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Captain America: Civil War trailer. (It's awesome)

I never thought Daredevil got dull. Jessica Jones on the other hand did seem to drag at times. The acting is significantly worse though David Tennant was just excellent throughout. I've never seen Dr. Who so this is the first anything I've seen him in. I'll hold off other thoughts until more people finish Jessica Jones.

I'm on episode 3. It isn't great so far. Some good performances, some questionable. I think Krysten Ritter is better at comedy.

Daredevil was good from beginning to end. I'm still waiting for Jessica Jones to be more interesting.

The character of Zelda is a plot device. In most games in the series, the player is saving her. If Nintendo developed a game starring Zelda, it would actually have to care about plot. I'm surprised Nintendo didn't introduce a female Link sooner. Without any direct romantic implications between Link and Zelda, it doesn't matter if Link is male or female. Nintendo got close to going that road with Marin and Midna, but it never commit because reasons. Additionally, Marin turned into a bird and Midna supposedly severed the Twilght Realm from Hyrule forever so it isn't even like it matters.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Any Chance the NX will support 4K?
« on: November 19, 2015, 03:57:42 AM »
I can't see Nintendo getting away with upgrading the hardware on the console side every few years. People view consoles as a one-time purchase every 5 years or so. That's the best thing about consoles. The handheld side is a different matter. The technology ages more noticeably because it's always weaker hardware, the buttons wear down, battery life fades, and it's cheaper and easier to replace. I recently bought a New 3DS (to replace one with a busted L button). The CPU bump drastically improved navigating the menus. It's a great replacement purchase. The caveat being that it isn't worth upgrading if you just want a shiny, new thing. That's something Nintendo is really going to have to figure out if it's going the route of new hardware every few years. A mini-spec bump and redesign on the handheld side can work as long as it doesn't split the user base. It's probably best to leave the console alone though.

I never actually collected this item, so how is this a problem? Isn't money really common in this game?
It deducts rupees while walking then a lot of rupees per hit. When you run out of rupees, it's like walking around with iron boots so you can't even wear it to look fancy. I remember the side quests to unlock it being mediocre so it's all around just a waste.

I preordered this on Amazon last night because I'm weak, my bloodline is weak, and I will not survive the winter.

I hope they fix the magic armor. All that work and it drains rupees when you get hit. Jebus...

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Any Chance the NX will support 4K?
« on: November 17, 2015, 03:30:54 AM »
4K doesn't have to advance game design. If high definition wasn't a thing, we'd still be playing on standard definition and we would be none the wiser. That's beside the point. Nintendo shouldn't be artificially holding back for arbitrary reasons which we've seen it do so many times in the past. If 4K can be supported reasonably and responsibly, Nintendo shouldn't deny their partners (or consumers) the option. For example, say Square-Enix wants to develop a 4K Final Fantasy, it benefits Nintendo to be able to offer that possibility. Still, if that means NX launches at $500 or something, the disadvantages outweighs the benefits. It would be fantastic to get killer apps that offer something extra PS4 and One can't, especially something like graphics that the general public immediately gravitates toward. Nintendo just shouldn't price itself out of competition.

Full disclosure: I don't have a 4K anything. I bought a very nice 55" 1080p TV last year which I intend to use for the next five years at least. That said, 4K support isn't something I'd immediately benefit from. However, from a business standpoint, Nintendo really can't afford to keep making short-sighted decisions. Sometimes, it has gotten away with it (e.g no right circle pad) and sometimes it doesn't (e.g. friend codes and online support in general).

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Any Chance the NX will support 4K?
« on: November 16, 2015, 08:17:49 PM »
4K looks awesome. I'm basing this on the store demos and more recently, the new iMac so admittedly, my exposure is limited. In any case, it's not so much a question of whether we need 4K (we don't if one just looks up the definition of "need") as it is a question of whether Nintendo can offer it affordably. If Nintendo can, 4K should be there. Nintendo has a history of making odd choices based on what it thinks people don't want then being entirely wrong about it including but not limited to DVD playback, online gaming, a right circle pad, and supporting more than one GamePad. I don't believe 4K is as necessary, but if it's feasible, include it.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Any Chance the NX will support 4K?
« on: November 16, 2015, 12:40:40 PM »
You're the last person who should be calling anyone out for repeating stuff.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« on: November 15, 2015, 04:11:44 PM »
I currently have Lucina, Palutena, Samus, Zero Suit Samus, Shulk, Classic Color Mario, and the Splatoon Three Pack. I'd really like to get Roy, but being GameStop exclusive is bogus. Hopefully, I can snag Ryu. I predict Cloud is going to be impossible to find.

