiting for a revision."

Upon reflection, 3DS has Kirby and Mario Golf coming before SSB, and Tomadochi Life, and Disney and Yoshi both just came out. And the usual multiplats w/ Transformers and Spiderman 2.

That must have been my Wii U jealousy typing yesterday.

The 2DS is too much of a step backwards for me to consider - and I would need an XL model - but the $99 price is nice for kids. Spring is like Christmas lite in the US w/ Easter, graduations, confirmations and communions. Mother's Day and Father's Day too. Everybody is shopping for somebody. Then we get a couple of months off for summer before back-to-school shopping, but that's a whole 'nother set of purchases. Clothes and school supplies, bleah.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Announces a Charming New Princess Pea...:

I bought my wife and I matching blue and pink remotes w/ the Plus add-on for our anniversary 3 1/2 years ago so I considered this as a replacement but she really doesn't game that much anymore. She'll play MK8 and SSB w/ us as a family but she'll use one of the Pro controllers for that.

I'm really surprised this is still $40. The original tech is 8 years old and even the built in Plus is 3 1/2 years old, can't believe they aren't $25 or $30 by now.

My niece turns 1 soon, maybe I'll but it for her. She's still a tad young for a 2DS.



rjejr commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

They should put a moratorium on Wii U pics until after the 3DS version releases in the next few months. Or at least a Wii U release date or some big info about a new single player mode or something. I only have so many cheeks to turn.



rjejr commented on Nintendo of America is Cutting the Price of Fi...:

@Unca_Lz - "I don't really see the point of rebranding digital downloads"

The title said - "All for $29.99 on the eShop and in stores" - so I was referring to the in store part, which I'm assuming meant on disc in boxes though I suppose it could just mean was of those digital code cards.

Oh, and the point for digital rebranding would be to advertise them together on the eShop under it's own banner - "Nintendo Select" games. People would see the games on the list and might buy ones they don't already own. Not that the 3DS eShop needs anymore icons, it's already overloaded w/ redundancy, but Ild OK one for Player's Choice or Nintendo Select games.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Launches 3DS XL "Recommended Software...:

@XFsWorld - "because I really do need a new 3DS because of my 5% of battery life"

Translation - I have a 3DS but I wan an XL ;-) (Oh, I see you already copped to that in a reply. Oh well, I knew what you meant.)

Getting to be time for me to start thinking about my July birthday present. 3DS XL is currently top of the list, free game wouldn't hurt. Good thing about a July birthday, E3 is in June. :-) If Wii U has a poor showing new game wise its time for a 3DS XL.

And all the $25 and $40 GC recently on 3DS XL makes me think a price drop could be coming. Sales are slowing and it's new game selection is waning w/ SSB being the big game this year obviously. And 3DS XL will be 2 years old in July and has NEVER had a price drop, so it's due. Not overdue, just due. And I'm still waiting for a revision.
Rumors of a larger model of the Nintendo 3DS being in production appeared during June 2012, when Japanese publication Nikkei wrote an article stating that the system was initially scheduled to be unveiled at E3 2012. However, Nintendo responded that these rumors were false and that the article was "entire speculation", but refrained from further commenting on the subject.[13] Finally, on June 21, 2012, the system was announced during a Nintendo Direct presentation, and was set to launch on all major regions during the middle of the year.[14]




rjejr commented on Nintendo of America is Cutting the Price of Fi...:

Just curious - are these price cuts getting new "Players Choice" or "Nintendo Selects" branding? MK7 and NSMB2 should be down to $20 by now, they are really old by video game standards.

If they are going to do these price cuts across the board they should rebrand them and throw a few marketing $ behind it. Almost every game I bought on Gamecube was a Players Choice when they first came out, and Wii Selects let me purchase a bunch of games I had previously rented.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 17th April (Europe):

Ha ha, ha ha, ha ha ha

Saw the title said "big name demos" and came in here looking MK8 and SSB or Lego Hobbit (since it was delayed 2 weeks thought we might have gotten the demo to make up for it) on Wii U and what do we get, a couple of 3DS games.

I dont know whats funnier, TWs sense of humour or Nintendos complete disregard for demos on the Wii U home eShop. There are several demos in Target and Gamestop kiosks - DKCTF, Game and Wario, WW HD - why arent these on the eShop?!?! Its bad enough Nintendo doesnt want to sell Wii U hardware, they should at least want to sell Wii U software to the 6mil of us who ponied up already.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Titles Struggle for a Presence in UK ...:

@Nintenjoe64 - What he said. Lego Hobbit on the Wii U not due out until Apr 22, 2 weeks after every other system. At least thats what Damo told us. Hard to make the charts that way. I have no idea about the 3DS version.

Read a rumour over the weekend about W_D this fall or holiday, (months after May 27th release on every other system that we already knew) so maybe thats just the way its gonna be. Im sure Wii U will get Just Dance same day though.



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

@Arcamenel - OK, so it isn't just me. I was beginning to think it was.

@sinalefa - "I still get your point, and that is why I hated Jack Tretton and even nicknamed him Droopy. He sounded so bored during those E3 events."

