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AVahne

AVahne

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Mon 28th July, 2008

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AVahne

#4

AVahne commented on Super Mario 3D World Double Disc Soundtrack Ar...:

@Lebon14
You're not being paranoid; it's true.
And actually, I highly doubt that we'll see this as an Elite reward of any kind. If you noticed, the Platinum rewards have been getting worse each year.
Most likely, we'll be getting a folder and bookmark set this year. Heck, not even a set. Even more likely is that they'll have us choose ONE folder OR ONE bookmark from a slightly varied selection.

AVahne

#6

AVahne commented on You Can Now Pre-Order eShop Games Via Nintendo...:

Digital pre-order is only attractive if:
A) The game automatically downloaded to your system or added to your account (which Nintendo so doesn't have an active system for).
B) The price is cheaper.
C) The game comes with free additional digital goodies such as DLC, art, and/or soundtracks.

Steam has a great system for this already. It'll likely take Nintendo at least 20 years to catch up.

AVahne

#10

AVahne commented on Video: Silicon Studios Shows Off Tech Demo of ...:

YEBIS 2....oh my god I'm stupid. The same Silicon Studios that made Bravely Default also made the Mobile GPUMark benchmark for mobile a while back. Can't believe I didn't make the connection =_=
Speaking of the GPUMark benchmark, I'm still waiting for them to add more demos...
Mobile GPUMark runs on YEBIS 2, hopefully more demos will be coming out now that they've ported it to various other devices.
EDIT: For anyone interested in testing their device, Silicon Studios recently released a new YEBIS 2 demo app that tests your device's OpenGL ES 3.0 performance (if your device supports it that is).

AVahne

#20

AVahne commented on Wii U System Update 4.1.0 Available Now:

Sigh, more stability updates, yet the Wii U is probably the most unstable mess I own. Jeez, Wii U is on the path to being just my Mario Kart box; I had been hoping that it would be greater than this. IMO, Sony has surpassed them almost completely in DESIGNING both handheld and home consoles (even if Vita isn't as successful as 3DS so far). Now I don't think Nintendo should quit consoles, hell they better make more of them, but they need to get their act together before the next generation that's coming up in perhaps 4 years (I expect Wii U to last another 4 years for a total of 5 years like most of its predecessors; 3DS may last about 7 years like the DS, but anyway having the 9th generation with both a new Nintendo handheld and Nintendo home console possibly coming out together would hopefully point towards a hybrid console instead.)
Feels like the Wii U is just an alpha-test for their next console while the 3DS is just something they threw together to make enough money to fully fund their 9th generation. I own and love both consoles, each to a certain extent, but that's how I feel. It's a good thing that I don't lock myself down to a single platform.
(This has been a morning rant from a cranky person, thanks for reading!)

AVahne

#29

AVahne commented on JetGetters Is The Most Insane Aerial Combat Ga...:

Wii U getting the highest stretch goal makes perfect sense. Out of all the home consoles this generation, Wii U is the most difficult to develop for even though it's also the weakest. That has to do with the CPU architecture; with PS4 and XBone, they can develop the PC version first, then port to those consoles with relative ease compared to previous consoles. With Wii U, they'd have to spend additional resources - time and money - to learn the system's nuances and develop a decent version of the game.

AVahne

#30

AVahne commented on Ronimo Games: PS4 And Xbox One Are More Of The...:

@Lance168
How so? For displaying alternative information, you could hook up another monitor (I've seen people do this for flight sims) and for streaming games off your PC, you could use the NVIDIA Shield or various other products and services and get much higher range than the Wii U.
The only advantage I can see, is that the Wii U will have Mario Kart 8, which isn't even out yet.
So what advantages does Wii U have over PC?

AVahne

#31

AVahne commented on Ronimo Games: PS4 And Xbox One Are More Of The...:

And? Dualshock 4 has a clickable touchpad. It may not be a screen, but it's still a touch input.
Anyway, as someone whose owned a Wii U since launch, I've yet to see anything truly revolutionary with it. It was great in the very beginning, but the excitement drained away pretty quickly. Right now I'm only excited to play Mario Kart 8, X, and SMT x FE; games where I mostly only expect general gameplay and graphics improvements over their predecessors and not the type of games to prove that the Wii U's gimmick is something that's truly "must-have". (I could probably be proven wrong with X though. Probably.)

AVahne

#35

AVahne commented on Strategic Card Battler Gundam: Try Age SP Anno...:

@Damo
Though, wasn't there also that one Pokemon arcade game that was ported to 3DS with an included peripheral? In all the footage I saw of the arcade version there were 3D models, but in the 3DS version there were only static 2D images.

AVahne

#41

AVahne commented on Little Inferno Has Sold A Million But Gamers D...:

Huh , I thought the game was about growing up, getting out of your shell, and living life to the fullest and/or exploring everything around you. I guess only someone whose been in depression would think that; though, where the hell did people get global warming from?

AVahne

#42

AVahne commented on Strategic Card Battler Gundam: Try Age SP Anno...:

I find these types of games pointless. Obviously the 3DS version will omit any kind of eye candy; they'll likely just have 2 static images of different mobile suits bumping into each other each round and call it a battle.
I'd rather have Vita's Gundam Breaker localized, but then again I can just utilize the ancient ultimate technique sadly forgotten by Nintendites: importing.

AVahne

#48

AVahne commented on One Piece Unlimited World Red Is Sailing To Wi...:

Hm, with the Vita version, I can import a physical copy or buy from PSN (once I get a memory card). With PS3, I can buy physical locally or buy from PSN. With 3DS, I can buy physical locally. However with Wii U it's digital-only, which is not an option for retail-priced games for me because of the lack of an account system. It's too bad;my only home console atm is the Wii U, but I won't be able to play the game and play co-op on the console since I'd be foolish to waste that much money on the eShop.

AVahne

#50

AVahne commented on Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Se...:

I don't even have a PS4 or the intention of getting one anytime soon, but even I can tell that it's superior to the Wii U in almost every regard. Only things that Wii U has over it are a better streaming technology (though the Gamepad's screen is VASTLY inferior to just about every single other modern hand-held/mobile/portable screen other than the 3DS) and Nintendo first-party games (mostly Mario Kart) and third-party exclusives.
Wii U also has true backwards-compatibilty, however PS4 is region-free so that more than evens out.