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thatguyEZ

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#3

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

I'm totally fine with this device existing, though chances are I won't be picking this up. This is just a side effect of the free market, not enough supply to meet the demand so people find alternatives. That's how the world works. Nintendo made their bed, now they get to lay in it. Not to mention nothing about this device is illegal by itself.

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#5

thatguyEZ commented on The Piracy of amiibo Now Seems Possible With t...:

@FLUX_CAPACITOR There's no doubt that the data for all the figures will be uploaded eventually. This is really just torrenting amiibo data.

I don't really feel one way or another about this, I won't be picking one up. Though I can certainly see why people would. If the Fire Emblem figures aren't easier to get ahold of when Fates comes out this will be a godsend for many people.

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#6

thatguyEZ commented on Video: Here's How Zombi Shapes Up Against The ...:

@Zelkardaim PS4+Wii U+Vita+3DS+PC > relegating myself to one console for some arbitrary reason.

This isn't surprising though, Ubisoft are the kings of lazy ports. I wasn't going to pick this game up anyway though, and if I did I likely would have already gotten it for the Wii U. Regardless there are plenty of better games coming out soon that will keep me much more occupied than this would have.

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#9

thatguyEZ commented on Core Console Market Bigger Than Ever, Despite ...:

It bodes well for Nintendo IF they smarten up and actually release a console that is up to 2017(whenever it launches) standards. Not having an account model, hardly any online, etc. They also need to simply accept that they messed up with the Wii U, at least from a marketing perspective, and move on. Them attempting to blame the failure of the system on tablets was distasteful and seemed more like a joke than anything. I sincerely hope they are able to turn it around, as I love the company, but they need to really make an effort this time around.

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#11

thatguyEZ commented on Fire Emblem Fates Looks Set to be a Single Rel...:

@JaxonH Yeah I've used one at Best Buy to play Majora's Mask. I agree that it's great, though I'd probably fall more in love with it after using it for an extended amount of time. I do hope that they come out with an XL LE, as I would be sold and pre order that on the spot. It would make sense for them to release a standard New 3DS LE as a way to launch the standard models in NA. Though I feel we'll have them here by then.

I agree that Xenoblade is a fantastic game and that it's a great first game to show off what the New models can do, but I feel that it's a bit of a niche title and doesn't attract the mainstream audience, though that's a different conversation entirely. I do use 3D more than not, so the more stable 3D is a huge plus in my book. They also just feel more sturdy and well built than the old models IMO. Faster downloads would also make my life a whole lot better. I'm not sure about the battery, but I do hope you get more time out of charges. My 3DS dies after about 2-2 1/2 hours of play with 3D on and it is quite annoying.

All in all I agree with you. I wasn't aware that by trading in you'd get $100 the New models. I suppose the reason I haven't gotten one yet is not only have I been waiting on a LE one of a game I love(such as Fates), and that I've just been buying other games lately. Of course it's almost Fall and after MGSV drops, the flood gates will have opened for holiday releases. But like I said, if the come out with an LE for Fates, then I'll be sold on it.

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#12

thatguyEZ commented on Fire Emblem Fates Looks Set to be a Single Rel...:

@JaxonH Ohh that's great to hear! Well let's hope that you guys will be getting both as well. I can understand the business sense behind just releasing one version, but I feel like that's kind of half-***ing it.

I hope they release an LE 3DS, though it would have to be a New 3DS for me to get it. I've been waiting for Ninty to give me a reason to get one and that would definitely be it. Though I hope it'd be an XL. Releasing just the regular 3DS as an LE would be kind of backwards IMO. As Nintendo has only released Xenoblade as an exclusive and this won't be, it feels a bit unnecessary at this point. The New models are certainly a lot nicer than the old ones, but without games its pretty unnecessary.

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#13

thatguyEZ commented on Fire Emblem Fates Looks Set to be a Single Rel...:

@JaxonH I agree, this is most likely too good to be true, and as you said they'll likely only release one version in stores and you'll end up picking one of the paths but you'll have the option to get the second through DLC. If that's the case, then I'd rather them physically release both versions in NA as they did in JP. Or, like you said, them release a collectors edition that will come with both in limited packaging and some goodies. Fire Emblem is one of my favorite franchises out there, and as such I'd rather have both Birthright and Conquest sitting on my physically sitting on my shelf.

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#15

thatguyEZ commented on 3DS Can Last For Another Two To Three Years In...:

I could make do for another 2-3 years on my Vita and 3DS. As far as the 3DS is concerned, I have a lot of games and time on the system so the thought of having to replace it an re-buy all my stuff if its compatible is not a welcome one. I love the two systems though, and while there's little hope for a successor to the Vita(which is quite sad), I hope Nintendo releases another duel screen handheld if the NX isn't an all-in-one. I will miss the 3D if they decide not to include it with the next system though.

