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Sun 29th May, 2011

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ShadJV commented on Video: Here's How amiibo Works With Mario Kart...:

I have Link but haven't used him much. Been too busy with grad school to try it with Hyrule Warriors, the main thing I wanted it for. I did try one 3 stock match of Smash with a friend and my Link, and it surprisingly jumped to level 10 from one match. As for Mario Kart, I booted it up to play with my sis today and the Amiibo icon reminded me I could use my Link and unlocking a Mii costume was surprisingly satisfying, considering I don't like using Miis. It actually tempts me to collect them all, there's something about NFC that just addicts me...



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

Wow people will return a game just due to not being able to play with one specific controller? Nintendo didn't even have to make this adapter, chill, there's what, at least half a dozen controller options?

Anyways, I guess my wallet will thank Nintendo if they're delaying making more. I have enough to throw my money at them for and I probably would've caved soon for one of these. Considering they don't support other games, maybe any urges will have passed with my initially smash obsessions.



ShadJV commented on Science Tries To Ruin Our Fun As Zelda's Hooks...:

Poor Link is probably dead.

But I mean, as said, these are fantasy worlds. In Hyrule, who says they don't have metals that are lighter and more sturdy than the ones we have? That alone makes the first half of the Longshot equation irrelevant. Plus, no one ever said Hylian biology is that similar to human biology, they could be much more durable (after all, they deal with monsters on a regular basis), I mean macro evolution is likely irrelevant considering Hyrule was supposedly created by the goddesses (and I mean perhaps that could be considered myth but the existence of the Triforce alone at least seems to prove supernatural forces exist), so the goddesses could've created Hylians with much stronger bones and organs - or even just the Hero of Time, for all we know the average Hylian would be ripped to shreds using Link's tools, he does have a piece of the Triforce after all, I assume that thing is just for show.

But why am I even wasting my time arguing this? It's fiction, just enjoy it. Honestly, game theories really waste their time using all this math based on real world variables. All this proves is that, no matter how rich I might get, building a real world hook shot would be suicide.



ShadJV commented on Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Poké...:

@VictorySong I love that feature, been a logical step I always thought should exist. I mean, if I see a pokemon in a town, shouldn't I be able to register it as seen? It even worked when I saw someone wild wingull sitting on a beach. Such a cool little feature!



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

@rjejr unless I'm quite mistaken, Hyrule Warriors doesn't support Amiibo yet, that functionality comes out later this month. Though I would imagine it's an instant unlock, I don't see where they would hide it or why, it wouldn't make sense.



ShadJV commented on Masahiro Sakurai Explains Why Mewtwo Isn't Pai...:

If Mewtwo is added as paid DLC, I hope we get a good long head start of a couple years, I want to feel I get a benefit from buying both. I mean, I'd be happy enough with one version, I really want Mewtwo though!

Still, I'm crossing my fingers for DLC. Not now, Sakurai deserves a vacation and I'll be happy for awhile, I want them to pull a MK8 and create some 6 months or so later to keep it fresh. And honestly, right now I want stages more than characters. I mean there's a few characters I would LOVE in this game, but I'll be more than happy with this roster for awhile, it'd be dream for me if I could get all the previous stages, even if I gotta shell out some money. And of course new ones would be nice. Ice Climbers would be great DLC for the Wii U though, since they can't do it for the 3DS... Idk, I don't wanna be greedy so TAKE A BREAK SAKURAI, YOU DESERVE IT YOU GIFT TO HUMANITY!



ShadJV commented on Eiji Aonuma Discusses Changes On the Way to Ma...:

Please don't be Goht, PLEASE DON'T BE GOHT!!! That was the most fun in the whole game, don't change him!! Or Twinmold because giant time is fun! I remember who Gyorg is but the boss fight is mostly a blur, but I think I remember finding it a pain to hit him, so yeah, maybe fishing him out? Seems logical. Though I don't know how I feel about added fishing, I mean Majora's Mask is my favorite Zelda game but it has such a constant feeling of impatient stress, how could I ever just screw around and fish? There better be an incentive or I'll probably not even bother fishing...

