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I'm a digital artist, wannabe game designer, and all around nice person. I love Nintendo and most video games.

Mon 4th November, 2013

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Action51 commented on Tomonobu Itagaki Explains Why the Pro Controll...:

I love this comment section...

Right away we get told that the "NDF" will be filled with rage and that the "fanboys" will do this and that...

So "NDF" and "fanboys" are apparently anyone who doesn't hate the gamepad? Because I'm seeing people talking about their preference of game controller, but not a lot of rage...and the "pro gamepad" people are the most calm and rational despite being goaded by trolls.

Me? I own both the gamepad and the pro-controller and I like them both and feel they both have their uses.

Sorry people looking to create conflict...Itagaki's comments are more of a curiosity and conversation starter then a rage catalyst.

Better luck next time!



Action51 commented on First Impressions: Trying to Believe in Devil'...:

"Devil's Third seduced us in 2014, trumpeted as a mature exclusive that would change the way we think about action shooters, promising to be a system seller. "

Thomas...come on, man.

It's okay to trash this game, but don't pretend there has been any other major reaction to it other then "it look like a PS2 Game" from gaming media and the internet.

This hype you speak of...where was it?



Action51 commented on Review: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (3DS ...:

For those dissing AVGN:

Have you ever actually watched some of his episodes?

Sure there is profanity and toilet humor, but there is also some interesting points and video game history to be learned. Watch his episode on "Pong consoles" or "Double Vision".

In his angry ranting, he actually deconstructs the flaws and processes that make a game terrible. For those of us that grew up in the 8 and 16 bit eras, it's quite cathartic to see him tear apart some of the games we wasted good money and time on!



Action51 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Approach to Transfor...:

@k8sMum said:

"Part of the problem may be that ninty knows they will be forgiven anything."

Sorry...I had to do a spit take...

People are still salty over the N64 using cartridges...People are still salty about Other M, People are still salty about Sticker Star and Star Fox Assault...

"Ninty" is rarely forgiven. Even when they make great games, the sins of the past are never truly forgiven.



Action51 commented on Nintendo Apologises for eShop Issues Caused by...:

Wow, talk about first world problems.

It's not perfect, but it's really not cost effective to maintain a server structure large enough to handle these occasional rushes and peak downloads, if they occur every few months for a few hours right after announcement, and then for the other 99% of the time, they handle 99% less traffic.

This most certainly does happen to other platforms, whether hacked or not.



Action51 commented on Guide: Here Are the Live Nintendo-Related Stre...:

Hahah, love that shot from the extremely awkward Ubisoft presentation with Aisha Tyler.

Aisha Tyler is both beautiful and funny, and I loved her on Talk Soup and Archer...but I never realized she was such an amazon, and in stiletto heels she towered over those pasty Ubisoft devs, along with the lack of direction and the existing awkwardness of the live-stage show was actually kind of funny to watch for the wrong reasons.




Action51 commented on Hyrule Warriors Is Slashing Its Way to 3DS:

The obligatory negative from the wide world of Nintendo trolling seems to be "Oh noes, Wii U loses an exclusive!"....

A year later, and the game that very few people expected to succeed is getting a special 3DS edition. I really can't see the downside. Pretty much anyone who was gonna buy it on Wii U already has it, and for those with just a 3DS...good news.



Action51 commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Approach is Often Peculi...:

@EngieBengie - Why are you trolling here?

"Being different doesn't make you the best. Just sayin'."

Interesting comment considering the article does not say that (I guarantee you did not read it) nor did anyone in the comments above yours.

"TwilightAngel something I said bugging you, pal?"

Actual proof of trolling.

"So many people can learn something from just that last line you wrote."

I think you're under the impression that everyone is living under a rock, and we haven't heard the chorus of trolls, critics, detractors, fanboys, haters, clickbaiters and prophets of Nintendoom for the last how many years detailing every one of Nintendo's shortcomings in excruciating detail.

Even in an article like this, where the focus is on Nintendo's lighter side, we have you and others making sure everyone knows Nintendo isn't perfect and not selling as well as in previous eras.

Okay...we are now super-duper aware of Nintendo's sins and transgressions, mission accomplished, lol.



Action51 commented on Feature: Yoshi's Woolly World, Like Kirby's Ep...:

@Bolt_Strike - Whoa slow down there, buddy!

Have you actually played "Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze"

TBH, most of what you say comes off as:
"criteria that I wanted and expected for certain games was not met, therefore my opinion = these games are objectively bad"

This attitude of yours is very much in line with many modern gamers who have a hard time separating facts from opinions...It's ironic in fact that you accuse Nintendo of falling into patters and lacking innovation based solely on them not re-using mechanics from the games you liked better.

