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BLPs

Annihilate the squishies

Male, 18, United Kingdom

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#1

BLPs commented on Dahku Creations Announces Departure From Game ...:

I know what I'll do when making games. Avoid the app style. Granted, I don't aim for wholly casual games, granted they are easy to make. I remember making an Asteroids style thing in a few days while learning programming before moving on to my coursework, if only because I was bored XD

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#4

BLPs commented on Ubisoft's Latest UK Release Schedule Still Sho...:

@TheRealThanos

I honestly thought I was getting a bit ranty but, I guess not. I don't like saying the obvious either but sometimes you just have to sit back and look. Ubisoft isn't doing itself any favours and mature games I notice are getting less and less desirable. I noticed in school, an age disparity. I always liked kiddy games, as the folks call em, and my family has criticized this, but once I reached 17-18, people suddenly did a U-turn and went back to the games of old, the cartoony things.

I guess mature games aren't for mature people after all huh.

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#5

BLPs commented on Ubisoft's Latest UK Release Schedule Still Sho...:

@Sentinator

It received generally positive reviews, but the game was overall downgraded from what was initially shown, even though those files are still in the game and have to be hacked, Ubisoft claims it wasn't downgraded, and the controls have been criticized. The game is also cited as not being as revolutionary as Ubisoft wants us to think...

I tried doing an LP of Assassins Creed with a friend. We got so bored with the locales and repetitive structure that we canned it before we got half way into the game.

Yeah this seems worth. I often cheer for the underdogs but...I don't know. I'm about to start a Computer Games Design degree course, and I also know that games should be fun over looking pretty. I think I already have a few ideas for what I want to develop. ;) Maybe a spiritual successor to a certain Bandicoot...

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#6

BLPs commented on Ubisoft's Latest UK Release Schedule Still Sho...:

@Sentinator

I play mostly Nintendo titles too, for my Wii U anyway, as I also have a PS3, but if a good third-party title comes along, and several have, then I will damn well buy it if it is a good time.

Watch_Dogs doesn't even sound like that good of a game anyway, going by the general reception.

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#7

BLPs commented on Ubisoft's Latest UK Release Schedule Still Sho...:

In regards to this being the last Ubisoft "Mature" release, I want to call BS here for a moment.

I will say now, that here in the UK, what determines "Mature"? Easy. In movies, it's sexual scenes. A movie can have anything in it and it can reach 15 easily. To hit an 18 rating it needs those scenes. In games, it's largely the same.

A "Mature" game features violence, sex, swearing, and all the clichés of adult life.

Child friendly games, especially back in the day of the NES-GC/early PS2, where loaded with cartoon characters blowing up surreal environments, having fun, not swearing, but still killing (Technically). Ratchet and Clank got pretty graphic and that was rated 7, even with the whole blowing up of planets and skull cracking you did. What stopped it getting higher? Cartoon violence.

These games can also be pretty damn difficult. Now I'm not saying newer titles aren't, because some are, just look at Sonic Lost World or Rayman, a colourful title that will kick you hard, but back in the day, the kids could enjoy games like that. Sure, some games present mature themes, but are they really mature? No. Maturity is looking at themes and saying, "That's a bit disrespectful" or "I wouldn't do that, it isn't sensible" you know, like parents and schooling teach us.

Watch_Dogs isn't a mature game. It's a game with mature themes, that glorifies them. I will reason to say other games with lesser ratings handle some "Mature" themes better, like oppression, like the wars we see going on, and cyber-bullying and hacking, rather glorifying it into something fun. This is where Mature games fall flat. Sure the themes can be there, but you aren't actually being mature about it in an acceptable way other than for it to be edgy.

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#8

BLPs commented on Ubisoft's Latest UK Release Schedule Still Sho...:

I don't exactly know what to make of this generation. Nintendo is the only console that has games selling consistently at least (Because Knack lasted 2 weeks remember) and it also more games, and the exclusives are shaping up to be better titles, but the third party support isn't there from the so-called "Important" companies.

But the PS4 and Xbone aren't doing any better, that's the paradox of it all. Why refuse a system that sure, isn't as powerful (Like that stopped the NES, SNES and PS2 guys.) but has a longer life behind it, more exclusives available and a more dedicated fanbase with a wider range of games available as opposed to a system boasting nothing but incredible and hardware and graphics, with games that either sell well for a day or don't meet expectations, like Watch_Dogs.

The Wii U, at least for now, is the only system with games on it that are either interesting, fun to play for a long time, sell consistently (No matter how low those sales are, at least they stay constant) or not available on a system everyone already owns. I'm looking at you Titanfall. Plus the flagship game for the system at the moment isn't The Last of Us: Slightly HDer Super Turbo HD Remix Arcade Edition with a double Latte.

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#12

BLPs commented on Video: Evolution And Biking Shown In Pokémon ...:

@Interneto

Bull. I honestly think hearing Pikachu do it's Pika-speak is cute and all, it also ruins the immersion a bit. Like, why does Pikachu sound like it's from the anime, but when it evolves it becomes a sound effect again? Same with other Pokémon. If Pikachu is voiced, why isn't other popular anime Pokémon, or all Pokémon for that matter?

