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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 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

#2

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

#4

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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#6

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.

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#8

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

#9

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

#10

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

#11

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

#12

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

#14

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

#17

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

#18

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.

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#21

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?

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#24

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

#25

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

#26

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

#27

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

#30

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.

AlbertoC

#33

AlbertoC commented on 3DS Region-Free Hack is Hacked by Hackers:

@Zodiak13: In fact, that's exactly why I only frequent this site over all gaming sites. The content is seriously documented within their own rules and the staff is amazingly friendly yet responsive. If it were other gaming sites, I'd bet this article would have witty comments, to put it somehow appropriate, all over it.

The rules against piracy and all are not because lack of "freedom of speech", but to avoid any kind of issue with Nintendo or any other party in the first place. Like when certain pokemon site got a cease and desist note from Nintendo for publishing screenshots of the then-unreleased in the west Black and White pokemon games for documenting fifth gen pokemon. The webmasters had to replace everything with Ditto (claiming that pokemon isn't eligible of copyright due to its nature).

It's complicated.

AlbertoC

#35

AlbertoC commented on Feature: Nintendo Games We'd Love to See in 2014:

Rosalina's Observatory... Interesting concept, an AR planetarium. Sadly, it would need better hardware, given that the 3DS cameras are low resolution and have very low light sensibility.

@AlexSora89 "Super Mario Galaxy 1+2 = 3D" for the 3DS.
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Wowzers... Does that mean that... Half life 3 is confirmed? XD

AlbertoC

#36

AlbertoC commented on Weirdness: Try Not To Squirm As This Doomed Mi...:

Wow.

Remember that anyone may or may not be whoever they say to be: Man, woman, bot or chimera. Even if they have photos of "themselves".

I had some other words and safety advices, but on second thought... Nah. Read about internet safety yourself. Ask your friend Google about it.

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#37

AlbertoC commented on 3DS Hack Removes Region Locking For Retail Car...:

Quoting my favorite part. "...it no longer runs DS ROMS, but rather only retail 3DS cartridges. It is then apparently possible to run 3DS retail games (only legitimate copies) from another region on any 3DS, essentially breaking the region lock."

I approve of using a flashcart for losing the posibility of using flashcarts for good and removing the region locking to hard copies of difficultly and legitimately obtained, exotic games from Shangri-La. Have a good day.

@kolz @MAB: That exactly is the very essence of it, my friend. Playing exotic games in their original languages. Some of us like and value it since they give us a chance and a reason to practice any foreign language we're studying. We are in a globalized world, developers should let us choose what language we read on, and Game Freak with their latest Pokemon installment gave a push in the right direction in this regard. Some other games even have the option to include the original voice acting, which is a rare yet delightful ocurrence.

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#38

AlbertoC commented on Pokémon Bank Remains Offline in Japan as Nint...:

I pressume they are setting up extra infrastructure for load-balancing (A gateway/proxy and an additional cluster of servers, maybe? Given they are charging the service i would hope so). At this scale the implementation takes several weeks, if not months. I wouldn't hold my breath.

Let's just rely on wonder trade a little longer. They are really giving several unobtainable pokemon. (Still, teams with legendary trios or the like will remain a japanese exclusive, and a small portion of said users at that.)

AlbertoC

#40

AlbertoC commented on NES Remix Miiverse Contest Cancelled Due To Em...:

While this game exploit doesn't require modifying hardware or software to do, when done in competitive environments it's downright cheating.

I always find it amazing how people can discover such advantageous software bugs.

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#41

AlbertoC commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

3DS First-Party Retail Game of the Year - Very tough question.

@Guybrush_Threepwood It's OK to go against the current and have your own choices and all... But i'm curious to know if you have played it. The hype is not just hype, the game is really good: level design are creative (while some elements are taken from the galaxy games you never feel it's something you have played before) and very polished, the graphics are absolutely amazing for Nintendo's first party standards to date, and playing it alongside 3 friends can get as crazy as it's fun. Also, it's always good to give a Wii U game some exposure, especially to people who haven't seen any other consoles than Sony / Microsoft ones.

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#45

AlbertoC commented on Pokémon X & Y Update Mandatory for Online Pla...:

"Does the arrival of this patch renew your confidence in playing these titles online?"

Hmm... Somewhat. How polluted with people wanting downright unfair and impossible trades the GTS is? (Genuine question, i don't yet own either game)

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#46

AlbertoC commented on SpillPass-Pi Could be a Clever Workaround for ...:

In the UNAM (Mexico's national autonomous university), at the faculty of engineering (where I have finished my studies and have almost graduated as of now) Arduino is more popular because of the lower level of programming it offers: as it is a microcontroller (put in simple terms, a microprocessor mounted on a circuit board with with just some other circuits and ports connected: a subset of what a computer has) with a lot of add-on modules, it is versatile enough to be used for electronic and computer engineers alike. We could buy the ethernet or VGA port add-ons, while keeping the module attractive and affordable for those who just want an automated control system, a sensing interface, an independent data-output device (such as 8-segment displays) or something similar. They also offer courses on what to do with an Arduino and how to write code for it, and even when it is extremely cheap, they sometimes offer some sponsoring.

On the other hand, while the same vendors who carry the Arduino also sell the Raspberry Pi, they are less popular, not supported by the faculty, a bit more expensive and a lot less documented (although it's nothing Google can't fix).

While i know what Nintendo Zone is, on my 3DS i have tucked away that "useless" icon (alongside Face Raiders and safety info), since it's very unlikely i will ever use it. Unless i buy a raspberry pi / some other alternative for setting up a Nintendo Zone at home, that is.

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#47

AlbertoC commented on Fit Meter Iwata Asks Outlines Panasonic Partne...:

Personally, i like my pedometers pokemon-flavoured. On my pokewalker i have 6,886,055 steps recorded over a span of 1364 days (since Pokemon HG/SS release). On a regular week day i make around 7,500 steps, 2500 under the "recommended" or "considered healthy" number of 10,000 daily steps. That, of course, with all the Pokemon related goodies (some of which cannot be transfered to new generations, by the way).

I'm also curious to know what happens when the total count reaches 9,999,999 + 1. How / does the hardware manage the overflow?

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#48

AlbertoC commented on Majora's Mask Appears Again, This Time as a Ne...:

All we know is that now a high-polygon count model of a Skull Kid exists, and will appear on SSB. It may or may not be reused for, or taken from, certain N64 game that a lot of people want re-released as a 3DS game.

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#50

AlbertoC commented on Rune Factory Developer Neverland Closes Its Doors:

Rune Factory 4... So much detail, so much content, so much personality... The perfect blend between Harvest Moon and Final Fantasy gameplay. Even when the graphics failed to deliver, the game itself is a true masterpiece. I really mourn this news: Rune Factory as we know it is now in question, even when another sequel is (JUST) possible.

I really hope someone will pick up their franchises. Natsume sounds like a good candidate since they also make Harvest Moon.

...Damn.