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Old May 9th, 2013 (07:10 AM).
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A user from My Nintendo News, named Simply G, would have to disagree with you. He seems to understand why EA is doing all of this, and he tries to defend the company from the people who are bashing them. He doesn't have a problem with ME3's ending nor the latest Sim City.
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Old May 9th, 2013 (07:32 AM).
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A user from My Nintendo News, named Simply G, would have to disagree with you. He seems to understand why EA is doing all of this, and he tries to defend the company from the people who are bashing them. He doesn't have a problem with ME3's ending nor the latest Sim City.
That's all good and well, but I have no qualms with bashing them. Some people bash them because "they're EA, they're hated, and let's bash them," and that's not right, it's just the same as people hating on Call of Duty because it's popular. However, I've felt their oppressive boot on more than one occasion (having seen some of my favorite series drop in quality or just die altogether), and I've seen what they've done many, many times. They aren't doing what they do to sustain themselves, and the fact that they're aware that what they're doing is detrimental to the game industry as a whole as well as the developers they have a monopoly over is even scarier. But, the same deal with many media: people keep buying it, so there's no need to stop.

I understand good and well why EA does what they do, and the reason is strictly a business: they want to make money in the cheapest and fastest possible ways. It's not a bad thing from a business perspective...in fact, it's quite efficient. From a consumer perspective it's a flame on their wallets and drizzle on their fun.

And I've heard of a couple people being fine with the ME3 ending, and I'd believe it. I personally didn't like it because of the Deus ex Machina...literally and metaphorically. And Simcity I hear is good, it's Societies I'm referring to. Having said that, the "always online" aspect of Simcity is pretty uncalled for, especially considering that a large, almost complete portion of the game can be played Solo, much like the ones of the past. That's not to say it's bad, I couldn't judge, but it's rather interesting that they make that choice, especially when this entry was meant to invoke the style of the games up through 4.

...Though, having said all of that, I'm not actually talking to this "Simply G", so I can't really understand his reasons for liking...or rather, for defending them from his perspective.
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Old May 13th, 2013 (05:28 AM).
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This article here sparked me interest: http://mynintendonews.com/2013/05/13...tion-new-life/

This also brings me a question: Should video games include homosexuality?
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Old May 13th, 2013 (05:08 PM).
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This article here sparked me interest: http://mynintendonews.com/2013/05/13...tion-new-life/

This also brings me a question: Should video games include homosexuality?
Well, aren't video game companies open to homosexuality anyway? I think the problem is that the media over dramatizes, or make it seem more susceptible to outrages from the public.

I'd personally have no problem if video games had references homosexuality.
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Old May 14th, 2013 (05:24 AM). Edited May 14th, 2013 by Cassino.
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This article here sparked me interest: http://mynintendonews.com/2013/05/13...tion-new-life/

This also brings me a question: Should video games include homosexuality?
Certainly. I think it's best handled as a non-issue, so to speak. For example, in TES V, a PC of any sex and race can marry any valid NPC regardless of sex and race, and (almost) nothing is said about it.
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New news, and, I thought this was pretty cute to hear about:

http://www.businesswire.com/portal/s...00639&vnsId=41

Apparently Nintendo and Donkey Kong are gonna pay a trip to the Los Angeles Zoo during the memorial day weekend, to celebrate the release of Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. They're also going to bring awareness to the endangered gorillas.
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Old May 20th, 2013 (12:34 PM).
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That's awesome. I'll make sure to buy that game day one. DKCR is one of my favorite games, and I'm glad to hear the port is a good one (I'll excuse the framerate being 30fps.) Can not wait to get a 100% on this game again. (And attempt at a 200% this time.)

By the way, to anyone playing it, original mode or new mode? I'm obviously going with original, but I'm glad to see there's an easy mode for people who aren't good at platformers. Makes more sense than newcomer mode in Fire Emblem, if you ask me.
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Old May 27th, 2013 (07:28 AM).
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Apparently this was the NPD's top 10 selling 3Ds games:

1. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
2. LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
3. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
4. New Super Mario Bros. 2
5. Mario Kart 7
6. Fire Emblem: Awakening
7. Super Mario 3D Land
8. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
9. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
10. Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Source: http://mynintendonews.com/2013/05/26...medium=twitter

So, um, any thoughts on this? Well, to be honest, I'm not surprised about Luigi's Dark Mansion; the LEGO game was sort of a surprise though!
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Old May 27th, 2013 (10:38 AM).
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A Lego game charting isn't surprising at all. In fact, I'm surprised it's not first place.


