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Sat 6th July, 2013

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sleepinglion commented on Exclusive: We Almost Got A Wii U F-Zero Create...:

"At a loss for what to do next" didn't stop New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Or New Super Mario Bros. Wii U. Or New Super Mario Bros. 2.

It's not too rough, Nintendo. You make new levels with an HD polish. No need to reinvent the wheel ;)



sleepinglion commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

The Wii U, even in dedicated gaming circles, was met with criticism prior to launch. A confusing name that included 'Wii' in the title (which did and continues to confuse some consumers who see it as an add-on) and weaker horsepower under its hood than the rival products. I love my system and am still very happy with the purchase, but Nintendo should take the lessons it learned from this release and focus on a system with a new name and a new look.



sleepinglion commented on Video: Get The Best Picture From Your NES With...:

I actually ordered an RGB modded NES top-loader once. The end result (with the Play-Choice 10 PCB) was AMAZING! But because it was a US unit, it had jailbars. Doh! Sold it on eBay to recoup the cost. Still, if you wanna play the most gorgeous image possible on original hardware, RGB modding is the way to go.



sleepinglion commented on Review: New Super Mario Bros. (Wii U eShop / DS):

It's a hoot. I enjoyed this title during its initial release and its 3DS sequel. The Wii and Wii U versions had a much more 'been here, done this (only now on a TV or in HD)' vibe. I do hope if they continue this series they at least mix up the visual style. For US gamers, SMB 1, 2, and 3 all looked very different. And it was appreciated.



sleepinglion commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

Great read!
I completely agree with a few tiny improvements to help reward those who support games at full price.
If a title is purchased on both the Wii U and 3DS (linked account), say Shovel Knight or Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, even a tiny loyalty discount would be appreciated. Two bucks, something, to reward fans who support a title enough to buy it twice. If that's unreasonable, how about complementary download codes for the eventual 3DS Home Themes if we've bought both versions? Shovel Knight and Shante both have 3DS themes ;) Tiny rewards would help reinforce this kind of 'buy it right away' behavior.



sleepinglion commented on 3DS Hack Removes the Need for Flashcards to Pl...:

Reality check time.
Smartphones already emulate out the wazoo. Deal with it.
Nintendo's own Virtual Console support is pitiful. Deal with that.
Not all people who enjoy exploits run games they don't own. Some enjoy the ability to play everything they love on one device, a luxury Nintendo has yet to provide.
Reporting on this doesn't imply Nintendolife encourages piracy, only that they encourage NEWS.
And hopping up and down about how angry you are pirates exist won't earn you any fan points from Nintendo. It really just makes it look like you leap at every possible opportunity to appear holier than thou.



sleepinglion commented on Take on 3D Streets of Rage 2 With a Pal:

I do love that M2 and Sega keep showing Nintendo how to make quality 3D releases of classic titles.
You know, by adding features, polish, and Tier 1 titles. I shudder to think of the resources that were wasted upgrading Urban Champion when they could have released a sure thing like Zelda. Or any of the Mario titles. Or ANYTHING besides Urban Champion.



sleepinglion commented on Streets Of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes And Sonic Th...:

Man, I love the M2 releases.
The only one I felt letdown with was Altered Beast, primarily because they chose the home port over the arcade.
Still, SOR2 and Sonic2 are wonderful titles and I look forward to trying out Gunstar. I've heard good things! Hoping Golden Axe gets this treatment eventually. Thank you, Sega and M2!



sleepinglion commented on Mario Maker Japanese Website Points to Inclusi...:

Kuribo's shoe has always been one of my favorite Mario items. I'd love to see it make a comeback. Nintendo, if you're listening, I will buy this title for sure if you can work in this item. I was on the fence, but nostalgia is super powerful.



sleepinglion commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

I want to be pumped about this one, but I'm not.
Even as a lifelong Nintendo diehard, I could use a demo. Who knows, they might release one. Or maybe give it a go in-store if they set something up.
I admire their dedication to the game, though, they've promoted the heck out of it.



sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

I like to see Nintendo embracing DLC, but as the article states, the value varies wildly. While the MK8 courses and racers add a genuine amount of extra content, the Mii costumes seem steep in comparison. Finding a value balance is going to be a tricky thing to gauge.



sleepinglion commented on North American Retailers Confirm Super Smash B...:

Poor Gamestop.
I showed up early, 20 minutes before the pre-order start time.
The salesman tried to check my purchase out for over an hour before it finally went through, and I was the first person in line for amiibo things. Yikes!



sleepinglion commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

The Virtual Console news was very welcome. While I could already play Mario 64 in Wii mode, this is always preferred, as I can now use the Pro Controller, post screenshots, and configure button options. I'm genuinely pumped to see the lineup grow.
The new suits in Mario Kart 8 and Smash genuinely seemed cool to me. In MK, I love racing in a StarFox suit, so this is a cool addition for geeky dudes like me. The DLC info was promising.
But, yes, as you correctly state, big retail releases are so far few and far between, with StarFox U (or whatever it gets called) being the only big title I have to own this year. And that's just brand loyalty.
The DS on VC is a puzzler. The 3DS REALLY could have used the Virtual Console support here, as Nintendo is keen to abandon that most weeks.