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AlbertoC

AlbertoC

Male, 23, Mexico

Computer engineer and game enthusiast. I like to code, play games that value the time i give to them (opposed to, you know... "freemium") and learning languages.

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Sun 12th June, 2011

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AlbertoC

#1

AlbertoC commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

What a week.

First, we get leaked footage from Smash Bros for 3DS. Next we get news that freaking Link from the legend of Zelda is going to be playable in MARIO kart as DLC, nothing less. Then a NEW (literally) 3DS line is announced: both regular and XL varieties.

If it weren't because april fools is nowhere near september... I'm surprised, to say the least.

I'll upgrade to the new 3DSXL since the circle pad is failing on my old one. (The north-east diagonal goes only halfway according to the calibration tool, and yes, i've tried calibrating it several times.)

AlbertoC

#2

AlbertoC commented on Hyrule Warriors Update to Bring New Game Mode:

Hopefully it will be any sort of online mode. If it isn't it won't be a deal-breaker to me, though.

Also, pretty nice picture. It presents Queen Zelda as a femme fatale, or in Snake's words, as a thorned, beautiful rose.

AlbertoC

#4

AlbertoC commented on Bravely Second Shows Off New City and Job Outfits:

Those red eyes... Alas, is Magnolia posessed or something?

Well, whatever. As for the clothes, I like this iteration of the time mage outfit a lot better than the original. Not to mention I prefer this red mage outfit any day of the week.

AlbertoC

#5

AlbertoC commented on Gallery: A Closer Look At 13 amiibo Toys:

I want a Zelda one. Perhaps a Yoshi and a Palutena, too. Not because they're used for Smash, but because they're amazingly well done and might look nice just in display on any desk (well, obviously I don't know about their durability, but they do look pretty detailed in these preview pictures).

AlbertoC

#12

AlbertoC commented on Hyrule Warriors Downloadable Costume Sets Feat...:

Is that a hookshot?
Is that the bridge of Eldin?
Above all: Is that TLOZ: Twilight Princess' Zelda?

My interest in this game has skyrocketed just with this batch of pictures.

EDIT: How about the Skull Kid wearing the Majora's mask being playable? Now that would be cool!

AlbertoC

#13

AlbertoC commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire Footage R...:

@Vrael I don't know how did you arrive to that conclusion. I watched the black screen saying that there was anime airing, then the pokemon trozei contest, then the guy in pink seeking stuff around the house. Then publicity. Everything for kyogre and groudon saying "wraah". I watched it all, too.

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#16

AlbertoC commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokémon Alpha Sapphire ...:

The cosmetic changes of the box-art legendaries might be:
a) Just a marketing / design decision,
b) Alternate forms for Groudon and Kyogre.
Take your pick.

Also, in Europe and Japan the boxes are red and blue. I miss the good days where the cartridges were all glittery, transparent or just colored. Perhaps the manufacturing process or the material used doesn't allow it. Perhaps they're not longer made like that just because corporate decissions / economic reasons. But it would be nice, nonetheless.

AlbertoC

#19

AlbertoC commented on Ninterview: Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman on Mast...:

@Mew2King Hello, Jason.

I would like to also point what several other commenters have expressed about your interview. I assure you I wrote this with the utmost respect, regarding you not as a very skilled, fellow Smash Bros player (that you are), but as a human being. For one, I have decided to tell you directly, since I would like you to know why also I perceived the same thing.

Let me take some excerpts from the interview:

  • Overall it has to be Super Smash Bros. Melee. As a whole, I have that game mastered more than anybody and I’m very confident in it.
  • I am not held back in Brawl because I play the best character...
  • Finally my play style was perfect like a robot, so that’s how people ended up giving me those titles.
  • In a way I am gifted because my ability to learn is at a faster learning curve than the average person
  • I would love to work with a company to help make the next Pro Controller for Super Smash Bros. (...) If I don’t end up helping to make the next Pro Smash Controller then I honestly think that Nintendo should...

Talking about you is okay, because the interview is basically about who you are. Talking about what your aspiration is perfectly OK, so you can always seek to be a better player. Also, talking about what you have accomplished is wonderful, because you can show that your talent and the time you have poured into your true hobby has really paid off.

But what I perceived from the small excerpts taken from the interview is that you basically describe yourself being close to perfection or perfect, and that you basically are no match for everybody else. Having a lot of skill is one thing, but disregarding other people is another.

Finally, I would like to tell that my point of view, while just an opinion, was done with the best intentions in mind. I don't know you in real life, or how your personality is. I won't judge or label you as "arrogant" from a single article about you that surely more people have edited. But please take those words into account so people won't judge you like that again based solely on appearances.

I wish you the best of luck. Cheers.