@troj27 The 3DS is quite under powered, so I'd say we have certainly seen it pushed to its limits already.

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#16

thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo Download: 6th August (North America):

@Spoony Ahh you just reminded me, I was waiting on that as well. That really disappointed, I was really hoping to be able to play it on my Wii U.

I've already picked up the physical version of EO:U 2, and seeing as there's no Xenoblade for NA, I won't be downloading anything this week.

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#18

thatguyEZ commented on Soapbox: It's A Tragedy That Rare Replay Isn't...:

Wait wait wait, so you don't think that people who own the Xbox deserve this game? Give me a break, that's just straight up fanboyism right there. Sure, it would be nice if it was on the Wii U, but Microsoft bought Rare 13 years ago. That's how the industry works, you don't get everything you want. Having to buy an Xbox to play this is quite annoying, but saying people who own it don't deserve this game just reeks of petty jealousy.

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#23

thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo Download: 23rd July (North America):

Already have the Binding of Isaac Rebirth and Devil Survivor 2, so I'll probably be picking up the new EO theme and that's it.

@grumblebuzzz It's a rogue like game, where you attempt to get to the end of the dungeon with different powers. The maps are different between playthroughs. It's a really fun game actually.

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#28

thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

@Mr_Zurkon I wasn't trying to take away from his legacy, he presided over the company for some of my favorite systems, GameCube and 3DS. Not to mention he seemed to be a really genuine person, and truly wanted to keep the core tenets of Nintendo intact. It just seemed he wasn't really taking the company in the right direction as of late. Which I suppose is just a matter of opinion.

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#31

thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

@ElementSponge I wasn't trying to take away from his legacy, he presided over the company for some of my favorite systems, GameCube and 3DS. Not to mention he seemed to be a really genuine person, and truly wanted to keep the core tenets of Nintendo intact. It just seemed he wasn't really taking the company in the right direction as of late. Which I suppose is just a matter of opinion.

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#32

thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

He wasn't the best CEO Nintendo has had, but certainly wasn't the worst. I really feel bad about the way we gamers, and Nintendo, has lost him. He seemed like such humble and kind person, and he wanted to preserve Nintendo's identity. Quite a sad day indeed.

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#33

thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo Download: 9th July (North America):

@MrPuzzlez Yeah I mean I was looking around for info on it and I think sites were saying that they were going to be launched one theme a week for three weeks later this month. And they one that is in this article was offered to people who preordered at GameStop, so I think that might be what they meant.

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#37

thatguyEZ commented on Weirdness: A Mighty No. 9 Live-Action Movie is...:

Comcept has been starting Kickstarters left and right. I mean, the started one for another Mega Man inspired game before the first one even launched. It's pretty distasteful if you ask me. But after the customer relations disaster that happened with this game I won't be buying it anyway.

@EverythingAmiibo Comcast is already planning to launch another Kickstarter based on Mega Man Legends.

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#39

thatguyEZ commented on Talking Point: Raw Power Isn't Vital to Ninten...:

Of course power isn't the end all be all of systems. But if the NX is a console and isn't as powerful as a PS4 that presents several problems,
1) Why even come out with it? If it's not significantly more powerful than the Wii U then there is no reason to release it? Not to mention consumers won't be willing to shell out $199+ for a system that is, as far as hardware specs, the same as a Wii U.
2) It won't have longevity. As games become more and more elaborate, more power is needed. The PS4 and Xbox One are already under powered as is, so there is no chance of this gen lasting as long as the last one did. If Nintendo's console isn't even as strong as a PS4 and launches in 2016, the possible lifetime of the console is already reduced and that feeds into the first point.
3) Once again, no third party support. This has already been dicussed to death but Nintendo can't survive another generation like this one was with the Wii U. The droughts were just to long and too severe. And yes, I understand most consumers don't buy Watch Dogs and CoD when they are released on the Wii U but I'm not only talking about those. When I say third party CoD and those do fall in there, but it also includes studios like Atlus, Square Enix, Capcom, Bethesda, etc. People DO buy titles like Shin Megami Tensei, Street Fighter, and Etrian Odyssey on Nintendo platforms. In the case of EO and SMT, they aren't available anywhere else but I digress. One of the reasons the PS4 was successful is because people knew they could get their nippon fix on the console, the knew that games like Persona, Disgaea, and Final Fantasy were coming to the system. While Japanese games are relatively niche in the West, there is still a market for them and Nintendo has done a good job of catering to that market with the 3DS. Games like Etrian Odyssey will always be mobile titles, but Nintendo can still work with those Japanese studios to bring their games to the West on the NX. But f the console is underpowered Nintendo is effectively cutting off what devs can possibly do with the console and that is never a good thing.

