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#12632355 The General eBay Rant Thread

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 10 April 2015 - 04:30 PM

The whole Amiibo collectors being anal about the quality and condition is only because there is still a relatively healthy supply of them around online (despite some being rare or non-existant in normal retail).  These collectors are more than likely taking advantage of that and buying multiples to get the "best one", and trying to return the "lesser quality" ones, even though the difference is razor thin.


To me that just sounds like they are treating the average eBay seller like Walmart, and that can't be justified IMO.

#12610437 Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze-New Mountain Dew flavor!

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 01 April 2015 - 04:54 PM

So one of the Platinum rewards for Club Nintendo this year is Tropical Freeze DL, didn't think they would give away such a high profile release that's just over one year old (thought NSMB Wii U would at least be one of the options).  At least this will give more people an opportunity to play it, still enjoying it to the fullest (although slowly plodding along).

#12591913 Gamer mom/dad thread

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 25 March 2015 - 07:27 AM

Kids can be such acrobats and live to tell the tale, though it freaks us parents out in the mean time.  Laughing at it is ok after the fact, I'm sure my parents did the same to me at that age.

#12549065 Club Nintendo Deals Thread II: CN Coins no longer can be added - ELITE Awards...

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 05 March 2015 - 04:56 PM

You may not get them for wii games.

I mentioned this earlier in the thread (though everything gets buried quickly around here), but you do still get PPS for Wii Virtual Console and WiiWare games, but the catch it is only for games that were released on the Wii Shop after a certain date.


I went through my coin history page (and checking the release date on the Wii Shop on nintendolife.com) and estimated the date around Jan 2009, that for all VC and WiiWare games released before that date, there were no PPS available, but for all games afterwards, there should be.


For the given example, Mario Kart 64 came out on the Wii VC on Jan 2007 (no PPS), but Mario Party 2 came out on Dec 2010 (eligible for PPS).  I recently downloaded Chrono Trigger (released May 2011) and I got a PPS.


The details go even further though, as there was a list posted of games released before Jan 2009 that should still give PPS, which can be found here in one of the forum posts.  Not sure if those will still give PPS today, but that was true in the past at least.

#12490657 Kirby and the Rainbow Curse

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 12 February 2015 - 03:33 AM

Well one good side effect of the Wii U generation is that when the game is priced at $40, you can safely go ahead and buy it near close to launch and not feel burned later on with price drops.  The fact remains is that stock on newer Wii U titles (those released in 2014 and beyond that are not Smash and MK 8) is moderate to low, that most retailers have no excess stock to clear out, and thus the price is held strong (even moreso than evergreen Mario titles on previous Nintendo consoles).


I mean look at Wii Sports Club, small print run, price never dipped below $30, and now its hard to find new copies anywhere.  Games like Bayonetta 2, Captain Toad and NES Remix Pack may also be in the same boat come late 2015.


So in short, the $40 starting price for games like this great for CAGers who usually have to practice self control, so splurge with impunity!

#12490604 Club Nintendo Deals Thread II: CN Coins no longer can be added - ELITE Awards...

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 12 February 2015 - 03:15 AM

On DKCR, I'd say get it for 3DS if you have the option and not wait for the eventual Wii VC release on Wii U, as most people are not fond of the waggle involved.  Personally I didn't mind it and the Wii DKCR is one of my fave games on the system, and this is coming from someone who exclusively used the Wii remote sideways and not the nunchuck.


As for Starfox 64, only completionists need to apply to get the most out of it.  Getting medals on all the stages (including them again in Expert mode) will take some time, though the side effect of this is you may never want to play it again.

#12490542 Gamer mom/dad thread

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 12 February 2015 - 02:56 AM

I've had gray hairs pop up since I was about 16, only creeping up more often now and more disperse (32 right now), though that was the same for my grandpa and dad (full head of gray hair), so it didn't surprise me.  Still have enough dark hair to counteract it and not get the salt and pepper vibe going on.


With kids and responsibility / tolerance, after I had my first, I didn't think I could handle any more (she was particularly needy / demanding as a toddler, much better now as a 5yo).  Luckily my second was an easy newborn to help ease the transition, but became inquisitive (read destructive) when she hit 2 years, so that became a combustive nightmare when they were together.


Now with a third and the two older ones becoming more physically and verbally combative every day, I don't know how its holding together mentally for me and my wife, but somehow we manage day by day.  The point is I realize now how good I had it with one kid, even two, and how most of the pressure then was self induced.


