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Sat 2nd February, 2013

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ted-k commented on Masahiro Sakurai Reportedly Promises That Mewt...:

@Boidoh You want to get Mewtwo for the 3DS version? I might be able to help you out. I will probably be willing to trade my 3DS Mewtwo code for something, a club nintendo pin or download code for a game from club nintendo. If you have nothing to trade I might be willing to just give it away.



ted-k commented on Event: Join Us At Our Summer Nintendo Life Gam...:

I also would love to be there but live on the other side of the world. I actually lived in Cambridge for a little while when I was little while my Dad was doing research there. I brought my North American NES along hoping I could use it there but could never get it to work. In fact my Battletoads profile picture brings back memories of that time as I was obsessed with the game at the time. I'd love to visit Cambridge again only this time be able to play Nintendo while I'm there :)



ted-k commented on Yacht Club Games Announces Free Shovel Knight:...:

@Mijzelffan I don't know what you were expecting. It's a retro style 2D platform game, and as far as games in this genre go, I think Shovel Knight is about as good as it gets. I thought the game play, animations, level design, music, characters, dialogue were all outstanding. I did think it wasn't as hard as a lot of people said.

Anyway, thank you yacht club games! I can't wait to revisit Shovel Knight with this DLC. Actually I feel like playing it again right now.



ted-k commented on Nintendo Download: 12th February (North America):

I can't believe "nothing this week" is winning in a week that sees MH4U and MM3D released. I guess MH4U just isn't that popular and people here don't care that much about remakes, or everyone wants physical copies.



ted-k commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

@ENTER Don't worry about spending your coins, this won't affect your elite status. You qualify by earning the coins in the first place and it doesn't matter if you spend them. Once the elite status gifts are announced you just choose the one you want. you don't trade your coins for them.



ted-k commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:

@potatomage7 You can always delete it later to free up space if you find you just don't like it. and you might be able to get a used wiimote for a lot less than $40. It doesn't even need to have motion plus if you don't expect to use it for any other games. I will say that if you like action/adventure games with a lot of exploration, it doesn't get any better than Metroid Prime, in my opinion. If you don't like games from a first person perspective you might not like it though.



ted-k commented on Video: You NEED To Play Metroid Prime Trilogy:

@Superstick I have to agree with @JaxonH. I ignored Other M initially because of all the bad reviews. I picked it up much later for $5 just to see for myself, and I totally enjoyed it. I couldn´t understand all the hate it got. I'm sure you can find a cheap copy so don't hesitate to get it. It's not as good as the Prime games, but it's a great game in it's own right.



ted-k commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

@TheLobster I hadn't thought of that but I also hope they don't erase my database of registered games. I don't know why but I like knowing they have all the Nintendo stuff I've bought registered.

I guess I'm also one of the few that liked Club Nintendo. I liked filling out the surveys because it made me feel like Nintendo cared about my input, and I never found them a chore or extremely time consuming.

I'm looking forward to seeing what games are offered next month. They said dozens so there should be something there that interests me. And I'm looking forward to whatever will replace Club Nintendo. Just as long as it's not a subscription service. that might be good for some, but I don't play online nearly enough to justify paying for it and if they include a bunch of free games every month most likely I wouldn't play them anyway. I barely have time to play the games I buy. Actually I need a holiday to clear out my backlog. I'd rather have free online for the few games I occasionally play online, plus some other completely free rewards or loyalty discounts.



ted-k commented on Club Nintendo Rewards are Updated for January,...:

@Oaf7724 My understanding is that the registration codes will be useless after March 31, that they won't count for the next loyalty program. Nintendo's FAQ about it isn't entirely clear about that but that's what it sounds like. It says be sure to register all your codes and take all surveys by March 31.



ted-k commented on Interview: Exploring Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate...:

Great interview. I like what he said about veteran players making the online community a welcoming place. I didn't play much online with mh3u as I prefer to play locally with friends, but my experience online was always pretty positive.

