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Some predictions for tonight's Nintendo Direct:

1. DLC announced with Season Pass.

2. There will be at least one 3DS-Wii U connectivity character. Free with connectivity, paid DLC for those without both versions.

3. Major focus on the Wii U exclusive mode. Rumors suggest a Mario Party-esque board game mode.

4. Wii U version will have exclusive alts/costumes.

5. Ice Climbers return, Wii U exclusive. Wishful thinking, but I'm going with it.

6. Wii U bundle will be announced.

7. Amiibo demonstration, new figures unveiled.

8. Event Matches return.

9.  Stage Builder demonstration.

10. Demo announced, same lamezorz restrictions as the 3DS demo. Club Nintendo emails sent for the unlimited demo to be released tomorrow and the 30-use limited demo for the non-special peons to be released next Friday.

I wonder who might show up with the 4th quarter assist?
Spider-Man, obvs.

Harmony of Dissonance is easily the worst GBA Castlevania, but I still remember generally liking it. Many of my major problems with the game are rooted in how the second castle is handled which ClexYoshi explained so no need to elaborate further. Harmony of Dissonance is the only GBA Castlevania game I traded but I wasn't able to track down again. I kind of want to play it again.

TalkBack / Re: New Track Announced for Mario Kart 8
« on: October 21, 2014, 09:22:15 PM »

TalkBack / Re: Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Review
« on: October 21, 2014, 09:20:04 PM »
Excellent review. I'm looking forward to this though I've decided on the Wii U version. I didn't know there were no transformations in the game (I figured there would be a mix between pirate items and magic). That's going to be weird. I'm excited that I don't have the same expectations for the game now.

Nah, I don't think the announcement of the Nintendo Direct is worthy of Super Saiyan Coach. I'm sure there will be plenty of news on Thursday that will warrant that .gif. For now,

General Gaming / Re: What are you playing?
« on: October 20, 2014, 06:30:21 AM »
And if you'd like to come Smash my head into the stratosphere with me as any of my three 'Bests,' then by all means, please come do it. I welcome all challengers. (I'm terrible, really.)
I'm down. Maybe I can change your mind regarding Lady Fire Emblem (AKA Lucina). I'm not great either. In Classic Mode, I've only been able to max at 7.0 difficulty. I've seen video of someone beating 9.0 without damage.

I don't want to get too into it here. I've been keeping all of my Super Smash Bros. for 3DS thoughts in the threads Khush created in Handheld Gaming.

I can't find the celebratory reaction face for this. I'm excited about the upcoming Nintendo Direct yet disappointed that I can't adequately register my excitement.

I put a ton of time into the game today. I finally completed the first Challenges page which means I automatically unlocked the last stage, Flat Zone 2. As expected, I had a bunch of challenges on page two already completed upon unlocking that page. I unlocked page three as well. I think I have 84 of the 105 challenges completed. I'm trying to complete them without using any Golden Hammers. Many of the challenges left involve custom characters and creating Miis which I'll get to sometime. I'm not terrible interested. It's going to take forever to get all the custom moves, outfits, and such. I have a ton of trophies to obtain as well. I have a little over 200 of the 600+. Beh.

I have one more Target Smash challenge to do (as far as I know). It's "Play Target Smash With Every Character" or something. It's more time consuming than anything. If anyone wants a foolproof way to get a perfect on Target Smash:

1. Choose Villager.
2. Perform a dash attack.
3. Perform regular attacks until 25%.
4. When the timer changes from five to four, perform an uncharged forward Smash attack.

I can't take credit for that. Thanks, internet.

I spent a lot of time in Multi-Man Mode today and I don't think I earned any coins. Boo/hiss. On the bright side, many of the Multi-Man Mode Challenges can be completed jumping up in the air with Yoshi and performing his butt-stomp (Down+Special). I was able to complete many of them with Lucina, or Lady Fire Emblem as a friend of mine calls her.

General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: October 19, 2014, 06:49:44 AM »
I played around with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus at a store. They seemed fine though the 6 Plus felt unwieldy.

iOS 8 seems to have more problems than previous versions of iOS. Safari and Facebook occasionally close for no reason (they did before, but it's more frequent now) and I had to do a full restore because the music app was completely messed up after upgrading to iOS 8. For example, if I was listening to Artist X and I went to listen to Artist Y, it would still display Artist X's songs, but when I chose any song, it would play one of Artist Y's songs. I've never had this many issues with an iOS upgrade before. It works better after restoring. However, I still can't scroll to highlight text; I can only highlight what is shown in the text field. In any case, it still functions well most of the time though I hope 8.1 fixes the issues.

I'm not sure when I'll upgrade to Yosemite. I just upgraded to Mavericks a few months ago (I haven't noticed many differences though it's slower than Snow Leopard likely due to the age of my MacBook Pro) so I may wait until Apple releases some updates and it's stabler. I expect a 21.5" iMac with Retina Display next year when Intel finally releases Broadwell or even Skylake. That said, I don't know how long my MacBook Pro will see heavy use so I may not even bother.

