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rjejr

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#1

rjejr commented on Fry's Electronics Cancels Some New Nintendo 3D...:

So, I guess we'll never know who's fault this is, huh? Ninntendo over-promising stock and under-delivering, or the reatilers taking more pre-orders than they knew they were going to get.

Regardless, it' shard to get too upset over something labeled "limited" you know they are only gong to be so many, but the amiibo really need to be in stock in higher numbers. What if people don't like SSB so they haven't been collecting amiibo yet, but they want Mario Party 10 and then decide it's time to start buying amiibo, they are going to be in for a rude awakening.

Pre-orders should never be canceled though. Ninteod is leaving so much money on th etbale by not making more amiibo and "limited edition" 3DS models. Judging by sales they could make double of everything and still sell out, then let all the eBay scalpers be stuck w/ items they can't unload.

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#2

rjejr commented on Impressions: Nintendo Made The Right Call With...:

Spent about 30 minutes w/ the demo, quit after meeting up w/ John Henry, and it looks interesting, but man my eyes are to old for a normal size 3DS.

What's the final multiplayer of this game supposed to look like? If this game is supposed to be all about vs or co-op mode then the demo length doens't matter, it's just practice for the real multiplayer game.

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#3

rjejr commented on Code Name S.T.E.A.M Demo Available Now on the ...:

@aaronsullivan - Demo was fun, but I can't play on those tiny little screens. Well the bottom screen is ok, it doesn't do much, but I can't see anything on that top screen. Partly size and partly resolution I think. I had an iPod Touch and my wife has a $100 Android smartphone and they both seem much more viewable. 3D looked good though, but I find it hard to discern objects. I've spent enough time on store kiosk XL models and those seem the right size to me, so I wait.

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rjejr commented on Code Name S.T.E.A.M Demo Available Now on the ...:

@aaronsullivan - Thanks for all the comments. I think I'll like it, really enjoyed Advance Wars (even though I played clone Mecha Wars on PS3 first) but I'm still wrapping my head around it being turn based. I'll DL the demo later. new 3DS XL is probably my birthday present in July so I have time to get used to it ;-)

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#9

rjejr commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

I said awhile back that if Nitnedo wanted to take a cut from people playing their games on Youtube then they should ask for it, not going to go back on that now, though I was saying 10% seemed like enough of an acknowledgement, 30-40 means I wouldn't play their games either, enough games out there without them, just look at all the games Wii U isn't getting.

Not sure where Ninteod got 30%-40% from, but I would guess Apple, which charges 30% (last I checked) from every app sold on a "i" device. I think Nintnedo is looking more at that model than TV and commercials.

Guess we'll see how this plays out. Chuggaconroy has been playing Xenoblade Chronciles for about 6 months now it seems, wonder if he'll stop or pay up? (I don't watch it, my kids do, only I won't let them, so they are impatiently waiting for CHuggaconroy to move onto something else.)

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#10

rjejr commented on Nintendo's Revival of Animal Crossing: New Lea...:

I've never really understood the allure of any of these life sim time wasting games, but having recently become additced to free-to-play Skylanders: Lost Islands I can see why people become hopelessly addicted to stuff like this. Free DLC, updates, whatever you want to call it seems like a must though to keep more people coming back.

If there is a Wii U version we'll have to look into it. Though I would prefer an "amiibo Crossing" game instead, those amiibo really should have a digital home.

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#11

rjejr commented on Code Name S.T.E.A.M Demo Available Now on the ...:

@JaxonH @Captain_Gonru - What part of any video that we've seen said "turn based"? All I've seen are people running around, hiding behind boxes, and shooting each other. I'm going to go watch a bunch of videos now.

And yes I know who IS is, Advance Wars was great, doesn't mean they coudln't branch out, lots of companies branch out.

OK, watched the 3 minute annouce trailer, I can sort of see how it's turn based, but in 1st viewing it really looks like the cast of W101 invaded Columbia form Bioshock Nfinite, run and gun team stuff. I seriously can not be the only person who saw that video and thought that. And Idon't recall any of the newer trailers emphasizing turn based either. IT's going to take me awhile to get used to this.

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#12

rjejr commented on Video: New Nintendo 3DS In-Depth Review: Episo...:

Nice that they improved the browser, but did they improve the method of getting connected to hotspots? I just bought a new router for my house and getting on w/ our 3 tablets and 1 smartphone was a snap but the 2 3DS was a pain, I haven't even connected my wife's 3DS yet.

