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rjejr

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#1

rjejr commented on Weirdness: Factory Error Results in Dual-Wield...:

@Grumblevolcano - If the Link amiibo would fix my save file issue w/ Hyrule Warriors I'd buy it. (My save file is on the internal storage and I have to remember to turn off my external HDD when I want to play otherwise it makes a new one. My son's save file is on the external drive, and you can't move or copy either one to the other spot w/o overwriting, even though we have separate accounts, just one of those stupid things Nintendo does and issues you run into w/ an external HDD. It's annoying having to DL all the patches, DLC and updates twice, once to each spot. Stupid Nintendo. No spinner for me.

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#2

rjejr commented on Weirdness: Factory Error Results in Dual-Wield...:

@Captain_Gonru - No amiibo for us, $140 on games is enough for 1 day, especially 4 weeks before Christmas. They're still under consideration as we don't see a compelling reason to buy 1. My kid was testing his stage facing off against Mario in test mode making amiibo seem even less necessary. Not that they should be necessary, but we lack any desire to get them.

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#4

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. Can Finally R...:

@Ernest_The_Crab - Sakurai should get whatever he wants just for doing Kid Icarus: Uprising. I actually never played it - still waiting for the Wii U version, we got GBA games, why not? - but both my kids got it at launch and they still talk about it and play it. I know the controls were a bit wonky and ground fighting segments were weak but if you think about what they pulled off on the 3DS it's really impressive.

And the guys' only 44, Miyamoto is 62. 1 is Nintneod's future, 1 is the past and present.

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#6

rjejr commented on Out Now: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo a...:

@Ryno - No amiibo for us. Ordered Skylanders Trap Team on Wii on Amazon for $37.49 so we can DL the Wii U version and they have their choice of tvs to play on. Had I grabbed that last Wii Mini the other day when I price checked it they could have played on that. PS TV is dropping fast, maybe I'll pick up 1 of those. It's kind of like a Wii Mini b/c it doesn't have Netflix.

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#8

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. Can Finally R...:

@Ernest_The_Crab - Millions would be an exxagaration no matter how it was measured, but it makes sense that its losing Nintendo a few Wii U sales. Maybe not enough to matter, people could just buy them elsewhere, but I do think the exposure to the general public would be better overall if Amazon was promoting them to their millions of paying Prime subscribers.

As for my hoping about not paying for DLC, versions 2.0 and 3.0 of MK8 being free do probably mean that stuff will be free, but I dont like Nintendo getting such a free pass leaving that stuff out w/o even giving a timeline for it, days weeks months? When?

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#9

rjejr commented on Out Now: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo a...:

@aaronsullivan - Checked my Target, no Captain Toad demo. Bought SSBU but had to purchase at customer service as the 10% off coupon wouldnt work w/ the $5 pre-order GC which is insane, I pad $1 for that card, its not a coupon.

@ryno - The last Wii Mini was gone. :-(

For those waiting for Pokemon ASOR in the EU/UK - the US version has a choice of 7 language options - seven - so I dont think translation is the hold-up. I dont recall what they all were but the usual EU languages, english, spanish, french, german, italian.

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#10

rjejr commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Emphasizes the Nintendo Diffe...:

Amazon is a competitor like it or not. FireTV gaming bundle, FireTV Stick. Amazon is getting serious about gaming, and Wii U isn't exactly flying off the shelves just yet.

But I just can't watch another Reggie interview. I haven't even watched the last 1 yet.

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#11

rjejr commented on Bill Trinen Confirms There'll Be More Series-S...:

@aaronsullivan - Just bought the Wii version of Skyalnders Trap team for $49.99 - 25% so $37.49, and I had a $10 GC from my electric company for going paperless. Now I just have to hope my extral HDD holds out for the DL Wii U version - 2 games for 1 (Wii is in my sons room, they can get exercise carrying the portal up and down stairs). My accomplishment for the day. I'll stop annoying you know - time to go to Target anyway, and I can't shop while the kids are home.