TalkBack / Re: Amazon Leaks New Game Mode for Super Smash Bros. Wii U
« on: October 17, 2014, 09:57:32 AM »
Amazon also leaked the stage editor. For the love of Jebus, no generic stages.

Wait, so that's what it looks like when I go on a stupid rant?
To your credit, I don't think you've ever gotten that bad.

TalkBack / Re: The Mii Plaza's Puzzle Swap Gets a New Puzzle
« on: October 16, 2014, 10:31:09 PM »
If you could erase a panel, it would make it easier and quicker to use Play Coins to get pieces for panels you want to complete. That's the only thing I can think of.

I'll just leave these here.
3ds is also targeted at the SAME demographic dumb ass. there report that asshole.
what hell are you even talking about that has nothing to do with this conversation. No **** dumb ass
That is it I am done, I can't do this because its bullshit, nobody ever reads what I say they pick out the ONE PART they disagree with and turn it into a fight **** you assholes all you **** you and your fucking fanboy winey ass loser retarded **** for brains no good faggots anyways.
Whoa, there.
ogh well you chased me off again feel good knowing that your all assholes who can't have conversation because even if you PRETEND yourmore civilized your not so **** you **** you all **** off.
The part in bold is EXACTLY why I called you an asshole.
Oh, you're back. That's the exact opposite of "being done."
I have said all along I SUPPORT the New 3ds and I am buying one, so why don't you shut the **** up already and stop being such an asshole.
Lulz. I think the best part about this is that I wasn't even talking about you. Ian derailed that thread on the second reply.
so once again it is just YOU being an asshole not even reading what I say just attacking me and picking my post apart for no good reason because your so fucking full of yourself you can't get your head out of your ass long enough to pay any attention to what I was saying.
so again **** you.
you are an ASS HOLE.
I don't give a **** what people think of me.
And yet, here you are. Ranting about how people are picking on you. That's the exact opposite of not giving a ****.
Or stick to your guns of being a total asshole and lets just agree if I see your name in a thread I ignore it, you do the same to me and we might get along better. I was actually having a good day yesterday before you opened you mouth asshole.
If you're getting upset about what strangers on the internet are saying, that's your problem and no one else's.
Well, so much for trying to re-rail that thread.

Unlocking the characters was perhaps too easy in this game though Melee's was too time consuming since the game doesn't really start until you unlock every character.
I guess this is getting off-topic but I'm curious what you mean by this.
The ability to pick any character you want and play against any character goes a long way in developing strategies and improving your skills. It took me a little over a day to unlock the last character in the 3DS game while it would have taken weeks under Melee's stricter unlocking methods. I try to put a little time into the game every day, but I don't have a lot of time.

And if you're not playing 1,000 matches in Smash then what the heck are you doing?! I believe it was no more than three weeks after I got Melee that I reached the 1,000 milestone, though I think I already unlocked all the characters through the alternate means.
When I first got the 3DS version, I play single stock matches until I unlocked all the characters then switched to 3-stock (with a few time matches when I forgot to change it). The other day (Monday or Tuesday) I got the Milestone message that I just hit 200 versus matches. At the rate I'm going, I probably won't hit 700 versus matches (let alone 1000) until the middle of November. Admittedly, this is likely taking much longer since I'm mainly playing the game single-player.

Unlocking the characters was perhaps too easy in this game though Melee's was too time consuming since the game doesn't really start until you unlock every character.

General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: October 16, 2014, 11:15:46 AM »
iMac with Retina Display!

No 21.5-inch model and it's $2500. Never mind.


TalkBack / Re: New Nintendo 3DS XL Hands-on Preview
« on: October 16, 2014, 05:03:23 AM »
So should we just start this thread again?  :cool;
Probably, but it'll just descend into a New 3DS hate thread. Let's try to get it back on track.

I think New 3DS is a good idea. I'm not interested in it myself at the moment, but I see the merits of it. As a vehicle for Amiibo, it's a necessary evil. The improvements are too substantial for this to be a Game Boy Light-esque Japan exclusive. I hope DSi has tempered Nintendo's expectations for this everywhere else in the world.

As this is a New 3DS XL hands-on preview, it's important to note the lack of faceplates which I felt were the best thing about the new handheld. I'm not interested in Amiibo. I turn 3D off. I don't even use Miiverse on Wii U. I can play 99% of 3DS games and I already own a Circle Pad Pro. Aesthetically, I admit that I like the colored buttons and the XL's shade of blue. I'm not particularly big on personization, but I like the concept behind it. Collecting faceplates is a **** ton easier and affordable than rreplacing the entire unit for a limited edition. This is also helpful when sending in for repairs since Nintendo doesn't promise that you'll get your unit back. I have a plain black XL and I would have been annoyed if I didn't get that one back. Imagine having the Link Between World's one.

