Stuff That Sucks: Amiibo Hunting

A Shacknews regular feature returns, as Greg Burke breaks down some Stuff That Sucks, starting with the ongoing Amiibo shortage.

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Long-time visitors of Shacknews remember an old institution of this website. It was a regular feature called Stuff That Sucks. Shacknews is happy to bring this segment back in a new way -- as a video feature.

Join Greg Burke for the first episode of Stuff That Sucks, as he discusses the ongoing Amiibo shortage, the wave of sudden cancellations, and Nintendo's inability to meet the massive demand. Catch the full video below.

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    February 9, 2015 4:00 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Stuff That Sucks: Amiibo Hunting

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      February 9, 2015 4:03 PM

      Hahaha. STUFF THAT SUCKS IS BACK!!!

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      February 9, 2015 4:04 PM

      So very much like Beanie Babies.

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      February 9, 2015 4:06 PM

      It's an artificial shortage.

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        February 10, 2015 9:06 AM

        Yeah. Nintendo seems to have "their act together" just fine on this. I'm hearing about these damn things constantly.

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      February 9, 2015 4:19 PM

      Who is Rosalina?

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        February 9, 2015 4:21 PM

        She's like Princess Peach of space.

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          February 9, 2015 4:30 PM

          Is Mario in space now?

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            February 9, 2015 4:33 PM

            He was! However unlike horror movie franchises, the series has not jumped the shark and Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 are both great games.

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              February 9, 2015 4:36 PM

              Oh, I thought Galaxy just meant like, even bigger then Super Mario World. I didn't realize those games were literally a galaxy of Super Mario.

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              February 9, 2015 5:01 PM

              I don't care what anyone else says. Yes, Jason X is stupid, but it's also fun as hell.

              Anyone who didn't enjoy the sleeping bag scene is dead inside. Maybe dead inside a sleeping bag.

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                February 9, 2015 6:23 PM

                The sleeping bag scene had me rolling, that bit was hilarious.

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                February 10, 2015 8:14 AM

                That scene is amazing. Can't say the same for the rest of the movie, but that scene is worth it.

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            February 9, 2015 4:37 PM

            Super Mario Galaxy

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            February 9, 2015 7:34 PM

            IM dying laughing this is great!

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        February 9, 2015 7:05 PM

        Goddess of the Mushroom Kingdom Universe.

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        February 9, 2015 7:24 PM

        Our own friend-of-the-site Dr. Games refers to her as "the Uatu of the Mario universe," and I like that description pretty well. Also see this AV Club article snippet. In fact, read the whole thing, because it is hilarious.

        "Most importantly, Rosalina has attitude. I first noticed it last year while playing Super Mario 3D World, in which Rosalina is an unlockable character. At the end of each level, 3D World totals up everybody’s points (assuming you’re playing multiplayer), and the character who earned the most points lets out a little shout of victory. If you’re playing as Toad and you racked up the highest score, Toad shouts, “I won!” It’s cute.

        Anyway, I noticed that Peach and Rosalina treat their victories quite differently. If Peach ends up at the top of the heap, she says, “Well, I’ll be!” You know, the same way Malibu Stacy might say, “Don’t ask me, I’m just a girl!” (Peach’s exact words are tough to make out, but it seems like “Well, I’ll be!” and she sounds surprised in any case.) Then I unlocked Rosalina. Whenever she’s crowned level champion, she simply declares, “That’s right.” I love that. You work that spotlight, sister. It belongs to you."

        http://www.avclub.com/article/all-30-mario-kart-8-characters-reviewed-207500

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      February 9, 2015 4:51 PM

      A+

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      February 9, 2015 4:56 PM

      RETURN OF THE MACK!

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      February 9, 2015 5:04 PM

      STUFF THAT SUCKS!

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      February 9, 2015 5:09 PM

      haha nice

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      February 9, 2015 5:12 PM

      That was great.

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      February 9, 2015 5:25 PM

      I liked it.

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      February 9, 2015 5:31 PM

      so why do i want amiibos aside from putting them on my shelf and looking at them? aren't they just controlled by ai in smash bros and you level them up so you can fight them or something?

