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rjejr

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#1

rjejr commented on Kirby Mini-Games Now Available on North Americ...:

@arielp @Starwolf_UK - My kids are playing multiplayer "download play" now w/ 1 copy of Kirby Fighters on 1 3DS and some DL content onto the other, if that helps anybody. DL player is limited to 1 of 3 abilities - sword, cutter, beam - but all 7 backgrounds are available. My kids are smart enough to hand-off their 3DS to each other to keep things fairer. They think it would work w/ 3 players but they don't want to stop to let me join, so I'm typing this.

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#4

rjejr commented on Feature: The Benefits of a Portable Super Smas...:

@Weedy - "Marketing logic wins again."

If logic won w/ Nintendo the game would be called SSB4 like you said, not "SSB for Wii U". Almost every game they put out on Wii ended w/ Wii, but now they need a "for" in the title, b/c SSB4 or SSBU was too complicated I guess. And does "SSB for 3DS" even work on the 2DS ;-) jk

gotta love Nintendo :-)

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#5

rjejr commented on Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Fi...:

@Nico07 - I'ld take 20% off, $10.49 looks alot better than $12.99. And everyone keeps talking about how great these will be b/c they work in more than 1 game like Disney and Skylanders, but has anybody actually seen them working in any game other than SSB? I know they've bene mentioned, but I'm talking about actual gameplay footage.

This E3 video is over 5 minutes long but ONLY contains SSB footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNwxGH6bvBk

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#6

rjejr commented on Nintendo of America Unleashes Wii U Game Sizzl...:

@sinalefa - Yeah, I was kidding, buy yeah I am date obsessed, so you were right on both counts. ;-) But still, why write "until the end of December" when you can just write "Dec 31". It's ridiculous.

But they have to extend it, yes? I think we're on agreement here, though I think a lot of other people will just say "let it end" like it said.

Whether it continues or not, Nintendo won't tell us until "the end of December" though ;-)

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#7

rjejr commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

@JaxonH - "If I could gift 3DS and Wii U games,"

Coudln't we do that on Wii? Or maybe it's PSN? Or Steam? I swear I've seen that before. Don't most digital games have cards for the DL in stores? I know we bought a Pokemon Rumble U card in GameStop. And I've bought PSN games on Amazon b/c I always have Amazon credit for whatever reason.

Checked, no DL on Amazon. You can buy a DL code on Gamestop and email it someone, but it does look like that's only retail games, not DL only games, here's Guacamelee as an example:

http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-Guacamelee+Super+Turbo+Championship+Edition

Maybe in a year or 2, Nintendo has been moving forward lately, I'll give them that.

You know, if EA and some other 3rd parties like Ubi hadn't abandoned Nintnedo Wii U just might be crushing the competition right now. but for it's great line-up this year and next it's sitll missing Destiny, Madden and AC FOR NO REASON. (I say no reason from a technical standpoint, meaning if PS3 and Xbox360 can run it, so can Wii U. I'm not so sure about X1/4 games so I'll give them a pass. But they are very few and far between, even MGS is going to the old consoles.)

And you know what, maybe any 1 of those games wouldn't sell b/c gamers would just buy them on the other consoles, but if Wii U had Madden, FIFA, Destiny, and AC on par/time w/ last gen, Wii U would sell more, and so would those games. A lot more. But I cant really say I blame anyone, well maybe EA, for not being first.

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#8

rjejr commented on Feature: The Benefits of a Portable Super Smas...:

@Weedy - "Ignorance about this would have been bliss.'

I think Nintneod told the world so everyone who wants a 3DS for SSB will wait for the new version and buy a Wii U to play SSB this holiday instead, and when the New 3DS comes out next year buy 1 of those. :-)

From a Wii U sales point of view it makes sense. Why have the poorly selling Wii U compete in the US and EU w/ a brand new New 3DS this Christmas?

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#9

rjejr commented on Feature: The Benefits of a Portable Super Smas...:

Biggest benefit for Nitnedo - prints $ :-) I don't know how much time Japan 3DS owners will have to play this after Yokai Watch 2 but I can imagine this game selling very well in Japan. Probably better than anything else actually given all the install bases of all the other systems. And then once the NFC adaptor comes out, adn the 3DS w/ built in NFC, they get all the amiibo sales as well.

