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rjejr

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#1

rjejr commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Storm Jap...:

@aaronsullivan - "As much as it's a Mario universe, I like how there is no hint of Mario in this and it's Captain Toad's game alone."

Is it wrong of me to want to play AS Mario by using his amiibo? Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to this (its my sons Christmas present but I'll be playing it after he goes to bed at nights) but I wouldn't mind the amiibo actually unlocking playable characters for a change. I'm sure we'll all be done with it before the amiibo support kicks in next year, but since it's a puzzler I'm not replaying it just so Toad can have a new "skin". Sub Mario w/ his jumping or Link w/ his bow and then I'll replay it. They did just have an article about this starting as a Zelda game correct? I can imagine it as a 3DS spin-off of Wind Waker w/ that bird stealing Toadette at the open.

Played the demo in the mall - looking around by moving the Gamepad was a nice touch, though the cute girl from the Bronx who was wokring there asked me to stop b/c it was making her dizzy. Oh and it was the whole game, not a dome, my kid got slightly reprimanded for playing the final boss bird level. Or something. I have to ask him later, I was too distracted.

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#2

rjejr commented on Nintendo Might Not Be Making More GameCube Con...:

How hard would it be for somebody to make these at home? USB ports are everywhere and Gamecube ports could probably be found on extender cables (Im pretty sure I had a couple of those) or are these things actually doing something w/ some Nintendo authorized chip that serves no other purpose than being checked by the software to make sure the adapter is legit?

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#3

rjejr commented on Feature: Five Reasons To Choose Wii U This Hol...:

1. Backwards compatibility. It needs to be 1 of the top 5, let it replace "indies" which are mostly on the other consoles and nobody pays $300 to play them, theyre just a nice bonus. Buy a new console, get to keep playing all your old games. Why Nintendo doesnt market this more I dont know. Oh yeah, they suck at marketing.

2. Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime in HD. The Wii is mainly a Netflix machine at this point, get the casuals to upgrade w/ a combination of #s 1 and 2. All the new tvs are mostly HDMI, let then toss their old Wii and join the HD world.

3. Mario in HD, Mario Kart in HD, 3D Mario in HD, SSB in HD. Sure the other consoles are HD as well, but 100 mil Wii sold and 8m Wii U. Thats a potential market of over 90m who all have HD tvs now and Mario in HD is better than Mario not in HD. I know its called Wii U and not Wii HD but they should still sdvertise it that way.

4. Hyrule Warriors and Bayonetta 2, two adult gamer type games that are EXVLUSIVE.

5, amiibo. Kids will want those toys, and they only work w/ Wii U until Ninrendo advertises otherwise.

The Gamepad is nice but w/o Wi Fi it sucks in a house setting, but a lot of sales if Nintendo would push the console. Not the individual games, market the Wij U and all it hss to offer OVER the Wii. 90m are waiting to upgrade, they just dont know what their misding.

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#4

rjejr commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Storm Jap...:

Man Wii U took a beating. When does SSBU release? Though I can't imagine too many people waiting to pick up a system w/ the game since they didn't bother to bundle it, but I'm guessing the game will still sell well. But under 10k for Wii U is bad, it's back to it's pre MK8 bundle average of 9k. I guess steady is good, but PS4 trouncing it is disturbing.

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#6

rjejr commented on Weirdness: A Fox amiibo Placed Rather Well in ...:

At the Nintendo area in the mall the level 50 Fox and level 46 Samus was giving a few guys a run for their money. Those things almost never misx grabning back onto a ledge and dealing some damage immefiately after landing. My 2 sons were very happy to beat ghe pair in a 2 on 2 team battle. Guy working there even gave them SSBU buttons which theyllbe wearing proudly on their 3DS bags.

So yeah, they can put up a fight and play against humans, though Im not sure how much better they are than level 9 CPU. My kid says unequically level 9 CPU are harder.

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#8

rjejr commented on Weirdness: April Fools Comes Early As Amazon F...:

@MoonKnight7 - Glad you posted that, W_D was hung out to dry releasing 3 days before SSBU with hardly any fanfare. Im glad people who wanted it on Wii U got it, but Ubi was busy being serious releasing 2 AC games, 1 last gen, 1 this gen, none of U, and not making any effort promoting WD. Theyll get what they wanted, low sales to justify no further support.

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#9

rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sells Nearly 500,0...:

@Ryno - I'm probably a few years older than your father. ;-) OK maybe not.

Saturday morning wrestling is one of my best life memories, mainly due to Piper's Pit of course, but the whole cartoon colorful atmosphere, it was the Nintendo of wrestling after years of Sat night 70's (though I may have had a b&w tv back then.) nWo started the downfall, and DGenX killed it for me. But after 40 years of watching wrestling I was probably done anyway.

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#10

rjejr commented on Guide: The Best Black Friday Nintendo Deals in...:

@dauntless5183 I almost can't leave Target these days w/o stopping at Customer Service. Sometimes you get the cool chick and everything works out fine, or the hot chick and the I don't care how it works out, or the cougar w/ the crush on me when things work out better than fine (cash instead of GC), and then sometimes you get the unhappy chick who doesn't even want to do her job and I act like a jerk.

Enjoy your Wii U.

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#11

rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Sells Nearly 500,0...:

@Ryno - Hacksaw, classic. Didn't realize you were that old, it still says WWF in the background. (Though I realize his career lasted forever, he's a late 80's early 90's guy to me.)

