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stinky_t commented on Guide: Master Splatoon's New Tower Control Mod...:

I normally chuck a Point Sensor or Splat Bomb over the top of the tower before I get on it. Point sensors are really good when riding the tower, to check who's hiding in the ink, and I find that Splat Bombs can be bounced just off the tower to make opponents scatter at your feet. My preferred weapons are the Splattershot Pro and Forge Splattershot Pro (hence SPlat Bombs and Point Sensor recommendations)



technotreegrass commented on Feature: What If The SNES PlayStation Had Actu...:

Unless the SNES Playstation focused on more traditional pixel art games (Ex Sonic CD, Castlevania - Symphony of the Night), I don't think it would have done any better then the other CD-ROM systems at the time. The tech wasn't able to match everyone's ambitions with doing things differently from the Genesis/SNES, but the CD-ROM could certainly add some lovely spit and polish to pixel art games.



Fee commented on Happy Independence Day / 4th of July / Random ...:

@ikki5 Don't be that way. It is the United States of America. That means the united countries in America. That...wait no you were right. That's a fake name because they're not actually separate countries. They're technically territories, or something not States...but definitions change...In America, for America. You weren't right if you thought the country was named after the continent though. That's not what the name means. USA is no different than UK in terms of naming. The only difference is UK stands for multiple countries...which means there is no difference. Get it?

Note: In case anyone is confused a "state" is an independent governing body. When the USA was first formed the territories each considered themselves their own separate nation, but working together(United) with the other states. The continent was named America. That's why it's the United States of America. United "States" from the continent of America...did everyone already know that? I'll feel daft if everyone already knew that.



curesweetie commented on Review: Sparkle Snapshots 3D (3DS eShop):

Hi ho, target audience for sparkle snapshots here (maybe a little older since im 17, but i am a girl and i love japanese street fashion) and this game is an attempt at recreating japanese photo booths called "purikura" where you can add stickers and frames and backgrounds to photos, and its very popular with teen girls in japan, however, i feel sparkle snapshots is a very plain digital purikura booth, there arent enough sticker packs to download and the lack of filters and filter templates irritates me, its fun for a good ten minutes, but if you want something better, try yahoo japan's DECOPIC on android, they have over 70 different sticker packs to choose from and you can actually post your finished product to the web (sorry im unfamilliar with apple market so i cant recommend a digital purikura booth app on ios. 😫)



Fee commented on Bill Trinen Will Compete at Evo 2015 as a Supe...:

@Einherjar No one here debated that. No one. I Ctrl-Fed the comments so I know. You're doing worse by spinning the arguments in your head. The closest was one guy saying he should at least know the basics if you're the head of the company, which he should because they acted like he knew how to play and he claims he plays the games. Maybe the head of the NOA doesn't need to know how to play, but someone who claims they know how to play should be able to.

Actually I take it back. He said he sucks then he said he'd practice for a year and come back and win...but he didn't practice. Which is understandable because he probably meant it as a joke(not because he's running a company)...but still he said he could do it and he failed to even turn the game on(it seems like he was saying he'd do it in transit so, basically when there was no work) so of course people are going to call him out on it. Not to mention the fight with Iwata that made people expect more.

OK I finished watching. Wow. Even with the power of the audience's heart. What a scrub. I've lost all respect for Reggie.(Not really. I've got to say because Poe's law and all that.)



kamifox1 commented on The Animal Crossing amiibo Range is Bigger Tha...:

@Vineleaf Isabelle's kinda the main character in New Leaf so of course she's gonna get a ton of attention... Digby's one of the main NPCs in New Leaf of which all the Amiibos thus far appear to be so of course he would be among them...

Isabelle's also not an annoying character, she spends pretty much all her time behind a desk, performing her duties. She's a bit on the awkward side, sure, but she's basically the same, personality-wise, as most of the female villagers. I honestly fail to see what about her could make her appear to be annoying to anyone, she's just kinda there to do what she has to do.



Vincent294 commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

Augustus is to conservatives to what a communist is to liberals. They think they're helping lost socialists find their way when they really couldn't be any further from the truth. He's deluded himself the same way. Denial is a strong drug taken by the weak-minded to feel confident in their views.



Gauchorino commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

It's just really disappointing to hear so many people in here accusing any branch of Nintendo for this. The executives in charge of NST were at fault, yes, and NOA eventually took care of them. Yes, NOA probably could have handled the situation sooner (and better?), and it is very sad that great game designers were spurned from making games at all in the name of tyrannical creative control, but this is hardly if at all reflective on the values or ethics of the company, much less of the fruits of its labors. Hopefully NST is well reformed by now and hopefully Nintendo might enact more protective measures for its employees.

This all seems to be case of over-leniency in the company's policies, but it's quite difficult to judge with certainty that this problem is due to anything else. Thanks to NST's restructuring, perhaps we will see more internal studios of Nintendo pop up in Western countries, filled with management that's a lot more open-minded to its employees' voices.



Vincent294 commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

@Mona-Reggie I'm going off numbers here. Either a few managers are wrong, or everybody else is. I'm more inclined to side with the larger group. If you go back far enough, both some on the German side and some on the Japanese side of my family are racist. I've seen or at least heard of both.