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#16

rjejr commented on Three New LEGO Games Heading for Nintendo Hard...:

@C-Olimar - If Nintendo wants to throw good money after bad, then I suppose LCU 2 is a possibility, but Nintendo would be better off making Lego Mushroom Kingdom instead. Wii U still hasn't had a new Paper Mario game, maybe a similar style Lego Mario :-) If you haven't been toy shopping lately there are a ton of Mario block toys, too bad they are all K'Nex.

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#17

rjejr commented on Three New LEGO Games Heading for Nintendo Hard...:

@sinalefa - Shenmue 3 will happen before LCU 2 :-)

Neither will be on Wii U though. :-(

"it is a known IP AND it was multiplatform. Plus it has multiplayer."

You know those have always been my arguments why LCU should be cheaper than all the other Lego games. OK, not cheaper, but a sale and drop in MSRP couldn't hurt.

NSMBU, LCU, Pikmin 3 and ZombiU should be the first 4 in the Players Choice line-up for $30 each (well maybe $20 for ZombiU, it's already pretty cheap). They'll make up some of that money selling DLC for Pikmin 3 and the Luigi Levels for NSMBU. And they are all exclusives otherwise I'd put Batman Armored Ed on the list. It's just another way to advertise old games, throw them in a newly decorated box, give them their own square on eShop.

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#18

rjejr commented on Code Name S.T.E.A.M Demo Available Now on the ...:

Wow, that's seriously early for a Nintnedo demo. For any demo from any company ever actually.

So what are the control options - the camera always looked like a natural for the "new" 3DS thumbstick - does it work w/ that CPP add-on? Just curious.

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#19

rjejr commented on Three New LEGO Games Heading for Nintendo Hard...:

@sinalefa - obligatory "Give me Lego City Undercover 2 instead"

Lego Batman sold 12 mil, LCU sold under 1 mil, I don't think LCU2 is ever going to happen. Maybe if LCU became an obligatory bundled game, or LCU was the first in the $20 "Selects/Player's Choice" line-up, people might want it more and we'd get a sequel, but I don't see it ever happening, sorry.

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2014/12/lego-batman-named-best-selling-superhero-videogame-of-all-time-62116

@Stargazer - "the game glitches or locks up at least once every 2 hours"

Ah, so it wasn't just us then. That 2 hours sounds about right, when my kids only played for an hour after school the game seemed ok, it was on the weekends when it almost always froze.

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#20

rjejr commented on Three New LEGO Games Heading for Nintendo Hard...:

Where's the 3rd Hobbit movie? I'm not buying Lego Hobbit until I know Wii U is getting the 3rd movie, rumoured to be DLC.

No Lego Star Wars for the new movie makes me think Disney will be going whole hog w/ Star Wars in Disney Infinity. Though I suppose the Lego game will come after the 3rd (9th) movie several years from now. Unless like Lego Hobbit it comes out w/ the 2nd movie and the 3rd movie is DLC ;-)

My kids enjoyed Lego Marvel, except for it freezing the Wii U every other time they played it, that got old. We still have to play Lego Batman 2 and 3 so Lego Avengers can wait until it's $20, Probably next spring.

Lego Jurassic World, hmm, 1st movie was epic, then got progressively worse. Not even sure if JW is a sequel or prequel or reboot. If Goldblum's character is voiced by him in the egame Ill have to get it though, he had all the best lines in every movie he was in. Probably even some ID4 references thrown in if they get him.

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#21

rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Update 1.0.2 Adds ...:

"deliver expected features such as online Tournies"

And sharing, and the Miiverse level.

The game has been out over 2 months and we still don't have all of the "50 new things" that were in the video. I don't count Mewtwo as he's add-on DLC, but sharing levels should have been in there from day 1 just like SSBB.

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#22

rjejr commented on Review: Monster Combine TD (3DS eShop):

Yu-Gi-Oh goes to Hogwarts.

As much as I like PvZ, well the first 1, it's been all downhill since, I'm blaming EA, this just looks like a free web browser game. I guess its ok for $4 though.

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#23

rjejr commented on New Fire Emblem 3DS Title Set For Battle in Ja...:

Let's see, Mario Maker - the game my kids have been looking forward to more than any other - is delayed outside of first 1/2 2015. A game that in it's entirety is nothing more than a level editor. Can't imagine why ;-)

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#24

rjejr commented on Satoru Iwata States That Around 5.7 Million am...:

New handheld hardware in 2016 would make sense, as long as they do the smart thing and release it in September, not March, nobody buys new consoles in March. Well OK 3DS sold well in March, but then it didnt sell in April, May, June, July or August. Not even sure why they are releasing a "new 3DS XL" in mid Feb, so close to after the holidays, unless they are planning on a new handheld in late 2016.

