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sleepinglion

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#6

sleepinglion commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U GameCube Controlle...:

I have an adapter from Mayflash, got it on Amazon for about 12 bucks, and it allows me to plug my Gamecube controllers into Wiimotes which read them as classic controllers. Tried it today and it works beautifully for Smash while allowing the pad to work with any other title that likes classic controllers. It's a very frugal option if all you need is one port.

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#7

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

I'm really enjoying my amiibos. I picked up 6 thanks to Toys R Us' buy 3 for 30 deal. I like to leave the game on and let them fight each other while I browse the internet and such, then take all their goodies when it's over.
The racing suits they unlock in Mario Kart 8 are nice bonuses and for avid Nintendo collectors this may be the first chance we've had to have a figure of certain characters.
I'm interested to see if they release variations, such as the Koopalings that can be selected with Bowser Jr. Regardless, when and if ROB and Duck Hunt get an amiibo release, I'm there.

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#11

sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: Super Smash Bros. Can Finally R...:

It's all coming together.
I truly loved the 3DS version and the Wii U release really does feel like the other half of one giant title.
I'm a bit surprised with how much I'm enjoying the ammibo figures I picked up today. It's like having a nano pet or something... they learn and grow the more attention we give them and also unlock some sweet racing suits in Mario Kart 8. The paint jobs on the lot at my Toys R Us varied wildly... do check them before buying.
Sending my Mii fighters over from the 3DS version was a breeze and I look forward to the Club Nintendo soundtrack release.
Nicely done, Nintendo. This entire process has been pretty darn beautiful.

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#16

sleepinglion commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Pre-Purchase and P...:

Thanks for the heads up!
My Wii U is the first system I've gone all digital with and I really appreciate it.
Physical wins for collecting, though, and disc games are easy to find on sale whereas eShop version... are not.
So pluses and minuses for both formats. Regardless, I gave this early buying a go and it seemed to work. I'm interested in seeing how Club Nintendo sees the purchase.

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#18

sleepinglion commented on The Man Behind Sega's Wonder Boy Series Hates ...:

Play controls at the time weren't as spot on as modern games...
I can't believe someone stated it should have used 'shoulder buttons to run'.
The NES pad had no shoulder buttons but Nintendo brought them to home gaming with the SNES. Back then, the NES pad was pretty freaking revolutionary and Mario helped lay groundwork for decades of platformers.
All that said, the Wonder Boy creator criticizing Mario titles is like Beta picking on VHS, Laserdisc throwing down with DVD and HD HDVD picking apart Blu-Ray. Mario won. Wonder Boy... not so much.

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#19

sleepinglion commented on Pixel Paint:

This trailer was hilarious!
The concept, humor of the ad and very fair price point is making this a must-buy.
Pixel art is my favorite part of Pushmo.

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#23

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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#24

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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#25

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.

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#31

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!

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#32

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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#39

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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#41

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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#44

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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#45

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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#46

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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#48

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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#49

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.