I just want to know if there's any real new content. Master Quest, boss rush, bonus dungeon, Tingle's story... Hope they don't just add "hero mode, double damage, no hearts" and call it a day.



ShadJV commented on Captain Toad Producer Says Nintendo Never Full...:

@StarDust4Ever I seem to recall someone at Nintendo claiming Yoshi isn't a "dinosaur", he's a "Yoshi". With that logic, maybe all Yoshis lay eggs, including males?

As mentioned, yes, mushrooms are asexual and reproduce via spores, so it seems Toadette is no more female or male than Toad. Still, think for a minute what happens when Peach holds out Toad in Smash Bros and he gets hit. Think about his reaction and what that means.



ShadJV commented on Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?:

@yuwarite Well that was a harsh response. Though to me that just sounds lazy, seems our culture has become so much about instant gratification with the least effort possible that they can't just go to the store or even order it online and wait a few days. You act like I only purchase Nintendo consoles. This seems better than DLC, at least you get something physical for your money in addition to the digital content. If you're that lazy with going to the store, then why bother with Nintendo games? Though it's not like NFC is limited to Nintendo, given Disney and Skylanders did it first, and other games are starting to use similar things, this is a recent trend, it's marketed to kids and collectors, yes adults can enjoy Nintendo games but their core demographic is children and they seem to find NFC figurines cool these days. If you're that bothered by this kind of things, just don't get Nintendo consoles, games geared towards adults will likely not implement NFC because the majority of adult gamers don't give a crap about NFC.



ShadJV commented on Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?:

Link is the only one I'm definitely getting, due to the Hyrule Warrior weapon unlock. I'll probably get a few others... I mean, I'll use them for smash, but likely the features in other games will determine which I get.



ShadJV commented on Upcoming Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Pa...:

@xj0462 you'll be locked out of online then. Plus if higher versions can't play with you, neither can you play with them.

Somebody got it right here. At least, I know that's how replays worked in Brawl, it takes wayyyy less space to save the sequence of button pressed than to save an actual video. When if the update changes even the most minor balancing issue, it could make a lot of the videos screwed up. People complaining, there is no way Nintendo can save your replays unless they didn't ever fix balancing issues like this. It would've worked if they saved the replays as actual videos, but that probably wouldn't have been wise for the 3DS anyways, given it isn't the most spacious of systems. Perhaps they could've let them be saved online but either way it's not and that would take a lot of work at this point, and likely would still mean you lose your current replays.



ShadJV commented on Teaser Tweet Suggests Binding of Isaac on the 3DS:

I played (I think) a demo of this... either way, even as a Christian, I'm not easily offended. It's just a game, and I can enjoy the game play without agreeing with the message. I'll consider purchasing this if it's released; it's not at the top of my list, but depending on what other games are coming out around then, I might download it. Either way, I remain neutral about the whole "religiously offensive" argument. If others are offended, I understand, but I still continue to believe the media I'm exposed to doesn't affect my faith - if it really shook it that much, I must not have had much faith in the first place.



ShadJV commented on Eon Ticket StreetPass Relay Announced for Pok...:

@umegames the closest best buy, 30 min away, doesn't have their Nintendo zone station up anymore because hardly anyone used it, I had problems there when I tried getting the animal crossing furniture. Pretty much nobody has 3DSes around here. I don't usually care, most streetpass features don't really gip me out of any content, but I really want to fill my Pokedex without buying both versions and this is one more legendary I'd have to find someone willing to trade (and probably trade back). I don't get why they have to do the events like this instead of just distributing via wifi..



