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So this is a love story about a event that accord recently. More specifically yesterday “04/07/2015” it involves Customer Service and how THINGS SHOULD BE DONE ALL AROUND!

So I have had my Nintendo Wii “Not Wiiu” for about let’s say.. 8 or 9 years now. The machine runs great! All but once did I have to send it to Nintendo to get it repaired and even at the time that I did send it in.. they REPAIRED IT FOR FREE. So really no big deal on my end.

Now at first my thought was that maybe it was the memory card. I have had that GameCube Memory Card since 2002 so that was more then 10 years ago I figure maybe I needed a new Memory card. I went on amazon and managed to purchase a NEW memory card for fairly cheap. No big deal! I put the memory card in and played Resident Evil Remake and it worked fine. The card saved my data no biggie.. didn’t think anything more of it.

Then I played Mortal Kombat Deception and managed to get all the way to the Second Quest of the Conquest mode and for whatever the reason when it went to load the next Chapter it started the issue again. Only this time the game said it was corrupted and needed to DELETE EVERYTHING off the memory card. Sad to say..it did that.. and I was back to START on ALL GAMES.

So I looked up the phone number for NINTENDO CUSTOMER SUPPORT. The phone call lasted over all perhaps 20 minutes. I spoke to a really nice gentlemen and explained my problem to him. He listened well and was very helpful at trouble shooting the problem. In the end it came down to me sending my Wii in for a repair. Not really a big deal because I sort of knew this was going to happen when I called.

Now here’s the best part! The guy would explain to me that a price would be required “something I also knew would happen”. He started out explaining the price of shipping tax and how much the repair would cost at about 99$. So I questioned him.. “at 99$ couldn’t I just go out and buy a new one?” and he replied.. “Yes you could so I tell you what.. I WILL DROP the price to 75$ is that a better price?” I was like …yea that’s not to bad.. but I think I will just wait it out then because that’s still sort of High for me…HE REPLIED AGAIN..”Ok 75 is too high how about I cut the price of shipping and make it 50$” …

I…WAS…IN…SHOCK… Because not only did he cut the price down to 50$.. but he added a renewed warranty on the machine IF they could repair it.. OR A BRAND NEW MACHINE with all my data transferred for the same price.. SO TO SUM IT ALL UP.. FOR 50$ I GET MY MACHINE SHIPPED AND REPAIRED “OR REPLACED” in just a week and halfs time!

no company I have dealt with in the past has been this giving..”I AM LOOKING AT YOU SONY”.. Hell Sony when I called about my ps3 being yellow lighted.. WANTED 150 BUCKS TO REPAIR IT .. PLUS I HAD TO SHIP IT… SO MORE THEN 200 BUCKS..

Honestly.. I will be shipping my Nintendo this morning.. I already have my shipping information.. and really.. I LOVE HOW AMAZING NINTENDO IS FOR BEING SO COOL WITH A MACHINE I HAVE HAD FOR ABOUT 8 OR 9 YEARS AND WILL PROBABLY CONTINUE TO HAVE FOR ANOTHER 8 OR 9 YEARS…

THIS IS WHY NINTENDO IS THE BEST!!

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Normally I would wait till I finished the DLC to write about it. However considering I made it all the way to the end of this one..but didn’t finish the very very very last part of it “DAMN 5 RETRY LIMIT!!”. I figure why not write about what I know and YES I WILL FINISH THIS TODAY!!

So this DLC for Batman Arkham Origins dives into the past for Bruce Wayne “BATMAN DUH!”. It is based around his training as a younger man trying to learn to fight. Clearly entering this part of his life he has an idea on how to be Batman but discovers that with training from this North Korea band of Ninjas he can learn more about himself.

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Now nothing about this DLC is EASY. Honestly it’s ruff and REALLY HARD to get past but so gratifying that I can’t even put it into words. Playing the DLC doesn’t change much about the controls. Some of it even takes away elements to challenge you more but it’s really really ruff!! Over all the price is cheap.. it’s very well designed and FUN! Honestly … I wish it had more too it but for the price YOU CAN NOT COMPLAIN!

How Do I not write about this? As a Mortal Kombat Fan I would be insane not to write about all the things presented in this one Trailer. From Sub-zero outfit “as shown in the comic book” and the 5 new characters ” Also some revealed in the comic”. It’s like Christmas day for a fan! Lots of hidden stuff in this video which included a cameo of dead Sindel, Kitana, and living Rain kicking Kotal off a rooftop. It’s all just 46 days away!! I CAN’T EXPRESS HOW EXCITED I AM!!

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So I clearly didn’t finish any games this week..and trust me I tried! Still have Skylanders, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and a couple more. So I will be getting back to that SOON! However something interesting happened this week in that the spec for Mortal Kombat X recently released!

system requirements below to find out.

Minimum:

  • OS: 64-bit: Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom X4 965, 3.4 GHz
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 | AMD Radeon HD 5850
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 25 GB available space

Recommended:

  • OS: 64-bit: Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 | AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 40 GB available space

The release date is April 14.

