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#1

ted-k commented on Review: Metroid Fusion (Wii U eShop / Game Boy...:

I'm ignoring all the whining that this should have been released on 3DS... I never owned any Gameboy system so I'm just glad to get a chance to get these games (legally and with good emulation) . One thing I think is a nice touch is scanning the original manual. I used to love the old manuals and was disappointed the VC games up until now haven't include them. Manuals seem to be somewhat redundant nowadays since games tend to have tutorials, and I miss the artwork and story details included in the old manuals.

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#2

ted-k commented on Nintendo Confirms Club Nintendo Promotion for ...:

wow, sweet deal for new 3DS owners! and I just realized, for me too! I've been holding off on registering my 3DS XL until next club nintendo year to get me on my way to gold or platinum status, since I'm already at platinum this year. plus I've got MK7 also still unregistered. this is probably a better deal than whatever the gold or platinum prizes will be in 2 years, and I might hit gold next year anyway. thanks Nintendo! sorry to people who feel ripped off who've already registered their 3DS and/or bought Pokemon x/y. But obviously this is to attract new owners. And everyone who really wanted Pokemon x/y probably already bought it. They're not going to give the game away for free at launch. I've actually never really been interested in Pokemon, but this gives people like me a free chance to try it out.

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#4

ted-k commented on Mario Kart 8 Accelerates to Number One on Amaz...:

@unrandomsam @JaxonH I don't have a problem with the bullet. It just lets people in last place catch up a bit. And you definitely will not win consistently without skill. You can win occasionally by getting lucky. All I ask for MK8 is they tone down the blue shells, or at least give some reasonable way to defend against them. I thought they were way too frequent in MK7.

Anyway I'm excited for this. Mario Kart is the funnest multiplayer series IMO

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#5

ted-k commented on As The Maker Of Flappy Bird Withdraws His Crea...:

@Squiggle55 There may be problems with Nintendo's strategy in how they've marketed the wii u, but the day Nintendo starts making cheap, completely shallow games filled with ads will be the day I and probably most other Nintendo fans stop supporting them.

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#10

ted-k commented on The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary E...:

@adamical I'm also still hesitant to create the ID after hearing of people losing all their downloaded games, and it also seems so needlessly restrictive. Locking you into one country forever? what's up with that? still, I'm tempted to do it just to play this game. I'm a sucker for zelda and never got a chance to get this before now.

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#11

ted-k commented on Kickstarter Research Highlights Low Delivery R...:

Right now I'm backing a kickstarter project for the first time, La Mulana 2. I played the wiiware version of La Mulana and loved it so much that I couldn't resist backing the sequel. I have total confidence in the developers since they have a proven track record, and I'm glad to support them in making a sequel which they might not otherwise be able to make, or just help them make it bigger and better than it otherwise would have been. For projects like this kickstarter is great.

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#12

ted-k commented on Kickstarter Campaign Launches For ReVeN:

@Haxonberik If you read the message from the developers you'll understand why their kickstarter goal is so low, it's the bare minimum they figure they need in order to finish the game, but they state they'll need to get other part time jobs to be able to do it. I'm guessing because they're more or less unknown at this point they didn't expect to be able to get the same kind of support as a more well known indie developer. Other projects tend to ask for a lot more and I don't think it's unreasonable for them to do so.
And people, stop bashing them for wanting to make a 2D Metroid tribute. If you read the game info, they are adding some ideas of their own. I may back this. Deciding to do a project like this is big risk for them financially. As an indie musician I sympathize with that.

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#13

ted-k commented on Shovel Knight Targeting 31st March For Launch:

@ThomasBW84 I'm like you, sort of nervous about backing anything on kickstarter. I'm seriously considering backing La Mulana 2 but I really would like to see it on 3DS and their stretch goals for additional platforms seem totally unrealistic, making me wonder if it'll only ever see a PC release.

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#17

ted-k commented on Feature: Monster Hunting With Kerry: Taking Ba...:

@Warruz Are you playing the Japanese MH4? I'm curious how many new monsters there are, and if there are many differences from MH3U in terms of controls or other features. I don't have a Japanese 3DS or understand any Japanese so I'm patiently (or not so patiently) waiting for MH4 to arrive in the west :)

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#18

ted-k commented on Feature: Monster Hunting With Kerry: Taking Ba...:

@Warruz No water fights? I don't know whether to be happy or sad. At first I disliked the underwater quests in MH3U but I've started getting used to them and they provide a nice change of pace. Still excited for MH4!!
@Shiryu I don't find the camera controls to be that hard to use on the 3DS and I've never used the circle pad pro. Mind you I still haven't played much with range weapons but I've managed to get through all the Moga quests and am almost at G level in Tanzia so I can't be doing too badly.

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#20

ted-k commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

My votes go to Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate because I've put far more time into it than any other game and still have a long ways to go and it's still fun, and 3DS/wii u crossplatform multiplayer is just so cool and we need more games that do this!