I'm just worried is all, I don't want to see another generation like this last one. Of course, Nintendo could indeed market it as a secondary console but that just seems like their setting their sights too low. As long as Sony keeps making good systems with good games I'll buy that system and that applies to Nintendo. But I waiting until the holiday of last year to buy a Wii U as the value just wasn't there. Nintendo can't succeed with a strategy of drip feeding their customers.

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#40

thatguyEZ commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Won't Be As Powerful As Pl...:

@DanteSolablood Why do you equate better hardware with better graphics? While yes, devs would be able to increase the visual fidelity of their games, better hardware would improve a lot more things than graphics alone. Bigger worlds, more things on screen, faster loading times, etc. Not to mention, if this Is true, Nintendo is limiting what devs can create with the hardware. This also creates another situation where third party devs would have to invest more money to port a game to the console. All these companies want is money, and if the possible profit is less than the investment there is no chance of those games coming to the console. I understand that you don't like the CoDs and Fallouts of the world, but a very large group of people do and if they only have the money to invest in one console then Nintendo is already out of the running. Yes, Nintendo's games are usually very good, but investing in a system that only gets big games every six months isn't a thing a lot of people want to do. That's one of the reasons the PS4 has been so successful. Contrary to what you seem to think, right now Sony has the largest variety of games of the big three. Like JRPGs? Persona 5 and Star Ocean 5 will be out by the end of the year. SRPGs? Disgaea 5, this winter. Horror games? SOMA and Until Dawn. Several of those are available on PC, but as far as consoles they're only available on the PS4 with Persona being on the PS3 as well. For the most part, gamers can get whatever floats there boat on the system, making it a better value than the Wii U. Sure it doesn't have Nintendo titles, but most people, especially younger gamers, are able to live without them. When someone drops money on a console they want to know that the are secure for games for the next ~4+ years. And if the NX can't even match the PS4, which is underpowered as is, then it really will be considered a joke by the majority of the market. Nintendo needs to do something to appeal to the gaming market, or appeal to another one all together because I can't see them supporting themselves by selling to a user base of +/-11 million people. The NX is coming out 2016-17 and PS4 tier hardware would be even cheaper than it is now, nullifying the argument that this is to make it more affordable for customers. I understand and completely agree that graphics don't make the game, but they certainly count for something. By limiting what is possible on the system they will really be ensuring that it's a repeat of the Wii U, and that just isn't very appealing when selling a console. Yes, the Wii U is a great secondary console now, but it took about two years before it was worth the investment.

I love and have grown up with Nintendo, which is exactly why I want to see them make something great and not another flop like the Wii U has been for most of its lifetime.

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#41

thatguyEZ commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd July (North America):

Would be downloading OoT if I didn't already have the 3D version for 3DS. I'd also be getting Duel Destinies if I didn't already have that. I'm tempted to pick up the Ace Attorney Trilogy if the price was a bit lower, around $15 and I'd definitely be picking it up.

It's really annoying they only released OoT, as it's had plenty of releases already. If they had released FE: Shadow Dragon I would have most certainly be buying that this week. But I suppose Ninty simply likes make people's lives difficult.

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#42

thatguyEZ commented on Reaction: The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' ...:

Well, I most certainly won't be using this. Sure some early access games work out fine and the finished product is better for it. But there are also a lot of studios and games that never get finished or when they do, nothing is improved. See Tim Schafer and that space game that was early access and eventually just got dumped on steam. They pretty much said they couldn't be bothered with finishing the game and that it was the modders job to do it for them. And people still say Tim is some kind of God of game development. But like I said, I won't be taking part in early access games but for those who do, I hope everything works out fine.

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#45

thatguyEZ commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

@Yorumi Indeed I suppose you are right. I was just thinking that if the NX does come out in 2017 and has a 5 year minimum life span, then it'll be 2022 before a new console is released and at the rate technology is moving that 4k will be much more commercially viable by that point. Though you are right that the success of the NX certainly wouldn't be dependent on whether it is 4k ready or not.