Did my part, bought 1 on Friday. And while most of the sales will come in the first few days BF and the run-up to Christmas should sell a few more. But we still need the U numbers. Bundles would have been nice.

Off to the mall and the Nintendo Roadshow. (Seriously, what are they calling it, I keep wanting to say Experience but Sony is doing that next month.)

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#14

rjejr commented on Nintendo of America Announces Upcoming eShop '...:

Sales are good, 30% off is good, we'll have to see about the "up to", and the selection is somewhat limited.

This seems like one of their usual sales, nothing very black Friday about it. Better than the Jet game though. (Blocked punt touchdown, I hear the fat lady singing - Turn out the lights the partys over - and she sounds like Don Meredith.)

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#15

rjejr commented on Guide: The Best Black Friday Nintendo Deals in...:

@OneBagTravel - I's not THAT bad. Still not worth it for me, but it's not quite The Purge. Though I guess things aren't good when someone dedicates a website to the human toll:

http://blackfridaydeathcount.com/

If you're shopping for videogames in the US have CAG bookmarked:

https://www.cheapassgamer.com/topic/337824-black-friday-2014-video-game-deals-full-gaming-ads-inside/

There's not much else I need this year - Captain Toad and LBP3 - but hopefully more people will be buying Wii U.

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#17

rjejr commented on Review: Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (Wii U):

No direction.

When I first saw this I thought it was a reskinned Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One, but now it sounds more like a bad Skylanders game (I like the Skylanders games). Which makes me think they had some grandiose ideas to make this a winning game, but Sonic was never a good fit, and the people making it weren't capable of getting it done on time, so what we get is just a thrown together mess.

Too bad, graphically it looked pretty nice (my kids have watched a playthru, and glitchfest but it's hard to tell the difference w/ this one), much better than Sonic '06 which was an unfinished gray wasteland.

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#18

rjejr commented on Video: Two Smash Bros. Instructional Videos to...:

@BertoFlyingFox - Yeah, customization is the best thing any game can offer. I'm just talking about the initial set-up being weird compared to a more traditional fighting game layout so that people who neverplayed a SSB gam ebefore may find it odd. Of course I also had an issue going from Hyrule Warriros to Bayonetta 2 as the buttons seemed opposite, even though HW doesn't even have a jump button.

I think all those years of PS, PS2, PS3 have my fingers conditioned. I spent so much time playing JRPGs on the PS1 I still occasionally hold down R1, R2, L1, L2, Start and Select to reset, but that combo hasn't worked for years.

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#20

rjejr commented on Guide: Getting the Most out of Your amiibo wit...:

I still have questions -

Can you have your amiibo tag team and fight for you in battle like Skylanders Trap Team's captured villains? I thought thats what they were showing off in the E3 vid w/ Reggie vs Iwata but nobody has mentioned it since.

Will Toon Link function like regular Link in Hyrule Warriors? Maybe somebody at NL can try contacting Nintendo about that. I'd rather have Toon Link.

Still dont have any but almost bought Link today. Anybody unlock the spinner in HW? Is it an instant unlock or do you need to discover it? I still dont have half the people or Gauntlents but Epona came w/ the DLC so that was nice to just have and not search for it.

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#21

rjejr commented on Video: Two Smash Bros. Instructional Videos to...:

For those making fun of the Nintendo video - as many hours as Ive put into Smash over the years I still find the button placement very odd for a fighting game - 2 jump buttons, 1 attack and 1 special button which in almost every vide game ever made is the jump button, and pick up items is the hit buttons, and toss is L. I can easily see anyone coming from a fighting game background thinking the button layout is rubbish, b/c it is rubbish.

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#23

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

@Captain_Gonru - SMTxFE

Glad I'm not waiting on that one. The silence is deafening.

And amiibo will get more use someday, so who knows. I may pick up a couple as stocking stuffers if they get a B1G1 sale. My kids like Kirby and Yoshi which would work out well if their games support them. And I might buy a Captain Toad amiibo, but Nintedo being Nintendo that game won't support amiibo until 2015.

I'll let everyone know how T-Day goes. After I recover.

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#24

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

@Olmectron - Yeah, I keep thinking start over, and I know I should, but I was pretty far along on the Adventure mode map and halfway thru story. (Actually my original save was 3/4 Adventure and finsihed all of story, but when I tried to copy my sons to the internal my save got over written completley, basically deleted, so I'm going off of an old back-up from a thumbdrive.) And I would be greatly annoyed if I did that and then Nintendo patched in a way to back up save files w/o overwriting your other ones. Which they should really have, why can't separate accounts have copy and move individually? So I keep playing my old save and wait for a patch, I'm not starting over, though I should, too bull headed I guess.

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#25

rjejr commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controlle...:

@Grumblevolcano - Well on the bright side they'll probably make more now. Unless it's going to be Xenoblade all over again, but I just can't imagine that happening. If Wii U ever gets VC Gamecube support these will sell even better.

So, anybody yet know why 1 USB is black and 1 gray? Maybe there's a shortage b/c they ran out of gray? Or black?

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#26

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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#27

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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#29

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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#31

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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#33

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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#34

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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#35

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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#36

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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#37

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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#38

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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#39

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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#40

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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#41

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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#42

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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#43

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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#45

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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#47

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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#48

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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#49

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.