Nintendo E Shop Updates: 27th Dec 2015

2015 really is coming to an end. It feels like a moment just flew by again. It’s been a weird and good year for me. Thankfully, I can say that 2016 should be bright as well for most of us. Uh huh. What with the end of 2015 we are given with Super Mario Galaxy 1 for the WiiU. WOOP!

WiiU

Super Mario Galaxy 1 (USD 19.99): Stop reading and go buy. It’s awesome.

WiiU Sales

Dungeon and Dragons: Shadown Over Mystara (USD 5.99)
DuckTales Remastered (USD 5.99)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (USD 13.99)
Resident Evil Revelations (USD 9.99)
Costume Quest 2 (USD 4.99)
Human Resource Machine (USD 7.99)
OlliOlli (USD 2.99)
Slender: The Arrival (USD 5.99)
Shovel Knight (USD 9.99)
Journey of a Special Average Balloon (USD 0.99)
Darksiders II (USD 7.99)

3DS Sales

Shin Megami Tensei:  Devil Survivor Overclocked (USD 9.99)
Adventure Bar Story (USD 3.99)
Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains (USD 19.99)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (USD 13.59)
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (USD 23.99)
Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies (USD 14.99)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (USD 19.99)
Resident Evil Revelations (USD 4.99)
Etrian Mystery Dungeon (USD 19.99)
Etrian Odyssey IV (USD 9.99)
The Legend of Korra: A New Era Begins (USD 9.99)

OK, that’s a lot of sales. And don’t worry, Nintendo E Shop Codes are back forevah! (If no USD vs MYR crap continues. haha)

 

What’s your experience with me?

Do you remember the last time we spoke? The last game you bought from me? The place where we were at when we met?

This probably sounds like me asking you guys if we had ever been in love or in a relationship before this.Well, maybe not the love part (but if you love me then I’m very very flattered. hehe), but the relationship part nonetheless.

I want to ask you all the same questions I asked earlier. What was your most memorable experience of being with me as your seller? Positive or negative, I don’t mind. Both will work. 😀

Share your experience either by commenting below or at Facebook. I’d love to hear it. 😀

The most adorable sales girl in the world

A few years ago before Raya came in, I went back to Perak as I needed to prepare for the holidays. Upon arriving, I was jonesing for an Aik Cheong Teh Tarik. Yup, i kid you not. That instant Teh Tarik is a pretty good thing to have.

So, I went into this small little retail shop at the small little town my kampung was at. Hospitality was plenty around these parts. So I was bound to have a shopkeep to greet me and ask me on what I was looking for.

Who I met was no ordinary shopkeep at all.

Enter a 3 year old girl who has successfully attained the title of Awesomest Sales Girl the world will ever meet. “Mau cari apa?” (What are you looking for?) The line was delivered in the highest of girly pitches you can think of.

Kyo: Aik Cheong Teh Tarik ada kah?

I figured maybe this 3 year old girl knows her stuff and the ways around the store. Heck, she might even have a stake in it! Best not to assume.

Adorable Girl: Ada! (high pitched still)

The funniest thing then happened to me. Her father immediately scolded her (he was there but just wanted to see what happens). “Dey! You sumer pun you cakap ada!” Yes, the family was a Mamak family, Indian Muslim indeed. But while he did scold her, her bright little spirit was still there.

Adorable Girl’s Father: Sorry dik. Barang tak ada.

It didn’t end just there. The girl, after hearing her dad, had this to say to me:

“Owh sorry. Barang tak ada.”

There and then, I really wished I had just kidnapped the little girl and make her work for me instead. I pay good amounts of candy!

It helps that there is a vigor in her that I liked. It’s a vigor that wants to help her father, and at the same time wants to lessen his burden. It’s funny that children find awesome things to do in life at those tender age. They just grow up older and older and start losing out on passion.

It does affect me too ya know. Sometimes, I’m just tired at entertaining people. Not that it’s a bad thing, but, here’s the thing. I put up a nice picture of the product I want to sell, the price is all set and done, website implementation is ready, contact info is ready as well. But, what happens instead is…

“Boss, best price berapa?”
“Boss, PM me.”
“Wassup me Boss. (IT’S NOT EVEN CALLED WASSUP)”
“Boss, PM laju laju. (WHAT THE HELL DOES THAT EVEN MEAN)”

If I had this small little girl as my assistant, I would be laughing all the way when she gets me into trouble. Haha. But she reminds me of something very important. As much as I would like to educate my customers to be better able to respond to me instead of giving me replies such as what you saw earlier, it is more important that I keep a steely heart. Always is going to be more important than ever.