It's like what X and Y did with character models. Sure, here is a 3D model on the overworld, but in battle it's a 2D piece of art moved across the screen. What makes this jarring is that Team Flare and rivals get 3D models for their intros, but not anyone else. Not even the "Final Boss"

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#14

BLPs commented on Video: Evolution And Biking Shown In Pokémon ...:

Okay. While graphically it isn't as bland as X/Y (Granted this applies more for battles than the overworld, but Kalos looked boring anyway) I can't help but have one tiny graphical niggle...

Why am I able to see more with the camera of a GBA game than a 3DS game? I know you want to show off the 3D graphics but honestly having zoomed close for most of the time makes the polygon count pretty damn noticeable, so it looks less Super Mario 3D Land/Kid Icarus: Uprising/Kirby Triple Deluxe smooth and more...PS1 jagged.

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#17

BLPs commented on Poll: Is Online Co-Op a Major Miss in Hyrule W...:

@Ralek85

Maybe I am just unlucky. Then again, maybe online just isn't for me.

I'm a bit upset that some people actually won't buy a game for that reason. It's part of the reason Pokémon X/Y were a bit disappointing. They prioritized the competitive and online features and the single player campaign (Of an RPG I might add) was lackluster.

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#18

BLPs commented on Poll: Is Online Co-Op a Major Miss in Hyrule W...:

@Ralek85

Dudebro gaming is the typical online experience I've had (Any many others) of unhelpful elitist people who just swear at you repeatedly for being a noob or not living up to high expectations, hence my joy at the For Fun/For Glory stuff in SSB

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#31

BLPs commented on CoroCoro Magazine Reveals Mega Metagross for P...:

@Interneto

Seasons, a decent story, a good range of Pokémon with little reliance on older ones, a very streamlined, HM reduced adventure (Which didn't need specific badges), good OST, a difficulty selection and an online interface that you can turn off when loading the game and don't hear from again UNLIKE the PSS which never shuts up!!!

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#32

BLPs commented on First impressions: HD Brawling with Super Smas...:

"It’s nowhere near as complex as Super Smash Bros. Melee was and thankfully so, as there are plenty of regular players out there who will want to enjoy this too"

And that's why I shall remain in "For Fun". Gamers need to learn there are two areas here. I'd rather have them distinct so I don't have to put up with running into someone who can do things I cant when trying an online match, like Pokémon for example. With this, I can just sit back and relax, rather than have to stress about keeping up.

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#34

BLPs commented on CoroCoro Magazine Reveals Mega Metagross for P...:

Ignoring the competitive drivel here:

Why are strong Pokémon getting stronger? We saw the popularity boost Pinsir and Heracross, not to mention Mawile got, so why aren't lesser know or used Pokémon getting this treatment?

Oh that's right. Game Freak don't know what they are doing. First the remove the best things from Gen 5, then they retract the "Every release from now will be simultaneous".

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#37

BLPs commented on Super-Secret Bases Confirmed for Pokémon Omeg...:

@Smooching

I don't like women anyway! XD

I just...let me explain. I saw them on the overworld and thought cool, new trainer class. What they say pre/post battle is a little disturbing at times, but then I looked away as the battle starts and come back to a close up of that, and jump out of my skin.

They just look bloody freaky! >.<

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#44

BLPs commented on British Tabloid The Sun Brands Gaming "As Addi...:

Err...what?

Granted, games ARE addictive. It helps us escape from the reality of our world in fantasy ones. It helps us escape from The Sun I could say.

Yes they are addictive, but not on the same level or reason as heroin. That's just....wow.

Honestly, 5000 calls to a clinic? For what? This video game is addictive or I have issues and require medical attention?
Dopamine levels rise for more reasons that a video game.
Getting "A kick" is purely subjective in this sense. Not everyone enjoys video games, but I can guess heroin causes a chemical reaction to generate "A kick".

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#46

BLPs commented on Controversy Arises at U.S. Pokémon Nationals ...:

@ShadJV

I am surprised people actually care this much. It's a game not an Olympic sport. If this becomes the be all end all of people's lives like I have seen with competitive gaming, then some people need to re-evaluate what they are doing.

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#47

BLPs commented on Controversy Arises at U.S. Pokémon Nationals ...:

Ah competitive gaming. My response: No damns given that day.

Honestly if you want to prove something, go out, get a job and support the world economy so we don't end up in more crap, rather than waste hours and hours of time fussing over tiny miniscule things for one contest. I'd point out that of the millions who bought X/Y, at least half of those don't know what the hell an IV is.

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#49

BLPs commented on First Impressions: Taking Sonic Boom for a Spi...:

@rjejr

Lyric looks like he has been lifted right out of R&C. :/

2 player only, which I note is the default (With CPU if you are alone like me) for A4O, but the whole light trails, occasional speed, enerbeam, swingshots, combat focus with special moves....it just actually looks like the sequel.