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Hello all, The contest is over and it is now time to announce the winners. A few friends and I went over each entry and rated each post based on quality, effort, and build.
First place goes to: Terry 309 You can read about his Warcraft 3 post here:
Second place goes to: Maggit with his Post on Saints Row 4: http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/maggit/an-egg-for-an-egg-get-in-my-belly--290070.phtml
This was actually rather tuff, but the plumber takes it by an incredibly small margin.
Third place goes to: Titannel for his post on Super Mario RPG: http://www.destructoid.com/blogs/Titannel/egg-for-an-egg-8-bits-in-my-16-bit-rpg-or-all-hail-the-knight-of-vanda--290154.phtml
The Raffle automatically goes to Cosmonstropolis for his Gears 2 easter egg. I too like them crispy on the outside:
You guys made the decision process rather hard on us. Even though there were enough spaces for every participant to win something it took us 3 hours of going back and forth to decide the final placements of each c-blogger. You guys were awesome and I hope to do this again sometime
As for prizes I had outlined that they would be gifted through STEAM and that you had to friend me to get them. you can unfriend me right after if you so choose.
My steam Id is Agent 9 and my avatar is a picture of Gendo Ikaruga
I’m steam level 41. I should be within the first few results. Please be aware that I leave my PC on most of the time but I’m not always there. I will attempt to fulfill rewards as they come in and hope to be done by Friday.
Terry you have a choice between hotline Miami 2 or another game thats 14.99 or less, let me know via pm here on dtoid or through steam
The Raffle prize is a secret, but it is not shit like bad rats or anything so don't worry.
Everyone else gets the items as listed, thanks again for participating :)
Hello everyone this is just a quick reminder that the egg for an egg contest is ending soon. You have until 1 AM Monday US Eastern Time to submit an entry and by all means give it a shot.
So Far we have:
Maggit – Saints Row
terry 309: - WarCraft3 RoC
Titanel: Super Mario RPG
Up for Grabs:
1st – Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number or equivalent game of $14.99 or less
2nd – Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
3rd: Castle in the Darkness
Raffle - ??? – automatically entered upon posting.
For Information on the rules and restrictions please see my original blog here:
happy hunting everyone
Edit: I've made a few changes to clarify regarding exactly what should be done as far as entry and objectives. I'm also adding one more prize tier, a ??? prize tier. it can be any type of game and it is awworded to any one of the non winning recipiants, a rafle if you will.
I wanted to do this but with Easter, work, and school it became a rather busy hectic week for me. However that isn’t to say that it’s too late. Regardless it would be a shame not to host this.
Now, I do hope all of you had a wonderful time this past Sunday. It was a busy day and to be frank work was probably the worst thing to happen that day. Nothing in particular went bad but I’m growing tired of the rampant ignorance, laziness, and all around stupidity. If my county was vaporized in my absence I would probably dance in the ashes /rant/.
it seems that I have more eggs than I know what to do with, doesn’t mean that I don’t want them but a trade would be nice, in fact that’s what we’ll do.
Digital goods for Digital eggs- video game Easter eggs to be more specific. I will gift through STEAM one of the following digital games listed below to 3 lucky dtoiders. The catch is that you need to write a blog about one or more of your favorite Easter eggs in video games. You could pick a specific one, a set of Easter eggs you enjoy, or even examine a game/series and discus the Easter eggs hidden in the game/series of your choosing. I will post another blog later that week with the winners.
How to enter & Grading:
Simply title you blog Egg for an Egg: “insert witty title here” and bam, you’re ready to roll. When you post though please be sure to talk about the egg or even your experience finding it. you don't need screen shots or videos but they do help by adding some meat to your blog which provides dtoiders with some fun content to go through.
I will choose the winners based on the quality of the writing, not necessarily the quantity. In short I would rather have a nice steak rather than 10 big macs (super long) or 3 sliders(super short). Faps will also play a small role in this contest, but they will not be the deciding factor.
-Video's are fun to watch, but not everyone likes to watch videos. Make sure that if you use a video you have some explanations and text to go with it.
-If you use pictures than please write about the caption or use the picture to emphasize points or ideas in your blog.
-if you don't use pictures or videos it would be better if your blog had a couple paragraphs discussing the egg.
-share your experiences, I love a good story and so do many other dtoiders here.
-explain a bit about the egg. What game is it from? How do you unlock it? These things are questions people (myself included) would like to know.
-post anyway. I've been in competitions where nobody won because nobody actually entered so it doesn't hurt to post even if you feel like it isn't your best work. I see effort and believe me I do take that into consideration when I make choices.
Note: This will go on for 1 week, ends Monday the 13th at 1am US Eastern Time
With that out of the way here are the potential prizes for those who choose to participate are
1st place: Hotline Miami 2 wrong number or equivalent prize of $14.99 or less
2nd place: Hotline Miami 2 wrong number
3rd place: Castle in the Dark
Rafle - entry is counted upon posting: ???
Well that about wraps it up, have fun everyone and enjoy the rest of your day.
