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Wed 15th Aug 2012

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technotreegrass commented on Talking Point: My Nintendo Can Be a Tipping Po...:

I prefer physical carts. If I do download a retail digital game that has a physical option, it's because it was on sale at a price that beats what I can get new or used, which is usually 1-2 (or more) years after initial release. This is disapointing, but whatever. What surprises me is it says nothing about offering points for buying systems. Will this change for the NX's release?



technotreegrass commented on Miitomo to Include Photo Mode and Pre-Registra...:

I had no interest in it until I heard My Nintendo was coming, and pre-registration offers a reward. So I shall pre-reg for the reward. Will I use the app itself? Doubtful, but we'll see what happens. Might be cool if I can pose my Mii to look like she's about to fall off the edge of a building and doesn't care.



technotreegrass commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS is Yet to ...:

I see too many people swear the 3DS is dead and the NX is "confirmed" to be the next gen portable, and they use this argument to try and discourage others from buying their first 3DS or a replacement model. Regardless of whatever the NX is exactly, the time is ripe for the next gen handheld.



technotreegrass commented on Video: Bask in the Monochrome Glow of Extended...:

Looks good for those who want the games. Me, I would have much preferred a Kanto game made for the 3DS. At the very least, Game Freak, can we get a confirmation or firm denial on the existence of Pokemon Z sometime this year? I'd love to use the new Megas in ORAS in Kalos, and play with new Megas.



technotreegrass commented on Opening Details for the Remodelled Nintendo NY...:

I can't visit that weekend, but I'm hoping to go see it soon afterward. I visit it (and a few McDonalds along the way to pick up streetpasses) every time I'm in New York. I hope they have some standard N3DS demo units. It was the 2DS demo circle that sold me on the merits of the system.



technotreegrass commented on Rumour: Super Smash Bros. Planned as NX Launch...:

I'm starting to hate the NX. I'm tired of all this unconfirmed info floating around and people in general (Swear I'm not hating on anyone specifically from this site: not staff, contributors, or fellow users who post comments) acting like it's completely legit. I saw an article posted on a different news site about an analyst who THINKS that Nintendo should release a new handheld system this fall so Nintendo can boost the holiday sales, and people in comments acted like it was a formal announcement straight from Nintendo.



technotreegrass commented on Hardware Review: We Look at a Definitive GameC...:

Too bad my launch Gamecube committed suicide (a 3 foot fall knocked something loose inside it and it refused to ever turn on again) and my replacement doesn't have the digital output. This looks really awesome. I'm quite happy with my Wii component cables.



technotreegrass commented on SEGA 3D Classics Collection is Heading to Reta...:

Automatic first day purchase. I want to show M2 my support and encourage them to continue making these games. Besides, I REALLY want 3D Ristar to come in a future wave. That game needs more love. Too bad EA owns Road Rash, that would make a GREAT 3D port.



technotreegrass commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Next Generation of Exper...:

I wouldn't mind being able to streetpass someone with my phone (preferably with no 10 person limit) and then transfer that data to my 3DS later, even if I have to meet and greet them at the gate in 10 person chunks on the 3DS. Anything else, I'm not really interested in. I don't do Miiverse, so why should I use Miitomo? Pokemon Go is a hell no. I don't care about cloud saves as I never play my Steam and PS4 games anywhere but the same machines I have at home. I have trouble connecting my 3DS to free WiFi on the road and I'm not wasting my data for a hotspot.

If Nintendo does better with all these social apps, mobile games, and cloud saving, good for them, but I want the quality games I've been playing since 1989.



technotreegrass commented on The Man Responsible For Sega's Blast Processin...:

Outside of the marketing campaigns on TV, I never felt any Nintendo/Sega console war crap on the playground. Didn't matter if you owned a SNES or a Genesis, both systems had great games. Both sides acknowledged it. Skip ahead to the N64/PS1 years...yeah...that's when crap got brutal. I was the only person I knew who owned a N64, everyone else had a PS1, and loved to rub it in my face that I owned a "baby's console." I love my "baby's console" to this day, thank you very much.