And even if this game isn't great, I just imagine people will buy it b/c it's the first Smash on a handheld ,which kind of makes it a must buy.

As for the article - my kid goes to about 3 Smash tournaments a year (just local HS stuff, not actual tournament tournaments), but there is a LOT of stting around watching other people play before, during and after actually competing. I'ld say he's there 3 hours and plays about 15 minutes. So this is going to get a LOT of usage there. I can't imagine anybody who goes to those tournaments NOT having this.

So there's that.

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#10

rjejr commented on Nintendo's Italian Twitter Feed Shows off a Su...:

I have 2 sons who each want 1 so even if its only a small discount its still a savings for us. If it comes to the US of course. Though to be honest so many retailers near us have B1G1 1/2 price sales that we would never buy 2 at full price anyway. And of course GC can sometimes come into play as well. I think the economy has improved just enough for the B1G1 free sales to disappear though, even for NFC toys.

Im surprised they dont do this with the Pokemon pairings. I know the japanese may tend to buy both versions but Ive never met anyone in the US who does so, but if they sold them so the 2nd was half price then maybe people would?

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#11

rjejr commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

@JaxonH - "Well ya the date matters" - 1 for me
"but knowing it 6 months in advance as opposed to 2" - 1 for you

I'm calling this one a draw and moving on :-)

For the record, I'm not opposed to digital games, I like digital games and having them ready to play, I just don't want to see boxed games go away. Which I know Nintnedo hasn't done yet, I just got a bit carried away and off topic somehow. But no, having a digital bow isn't the same thing :-) Though I like the idea. At some point in a few years my nephews and kids will be teenagers and won't care about opening gifts, but I still think it's a good thing for kids in general. On the bright side Skylanders, Disney Infinity and amiibo mean we won't be going all digital for awhile anyway. My kids have 40 Skylanders, probably 25 - 30 were gifts.

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#12

rjejr commented on Nintendo of America Unleashes Wii U Game Sizzl...:

@sinalefa - I checked the website, and it does indeed expire Dec 2014 though no date is given b/c it's Nitnedo and they don't believe in dates ;-)

Expiration Dates
Points will be earned on qualifying purchases until the end of December 2014.
Activation codes must be retrieved from the Deluxe Digital Promotion site by the end of March 2015.
・After the expiration date, please note that Points and unretrieved activation codes will have no value and will be deleted.

So no DDP for the EU for Capt Toad then.

I see your point about indies and PS+, but Nintendo should do something about DDP, probably just extend it a year or 2 or make it indefinite. I honestly don't think having it is that big of a deal, but getting rid of it is bad press. Especially since NOA just had that cool sizzle reel w/ all the 2015 games. Who needs negative press? See PS3 and "Other OS" removal. We all know how that turned out.

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#13

rjejr commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

@JaxonH - Well the month is all well and good, but we still don't know the month for either SSB or Capt Toad, so there's that. And in your example if your birthday is Nov 10th 2 days before the game comes out Nov 12th then you can't have someone hand it to you on your birthday, or your birthday is the 15th then it can be a birthday gift. So the date does matter then too.

Another reason I don't like digital only, doesn't make a nice gift at all. Handing a son or nephew a new game box and watching them look all over the box and then open it and pull out the disc or cartridge and load it up to play beats a GC to wait and DL a game any day.

Oh, here's another reason dates matter - the DDP expires Dec 2014, as per the page:

Expiration Dates
Points will be earned on qualifying purchases until the end of December 2014.
Activation codes must be retrieved from the Deluxe Digital Promotion site by the end of March 2015.
・After the expiration date, please note that Points and unretrieved activation codes will have no value and will be deleted.

So people planning on buying Capt Toad digitally in Europe will be out their 10% because it comes out in Jan. If SSB gets delayed until Jan probably a lot of people will be out 10%. Not a huge deal, I know, but it does kind of matter.