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#12

rjejr commented on Bill Trinen Confirms There'll Be More Series-S...:

@aaronsullivan - No escaping Minecraft. My kid bought a $6 handbook yesterday at a school book fair for how to use redstone.

I'm kind of sick of it myself, but my kid has learned alot about computers downloading and installing mods and moving them around inside Win Explorer. He's running 3 versions and the mods only seem able to run in 1 so he's constantly switching stuff into and out of the mod folder, or renaming them, actually I'm not quite sure what he's doing anymore. My wife's afraid he's going to become a criminal. (Probably already is if you asked Microsoft). When I was 9 we had a black and white tv.

Well since I know DI 2.0 is for Christmas I'll stop asking you if your kids like it.

Oh, besides spending all my time looking for deals, I also spend my time looking for deals for my mom and 2 sisters to buy my kids gifts, so maybe 1 of them can get the kids Disney 2.0 toy box. I got the range hood clean enough, just saved $50 :-)

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#13

rjejr commented on Details Uncovered of Upcoming Update for Zelda...:

@Captain_Gonru - Thanks, actually picked up 2 $10 eShop cards as gifts for the boys on my first trip to Target this week. 2nd trip I picked up razor blades and a $5 GC. 3rd trip Pokemon and SSBU. I'm at Target a lot. They're down to 1 Wii Mini, I price check it occasionally to see if it gets clearanced. I'ld buy it for $48 for the heck of it.

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#14

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. Can Finally R...:

Before they start working on DLC - if they ever do - lets hope they finish up what SSBU is supposed to get (as listed in that vid of 50 things) - a Miiverse stage, sharing and tournaments. And lets hope they don't charge us for them.

Has anybody at Nintendo given us a timeline for when we can expect those things?

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#15

rjejr commented on Details Uncovered of Upcoming Update for Zelda...:

@sinalefa - Yeah I suppose that $60 can be an issue. I think I used $15 in Kmart credit/points (I remember the receipt being about $45) and got back another $15 that I used to buy my kids a $15 Swap-force figure they needed for free, so that was a pretty good deal. I won't pay retail w/o at least a GC and some store credit to spend. It is a really fun game though. May seem like slow motion to you after B2 but it's a fun story driven beat'em up w/ all the Zelda charm in-tact. And I don't even like the Zelda games, those are slow-mo, but I like the storybook charm.

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#16

rjejr commented on Bill Trinen Confirms There'll Be More Series-S...:

@aaronsullivan - Man, are you a father after my own heart. Looking for deals is my full time job. I hope you use CAG:

https://www.cheapassgamer.com/topic/327877-disney-infinity-deals-compilation-thread-mk-ii-marvel-super-heroes-20-drops-on-923/page-76

Amazon is running a sale if you have an Amazon Visa card, some DI stuff is included though it sounds a bit late for you at this point.

http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=cbcc_tys_so?ie=UTF8&node=10111219011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=special-offers-1&pf_rd_r=0BAT98MCBYYA7SA2P3YH&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=1970088962&pf_rd_i=B00KWHJ2JQ

I'm probably going to buy SSBU at Target this afternoon, there was a 10% off coupon in the holiday ad, plus my kids will be getting $5 GC w/ their respective Pokemon purchases, it's a family purchase.

So have your kids actually played DI 2.0 yet or is all this stuff still in Santa's sack? I know the "originals" don't have story modes, but my kids already played all that stuff fin Lego Marvel anyway, and Skylanders is coming (I swear I LOL every time I'm in Target and hear Chaos voice coming out of that trap) so I really just want the $20 DL "toy box" from 2.0 and find the original set cheap to go w/ our free DL of that game so my kids can mess around building stuff. The stage builder still seems gimped in SSBU and who knows when Mario Maker is coming out?

My kids are older - 9 and 12 - and amiibo really aren't even on their radar but I'll go see what you have to say, you're a good judge.