P. S. To NL commenters: You are indeed free to tell what do you think on a particular topic, or in this case, a particular person. But there are always respectful ways to do so.

AlbertoC

#20

AlbertoC commented on Android Game Inspired by Muramasa Takes Some Heat:

Plenty of popular mobile games are in fact blatant rip-offs of other games, with ads and microtransactions. The lowest point of the gaming scale if you ask me.

Even Superman for N64 was an original creation and didn't have cash-grabbing schemes everywhere.

AlbertoC

#22

AlbertoC commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

To be honest, the original is still my favorite. Yet I surely didn't expect a first party game to be scored so lowly. And if Yarn Yoshi resembles Yarn Kirby, then i wouldn't be interested. Kirby's Epic Yarn made it IMPOSSIBLE to lose.

This aim at "casual" players is impacting the experience of some Nintendo games, and it's restraining the designers from putting obstacles or making longer / more intrincate stages. I'd say, if it gets hard, it got hard: time to practice. NES games didn't have a super guide, and some were awfully difficult.

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#24

AlbertoC commented on Weirdness: Engineer Uses Four Monitors to Disp...:

Having a four screen setup... The work he does should be a screen state demanding one to have a setup like that. Not everybody has more than two screens attached to their computer.

This most likely was done by stitching the stages on a long image, then extending the workspace four screens wide. But it's very creative, nonetheless.

AlbertoC

#26

AlbertoC commented on Nintendo's Expensive New Development Building ...:

More importantly, if these buildings resist several high magnitude earthquakes a year, and they facilitate the evacuation of the staff if an emergency ever happens (fires, floodings, bomb threats) everything is fine.

Living in a very seismic yet populated region, I look for that in any place. I rarely feel at ease at wherever that gives me the impression safety was a last minute add-on rather than a priority.

AlbertoC

#27

AlbertoC commented on Soapbox: The Nintendo Wi-Fi Disconnection Remi...:

Great article, Thomas. I completely agree with various of your points.

The most important thing about local multiplayer is the friday night gatherings with friends. Smash Bros + 4 controllers + snacks = we won't sleep before 4:00a. That definitely won't be the same with online play.

AlbertoC

#28

AlbertoC commented on Matters Of Import: Wonder Project J2 Brings Ma...:

『ワンダープロジェクトJ2 コルロの森のジョゼット』と言うN64のゲームは知りませんでした。

可愛くて楽しそうですが、日本から海外への発送で沢山な金を費やすので遊ぶの為に大変ですよ。それに、N64を点けられるかどうか分かりません。

(Or in other words, I didn't knew about this game. I can't play it since shipping might cost a lot. Besides, i don't know if my N64 still works.)

AlbertoC

#29

AlbertoC commented on Hacking Group Claims To Have Discovered Wii U ...:

Richard Stallman came to my university last year and made me think about a lot of these things. I'm just expressing my ideals, not forcing them upon anyone nor analyzing the moral fiber of the average Joe to know what these things could be used for.

AlbertoC

#30

AlbertoC commented on Hacking Group Claims To Have Discovered Wii U ...:

@Senario Most probably. There will always be people making the worst of good works. Way more people are excited that this could enable on the run memory modifiers (Or in other words, cheats) or play pirated games more than removing region lock, using the Wii U as a Blu-ray player or running a Skype client on it.

@R_Champ While many technical details haven't been released, and it might be so that they can analyze the ways Nintendo could patch / break it, you're not far from the truth in that it could just be boasting unless they show a real proof of concept instead of just binary dumps. I don't get where the "overweight" comments came from, though.

AlbertoC

#32

AlbertoC commented on Hacking Group Claims To Have Discovered Wii U ...:

Warning users who want to use flashcards or modify the original firmware to run code not approved by Nintendo that their consoles might brick completely was definitely the way to go. That's how a company handles piracy and I absolutely like it.

On the other hand, if this news means opening the possibility of taking complete control of the Wii U hardware without circumventing cryptographic and hard-coded security measures that protect copyrighted content, count me in. I'd really like a Skype client on the Wii U, and it's unlikely Microsoft would license or develop one.

I defend the idea of being the complete owner of the hardware I have, all while respecting the rights and markets of the owners of the software that run on it.

AlbertoC

#35

AlbertoC commented on CoroCoro Magazine Reveals New Rock/Fairy-Type ...:

Em... Fortunately, the GTS isn't full of people putting up random stuff for this thing. Yet. (Unfortunalety, the current situation is pretty much the same.) Once the movie is released, it will be the new Darkrai.

And yes, this, alongside the other two X/Y legends, was leaked on october. Kudos to the amazing people who did that possible, since it should have took a lot of effort, if not work, and it shows there are capable people. But it's at the same time a shame that the surprises are now ruined, for the most part.