Everything I've read says the C-stick works well. I'd still like to see a true Circle Pad when a real successor is released. Also, New 3DS still has the infrared sensor for the all the both games that use it. Nintendo could potentially release a New Circle Pad Pro. It's a shame they couldn't keep the dimensions the same as the original models.

Mewtwo is back?!? Did I miss this? I must still be going off of incomplete roster leaks. I gotta see who else made a surprising return.
No, he isn't. Sorry to disappoint. Khush was saying it takes 20 combined hours to unlock Mewtwo in Melee. Mewtwo can also be unlocked in Melee after 700 matches in versus as well. That's a far cry from the 120 versus matches it takes to unlock the last character in the 3DS game.

TalkBack / Re: New Nintendo 3DS XL Hands-on Preview
« on: October 15, 2014, 04:15:39 PM »
I highly doubt 3D was just an afterthought bullet point for a system called the *3D*S.
Well, I didn't even say "afterthought;" you did. I said it was a "bullet point, not the entire point." There's much more to 3DS than 3D. I definitely think you're focusing way more on it than even Nintendo ever has. Nintendo certainly has used 3D as part of its marketing. However, while you're quick to point out the "3D" of 3DS, I find the "DS" of 3DS to have been the bigger problem. It's far more troubling to me that Nintendo thinks brand recognition can offset the negatives of launching an incomplete product.
So why is Nintendo releasing the New 3DS?
Amiibo. Nintendo isn't even subtle about this as the New 3DS logo is the same font and design as the Amiibo logo. It's clearly taking precedence over the other additions. The improved 3D, like 3D itself in the original 3DS, is another bullet point. Nintendo is bound to make a killing on Amiibo because people, especially in Japan, like collecting ****. These are $13 figures that costs Nintendo what, a few bucks. It's no surprise that Nintendo is making such a hard push in Japan because, like Streetpass, the concept works really well there.

TalkBack / Re: New Nintendo 3DS XL Hands-on Preview
« on: October 15, 2014, 11:41:03 AM »
My main problem is Nintendo updating its system to the point where there are exclusives for those systems despite having the same name as it's predecessor. Monster Hunter is exclusive to the NEW 3DS, right? I may have read that wrong, but if that's true, that's pretty messed up. That is a trend I don't want to see. Having two, three, even four tiers in the same ecosystem is fine, but as soon as a game can't be played on all of them, that's a troubling sign.
Nah, the only New 3DS exclusive game is Xenoblade Chronicles. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is still playable on a regular 3DS. It benefits from the updated hardware with better load times. Personally, I think I'll prefer playing on a regular 3DS due to the Circle Pad Pro. It's more comfortable to hold and has a proper Circle Pad.

TalkBack / Re: New Nintendo 3DS XL Hands-on Preview
« on: October 15, 2014, 11:14:07 AM »
he said it was targeted at kids, a different demographic sure but the same market but you dodged the whole damn issue, 3ds is also targeted at the SAME demographic dumb ass. there report that asshole.
Childish name calling aside, this has been discussed countless times. 3DS and 2DS are not targeting the same demographic. Certainly, any child can use a regular 3DS. However, Nintendo does not recommend 3D for children ages 6 and under. 2DS is an excellent solution for concerned parents and/or parents with more than one child.

TalkBack / Re: New Nintendo 3DS XL Hands-on Preview
« on: October 15, 2014, 10:10:25 AM »
Jebus, this again. 3D was just something Nintendo added because it could finally do so cheaply. At launch, 3D cost like $7 to implement. You're so weirdly attached to 3D being this massive albatross. Nintendo's problem wasn't relying on 3D to sell 3DS. Rather, it was trying to sell 3DS primarily on the shoulders of DS's success which is never a good idea. 3DS is a great handheld; it just wasn't at launch. Nintendo seems to be developing this alarming habit of releasing hardware when it is clearly not ready to be released. 3D is a bullet-point, not the entire point. And why not improve 3D if it's going to release an updated model anyway?

And I would attribute the improved sales at least partially to dropping $80 from the price tag.

TalkBack / Re: New Nintendo 3DS XL Hands-on Preview
« on: October 15, 2014, 09:27:57 AM »
Pointing out that you can't challenge insanolord is, in fact, challenging insanolord by insinuating that he is an unfair moderator who squashes opposing viewpoints due to being in a position of authority which, in the years that I've Internet-known him, could not be further from the truth. In my experience, insanolord (and Uncle Bob for that matter) has been generally pretty fair and he's pretty hands-off with his moderating. Someone seriously has to be a total ****-up for any mod to step in.

As for the rest of your post, I would recommend gaining a better understanding of "market" and "demographics."

TalkBack / Re: New Nintendo 3DS XL Hands-on Preview
« on: October 15, 2014, 07:49:11 AM »
The 2DS and New 3DS are different products with different aims because they're intended for different audiences. It's not Nintendo being unaware, it's them purposely designing different products for different types of people.
I'm astounded by how many times this needs to be reiterated.

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