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Posted by Francis Apr 03 2015 03:40 GMT in OnLive
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awwwwww noooooo I really liked onLive. They were a *crag*ing decade ahead of their time. It's a shame 9 times out of 10 any company that tries to be ahead of the curve and succeeds on the technological front fails hard on the buisness front. Rest in pieces onLive, you and your dev team were absolutely stellar.


Posted by Francis Apr 04 2015 20:58 GMT in Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS
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Francis is a large chameleon and stereotypical nerdy gamer that would fit great in the world of Smash Bros. He has many interesting moves like going invisible and using his laptop, camera, and cat-themed gadgets like Meowbombs. His videogame collection could also be used as weapons. His final smash could trap the fighters in an anime dating-sim where the attack is chosen from an RPG-like menu. His stage could be his 8-bit themed Fort Francis.



Well, people usually play it illegaly.

Posted by Francis Apr 01 2015 14:27 GMT in Nerr 3.0
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Posted by Francis Apr 01 2015 23:09 GMT in Nintendo News
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Smash Bros - April 28th, MewTwo, mii costumes. Lucas in June, character ballot

amiibo tap in spring
Mario Maker in September, more ways to celebrate 30th anniversary

Yoshi's Wooly World: "mellow mode", yarn amiibo

Wii U virtual console:
DS - $7-$10. various control/config options including turning gamepad sideways. Yoshi's Island DS
N64 - $10-$12 ($2 upgrade from Wii). Mario 64.  DK64 coming soon.

Mutant Mudds Super Challenge cross-buy
Don't Starve comes with two copies, one to give to a friend.

Pokemon Rumble World - free to start
Puzzle & Dragons Z + Puzzle Mario Bros demo
Codename STEAM updates
Street Pass Mii Plaza - two new games, "premium" adds some new features

new Fire Emblem - your character is the main hero, choose sides for different plots

Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer. You design rooms for people and invite characters with amiibo cards.

Mario Kart 8 - Animal Crossing DLC course changes seasons. More amiibo costumes. 200cc speed class.  April 23rd.

I must have that soft yarn yoshi amiibo
I know that worried the shit out of me

Posted by Francis Mar 17 2015 15:31 GMT in Nintendo News
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I'm a little concerned that Nintendo is outsourcing this... I'm afraid it will just be the same ole iphone games but with a Mario skin. When instead we could have a port of Professor Layton or something like Kirby Mass Attack

"Our new business alliance with DeNA consists of two parts. One is to jointly develop and operate gaming apps that use Nintendo IP, for smart devices. The other is to build together Nintendo’s new online membership service."

I think this is just Nintendo plating an oil rig in the mobile market, so to speak. No, I don't doubt for a second they don't give two *crag*s about quality. They know people with iPhones buy literally anything, they just want a piece of that cake for some extra money. Make no mistake, this outreach is purely for suckers. For all those neglected brats who got an iPhone and mommy's credit card thrown at them.
echo that, and add to it the fact that they took express care to announce a currently conceptual piece of hardware just to confirm that they had no intent of leaving or giving ground in the hardware market. I honestly would be surprised if Nintendo left the hardware market at this point. The Wii U had a lot of reasons it didn't do well, but success comes with deficits just as much as it does rewards. You can't expect lightening to strike every single time, any company Nintendo's age knows this well, hence why Iwata wasn't kicked out the moment the Wii U didn't meet the same peaks as its predecessor.

