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TrueWiiMaster

TrueWiiMaster

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TrueWiiMaster

#2

TrueWiiMaster commented on Week Three of the eShop Throwback Sale Goes Li...:

I have the Trilogy sitting on my shelf next to my Wii U, and yet the eshop version is still tempting for some reason...

@MasterBlaster
Guacamelee Super Turbo Edition was on sale on the Wii U for $6 just last week. This week you can get the Metroid Prime Trilogy for $10. That's $3.33 per game. And don't forget Nintendo's $0.30 Super Metroid deal from a while back. I've yet to see Sony beat that.

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#4

TrueWiiMaster commented on Poll: Which Current Generation Nintendo Soundt...:

That's one of the harder polls I've seen here. Nintendo's music this gen has been awesome. It always is, but it seems to be on a different level this gen. I voted for Tropical Freeze because it's the only one I've played videos of just to listen to the music, but I'd love a soundtrack for 3D World and Mario Kart 8 too. Xenoblade would be great, but I think I'd listen to the others more.

I'd also want them on CD. You can't usually download music in FLAC.

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#5

TrueWiiMaster commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

I'm definitely interested in trying the game, but I wish Nintendo would stop giving codes at Gamestop. Not only can they run out, but half the time the employees think the codes aren't free unless you pre-order a game. I'd much prefer email distribution, or simply adding the demo to the eshop.

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#8

TrueWiiMaster commented on Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Opti...:

@Goob
If PC gaming enters the console space and does well, you could be right. Otherwise, the power of PC's really doesn't make a difference. The 360 was outdone by PC's in no time, if not before it even came out, and yet it lasted 8 years. As long as they're separate, I don't think it will force the new systems out sooner. If the systems do have to compete with PC's, they can supposedly get additional power from the cloud, too.

I also doubt 4K will be popular anytime soon. The TV's have gone down in price, but there's very little 4K content at this point, and 1080p TV's are still much cheaper. There's also fairly little improvement from 1080p to 4K unless you're getting a huge TV.

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#9

TrueWiiMaster commented on Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Opti...:

I don't think the Wii U's successor will come out until 2017-2018, with the handheld coming maybe 1-2 years earlier, and I think the handheld and home console will be separate devices, but will be integrated.

What I think will be interesting is the power. The PS4 and Xbox One will probably both last close to 10 years. Because the Wii U came out earlier and will probably have a much shorter life, its successor will probably come out right in the middle of their lifespans. That means that, even without using expensive cutting edge technology, Nintendo could realistically have the strongest console for at least a few years, which could be very interesting.

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#10

TrueWiiMaster commented on Review: Fire Emblem (Wii U eShop / Game Boy Ad...:

"Intelligent Systems' first strategic masterstroke in the West"
Advance Wars 1 and 2 both came out before Fire Emblem in America.

That said, I definitely plan on picking this up at some point. It's been on my GBA list since the GBA was current, but I never got around to getting it, and it wouldn't be convenient to play on cartridge now anyway. It's a lot cheaper on the eshop, too, which is a nice bonus.

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#11

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@Kmno
I'm "verything wrong with a Nintendo fanboy" because I don't like PS+ and its business model?

Actually, a typical rental service lets you rent 1-2 games at once, and then you return them and get new games. PS+ lets you build a library, which then pressures you to keep it and stay with Sony.

As Grumblevolcano said, you can't buy the games you get "free" while you're subscribed. That means you can't get the PS+ discounts, or even regular discounts, on games in your PS+ library. In fact, you can't even buy them at full price as long as you're subscribed. You can't reduce your borrowed library, which means the number of games you lose by unsubscribing can only grow.

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#13

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@Quorthon
You misunderstood me, and honestly, I thought you might. With Club Nintendo, you get a free game/item with every few games you buy. With Sony, you have to buy a ton before you get anything free. I was never suggesting that Sony's rewards system wasn't free. I was just saying that if it takes that long to get something free, it's almost pointless. To sum up, Sony's reward system and Club Nintendo are both free. Sony's reward system just takes much, much longer to give you anything free.