They could drag another year out of 3DS though if the new hardware can be made to match up w/ the Wii U for multiplayer cross platform gaming, not just as a controller for SSBU but for multiplayer like MHU4 or STEAM on both 3DS and Wii U.

What will it be though? Even clamshell isnt a given as 2DS is more tablet than pocket friendly. Will it have 3D? I have no clue what they'll come up with next. Who knows, maybe it will be a phone? ;-)

Wii U needs another 2 years though or even the diehard would shy away from buying another Nintendo home console.

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#25

rjejr commented on ​Star Wars Landspeeder Breaks Cover In Disne...:

@Evenmoresteven - I didn't buy 1.0 b/c it was all Pixar, all the time. It should have been called Pixar Infinity. And so far 2.0 "Originals" isnt helping all that muchthough at least Tinkerbell, Mickey and Donald are out there. I got 2.0 b/c it came bundled w/ my PS3 but here's who I'm really waiting for:

Sidekick pack (though I think DInsey already announced no more triple packs)
Pinochhio sidekick Jiminy Cricket
Bambi sidekick Thumper
Dumbo sidekick Timothy Q. Mouse

Br'er rabbit - Disney needs to own up to Song of the South 1 of these days, Zip a dee do dah is one of the best movie theme songs ever

All 7 Dwarfs - or at least Grumpy, Sleepy and Doc

Herbie the Love Bug and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

And Jungle Book seems like a natural for a play set adventure, Baloo and Shere Khan are perfect toys

In time I suppose we'll see all these things, Disney will play this out for years.

As for the inevitable Star Wars...

Jar Jar Binks was made to be one of these cartoony looking characters - I really hate what DI 2.0 did to the Marvel characters though Pixar and Donald Duck look ok. How many ways can you kill Jar Jar Binks in Toy Box?

Fortunately I really only love Star Wars (the first movie) so give me R2D2 and Yoda (yes I know he wasn't in that movie) and I'm good. DI just isn't a very good place for actual people.

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#26

rjejr commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on...:

@VeeFlamesNL - Well, you're edit kind of beat me to it, but on a brighter note if the 3DS can run Kid Icarus and MH4U it should be able to at least serve as a 2nd Gamepad controller for Wii U. Wii U would still be running the game, just outputting the Gamepad screen to the 3DS screen.

Bigger issue - there is no Splatoon for 3DS. Though I would think an "app" can be built that would let it run as a controller as SSBU could utilize several 3DS at one time, but it wouldn't be a separate 3DS experience, it would still just be running off the Wii U as if it were a 2nd Gamepad.

Though if 3DS can run MH4U and STEAM, both online multiplayer games, why couldn't it run a scaled down port of Splatoon? Heck Kid Icarus has 6 person online multiplayer and that's a 3 year old game, and a good one at that.

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#27

rjejr commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on...:

@VeeFlamesNL - "I suppose the local player would be similar to online multiplayer"

Well it could be similar, except the game is based on shooting in first person view w/ the Gamepad, which only player 1 will have at home, and having a map overlay w/ transport options to move about the map, which only the Gmaepad player will have. Thing is, I'm not sure f they've even shown any offline multplayer footage, and is it 2 or 4 player? 3 player w/ splitscreen for the non-gamepad users and the Gamepad holder acting as a leader of sorts would be interesting, it kind of works that way in Zelda in NitedoLand if I remember correctly. but they haven't told us yet, so I'm looking forward to 4 player Kirby until we see more. Nintendo told us there would be dual Gamepad support for Wii U about 3 years ago and I have yet to see that.

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#28

rjejr commented on Poll: Nintendo's Year of Multiplayer Gaming on...:

Still too much unknown for me about Splatoon's offline multiplayer so voted for Kirby, which is only 4 weeks away, and there are only so many games we can play 4-player with my wife and kids, most are vs - MK8, SSBU.

After we're done w/ Kirby then I'll focus on Splatoon.

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#29

rjejr commented on Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New...:

@TingLz - "At the same time, why would they owe anything to their fans?"