TalkBack / Re: Newest Smash Brothers DLC Character Announced
« on: November 13, 2015, 04:04:53 AM »
You get to dress up as Cloud (and other characters from Final Fantasy games that never made it onto Nintendo platforms) in Final Fantasy Explorers so it's likely that Nintendo is using Cloud's popularity as leverage to cross-promote the game. The US release date for Final Fantasy Explorers is January 2016, and there's a Super Smash Bros.-focused Nintendo Direct scheduled next month. The timing is right. Final Fantasy VII came out almost 20 years ago and the remake probably won't release for another couple years so Nintendo isn't necessarily promoting that game either way. It's using nostalgia to hopefully sell more 3DS's and Super Smash Bros. DLC. Nintendo playing the nostalgia card to sell things? That's so unlike Nintendo.

TalkBack / Re: Newest Smash Brothers DLC Character Announced
« on: November 12, 2015, 06:05:09 PM »
Cloud Amiibo resurrects [soplier]Aerith[/soplier]

TalkBack / Re: Newest Smash Brothers DLC Character Announced
« on: November 12, 2015, 05:12:55 PM »
If any Square Enix character makes it, I would expect it to be Cloud or Sora. I'm not saying I'd necessarily want Cloud as he barely qualifies, showing up as an NPC in Chain of Memories. He's still Square Enix's most recognizable and popular character.
Not terribly surprised. Still, it's nice to see a new character.

General Gaming / Re: What is your most recent gaming purchase?
« on: November 05, 2015, 03:30:41 PM »
Took advantage of Gamestop's 3DS trade-in promotion. It bumped the trade-in value for 3DS, 3DS XL, or Vita to $100 with the purchase of a New 3DS XL. My brother's 3DS had a busted L-button so I've been planning on upgrading for a while and giving him my 3DS XL.

I also got Majora's Mask 3D whenever Best Buy had that sale.

TalkBack / Re: Nintendo Mobile Game
« on: October 28, 2015, 07:00:54 PM »
Nintendo Account is the more interesting bit of news.

Marvel apparently got the rights to Fantastic Four back. New movie reportedly set for 2020.


Galactus would make a good main villain to follow Thanos.

General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: October 12, 2015, 06:22:40 PM »
I finally tracked down an iPhone 6S Plus. I had to drive down to Deleware to get it, but not paying sales tax is always a bonus. I bought the phone outright which apparently, doesn't happen often because the Best Buy associate was shocked when I told her (and she offered Verizon's installment plan twice even though she doesn't get commission, as far as I know) then her coworkers were shocked when she told them. I hit a snag with my credit card. Shopping for such expensive electronics in another state set off all kinds of red flags so I ended up having to call the number on the back of my card. I could have just used my Best Buy card, but I wanted the reward points and I didn't really have any other plans today. My card got locked because Best Buy didn't do the purchase and trade-in on the same transaction. It had something to do with deactivating the 5S and activating the 6S or something. She sold me the 6S Plus then traded the 5S which was put on a gift card. Then, Best Buy (as four other people got involved) "returned" the 6S only to sell it back to me minus the trade-in credit. My credit card company spazzed at all the unorthodox transactions. It got sorted out in the end. By the way, I got $165 in trade-in credit. I'm sure I could have gotten more if I wasn't lazy and looked around a bit.

Anyway, I like the phone and right now I'm thinking of keeping it for three years even though that will likely change once the 7S is announced. Since I'm off contract, I won't have to wait next time. Also, I'm still getting used to the size, but it is much easier to type on. I've noticed that I don't make as many mistakes on the larger screen. It's just a little unweildy so far.

Semi-related: Apple Maps got me home. I usually use Waze, but I opted not to have Best Buy transfer my stuff because I originally just wanted to get out of there and I backed up my phone last night.

General Chat / Re: Rate the last TV show you've seen
« on: September 28, 2015, 02:22:16 PM »
I finished Dexter Seasons 1 through 4. I think BlackNMild said to stop there. My coworker also said the same. She said the rest is horrible. Another friend said (I think) Season 6 is okay (may have been Season 7) if only because it's the best of the last four seasons. In a way, it's the least terrible but still also terrible. Personally, of what I've seen, I'd rank the seasons: 2>4>1>3.