Learning to let go on things that don't really matter is essential, so you don't realize how much you can handle until you are forced to do so, and then loving the small rewards and awesome parenting moments amongst the chaos.

#12484770 2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 10 February 2015 - 07:18 AM

Wait wait wait....did I actually find something worth getting at Goodwill?! :P


Golf picture was $10 (dads bday is next week, hes totally into golf so no brainer here)

Games are complete- $3 apiece (fun fact I didnt know- you can use an emulator to play Sega CDs in a PC!)

Mip Robot was CIB/like new, just needed fresh batteries- $35 (go for like $80-$100 in stores)



Wish I could +1 like for the Chips Ahoy with Reeses chips!  Haven't had a Chips Ahoy in years...

#12473383 Club Nintendo is finished.... Boo!

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 05 February 2015 - 09:03 AM

If you have languishing wii points, you can buy virtual console games and wiiware for post play surveys, but I believe they have to have been released on the Wii shop channel after December 2010 (maybe 2009? I forget exactly).  Testing that out by finally downloading Chrono Trigger, I'll see if I get a PPS in a week.

#12469868 Club Nintendo Deals Thread II: CN Coins no longer can be added - ELITE Awards...

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 04 February 2015 - 12:58 AM

Don't forget to register your eligible Gamecube games, simply because its the last time you'll ever do anything with that slip, and we need another reason to bog the servers down and waste your time!

#12468584 Club Nintendo Deals Thread II: CN Coins no longer can be added - ELITE Awards...

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 03 February 2015 - 06:03 PM

Site loaded long enough to get an order through for the messenger bag! Still have enough for either Wonerful 101 or Game & Wario. Wife wants Game & Wario, worth it?

Not sure if you'll see this in the mess of other posts, but G&W is at its best free and digital.  Not near enough content to justify buying it at retail ($30 at the moment), and not likely a game that will see regular rotation if you had to swap discs to play it.  Get these out of the way, and you can fully enjoy the game for its merits while overlooking its shortcomings.


My wife and I enjoy the multiplayer games (3 out of 4 of them are good and worth your time), mostly playing Sketch (pictionary essentially) and Islands (a mash up of Boom Blox and shuffleboard).  Of the 12 single player games, two are really well done (Gamer and Taxi), seven are good to decent, with only three stinkers in the mix (Ski, Kung Fu and Bowling are meh to me).  The bonus items you unlock keep the old school Warioware charm intact if you are a fan of the previous titles.


All and all worth it if you plan to play it together with your wife often enough, otherwise W101 would be the better choice.

#12452377 Club Nintendo is finished.... Boo!

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 29 January 2015 - 01:08 AM

Someone has a better list somewhere, though there are some free downloads that give out PPS coins as well.  I know Zen Pinball 2 on Wii U does (just got that one done), and the Pokemon Bank, Rusty's Real Deal Baseball and Steel Diver for 3DS should give free coins as well, in case someone needs that extra push to get to Gold / Platinum.

#12450956 2015 Thrift Store Thread -- Share Your Findings Here

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 28 January 2015 - 05:41 PM

I remember when that first came out in the early 90s.  As soon as I saw it, the song from the commercial popped into my head. :lol:

Of course it did, because he's buckets of fun!

#12449146 Club Nintendo Deals Thread II: CN Coins no longer can be added - ELITE Awards...

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 27 January 2015 - 11:25 PM

I swear all the CAGs/SD people here in Arizona are lurkers...

Not me  :razz:


Needler used to be the king of lurking CN code drops on here, maybe he still is and doesn't bother to post about it...

#12444286 Gamer mom/dad thread

Posted by Billytwoshoes on 26 January 2015 - 05:52 PM

I wouldn't worry so much about life long habits forming from nurture (so to speak), as just some kids tend to be a bit more experimental with their food.  My oldest daughter only played with her food for a little bit, but then by around 18 months she was all business and kept pretty clean.


For my second daughter, about 2 and a half, she still to this day plays with her food, despite the same nurturing / correcting and even her older sister as an example.  The point is she still eats regularly and most things on her plate if she's hungry, which is all I can ask for at this point.


For training to self feed, I liked mashed potatoes, mixed with a little milk to help smooth it out (even breastmilk if you can pump it) for safety reasons.  Easy to make, easy to clean up, and doesn't stain clothes, though not the top nutritional option (training after all).  Both of my girls loved avocados, those work pretty good as well, just gotta watch out for the staining (unless you feed them stripped down to a diaper).