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Wed 15th August, 2012

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technotreegrass commented on Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintend...:

I bought a 3DS on launch day because I wanted a second DS to trade Pokemon on and I didn't want to deny myself future games by buying a DSi. I agree I barely touched it until Mario Kart 7 came out, then came a steady flow of eshop and retail titles, which makes it my personal largest game library for a Nintendo handheld.



technotreegrass commented on Club Nintendo to Close, With Replacement Loyal...:

Good thing I broke down and bought Luigi's Mansion after seeing only 4 copies left on the shelf last night. I was torn between paying full price and getting Club Nintendo coins or buying used at a discount. I'll definitely be catching up on my wish list of eshop games to maximize coins. Maybe end with another game case and a couple of digital games.

I REALLY hope that the new rewards system offers better physical rewards. I was getting SO tired of looking at the awesome things Club Nintendo Europe was getting while we had the same old crap for years, and if something great did come along, it quickly vanished, never to return. If the new rewards system offers the same items in all regions, I will be very VERY happy.



technotreegrass commented on Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?:

I won't be buying a N3DS until there's an exclusive game for it that is a personal must-own, but when that happens, N3DS XL is a must. I have strong prescription glasses and the bigger screen is so much easier to see, and the bigger system is easier on my hands in long play sessions.

I'm certain NA will see a standard N3DS released by Christmas or sometime next year.



technotreegrass commented on New Nintendo 3DS Prices Pop Up in Italy, and T...:

I want more details about the N3DS before I even consider buying one, but I am very grateful for its release as it has enabled me to buy a 3DS XL NES edition cheap. I learned my lesson after the GBA SP: don't settle for launch colors, wait until a sweet looking special edition before you buy new Nintendo handheld systems.



technotreegrass commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Wise to Embrace The ...:

I don't watch Let's Plays on a regular basis but if I'm curious about a game but I can't download a demo, watching a Let's Play is the next best thing IMHO to get a feel for how the game operates and seeing if its worth a shot. I LOVE Mario Kart but seeing all those Luigi Death Stare videos confirmed that I needed to get the game and system. Nintendo REALLY needs to relax their policy on YouTube and sit back and collect the ad revenue.



technotreegrass commented on Lucky New Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Gamers Jump ...:

I think it's about the same as waiting 20 years and putting a discontinued console or game on the market for well above retail price, or jacking up the cost of Xenoblade or other rare-but-much-wanted Japanese games fairly recently after release.



technotreegrass commented on Sega Looking To Turn Streets Of Rage, Shinobi,...:

I would also prefer new video games as opposed to movies, but maybe if the movies are profitable enough, we can get new games from these franchises. I would definitely see Streets of Rage and Altered Beast out of loyalty for playing the heck out of those games when I was a kid and still play them on occasion today.



technotreegrass commented on The Lost Worlds of Power eBook Arrives This We...:

Christmas has officially come early! I discovered Worlds of Power: Castlevania II at a local used book shop and I quickly fell in love with how awesomely stupid it was. I'm slowly buying up other Worlds of Power books when I can find them (Only found Mega Man and Bases Loaded II so far.) I can't wait to read these new stories.



technotreegrass commented on The Game Boy Color is Now 16 Years Old:

A lime green GBC was my first ever Game Boy, christened with Pokemon Yellow. I'm still addicted to that darn yellow mouse as I keep buying all the Pokemon games and their respective systems ever since.



technotreegrass commented on GameStop Plans to Close Around 120 Stores in t...:

I find Gamestop has a much better selection then Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, and K-Mart, especially for older games or mid-level titles. I wouldn't mind if the one in the local mall disapears though. Tiny hole-in-the-wall, crap selection, and too many jerks manning the counter, always acting surprised that a girl is buying some hardcore game, nevermind the fact that I was playing the Genesis when they were in diapers. So long as I can keep the big store nearby, I'm happy.



technotreegrass commented on 3DS eShop Title Rusty's Real Deal Baseball Is ...:

I'll give it a chance. I feel better about paying for different mini-games then power-ups that turn a game to pay-to-win. I want more quality baseball titles on the 3DS/Wii U, though I know we'll never see a return of my all-time favorite baseball game: Ken Griffey Jr. Presents Major League Baseball.



technotreegrass commented on These Refurbished Nintendo 64 Consoles Go The ...:

I'd buy if the controller was modified so the analog stick is modeled after the analog sticks of systems that came afterward. My Gamecube launch controller analog stick is still in fantastic condition after a decade of use; my N64 analog sticks crap out after a year, making it impossible to play Goldeneye and World Is Not Enough effectively.



technotreegrass commented on TIME Lists Its Reasons For Picking Wii U Over ...:

Though it'll be a while before I can actually afford to buy a new console, the Wii U is certainly my top choice. I do predict one day owning either a PS4 or Xbone, but I expect that day to come in 2-3 years, after a price drop and at least one must-have game.



technotreegrass commented on Review: Christmas Wonderland 3 (3DS eShop):

Thank You So Much Philip for plodding through all these lousy eshop games. I have come to depend on Nintendo Life's reviews for a better informed opinion on whether or not some of the lesser-known eshop titles are worth a purchase before I throw away money.



technotreegrass commented on Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (3DS):

I'm glad the game sounds like it's playable and not hindered by lousy controls. I don't mind sacrificing complexity so long as little kids, the target audience for this game, can play it and have a decent experience.

At this rate, I ask for a Virtual Console release of Turtles in Time, and not that crappy HD remake on Xbox Live Arcade, because it seems like that's the only masterpiece Turtles game we're going to get.