I don't know what happens in the following seasons besides a certain actor being revealed as one of the villains. I don't really see where the writers can go with the story besides everyone in homocide figuring out Dexter is a serial killer. How many times can they play that card though? Season 2 was excellent, mainly because it was set up so perfectly by season 1. Season 4 was good because there was actually a killer worse than Dexter. It largely works. If Showtime or the showrunners insisted on a season 5, that should have been it. They should have worked toward a conclusion. Revisiting the end of Season 2 makes the most sense with Dexter mostly on the run. I don't know how much more needs to be said about these characters so knowing there's four more seasons leads me to believe there's a lot of stalling.

General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: September 27, 2015, 08:20:38 PM »
Touch ID is fantastic. It doesn't work too well when the finger is wet though. It's more than fast enough on a 5s so I don't know what others are on about.
You're probably referring to me in a weird, passive aggressive way though I didn't say it wasn't fast enough. I said I haven't tried it so I have no idea one way or another. I recently watched a 6S review lauding Touch ID's speed which reminded me it exists. That said, I may finally try it.

Anyway, I tried 3D Touch at the Apple Store today. I don't really see myself using that much. Also, apparently, my two-year contract was up this month, not next so I switched to the 3GB no contract plan today. The 64GB Space Gray models are all sold out around me so that gives me some time to decide if I want to upgrade this year. I'm leaning toward upgrading to the 6S, and buying it outright. I think it's a good model to upgrade to since Apple finally bumped up the RAM and it doesn't do that often. The screen sizes seem set as well. If I hold onto any iPhone for an extra year, 6S makes more sense than the 5S.

General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: September 27, 2015, 08:40:00 AM »
Nah, I'm going to keep buying iPhones because I like the ecosystem and I'm too lazy to learn a new one. iOS suits my needs, and I'll continue using until it doesn't.

I don't particularly care about the new stuff any of these companies introduce, at least for the first generation they're available. I rarely use Siri, use Waze instead of Apple Maps, and still haven't used Touch ID. I heard it's super-fast on the 6S so I'll consider trying it on the next iPhone I own. 3D Touch doesn't excite me right now. Once app developers start adding that functionality to their apps, maybe there will be some merit to 3D Touch. Until then, ehh, it's just there and I'd probably only bring up the alt menus accidentally.

General Chat / Re: Um, Apple thread
« on: September 27, 2015, 07:44:23 AM »
I'm undecided on upgrading. I only really care about the extra RAM and to a lesser extent, the larger screen size. I cracked my screen and used one of my Apple Care replacements in May. I apparently tripped the moisture sensor on my original 5S so I got an entirely different 5S. I can hold on to it for another year even if the trade-in value drops significantly if you don't trade within a month or two of the new model.

To complicate things further, my two-year contract is up in October and I got an email from Verizon stating that signing a new two-year contract nets me $300 trade-in value for my 5S toward a new phone, not a subsidized phone. That's stupid so no thanks. I'm planning on switching to Verizon's 3GB no contract plan which saves me around $20 before taking the cost of the phone into account. I can buy the new iPhone outright or I can sign up for Apple's iPhone Upgrade Program and get a new phone every year. I don't need a new phone every year, but it's the same price. I don't like opening credit cards though.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: Let's Talk Amiibo!
« on: September 25, 2015, 01:42:49 PM »
Right now, the Modern Colors 8-bit Mario is only available in a console bundle exclusive to Walmart, but the Amiibo itself won't be exclusive to the bundle and should get an individual release at some point as far as I know. I bought the Classic Colors 8-bit Mario just in case the Modern Colors one became stupidly hard to come by when it finally releases.

I was tempted to buy the retro 3-pack, but I don't really want Mr. Game and Watch or Duck Hunt. ROB just looks cool so I wanted that one.

Nintendo Console Discussion / Re: NWR Super Mario Maker Level Share Thread
« on: September 24, 2015, 09:49:15 AM »
Fancy Jumps: C311-0000-0069-36B2

TalkBack / Re: Star Fox Zero Delayed to 2016
« on: September 17, 2015, 09:55:12 PM »
Star Fox Zero wasn't going to make or break Nintendo's holiday lineup. A nice game to have and nothing more. I'll always support game delays. If a company is willing to sacrifice profits for customer satisfaction, I can't rightly fault it for that. At the same time, stop showing games so early. Star Fox was quasi-announced at E3 2014. "It's a demo, kind of, maybe..." In hindsight, this greatly weakens Nintendo's 2015 E3 Digital Event.

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