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#14

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@maceng
True, but it's free with the games, because I don't buy the games to get coins on Club Nintendo. If I did, it would definitely be a very expensive and entirely pointless service. It's like getting a free drink after buying 5. You buy the 5 drinks because you want 5 drinks, not because you want the free one at the end. The 6th drink is a free extra that you don't have to pay for.

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#15

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@electrolite77
I never suggested they were the same. I said they are all ways of making money off of video games, to make the point that profitability doesn't make something good, which is what you were suggesting (as I understood it).

PS+ is not your typical rental service. As long as you continue to pay, it's as if every borrowed game is yours. When you stop paying, you lose your library. That business model pressures subscribers to stay subscribed, even if they want to quit, while simultaneously pressuring them to stay with Sony, even if they'd prefer to go elsewhere.

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#16

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@electrolite77
I wasn't being histrionic. A business model that keeps customers by holding their games hostage sounds like a scam to me. I'm not saying it's not brilliant, or that it's not profitable. I'm just questioning the ethics of it, and saying I don't want Nintendo to follow suit.

Day 1 DLC is another way "of offering access to video games to customers who can choose whether or not to take that option, and another way of making money from videogame content". Mandatory online passes are too, as well as pay-to-play games. Those are all ways to make money on games, but that doesn't make any of them good.

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#17

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@Quorthon
There's a big difference between a business model that holds games hostage to keep you paying and loyal, and a business model that keeps you coming because great games are on the horizon.

I was never trying to blame any failure on Nintendo's lack of a PS+-like service. I blame Nintendo's current lacking console sales mostly on poor marketing.

I'm not cherry picking anything. Obviously you don't just go on Club Nintendo and order everything. That doesn't change the fact, however, that you pay nothing for anything on Club Nintendo. Nothing from PS+ is free, because you directly pay for it. Everything from Club Nintendo is free, because you don't pay for any of it. You can try to twist it around, but the fact remains that I've never paid a penny for anything from Club Nintendo.

I don't know about Microsoft's version, but Sony's rewards system is a joke. You get $10 of PSN credit after spending $1000. The cheapest items are avatars, and you have to spend about $50 to get one of them.

TrueWiiMaster

#19

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@JaxonH
It would definitely be awesome to just hold the case up to the Gamepad instead of entering a code, but I think people would still abuse it. It wouldn't be as widespread as it would with disc-based registration, but there are definitely some people out there who would buy games new only to use the NFC chip without opening the games, and then return them. That would give Club Nintendo fake information, and give someone else who buys the game afterwards a useless chip. If there was a way to lock the chip until you open the game, it would be a great upgrade to Club Nintendo. QR codes you could scan with the Gamepad/3DS camera would work too, though they'd be less awesome.

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#20

TrueWiiMaster commented on Reminder: Redeem Your Nintendo Network Deluxe ...:

I was $0.30 away from getting another $5, but I forgot to upgrade an NES game to the Wii U version to get it...

Hopefully they implement a similar (or better) program soon. Iwata did mention some sort of incentive program a while back, right?

TrueWiiMaster

#21

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@rjejr
I agree. Nintendo should have put a Club Nintendo App of some sort on the Wii U (and maybe 3DS) a long time ago. It doesn't make sense at this point for it to be so separate. They should also work on making digital games on Club Nintendo available to pretty much everyone, regardless of country. I mean, the eshop's already available everywhere, right?

The reason they don't just automatically match discs with Club Nintendo, though, is because people would abuse the system. Even aside from people buying used, people could borrow their friends' discs just to get points on Club Nintendo, which kind of defeats the purpose. Also, you have to do a registration survey whether you buy the game digitally or at retail. The digital games just don't need you to enter a code first.

And the Wii U already has it's own version of Skype. I don't think many people use it.

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#22

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@Quorthon
It's only optional if you don't want to play online, which is a huge part of many games, and a free feature on PC and Wii U.

Your logic concerning Club Nintendo is very backwards. Nobody buys $150 worth of games to get a $5 game. They buy games, and then get something from Club Nintendo free. Since you don't pay to get the game from Club Nintendo the game is free. PS+ is the exact opposite. You pay, and they let you play games as long as you keep paying. If you stop paying, they take them all back.

