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thesilverbrick

thesilverbrick

Nintendo fan since the 80s

Male, 29, United States

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Fri 5th July, 2013

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thesilverbrick

#6

thesilverbrick commented on Disney Infinity Sales Struggling To Maintain M...:

@fortius54 It's funny you say that Star Wars has many strong female characters. Oddly enough, I believe there were only four female characters total in the original trilogy with any sort of speaking role. Other than Leia, only Aunt Beru, Mon Mothma and the odd dancing alien with the weird lips from Jabba's palace spoke at all. The prequel trilogy wasn't much better. There was the obvious Padme, but beyond her, there was Zam Weisel (who promptly died), one of the cloners from Kamino, Padme's attendants, and a few Jedi who never spoke. Maybe I'm missing a few, and I'm not familiar with the expanded universe stuff, but the Star Wars movies aren't exactly brimming with strong female characters.

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#9

thesilverbrick commented on Super Smash Bros. Is Getting A Massive Update ...:

@PikaNick Splatoon's DLC is content that was already finished and was drip-fed to us after release. The game would be bare-bones without it. Smash's content is being developed after the fact and added to an already very complete game. The developers of the DLC need to be paid. Where does that money come from?

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#10

thesilverbrick commented on Super Smash Bros. Is Getting A Massive Update ...:

I'll take the K. Rool costume as a good sign. Remember when Sakurai showed the Meta Knight Mii mask the day before revealing him on the website? He's trolling, but I think he's trying to tell us something is on the works...

And I'm really hoping for local tournies, as well.

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#23

thesilverbrick commented on Street Fighter Legend Ryu And Fire Emblem's Ro...:

I have zero interest in Ryu or even Street Fighter in general, but Ryu's legacy was really born on the SNES. And sure, the newest games aren't coming to Wii U, but to say that Capcom doesn't support Nintendo is simply not true. Monster Hunter is essentially Nintendo exclusive at this point, and I seem to remember a Street Fighter game on 3DS in recent years. Plus, I dare say that Capcom is the largest third party supporter of the Wii U Virtual Console.
Or, if you really can't get over it, just don't buy him and he stays out of your game entirely. Wow, that was easy...

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#25

thesilverbrick commented on Cube Life: Island Survival Hits the NA Wii U e...:

I've actually never played Minecraft, so I'm not entirely sure what the fuss is all about. But I figured if Mojang ever released it on a Nintendo platform I'd try it out. And then Microsoft bought them out, so that's never happening. Now I figure I'll wait until a bunch of these clones release and I'll buy and play the one that reviews best.

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#28

thesilverbrick commented on NPD Survey Outlines Bright Future For amiibo A...:

I've got all the Smash amiibo so far, as well as Toad. I've been pretty successful in that I've only had to pay over the retail cost for less than ten of my 32 figures. I've got preorders on everything except Greninja at this point, who I know I'll be paying a pretty penny for, though I find that importing from Japan is generally pretty reasonable. Hopefully I can get the rest of them without issue...

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#29

thesilverbrick commented on Nintendo Announces Best Buy Locations and Deta...:

Why is it that New England always gets ripped off in things like these? We are one of the more densely populated regions of United States, but Nintendo seems to forget we exist. There's absolutely no way I'm driving into the hellhole that is New York City to play a couple minigames on 3DS. This could've been something amazing, but they've severely dropped the ball, both in their choice of game and severely limited locations.

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#31

thesilverbrick commented on Nintendo's E3 Focus to Reportedly be on Wii U ...:

I keep seeing people mention GameCube VC games, but the unfortunate reality is that there are no controller options for Wii U that have pressure-sensitive shoulder buttons, which are absolutely necessary for games like Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion and F-Zero GX. Unless they make the GameCube controller adapter compatible with Wii U Virtual Console games (further narrowing down the userbase), GC games on VC aren't possible.

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#32

thesilverbrick commented on Video: 'Smashified' Series Adds King K. Rool t...:

@Dolphin64 @JellySplat Dark Samus wouldn't play anything like Samus. The only thing the two have in common is their relative shape. I mean, Dark Samus floats through the air and never touches the ground, for crying out loud. If you've played the Prime Trilogy, think back to the boss fights and you'll remember she (or really it, since it's just a Metroid that stole the Phazon Suit's shell) used bizarre abilities that Samus never had (as you can even see in her Assist Trophy).
Besides, she's far more imaginative than Dark Pit or Dr. Mario.

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#33

thesilverbrick commented on Which Games are Coming to the Virtual Console?...:

On Wii U, I expect a slow, yet steady stream on N64 and DS titles, spaced out carefully over the coming months to make the bare-bones release schedule look better.
And on 3DS, nothing. Seriously, Nintendo has dropped the ball something fierce on the 3DS when it comes to Virtual Console and doesn't appear to want to change anything. They could surprise me and bring GBA games to 3DS, but I'm not holding my breath.

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#35

thesilverbrick commented on Video: 'Smashified' Series Adds King K. Rool t...:

@allav866 I would like to see more villains, personally, but I agree that characters shouldn't arbitrarily be added simply because we "need more villains." K. Rool has appeared in enough games alongside Donkey Kong to warrant an inclusion (though not recently, which is a bit disconcerting...).

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#37

thesilverbrick commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

I foresee them at least restocking any of the Smash amiibo that have functionality in other games. I bet we'll see Metaknight, Dedede and the Fire Emblem characters reprinted for their roles in Rainbow Curse and Codename STEAM. And characters like the Villager, Captain Falcon and Rosalina may pop up again, since they unlock suits in Mario Kart. I have my doubts that characters with one-shot uses like Little Mac, Wii Fit Trainer and Pit will return, since they're not holding back any in-game content in any other titles...

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#39

thesilverbrick commented on More Disney Infinity 3.0 Leaks Emerge With Sta...:

If the eschew the classic films entirely in favor of this animated stuff, I'll be disappointed. I'd love a classic trilogy playset, but then again, I could just save my money. On second thought, I hope the rest of the figures are as in appealing as these...

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#40

thesilverbrick commented on First Impressions: Tapping In With amiibo Tap:...:

I have exactly 30 amiibo, so I was able to unlock every game. And when you've got them all, it's actually pretty neat, but I can totally understand the frustration if you've only got a couple figurines. The only unfortunate part is I already own nearly all the games as Virtual Console downloads, making this just another gimmicky way to use my amiibo...