Comments for Nintendojo http://www.nintendojo.com nintendo news, analysis & musings since 1996 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:07:44 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.2 Comment on Retrospective: The Legend of Zelda (1986-2000) by OG75 http://www.nintendojo.com/features/retrospective-the-legend-of-zelda-1986-2000#comment-35844 OG75 Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:07:44 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=151444#comment-35844 It's always fun to brush up on Zelda history. Am looking forward to part two and what will no doubt be a celebration of the CD-i titles. :) I agree that the Link design in Link's Awakening is superior to its SNES counterpart. However I don't think Death Mountain was introduced in A Link To The Past. I believe it was present in both NES entries. I could be wrong though as one's memory starts to go when you're WAY OLDER THAN 30! It’s always fun to brush up on Zelda history. Am looking forward to part two and what will no doubt be a celebration of the CD-i titles. :)

I agree that the Link design in Link’s Awakening is superior to its SNES counterpart.

However I don’t think Death Mountain was introduced in A Link To The Past. I believe it was present in both NES entries. I could be wrong though as one’s memory starts to go when you’re WAY OLDER THAN 30!

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Comment on Retro Scope: Metroid Prime by OG75 http://www.nintendojo.com/features/columns/retro-scope/retro-scope-metroid-prime#comment-35829 OG75 Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:57:46 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=152308#comment-35829 Gotta love that new game smell! If you've just opened it, it's new to you!!! Gotta love that new game smell! If you’ve just opened it, it’s new to you!!!

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Comment on Retro Scope: Metroid Prime by OG75 http://www.nintendojo.com/features/columns/retro-scope/retro-scope-metroid-prime#comment-35828 OG75 Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:56:25 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=152308#comment-35828 Sounds like you have a pretty extensive collection! The great thing about vigeogames, is we all experience this wonderful hobby differently! It's funny you mention it, (and no offense to anyone out there), but plushies are where I draw the line as well! I get why people like them and understand how cool they are. I've personally just never been drawn to them. Not sure why I never went down the Amiibo path. They look great to display and are (often) great representations of our favorite characters. I love pre-order stuff as well, especially little obscure items. However I'm a little put off that a lot of pre-order bonuses are now download codes for digital goodies. I get that many people dig that so to each their own. Happy collecting! Sounds like you have a pretty extensive collection! The great thing about vigeogames, is we all experience this wonderful hobby differently!

It’s funny you mention it, (and no offense to anyone out there), but plushies are where I draw the line as well! I get why people like them and understand how cool they are. I’ve personally just never been drawn to them.

Not sure why I never went down the Amiibo path. They look great to display and are (often) great representations of our favorite characters.

I love pre-order stuff as well, especially little obscure items. However I’m a little put off that a lot of pre-order bonuses are now download codes for digital goodies. I get that many people dig that so to each their own.

Happy collecting!

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Comment on Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Revealed by Robert Marrujo http://www.nintendojo.com/news/lego-star-wars-the-force-awakens-revealed#comment-35818 Robert Marrujo Sat, 06 Feb 2016 09:21:31 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=153571#comment-35818 ... any excuse for more Rey in my life... #futurewife … any excuse for more Rey in my life… #futurewife

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Comment on Rumor: Mother 3 Translation Possibly on the Way? by Robert Marrujo http://www.nintendojo.com/news/rumors/rumor-mother-3-translation-possibly-on-the-way#comment-35817 Robert Marrujo Sat, 06 Feb 2016 09:19:41 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=153682#comment-35817 Please let this happen. I'd be thrilled to finally have the completed trilogy. Please let this happen. I’d be thrilled to finally have the completed trilogy.

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Comment on Retro Scope: Metroid Prime by Robert Marrujo http://www.nintendojo.com/features/columns/retro-scope/retro-scope-metroid-prime#comment-35816 Robert Marrujo Sat, 06 Feb 2016 09:18:23 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=152308#comment-35816 That's actually pretty ingenious. That’s actually pretty ingenious.

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Comment on Retro Scope: Metroid Prime by Robert Marrujo http://www.nintendojo.com/features/columns/retro-scope/retro-scope-metroid-prime#comment-35815 Robert Marrujo Sat, 06 Feb 2016 09:17:37 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=152308#comment-35815 OG, I say this not as an insult, but with admiration: I thought I was bad... until I read your post =) I can't say I go quite that far with my collecting. Everything is open, but I keep the packaging when and where I can. I'm only missing a few Amiibo at this point, but I've developed this method of slicing open the bottom to carefully remove the figure, while at the same time preserving the packaging as a whole. So I have an enormous mountain of empty Amiibo boxes sitting around, with no real goal for them! I keep saying maybe one day I'll open a video game museum and display the things, but like, I'd probably have enough money at that point I could just buy sealed ones, anyhow. SIGH. I've been going back and forth over whether or not to toss them. Anyway, beyond that, I have a TON of merchandise and pre-order stuff in my collection. All my systems still have their boxes, too, all the way back to my NES. Only one missing is the box for my gold Game Boy Pocket! I love toys, books, magazines, you name it. The only thing I tend to avoid are plushies. OG, I say this not as an insult, but with admiration: I thought I was bad… until I read your post =) I can’t say I go quite that far with my collecting. Everything is open, but I keep the packaging when and where I can. I’m only missing a few Amiibo at this point, but I’ve developed this method of slicing open the bottom to carefully remove the figure, while at the same time preserving the packaging as a whole. So I have an enormous mountain of empty Amiibo boxes sitting around, with no real goal for them! I keep saying maybe one day I’ll open a video game museum and display the things, but like, I’d probably have enough money at that point I could just buy sealed ones, anyhow. SIGH. I’ve been going back and forth over whether or not to toss them. Anyway, beyond that, I have a TON of merchandise and pre-order stuff in my collection. All my systems still have their boxes, too, all the way back to my NES. Only one missing is the box for my gold Game Boy Pocket! I love toys, books, magazines, you name it. The only thing I tend to avoid are plushies.

