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Wed 15th August, 2012

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

It's not so much pricing that discourages me from a lot of eshop games, but I very rarely find anything I like. On Club Nintendo last year, it said I went six months without buying a single digital game, and even now all I really buy is M2 Sega classics. Very little interests me.



technotreegrass commented on Capcom Hoping For "Aggressive Digital Download...:

This doesn't surprise me considering the constant reiterations of Street Fighter games over the years. I see a lot of "Boycott Capcom games for on-disc DLC and other practices," maybe people are voting with their wallets and hurting them for bad decisions. A HD remaster is a safe bet for sinking little into production and hopefully ending up with profit by the end.



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

@Yorumi Nintendo has stated they want VC games to run PERFECTLY if they are to offer them in the eshop, and ambassadors have complained about many tiny faults in the GBA games. Even ROMs don't often run perfectly on PC emulators, even if the fault is minor. Example, I've heard complaints that speedruns with a Super Mario Bros ROM aren't legit because of a 2% speed decrease which runners take advantage of.



technotreegrass commented on ​Feature: The Poor Career Choice of Super Sm...:

I agree with Reggie in that I do not find it fun to watch streaming gameplay, but I won't argue with those who do regularly watch it. At most I watch gameplay videos as a second-best option to get a feel for how a video game will look and play and see if its worth a buy, especially since demos are hard to come by and there's no refunds for a digital purchase. (If Google Play offers a 2 hour window for refunds for paid apps, I wish we could get the same option from Nintendo, Mircosoft, and Sony.)

I do agree with the article in that Nintendo sees competitions as a marketing ploy above all else. That's certainly what the 2015 World Championship feels like, and curse them for making me feel okay with that because even though I was 5 years old in 1990, reading about it in Nintendo Power blew my young mind and made it feel like the most epic thing imaginable. Thanks to nostalgia, I'm feeling the same hype for the 2015 World Championships, though you're lucky to get a "meh" from me when I hear about other, more proper video game tournaments.



technotreegrass commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights The Planned Connectivi...:

I'd like to resume earning points (or coins or stars or whatever) and being able to get free games for it. I wasn't crazy about the surveys, but I did answer honestly, especially for the final few. "Why did I download Rusty's Baseball, Pokemon Bank, and Steel Diver? I need Platinum status. I could care less about the games, I want the coins."

Quite a few first-party games already have a sort of achievement system in them already. It's not enough in Mario Kart to simply earn a gold trophy, there's a way to earn stars. Super Smash Bros wants you to unlock Every Single Trophy. Chase after extra hearts and other collectibles in Legend of Zelda to earn 100%. Yes, all those things are completely optional, but for those who want to, it's extra replayability and a sense of pride when you manage to accomplish it.



technotreegrass commented on ​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods ...:

I can't blame people for jumping on physical items quickly. Seems like this stuff is manufacture-on-demand as opposed to the old "We made X, we sold out, you'll never see it again." I have 80 coins left and I don't want Grill Off Ultra Hand, but I'd gladly spend them on a Game Boy game if the price was slashed.



technotreegrass commented on Feature: Here Are Our Fondest Kirby Memories:

My first Kirby game was Kirby 64, and after years of the NES and Genesis playing traditional platformers, and then moving on to Super Mario 64 a lot, it was a real surprise to play a game that played like an old school platformer with some added benefits of a 3D environment. It was BEAUTIFUL.



technotreegrass commented on Three New Nintendo 3DS Bundles Heading to Euro...:

I must admit it is quite surprising to see a physical game bundle in 2015. I guess it's easier to make sure all N3DS models come with the same card then set aside X amount to have 8 GB cards inside. I wonder if the game cart will come in an envelope or the proper game case like if you bought it off the shelf at a store.



technotreegrass commented on Hacker Produces Region Free Exploit for Curren...:

Was the market suddenly flooded with copies of Cubic Ninja and Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time, two previously expensive as hell games now selling for half (or more) of what they used to a few months ago? Or was no one supporting listings of "$80 for a loose game cart, $100+ for game and case" and the sellers collectively lowered their prices?



technotreegrass commented on Hacker Produces Region Free Exploit for Curren...:

@Spoony_Tech I agree with you, but I know there are gamers who like playing certain Japanese games that never get localized. And of course all the people who are holding out for a standard N3DS in NA but who knows if we'll ever see a release. With this exploit, maybe they can play NTSC games on a PAL system.



technotreegrass commented on Natsume Suggests That Nintendo's Moving Away F...:

The SNES has one of the best gaming libraries of all Nintendo systems. I understand that getting the proper licenses and whatever else you need to sell 3rd-party games can be hard, and the emulation process even harder. I've long since accepted the fact that most of my fave 3rd-party games of the NES and SNES will never reach the Virtual Console, BUT they shouldn't give up on the SNES, especially first-party titles.



technotreegrass commented on Poll: Where Do You Stand On DeNA, Smart Device...:

Details are too vague on the NX for me to care about it at the moment, but I think that Nintendo can easily manage smart phone games and console games. Pokemon Shuffle was clearly designed for a smart phone and is well received if 1 million downloads are any indication. Toss that on a phone and get ad revenue, even if only 5% buy gems, that would be a nice payday for Nintendo.



technotreegrass commented on Video: This Harmless Exploit Will Help You Gra...:

I'll be using it to get all the pink pieces for the latest Monster Hunter puzzle, the only puzzle I have left to complete. I farm coins at work by disabling the WiFi and changing the date on the 3DS every time I hit 1000. On a good day, I can get 50 coins, and that fills up the blue pieces on puzzles mighty quick.



technotreegrass commented on Reaction: Pokémon Shuffle Isn't Quite Microtr...:

I'd much rather buy a full price game and DLC content for said game then a F2P. At least the DLC has a limit, you can't spend beyond the number of packs made available. A F2P has no limit, you could potentially spend hundreds, if not more. Sick to see people raise hell over DLC but F2P gets a pass.



technotreegrass commented on Nintendo Looking To Offer Affordable Smartpho...:

Would Gunman Clive 2 count as a smartphone style game? Yeah I doubt it but that's the kind of game I want more of on the eshop. I'm tired of match-3 puzzle clones, bike trials, and hidden picture search games. In the past year, outside of Gunman Clive 2, the only eshop games I've bought are Phoenix Wright, VC games, and M2 Sega remakes.



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.