So essentially you feel they copied the "wrong" games.



Action51 commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

Couple of comments/observations:

1) As far as damaging the eshop, one of the biggest culprits are the publishers themselves. I can't tell you how many times I've seen an indie game released on the Wii U eshop at full price the SAME WEEK it goes on sale on Steam for a fraction of the price. (Recent example, Ultratron)

  • Releasing these games late on the eshop is already a problem, but then discounting them on other services the week of release?...Is a recipe for disaster on the new platform.

2) I blame mobile, F2P, emulation, piracy, and all the methods by which many of us consume entertainment for little to no cost.

  • Not sure what the solution is here: People love free stuff. People who used to steal physical media from stores took risks and faced legal consequences...stealing intellectual property digitally pretty much goes without any real consequence.

3) People will pay $120 for "premium edition" day one games from the big hyped up publishers, but whine if they have to pay a buck for a quality game that doesn't have big-budget, "next-gen-ish" graphics.

  • Marketing works...and the key demographic they target will spend all their disposable income on the latest hype, then turn into Mr. Thrifty when it comes to all other gaming experiences.


Action51 commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Is Skipping E3...:

Oh god, brace yourselves for the wild conspiracies and hate.

Thankfully this website and our community here is pretty good overall and I'd like to join those who wish good health to Mr. Iwata and his family if that's what keeps him from E3 again this year.



Action51 commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Plans are a Perfect Bl...:



Did you watch Nintendo's E3 coverage last year? They had a big Smash Bros competition, but that didn't stop them from releasing a great digital event...and then following it up with 3 days of treehouse events, demos, interviews, and coverage...and they plan to do that again this year.

You're throwing the baby out with the bathwater here...check out some of the articles here on this site, you'll see that E3 is going to be much more then the World Championships.



Action51 commented on Wii U and 3DS Continue Improved Sales in the U...:

@Peach64 - let's take a look at some of these things being said in perspective:

1) You throw your weekly fit over people not being doom and gloom over the numbers. You say 43 thousand in April is "terrible"...

  • I'm gonna say nope. 43,000 isn't good or great, but it's not bad either. Here's the thing...The Wii U is over two years old, and stuck in that mid-spring game drought.

We're talking about a console that many people wrote off, and the gaming media and have been actively betting on it's downfall since shortly after it's launch.

If we're being honest, we should be saying...under the circumstances, and at this point in it's life with everything going against it, that it's endured...43,000 is....Okay. Just Okay.

2) I have heard a lot of conspiracies about third parties, but none of the ones you describe



Action51 commented on Here's The First Round Of Songs Confirmed For ...:

Of Monsters and Men "Little Talks" is an amazing song...but it's not really much of a guitar jam. Same with The War on Drugs "Under the Pressure"... both great songs.

After the gut wrenching badness that was the 00's, I'm glad to see there's some quality indie/alternative rock being made again, and that some of it is even breaching the mainstream, but I think the age of "guitar rock" ended sometime in the late 90s...



Action51 commented on Gallery: Fresh Xenoblade Chronicles X Footage,...:

@starman292 A quarter of the way through? It's hard to say...

What area are you on? There is soooo much more game to see then what you've seen at level 27.

As for the artwork, I love the look of these mechs. They don't do anything radical in their design, but they're all designed extremely well.



Action51 commented on Natsume Has Eight Game Boy Advance Titles Prep...:

Yes, excuse me....but I believe Mineral Town has all the friends it needs right now, and does not require anymore, thank you.

If Natsume doesn't hold the Lufia GBA license, then who does? I'd love to see that come to VC.



Action51 commented on Review: Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures (Wii ...:


I certainly hope you're trolling, or you just don't like AVGN...

This is an actual well-crafted, challenging, platformer with appropriate 8-bit style graphics, amazing chiptune soundtrack, and tons of homages to the AVGN show and the terrible games he reviews.

If you stripped away the foul language and Nerd show humor, you would still have a fun, but incredibly challenging shooter/platformer game.



Action51 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

Just an observation:

I think there is a lot of anger and disappointment in the post-mobile "8th gen" of gaming, and Nintendo is taking a lot of the flak for it...some deservedly, some unfairly.

For all the outrage and disappointment in the Wii U, I'm looking around and wondering where is all the compelling software on any platform?

Let's face it...the indie scene and the 3DS are the most interesting facets of game development right now.

I think people were expecting Nintendo to swoop in and "save gaming" but instead they launched the first of the underwhelming "next gen" consoles and it turned out to be a marginal improvement over last with even more fickle support from third party mega-publishers.

Long development times, mediocre releases after months of hype, and a race to the bottom in pricing and marketplace exposure...this is not just a Nintendo problem, but they're certainly having the toughest time adapting.