SebCroc commented on Feature: What If The SNES PlayStation Had Actu...:

Whatever may have happened, I'm happy that each company was able to pursue the business on their own, bringing much to the table and attracting many revolutionary creative studios.

Though I wish these stupid "console wars" would just stop. Can't people realise that behind these company labels are skilled, passionate individuals? I find it as ridiculous as hardcore nationalism- it's just an artificial division.



Senario commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

@Mona-Reggie America has it's own sense of Racism. It is quite sad and I've experienced it, however this story sounds to me as more of one person being super traditional rather than a group as a whole.

That said, SMT x FE looks fine to me, ATLUS has never given me a bad game and I really don't think they'll start with this one. You can not care for it but the pure notion that you would bother using the terms weeaboo and "senpai notice me" shows that you really don't have all that much of a lack of discrimination towards things that are not within a culture, in this case western american culture. Being Asian should have no bearing on whether or not you like it or not since everybody is different. You can not like it and that is fine, but find a better reason not to like it other than things which can be written up as cultural difference. I highly doubt western culture is any different with its pop stars and some other entertainment icons (usually with music sometimes with movies and tv).

Edit: On the topic of traditional vs non-traditional. I think that the younger Nintendo employees might have good ideas but the fact that Nintendo is a Kyoto company makes it very conservative even within Japan. Listening to higher ups is paramount and that is not always a good thing, case in point: Miyamoto + Sticker Star.



Mona-Reggie commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

There certainly is some economic reason to lack of localization. Games that are really western such as GTA V do poorly in Japan because they're "too American". Never mind the fact that I hate the series. but on the flip side "too Japanese" will only appeal to a small audience. Look at SMTxFE, I'm Asian growing up with synthesizers and even I hate the J-Pop aesthetic. I find it too fan servicey and "senpai notice me" so as somebody stated "it's probably weeaboo bait, and I don't care about it."



Mona-Reggie commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

I've spent time in Texas too, and I can say that a lot of them have changed genuinely. Those "good ol boys" care more about can you have fun with them and pull your own weight rather than if you're dark and squinty eyed. Those guys grew up in segregated times, but mellowed out extremely by now.

Me being Asian I like to think I have a unique look at racism in America today. You've never heard of Asians fighting for civil rights so what gives? Some "enlightened" countries are quite discriminatory. Back during the fall of south Vietnam, Australia only allowed refugees that were young pretty single women.
Pervy little jerks.



Hotfusion commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

The very foundations, the very existence of the USA was based on extreme racism. Wiping out races of people by the tens of millions and enslaving others. It is so easy to forget that they are still blacks that can remember what it was like not being able to vote and not go to certain places.

Yes, it is definitely not as bad as it was then but the general consensus is that since Obama it has gotten worse than the beginning of this century.

Trying to pretend racism doesn't exist is delusional. The laws may have changed in America but the hearts of many people hasn't.

I spent some time living in Texas ( I am from the UK) and was amazed at how behind close doors the deep racism that resides there. I speak from as a white person being " enlightened" by other white people.



Mona-Reggie commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

Look I'm trying to stay a moderate here, pointing out the need for restraint in casting stones at Nintendo. Reading this story, We cannot say that all Japanese people automatically consider themselves superior. We cannot say that they were entirely blameless either. All we can say is that this was an unfortunate story, and a pity that something caused a competent studio to go under.



Mona-Reggie commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

Not that I'm accusing you of it, but all these comments I see are trying to relate extreme nationalism as predominately a Japanese thing. I've met with many Americans who have acted similarly to me because I'm Asian. They'd say to me that "you wouldn't understand why Americans focus so much on football instead of academics. That's my explanation of why the football team eats up a third of the school budget."
Radical nationalism is not just a Japanese problem, but a global one. it's a matter of cultural strife.

That said they really could at the very least hire some Asian Americans. they make a good middle ground as to why both sides say different things.



cat3 commented on Feature: What If The SNES PlayStation Had Actu...:

Nintendo has announced a cooperation to the CD-i in the CES.
Japan's economic paper reported that Nintendo has betrayed Sony.
This news affected the two companies of the decision.

However, the CD-i has also been cooperation Sony.



JaxonH commented on Review: G.G Series ALTERED WEAPON (DSiWare):

I bought Mercenary Saga 2. Looks like some of these games are actually pretty decent. A little more polished and production value and they might actually rival some of the better indie games out there.



Hotfusion commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

There is nothing wrong with nationalism. But like everything else it can be taken to deadly extremities. Every time an attack on America happens they all get nationalistic and want to destroy something. But that's OK, that's considered good nationalism, I guess.

Is westerner a race? Oh, they were referring to non-Japanese.

Sounds like something G.W. Bush would say... or Trump.



Mona-Reggie commented on Project H.A.M.M.E.R. Exposé Reveals Torrid St...:

Hey look man, westerners have a long history of dangerous nationalism as well. Serbian nationalists caused WWI.

Nationalism: extreme pride in one's own country and collective cultural aspects such as language. (Websters)
Usually when radicalized it ends up with racism against other people.
I.e Manifest destiny era America. We thought our Anglo-white English speaking country was so special we screwed all the Natives from their land by claiming their culture is superior.