I'm enjoying the demo but am having a hard time getting to grips with the insect glaive. Any tips? I can't get the hang of aiming the insect to harvest essences. It's not explained very well in the tutorial. I love being able to jump though.



ted-k commented on Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Demo Codes Now Being...:

I have one spare code so here it goes, first come first serve


to those who don't manage to get one, don't worry, I'm sure the regular demo will be out soon, and the full game isn't far off now



ted-k commented on Nintendo Kicks Off a "Throwback Sale" on the e...:

Will Metroid Prime Trilogy really be 10 bucks? even for 20 it would seem like a steal. this is a dream come true for me since I never got the disc version. Looking forward to playing through those again! Between that and Smash and MH4U coming out and MM3D, so many games, so little time!



ted-k commented on Video: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate's Palicoes Sh...:

For someone who loves both Monster Hunter and cats this looks awesome! Can't wait for this game! will MH4U still have those annoying cats that steal stuff from you?

Anyone who still hasn't checked out MH3U, it's currently 16$ on the eshop in N.A.



ted-k commented on Review: Darksiders II (Wii U):

This game is currently 8$ on the eshop! At that price it seems you couldn't go wrong in checking this out but are the glitches really that bad? I don't want to be unplugging my wii u because the game crashes.



ted-k commented on December's Club Nintendo Rewards Aim to Bring ...:

It's true that the monthly rewards have been weak but Club Nintendo has had some fantastic promotions this year. I got Pokemon X, Pikmin 3, and Game and Wario (plus 10$ in free eshop credit from the wii u games from the DDP).

I'm picking up Kirby 3 and Metroid to top off my DDP points for another 5$ eshop credit.



ted-k commented on Weirdness: Monster Hunter Series Producer Deni...:

@edcomics To your point, relating to my anecdote about the pallium, why would it appear in the tail? It makes no sense.

I agree you should be able to get any parts when you kill a monster. Maybe some rare gems should only be found in some monsters on the argument that they don't form the same way in all monsters, but aside from that, why can't you claim any part of the carcass? Maybe you could make the argument that some parts are not of a high enough quality in most monsters to make the equipment you want. Am I analyzing this too much? hahaha. I'm still looking forward to MH4U



ted-k commented on Weirdness: Monster Hunter Series Producer Deni...:

A friend of mine was trying to get a Brach pallium and was having no luck. Finally after countless hunts one appeared for him while he was carving a Brach tail, but he forgot that he was out of room in his pouch. As he was deciding what to discard another Brach appeared, screamed, he flinched and he lost the chance to claim the item. The pallium was within his grasp and then gone forever! He cursed the game and has hardly touched it since. hahaha! I myself got several Brach palliums seemingly without much difficulty.



ted-k commented on Guide: How to Beat Everyone Else in Mario Kart 8:

@BensonUii I was gonna say the same thing! I never use the brakes hahaha! I'm pretty decent but I'm sure I wouldn't stand a chance against these pros.

And to those saying it's all about getting lucky with items, in a single race maybe but over the course of many races the best drivers always come out on top.



ted-k commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:

@BensonUii I'm the same. I can't stand using an analog stick for any 2D platformer or racing games. on street fighter 4 on 3DS I only use the d pad. I was so happy that MK8 lets you use the d pad. It just feels so much easier to control. If the full version smash 3DS doesn't have the option to use d pad for movement I may skip it. I'm playing the demo and enjoying it but hate using the circle pad.



ted-k commented on Talking Point: The Super Smash Bros. 3DS Demo ...:

I think this early demo for select club nintendo members was overall a smart move but they should have included all platinum members. I feel bad for those that didn't get chosen. But giving 4 codes to distribute was a stroke of genius.

I'm really enjoying the demo and I wouldn't say it's necessarily "preaching to the choir". I'm still on the fence about getting both versions or just the wii u version, but this demo is really pushing me towards getting the 3DS version too. Most demos I've downloaded I've played only a couple times but I've put in a few hours on this one already.

by the way for the poll "are you happy with the smash bros. demo?" I was between the first two options. the second category shouldn't have included the qualifier "...but would love a bit more content" who wouldn't want more content? obviously Nintendo is not going to include too much content in a demo.

to the unlucky ones who didn't get a code, don't be bitter! it's only a few days until the regular demo comes out.



ted-k commented on A 3DS Can be Used as a Controller in Super Sma...:

I guess that's cool for people with a wii u and 3DS who don't have extra controllers. I still had hopes there would be some limited local multiplayer cross-play between the 3DS and wii u versions, even if only on a few stages. I can't decide if I should get both versions. The real incentive for me would be a nice discount on the wii u version for registering the 3DS version; I don't care that much about soundtracks



ted-k commented on Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pr...:

For people wondering why pre-order, I'm guessing that the price for both pack could go up after the first pack is released. maybe not, anyway, I'll pre-order. I'm also guessing it counts to the Deluxe Digital Promotion which ends at the end of this year if I'm not mistaken.



ted-k commented on Mario Kart 8 Update, Mercedes Karts and DLC Pr...:

I'm not crazy about the idea of Link in Mario Kart but...can't wait to play new courses! and I think the price is very reasonable for both packs. I can't imagine anyone getting just 1 pack. If this is how Nintendo plans to handle DLC I'm cool with it. It seems like a long time to wait for the second pack, but by then I'm guessing I'll have taken a break from Mario Kart and will be ready to get back into it.



ted-k commented on Review: SteamWorld Dig (Wii U eShop):

@Hy8ogen @TrueWiiMaster I was going to make the same comment. It took me about 7 hours to complete on a first play through and I felt little reason to go back and play it again. Don't get me wrong, it's a great game and I really enjoyed it, and totally recommend it to any who hasn't played it, but to say it provides nearly endless hours of fun is a massive exaggeration. If you're someone who's into speed runs I'm sure it's great for that. I'm not one of those people.



ted-k commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

Super Mario World all the way for me. That game was and is just brilliant. Playing that game as a kid really felt like you were going on an adventure, but even playing it today it is technically amazing, and hasn't aged at all, in my humble opinion.



ted-k commented on Nintendo Goes Download-Only With The 2014 Club...:

@Unca_Lz @Webby-sama Does no one else appreciate the irony? "TIME IS MONEY! All those surveyed filled out for THIS? now I'm gonna go use my valuable time moaning on gaming forums."

Do people honestly buy games they don't really want just to get to platinum status? do people honestly consider filling out club nintendo surveys like a part time job or something? It takes a couple minutes to complete one of those surveys and it doesn't take all that many surveys to get to platinum.

I've never cared about the physical rewards so I'm fine with a free download. Actually before they ever offered digital downloads on club nintendo (well not counting that ultrahand game) I sent an email to Nintendo customer support suggesting downloads as rewards, and they wrote back saying they would consider it. So maybe you all have me to blame for the current situation! hahaha! (sorry to the people who already own all of these games.)

anyway, so far this year I've already gotten pokemon x and pikmin 3 for free from club nintendo, which I think is fairly generous.



ted-k commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

Majora's Mask for me, because of the interesting game mechanics and dark vibe. I think it had by far the coolest story of any Zelda game. Twilight Princess is a close 2nd. It still feels like the most epic Zelda game. Wind Waker, Link's awakening, Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time would all be tied for 3rd. I'm still not sure why but Skyward Sword and Link between Worlds just felt lacking somehow to me, even though they're both still great games. I must confess I have yet to play the Oracle games and Minish Cap.



ted-k commented on Cave Story 3D to Arrive on 3DS eShop in North ...:

@ChemyNoSurfea I finally bought the cave story+ eshop version a couple weeks ago when it was 6$ just to see what all the fuss was about. I gotta say I'm really enjoying it. I still have yet to finish everything in the game and it seems they've fixed all the glitches cause I haven't noticed any. Even for 10$ it's definitely worth getting. but I definitely won't be getting the 3D retail version on eshop. I prefer the look of the original. I'd only consider this if it had new content, but apparently it has even less than cave story+



ted-k commented on Review: Shovel Knight (3DS eShop):

@KnightRider666 @S-Miyahon @Kirk I'm also curious why this didn't get a 10 since the review seems entirely positive without a single negative mentioned. S-Miyahon, 'minor wrinkle' just means it adds a new element making it slightly more complex, which I don't understand to be negative.

I'm guessing by @Philip_J_Reed 's response that to get a 10 it has to have some almost undefinable magical quality that makes it truly special, which I guess Shovel Knight doesn't quite reach. Maybe the story would have to truly be mind blowing or something to get a 10.