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  1. I already donated to the Kickstarter. My thinking is that (given that it does release), even if it fails, I still have a fairly powerful Android console that hooks into my TV that I can play emulated games on.
  2. Thanks for the update, Moomba. Even though it's further off than I was hoping for, at least there's a plan for international release. I was starting to think they scrapped it. Anyway, I've been playing a Hunter and just started on Force. If anyone wants to do some quests, send me a PM.
  3. I only very recently finished Mother 3. I bought it when it was first released, but stopped in New Pork City because I didn't want the game to end. Anyway, when you learn that Claus is Porky's robot and the battle sequence that ensued, I got really choked-up. It would've been full-on bawling but I was at work so I was really trying to keep some sort of composure. Didn't help that my family life has been really hard the last few years, and right before I finished the game, there was a near-tragedy involving my own brother.
  4. I hope you weren't referring to me there. I don't think I'm acting entitled, just want to be able to transfer the games over.
  5. Ok yeah, it looks to be true: http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/nintendo-nintendo-3ds-games-including-ambassador-program-titles-will-transfer-to-3ds-xl-but/
  6. I want the XL now, but I might not end up getting it if I can't transfer my ambassador games over as well. Any word on that aspect?
  7. So these types of articles are getting a little old. http://kotaku.com/5920931/the-wii-us-power-problem tldr: The Wii U's power is enough to sustain for a year or so, but once the new MS and Sony consoles come out, it'll be left in the dust. Does anyone out there think it has much clout? Personally, the only problem I have with the current Wii is the resolution, how pixellated it looks on HDTVs. The Wii U solves that problem, and I don't really care how many shaders + polys it can push, especially when it looks as good as this. Can the new consoles really look all that much better? I'm skeptical. It seems that graphics will get to a certain point that even gamers are gonna have a hard time telling the difference, and it'll all come down to the devs artistic abilities, rather than hardware limitations. It seems to me that it's coming close to that point, but maybe I just don't pay enough attention.
  8. Looks nifty. Too bad I don't own an iOS device in order to play it. Any plans for Android peeps being able to enjoy this?
  9. Well the OBT started. I loaded up the client, downloaded the new patches, and it gave me a DX9 error. Installed that and it opened up just fine. Can't make a character yet. The servers are all too full. I'll have to check it out tomorrow. Anyone else here gonna be playing?
  10. Can you play other disc-based games as normal? I've had to send my Wii to be fixed twice before.
  11. That's why I said the term is meaningless. It's totally relative. Not to mention that the lines are already blurred so it's too difficult to section off gamers in different categories like that.
  12. Just like I said. All platforms had a good number of awesome games. Maybe those aren't your type of games. That's cool. They're my type of games though. While I do have a PS3, I didn't enjoy many of the 'AAA' games that came out on it. I use it as a great downloadable games machine (Flow, Flower, Journey, PixelJunk series, Fat Princess, etc..) and BluRay/Netflix device. I had a really hard time finding the fun in any blockbuster series this gen that wasn't on Nintendo systems, save for the Uncharted series. Doesn't make them all bad games, I just didn't enjoy them. Just because I personally didn't like the majority of the games on the PS3 doesn't mean that it isn't "a good video game system". You liking a game has little to do with if it was "good". Also, when I hear the words "core gamers", I think of 12 year olds playing Call of Duty all day and bros chillin with their Natty Ice and Madden. It's a meaningless term, and shouldn't even be used for lack of a better one.
  13. So all platforms had a good number of awesome games.
  14. Most of the people I talked to (at the time) when the Gamecube came out didn't like Luigi's Mansion at all, regardless of how much I liked the game, I had only that and Rogue Leader for a while on GC. And the N64 survived it's first 3-4 months on Mario 64, Pilotwings, and Killer Instinct Gold. Sure, they're good games, but 4 months nowadays and people would be predicting failure for the system. My main problem is that I've only really seen 2 games that interest me for the Wii U, and I'm worried that they're focusing too much on casual again. It's hard to gauge the system when all they showed were launch-window games.
  15. Not much related to the game, but I bought the Zelda poster sets from Club Nintendo and am framing my favorites. http://i.imgur.com/5sUzE.jpg
  16. As cool as the idea would be, I can't stand StreetPass stuff. I only hate it because I take my 3DS with me to work every day. I take the train in to work every day. I work downtown in an almost-metro city. My StreetPass data is laughable. I get maybe one each month. It's taking forever to finish those damn 3DS Puzzle Swap puzzles, especially due to the fact that I walk nearly 3000 steps a day, but get capped out at 10 coins a day. </unrelatedRant> I can't agree more with Overflow on this one. There were lots of really great games on the Wii that I still enjoy playing, and have a couple on my backlog as well.
  17. As much as I like Pikmin, I really wish Nintendo would stop using stretched textures on their level models. It doesn't fool anyone and looks especially bad in HD.
  18. Funny stuff. Some valid points, but I can't agree with the semi-popular opinion that adding a second screen makes the game harder because you have to focus on it occasionally. This is a bullshit argument that was destroyed by the DS years ago when people were saying the exact same thing. They're now using a new asinine made up idea called "immersion breaking". What, you can't remember what was happening on the screen 2 seconds ago because you're now briefly looking at another screen? Or your cup of water? Or your sandwich? Do you also have trouble watching subtitled movies as well? Sorry for the rant, I just hate these whiny non-reasons people use to be hyper-critical of something they've never used before.
  19. I'm definitely gonna be buying this. My brother got me hooked on the Uncharted series a little bit ago, so this seems right up my alley.
  20. I don't think they're holding back. I think this is exactly what they have ready. At the Hardware Conference Q&A, they mentioned that their target audience is exactly the same as the Wii. I wonder if they're banking on the hope that the Wii U will become the phenomenon that happened last time. Whether it will or not, it means that Pikmin 3 and 3rd party games are all they've got ready for launch for the non-casual market. However, they can't repeat the same mistake of having a 10 month long (or whatever it was) drought of hardcore games like the Wii. Even if their aim for the conference was for investors, they failed there as well. http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/06/nintendo_shares_drop_after_e3_press_conference I think they better have several aces up their sleeve or this isn't gonna happen for them. I somehow doubt that Mii minigame-apalooza is gonna sell systems, even in the casual sector. I really want to be optimistic here, but this conference made me lose a lot of faith in the direction I thought they were going, based on last year's showing.
  21. The tech demo was nice, I just have a hard time getting excited for anything that comes from Square-Enix.
  22. Yeah, pretty disappointing, aside from Pikmin 3. There are a couple unmentioned games listed at the Wii U website though: http://e3.nintendo.com/games/#/wiiu/projectp-100 http://e3.nintendo.com/games/#/wiiu/game-wario
  23. A trailer with gameplay for the new CV. http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/06/e3_2012_castlevania_mirror_of_fate_gameplay_whips_into_action
  24. They did have working prototypes that people played on the show floor last year.
  25. There were lots of games on the Wii that I enjoyed a lot. Lots of really solid games. I think the main problem the Wii had was that they lost steam for too long after the release, and that made a lot of 'gamers' sell their systems because of the 'collecting dust' factor. But after that drought, lots of really fun games came out. Either way, they need to announce several great first party games, along with 3rd party ports. It seems that's gonna happen, but the question is, to what extent. I'm thinking for first party: NSMB, and Pikmin 3. Possibly that rumored Starfox that Retro was supposedly working on. For third party titles, they absolutely need footage of the Wii U specific version or the scoffing will commence.
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