Are you asking that about Nintnedo? If so then -

Gamecube adaptor - advertised but barely able to purchase - was never listed as a "limited time" or "special edition" order.
amiibo - Villager and Wii fit Trainer nearly impossible to find
some "limited edition" items sold only in 1 store in NYC

And with the number of cancellations of different items over the last few months I'd wager at least 1 of them has to do with Nintendo not being able to meet what it told retailers it would send them

When you put it all together, it looks like Nintendo is messing with it's fan base, but not in a good way.

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#30

rjejr commented on Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New...:

@JaxonH - "the common thread is Nintendo items"

The common thread is known scarcity. There are plenty of Mario amiibo sitting on shelves, and Wii U, and Wii Mini. But limited items going back to Cabbage Patch dolls and Tickle Me Elmo, and this stupid Kaos Trap that came out a few months ago and I can't find anywhere for less than 10x mark up ($6 selling for $60).

http://smile.amazon.com/Skylanders-Trap-Team-Not-Machine-Specific/dp/B00NTDL4FU/ref=pd_sim_t_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=0QK77KFNTHKJ5XBKCY49

On the bright side, found these 2 retail at Target Friday morning. I hate paying retail but my kids really wanted these and Target had exactly 1 of each, I took that as a sign.

http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RC5Q9E2/ref=s9_simh_gw_p63_d1_i3?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=11Y8SEM4WTS47MNVAMMF&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=1970559082&pf_rd_i=desktop

My kids really wanted them, and with their Target gift cards sitting unused, they weren't lstneing to my eBay talk. ;-)

Your $50 at BB will go even further w/ your GCU membership. If you got in on that $30 deal your killing it at BB.

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#31

rjejr commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Limits amiibo Purch...:

@Nicolai - Nice, but you left out the big BUT. Nintneo made the Wii console, I live in NY, it was sold out for 2 years before it was readily available on shelves. At no point were people thinking they woudln't get 1 though b/c people assumed correctly, that Nitnedo would just keep making more as long as the demand was there.

BUT, by cutting off the figures in the first and 2nd waves it alerted the scalpers - "HEY, these are rare items, we are only making a limited amount, come buy them all!!" Nintendo called the scalpers. All they had to do was either keep making more - which admittedly is out of their hands - or at least announce they would be making more ASAP. but they dind't b/c they arne't so the scalpers now know every single amiibo made is limited. The blood is in the water, scalpers are sharks. If Ntineod wants it to end either make more, or announce every single amiibo will be continued to be produced until demand is saturated.

It's on Ntineod, this whole mess is of their own making. Sorry to blame the victim, but they only continue to make matters worse. Let a few dozen Villager and Fit trainers show up online and on store shelves and the scalpers will disappear.

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#32

rjejr commented on Best Buy Cancellations of Majora's Mask 3D New...:

So pre-order = lottery ticket?

Not placing blame though b/c we really don't know what happened. Ninnteod gave BB a # they coudlnt fulfill, BB got a # and decided to take more pre-orders than they knew they were getting, BB e-order system has issues and was overwhelmed and accidentally took more pre-orders than it was supposed to.

We'll never know. Sorry to all the people who thought "pre-ordering" meant you were guaranteed to get whatever it was you pre-ordered. Good on BB for giving the $50 in store credit. What is Ntinedo doing as an apology to all it's fans? Not just for this, seems like it could be strictly BB's fault by that $50 offer, but this, amiibo, Gamecube adaptor. Its just one thing after another with them, can't blame BB, TRU, Amazon and the scalpers when the common thread is Nitnedo. Its getting to be to common of an occurrence to give N a free pass.

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#33

rjejr commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@StarDust4Ever @Captain_Gonru @StarDust4Ever - Don't wait on FIOS, it isn't coming

http://arstechnica.com/business/2015/01/verizon-nears-the-end-of-fios-builds/

"resulting in an increase in capacity for a dual layer disc from 8.7 Gb to 50Gb."

I'm under the impression that the new consoles - PS4 and X1, sorry U - install everything from the discs onto the internal HDD drive anyway, correct @JaxonH ? So the industry doesn't need bigger discs, just send multiple discs. What difference does it make how many discs a game comes on if you have to install it all anyway? Just make it so only the first disc needs to be inserted for the whole game to run.

I have 10 or so PS1 games siting on my shelf, they are all multiple discs. I was actually kind of snobby about that in the late 90's, but I really only played JRPG anyway. And MGS sits next to it's Bleem disc counterpart so I can play it on my Dreamcast. I wouldn't be surprised if Squenix decided to purposely make FFXV ship on multiple discs as a status prestige thing.