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#14

rjejr commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

Quite the conundrum. Buy the old model for Christmad w/ SSB or wait for the new model? Its going to be hard to wait - I want to play w/ my kids - but its hard to buy an outdated model ss well.

NL wrote a long article yesterday about new hardware reviving 3DS sales, which it arguably will, but the post didnt really cover lost sales for this holiday from people like me who want a 3DS for SSB but dont want to buy an outdated model. Had this been announced yesterdsy for a worldwide wide Nov release then yeah, this holidsy might be booming for 3DS, but 2015 doesnt help gift sales this holiday.

Maybe this is all Nintendos plan to get people to buy a Wii U this Christmas while potential 3DS buyers wait for next years model ;-)

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#15

rjejr commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

@JaxonH - Well you're always right even I know that :-)

"And the release date isn't going to actually MATTER until come that month anyways"

Then how come they announced DLC for MK8 for NEXT MAY?!?! That's like 10 months in advance. And Pokemon games are always announced 8 motnhs in advance w/ a release month. And every other company in the industry announces game dates months in advance. You can't get pre-order sales w/o a date (Though I'm totally sick of hearing about Destiny. it's Halo w/ a sphere. what's the big deal?)

And I really need a date, as a dad who does 98% of the Chrisitmas shopping (my wife is jewish, not her thing) I need to know what Santa is bringing for me and my 2 kids. And my youngest's birthday is in Jan so I need to know what to wait and get for him. so far on th elist we have HW for both, Skylanders, Captain Toad for all of us, B2 for me, SSB for the entire family, LBP3 on PS3 for the kids. Pokemon for the kids. My oldest birthday is in Sept so he can't get any games for this birthday b/c everything comes out after it :-)

So yeah, dates aren't just dates for me, they matter. Funds are limited, they have to prioritize what to get day 1 and what can wait till later, and you can't properly do that w/o dates. There is a method to my madness.

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#16

rjejr commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

@sinalefa - "Demos encourage people to be cheap and not spend."

Some people yes, but you also have a lot of people who WON'T buy a game without a demo first. I'm one of those people. Not all games - MK8 and Pikmin were no brainers having played the first games in the series - but for a $15 DL game I know nothing about like Guacamelle or Shovelknight I really need a demo first.

So it's a matter of how many people do you scare off w/ a demo vs how many sales do you lose to people who won't buy w/o a demo? I'm pretty sure that question can't accurately be answered though.

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#17

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Brings Life to the 3DS...:

@Kirk - Yeah, I guess your right, it will sell some, I thik I was taken aback by the overall positive nature of the post. I think peopel will buy this - mysel ffo rone - adn some will upgrade - but I don 'tknow abut i trevitalizing th e3D Sbrand or anything. But I'm glad they did it.

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#18

rjejr commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

@sinalefa - "first pack is End of November 2014. That made me think Smash U could/should release by then"

Thats funny, b/c I and smebody else thought the DLC being in Nov meant SSB wouldnt be out until Dec. I like your way of thinking better though :-)

All this news today has me a bit overwhelmed though, and the sunburn fried my brain, but it does seem wierd they aounce a SSB 3DS bundle while announcing the NEW 3DS. I guess it's a way to get peopel to buy the older version, but it still seems wierd.

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#20

rjejr commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As...:

@thesilverbrick - I know elebits aren' tNintndo, and Sony related companies made all those PS2 platformers. I was just pointing out characters in videogames over the past 10 years that I think could be big in the gaming world and Nintendo hasn't really made any since Pikmin, they've been too busy making Wii Music.

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#21

rjejr commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

@JaxonH - "that it's actually releasing in November, which would follow that Cpt Toad will land in December."

Which would follow HW in Sept and B2 in Oct.

I know @sinalefa has a thing against demos b/c it discourages people from buying the game, Nitnneod must think people have a thing against knowing when games come out, b/c that would be 4 exclusive games - not timed exclusives- 4 months in a row leading up to Christmas. That's very marketable if you ask me. And it's a teenage game - HW, adult - B2, everyone - SSB and kids - Capt. Toad. How can they not market the Wii U better than they are?

Oh, and amiibo for kids of all ages.