There are a couple key differences here. First, Club Nintendo is free, so if you already own what they're offering, you aren't losing anything. That's not true of PS+, with which you've already paid. And second, Club Nintendo has options. Each month they put up 8 games (plus the Gold/Platinum rewards), and you can choose to get one, or wait until you see a game you want. I think coins are good for 2-3 years, so you can wait a long time. With PS+ you get what they give you, end of story. If you already owned it, or didn't want it, it doesn't matter, because you paid Sony up front.

Your example really doesn't work. With Club Nintendo, I buy games I want, I keep them, and then I get bonus games/items that I never paid for. In your example I'm trading items of high value for items of low value. There is no trading or loss involved in Club Nintendo.

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#23

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@electrolite77
Optional subscriptions can become mandatory, like PS+ did.

It might make great business sense, but it does so at the expense of customers. The larger your PS+ library gets, the more you'll feel obligated to pay $50 to keep it going for another year. Having a PS+ library for a system you don't have may make you feel obligated to get that system, even if you prefer the other. If you don't have the subscription, and therefore can't get some sales, it feels as though you're being punished for not subscribing.

It was obviously Nintendo that didn't put online play in some of their games, but that's not the real problem. Imagine if 3rd parties stopped putting online games or modes on the PS4 and Xbox One. They'd suddenly have almost as great a shortage of online games as the Wii U. As it is, most of the online games on all three systems have come from 3rd parties.

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#24

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

@Quorthon
It's not optional on the PS4 if you want to play online, which is a huge component of many PS4 games. You get 1-2 games per system (which are usually only playable on one system) per month. You don't get to choose the games, so the free games you paid for in advance might be games you already have or simply don't want. If you stop paying the subscription, your entire PS+ library gets locked, so they're really just rentals, too. I fully understand what PS+ is, and I don't want any of it, including payed discounts, on my Nintendo systems.

I'd also like to point out that whatever you get from Club Nintendo is 100% free. With PS+ you pay $50 a year to rent a bunch of games Sony chooses, but with Club Nintendo I get several free games (or collectables) with my usual purchases, no strings attached, and I get to choose which I want. The Deluxe promotion has also acted as a constant discount on the eshop, covering new, old, and discounted games.

And finally, any lack of online games on the Wii U stems from a lack of 3rd party support, not from Nintendo. Online players being better than you isn't Nintendo's fault either, and in no way makes Nintendo's online service worse.

TrueWiiMaster

#25

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

I for one hope Nintendo stays far away from the PS+ model. I don't want to pay for "free" games and discounts. I'm all for an extended Deluxe promotion, though, especially if they expand and/or improve it. It would be great if they could have incentives for both retail and digital games, for instance, since many gamers (myself included) still prefer discs to downloads.

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#29

TrueWiiMaster commented on Miyamoto: We Are Working On Ideas For The Next...:

As much as I love Mario, I'm fine with his next game being on the next system. The Wii is the only system since the NES to get multiple Mario games, after all. Right now I'd rather see other franchises get their chance on the Wii U.

@BaffleBlend
And yet Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 were still the best scoring games last gen (according to GameRankings), and 3D World is currently the highest scoring current gen game on Metacritic (it's behind Rayman Legends for the Wii U on GameRankings).

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#30

TrueWiiMaster commented on Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo...:

I'm not surprised Nintendo would go with Sony for a Mario movie. They're probably the biggest movie company in Japan, after all. I am a bit skeptical about the movie itself, though. I just can't see Mario translating well to the big screen. As many critics have pointed out over the years, Mario games don't really have stories. That's fine for games, where gameplay is most important, but a good story is integral to a movie, even a movie meant for kids. I'll probably end up seeing the movie whether it's good or not, though.

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#31

TrueWiiMaster commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U St...:

Next year will be legendary. Mario, Zelda, Kirby, Star Fox, Yoshi, Xenoblade, Devil's Third, and Splatoon all in one year (and I'd be surprised if there weren't some surprises too), and right on the heels of Super Smash Bros. And that's just the Wii U, with Monster Hunter, Majora's Mask, and Codename STEAM coming to the 3DS (and again, I expect some surprises). 2015's going to be expensive.