The real head scratchers are Fire Emblem beating 3D Land and Soul Hackers charting at all.
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Old June 2nd, 2013 (10:25 AM).
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Apparently this was the NPD's top 10 selling 3Ds games:

1. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
2. LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins
3. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
4. New Super Mario Bros. 2
5. Mario Kart 7
6. Fire Emblem: Awakening
7. Super Mario 3D Land
8. Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
9. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
10. Paper Mario: Sticker Star

Source: http://mynintendonews.com/2013/05/26...medium=twitter

So, um, any thoughts on this? Well, to be honest, I'm not surprised about Luigi's Dark Mansion; the LEGO game was sort of a surprise though!
I'm surprised that Gates of Infinity and LEGO City Undercover are listed that high despite being criticized for being inferior compared to their predecessors, although the Mystery Dungeon series has always been criticized by professionals for not being like the mainstream games. I mean, Sticker Star got the place it deserved for its inferiority to the first two PM entries, despite being a Mario title that should've sold like hot cakes, yet Gates of Infinity being placed that high on the list despite its massive outcry from both critics and and fandom makes me worry about Pokemon's future.
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Old June 2nd, 2013 (10:59 AM).
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Lego and Pokemon are Lego and Pokemon, they're gonna sell regardless of quality because of they're an enormously popular brand amongst kids.

Also, pretty sure Sticker Star outsold the original Paper Mario. With time I can see it coming close to TTYD too.

I also think it's a very solid game, held back by weird design choices. Though I never played a Paper Mario game outside of SPM, which I loathed, so it could be the FE Awakening of Paper Mario for all I know. Given my hate for standard JRPGs though, I can't see myself liking the other two games more than Sticker Star which I love for the puzzles and adventuring. It's essentially a Paper Zelda.
It was a well-received game as well outside of the fans.
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Old June 3rd, 2013 (05:17 AM).
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BTW, There's a new Nintendo Direct coming out next Tuesday: http://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-dir...84C8703D26E7B2

Basically it'll provide updates on the newest Wii U games.
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Old June 3rd, 2013 (05:36 AM).
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Next Tuesday as in tomorrow or the E3 one? That Nintendo Direct is basically their E3 conference.

And I am excited. The first thing I want to see is my boy Little Mac in Smash 4, Nintendo.
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Given my hate for standard JRPGs though, I can't see myself liking the other two games more than Sticker Star which I love for the puzzles and adventuring. It's essentially a Paper Zelda.
Standard JRPGs? I don't think there is such a thing. JRPG isn't really a genre, it's just a classification of where the game is from, just like how WRPGs refers to those that are Western. I suspect you're referring to Standard Turn-Based RPGs, which are generally Japanese. After all, the number of Japanese RPGs lately has been less on the Turn-based side, which has been great for variety.
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Next Tuesday as in tomorrow or the E3 one? That Nintendo Direct is basically their E3 conference.

And I am excited. The first thing I want to see is my boy Little Mac in Smash 4, Nintendo.
Little Mac needs to be there, he definitely wouldn't be hard to implement. I'm also excited for Nintendo's presentation. Sure, they will be showcasing their new systems (well, games on Xbox's part), but Nintendo has a lot up their sleeves this year.

Oh, and next week.
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Yeah, my bad, should have clarified. I meant to say traditional (turn-based, and action these days I suppose) rather than standard, because I actually like strategy RPGs and such. Of course, not ALL RPG game, but it's a genre I just never got into. That includes WRPGs.

What's everyone looking forward to in E3?
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Old June 9th, 2013 (09:36 AM).
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There's going to be a Pokemon Direct. Yes, please!
And I wanna hear more about ALttP2, and hopefully Wii U Zelda. :3

Guys, I picked up New Leaf this morning. It's great. n_n
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I picked it up at midnight, and then I was made suddenly aware that this is an Animal Crossing Game, and there was very little to do after the opening cutscene lol.
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Old June 10th, 2013 (05:48 AM).
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I forgot there's a direct for Pokemon. In a media blackout for X/Y so won't watch it.