Posted by Francis Jan 20 2015 17:33 GMT in Nintendo News
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Get ready to spend your coins:  "we will add dozens of downloadable games and a limited quantity of exclusive reward items to the rewards catalog in February" and get free Flipnote Studio 3D

I'm not too sad about this, since the rewards weren't all that great so it encouraged hoarding your coins in hopes something better might become available. Glad they are going out with a bang though.

here are the new rewards (NA):

  • Mario & Luigi Greeting Cards(300)
  • Nintendogs Greeting Cards(300)
  • Nintendo 3DS game Card Case: 2015 Edition(400)
  • 2016 Desktop Calender(400)
  • Animal Crossing Mini Playing Cards(600)
  • 3DS  XL Pouch: The Legend of Zelda(600)
  • Super Smash Bros 3-Poster Set v2(700)
  • Retro Mario T-shirt(700)
  • Limited Edition 2013 Platinum Poster Set(700)
  • Super Smash Bros 3-Poster Set(700)
  • Fierce Deity Link Jigsaw Puzzle(800)
  • Zelda Majora's Mask 3D messenger Bag(800)

Wii U games:

  • Yoshi's Island: Super Mario Advance 3(200)
  • Super Punch-Out!!(200)
  • Golden Sun(200)
  • F-Zero(200)
  • Ice Climber(200)
  • Volley Ball(200)
  • Tennis(200)
  • Pinball(200)
  • NES Open Tournament Golf(200)
  • Ice Hockey(200)
  • Golf(200)
  • Clu Clu Land(200)
  • Baseball(200)
  • Wario's Woods(200)
  • Urban Champion(200)
  • Dr. Mario(200)
  • Donkey Kong 3(200)
  • Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels(200)
  • Super Mario Bros 3(200)
  • Super Mario Bros(200)
  • Yoshi(200)
  • Balloon Fight(200)
  • Kid Icarus(200)
  • Zelda II(200)
  • Metroid(200)
  • Pilotwings(200)
  • Wrecking Crew(200)
  • Mario Bros(200)
  • Super Mario Bros 2(200)
  • Excitebike(200)
  • Donkey Kong Jr.(200)
  • Super Metroid(200)
  • Super Mario World(200)
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream(200)
  • Earthbound(250)
  • Dr. Luigi(300)
  • NES Remix(300)
  • The Wonderful 101(600)
  • Wii Fit U(600)
  • Game & Wario(600)
  • Wii Party U(850)

3DS Games:

  • 3D Classic: TwinBee(150)
  • Super Mario Land 2(150)
  • Super Mario Land(150)
  • Kersploosh!(150)
  • Baseball(150)
  • Kid Icarus of Myths and Monsters(150)
  • Metroid II(150)
  • Tennis(150)
  • Golf(150)
  • Donkey Kong(150)
  • Mario's Picross(150)
  • Radar Mission(150)
  • 3D Classics: Xevious(200)
  • Ketzal's Corridors(200)
  • Sparkle Snapshots 3D(200)
  • Looksley's Line Up(200)
  • Wario Land II(200)
  • Punch-Out!! Featuring Mr. Dream(200)
  • Mario Golf(200)
  • Donkey Kong 3(200)
  • Brain Age Express: Arts & Letters(200)
  • Zelda: Link's Awakening(200)
  • Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword(200)
  • A Kappa's Trail(200)
  • Tokyo Crash Mobs(200)
  • Brain Age Express: Math(200)
  • Donkey Kong Jr.(200)
  • Metroid(200)
  • Zelda(200)
  • 3D Classics: Kid Icarus(200)
  • 3D Classics: Excitebike(200)
  • Brain Age Express: Sudoku(200)
  • 3D Classics: Urban Champion(200)
  • Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!(200)
  • Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder(250)
  • Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move(250)
  • Dillon's Rolling Western(250)
  • HarmoKnight(300)
  • Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger(300)
  • Fluidity: Spin Cycle(300)
  • Crosswords Plus(600)
  • Brain Age: Concentration Training(600)
  • Super Mario 3D Land(600)
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2(600)
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D(600)
  • Star Fox 64 3D(700)
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star(700)
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising(700)
Wii Games:
  • Grill-Off with Ultra Hand!(80)
  • Clu Clu Land(200)
  • Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels(200)
  • Zoda's Revenge: StarTropics II(200)
  • NES Play Action Football(200)
  • Art Style: CUBELLO(200)
  • Doc Louis's Punch-Out!!(250)
  • Mario Golf(250)
  • Zelda: ALttP(250)
  • Star Fox 64(250)
  • F-Zero X(250)
  • Super Mario 64(250)
  • Super Metroid(250)
  • Paper Mario(250)
  • Mario Kart 64(250)
  • 1080 Snowboarding(250)
  • ThruSpace(250)
  • Super Punch-Out(250)
  • Pilotwings(250)
  • Super Smash Bros(250)
  • Mario Tennis(250)
  • Eco Shooter: Plant 530(250)
  • Snowpack Park(250)
  • Excitebike: World Rally(250)
  • Mario Party 2(250)
  • Super Mario Kart(250)
  • Zelda: Majora's Mask(250
  • Fluidity(250)