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#32

TrueWiiMaster commented on Rumour: Villager, Marth & Wii Fit Trainer amii...:

If this is true, Nintendo certainly didn't waste any time. I mean, Amiibo figures haven't even been out for 3 weeks yet.

Anyway, the collector in me is annoyed that I'll probably never be able to collect every figure at a reasonable price. I'm glad I at least got the Villager.

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#36

TrueWiiMaster commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Facing Potential E...:

If you format the system, Nintendo can restore your eshop account, but what would happen to your Wii Shop account? Can they even bring that back?

I think I might abstain from playing, online or offline, until Nintendo releases another update. As awesome as the game is, it's not worth risking both accounts and the Wii U itself. Good thing I have Omega Ruby to keep me busy.

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#38

TrueWiiMaster commented on Early December Update Will Fix Pokémon Omega ...:

Unfortunately, my copy still hasn't arrived. I bought it with SSB from Toys R Us, which I bought there for the free Amiibo. I have the Amiibo, but both games are still hundreds of miles away. On the bright side, maybe this bug will be fixed by the time I get my copy.

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#39

TrueWiiMaster commented on Review: Thomas Was Alone (Wii U eShop):

It's a great game, but I'm not going to spend $11 on it. Even if I didn't already own it on PC and PS3, that's just too high a price for an old game, especially one that's been on sale for a buck more than once (which is how I got it on PC and PS3). I'm glad they brought it to the Wii U, but I think it should have been $5-6 instead of $11.

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#41

TrueWiiMaster commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

So basically, one guy ignored every fact out there and pushed the Vita, and the other guy said Sony's trying to get the casual market the Wii had, the same market many Playstation fans hated... What were these guys trying to accomplish?

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#43

TrueWiiMaster commented on Cubic Ninja Sales Spike Following Announcement...:

Hopefully Nintendo figures out how it's going to work, and puts out an update on the 21st, required to play Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire, that closes whatever hole it uses, leaving tons of people with a useless copy of Cubic Ninja. Even if the hack's creator doesn't plan on using it for piracy of 3DS games, other people will, and even if they didn't, it still allows for piracy of other games, including those available on the eshop.

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#46

TrueWiiMaster commented on Poll: Who'll Be Your Main amiibo Buddy?:

The Villager's coming free with my pre-order from Toys R Us, and I probably won't get any others anytime soon, so I guess he'll be my "main" Amiibo. I got lucky, actually, because the Villager Amiibo was sold out at Toys R Us, and they just restocked him. The others look cool, so I'll probably get at least a couple more at some point, just not this year.

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#47

TrueWiiMaster commented on Teaser Tweet Suggests Binding of Isaac on the 3DS:

@Auwwy
"since all I know is that they don't want it taught in US schools (sorry, Italian here...) since it's scientifically wrong."
That's where Intelligent Design comes in. Creationism shouldn't be taught in schools because it's religious. Intelligent Design is fairly all-encompassing, and can even include evolution. The reason atheists don't want ID in schools is that it allows for the possibility of religion.

As for angry atheists, it's not hard to find them online. They obviously don't represent every atheist out there, but they're the loudest. It's not unusual for them to make statements like "Creationists should be shot" or "Creationists shouldn't be allowed to have kids".

@Arcamenel
When did anyone mention "white heterosexual christians"? People were talking about Jews, one of the more persecuted races on Earth, and Christians, which can be any race or gender. What's more, Christians are being persecuted in the Middle East right now, where their lives actually are in danger.

And how is your life in danger every day? Your account says you live in the US, which isn't really known for killing homosexuals.

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#48

TrueWiiMaster commented on Teaser Tweet Suggests Binding of Isaac on the 3DS:

@nessisonett
As Yorumi just said, Nintendo never approved of the games. They were released without any permission from Nintendo. They even have different cartridges (black with a weird ridge on the end) because they couldn't use real NES cartridges. I think the game you were referring to is Bible Adventures.