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#46

thatguyEZ commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

@Project_Dolphin Im unsure whether you're a fanboy or honestly can't see the mistakes that Nintendo has made. What Nintendo is doing now isn't working, if they stay on this path they either die off or go third party and quit making hardware all together. As much as you try and downplay Sony and Microsoft, they are quite obviously playing the game much better than Nintendo right now, the sales numbers say it all. The only reason Nintendo used under powered hardware in the original Gameboy and their home consoles was so they would be more affordable than the competition. And that worked at the time, but it isn't any longer. As you've stated several times, the times and gaming audience have changed. People prefer more powerful hardware that ensures longevity. When spending several hundred on a console you might as well spend a bit extra for one that is relatively powerful and will be able to support games for longer. One of the biggest drawbacks of consoles as opposed to PCs is their closed architecture, so company's must make them powerful enough to last 5+ years while staying relatively close to mid-low range PCs. Right now the PS4 and One are quite obviously under powered, so if Ninty brings the hardware(an no mandatory gimmicks) with NX that is capable of 4k they will bring in third parties which in turn will bring in a wider audience. Currently Nintendo has nothing to pad out the months between their big releases which is normally where third party games would come in. As much as you seem to hate to admit it, the PS4 and One have a much larger selection of games than the Wii U does, which is why those systems are selling so well. The stereotype you've employed of the Playstation and Xbox being for 'dude bros' is just that, and it's the exact same as saying that Nintendo games are for children. Nothing bad would come of Nintendo having third parties to help pad out the time in between the games Nintendo itself releases. As it stands the game droughts that the Wii U suffers would be unbearable if I didn't own other consoles, and I'm sure plenty of other people feel the same. This, is why the Wii U is relegated to secondary console status for all but the most hardcore of fanboys. There will still be Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong, but people would be able to Play Call of Duty or whatever else they wanted to as well. It would simply be adding value to the system, not selling out. Nintendo doesn't have to, and shouldn't, sell their soul and try and become another Sony or Microsoft. But it's undeniable that what they're doing now is not working. They need to put more powerful hardware that is capable of 4k in their next console as well as drastically improve the online infrastructure of the eshop, throw money at third party studios to support the system, and really do anything they can to appeal to the wider gaming audience. I love Nintendo alas much as the next person. I grew up on Nintendo and Sony, and some of my best gaming memories are with Nintendo franchises. And that's exactly why I want them to pull it together. The day they are forced to quit making hardware and go third party would be a sad day for me indeed. Pretending they can do no wrong and that this insane strategy is working will only drive them into the ground even further.

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#47

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

@LaVelle Yeah I completely agree. As far as content goes, it's always been pretty skimpy at best with Hyrule Warriors you only get weapons for scanning amiibo while I think all you get in Smash is custom fighters.

I mean, if the ones that I want weren't so hard to get then I'd be much more okay with them. Especially as Nintendo hasn't done much to alleviate the stock shortages of certain figures. They keep throwing out vague remarks like 'restocked are coming,' and 'so and so figure isn't being discontinued.' But the effect is negligible at best, as almost all the figures other than Marios, Pikachus, and Peaches are still impossible to find. And them continuing to announce new waves when they don't even have the current situation under control just screams that they really couldn't care less whether or not you get the figures you want or not.

The only reason I've bought them is for decoration, and being able to use them in a game is a cool added bonus. It's a very fine line for Nintendo to walk. If they don't do much then people really see it as simply a figure that could possibly maybe unlock a weapon or outfit in one game but not this other one. And if they're in the market for figures in the first place, they might as well go for something that's nicer though it might cost a bit more money. But if too much is locked behind amiibo, then people will be angry because it's basically locking content behind a microtransactions when you already spent $40-$60 on the game in the first place, and we all know what kind of reaction that illicit a from people.

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#48

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

@LaVelle I'm not sure what people would find to disagree with, because what you've said is spot on.

It drives me crazy that the only figures I really care about(Fire Emblem) are nearly impossible to find unless I want to spend around $60 for a Lucina off of Amazon. I realize that I could try importing from Japan, but I'm too lazy to do that and I shouldn't have to do that in the first place. The announcement of this most recent wave has really put me off big time. I mean, we wanted a true Animal Crossing game for Wii U, but what we got was a glorified freemium game where you need to purchase figure, which will most likely sell out and be crazy hard to find, to even play. Nintendo has the implementation of amiibo so backwards that it isn't even funny.

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#49

thatguyEZ commented on New Trailer Emerges for Shin Megami Tensei X F...:

@Kronem I wasn't aware they changed the name, thought I suppose that would make sense as it seems to have nothing to do with SMT. Do you know what they're calling it now by chance? I'd like to watch some gameplay videos as I'm very eager to see how it actually plays.

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#50

thatguyEZ commented on New Trailer Emerges for Shin Megami Tensei X F...:

@Spoony Oh well, I can totally understand that you'd be disappointed if you expected this to simply be main lime SMT with FE gameplay, vice versa, or anywhere in between. In certainly looks nothing like mainline SMT games. I, however, think it's great that this game is going to be doing it's own thing. I much prefer something fresh instead of a FE game with SMT characters, but that's just my opinion. But will be playing it and then deciding whether or not I like it. I'm not going to let a trailer deter me from playing a game made up of two of my favorite series combined. Though I didn't think the trailer was bad, but once again, it all comes back to the individuals taste.