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#34

rjejr commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@Zombie_Barioth @Quorthon - "I second the Hu-Card idea"

Embarrassed to admit I did't know what that is, but the logical extension is amiibo and other NFC toys that have the games in them. Shouldn't be too hard to hide a micro USB port under the base somewhere.

@JaxonH - "Halo Master Chief- 61gb"

Isn't that like 4 games though, brings down the average ;-) I'm surprised they don't give you the option to just install the ones you want. I just finished a 12GB mandatory install for Bioshock on PS3 and it took way too long, but it was free on the B Infinite disc. Skyrim had it's own disc but I think that was a way too long install as well. All 3 were $15 so can't complain too much.

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#35

rjejr commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@Quorthon - "until the rise of digital games destroys the need for GameStop."

What's funny is that the end of "disc based" games seems to be coinciding w/ the rise of physical based downloadable content in the form of Skylanders (spent $65 on them this just morning) Disney Infinity figures and amiibo. Skylanders have been out for 4 years so theoretically should be going away soon, but I suspect something will take it's place, the market is too big. And 3 new Star Wars movies are coming out, and Disney owns Star Wars so...

Gamestop isn't my favorite place, but I'm glad they're around for used games. And how many shoe stores and matress places does the world need?

And if Gamestop goes under, somebody else gets the power, and I don't shop at Walmart. As long as there are music CDs in stores there will be disc based videogames. Not everybody can download 50GB, which is what some PS4 games are. PS5 will have 4k resolution and 100GB games, thats a loooong time to download.

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#36

rjejr commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@JaxonH - "if someone truly has an issue ordering through a 3rd party they have other online options, like Newegg for example."

Gamers buying Wii U for themselves that's probably all good, but parents choosing between a Wii U, PS3/4 or Xbox360/1 for a gift may not feel like risking so much money on a 3rd party. And I know Newegg is huge (I think I read recently it may be only behind Amazon for online sales), but is it huge among the soccer mom gift buyers?

I just don't see how Amazon US NOT carrying a product can be rationalized as a good thing. Well unless that product begins with an "i". Apple seems to do just fine w/o Amazon.

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#38

rjejr commented on Animal Crossing Announcement Community Launche...:

@aaronsullivan - Spent $65 on 2 new Skylanders packs this morning - which is nuts b/c I only spent $37 on the entire $75 game. I never buy MSRP but all the "limited availability" of NFC toys and consoles and adaptors broke me. Now I just need to find a Kaos trap and I'm done.
I think that's why big companies don't mind scalpers too much - people like me - a non-scalper - buy stuff immediately when we see it, even at full MSRP. Sell outs = profits.

I'll give Disney this, haven't seen too many stock issues for figures or playsets. Well at least not that I'm aware of, not really looking that hard for anything in particular though.

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#39

rjejr commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

Don't like the idea of having to go to a store to get a demo - why not home Wi-Fi - and then get the code on a card - why not just Wi-Fi DL? - and then have to scratch off that stupid annoying stuff - why not just scan a barcode?

I like the cards as marketing material, but that's too much work for a demo.

Well at least we don't have to purchase Final Fantasy Type-0 HD to get it. (ie Nintnedo's not the only company making people jump thru hoops for free demos)

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#41

rjejr commented on Animal Crossing Announcement Community Launche...:

@aaronsullivan - "appvertisement"

Now I'm hungry for pigs-in-a-blanket :-) Just messn' with ya.

Wii U at the very bare minimum least needs 1 of these:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tuyware.mydisneyinfinitycollection

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.activision.skylanders.collectionvault

"Why isn't there an animal crossing on Wii U, yet? Huh."

If we don't have ACU by Christmas Nintendo wins troll of the year. amiibo compatible. I don't even play those games but I want a Mr. Resetti amiibo - I'm a big fan of puns.

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#44

rjejr commented on Second Week of Throwback Sale Goes Live on Nor...:

A Link Between Worlds at 25% - $10 off is a pretty good sale by Nintendo standards, game is still usually $40 on shelves.

I'll save my money for next week though. Possibly still own all 3 Metroid games - 2 from their Gamecube days - but $10 for the remastered trilogy seems like a must buy.

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#45

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

@Quorthon "The last Disney Infinity was released as a free download on the Wii U"

I don't think Nitneod cares what anybody else does. I've been railing for over a month how 2 year old single player only Lego City Undercover is still $49.99 in the eShop while other Lego games go for $19.99 and $29.99. And you have to look pretty hard in the eShop to even find LCU. Supposed to be a really fun game, too bad they don't put it on sale w/ all the other Lego games so people can find it, buy it, and play it.