Now I need to go back to buying a new range hood, mine's too disgusting to clean, I'm getting tennis elbow from trying.

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#17

rjejr commented on Details Uncovered of Upcoming Update for Zelda...:

@sinalefa - Yup, just checked, 199 points. And another 119 for the MK8 DLC.

So I have a total of 338, need 162 ($16.20?) more for another $5 credit

BUT

we only have about 40 days before all those points just go poof

So don't buy the DLC just for the points, they may not matter soon. Though if it puts you over the top, I'd say go for it. Haven't played it much of late but it was still worth the $20. (Though I bought mine all w/ Target credit for an eShop card and DDP points, so it was basically free for me, just a couple of bucks for tax.)

TW really needs to get on Nintendo about extending the DDP.

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#18

rjejr commented on Out Now: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, amiibo a...:

Really like that Pokemon commercial, hadn't seen it before. Nice mix of live action and then game play at the end.

My kids will be picking up Pokemon at Target this afternoon and I'm leaning towards SSBU while we're there. Still not all that interested in amiibo, not even enough to pre-order SSSB at TRU for a free 1. Maybe after Activision stops making Skylanders games and/or a game comes out built for amiibo. Maybe.

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#20

rjejr commented on Bill Trinen Confirms There'll Be More Series-S...:

@jariw - Well that would be nice. I actually like the happy hand waving Mario - reminds me of Mickey Mouse - over the fireball one. I just dont think fireball when I think Mario.

Basically the same toys but different skins. I can live w/ that. Skylanders has been reposing select figures every gen. We even have a couple, Trigger Happy riding a giant easter egg like Dr. Strangeglove was just too cute to pass up.

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#22

rjejr commented on Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distrib...:

@Jahir - Doesn't the fact that they are giving away a free real object 2 set CD collection that has to be physically mailed kind of defeat the whole "people need to create the DLC so it can't be free" argument? Shouldn't those CDs have to be paid for b/c the artists who created the music need to be paid? If 2 physical CDs can be free why can't Mewtwo? Why do those people need to be paid but the people who created the CDs don't?

That's all rhetorical obviously, no need to reply.

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#23

rjejr commented on Meta Knight amiibo to be Best Buy Exclusive in US:

@JaxonH - It's just the trailer for Jingle All the Way w/ Ah-nuld. That movie is probably the best commerical for Amazon.

And it's a good thing you shop on line w/ all the games you buy you'ld never have any time left to play if you actually had drive to stores.

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#24

rjejr commented on Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distrib...:

@Jahir - "And come on, they could easily just sell Mewtwo to everyone but their giving it free, at least you won't have to pay for one code."

Or they could just give it to everyone for free for jumping thru so many hoops? I think just registering the games on Club Nintendo should be enough hoop jumping for people that need to set up an account to get this. That way it still wouldn't be free for everyone and they could sell it or give it to you for signing up for and registering the game at Club Nintendo. Everybody wins.

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#26

rjejr commented on Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distrib...:

@LittleIrves - I know you didn't reply to me, but it's not a matter of paying for an extra character as much as saying it's free for some but others have to pay.

OK, long winded explanation but here's the problem - free is based on owning 2 games, 1 on 3DS which many kids will want to buy for their own, and 1 on Wii U which will most likely be shared by the whole family, b/c really how many households own more than 1 Wii U?

Now think back to all those 60's and 70's kid based sitcoms like the Brady Bunch, Partridge family and My 3 Sons. Imagine all those sons each get their own 3DS and a copy of the game but the household only gets 1 copy of the Wii U version. So which kid gets MewTwo for free and which other kids have to pay?

It's not about free or paid, it's about the inherent design flaw in the promotion itelf, linking games meant to be individually owned and games meant to be shared by many. SSBU is playable by 8 people in the same room at once, it's kind of a given that it's meant to be shared. SSB 3DS only has 1 save point, not shared. Any household - not just mine - that has multiple copies of the 3DS version and 1 copy of the Wii U version would run into this situation. (And Nintendo knows this which is why it says on their website if you have a family account to call them. Only I didn't read that until after @sinalefa pointed it out.)