ShadJV commented on Nintendo Black Friday Deals Reveal New 3DS and...:

I was fairly certain the "new 3DS" was not the New 3DS, but my mind immediately made the connection anyways. I guess after the XBox One attempted to steal the "most confusing name" award from Nintendo's Wii U, Nintendo's response was this. Either way, this is going to get so confusing when it actually has a launch date here...



ShadJV commented on Nintendo Discusses Plans for amiibo Cards, Fra...:

I assume AC Amiibo would basically force a villager into your town. I can see that as being pretty popular... Though I wouldn't bite, I don't really have any favorites, even if I'm annoyed that I get all the ugly villagers.



ShadJV commented on Video: Son Of A Glitch Takes Apart The Wind Wa...:

@Dipper723 even if they saw it I doubt they'd patch it. For one, they didn't even want to put the effort in for adding a bonus dungeon, why would they bother to fix a few glitches? Two, it'd likely be a lot of work to fix these glitches and most of them were not game breaking, while pretty much all of them are unlikely for almost all players to accidentally stumble upon. Three, the game has been out over a year, which makes it even a bigger chore to go through the code they haven't recently looked at to fix a few minor glitches for a remake they aren't even advertising right now.

Wow this game has a lot of glitches though, funny because I don't remember stumbling on any. Either way, most of these seem very tedious and a lot of work to skip sections I probably can complete faster by just doing them than by trying to get the glitches right. Or maybe I'm bad at being precise.



ShadJV commented on Feature: Nintendo Life's Horrifying Halloween ...:


The origin of Halloween actually is unrelated to the devil. In fact, the origin of trick or treating came out of a Catholic tradition on the adopted holiday of All Hallow's Eve, a celebration of the recently departed. This is coming from a fellow Christian, Halloween has become misunderstood by many Christian groups due to more recent secular obsessions of thing the occult with a holiday that originally had nothing to do with witchcraft, it was just about departed spirits, sort of like the Mexican Dias de los Muertos. Choosing non-occult related costumes (like video game characters for example) and participating in innocent activities is no worse than celebrating Christmas (as long as the Christmas isn't revolved around presents and Santa and consumerism), from a Christian point of view. In fact, I know quite a lot of churches that do parties for Halloween, they just keep away from some of the darker tendencies our culture has injected into the holiday.



ShadJV commented on Feature: Nintendo Life's Horrifying Halloween ...:

@Giygas_95 I last trick or treated when I was 22, and while I haven't been since, nobody even batted an eye. In fact, I was with a group of friends around the same age. No one cared. In areas that get a lot of trick or treaters, so many kids go by that people don't really seem to pay attention. Though I don't know if maybe it was just the neighborhood we were in.



ShadJV commented on Satoru Iwata Outlines Nintendo's First QOL Pla...:

Huh. I always have trouble sleeping due to chronic pain, I wonder if this could help in any way. If so, I'd have yet another reason to love Nintendo. Too bad it's so far off... But I've had this for years, it's quite possible I'll still be dealing with it then.

What would be awesome is if whatever they're planning could help users control what kinds of dreams they have, or at least ensure pleasant knee, though that just sounds like a sci fi movie now, haha



ShadJV commented on Review: Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures 2 (...:

Sounds like they should've taken a cue from New Super Luigi U and just release this as a DLC expansion. Why make a whole new game when it realistically could just be tacked onto the previous title? Not that I've any interest in this (or the previous title), not a fan of what they did with Pac-Man, but this is what DLC should be, content created later for those that want more of the same. Paying full price for a sequel that hardly adds to the previous title is just silly!



ShadJV commented on Review: Disney Infinity 2.0 (Wii U):

Dang, I thought I heard a digital download of this game was coming that supports the old base (including supporting the new play sets), guess I gotta buy another starter set after all...



ShadJV commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Special D...:

So looks like I definitely got screwed out of this. Turns out my alumni email address expired Monday night without the school telling me and that was the address I had registered, hence why I had no new emails since then... anything sent would bounce back, so I officially am not getting the code. :( I'm so sad, I really want this demo...