Posted by Francis Feb 26 2015 16:30 GMT in Nintendo News
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I guess they finally got microsoft to stop yelling at them to take it off the eshop

Posted by Francis Feb 07 2015 02:32 GMT in Nintendo News
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'As it seeks writers to work on the show, Netflix is describing it as “Game of Thrones” for a family audience'

I bet the actor for Link can't wait to bomb some dodongos
Posted by Francis Jan 10 2015 22:44 GMT in amiibo
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I just wanted a Mega Man to accompany my Samus
Video The Gamer
One of my pals told me that Nintendo discontinued the Little Mac amiibos...WHY, NINTENDOOOOO?!?!?!

Posted by Francis Jan 14 2015 18:39 GMT in Super Mario Galaxy 2
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BUT that might mean that Gamepad/Pro-controller support may be coming to Wii disc games in the future that use the Classic Controller.

EDIT: It's technically not identical to Wii discs... because Wii discs send you to the Wii home screen where you have to select the Disc Channel. SMG2 digital skips that step and boots you straight into the game. Hopefully that feature comes to Wii discs too.

Gold Prognosticus
Does it import any existing save data you have for the disc version or is it a separate instance of the game?
It only appears in the Wii U menu

Posted by Francis Jan 14 2015 14:48 GMT in Nintendo News
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new Fire Emblem
Puzzle & Dragons Z plus Puzzle & Dragons Mario Bros edition
Pokemon Shuffle ... another puzzle game.

Wii games on eShop... Super Mario Galaxy 2 up today.
Punch-Out and Metroid Prime Trilogy later this month. 
$20 ($10 on sale). They can use gamepad and Pro controller.

next Smash amiibo wave this spring: Robin, Lucina, Charizard, PAC-MAN, Wario, & Ness
new amiibo for Mario Party 10
looks like sold-out amiibos get rereleased if they are useful in future games (like Marth)

Mario vs Donkey Kong Wii U also gets you 3DS version for free

Wii U "Project Treasure" upcoming free-to-play game

New Nintendo 3DS XL (and only XL) - February 13th in North America
gold Majora's Mask new 3DS XL

$10 Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid Prime Trilogy is an amazing deal.
A few days ago I ordered SMG2 disc off eBay for $30 :( oh well, maybe it'll be a collectors item.

Posted by Francis Jan 11 2015 17:23 GMT in amiibo
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Posted by Francis Nov 22 2014 18:01 GMT in Digital Butterflies
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holy shit
we can finally make digibutter meetup 2014 a reality

Posted by Francis Nov 05 2014 22:29 GMT in The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
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Gold Prognosticus
If there were ever a time to re-implement Moodswing Moon on the site banner, this is that time.


Posted by Francis Nov 17 2014 21:25 GMT in Nintendo Stuff
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In an interview with Koichi Hayashida... “This is maybe a little bit of a strange story, but we never really went out of our way to decide on the sex of these characters, even though they have somewhat gendered appearances,” Hayashida said. “But I think what I can say is that Toadette and Toad are not siblings -- perhaps it would be more accurate to say they are adventure pals. And that’s certainly true here [in Captain Toad].”