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#27

rjejr commented on Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distrib...:

@sinalefa - Thanks. Guess I'll click on the links next time before posting.

But just the fact that Ntinedo had that footnote about the family account makes me think they have given this some thought, so that's good.

Guess we'll see what happens in March, maybe we'll all be moved onto Splatoon by then anyway.

Oh, speaking of Spaltoon, Target has $5 pre-order cards for both Splatoon and Yoshi's Wooly World. The release date is simply "2015" on both but just the fact that they have the cards makes me happy. Neither Hyrule Warriors, Kirby or Captain Toad have them yet, and it's probably too late for all 3. But 2 cards for 2 games in 2015 is still a win for Wii U. Baby steps.

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#28

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (North America):

@Darknyht - I wouldn't go looking for demos for myself either but as a dad living in suburbia and not teaching my kids how to live off the land (we are so unprepared for the zombie apocalypse) I have to teach them how to hunt down the ever elusive Wii U demo.

And I've always thought MS had the demo requirement right, but it's kind of a wash w/ having to pay $50 a year to stream Netflix. (I know they don't anymore, but I haven't looked into buying any Xbox system in many years. Never owned 1, probably never will. And I'm teaching my kids to not want 1 either, but we'll see how peer pressure goes once they hit high school.)

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#29

rjejr commented on Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distrib...:

@Joruus_Cbaoth - "Cry me a river. It's just a pokemon."

Oh well if it's "just a Pokemon" then why isn't it free to everybody who PAID for the game? It's not like you can just get it free, you still need to PAY $40 for the game.

That's the problem w/ all the people who are always complaining "oh look at all the whiners they want something for free". No, it isn't free, if it's part of the game that I PAID $40 for then I want it. Why SHOULD I pay more for a piece of the game after I've already paid for the game?. Go cry Nintendo a river, they apparently need it.

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#30

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (North America):

@Darknyht - I was in my tiny Target yesterday but no demo. Thinking about taking my kids to the Queens Mall next week, maybe they'll have it there.

But yeah it still seems silly we have to work so hard for something that could easily be downloaded to our Wii U systems WHILE WE SLEEP.

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#31

rjejr commented on Mewtwo Club Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Distrib...:

Why do some many articles about things representatives from Nintendo say have to have disclaimer articles the following day?

Gamecube adapter - it works w/ almost every game
Gamecube adapter - it only works w/ SSB U

SSB U will not have any paid DLC , Mewtwo is free
SSB U has paid DLC Mewtwo

My kids each bought SSB for 3DS w/ their own money. We'll be getting SSB for Wii U either tomorrow or Christmas. So 1 kid gets Mewtwo free and 1 kid has to pay?

Has it even been stated which game the code will be for if we only get 1 code? Will it work w/ both versions of the game or only 1?

Nintendo, being as obtuse as possible since 1889

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#32

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

May not be much, but it's more than some Nitnedo games. And I like the map. When playing games like inFamous on PS3 I'm going into and out of the map constantly. I don't know how important a map is in WD but its there at least.

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#33

rjejr commented on Nintendo Download: 20th November (North America):

Not that it needed it, but SSB U should have gotten a demo, if only to show off amiibo support and an 8 player stage. Oh well, maybe Captain Toad will get a demo?

Big 3DS titles seem to get a lot more demos than Wi U. Pikmin 3 was nice but 15 months late.

Will be buying both Pokemon games on cartridge tomorrow, and maybe SSBU.

Was in Target yesterday and they had space for amiibo, SSBU and the 2 Pokemon games but surprisingly none of them were out yet.