After that, the only time I saw any console war stuff was online. Gamers I met in person (even strangers at conventions) talked about the pros and cons of each gen's systems, or politely insisted you invest in a gaming PC, but also acknowledging that PC has its problems, something I NEVER see online.



technotreegrass commented on Sega Scrapped A Golden Axe Remake With Odin Sp...:

I hope M2 can put Golden Axe games on their 3D Classics list, especially that Death Adder arcade game. I saw a lot of gameplay videos and it looks AMAZING. I think Sega could benefit from rebooting old IPs rather then do Sonic over and over AND OVER again.



technotreegrass commented on Site News: Nintendo Life Turns 10 Today:

Happy Birthday, NintendoLife! I first came here in 2011 while looking for info on a DSiware game. I wanted a review to see if the controls were okay and that I wouldn't waste my money buying a crappy game. I stuck around when I realized that you guys did reviews for retail games and tiny, indie eshop titles, and here I am years later, visiting daily.



technotreegrass commented on Video: A Wii Wave Race Project Got Far Enough ...:

I had no idea Wave Race was on the GB; I have to check that out. The buttonless control scheme sounds interesting, provided it works and allows for tight controls. To this day, I LOVE Mario Kart Wii, but I usually play it with a Gamecube controller cause it allows for better vehicle control then the Wiimote steering wheel. Sad to see the franchise stuck in limbo, but I play the hell out of Wave Race on the N64 and Gamecube.



technotreegrass commented on Masayuki Uemura on How the NES Controller Came...:

My first video game console was an Atari 2600. Switching to a d-pad was strange but I quickly got the hang of it, and after getting a secondhand NES Advantage, I mastered d-pad and joystick for many different games. I sadly lost that skill. Give me a fighting game arcade stick and tell me to play the original Super Mario Bros, I'm going to fail at precision jumping.



technotreegrass commented on More Details Emerge on How Nintendo Accounts W...:

Not crazy about the name, but I haven't been crazy about Nintendo's naming system for a while now, so it doesn't come as a surprise. The details sound pretty interesting, and I'm glad to see "digital rewards" are a thing. I hope we're able to somehow add our recently purchased games and systems to the points system. I broke down and bought a New XL. That's a hefty nest egg of points right there.



technotreegrass commented on Awesome Super Mario Maker New Nintendo 3DS Cov...:

I hope NA gets this. I think it's one of the best-looking faceplates I've seen. When it comes to physical items that aren't electronic, I think they should release everywhere, if not simultaneously, then at least give listed dates. "Available now in Europe, XX/XX/XX in North America and Japan" for example.



technotreegrass commented on Poll: The Tricky Issue of Retail Games as Down...:

I'm not happy when games I want are sold at a retail price but are digital only (Ace Attorney series) but I fell in love with the series and in the end it's worth it. On the rare occasion I do buy digital retail games, it's because I managed to catch them on a fantastic sale ($15 or lower). I settled for an entire digital library with PC because I had no choice. I like my consoles/handhelds to be physical retail. If the NX is digital-only, I will be VERY pissed but I love me some Nintendo games, and I'm sure they will drag me kicking and screaming to NX ownership.



technotreegrass commented on Nintendo Increases Investment in Niantic, Deve...:

Call me old school, but I'll stick with the mainline games. I appreciate what Nintendo is trying to do, give us a unique experience that can't be done on a 3DS, and it sounds like they chose the perfect developer to implement their vision. It's a better gesture then "Now you can legally play Super Mario Bros on your phone. $5 please." I just hope that they don't require you to travel the world to capture every Pokemon (because some will always strive to do so) because kids are still a large demographic.



technotreegrass commented on The Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Editio...:

I briefly played Puzzle and Dragons on my phone, and then nearly broke it when I ran into a cooldown timer and the option to bypass it with money. I bought the Super Mario Edition and I've been really enjoying it, and spending all my time on the Mario levels. Never once went back to the Puzzle and Dragon levels.



technotreegrass commented on Pokémon Go is an AR Game Headed to iOS and An...:

Very cool that a April Fools video is now a reality, but I'm not interested in the game. For the sake of those who are, I pray IAP are reasonable, and that it won't take far too long to grind to unlock something without a purchase.

I still hope for a 20th anniversary Kanto game and a Snap 2 in the future.



technotreegrass commented on Ace Attorney 6 Definitely Heading to the West,...:

Maybe if Ace Attorney 6 sells well enough in the West, they'll localize Great Ace Attorney. I'm just happy to get AA6, and I still hope for an Ace Attorney Trilogy 2 with Apollo Justice and the two Miles Edgeworth games, the second newly translated obviously.



technotreegrass commented on The Smaller New Nintendo 3DS Model is Coming t...:

I personally prefer the XL size, but I am VERY happy that those who wanted the standard size can get it in NA. That being said, PLEASE don't complain and just buy the damn thing whether you wanted Animal Crossing HHD or not. Support it to say Thank You.