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#22

ted-k commented on Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Monster Hunter...:

@SavoirFaire I also found the demo totally uninteresting, but I picked up the 3DS version when it was 20$ on the eshop because a friend wanted to play multiplayer. Now around 120 hours in I'm totally hooked. There's much more to this game than the demo shows. Essentially yes, all you do is fight large monsters but there's so much to consider in building up your character's weapons, armor, and so many items to use, it becomes very addictive. It's fantastic as a multiplayer co-op game.

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#23

ted-k commented on Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Monster Hunter...:

@rjejr When playing MH3U with two 3DS´s and a wii u I haven´t noticed any lag. There are a few very minor glitches when playing this game multiplayer but they don't really affect gameplay. It really is great to play this game with a few friends in the same room. I'm a big big fan of local multiplayer.

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#24

ted-k commented on Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Monster Hunter...:

This game is easily the best value for money of any game I've ever played. I can't think of any other game in which I've logged anywhere close to the amount of time I've played MH3U (well over 100 hours already) and I still want to keep playing! The cross platform multiplayer is awesome and something I hope to see in more games. Well done Capcom. Now when is MH4 coming to the West?

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#25

ted-k commented on Target Offering 3DS XL Models For $149.99 Unti...:

Amazon in Canada had the 2DS for 89$ for the last couple weeks. I was so tempted to order one just to use for some Mario Kart 7 multiplayer and for rare occasions when both my wife and I want to use the 3DS, but in the end decided I had already spent enough money lately on games.

@Phantom_R maybe so but I don't regret paying 200$ for my 3DS XL for the amount that I've used it since I bought it

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#27

ted-k commented on Guide: Using Miiverse And The Nintendo Network...:

@eza
The reply you got from Nintendo is very discouraging.
I've always loved Nintendo for their games but this situation is not encouraging me to want to continue to buy their products.
@PenCapChew
Yeah, it´s so frustrating. It seems like such a simple thing: have all your digital purchases saved under one account and each game could be assigned to any one console at a time. why not implement a system like this? It would protect their content but still give customers the flexibility they want. And region locking and now country locking with the NNID? I don't see any purpose to this at all, not from their point of view as a company and certainly not from a customer's point of view.

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#28

ted-k commented on Guide: Using Miiverse And The Nintendo Network...:

@ferthepoet
I actually just bought a wii u but haven't used it yet since I currently live in central america but bought the wii u online in Canada where I'm from. So the combined eshop funds thing is also irrelevant to me right now but wouldn't be a big deal even when I do start using the wii u. I agree, I don't see any real benefits but plenty of drawbacks to this system as it is now. I just hope we can continue using the eshop on the 3ds for the foreseeable future without setting up the Network ID, at least until a much improved account system is implemented. This system seems to completely ignore the fact that many people travel and spend time living in other countries. A portable system should be portable by definition. Not tied to a specific region! How hard would it be to have one account with all my eshop purchases which I could then link to any 3DS, then unlink it for any reason (it gets stolen, lost, broken etc.) and link it to a different 3DS? it's so simple. Oh yeah, and get rid of super restrictive country and region locking.

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#29

ted-k commented on Guide: Using Miiverse And The Nintendo Network...:

@ferthepoet @Doma @tripunktoj @eza @PenCapChew This does seem to be several steps backwards in terms of creating a simple unified account system. This is very disappointing and I hope Nintendo does something to fix this soon. I don't plan to create a NNID until they do as this seems to create even more restrictions than before, as you can no longer access the eshop from another region and apparently will lose your games from other regions once you become locked in to one region with the NNID. Combining funds between a wii u and 3DS isn't a big deal to me and seems to be missing the point. It's not like it's that hard to add funds to each system separately. What I want is the ability to buy a virtual console game once and play it on either system, and to have all my purchases saved under one account that's not tied to any console so that I can redownload them at any time in the future to a new console in case of loss or theft or selling an older console etc. Nintendo still doesn't seem to understand this.

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#31

ted-k commented on Nintendo's Point of Sale Cards Helping to Driv...:

For me download is the way to go on the 3DS since you can have all your games with you all the time without ever having to be switching cards. and there have been some nice sales, there was the 30$ credit for buying Fire Emblem Awakening and Shin Megami Tensei 4, and Capcom has given some great deals with Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate and RE Revelations at half price. Hopefully we'll see more sales like that. Also, I currently live in Latin America and the prices on games in stores are absurdly high so it's actually a lot cheaper for me to download them off the eshop even at full North American retail prices.

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#33

ted-k commented on The Financial Post Thinks Wii U And 3DS Could ...:

@MJKOP @JtotheY I'd been holding out on getting the wii u but finally caved and got the mario and luigi bundle this past weekend. Future Shop and Amazon in Canada both had them for 250$. It just seemed like too good a deal to pass up, since it includes both New Super Mario U and Luigi U. They must have sold quite a few in Canada also at that price.