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#23

rjejr commented on Nintendo of America Unleashes Wii U Game Sizzl...:

Im glad to see the name focused on past and present, the EU one was too disorganized. Though I havent watched it yet, no fun watching it before posting :-) I hope they cut out Art Academy it was so out of place.

Oh yeah, much better than the other 1. They should replace WW HD w/ Pikmin 3 though. Pikmin 3 has about $15 worth of DLC they need to sell. W101 was great too but Plats B2 is in the video so its ok.

OK so now Wii U has games, is getting games, and will get more games. Time for some sdvertising and marketing. And they should NOT let the DDP expire anytime soon (Dec 2014 I think) unless they replace it w/ free $10 eShop credit w/ each Wii U to promte DLC and indie games.

It should sell.

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#25

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Brings Life to the 3DS...:

I was so excited when I saw this earlier today - I actually thought it was a joke - but now this article has me a little less excited.

I do think its great they are updating the hardware - shows they care and are trying. And built-in NFC seems like a must if they are going to push amiibo - why didnt 2DS get it last year? But...

Writing an article making this look like a 3DS revival just seems odd. Software drives hardware, plain and simple. What other new software is 3DS getting thst will drive sales beyond the 40 mil more than the current model would have done w/ SSB? I do like the NFC addition, no doubt, but they already announced a 3DS peripheral.

Also, despite all the differences the article focuses on does it really go far enough to get people to upgrade? The DS phat to lite is a huge difference looking st it, and i added interconnectivity. This adds faceplates, which are nice, but a Wii U connection as controller or tv out would have been huge. Change is good, but this seems so minimal they dont even have a new name for it? Will they be like Apple and call it New 3DS? Not a revival worthy change.

That said, I probably will buy 1, just b/c Ive been waiting for a revamp, so huge or small, this is it, when its out I buy it. 2DS was a non-starter.

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#27

rjejr commented on New Wii U and 2DS Bundles Announced, Rolling O...:

Guess Ni tendo of America decided it didnt have enough for a ND so this and amiibo pricing today. Maybe Sept for the SSB and amiibo dates. And of course Capt Toad.

No SSB bundle b/c they know the game wont be ready for Christmas. ;-)

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#28

rjejr commented on Xenoblade's Shulk Confirmed For Super Smash Br...:

Super Sword Bros. So say we all.

My oldest son commeneted there are now almost as many swordsman now - 8 - as starting charachters in the original Smash - 12.

Guess I really need to play it now, stopped leaving 1st town a few hours in. And my kids misd watching Chuggaconroy - I banned him until we finish. They are happy to be watching WW now, just finished that this week.

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#29

rjejr commented on Nintendo Confirms amiibo Launch Range of 12 Fi...:

$12.99 is higher than most of the Disney and Skylanderd figures, but collectors wont care.

The big question is will Nintendo let retsilers discount them? We have about 40 Skylanders but always buy the B1G1 50% off sales.

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#30

rjejr commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

So is this for real? Ive spent the last 6 months saying the 3DS would get an upgrade - last time was last night which is a big conicindence this morning - and mostly getting ridiculed. And now this?

So what's it called? 3DSi, 3DS U - nice NFC for amiibo, I think I owe somebody an apology for them not showing a 3DS NFC adaptor now - 4DS? Guess I know what Im getting for my birthday now, too bad its 11 months away :-(

PS - posted from breakfast in the Hamptons, having a staycation day, so I probably wont be replying until tomorrow :-)

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#33

rjejr commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As...:

@Nintenjoe64 - OK, they have made good games, Sports Resort deserves a Wii U sequel - I guess I was thinking along the lines of something like a promotable mascot? Pac Man, Sonic, Mario, the 3 PS2 platformers, LBP's Sackboy, Samus, Link, Kirby, Pokemon, Pit. Something iconic. I really like Pikmin, what can I say? I also really liked elebits but nobody anywhere ever mentions that game. The elebits could have had a sequel, they're like cannon fodder Pikmin. ;-)

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#34

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

@aaronsullivan - Yeah, it's really weird, my initial reaction was "Wow, they really went all out" and it looks great and the update was really smooth for me (unlike Disney Infinity which I kid you not took over 2 hours to install, not DL, install) but then I read your fist post, the one about it not being obtrusive. And boy is it ever. Have you noticed the top banner Quick Start screen on the Gamepad? Nobody is going to miss this.

