Siphillis's forum posts

#1 Posted by Siphillis (1286 posts) -

@korwin said:

That man is selling a broken Wii U.

Considering it's a company seller, the feedback rating is 99%, there are eight consoles available, and it's listed as New, I doubt it.

#2 Edited by Siphillis (1286 posts) -

@nictel said:

No cause you can't get it separate, can you? That means that if a future game has a gamepad as mandatory you're fucked.

GamePads are available both from Nintendo ($140 plus shipping) and from eBay sellers. My expectation is that Nintendo will sell GamePads at retail next year.

#3 Posted by Siphillis (1286 posts) -

An eBay seller lists a brand-new "replacement" Wii U deluxe console for $130. The catch: wires (<$5), manuals, sensor (compatible w/Wii sensor, I'm told), and GamePad ($150 for "replacement", possibly cheaper next year) are NOT included.

I know a GamePad is needed for initial setup - a friend of mine can lend his if it's only needed once - but my questions are:

Should I take up this offer?

If so, should I pay for the GamePad now, or wait until it's sold at retail? Also, what notable games require (or are greatly improved using) a GamePad?

For reference, I primarily wish to play (co-op) Super Mario 3D World this holiday, but Pikmin 3, Windwaker HD, and Smash Bros. are all eventual purchases, too.

Any advice is appreciated.

#4 Edited by Siphillis (1286 posts) -

I was honestly disappointed that Vinny didn't take over regular hosting duties. He's simply so much more sociable and lighthearted, whereas Jeff is at his best when he's not pretending to be either sociable or lighthearted. Vinny also seems to enjoy a good conversation the way Ryan did, whereas Jeff is almost always focused on making a point or asserting an (often strong) opinion.

#5 Edited by Siphillis (1286 posts) -

Finished every Mario game to 100% completion, except Bros. 2, Sunshine, and NSMBW.

Finished every Donkey Kong Country game to 100% completion, except Returns.

Caught Mewtwo. (Pokemon Blue)

Finished the first level of every Halo game on Legendary.

Accessed the Reverse castle w/o guide on first try (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night)

Developed two games of my own: one in Java, one in C. Doing a third in Unity/JavaScript.

#6 Edited by Siphillis (1286 posts) -


#7 Posted by Siphillis (1286 posts) -

Would be great to learn the ways of DotA with a community of non-assholes. Count me in!

#8 Posted by Siphillis (1286 posts) -

I'm all in for the "So Long and Thanks for All the Fish" pictures floating around.

#9 Edited by Siphillis (1286 posts) -

I recall Phil Fish saying "I'll probably kill myself" if FEZ isn't successful, dead serious, to the Indie Game: The Movie camera. I don't suspect Fish is capable of much else outside of game development, so for his sake, he'll come back.

#10 Posted by Siphillis (1286 posts) -

What a wonderful headline.