Ever since this started with Marth, villager, and Wii fit trainer finding amiibo beyond some of the more common ones have been a huge pain in the ass. So far you can find readily available sonic, mega man, sheik, Samus, Kirby, Donkey Kong, toon link, link, Zelda, bowser, and of course the one I honestly dislike the most – Mario. Everyone else is real high up in the air as to availability.
Yesterday I managed to order the entire bundle at gamestop netting in 6 amiibo, 4 of which were on my list. It took me a grand total of 3 hours – 2 waiting and 1 hour trying to buy something. Thankfully the people in my store are actually really nice, and thanks to their collective efforts I got out with that bundle, and a few other people did too.
That being said this really speaks volumes of Nintendo’s failure to produce these things. It isn’t exactly a shortage I’ll say that much, but many of the more rare sets of amiibo are indeed out of print after a very small run while also being exclusive to certain retailers. What irony that a former toy company can’t meet demand for their own product, or perhaps this is all willful.
When amiibo was first announced nobody gave 2 shits about it. Once we heard there were “rare” amiibos and such many of us started to buy them because frankly you didn’t know if the one you wanted was going to be available for you to pick up without having to take a trip to ebay. On the other end some were enticed by the prospect of owning something hard to find. Truthfully I was a bit of both, but over time that has gradually changed for a few reasons.
What bothers me the most is that these items aren’t limited editions or anything; they’re supposed to be a regular product like toothpaste and light bulbs. For the majoras mask bundles I could understand as they were sold as limited editions, but why make such a limited quantity of amiibos if they aren’t supposed to be limited at all. A healthy amount of stock would around the inventory levels of characters like Luigi and sonic, the unhealthy amount of inventory would be Mario, and on the flip side of Mario you have just about every exclusive amiibo out there and a few more. Compound this by the rampant scalping going on and you have the current state of affairs
-produce the damn cards already Nintendo I’m fucking sick of it all.
I’m tired of having to run to places to get something I want, I’m tired of paying more than what I should have to by importing or otherwise, and I’m very damn tired of this whole song and dance.
Where’s the customer service?
Firstly – To the retail end of it, most places just fucking suck ass. Target is full of idiots, Toys R Us is incapable of learning, Walmart doesn’t do shit, and bestbuy is rather meh.
Only Gamestop has really made some progress in their ordering methods by having a limit one per customer rule and the move to take it in store while terrible in some aspects prevents most scalpers from wearing down their f5 key any further. For some of you who can’t come in store it sucks and I feel for you, though out of all the previously attempted methods this one was the only one that granted me any measure of success. It also prevents those 10 second sales on sites like target and toys r us.
Secondly – Nintendo… you done fucked it up real good. You can’t make enough inventory to sell for the “rare” units and then stop printing them all together. Is this a ploy of sorts, artificially limiting stock to generate more demand as people scramble to pick these things up at a 10th of the cost they go for on ebay guaranteeing a clean sweep? I sent an email to Nintendo customer service with regards to all the BS going on with stock selling out before anyone even gets a shot at buying these things. I was effectively told sorry, we don’t give a shit. I know they don’t have control of this on the retail level but come on, it isn’t my fault that I can’t order more amiibo to my store when every attempt comes back as unfulfillable. Mind you I work retail and deal with this headache at least once a day. Customers want stuff that I just can’t supply them and since Nintendo isn’t around to get the flack for it I’m the one that gets the lambasting. To that end I do blame Nintendo and at this point I’m all out of steam.
I give up… no rather I don’t give a shit or a fuck.
At this point I hope the amiibo thing falls real hard on Ninty and I’m not really sorry at all. As much as I love Nintendo the whole chore this has become to get these small figures is simply not worth it. The last amiibo I truly want is Ganondorf; then I give up on this attempted collection. If I find one cheap well then that’s good but I won’t sweat it anymore. I refuse to support scalpers, as a matter of fact I hope they lose money. Re-sellers and scalpers are two different BTW. Scalpers don’t even want the shit half the time and they take advantage of events like this to make a quick buck. Re-sellers can be scalpers, but more often than not they simple sell things they get for cheap or don’t need/want anymore.
The amiiboid title should say it all really. This doesn’t mean I won’t post about them or give my opinions on them, or write another c-blog about them, but rather that I’m pretty much done with all the running around whilst trying to collect them all and honestly everyone should do the same. Once demand is gone those prices will plummet to the ground.
Anyway have a great day everyone and I’ll see you around.
while perusing through my email today I saw that the Mega Man amiibo was back in stock apparently. Most of the times I look and check I just can’t find them but as of typing he’s there for the picking. For those of you dtoiders who just wanted a Mega Man amiibo but not at the mega price tag I suggest you jump on the chance to nab one. I already have one but I know a lot of my friends who never really got the chance to get one. Anyway here is the link:
Happy hunting everyone.
I was one of the people who liked the original majoras mask. I didn’t buy into the BS about the game not being like OoT and there for being inferior. For a game with only 4 dungeons it is actually a rather large game with many events of the game connecting together to advance progression that doesn’t feel as tired as OoT, even if they do share similar elements.
