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sleepinglion

sleepinglion

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sleepinglion

#3

sleepinglion commented on 3DS Homebrew Hacker Makes Progress on New Nint...:

I'm a huge emulator fan.
I run games that I own in physical form or have purchased through the VC over the years. With Nintendo's pretty abysmal VC support on the 3DS, emulators could finally bring SNES titles to the handheld.
If anyone out there is serious about installing any HBC on their device, it might be a good move to own two 3DS units. One you fiddle with, one you don't. As an eShop fan with tons of purchases tied to my account, I don't want to risk losing access to them if a future update bricks systems and locks accounts.

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#4

sleepinglion commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (North America):

Hmmm...
on the plus side, some very cool discounts.
But doesn't the PSN already have Pier Solar HD? We're getting that at some point... I think.
And in America, we're still waiting for the DS Virtual Console. Granted, we're still politely asking for N64 and Gamecube titles instead, but it would be nice to see what a DS title plays like on a Wii U.
Steamworld Dig is a pretty solid title, I'd recommend it on either platform.

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#5

sleepinglion commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

Yikes. How hard can it actually be to add this controller to a firmware update to make, I don't know, its control cross, stick, A and B buttons, etc., respond like those on a Classic Controller?
This is sheer lazy and totally discourages me from buying the thing.
I have an adapter for one GC pad as-is. It connects to a Wiimote and functions, shocker, just like a Classic Controller.

sleepinglion

#7

sleepinglion commented on Review: Wild Guns (Wii U eShop / Super Nintendo):

Great review!
I gave this one a shot and love it, but man, it sure is hard.
I love seeing expensive used cart titles pop up on the VC. While I can access it in Wii mode, I'd love to see Chrono Trigger get a Wii U VC release.

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#11

sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo ...:

I really appreciated the demo.
I knew the Wii U version would be a must-own for me, but I was on the fence about the need for a portable version. Having a chance to see how it handles, looks and sounds, I'm a believer that this is a unique experience worth owning in conjunction with the Wii U's release or on its own.
The sharing has been very cool to see as well. Nice job, guys!

sleepinglion

#12

sleepinglion commented on Weirdness: There Are Super Smash Bros. for Nin...:

@E_Blackadder It's got to be frustrating... I'm usually the one trying to input a code quickly and was very happy to be able to share for a change. Nintendo fans are good people. The only difference seems to be that this initial demo has no play count limit whereas next week's should release with the usual 20.

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#19

sleepinglion commented on NES-Themed Nintendo 3DS XL On The Way as GameS...:

I appreciate that this has generated some positive buzz, but I can't get past the fact that it looks like a regular 3DS with a sticker from Etsy slapped on it... not to mention we still don't know what it looks like inside which is what generally counts if we value our units enough to buy protective cases. This is Nintendo looking at a huge stock of ready-to-ship pre-updated 3DS units and going, "Let's slap some graphics on the faceplates."

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#21

sleepinglion commented on Super Mario Bros. Movie UK Blu-Ray Release to ...:

I remember thinking Daisy was hot... and that the plotline of the meteor hitting Earth was fairly well done... but there's a reason this films stands as a great example of how to NOT handle a game franchise. Still, it's got a following. Like Howard the Duck.

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#24

sleepinglion commented on Mega Man Legends 3 8-Bit Fan Demake is Availab...:

Capcom is far too busy creating new collectibles to mine the nostalgia base for more money to even THINK about having the time to create a new game. They haven't even been able to throw their efforts into an updated anthology collection to include 9 and 10.

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#25

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

I love the new changes but as some point this just gets ridiculous. I bought the initial 3DS then traded it in towards the purchase of an XL. Now there's another model coming with more buttons that certain games will require. Nintendo really should offer some upscale incentive program where you send them your current unit, they transfer the data to a new model and sell it to you at a very reasonable price. And what of the new 2DS? Will it be getting an update as well to confound average consumers even further? "No, Mom, I didn't want the 2DS. I wanted the 2DS LL."

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#26

sleepinglion commented on Nintendo Confirms Two More Virtual Console Tit...:

I applaud Nintendo for finally coming up with some kind of release schedule so that customers can have the funds ready to go, but geesh... they still need to step up their selections. N64 and GC titles are still absent and the much-touted GBA additions don't pop up often while the DS announcement has led to zip.