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#35

ted-k commented on SteamWorld Dig:

@imageform @Playan I have to agree with Playan here. Steamworld Dig is a fantastic game. Very fun to play, great concept, beautiful artwork, charming characters and dialogue, and absolutely perfect controls. But I'd also like to see the next one (there will be a next one right?) longer and maybe a little more challenging. Maybe more of an emphasis on exploration instead of the game telling you exactly where to go next, or still have that feature for younger players but an option to turn it off. ok, time to go play it again and improve my time.

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#37

ted-k commented on Nintendo Updates Available Club Nintendo Rewar...:

Dillon's Rolling Western looks interesting but I think I'll pass because of the control scheme. I can't stand the circle pad + L button + stylus control style and I don't understand why they use it without giving other options. there should always be options to customize the controls

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#38

ted-k commented on Super Mario Bros. 3 Is Leaping To The Wii U An...:

@C-Olimar I agree. This and maybe the original Zelda are about the only NES games worth the price they're charging. All the others should be 3$ or less. But this game still feels as fun to play as it did 23 years ago and has a decent amount of content. My personal favorite is still Super Mario World though.

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#39

ted-k commented on Feature: Where Is Your Wii Balance Board?:

@unrandomsam Maybe I didn't give Punch out enough of a chance with the board. I did enjoy using it on the easy opponents but as you progress I found it frustrating. It just didn't seem to respond precisely enough. Maybe I'll have to give it another shot. Did you make it through the whole game using the balance board?

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#40

ted-k commented on Feature: Where Is Your Wii Balance Board?:

Uh oh! didn't the balance board specifically say not to leave it standing upright for long periods of time because it's bad for his circuitry?

Mine's sitting next to the tv in it's proper horizontal position :) I used to play wii fit plus quite a bit but admit I haven't in quite some time. I tried using it for punch out but it was way too frustrating. They should have made more of an effort to make those controls responsive because it could have been a lot of fun and a different kind of challenge.
No battery concerns for me. I got a usb adapter cable, which I hope works on the wii u. I actually haven't gotten around to buying a wii u yet.

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#42

ted-k commented on Eiji Aonuma Confirms Minor Changes to A Link B...:

"quite easy to play"....hmmm. I don't like the sound of that. I hope he means easy as in smooth, intuitive controls and not as in easy to solve, obvious puzzles. He did say previously they wanted to have less hand holding in this one. I like a bit of a challenge.

Well, I'm still excited to play it.

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#44

ted-k commented on Review: Tennis (Wii U eShop / NES):

Agree with other comments. with so many great games that could be released on vc why this? and the prices are ridiculous. these kind of games should cost a dollar. a few NES games like Mario Bros. 3 and the original Legend of Zelda are decent value for 5$ but the vast majority not. SNES games should be 5$ and most NES games should be 3$ or less

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#45

ted-k commented on Interview: Image & Form CEO Brjann Sigurgeirss...:

right now I don't even have enough time to play the games I've already bought, but I plan to pick up Steamworld Dig shortly. I definitely want to support developers like this. I see so many people playing crappy smartphone games, and I just shake my head. what has gaming sunk to? I think that bubble is going to burst soon. Is there really much money to be made there?

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#46

ted-k commented on Video: We Adventure Through the Opening 30 Min...:

@ToniK
I was thinking the same thing when I played the demo of Monster Hunter 3, why am I killing these poor beasts? but then I thought, well I'm not a vegetarian so I have no real reason to have anything against hunting monsters (although maybe you are a vegetarian) but when the monsters attack you, trust me, you definitely can't feel bad about killing them :)

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#47

ted-k commented on Video: We Adventure Through the Opening 30 Min...:

I just picked up Monster Hunter 3 on 3ds when it was on sale for 20$. I tried the demo and wasn't too convinced but thought for 20$ why not give it a shot. I'd never played any Monster Hunter before. I gotta say I'm loving it!! best 20$ I've ever spent on a game. Even regular price this game is well worth it with so much to do. I wonder if the eshop sales are to generate interest in Monster Hunter 4. Can't wait for it!!

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#48

ted-k commented on La-Mulana is Receiving A Sequel:

Great news! I totally enjoyed La Mulana on wii and hope the sequel comes to both WiiU and 3DS. I just hope the hints are a little less vague in the sequel. I had to swallow my pride several times and use a guide to solve some of the puzzles in the original.

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#49

ted-k commented on Review: Pikmin 3 (Wii U):

@Skotski
I know where you're coming from. Pikmin has always seemed to have a dark undertone to me, using these poor little creatures for your own ends, even sacrificing some of them! still, it seems a bit extreme to not buy the game because of that. Although, I'm kind of the same about other games. I have no interest in Grand theft auto or most FP shooters because it just seems sick to me.

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#50

ted-k commented on Review: Pikmin 3 (Wii U):

@IxnayontheCK
My wife and I are both Nintendo fanatics and enjoy going through the games together. Pikmin 3 just screams co-op story mode to me. Maybe Nintendo could release a DLC update that would enable it. Here's hoping :)