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Comment on Retro Scope: Metroid Prime by Marc Deschamps http://www.nintendojo.com/features/columns/retro-scope/retro-scope-metroid-prime#comment-35812 Marc Deschamps Sat, 06 Feb 2016 05:13:10 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=152308#comment-35812 I have shrink-wrapped games, but that's just because I haven't gotten to them yet and at some point I wanna pretend that they're new. I have shrink-wrapped games, but that’s just because I haven’t gotten to them yet and at some point I wanna pretend that they’re new.

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Comment on Rumor: Nintendo’s Sleep Sensor May Be Cancelled by OG75 http://www.nintendojo.com/news/rumors/rumor-nintendos-sleep-sensor-may-be-cancelled#comment-35811 OG75 Sat, 06 Feb 2016 05:11:36 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=153634#comment-35811 I too was intrigued and will be disappointed if we never find out what the "quality of life pillar" was all about. Maybe unseen64 will give us the scoop four of five years from now... Couldn't agree more with Marc's point about good stuff coming this year. With pretty solid lineups for Wii U/3DS and the dam about to burst with NX information, it certainly is an exciting time to be a Nintendo fan! I too was intrigued and will be disappointed if we never find out what the “quality of life pillar” was all about. Maybe unseen64 will give us the scoop four of five years from now…

Couldn’t agree more with Marc’s point about good stuff coming this year. With pretty solid lineups for Wii U/3DS and the dam about to burst with NX information, it certainly is an exciting time to be a Nintendo fan!

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Comment on Retro Scope: Metroid Prime by OG75 http://www.nintendojo.com/features/columns/retro-scope/retro-scope-metroid-prime#comment-35810 OG75 Sat, 06 Feb 2016 04:29:36 +0000 http://www.nintendojo.com/?p=152308#comment-35810 And props to all the commenters above. Just want to say for the record: I do agree with Penduin's (and the Velveteen Rabbit's:) assertion that games should be played with/enjoyed. For the majority of my sealed games/unopened consoles, I have a duplicate copy that I've opened and enjoyed. I don't sell my games so I don't collect as a source of income. Like Robert mentioned, it's kind of cool to have them. I just enjoy the hobby of building libraries of various systems. I know I'm going to get trashed as either a liar or a show-off(?) for saying this, but if I like the presentation, I'll get it. For example, I have my standard black Wii U that my family and I play, but I also have two more unopened Wii-U bundles on display: The Wind-Waker bundle from a couple years back and the recent Walmart exclusive Mario-Maker Wii-U bundle. A lot of my stuff is like that and it dates back to my SNES collection. I didn't do that with my NES or Coleco stuff, but I have most big Nintendo first party games sealed dating back to the SNES days including all Zeldas, Metroids, mainline Marios, Paper Marios, Smash Bros, I mean, just a huge amount and I've played/beat most of them as well. Plus a huge amount of lesser known titles and Non-Nintendo items as well... a ridiculous amount. I keep track of them on an excel spreadsheet in case something happens to me and my wife decides to sell them. Getting a little crazy here with this post, but I'm also a former ultra-marathoner (technically an "ultra" is any distance over 26.2 miles and my distance was usually 50) and I used to justify all the gaming/defend the hobby by flaunting the ability to break the various common gamer stereotypes. For years, I'd only allow myself to game for as many hours as I put in running that day. Then I got married and had kids so my running and gaming took a hit but I couldn't be happier :) But yeah I do open and play games. Also, I don't collect Amiibo. Just never caught the urge. I own a couple that are open. The only one that isn't opened is the one that came with the Mario Maker Wii U bundle. And props to all the commenters above.

Just want to say for the record: I do agree with Penduin’s (and the Velveteen Rabbit’s:) assertion that games should be played with/enjoyed.

For the majority of my sealed games/unopened consoles, I have a duplicate copy that I’ve opened and enjoyed. I don’t sell my games so I don’t collect as a source of income. Like Robert mentioned, it’s kind of cool to have them. I just enjoy the hobby of building libraries of various systems.

I know I’m going to get trashed as either a liar or a show-off(?) for saying this, but if I like the presentation, I’ll get it. For example, I have my standard black Wii U that my family and I play, but I also have two more unopened Wii-U bundles on display: The Wind-Waker bundle from a couple years back and the recent Walmart exclusive Mario-Maker Wii-U bundle. A lot of my stuff is like that and it dates back to my SNES collection. I didn’t do that with my NES or Coleco stuff, but I have most big Nintendo first party games sealed dating back to the SNES days including all Zeldas, Metroids, mainline Marios, Paper Marios, Smash Bros, I mean, just a huge amount and I’ve played/beat most of them as well. Plus a huge amount of lesser known titles and Non-Nintendo items as well… a ridiculous amount. I keep track of them on an excel spreadsheet in case something happens to me and my wife decides to sell them. Getting a little crazy here with this post, but I’m also a former ultra-marathoner (technically an “ultra” is any distance over 26.2 miles and my distance was usually 50) and I used to justify all the gaming/defend the hobby by flaunting the ability to break the various common gamer stereotypes. For years, I’d only allow myself to game for as many hours as I put in running that day. Then I got married and had kids so my running and gaming took a hit but I couldn’t be happier :)

But yeah I do open and play games. Also, I don’t collect Amiibo. Just never caught the urge. I own a couple that are open. The only one that isn’t opened is the one that came with the Mario Maker Wii U bundle.

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