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#28

sleepinglion commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

I love this.
Sticking strictly with Mario characters only could make the franchise stale over time. By adopting a more 'Smash' feel this is sure to get a lot of Nintendo fans psyched. The pricing is extremely reasonable as well and ensures excited over this title well into next summer.

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#29

sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against Re...:

I have flash carts for all of my retro systems to back up my original and aging collection... yet I still wind up buying all of my favorites when (and IF) the Virtual Console service gets around to hosting them. Storage space is limited where I live. Having a flash cart in my NES with my entire library saves tons of room and nothing replaces the tactile experience of original controllers. I find the flash carts invaluable. Like anything, abuse is going to happen. Some folks will check out CDs and movies from the library and copy them. Lots of people will just listen or view and then return. It's human nature to follow and break the rules. This doesn't mean flash carts are wrong and should not be made available. As Nintendo sees no value in re-releasing legacy consoles or physical games, this is a handy option for enthusiasts.

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#33

sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: A Virtual Console Revival Could...:

I'd love to see any indication Nintendo values the VC service. Subscription-based pricing is a terrible idea for gamers like myself who like to 'own' a title, even if it is just a digital license. Not only does the VC need more support (N64, Gamecube, Genesis, etc.) it definitely needs either more sales or competitive pricing. 'Donkey Kong Jr Math' should not be in the same price category as 'Super Mario Bros 3'. But it will be.

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#34

sleepinglion commented on Nintendo Confirms Loads of "Veteran Fighters" ...:

I love sales in general and am glad to see the Smash hype momentum continue! Something I would really love to see is an eShop pre-order. Having switched to digital for my 1st party titles I find a big negative being that I don't enjoy the pre-order bonuses that come with physical releases. While I recognize shipping bonus items to people would be a mess, I'd pre-order a digital download code at Gamestop or something if I could snag the bonuses Hyrule Warriors and Smash pre-order folks will enjoy.

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#38

sleepinglion commented on The Sega Genesis is Now 25 Years Old:

Man, I loved both the SNES and Genesis. I actually picked up my SNES on launch day at a retailer named Babagge's. I was very lucky to have a Genesis as well and even won a second when I was a contestant on a traveling Nickelodeon game show. It was thrilling for me to experience 'Golden Axe' at home and I seriously loved 'Castle of Illusion' as well as the Sonic titles. At the time, Sega seemed to have some of the better movie tie-in video games with unique takes on Ghostbusters and even Dick Tracy.

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#42

sleepinglion commented on The Letter Plummets to a New Low With eShop Di...:

To the folks getting it to see how terrible it is... you're part of the problem now.
It's why Michael Bay keeps getting handed the keys to 80s and 90s childhood franchises: people keep paying for them.
It's your cash, but flying willingly into something universally panned as horrible isn't supporting the video game industry. It's encouraging the release of more junk.

sleepinglion

#44

sleepinglion commented on These Awesome Articulated Nintendo Figures Are...:

We should wait for more users to report in... the original product description showed Link with his sword and a shield. It showed the box with a key, but it didn't specifically say it came with a key. It's probably just bad marketing imagery unless someone actually says, yep, it came with a key and here's a pic! Otherwise, I agree, having to spend 9 bucks just to see what's in the little box is a low marketing technique and I really hope it's not the case with these figures.

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#45

sleepinglion commented on These Awesome Articulated Nintendo Figures Are...:

I'm pretty happy with the Link build. Granted, I have the Figma and nothing is likely to ever come close, but for 9 bucks this isn't a bad alternative. 9 sounds high, but when compared to other figures on nearby shelves it's kind of the norm these days, sadly. As mentioned above, he doesn't pose incredibly well and I did pull his arm out of its socket trying to put the shield on. Don't worry, the arm goes back on fine. I wanted a Link for my work desk that I wouldn't worry about like the Figma, so mission accomplished. Bring on Fox!

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#47

sleepinglion commented on These Awesome Articulated Nintendo Figures Are...:

Spotted a bunch of these at an Ohio Target tonight. The figure line was Link, Mario and Yoshi. There was also a smaller figurine line... kind of like Amiibos without the base... they had Wario, Waluigi and Diddy Kong. There were also small plushies of Mario, Yoshi, Link and Red Pikmin.