AlbertoC

#36

AlbertoC commented on Feature: Monster Hunting with Kerry: Kechawach...:

Yeah, i know what it feels like. I recently got Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the recent sale and I'm finding it overwhelmingly complex and sometimes frustrating, to be honest.

Yet I personally like how the autor gives these articles a comical touch.

AlbertoC

#39

AlbertoC commented on Play: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate With Nintendo ...:

Hey everyone! My brother will be the one playing this time, since i own the 3DS version and lack a WLAN adapter for using the packet forwarding tool. His character's name is Roy, and his HR is just 2, so it's pretty meh. Some patience will be appreciated, OK?

AlbertoC

#42

AlbertoC commented on The Nintendo Phone Almost Happened A Decade Ago:

A Nintendo spokesperson has told GameSpot that they won't be releasing minigames for smartphone. So that definitely leaves out games. (phew)

EDIT: @Kyloctopus Due to the nature of the platform and the hardware, games must be designed differently: to be played at shorter intervals, using just the screen and gyroscope as controls, have limited file size, leading to limited graphic / video assets, and they usually have ads on them or have microtransactions. And personally, i don't like any of that in my games (except for the small file size).

The limited input options leaves me the impression that some games are playing themselves, such as racing ones. And generally speaking, you can't have a full-fledged, open world Need for Speed, or play a Smash Bros-like game properly / confortably. You can't run complex operations on mobile devices because that leads to overheating and lower battery life, so the AI and graphics are usually lower quality. Or when playing shooters: i own Dead Space for android, and i can't play it on my phone because the screen is too small for seeing what's happening, nor in my tablet because the device itself is too big to use the motion controls, so that game was basically just an expense.

In conclussion, there are some genres that suit small screens (such as puzzle games and some RPGs), and there are others that are definitely better played on other hardware (fighting and racing games, shooters).

AlbertoC

#43

AlbertoC commented on The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartpho...:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galápagos_syndrome
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/20/technology/20cell.html?_r=0

An overview of the curious japanese mobile phone market. Nintendo would have to compete against that in their own homeland if they were to release a mobile phone. (Yes, i'm aware the second article is a bit old... 2009)

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EDIT: I'll make sure to not stray from the topic at hand. But i also found this: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/09/technology/09paper.html

AlbertoC

#44

AlbertoC commented on The Nikkei Reports Potential Nintendo Smartpho...:

Uuuh... Let's be careful. This topic is a can of worms.

I can be sure of one thing: a Nintendo phone wouldn't be feasible because Nintendo would not only have Microsoft and Sony as competitors... But also phone manufacturers such as Asus (Google Nexus phones), Samsung, Sony again, Apple... And then they will be again playing catch-up with higher specs. Another spec game in which they lose is what they need least. Heck, in this day and age, with phones having eight core processors, 1080p displays, LTE connectivity, and whatnot... (As far as freaking IP57 rating, water and dust proof) and with flagship phones aiming to break the ultra HD barrier this year or the next... In the console department Nintendo is struggling and they have the creativity muscle. In the phone department Nintendo would meet a harsh entry point in an extremely overcrowded market.

Let's not forget that just in GSM several frequencies are used worldwide, and Nintendo would have to seek licenses for using the tech in each one. Next up is the fact that there would need to be GSM and CDMA versions. And don't get me started on the subject of CARRIERS.

No.

Just... no.

But let's see what they have to announce. I highly doubt they will devaluate their intelectual properties by releasing their games on other platforms, as adamant as they are (not only that, but Nintendo wouldn't get 100% of the sales the software gets, at least with the draconian Apple store policies). A better bet would be creating new ones, as that would be fresh air for the company's portfolio and short and mid-term sales projections.

AlbertoC

#45

AlbertoC commented on Feature: A Week of Super Smash Bros. Wii U and...:

Zelda, Rosalina and Viridi in one picture. There's one thing i thought i would never see.

What if there is additional dialogue while Pit is in the Kid Icarus stage, like Fox and Falco on Corneria and Snake on Shadow Moses Island in Melee and Brawl? What if Viridi has, once again, the talent of her KI:U voice actress Hynden Walch? As if like this SSB wasn't awesome enough?

Patience is a virtue, they say...

EDIT: Thanks for other commenters for pointing the Palutena "leak". And thanks NL for not posting about it. That aside, if the screenshots are not edited she probably is an assist trophy. Why jump to "she is playable" conclusions so fast?

AlbertoC

#48

AlbertoC commented on Video: This Bravely Default Story Trailer Goes...:

I heard about it last year and i wasn't interested. Played the demo (with extra content and transferable items) and now I will buy it on launch day.

That's a good marketing / sales strategy and management, EA. Take note.