And then I thought about people who buy the game this Christmas who don't read NL - I can't imagine even this site has 7 mil readers - and it really kind of makes it look like you are buying an incomplete game, they almost made it TOO integrated to the menu. Like maybe the menu should have a button that says - "add-on content at additional cost" where this is all hidden away.

But if I'm a shareholder, I think it's a win. And if I'm a tech guy I think it's a win. As a gamer, and a parent of 2 gamers, maybe its a little bit much. But we will be buying it. Well maybe, a lot can change in 3-8 months ;-)

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#35

rjejr commented on Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pr...:

@WanderingPB - I used to make my kids play levels until they beat it, then my wife made me stop, convinced me it's just a game and games are meant to be fun and not aggravating, so know we play a lot of Lego and Skylanders games. Not sure if they even have real Game Over screens. I have to say the lack of screaming is nice :-)

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#36

rjejr commented on Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As...:

Considering the fairly bad reception FLUDD got, don't think it would have been a good idea.

If they want to make another non-platformer Mario still needs a baseball, hockey, soccer and basketball game on Wii U.

Oh, and it should star DeBlob b/c this looks like multiplayer DeBlob.

Glad it's new IP though, as far as I can tell last good new IP from Nintendo was Pikmin 10 years ago. I just can't count Miis and Fit Trainer as serious videogame characters. The Pikmin need to be over-exposed like Pokemon, they are so cute. Toys, games, movies, the works

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#37

rjejr commented on Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pr...:

@vonseux - Oh, I'm going to buy it, when the 1st pack releases. I'll even pay for the 2nd pack 6 months early to get it 50% off, but I'm not buying it yesterday, today or tomorrow. It's not like it's going to go OOS. And it's not like I'll forget w/ that new 2.0 start-up screen and the locked cups. ;-)

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#38

rjejr commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

@unrandomsam -

That's why I wrote the last part - "if they can get the game to live up to its promise."

I think it could be a great co-op game w/ the dual Gamepad support they said was coming way back when, but I'm not sure how fun it will be solo. Though if they finally put that Gamepad camera and microphone to use it could be very fun online.

Besides all the talk of the Gamepad's 2nd screen not being used to its full potential there's also NFC, a camera and mic that have hardly been touched. So we shall see.

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#39

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

@andrea987 - "Aren't the first 8 tracks coming in less than 3 months (november)?"

Yes, in Nov. Which makes me wonder why Nitneod was so quick to update the entire MK8 game for something we can't even buy for another 3 months. If the 1st pack was available the day the update came out and the 2nd pack in Nov I never would l have made all the comments I did. But why update the game now? I'ld rather they spent that effort advertising SSB which still doesn't have a date yet. How about a SSB demo w/ the ability to buy the game built in? The MK8 2.0 update just seems too early for purchasable DLC. I can see why they would do it b/c I always believe advertising is good, but why buy it now? I'll just pick it up in Nov when it releases. Probably the day after it releases, I'm sure their servers will be swamped w/ the 1GB DL.

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#40

rjejr commented on The Last of Us Fails to Overtake Yokai Watch 2...:

@unrandomsam - Considering how low the Wii U and PS4 are selling I'ld say X1 has a chance to top hardware sales the week it releases, and maybe even have a game or 2 in the top 20. It may fall to 360 levels week 2 but for one week I think the numbers will be interesting. If MS can outsell both japnase consoles in Japan, even if only for 1 week, MS will be screaming it from the rooftops. The week after that we can all go back to ignoring it again.

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#42

rjejr commented on Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pr...:

@vonseux - Guess I'm never closing the can of worms I opened, lets just say I don't see the point in paying for something this year I'm not getting until next year and leave it at that. Had the 1st pack come out yesterday instead of Nov then I could have seen paying the $12 to get half now, half later at a reduced price ($12 vs $16 US), but paying now for half in Nov and half next year, no, I don't get it.