What can I say to express my love for this game? To me it’s the best thing invented since air conditioning on a hot summer day. It’s a game that’s satisfying to play as a kid. As an adult it’s even deeper since I can understand and appreciate much more of the games story. I mean hot damn some of that shit is really deep. So deep in fact that I can’t get through it all, but I’ll list some of my favorite moments. They’re just as good if not better than they were before.
Some videos will be used, but I couldn’t find just the cut scenes for the 3d version. Everything is either a let’s play or a full compilation of all scenes. same goes for images as much of the stuff I'm finding is the old stuff.
You were warned
Darmani – This one gets me every time. A proud warrior who only wishes to save his people meets an unfortunate end on the way to snow head temple. He cannot rest though. He begs you to bring him back to life, or that you at least ease his suffering. You play the song of healing, a beautiful song if I might add, and you’re treated to this scene
Fucking beautiful. When you take the whole thing in he is surrounded by family and friends cheering on their champion. All the love his people hold for him is reflected in the various interactions and conversations you have around the Goron village. There is no better send off for a proud warrior than one like this.
Pamela and her Father.
Ikana is a scary place, even more so since the dead are roaming the land. Passing the Octoroks at the start of the level by either ice arrow or bomb jumping with the Zora mask you can hook shot your way to the top. You can bomb jump by placing a bomb behind you as link and then looking out your camera in the direction you wish to go. It must be done at a ledge. The Zora’s mask is needed for the extra height it gives you. I performed the bomb jump simply because I wanted the mask from the area first, along with mirror shield since it can all be done in a day or so.
Anyway this segement takes you to the cursed land of Ikana where you have to go to the springs to cleanse sharp of his curse with the song of storms allowing the water to once again flow through Ikana. This allows the music box house to play the tune farewell to Gibdos send them back to where they came. All is not well however. Entering the little girls house (Pamela is her name) you discover that her dad was cursed with the Gibdos mask making him a Gibdo. Playing the song of healing removes his curse and returns a loving father to his concerned daughter. They embrace and you get a mask. it’s short but it’s really sweet.
The ranch has a few quests to do throughout the game which involves everything from raiders to aliens, and yes I know they say ghosts but they’re cow abducting aliens. The Part that I want to talk about however is in the final day. Should you save the ranch and speak with Romani she will say that she gets to have some chatue Romani (an alcoholic beverage) and that she’ll be an adult. The truth of the matter is that her sister knows the moon will fall and decides to ease her sisters suffering by getting her drunk on the final night. She won’t feel a thing as the moon falls and obliterates them all while they lie in bed together. Can you imagine holding your brother or sister knowing that both of you are going to die and all you can do is take the suffering away, but not the ultimate end. I have a younger sister I love dearly, and this tears me to pieces when I really think about it.
Soldiers at the gates
The soldiers believe the moon will fall, but they’ve sworn to protect all who live in the city and they’ll do it no matter what. On the final day they’ll let you flee, and one particular enhancement or change in their speech on that day makes it even more powerful than before. “it pains me to see the children playing in the streets, not knowing what’s to come”. That was something I never thought of before and yet Majoras Mask 3d took the time to point this out. Now I could be wrong, but I never remembered seeing that line in the original. Anyway, despite the danger they remain ever vigil to the end.
Anju and Kafei
Probably one of the best love stories ever told in a video game, Anju and Kafei quest is my favorite moment in majoras mask to date and the enhanced visuals make it a really enjoyable experience. It’s a long quest that takes the 3 days you have to perform. A story about a guy who gets cursed, loses his wedding mask, and has to get it back before the moon falls. Throughout all the doubt and worry Anju remains faithful to Kafei and likewise Kafei to Anju. At the end with only an hour left they marry/become a couple and give you the mask as a sign of their union. They end by saying “we will greet the morning together”. You know there won’t be a morning unless you stop that moon, and you do in fact know that if you don’t they’ll die in each other’s arms. It baffles me sometimes that a game like this still holds so much meaning and love putting to shame big budget AAA games and their “cinematic experiences”. Just goes to show that good writing can trump sacks of cash any day of the week.
skip to 18:25 if you want to see the scene in question.
Story spoilers end here ===============================================================
The game is visually improved and much the same as I remember it with a few changes such as the location of the stone mask and a few item differences like stray fairies and extra bottles. The boss battle also have an extra step of sorts added to them which makes it a bit more fun and exciting for fans new and old.
best boss fight in the game. I said fuck it and went full on Zora battle in the water.
Personally I like the new system a bit more that the old. I love the new saving mechanic as I don’t have to reset time upon saving like the original. The only thing I don’t like is swimming in Zora form. I can’t swift swim and rotate the camera with the c-stick. It makes the beaver race even more frustrating than it was before which I thought to be impossible.
In the end Majoras mask 3d brings a lot of my favorite elements of the original game to a portable console with beautifully enhanced graphics that are not a mere upscale like most HD collections. It’s the same game I feel in love with all those years back, with improvements that make it even better.