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Sun 29th May, 2011

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ShadJV commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Free DLC, Including ...:

@TeeJay sadly no. I would so love a deku stick glaive, and it could use the beetle from Skyward Sword!

@Moon finish a MH game? Are you insane?? Just upgrade, the amount of content per title is more than most finish!

@Boidoh my first exposure to the series was the 3U demo... Which was horrible, but I took the chance and got 3U anyways, didn't regret it. The 4U demo is SLIGHTLY better than the 3U one (offering the Great Jaggi was a step in the right direction) but still, it's not a good intro for new players. The game has too steep a learning curve to be thrown into like that, and collecting materials to forge weapons is such a huge mechanic which the demo neglects. Don't base your opinion off the demo. If you possess the courage, just take the plunge! I warn you though, once you take down your first large monster with armor and a weapon you toiled to make, you may find yourself quite addicted. :-p

The DLC is monthly? A little disappointed, 3U had weekly DLC. Hope it all will be free, so excited for Friday now!



ShadJV commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):

@NbaJunkie I believe the storylines are all the same but the levels are definitely different.

I'm probably going to have to upgrade my DKC VC titles while I have the chance because I don't want them to be team down again before I do. And I will probably get all three DKL games. Why do you hate my wallet, Nintendo???



ShadJV commented on New Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Eon T...:

Should be noted this is NOT needed for Soar, you get either Latios or Latias in game, the Eon Ticket is to get the other.

I was lucky enough to get an Eon Ticket early on, but this is what they should've done first!



ShadJV commented on Adventure Bar Story is Your Typical RPG and Pu...:

Curious. Unfortunately for them, I'm quite busy with MH4U and MM, so I'm gonna have to pass... And there's enough on my backlist to download that I probably won't end up grabbing this one at a later point. But who knows?



ShadJV commented on Twitch Plays Pokémon Celebrates Anniversary ...:

@Flopsy86 Safari Zone came after they started a democracy/anarchy system. After the nightmare of Team Rocket's base, people really didn't want to deal with the Safari Zone's crap, they voted in democracy and just did it that way. Sorta shows how, in complete chaos, when faced with enough adversity, people will work to restore order. Or something like that.



ShadJV commented on Reminder: There's Still Time to Hit a New Nint...:

My GameStop isn't doing a midnight launch. :( though my Majora's Mask XL is coming in the mail and supposedly won't be here for a week or two, but I do have Majora's Mask and MH4U preordered, wish I could pick them up at midnight but I'll have to wait until morning. Sad face.



ShadJV commented on Twitch Plays Pokémon Celebrates Anniversary ...:

Huh. Too bad my gaming time is blowing up tomorrow... I tuned in numerous times during the original run but the several times I tried to input was during team rocket's hideout... Which lasted way too long, I hope they have a better plan for that place this time.



ShadJV commented on ​Sakurai Considered Having All Fighters Unlo...:

I wish at least half the roster was locked, for me unlocking is half the fun. Plus I got the game and was like... "Who do I play as?" There was just so many choices, I prefer having to put in more effort to unlock everything, not necessarily making it too challenging but at least requiring a bit more playtime...



ShadJV commented on Reminder: Grab Your Free Emboar for Pokémon ...:

Article doesn't seem to note this but these three pokemon come with their hidden ability (which this is the first time those have been available).

Still, Samurott's hidden ability is pretty horrible. I'll download them all anyways because they're free.



ShadJV commented on Masahiro Sakurai Once Again Highlights The Pos...:

@JtotheY so your solution is cloning?

Though seriously, I feel bad for how it's taken its toll on him, especially with how demanding fans can be. I'm fine if he lets someone else take over; it won't be the same but he earned the rest. Sadly, I wouldn't be surprised if he did another one anyways, he has trouble letting his fans down...



ShadJV commented on Poll: Which Current Generation Nintendo Soundt...:

Buy? Eh, I don't buy music, I just use free (legal) methods like Pandora and YouTube. No piracy but my limited spending money is put towards games. Still, if any of these are on Club Nintendo next month, I likely will "purchase" them (as in with my coins) because it's nice to have a few CDs in my car for when I forget to grab my phone's USB cord and, face it, all of this music is stellar.



ShadJV commented on Weirdness: Researchers Working on Mario Artifi...:

Hmm. As a bit of a linguist, I'm impressed by the depth of sentence structuring they put into this. I mean, most bots use prewritten sentences - I would guess the largest investment of coding went into its conversational skills. Granted, it's still not true AI, but this is fairly close to how the language center of the brain works, albeit at a simpler level (I doubt it has nearly as broad of a vocabulary than the average human). Thing is, they spent a lot of time explaining it, which is nice but I want to see more footage of it exploring, learning, and conversing.



ShadJV commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes Now Being...:

I have my doubts this will work but... After being screwed out of the codes for the Smash Bros demo, the Pokemon demo, and now this... Does anyone have a NA code to share for this demo? Please???? jxm7269 at Rochester dot edu!!!!



ShadJV commented on New Nintendo 3DS Release Date Confirmed for 13...:

I honestly wanna cry, considering this is my favorite Zelda game and one of my favorite games in general, and it's probably the only time it'll get a limited edition console... And I can't find one anywhere. And GameStop basically says, "if you didn't come this afternoon to get it then you're an idiot." When I couldn't until tonight... Now thanks to scalpers... sigh



ShadJV commented on Reminder: The Nintendo Network Premium Promoti...:

I need to spend a good ~$47 to get another code (apparently got one back in early November) but I was already planning on getting Shantae this weekend and that'll put me halfway to another code... Tempting me to spend a bit more to get one last code. Nintendo may win again here. Doesn't help that I won over $70 last night from a few scratchcards I got as a gift, I feel like I have the money to blow. x.x there's a lot of eShop games I'm behind on getting though...



ShadJV commented on Reminder: The Nintendo Network Premium Promoti...:

@edcomics the current method requires consumers to actively obtain their codes. This way, forgetful consumers or those unaware of the promotion continue don't get the free credit - remember, every code claimed is $5 less in Nintendo's pocket. From a business standpoint, this is smart, as it rewards customer loyalty without outright cutting 10% of their digital profit (well less than 10% but still a good chunk). The bonus credit is definitely worth the minimal effort to redeem it. I'm pretty sure they purposely did it this way, it's actually easier to make it credit accounts directly (or simply send an automated code to your email address every time they 500 points is hit), they had to set up an extra system to do it this way but it saves them money in the long run while continuing to reward us.



ShadJV commented on Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Online Sharin...:

@WingedSnagret because they don't need to hype Starfox, it hypes itself. There hasn't been a new Starfox game in so long that the fans are excited regardless of the details. Meanwhile, between console and handheld titles, Zelda gets an entry roughly every two years. Nintendo needs to show us why this Zelda is worth getting excited about!

Personally, I was worried when I saw it said the size of TP until the comments said that's just one area. Good, I want a lot of space to explore!!!



ShadJV commented on Activision Expands Skylanders Line-Up With New...:

@ikki5 no, they're really not the same, as you said darkness is the absence of light. They're closer to opposites than being the same, like hot and cold (cold is simply the absence of heat). Either way, I think these go for a different definition of dark and light, which is essentially "evil" and "good" (though maybe more like "chaos" and "order", I don't know enough about the game or characters).