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#43

rjejr commented on Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pr...:

@WanderingPB - "how the GREATNESS of DKTF left u dumbfounded"

It didn't leave me dumbfunded, I'm just not good enough to play it, what can I say? Though I still think taking out something in a sequel that was in the first game - the auto play-thru or whatever it was - was a dumb idea. I really like all sorts of platforming, just not timed jumping minecart levels.

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#44

rjejr commented on Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With...:

I finished the storyline in WW HD Tues and I can attest the Gamepad was VERY useful.

And when they remake Sunshine and Luigis Mansion in HD it will be great as a FPS camera perspective as well. (Still dont understand why the sequel was on 3DS.) Splatoon should be awesome with the Gamepad if they can get the game to live up to its promise.

So as others have said, hardware is there, but the games are lacking. Well not all games, Nintendo Land and Game and Wario minigame compilations use it well, but it really needs a big game like Metroid or Starfox to show it off. Zelda will make use of it just like WW HD, and it will be very helpful, but being helpful isnt the same thing as showing it off.

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#45

rjejr commented on Nintendo Confirms a 3DS-Themed Japanese Ninten...:

So I was laying in bed this morning thinking Aug was almost over so Nintendo needed to announce an ND for tomorrow to match last years Aug ND that gave us the Wii U price cut and Zelda Wii U bundle. Was so excited when I saw this until I saw the "3DS" part.

I can see why people think the 3DS might need it more than Wii U based on it's upcoming game line-up, but Wii U still has a few games - SSB, Bayonetta 2, Captain toad Treasure Tracker - and amiibo than need launch dates. And the amiibo need a price. And what does the Wii U version of SSB have to offer to match Smash Run on the 3DS. And is there a level editor like in Brawl?

I can see why Nintnedo would focus on the 3DS version w/ it being close to release, but they really shouldn't wait until after the 3DS version releases to stat promoting the Wii U version, that's too late if it is really releasing in 2014. And way too late to start promoting amiibo to the holiday shopping general public.

On the bright side, maybe they are announcing the 3DS U ;-)

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#46

rjejr commented on The Last of Us Fails to Overtake Yokai Watch 2...:

Those across the board hardware numbers are too consistent to blame any one system, game or company, so last week being the big summer holiday makes sense.

Wii U just had HW to help it spike the last few weeks, and I think B2 is Sept, but I dont see it rising again until SSB.

Edit - X1 launches next Sat, now things get intersting ;-)

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#47

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

@unrandomsam - Its an industry wide phenomenon (just ask EA) Nintendo is part of the industry, everbody is always complaing how behind the curve Nintendo is, now they've caught up.

Is it deplorable? Yeah.
Will some people, parents, be annoyed at that persistent BUY ME billboard? Yeah.
But I think parents are so burned out buying Skylanders and Disney characters they're broken consumers at this point, and they'll buy this for their kids as well.

I guess you can say I'm impressed they sunk so low so fast. And the amiibo arent even out yet!

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#49

rjejr commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8's Diverse DLC Sets...:

@aaronsullivan - Man, if I read your post correctly you are NOT going to be happy about in game advertising, its like a quartet of the game is locked away.

Thst said, I want to commend Nintendo for ramming the advertising down our throats. No MK8 owner will be able to refuse this. People will pay just to have courses and avarars unlocked just so the screens arent so "locked". Anybody who buys MK8 2.0 in the future is going to look st those screens and think they paid for a full game but only got 3/4 of it.

I applaud Nintendo for doing it, Im impressed at how they managed to get a disc based game to change that much, and I think it will earn them a lot of money going forward, but after the "gee wiz" factor wears off in a few hours or days and people get sick of looking at all those unusable icons the next 10 months I expect a backlash.

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#50

rjejr commented on Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pr...:

@WanderingPB - "which color Yoshi im going to use later on today"

I have to say it boggles my mind that people care that much about skins. I know they do, and people spend lots of money on PSN for skins and avatars and wall paper. But I just don't get it. It was a nice incentive though, seems like it's really doing the trick. I wonder if Ntineod's stock price went up today, or maybe tomorrow if they announce the amount of pre-orders peeple paid for.

Good for them, good for everybody, but I just don't get it.