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Sat 2nd February, 2013

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ted-k commented on ​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods ...:

I can understand why a lot of people are annoyed, but I never cared much about the physical rewards anyway and over the years I've gotten over 20 free games through club nintendo including Pikmin 3, Game and Wario, Pokemon X, Mario 3D Land and Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, so I'm definitely not complaining.



ted-k commented on Talking Point: Mario Kart 8 DLC is a Winning F...:

@Vineleaf Agreed. Link still seems out of place to me in Mario Kart. Animal crossing characters I don't mind though.

I'm loving the DLC, but I don't think they should add any more tracks at this point. It's already 50% more than any previous Mario kart. I think it's enough. If they must add more DLC the best would be a challenge mode and a few battle arenas, (although I don't personally care about battle mode so I wouldn't buy them).



ted-k commented on Interview: AVGN Adventures Developer on Influe...:

@MrWalkieTalkie But with the age gate Nintendo would have done their part by pointing out that this content isn't appropriate for kids, and then it's up to the parents to pay attention to what their kids are doing and actually use the age restrictions. Let's face it, kids can look up anything they want on the internet so it's up to parents to be responsible. Nintendo shouldn't take away features from everyone just because some parents are irresponsible.

NL, thanks for this interview. This is a game I will definitely get at some point and it's really nice to hear from the developer.



ted-k commented on Guide: Improve Your Wii U's External Hard Driv...:

Yeah, why is this option hidden? I've never heard of this before.

I don't download a lot of big games but the internal storage is slowly being filled and I had to use a usb flash drive to download Tropical Freeze because I didn't want to have to get an external hard drive, since I really don't plan to download a lot of retail games. I hope it doesn't cause problems. Will this option affect how a flash drive works?



ted-k commented on Hands On: Hitting the Tracks in Mario Kart 8 D...:

"Like or loathe it, you'd be mad not to like it." What a curious sentence. There are also a few typos in this article.

Anyway, this is the perfect way to extend the life of MK8 and exactly how DLC should be done. The tracks look great for the most part and I'm especially excited to see what 200cc is like. (Wish I could say the same about Smash. I won't be spending money on any DLC in that one.)



ted-k commented on Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kicks...:

@Quorthon Actually I agree with your point about giving a bunch of extra "crap" for higher pledges. Developers (project creators) should be careful about promising too much extra stuff because that will eat into their funds. I guess in my personal opinion backers should pledge whatever they consider a fair amount to receive the finished product, and anything above that is kind of extra just to help the project creators, so actually I guess my point of view isn't that far from yours.



ted-k commented on Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kicks...:

@Quorthon I would say the exact opposite: kickstarter projects are much closer to investments than to charity. It's not an investment in that you don't expect to get back more money than you put in, but you definitely expect to receive a finished product, otherwise I don't see why anyone would back any project. Getting something back is not a bonus for backers, it's what they expect and what they were promised by the project creator. You don't give money to a project just to give the creators the opportunity to make something; you give them money because you expect them to follow through and deliver a product.



ted-k commented on Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kicks...:

@Quorthon So basically you view kickstarter as charity? That doesn't make sense either. The people funding projects definitely ask what's in it for them. What they get is to see a game made that they want to play, plus often other bonuses. While backers can't view kickstarter projects as investments, project creators should definitely not consider it charity.



ted-k commented on Zelda-Style Adventure Midora Runs Out Of Kicks...:

This is exactly why I'm hesitant to pledge towards anything on kickstarter. I've pledged to only 2 projects, and not a lot of money to either one. One I have full faith it will be completed, the other was a bit of a gamble. Anyone considering pledging to anything should look into whether the company has a proven track record and has a realistic plan and budget for actually completing what they are proposing. (Unless you've got money to throw around and don't care if it's wasted, then I guess go ahead and pledge to anything).



ted-k commented on Nintendo Download: 9th April (North America):

@dkxcalibur If you're still wondering, MH4U is around 20 000 blocks if I recall correctly, by far the biggest game I have on my 3DS, but I've still got plenty of space with just a 16 GB card. I imagine Xenoblade Chronicles will be at least as big if not bigger though.



ted-k commented on Community Interview: Affordable Space Adventur...:

This game looks really interesting and I'd like to support the developers, but at the moment I've got too little time to properly play through all the games I already have. I may pick this up though somewhere down the line.



ted-k commented on Review: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Wii ...:

I can understand why some people would find AVGN annoying but I personally love his videos and will probably get this at some point. For me he somehow manages to be simultaneously over the top profane and disgusting while still coming across as a very likeable guy. His analysis of games is generally interesting and insightful.



ted-k commented on Nintendo Reveals the Final Club Nintendo Elite...:

@StarDust4Ever Thanks so much for all the info. Nintendo's help section wasn't all that helpful with info about usb memory.

I think I'll take my chances with a flash drive and download Tropical Freeze, and just keep the save files on internal storage as you recommended. Just like you said, it's not a game I would've paid full price for but I'm really happy to get it for free!

All in all I've gotten Pokemon X, Pikmin 3, Game and Wario, Mario 3D Land, and now Tropical Freeze plus a ton of virtual console games from Club Nintendo. I know a lot of people complained about it but for me it was great.



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.