Hayashida also clarified that Toads are not mushrooms.




Posted by Francis Oct 23 2014 22:44 GMT in Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS
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well that was kinda the strategy, entrap the hardcores with promises of two jews
I thought it was interesting that treated "tourney" and "tournament" as two different things.

Posted by Francis Oct 22 2014 14:03 GMT in Fantasy Life
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I think its a reference to ICO or something

Posted by Francis Oct 07 2014 14:09 GMT in Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS
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I'm not buying it until they have a Meta Knight one.

Posted by Francis Sep 24 2014 20:54 GMT in Nintendo 3DS
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that is some mario sunshine sounding introductory music for that neo 3ds

Yeah this guy annoys the hell out of me. I'm sure an aus-reggie is on the way

Posted by Francis Sep 24 2014 15:37 GMT in Digital Butterflies
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"Chromotheter uses the smallest butterfly and the smallest moth to mark the hours and minutes. The lepidopteran hands are depicted at 1:1 scale"

are those actual insects
if so thats kinda creepy "I made my watch out of animal corpses"
also shouldnt you be on your honeymoon or something

Posted by Francis Sep 15 2014 14:57 GMT in Minecraft
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now the world cowers in fear over what Notch might do with $2.5 billion dollars

so much for minecraft ever reaching Wii U. at least bitlands wont have competition
even then MineTest exists. It's nowhere near polished as MC but it's C++, GPL, Lua scripting, an actual API, and infinite world generation on all axis.

Posted by Francis Aug 26 2014 21:51 GMT in Mario Kart 8
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2 packs coming.  Each has 3 characters, 4 vehicles, and 2 cups (8 courses). http://mariokart8.nintendo.com/dlc/

"The Add On Content packs include classics like Wario’s Gold Mine from Mario Kart Wii, as well as new courses, some taking place in the worlds of The Legend of Zelda and Animal Crossing. New vehicles will also arrive with each pack, including the Blue Falcon kart representing the F-Zero franchise in the first AOC pack."


kinda lame to have another Mario and Peach though.  and no Battle Arenas :(

Ph1r3 App Inventor for Android's visual block language

Posted by Francis Aug 26 2014 16:33 GMT in Pokémon
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If all Pokemon battles were replaced with this, I might actually play Pokemon

Fallen Shade
Tekken + Pokemon seems like it could work, I'm sure the fighting community is going to shit all over this even harder than smash regardless of quality however

Posted by Francis Aug 25 2014 20:25 GMT in Gaming News
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Probably to compliment a soon-to-be-announced Amazon cloud-gaming service (only playable on Fire devices, of course)

I thought Google bought it?

Posted by Francis Aug 14 2014 00:37 GMT in Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS
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"Meta Knight's Up Special Move, Shuttle Loop, changed quite a bit in this game. The glide is gone, and the attack slashes opponents twice while spinning in a large loop. This has turned into a highly technical and effective move."

and Mario Partyish overworld http://www.smashbros.com/us/3ds/gamemode/e...
Lol Francis

Posted by Francis Aug 08 2014 14:47 GMT
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I was surprised because I had not heard of such a thing. It was basically a 3DS with a headstrap. You could play VR games or use it like a normal 3DS. The dream felt so real I actually googled for it when I woke up.

I think it was a Zelda game called Dark Light

now that I think about it, the Wii U gamepad could probably be rigged up for this too. THE REVENGE OF VIRTUAL BOY

Posted by Francis Aug 07 2014 19:27 GMT in Japan
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Posted by Francis Jul 29 2014 14:20 GMT in Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS
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"Since the stage is paper, it transforms when it folds over and opens up again." also... Francis confirmed? Trophy at least?

also why 3DS? there better be a Wii U PM stage
francis just accept the wii u is a sinking ship and everyone likes the 3DS