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        February 9, 2015 7:05 PM

        Nintendo and third-party publishers will be supporting them in future games. We already heard games like Kirby and Codename STEAM will support amiibo, and I'm sure we'll hear more games in the future.

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          February 9, 2015 7:45 PM

          But what value does it add to games? Nintendo themselves with smash bros didn't make it seem all that worthwhile. Aside from appealing to collectors, I don't get it.

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      February 9, 2015 5:55 PM

      Haha that ending.

      I'm dreading trying to get a lucina amiibo when those are finally available to purchase.

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      February 9, 2015 5:55 PM

      I have 8 at the moment. My 3 year old daughter loves them and has picked out most of them (Mario, Bowser, Peach, and Pikachu). I have a couple that seem to be hard to find in Room Link and Sheik. I missed Rosalina by about 10 minutes which bummed out my daughter.

      I said all this to say, I JUST WANT MEGA MAN!

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      February 9, 2015 6:14 PM

      I bought a Samus amiibo and I hate myself for it, but on the upside whenever I'm browsing Amazon I can look up and see her staring intently at me as if to say, "You are an idiot, stop buying stuff, idiot."

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      February 9, 2015 6:15 PM

      greg did you have a seizure there?

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      February 9, 2015 6:30 PM

      I laughed my ass off. Great job, Greg!

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      February 9, 2015 7:26 PM

      All I know is Amazon claims I'm getting Mega Man on Thursday and if they're lying so help me God I can't be held responsible for my actions.

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      February 9, 2015 7:47 PM

      Hahaha, awesome!!!

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      February 9, 2015 7:59 PM

      Linked it to facebook did the same with Andrew playing affliction. Liking the new content so far.

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      February 10, 2015 3:18 AM

      Yessss

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      February 10, 2015 7:43 AM

      Great Video! You (Greg) had an experience with Gamestop that sounded almost EXACTLY like mine! Crazy! I happened by the last Toon Link @ Best Buy last weekend as another guy was standing right in front of it-I crept in and snatched the thing like it was the last slice of bread on Earth, then asked to be excused. Thankfully he had no idea that it was rare and wasn't interested in it. I'm still hunting for Rosalina, Mega Man, Little Mac, King Dedede, Sonic, Ike, Sheik, and Pit. Also, I just pre-ordered the Mario Party amiibos...from gamestop...got my confirmation. If it gets cancelled I'm going to lose my mind.

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      February 10, 2015 8:29 AM

      Ya know, I've ordered all mine through either Amazon or Best Buy and have had no issues getting them. Sonic showed up yesterday. On Friday, my Mega Man will show up-- and I never had to leave my couch.

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        February 10, 2015 8:42 AM

        Good video, but why order from Gamestop when they are known for shady practices:

        1. Little Smash Bros U girl fraud event who was actually DJ Korean
        2. Certain Wii games went up as much as $200 such as Metroid Prime Trilogy

        Bet you Gamestop is following Toys R Us and ebaying all those canceled orders to make more money.

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          February 10, 2015 9:00 AM

          I completely believe what you say about GS, but like the guy said in the video, it's really Nintendo that's at fault here. If we could get more of the rare items in stock, the whole 'cancelled order' thing wouldn't be happening. For the most part I like Gamestop. As long as you don't trade in your games, or go in expecting expert gaming advice, they're not so bad. The place I dislike is Best Buy-the games are ALWAYS overpriced (they're always still $60 when you can find them almost everywhere else for $50, $40, or less).

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          February 10, 2015 9:03 AM

          Why should they sell used copies of the Metroid Prime Trilogy for $20 when they know that they'll be on ebay the next day for that same $200?

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            February 10, 2015 9:08 AM

            U make my point-- greed vs. satisfying customers, Gamestop chooses greed.

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      February 10, 2015 8:58 AM

      the reason I first came to this site

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      February 10, 2015 9:05 AM

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      February 10, 2015 9:28 AM

      Next stop BABE HUNT!

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