Tretton always just struck me as a a white guy in a tie. Even when he isn't wearing a tie he is. I'm a white guy who sometimes in a tie, I'm not racist, I'm Marxist. Bourgeoisie is hard to spell though.

I don't want Trinen fired, just off camera. If he's a translator he's probably trained himself to be that stiff so as not to convey any unwarranted emotion to other peoples words. Has to be a difficult job being not just a translator but a mouthpiece.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomod...:

Since it's a japanese game your Mii should only be allowed to marry a booth babe. Even the females Miis.

Though they would have to change the name to "Trophy Life".

Personally, I'm kind of burned out on the same sex marriage discussion, what I want to know is can your Mii get stoned?



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

THAT GUY is the Director of Product Marketing? Well that explains why Nintnedo's marketing is so lame. They should fire him and just hire his Mii, it has a whole lot more personality. OK, maybe not fire him, I'm sure he has an MBA from a good school and has the brains, but he should never be allowed on camera. There is a reason companies hire celebrities to advertise there stuff, and it's not just b/c they are famous, it's because they can present a presence that makes you want to buy stuff. This guy is the capital Z in Zzzzzzz.

I hope some of that 3DS voice creation they are working on makes it's way to the Wii U. it's 2014, the time for fake languages is long gone. Really, it is.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Direct: Nintendo Shows Off The Peculi...:

@Unca_Lz - His Max Headroom counterpart at least has a pulse - reminded me of Celebrity Deathmatch. The real guy probably cried when Wonderbread declared bankruptcy. I'm sure he's a nice enough guy, but I require John Stewart cynicism in my talking heads.



rjejr commented on Nintendo Direct: Nintendo Shows Off The Peculi...:

I have zero interest in playing this game, but I will watch every video they make, that was so freakin hilarious, every bit was funny. Well up until Treehouse guy came on at 3:30 then I stopped.

This should be a regular series like Dinosaur Office.

Question - are these voices actually in the game or is that just the trailer? I'm sill surprised whenever 3DS gets a voice acted game - Kid Icarus was hilarious, I wonder if some of the same joke writers helped on this - and it seems like Wii U gets Pikmin and Zelda fake language noise gibberish.



rjejr commented on Wii U Version Of LEGO: The Hobbit Taking Sligh...:

@gatorboi352 - "OR Dreamcast."

My Dreamcast demands an apology. ;-)

Don't have the dates in front of me, so I don't know what was out on Dreamcast 1 1/2 years into it's life, but it only lasted about 3 years and it had some really great games, and odd games, and stuff of the future like a built in modem w/ online web browser and VMU. It also was first to what I consider the modern era of realistic looking graphics - perhaps muddled messes by todays standards - but tennis and football were a huge leap from any system previous. Wii U has an under utilized Gamepad and a 2 month wait to MK8.

Skies of Arcadia, Grandia 2, Shemue, Jet Grind Radio, Soul Calibur, Deep Sea Fishing, Sonic Adventure, the 2K sports games, Seaman, Space Channel 5 (Wii gets all the well deserved credit for motion but I think a debt is owed to SC5.) That's just off the top of my head.

I could be off on the dates, and Dreamcast may have been barren it's first 18 months, but Wii U has a long way to go before touching Dreamcast in variety and quantity of quality games.

I agree w/ the Saturn and Jaguar.



rjejr commented on Wii U Version Of LEGO: The Hobbit Taking Sligh...:

"but Warner Brothers has confirmed that content relating to the third and final entry will come later, presumably as DLC."

Did they confirm how late the Wii U DLC will be, or should we just assume Wii U wont be getting the DLC at all?

caveat emptor before buying this on Wii U.



rjejr commented on Wii U Version Of LEGO: The Hobbit Taking Sligh...:

@jenkje - "They hope everyone get's it on the 3DS first. And then buys it on Wii U."

Well that would be a good plan, except 45mil 3DS and 6mil Wii U means if 3DS comes first many people buy it on 3DS and very few on Wii U. if Wii U came out first 6mil could potentailly buy it on Wii U and then still another 42mil buy it on 3DS. So it makes no sense. Makes no sense for SSB either.

Only thing that makes sense - Lego Hobbit sells poorly on Wii U so they have an excuse to drop Wii U support for future Lego games.

@Damo - Well in that case I replace my "sorry Damo" w/ a "you're welcome Damo". :-)



rjejr commented on Video: Marvel Characters Making Their Way to D...:

@MadAdam81 - Yeah, I got a bit carried away there, too much repetition of all the things they left out at the beginning. I almost bought that Fantasia Mickey even though I have no real interest in another toy game. We already have about 30 Skylanders, and I fear a Pokemon game would overrun my house like Tribbles.



rjejr commented on Wii U Version Of LEGO: The Hobbit Taking Sligh...:

@the_truth - Oh sorry, didn't know it was due a week a later, I thought it was Apr 8 on everything in US. Guess since it's Wii U I should have known better huh.

Sorry Damo.

Well anyway, I think somewhere it should be noted it's still 2 weeks later on Wii U than anything else, and not just a week later like this sounds.