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#34

rjejr commented on Toys "R" Us Buy One Get One 40% Off Deal Inclu...:

Tempting, will be picking up the 2 Pokemon games tomorrow but my 1 kid has $70 in Target GC and we have the $5 pseudo pre-order GC for both games. Maybe a better deal at TRU but not enough to pass up using the GCs. I wonder if I could get Target to match? Probably not but I suppose it wouldn't hurt to ask.

Keep the sales info coming TW, still need a bunch more games before Christmas.

Here's the actual ad - which is odd b/c SSB U doesn't have a price, Pokemon games say "Reg $39.99 maybe referring to the 40% off, and no mention of the free amiibo, which I guess means it was pre-order only w/ SSBU. Free amiibo and 40% off might have got me to go there:

http://weeklyad.toysrus.com/ToysRUs/BrowseByPage/Index/?StoreID=2561325&PromotionID=108592&PromotionViewMode=2

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#35

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

@OmegaStar - My first thought exactly. Wii U has been out for 2 years and they spend a tweet a week before BF promoting the Wii? They should at least promote that it's playable on Wii U. Wii U is only 4 characters.

@Grumblevolcano - Are you kidding? The Wii games section is much bigger than the Wii U games section in Target. Probably every where.

Guess this explains why Wal-mart is promoting the Wii Mini big front and center on it's website w/ the Wii U tiny on the side.

http://www.walmart.com/cp/Nintendo-Wii-U-Wii/1098124

Its the first of the 4 circles in case you get 1 of the other 3.

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#36

rjejr commented on Meta Knight amiibo to be Best Buy Exclusive in US:

@JaxonH - "That's the main reason I lost respect for GameStop."

Theyr'e a retailer, they follow the money, they don't owe Ntinedo anything. But it's stuff like this that I'm always complaining about.

Store exclusives is just 1 more reason for me not to buy any amiibo. Though at the moment I actually don't have any reason to buy 1. No wait, 1 reason, I want that spinner in Hyrule Warriros, but I'm not paying $10 or $13 for it.

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#37

rjejr commented on Pokémon Bank Version 1.2 Is Now Available To ...:

@Mineral - Thanks. I'm pretty sure my kids don't breed their Pokemon, they just like finishing the story mode and fighting against each other and getting those free Pokemon gifts at Gamestop. Guess that's why they don't care. And they're young enough that $5 still means something to them, they'd rather spend that $5 on a $4 booster pack for the physical cards.

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#38

rjejr commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

@aaronsullivan - I forgot about the MK8 DLC. That's an extra $12 for them. And considering the way the menus are laid out now people are likely to pay that $12. A couple of months back I was actually advocating MK8 2.0 as a re-release w/ the patch in the box and amiibo on the back cover. As it's up to version 3.0 now that's even more reason to rebox and rebrand it. Though I suppose waiting until next holiday when they can add the DLC into the box makes more sense.

Plus it has that amiibo + support right on the front screen so more advertising for amiibo. That's 2 good reasons to have it in the box instead of SM3DW. And SSBU is far from finished - so much patching yet to do, that should get a re-release when it's actually finished next year as well w/ a picture of Mewtwo on the box.

And yeah that R2D2 Xbox360 was weird, but I know that you know what I mean. Wal-mart is pushing the MK8 bundle as an exclusive but I'ld still like to see a bigger push for the holidays. Last year they had the white SKylanders Swap-force bundle, not sure they have that this year. Maybe Sports Club and Wii Fit U and Nintnedo Land w/ a Wiimote Plus?

Maybe they can give away a free Wii Mini w/ a Wii U? Right @ryno

http://www.walmart.com/cp/Nintendo-Wii-U-Wii/1098124

Well at least Walmart is putting together a Wii U SSBU bundle w/ amiibo and controller, they know what their customers want:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Nintendo-Wii-U-Super-Smash-Bros-Mega-Bundle-with-Extra-Fight-Pad-Controller-and-Choice-of-Amiibo-Character/40712767

Glad I bought mine last year.

