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Playing modern classics since 1988.

Male, 27, United States

Video games are my passion, and Nintendo is the heart of that passion. Also, ponies rock.

Wed 5th March, 2014

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AshFoxX commented on Cabbage Is The Dream Nintendo Game That Never Was:

It sounds like a dumb idea for me now, but I am now 27. If this had happened in 1998, I would have lost my mind with how awesome it was. After all, I spent about three years pining on about how awesome the 64DD was going to be... I cried a lot in the late 90's/early 00's.



AshFoxX commented on Extreme Exorcism is Creeping Onto the Wii U eS...:

@Ogbert said: "That's like saying Need for Speed is misleading as it's not a tie in to the film Speed."

This being said, I still look for new ways to 'play' Speed. It's stupid, but every time I watch it, I just want to jump on GTA and run a bus off the road with a sticky bomb on the belly.



AshFoxX commented on Talking Point: Retro Gamers Beware, PAC-MAN 25...:

This is all the usual counting Nintendo's eggs before they hatch. Nintendo has, for quite some time now, disappointed many of us with some decisions, and while we continue to scream and shout from our arm chairs about what they need to do to succeed, Nintendo unveils what they are working on, and it's either utterly brilliant, or undeniably curious and unexpected.

I have faith that Nintendo and DeNA will follow suit with whatever plans they may hold for 'mobile offerings' in the coming months.



AshFoxX commented on Gawk at the Dragon Quest VIII Promotional Post...:

I've given up. Squenix is too lazy to hire a freelance fan group to translate text to an official western release (and of course, this one and VII are ALREADY TRANSLATED so no excuses are feasible) so we will be forced to wait until a reliable 3DS flash cart is created and patch an English translation to the rom, and they have only themselves to blame for losing out on the potential to make money and western fans happy.

It's Tomodatchi Collection all over again, but at least my dabbling with that rom got me interested to buy Tomodatchi Life, which I did! Don't get me wrong, YES I can play VII and VIII right now on my PS2, but I am a lot more comfortable playing all of my RPG's on handhelds now and I would prefer if Squenix would stop jerking us around like this.



AshFoxX commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:

I actually expressed my fear of downloaded games' longevity about five years ago, and everyone I talked to didn't understand why it was such a big deal and considered me an idiot. As a retro gamer myself, I expressed fear of losing my entire catalog of PC games or, later still, my PS3 and small 3DS and Wii U libraries with something as simple as a dead drive in as little time as five-ten years into the future, while my 30+ year-old copy of Super Mario bros./Duck Hunt will still work every time, granted I wipe down the connections once in awhile.

I'm glad others are starting to wake up and see that a downloaded game is a lease on a license, and not a merit of ownership, which I think was helped along with some of the servers on the Wii being removed, and other events mentioned in the article. I can see the benefit, with unlimited stock and instant access to games and content all in the comfort of your own home, but as long as physical media is around, I will always try to own my games instead of lease them.

It's the reason I am about to spend almost $60 for Ocarina of Time 3D for a beat up eBay physical cart instead of $40 for a download version. I figure about 30 years from now, pirates will be the only way many of us will be able to get these games anymore.



AshFoxX commented on Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak System Is Looking T...:

I like that controller, but I am still waiting for an all-in-one console that can play N64 and Sega Saturn games. My N64 still works fine but the ability to dump the ROM onto the internal drive would be a very nice bonus for when I visit friends houses. As for my interest in Sega Saturn, it's the only 'major' console I've never had a working version of and I have a few games from there I want to play.



AshFoxX commented on Hardware Review: REVO K101 Plus:

I'm glad they decided to add a port for the link cable, if the DS had a way for me to play Mario Kart Advance Circuit with my friends, this would not even be on my radar. (I have a cart that turned out to be bootlegged and it won't save so I get by with my flash cart on DS.)



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

I have never respected Reggie as much as I do now after seeing him work out the same way I do with two Gamecubes. Also, love that he used the power pad cheat with track and field. All that was missing was the controller equivalent with an electric toothbrush, but I don't think that method was as well known. (That or show him lazing about with the NES Advantage with the turbo on. Nintendo Power loved expressing the advantages of turbo buttons in the NES era.)



AshFoxX commented on Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U Titles Which Wi...:

A 'proper'** 3D Mario title this year would be nice, and as much as I like Galaxy, I hope it moves on to something more unique. N64 had SM64, Gamecube had Sunshine, and Wii had the Galaxy games. It would make sense for the next 3D Mario title to be something different.

**Proper refers to the argument that Super Mario 3D World can be considered this generations 3D Mario game, whereas I am referring to the games where you have missions in a large environment connected to a hub with no time limit and tons of exploration.



AshFoxX commented on Parent Trap: Splatoon Is The Perfect Family Fi...:

I wonder if they can implement a way for the 3DS (or more realistically the New 3DS) to work as a way for more local multiplayer options. I know the system can't emulate the Wii U visually, but maybe it can work through streaming or just use a less intensive visual detail to allow more players to have their own 'gamepad' in a sense, almost like cross play.

I'm not saying it's even possible, but it would be great to solve the local multiplayer problem. I also don't really understand the issue with having split screen, the guy who might be peeking at your location is going to be directly next to you and you can just slap him in the back of the head, same way you would 15 years ago with Goldeneye.