Now with that in mind I had a price tag I wanted to add to this. I was going to go one of two ways!

PC VS PS4

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Now I knew that the PC was going to cost me probably a little more to build. I had plans to do that but the problem I ran into was a big one. To begin with just the 3 parts.. Motherboard, CPU, and Graphics card alone.. would cost me the insane price of about 484.00 dollars. (Keep in mind I AM BUILDING THIS MYSELF) so this would not include the price of the case, ram, power supply and so on. Now one of the plus points is that the PC will likely last me for the rest of my life “pending I don’t ruin it with whatever software problems I have”. (On a side note I still have a laptop I want to get fixed)

VS

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THE PS4 which comes with everything (including a 500GB). Maybe a game and two controller to range 399 – 450 $.¬† Now my assumption is that it’s not going to look as graphically as the PC version will look. Clearly the Modifications can’t be done on a PS4 but it will run without issues. Should run very SMOOTH and really will be about as pleasing to me as it can be.

The debate came and ended quickly because I already made the plan to spend less than 500 on everything¬† (Including the game). Originally I wanted less than 400 but… really we will have to wait and see how much I actually spend..(I will update).. Regardless it’s insane the difference..

Just for kicks.. here is the Reptile trailer.. (he’s meh fav and I can’t wait to play him again soon!)

I must have watched it at least 100x already.. I CAN’T WAIT!!!

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Skylanders Swap Force was the first game I received on my Wiiu because it came with the system. That was the bundle I purchased because I had played and finished Skylanders and Skylanders Giants. It even became a sort of ritual for me and my girlfriend to play and finish each of these games in December. Last month was really busy with work and what not.. so We managed to pull this game off yesterday in the span of 13 hours. WAS IT WORTH IT? LET’S FIND OUT!

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To begin with like the previous games you “the player” are expected to expand your collection of figures to get further in the game. While the plays you had for the previous games work on this one.. they added the Swap Force Characters in this iteration. Meaning only if you have Swap Force characters can you get to particular BONUS parts of the game. Really they don’t effect the games main line but they do add to the hours upon hours of game play that this game has. Really the foundation that was built on skylanders 1 and 2 keep and stay faithful in this version of the game. Your still given elements to open portals to get you items that upgrade your armor health and so on. Each stage follows suit and really if you played the other two you already know how to play this one so really nothing new is to be learned short the mechanics of new characters and of course following the story line which is probably the best I have seen so far.

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This game I should also add does come with a “required” new portal. I am guessing it had to be upgraded to provide a platform for the new Swap Force team. This team is comprised of only a few new characters but they can interchange to make different characters. So if you have two swap force characters you can mix them to make 4 new characters. It’s all easily done and pretty fun to do but it isn’t REQUIRED. Just another fun part of playing the game and a new aspect to dive into.

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The game itself is beautiful. This being the third in the series the graphics you can tell have been slightly upgraded. Sound is epic and really the story is driving to get you from place to place. You will find a great innocent humor in the series that continues to charm the hell out of players who enjoy it. I can see why it has become so popular considering it’s really just a ton of fun to play and with each game in the series you want to learn more about the universe it’s building. It’s fun and simple to say the least. Sort of like Gaunlet “of my day” and over all a good game to play with really ANYONE. This particular game however I will say is the LONGEST in the series so far. With Trap Team already in my hands I expect it to be longer than Swap force which really took us a matter of 13 hours STRAIGHT.. to finish.. This is more than enough time to play any video game but yea.. the amount of content involved in the game is just OVERWHELMING and without question is worth every penny spent! For whatever the price if you are looking for a game to play with anyone .. I HIGHLY Suggest playing anyone of the skylander games!

This year could only come up with 5… so instead of 10 .. HERE are my top 5!

5. Bayonetta 1/2 (Wiiu)

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I had to add this game to my favorites because it was a fun experience! Action packed, good story, fun characters to deal with and well worth the wait! Both games in the series are really great and I am hoping for a part 3!

4. Mario Kart 8 (Wiiu)

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This game ALMOST MADE NUMBER 1 on my list.. However I gave it some more thought and while it was for sure the MOST PLAYED GAME this year for me it only made it to 5 because of my own interest “which will be explained”. However it’s a great game..and was damned near close to 1!

3.Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PS3)

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My love for this series is endless. While it didn’t get much reception from many others. This game just made me happy!I loved the story, gameplay, exploration and pretty much everything about it! While mirror of Fate is still probably my favorite in the Series. This game really didn’t disappoint me at all and I loved how it played!

2.The Secret World (PC)

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This is a game I will never finish but is a game that I love love love to play. While it was released in 2012 the game still today gets some cool updates “that are free”. The game you pay for once and you play it for “Free”! It’s open world fun! The stories are amazing and capture my LOVE For horror/scifi/mystery!

1. WatchDogs (WIIu)

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This game is just amazing! While it was released only recently for Wiiu it is flawless! The online is to much fun, the story is driving, and the gameplay is really everything I hoped it would be!