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#39

rjejr commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):

@ThomasBW84 - Makes sense no score. Are you waiting just for the online to get turned on or for the 4 "pending" things in the 50 things video to get patched in? (sharing, Miiverse level, tournaments, and official tournaments).

I won't count Mewtwo, he's just DLC.

Still on the fence, day 1 or Christmas.

Things I learned from the review -

No Subspace Emissary, which we already knew but it was in the review twice, making me miss it even more, by far my favorite part of Brawl
Smash Tour is boring so we won't be playing
Special Orders is difficult so we won't be playing
Stage builder doesn't believe in white-out, just one and done
amiibo are unplayable
Online isn't up yet but I don't care don't know anyone else w/ a Wii U

Yet still I want this game.

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#40

rjejr commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Thrown off its Perch...:

@StitchScout - as @Peach64 correctly pointed out, Captain Toad was only part of the reason for the Wii U spike as Japan finally got the Wii U MK8 bundle that the west got back when the game released.

NOJ announced this mid-Oct which probably also accounts for the Wii U sales drop the past few weeks. So in essence, the Wii U didn't really have a sales bump, the Wii U averages out over the past 4 months the same as it's been, about 8k, but people have put off buying a Wii U since late Oct when the bundle was announced. Not a sales spike as much as a sales delay. Same thing happened to 3DS and LL weeks before the new systems launched.

http://www.hardcoregamer.com/2014/10/15/mario-kart-8-wii-u-bundles-coming-to-japan-next-month/112129/

Captain Toad was never going to do stellar numbers anywhere. As much as some people love it many see it as a $15 DL game due to it's origins as a minigame in SM3DW. And w/ the Wii U low install base just how well can any game be expected to sell?

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#41

rjejr commented on Pokémon Bank Version 1.2 Is Now Available To ...:

Is it still available for $5? My kids messed around with it for the free week but decided it wasnt worth the $5 to them. Its a year later and they havent mentioned it except wanting to know if it would work with the new games, so maybe they'll get it now.

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#42

rjejr commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

@aaronsullivan - Guess I can't argue w/ Nintnedo Land being in the box, it does show off the Gamepad and Pikmin and Link are good, but it's more of a throwaway than a real game to advertise. It should be in the box, but if people wanted that game they could have purchased the Wii U 2 years ago. I think you have to sacrifice a few separate SSBU sales to sell the console at this pint. Selling Wii U has to be the #1 priority. If Wii U doesn't sell games dont' sell, Gamecube controllers and adapters don't sell. amiibo will sell b/c half of those are never getting unboxed anyway except to put in a display case.

And they need more actual "special ed" bundles, WW HD had the nice Gamepad design but I'm thinking more like this:

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-360-Limited-Kinect-Star-Bundle/dp/B0050SY300/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416360545&sr=8-1&keywords=xbox+360+r2d2&pebp=1416360538166

Something that will get Wii U noticed and not look like a Wii. Heck the Wii Mini has a more interesting design than Wii U.

http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Mini-Red-Mario-Kart-Nintendo/dp/B00OBM7934/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1416360661&sr=8-6&keywords=wii+mini

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#43

rjejr commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

@XCWarrior - "I mean why would you ever buy a game on PS4 knowing it will be free down the road?"

In case that was't a rhetorical question - online multiplayer of yearly releases. CoD, Madden, MLB The Show - if you don't buy these when they come out you miss all the online fun. Which is why these games have yearly releases. Can't wait around for Destiny or Ttinafall to be free.

As for why devs give their games away for free, I think the simple answer is - they don't. Sony pays them something for their games. I think I read Sony has 8mil PS+ users. At $50 per person/yr that's $400,000,000.00 so they can probably spare a mil here or there for some of those cheap indie games. Also, I've noticed a definite trend of giving away games w/ lots of DLC - PSASBR for instance. Give away an old game that nobody is interested in anymore, get people to buy the DLC.