How's New Leaf? Gonna get it for free but my brother is so stoked for it. I don't know if I want it or not since it's been 4 or 5 years since I played AC haha.
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Old July 3rd, 2013 (06:43 AM).
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New Leaf is pretty addicting! Provided that I haven't played a AC in a long, long time, hehe. Anywho, did anyone see the Japanese Chats? They show the best selling video game hardware and software figures. here they are:

1. [PS3] Gundam Breaker
2. [PSV] Toukiden
3. [3DS] Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
4. [PSP] Toukiden
5. [PS3] Atelier Escha & Logy: The Alchemist of Dusk Sky
6. [3DS] Digimon World Re: Digitize Decode
7. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life
8. [PS3] The Last of Us
9. [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
10. [PS3] Date A Live: Rinne Utopia

1. Nintendo 3DS XL – 33,272 (28,281)
2. PlayStation Vita – 31,271 (13,422)
3. Nintendo 3DS – 17,440 (14,988)
4. PlayStation 3 – 12,554 (9,816)
5. Wii U – 7,060 (5,329)
6. PSP – 6,492 (5,091)
7. Wii – 1,338 (1,234)
8. Xbox 360 – 330 (282)

Well, I thought it'd be interesting to show how each software and hardware are doing in Japan. Looks like the Nintendo 3DS is doing well over there!
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Gundam Breaker and Digimon World Re:Digitize.../sigh, I really wish they'd release those stateside.
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I would love to see them release Digimon world over here but I doubt it very much.

always see so many games i would love to play released in japan and never brought out over here. One I would love to have on PS vita for example is DJ max. I love all them games with a passion but they never come out over here.

On that point what is peoples opinion on the shear favouritism that is seen with the Vita and what games are released outside of japan?
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It's a bit of a double-edged sword in that there's really no market for the Vita here like there is in Japan, but most people I know wouldn't mind getting a Vita were it not for the sheer lack of games.

But really, Japan LOVES its handhelds. Tons of people have handhelds and not nearly as many own consoles whereas I feel like it's sliiightly opposite here... or at least, here we take console games a lot more seriously than handhelds. Couple that with the fact that the market for Japanese-y games really isn't strong here (JRPGs don't do nearly as well as other games and are often derided for their anime-ish base) and you just don't have a good recipe for the Vita out west. It's a shame but that's just how it goes.

I wish more stuff would come out here but for now I'm just really thankful that the Vita is region-free, unlike the 3DS. <_<;
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Old July 4th, 2013 (10:43 PM).
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Well it seems that Nintendo gamers will be dealing with a region lock for quite a while, according to this article: LINK
I'm not sure what region locking has to do with parental controls, the Xbox One and PS4 are region free and have parental controls...
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Old July 5th, 2013 (04:36 AM).
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My 3DS XL is currently exposed to the elements and I want to keep it from gathering dust. If possible, I'd like a case with lots of room for storing carts.

I'm also looking for a case to store carts separately, as currently I have nowhere to store them other than the boxes and it's very annoying to open the box, take the game out, close it, and so on. Plus my Supercard DSTWO is out on the loose and I don't want to damage it.

Any suggestions are welcome, especially if the shops can ship internationally.
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Old July 5th, 2013 (08:29 AM).
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I use a standard soft padded case that I bought at TRU or Gamestop or wherever they sell 3DSes. It has a mesh zip section in the back that can be used for games, I suppose, but I don't trust it since I'd be scared of them getting damaged through the mesh. I also have a really flimsy zipped pouch that fits 3DS but it's such a thin fabric that I don't trust it with my 3DS when I'm tossing it into my purse. If you're just looking for a dust cover, pretty much, it could be an option. This is the one I have. It's probably a little too small to fit an XL but you should be able to find similar things at the same price point on Play-Asia, I'd imagine. They ship just about everywhere.

The case I use for my games is one of those Club Nintendo prizes that looks like one game case and has slots for 18 games or something. Don't know if that would be an option for you. Otherwise, I used something like this for my DS games last gen and loved how small, compact, and functional it was so if you can find something like that, go for it!
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