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Mon 9th July, 2012

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RupeeClock commented on More New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Headed to E...:

I've been keeping my eye on that Kirby cover plate since the New 3DS was announced in Europe, glad to see it's finally getting a release date!
Same day as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D no less, looks like I'll be pre-ordered them together.



RupeeClock commented on Sonic and Mega Man amiibo Available Again from...:

I've checked Nintendo UK's store, Amazon,,, and none of them have King Dedede, Meta Knight and Shulk available for sale, consistently you can find Mega Man and Sonic.

I would really like to get that King Dedede amiibo, I need it for a complete Kirby rep set.



RupeeClock commented on Reaction: Pokémon Shuffle Isn't Quite Microtr...:

Given the prices of gems and what you can use them for, it's really not good value for money since the game isn't worth waiting around for either, it's a game where the odds are really against the player who doesn't pony up.



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

I think they reached their conclusive on faulty data or premise.
Of course they have access to sales figures we don't, but it's common knowledge that the 3DS XL sells much more than the 3DS.
But that was generally because the 3DS XL was also a much better designed system, irrespective of size the original 3DS had a lot of design short falls.

This is what the New 3DS is needed in all markets, some players do not want an excessively large system, and they want something that addresses the shortfalls of the old 3DS. They also just want the new features and the cover plates!



RupeeClock commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

If Amiibo cards are easy to find and much much cheaper to reflect the fact you're not buying figurines, I'm all for it.
Not locking out the functionality matter, there's a clear disparity between users who are concerned with amiibo functionality, and those who want figures of their favourite characters.
These amiibo cards can easily have a trading card appeal as well. I know I'd like a complete set of Smash Bros amiibo cards.



RupeeClock commented on Review: IRONFALL Invasion (3DS eShop):

Third person cover shooters like this are not my niche at all, but this is a competently designed game with working and reasonably intelligent AI and well designed stages, from what I can tell from the demo.
It's not perfect, the player can get disoriented easily because triggering a cutscene can outright reset your position on the map, which can actually push you away from your next objective despite having killed the last enemy right next to it.

Where this game absolutely shines is its technical and graphical prowess. By the magic of coding in assembly and with custom drivers written, they've squeezed every bit of juice from the system to get dynamic lighting, high resolution textures, anti-aliasing, particle effects and reflective surfaces, at a full 60FPS in 2D or 30FPS in 3D.
The actual character animation and modeling, as the face is concerned can look very lifeless and uncanny though, that's all. The rest is a visual feast for 3D gaming.
For that reason alone I'm considering buying the single player campaign and playing through that on easy.



RupeeClock commented on Video: Guess What, Super Mario Sunshine Looks ...:

Great that you're giving credit where credit is due.
The Dolphin-emu team figuring out how to make 30FPS games run at 60FPS is pretty amazing.

By the way, Firefox users won't see the 1080p60 option on YouTube, you need to use Google Chrome.



RupeeClock commented on New 3DS HOME Themes Confirmed for Majora's Mas...:

It's usually cheaper to buy download codes from other retailers, than directly on the eShop as well.
I go to if I buy a digital retail game, like Fire Emblem Awakening or Mario Golf World Tour.
At the time, Nintendo had an eShop promotion where those who bought Mario Golf World Tour would get the GBC installment for free.
I was not eligible for having bought a download code elsewhere.



RupeeClock commented on Weirdness: Tetris Designers Believe That It Sh...:

The Olympics are supposed to celebrate human fitness, form and athleticism, I don't believe any of the sports delve into matters of intelligence of cunning.

Masterful play of Tetris is something that only a few could dare to accomplish with the likes of Tetris The Grand Master 3, but the dependence of a commercial product does not lend itself well to the Olympics.

If I'm not mistaken, Chess is not an Olympic event either.
There are however the Chess Olympiads, which are conducted to similar fashion to Olympics.



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo Lists Formally Tested Micro SDHC Card...:

Even so, the 3DS is held to the SDHC format, and officially the cap on the SDHC format is 32gb.
The SDXC format succeeds the SDHC format and enables 64gb cards.

Like @BJQ1972 says, although 64gb is spacious, you aren't too likely to fill the 64gb before you hit the 300 application limit. Much like the 3000 photo limit is just as quickly reached.



RupeeClock commented on Pokémon Bank Subscribers to Receive Final Evo...:

Not true, a sheer force male Totodile was distributed via the Dream World in Japan a few years ago.
This Totodile being male, in Generation 5's breeding mechanics meant it was not possible to get addition sheer force Totodiles.

But since generation 6 revised how hidden abilities are passed down, enabling male and genderless pokémon to do so, sheer force Feraligatr has been legal since X/Y and Pokébank launched.



RupeeClock commented on Video: Eiji Aonuma Has a Hoot With the Mental ...:

Although the timer displays figures to hundredths of a second, because of the limits of frames per second, the smallest increment on the N64 original was something like 7 hundredths, this might vary by region too?

Since the 3DS remake will have increased the original 20FPS to 30FPS, that increment will actually have gotten smaller, and as a result your input has to be even more frame perfect!



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo's 'Stability' 3DS Update 9.5.0-22 Tak...:

On the contrary, people who pirate may understand the inner-workings of the system pretty well.

Unless of course you mean the system of economics, by which profits earned from sold software allow them to continue producing their software, I think they understand that too, it's more likely they don't care, or do care but lack the money to support them financially whilst also supporting their livelihood.



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo's 'Stability' 3DS Update 9.5.0-22 Tak...:

Ayup, Gateway already released a fix for the 9.5 update.

Okay so here's the funny thing about Gateway cards, they run something called an "emuNAND".
What this does is you actually run a mock firmware off the SD card, leaving the 3DS system firmware untouched.

All that happened was that a certain tweak in 3ds firmware 9.5 caused a bug in Gateway's emuNAND.
Gateway released a fix and now that bug is gone, they can continue to use 9.5 on their emuNAND without issue.



RupeeClock commented on 3DS Web Browser Exploit Allows Game Boy Color ...:

What you really mean is that the device rather than loading ROMs off a removable storage, will read the ROM stored on a legitimate game cartridge.

Can I see a source on emulation of proprietary hardware being illegal? I understand that is the case if you have to make use of official BIOS or DSP files, but emulators will usually make use of substitute homebrew BIOS/DSP files and encourage you to use those instead, or alternatively dump your own BIOS/BSP for use.



RupeeClock commented on 3DS Web Browser Exploit Allows Game Boy Color ...:


Actually, the same web browser exploit has been used to achieve region free game loading, and also achieve certain other things like alternative homebrew loading.

Because of the nature of being able to modify and inject into the memory of a suspended game, there is actually a LOT that could go wrong.

I mean, how long until we start seeing things posted on Miiverse that should never be posted? What if any 3DS game can have its memory modified to perform a simple image display command?



RupeeClock commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Kicks Off amiibo Pr...:

Pac-Man pre-orders all gone too, leaving just Charizard and Wario.
Surprisingly, like on there doesn't seem to be as much demand for these two. Wario is one thing because of the biker gear, but this is Charizard. Maybe these two have much more supply by virtue of franchise?



RupeeClock commented on Official Nintendo UK Store Kicks Off amiibo Pr...:

@Bushido_Fai My observation is that whilst the pre-orders for Wave 3 part 1 ran out, they restocked all of them for purchase today, except for Rosalina.

So it's likely that when Wave 3 Part 2 launches, or when Wave 4 launches, they'll have some stock ready for immediate purchase too.