AshFoxX commented on Video: Teenagers React To Duck Hunt And The Ic...:

I usually hate Teens React videos on YouTube because it highlights how arrogant Generation Y can be in the worst of times. However, Duck Hunt to this day is still the best 'Am I sober enough to drive' test I have ever used. If I can't clear up to level 20, I stay home or call a cab.



AshFoxX commented on Video: Did You Know Gaming? Explores the Fasci...:

What the heck is a 'Super Famicom Disk Drive'? and why did it show a picture of the 'Famicom Disk System' instead? And why did he call the Famicom a Super Famicom?

Usually I love DYKG? videos, but that is far too egregious an error to just not say anything.



AshFoxX commented on Poll: Did The Splatoon Global Testfire Hit Its...:

By the time I found out about the trial, the second session had already ended and the third would be too early in the morning for me to play, so I was a little disappointed. Unfortunately unless I have a friend who lets me try the game, I don't know if I'll be buying this at full price at launch. Like a few of you have said, I am not one to buy into a game with such strong multiplayer focus for two reasons. 1, I don't tend to enjoy playing online with strangers due to elitists and griefers, and 2, this game will have a limited life span as servers do not last forever, and the options for single player and local play are slim (at this time, but that could be fixed in a later update.)

Also i still feel that the control scheme could be a deal-breaker for me, so it's unfortunate I didn't get to try the demo. I have been burned more than a few times by games everyone loved and I couldn't get comfortable with the 'revolutionary' game control. For a shooter, this is important to feel confident with. I will wait for a sale unless one of my friends decides to beat me to it.



AshFoxX commented on Nintendo Outlines 2015 Software Plans, Star Fo...:

Project Giant Robot coming in a few weeks? I thought it was a proof of concept, especially since we haven't heard anything about it since it was toyed around with at E3 last year. Not even a title change? I was under the impression that the two project games - particularly 'Guard' - were tests of modes that Star Fox U might implement.



AshFoxX commented on Don't Worry Colour-Blind Gamers, Splatoon Has ...:

This is an awesome feature, although all I could think about was the 'dead squirrel' viral game gear commercial where some kid hits himself in the head with a dead squirrel to see color on the game boy.

I tried to find a gif, I really did.



AshFoxX commented on Feature: What NEC And Hudson Did Next: The Dis...:

I'm one of the few I suppose that knew the PC-FX and it's unique take on video games, although it suffered the same problem the Neo Geo consoles and handhelds had which is an overabundance of fighting games; a genre which outside of SSB does not interest me. However, if anyone would like to know a bit more about the system, there is a great video on the console and some of it's games on the YouTube channel for Game Sack.

I highly recommend the duo's other videos as well. The hosts are childhood friends, one of which is a Sega fanboy, the other a Nintendo fanboy, so you know you are in for a good time no matter what video you watch from them.



AshFoxX commented on Yooka-Laylee Character Designer Spills on Crea...:

I can't believe the amount of work that has gotten done in just a few months. I have high hopes for Yooka-Laylee since it still has another year and a half of dev time and an overwhelming amount of funding to get it just right.

I am hoping against all hope that it has a proper retail release though.



AshFoxX commented on Review: Titanic Mystery (3DS eShop):

Why are there so many hidden object Titanic games? I love the Titanic and the only positive gaming experience I have had with the ship is the unlockable Titanic in Hydro Thunder. (You know, the one that steers like a forklift.)

Other than that, I have had some fun with recreations of the ship as maps for Second Life and Garrys Mod. I keep seeing Titanic video games and they always turn out to be these hidden object games. I don't get it.



AshFoxX commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the Splatoon D...:

A tutorial demo could be the difference between me buying this or not. I don't play a LOT of shooters, but I have a few that I enjoy playing with friends such as TimeSplitters and Unreal Tournament. This one is different enough that I will have to try it first.



AshFoxX commented on Exclusive: Behind The Scenes On Playtonic's Yo...:

I was going to back this, but they are already well over where they need to be in terms of funding, and I'm holding out for a retail release, if it happens.

Either way, I'm definitely buying this day 1, and definitely for Wii U.



AshFoxX commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

My problem is not with pricing. My problem is with availability. Most of the games released for Wii U VC are re-hashes from Wii, and they add nothing that would make me want to buy them again. Game Boy Advance is nice, but I'd rather they had been put on the handheld where they belong, as I'm sure with some tweaking it could be done without issue, especially considering the efforts of homebrew have been doing it for years already.

The only thing I find interesting about Wii U VC is the DS games since it utilizes the gamepad in interesting ways, but as a fan of N64, I want to see more releases. The slow trickle is expected as every game needs to be emulated for the platform for the best performance, but 22 unique games total over Wii and Wii U for a console that released nearly 400 is just awful, and due to licensing issues, many of the best games for the platform may never materialize. (Pretty much anything Rare that isn't DK.)

If we had access to the entire library of games from console's past, or at least a decent stream of releases, I would not have a problem. I even understand not being able to download games I bought on Wii because that was pre Nintendo Network. NES games don't belong on 3DS and GBA games don't belong on Wii U. The only way this is okay is if a cross-buy system is in place for games that could work on both pieces of hardware.

After all, we are in a post Nintendo Network world where our purchases are connected to us through a unique identity that can easily carry over to future hardware and services.