And Disney Infinity being free is complicated. And playing it is compicated as well. It was really an apology to all the Wii owners b/c DI 2.0 didn't come out on Wii. And since there are 120mil Wii in the world and only 9mil Wii U it's likely some of those people who bought DI 1.0 on Wii don't yet own a Wii U. So they spent maybe over $100 on DI on Wii and now don't get DI 2.0. So it was a bone to people who buy a Wii U just to play DI 2.0.

And I bought DI 2.0 in part b/c I DL that 10GB "free" game. The DI 2.0 portal is backwards compatible so that works, but of course none of the figures are so I could get it to run but not play it. I bought 2 DI figures used - Capt Jack and his nemesis-buddy Barborosa thinking I could play it then, but the "adventure" modes are locked behind a little plastic key - which goes used for $10 on eBay - so even w/ the portal AND the figures I still couldn't play the "free" game. So it's not so much a "free" game as a "free transfer" for people who owned 1.0 on Wii and then buy a Wii U for 2.0. Not that you care about any of that, but I've been bidding on that stupid piece on eBay for weeks now, kinda stuck in my craw.

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#46

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

@Quorthon - "free-to-download Subspace Emissary"

I hope it isn't free, I want a real game if they are going to make SE to compete with Skylanders and DI. Basically a 2D Skylanders w/ all the cut scenes and story that SE had. I just don't think they can adequately do that for free.

What I wouldn't mind for free - and they should have had at launch - is a Wara wara plaza for amiibo - "amiibo plaza" I guess - where all your amiibo would shuffle about and strike a pose and when you clicked on them it would show their level and stuff from SSBU. Pick them up and drop them like the Mii and photo them to share our collections on Miiverse. I can't comprehend having a collectible line of toys without having a digital catalogue of sorts. Skylanders - Spyro's Adventure had a great website when it launched - since abandoned - and you can actually play DI 1 and 2 on PC for free, 2.0 tells you all the characters you have.

Nintendo owns all the parts - NFC Gamepad, amiibo, Miiverse w/ screen capture posts, Wara Wara Plaza and Mii maker - yet hans't made any effort to combine them. Animal Crossing has it's own Wara Wara plaza and AC doesn't even have a Wii U game. I don't get it.

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#47

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

@Quorthon - Subspace Emissary

Way back when amiibo were announced, and we already knew SSBU would NOT begetting a SE sequel, a spin-off amiibo based SE game seemed a likely candidate. I'd much prefer open world, but seeing as how Nintendo is so 2D focused SE seemed like a sure bet to me. My kids and I probably spent over 100 hours playing it. And the set-up would need minimal tweaking. Give us maybe 6 characters to start so the main story can be completed w/o additional purchase - Skylanders sort of does this - let the rest amiibo unlock.

Besides that I'm still waiting for Pokepark 3. The evolution from P1 to P2 - play as Pikachu, play as Pikachu and 3 others - leads me to think P3 would let you play as Pikachu - heck throw his amibo in the box - and then buy Pokemon amiibo to unlock them. I don't think too many people care abut that series but 2 was a decent game. Even had a more difficult challenge mode after the story. It would be a great way to have a Pokemon game w/o needing to make 700 Pokemon, just limit it to 3 waves - the 18 starters, 18 popular, 18 Legendary. In that order.

If Nintendo wanted to make more money we would get both of those games.

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#48

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

@BensonUii - Well thats a small part of the problem, big part of the problem - amiibo work on Wii U - 9mil sold, Skylanders and Disney work on

Wii U = 9mil
Wii (though DI 2.0 skipped it) = 120mil
PS3 = 80mil
PS4 = 18mil
Xbx360 = 80mil
X1 = 10mil
total = 327mil vs 9mil (math is probably wrong it's late, sorry)

That's the REAL problem. And adding 3DS support for amiibo really won't help, both DI and Skylanders work on 3DS. I've read all the games are severley gimped on the 3DS, but the figures still work.

rjejr

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rjejr commented on Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Due in Ma...:

@seb5049 - I'm going to have to file that one under - I'll believe it when I see it. I suppose it would actually be easier to just email out a code than link it to a NNID though. Makes me wonder if the code will be console specific, or just buy 1, get 1 free code. I'm sure somebody will try to redeem a code o the wrong console just to see if it works. Guess we'll see.