That vigor that the little girl has is in all of us. Not just sellers, but customers too. And I know the same vigor I had when I was younger was wonderful too. I wanted to help, I wanted to sell, and most importantly, I wanted the Malaysian market to do better than what it was. 8 years later, well, Malaysia has definitely grown.

Now I just need to keep on building the next generation for it.

Which one is my Fate?

The good thing about Fire Emblem Fates is that it understands that not everyone loves playing Strategy RPGs. While Fire Emblem Awakening was amazing, some balked at how hard it was.

Which is why it was important for Fates to have both in Birthright and Conquest.

Before we go to the differences though, here’s some general differences discovered so far:

  • Maps are not the same in ALL 3 GAMES
  • Length of game? Each of Birthright, Conquest, and Revelation, is the same as Awakening. TAKE THAT.
  • You will cry at the end of all 3 games. I don’t guarantee that but you at least will be emotional.

Story goes…
On the surface, Birthright’s story continues with you choosing the Hoshido kingdom. Conquest is with the Nohr. Birthright means that you’re an ungrateful bastard who wants to beat the people who raised you because they are conquering you while Conquest is you forgetting everything you know or have about your birth family with a middle finger. (Revelation is instead, middle finger to both kingdoms as you build your own)

You like it hard or soft?
On the inside, there’s a more important feature that separates the two entirely: game difficulty. Birthright is easier for you to test and play with. You can fight as many times as you want, get better with the game and it’s practically fine. Conquest however, is much more calculative. Battles have a set limit, and every action you make, there’s no turning back. The game will end with however poor or brilliant your choices will be. This is the harder part of Fire Emblem.

Culturally Charged
Depending on which copy you take as well, your units that you can use in your battles will also differ.  So, be prepared on that part because you might need to ease your strategy further in Conquest. Weapons and items will differ too. Somehow, the Hoshido kingdom is more Japanese oriented while the Nohr feels more medieval. That means that depending on your version, be prepared to see your characters use cultural based weapons like a Katana or Naginata, against your enemies with swords and spears.

These are the known differences within the games. While it is hard to choose, it’s a good point to know that the final decision begins with the difficulty that you would prefer to play. If you’re just starting out, Birthright is your best option. But if you’re a vet, Conquest will be amazing.

Once either of that is done, Revelation will be important as well. Not only is it cheaper, but feels more crucial to fulfill the newer part of the story.

Or if you want, all 3 is bound to give you a great experience. So, if you’re ready, click the link on the right: http://kyosgamemart.com/collections/preorder-games/products/fire-emblem-fates?nopreview&variant=10452433095

Upcoming Events Calendar

The aim of this post is to create a Calendar of events that Malaysians can refer to when it comes to gaming events happening around the country. Be it console, PC, mobile, whatever, feel free to let me know the next event that is happening related to gaming and it will be right here!

December 2015

Pokemon VG Malaysia Blaziken Series Premier Challenge #1
Organised by: Team Pika (lead by Wilson Choong)
Date: 5th December 2015
Time: 12.30PM onwards ( 10.00 am for admission)
Location: KDU University College, Glenmarie, Shah Alam.

MMU eGames Fiesta
Organised by: MMU University Peer Group (UPG)
Date: 7th to 8th December 2015
Time: 10am to 6pm on both days
Location: Multipurpose Hall, MMU Cyberjaya
KYO’S GAME MART WILL BE THERE!

Nintendo 3DS Corner at Comic Fiesta
Organised by: KDU Game Club
Date: 19 to 20 December 2015
Location: Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre, Sungai Besi
Kyo is just cosplaying on these 2 dates.

Comic Fiesta Pokemon VG Regional Championships x Premier Challenge Blaziken
Organised by: Team Pika (lead by Wilson Choong)
Date: 19 to 20 December 2015
Time: 12.30PM onwards (10.00am admission time) 19th Dec.
Location: Mines International Exhibition and Convention Centre, Sungai Besi.

Malaysia IT Expo: Pameran IT & Game
Organised by: Malaysia IT Fair
Date: 24 – 27 December 2015
Location: MidValley Exhibition Centre

Updated as at 24 Nov 2015. Want your event listed in this calendar? Email me at kyos.game.mart@gmail.com and we’ll put it up!