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technotreegrass

technotreegrass

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#1

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.

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#2

technotreegrass commented on Talking Point: The Argument For And Against am...:

I think that turning all past, present, and future amiibo capabilities into plentiful cards is a great way to give everyone what they want: the figurine collectors can (sadly) continue the good fight against scalpers, and those who just want the data capabilities can have them without worrying about figurine(s).

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#6

technotreegrass commented on Movie Review: Pixels Proves Once Again That Vi...:

I went to see it, thinking maybe it could be a stupid-but-fun movie. I, who enjoy many a stupid film, whipped out my 3DS to play Donkey Kong 94 when the human characters dominated the screen because of how immensely bored I was. (I was the only one in the theater so no one cared.) Like the review says, the scenes with video game characters are enjoyable, the rest is hard to slog through.

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#11

technotreegrass commented on Poll: What Do You Want From Nintendo's NX Plat...:

I would love a "traditional" console similar to the Xbox One and PS4, but I doubt that's ever going to happen. Nintendo has been doing their own thing since the Nintendo 64, and I'm convinced they're going to stay like that until the very end. Let's say the NX is on par (if not better, in terms of hardware) with the Xbone and PS4, I doubt it'll help much. I don't think third-party developers will flock to it, making all their multi-console titles available for PS4, Xbone, NX, and PC, and I don't think the average gamer who hasn't owned a Nintendo console in years will say "Of all available consoles and PC options, I choose the NX for my next installment of Call of Duty."

Nintendo needs to keep doing their own thing, and focus on high quality games, but make it accessible. If they want to continue with this gimmicky controllers, fine, but PLEASE make all 1st-party game accessible with a classic controller. Yes the Wiimote and Wii U gamepad (and even the DS dual screen) has added some benefits to particular games), but I would like the option to forgo the benefits (if only for a short gaming session) because I'd like to sit and play with a classic controller.

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#12

technotreegrass commented on Weirdness: Revenge is a Dish Best Sold on eBay...:

I admire her for not listing the game at it's typical price and giving up the extra money, and I'm sure the buyer is screaming her praises for her generosity. The seller isn't evil, just acting out of spite, we've all done that when someone pisses us off really bad.

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#14

technotreegrass commented on Feature: What If The SNES PlayStation Had Actu...:

Unless the SNES Playstation focused on more traditional pixel art games (Ex Sonic CD, Castlevania - Symphony of the Night), I don't think it would have done any better then the other CD-ROM systems at the time. The tech wasn't able to match everyone's ambitions with doing things differently from the Genesis/SNES, but the CD-ROM could certainly add some lovely spit and polish to pixel art games.

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#19

technotreegrass commented on Nintendo Download: 25th June (North America):

@Kaihaku N64 games have always been tricky to emulate properly. Amateur emulators can't run all games perfectly, and some of the more popular games have all sorts of issues. I still own my original N64 and games but I HATE the analog stick. GameCube and onward have spoiled me rotten.

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#20

technotreegrass commented on Take More Risks With Your eShop Purchases, Ple...:

It's not a matter of "nostalgia" with me, it's quality, and finding interesting titles. You want me to buy more eshop titles? I need one of two things: demos available for every release, or a 2 hour refund period like the Android app store. When so many reviews I see for eshop games that are on the fence about whether or not there's enough to recommend it, I want to be able to play a game without risking money. Call me cheap all you want to have hesitations on a $5-$10 purchase, but I hate throwing money to the wind.

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#22

technotreegrass commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach to amiibo is In...:

I appreciate that many gamers want an amiibo simply for the idea of owning physical merch of a game character that would never be a physical product to begin with, but it bugs me that there's no other option to unlock certain amiibo rewards in certain games. In Mario Kart 8, I wouldn't mind paying a max of $2 per costume that amiibo figures unlock. I know that Mario characters are extremely easy to find, but I don't want to pay $13 per character when I personally feel I'm not going to get my money's worth out of it.

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#24

technotreegrass commented on Sega Is Focusing On 3DS For Sonic Boom Because...:

Hopefully Sega has learned from the mistakes that plagued the Wii U release of Sonic Boom, whatever drove them to such a technical atrocity. I for one hope for an at least technically competent game. Even a "mere kid's game" should be able to run properly, have decent controls and adequate graphics. Either way, it doesn't bother me. I haven't played a good Sonic game since Sonic CD 20 years ago.

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#27

technotreegrass commented on Despite the Rumours, Nintendo NX Will Not be A...:

I had a feeling it was fake as soon as I heard it. Nintendo has done their own thing for almost 20 years now, for better or worse. I don't see them ever giving up on that and then producing a system that is basically on par with the current consoles of that time. Besides, even if the rumor was true, Nintendo would probably gimp and wreck the OS like Amazon did with their Fire tablets.

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#28

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.

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#30

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.

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#32

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.

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#35

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.

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#36

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.

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#38

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.

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#39

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.

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#40

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.

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#41

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?

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#42

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.

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#48

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.