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#45

rjejr commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

C- huh, well that's harsh. Makes you wonder how websites not named Nintendo Life must view it. Maybe just "epic fail". Harsh, but unfortunately probably accurate.

@zeldagaymer93 - Nice break out. It's hard to judge the Wii U b/c it's a decent little system compared to Wii, which is really the only fair comparison, how Nitnedo has improved upon it's prior console, and Wii U is way better than Wii in every regard spec wise. But near zero hype, 3rd party support, pricing and game droughts due it in. Which I think has a lot more to do w/ Nintneod as a company than the hardware they produced.

Poor Wii U, hung out to dry.

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#46

rjejr commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

@sinalefa - Really, he mentioned B2? I just told AronSullivan I woudln't watch it b/c Reggie annoys me too much but I guess I should.

And I agree that from a family perspective it's a good bundle, and families will buy those other games, but for a holiday perspective and gaming perspective they should be offering bundles w/ SSBU for people who really are only buying a Wii U for that game and maybe HW and Bayonetta. Nintendo had a ZombieU bundle at launch and the WW HD bundle last year but they seem to be playing it safe this year and promoting only the SM3DW bundle. That may be a fine bundle but it's not "special ed" or anything. That's what the holidays are for, advertising special edition bundles. SSBU, gamecube adaptor, Gamecube controller, Mario amiibo for $329. MK8 had a similarly priced bundle w/ the MK8 wheel when it launched.

Best Buy Wii U console page:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/wii-u/wii-u-consoles/pcmcat274600050016.c?id=pcmcat274600050016

Target

http://www.target.com/c/nintendo-wii-u-consoles-video-games/-/N-55xbh#?lnk=lnav_shop categories_2

Gamestop still has all the old bundles but no new ones

http://www.gamestop.com/browse/nintendo-wii-u/systems?nav=28-xu0,131b0-c4-4f

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#48

rjejr commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

I bashed Reggie enough last week so Ill just go ahead and agree w/ his main premise this time, value is there, games are there, you really should own this system if you like playing video games.

The problems are still there though.
4 or 5 big games launch today - Far Cry 4, Dragon Age Inquistion, LBP3, WWE2K15 and GTAV on this gen hardware. Most of those are multiplats (LBP3 is on PS3 and PS4) but none of those 5 are on Wii U. Neither were AC:U or AC:R or CoD or a host of others.
Watch Dogs releases on Wii U today, months later and almost invisble, no ads or screenshots or vids of the Wi U version
Bayonetta 2 and Hyrule Warriors are great games, not enough marketing effort
MK8 is great Reggie says, SSBU is coming out Friday, and the Wii U is being bundled w/ 2 year old Nintendo Land and 1 year old SM3DW instead of either of those games, real big wasted opportunity

So yes, great value, great games, but not enough creativity in marketing, same old story.

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rjejr commented on Teyon Games Adds Text and Voice Chat to 3DS eS...:

@Porky - No, the code was free, therefore the channel was fee, but you did have to pay for the mic. I installed the Wii Speak channel on 4 different Wii - mine, my parents, and my 2 sisters, and I never paid for the channel. I did buy the Wii Speak mics on clearance at Target for $4.98 that included the code, the money was for the mic, not the channel. I don't expect a hardware accessory to be free.

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rjejr commented on Twili Midna Joins The Battle In Upcoming Hyrul...:

@sinalefa - Can't believe you remembered 15 w/ all the wacky stuff I write, you are so funny.

Yeah it was 15 until yesterday, my parents were coking for themselves and my sister's family b/c they didn't want to make the trip to my house in suburbia from the city. Yesterday they finally got around to telling me they changed their minds a couple of weeks ago but forgot to tell me. So my mom and dad and sister and her husband and my 1 1/2 year old niece and 2 month old nephew added to the 15 makes 21. Though technically I'll only be cooking for 20 as the 2 month old does't eat solid food yet but I need to make a place to put the highchair. I'll send ya a link to the Shutterlfy photos if I survive the day.