People need to reign in their expectations a little, unless you can honestly tell me that you were totally satisfied with this year's Ubi, EA, and Activision releases as the mind blowing "next gen" wonderment we were promised.



Action51 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:


This is going nowhere fast, as I suspected it would.

First off, I don't think you are "superior" I think you come off as though you believe you are, and you are extremely condescending to anyone who doesn't share your Nintendoom™ script.

There's nothing more I can do but repeat what I've already said about that, so take it under advisement or disregard it...I'm just telling it like I see it, man.

You do sound like a broken record, you keep insisting anyone who isn't as full of cynical anger at Nintendo as you are is delusional... That was my point, and you do seem to confirm this with every post, but I suppose you've gotten so used to doing it you've become oblivious to it.

Broken record thing...yeah...I feel that too. Anyway...that's all I got, have a good one.



Action51 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:


Your post says one thing, but your previous posts and history say another. You may not even realize how negative and condescending you have become.

Either way, I wouldn't take the time to comment unless it were something that I found to be repetitive and insulting.

You clearly leave many with the impression that not only are you unhappy with everything Nintendo does, but that you feel yourself superior to anyone provincial and delusional enough to feel otherwise.

Just saying.



Action51 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

@MasterBlaster - Okay, sounds like you're here to get attention and troll.
@Quorthon - Aren't you just super enlightened then?

" They also finally see how insufferable so many Nintendo fans can be in their absurd denials of reality."

I think you need a few extra scoops of condescending to hand out to the fanbases of every platform and a few to the gamers of this generation in general.

Let's just make something clear, not everyone is going to enjoy gaming the same way. I used to own Sony console, but I see nothing in their last two that appeals to me or makes me want to own them when I'm capable of putting a PC together.

What's the difference?

  • You won't find me on Playstation related boards complaining about every little decision that Sony makes now that they've lost my interest as a consumer and I've moved on.

I think you have to let it go...if you aren't a fan of Nintendo consoles then that's fine...but I have no right to tell people who like Sony or Microsoft or Ouya...or whatever consoles how foolish they are, and I'm so tired of self-righteous attention seekers like you who try to tell me what I'm supposed to like.

We get it...Nintendo is terrible and you are better then us for realizing it. Just let me go down with my Nintendoomed™ ship in peace.



Action51 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:


For a free bonus feature experiment, you sure seem upset, like you had to pay money for it, or that this was only added by removing something else that was promised when you bought your Amiibo.

This is what frustrates me so much about today's gamers: so spoiled and cynical you have to gripe about a totally free, optional thing that you would have never missed in the first place.

"what? Free tacos included with my soup and salad bar? I bet they don't even have fresh jalapeño lame."



Action51 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

@Achoo - Never underestimate the rapid response of paid astroturf trolls and hardcore Sony/MS fanboys...

It's funny....for how irrelevant and doomed they tell us Nintendo always is, the big N sure seems to draw a lot of attention and take up a large amount of time and energy from these doom-sayers and haters.



Action51 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:


Wow dude, your long post reads like a script of every negative, anti-Nintendo talking point.

I kind of question why people like you even stick around a Nintendo related seem to be unhappy and cynical regarding their every product and decision.

My advice would be to sell your Nintendo products (if you even have any) and try a different gaming platform for the time being.

I get that there is plenty of room for criticism of Nintendo, but when a person seems to have reason and inclination to trash every little thing they do as predictably as Tuesday following may be time to move on and find a healthier pursuit that doesn't leave you mired in constant disappointment.



Action51 commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 1st...:

I personally thought this was a great direct, but then I'm a huge RPG fan, and fan of Atlus and Intelligent System (esp Fire Emblem) games, so it was awesome for me.

It was nice to see a lot of support for Wii U and thet they actually listened to a lot of fan demand: Localizing Fatal Frame and Splatoon Amiibo to start with!



Action51 commented on Feature: The Big Nintendo Direct Summary - 1st...:


I knew it, I said that we'd see nothing new to announce (N64 doesn't count because they said it was coming a long time ago), no star fox and a long time ago, I said Smash DLC was coming, people denied it and argued with me and well, here it is.

You didn't get SMT xFE and Fatal Frame announced in your territory?

Sometimes I wonder if people just enjoy being negative or looking for negatives to point out.



Action51 commented on Talking Point: It's Too Early to Write Off the...:

@Darknyht - with that reasoning, I can't imagine how infuriated you are by most western mega-publishers and their online only arena shooters, more DLC then game releases, or 4-6 hour linear campaigns.

Am I right?

edit: and these aren't "budget" titles...these are $60 (+season pass) full retail priced!