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BLPs

Annihilate the squishies

Male, 18, United Kingdom

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#2

BLPs commented on Nintendo Confirms Pokémon Omega Ruby & Pokém...:

So we have another case of DLC that comes from going to a store, getting a code and then going home and using Wi-Fi. What the hell was wrong with just Wi-Fi?

Honestly GF, at this point OmegaRuby is my last title.

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#3

BLPs commented on Guide: How To Beat Everyone At Super Smash Bro...:

"As you may already know, Nintendo Life will be there in full force to host the grand finale of the Mario Kart 8 Championship 2014 in association with Nintendo UK. It's arguably the most important reason for you all to attend, and of course we're in no way being biased when we say that. Ahem."

Well, I've been reminded so much that I actually forgot I was going with my course to study game development. -.- That is the most important reason. Then to try out demos. Then merchandise. Then having a fun time. Then maybe MK8 if I can find the time.

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#12

BLPs commented on Weirdness: A Pokémon Fan Broke into the White...:

Meanwhile in Britain the President stops off in Stonehenge, because he wants to, and then goes to talk to a random family walking past in the field over.

Meanwhile, in America, a guy with a Pikachu fetish jumps a fence and the secret service were probably contemplating shooting him like everyone else, because as we know America solves problems by force, which to their defense works, just sometimes not so good.

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#13

BLPs commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

@Tulio517

Canada and the EU are getting Pokémon OR/AS a week later, and since those are the places, at least in part, with the leaks and since there has been NO official clarification on why OR/AS is delayed, we can only draw logical conclusions.

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#14

BLPs commented on Impending Japanese Launch Of Super Smash Bros....:

@Captain_Toad

I enjoyed Subspace for what it's worth. It was a nice alternative to Classic Mode and things.

Still, this got leaked before release, so does that mean Nintendo will push Smash 5 back a week because of a few people like they did with OR/AS because X/Y got out early?

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#19

BLPs commented on The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolster...:

@whanvee

I'm not talking production values. I don't really care how a game looks (But if it looks good then damn I'll appreciate it). I still think some NES games and PS1 titles hold up really well, even without the high polygon counts and HD of today. :)

I'm more referring to the games' programming. If I press a button, I see the code in my head of how it works. In a Pokémon game, I can see the code is fairly unoptimised (Especially due to X and Y where a Floette (I think) plays a wrong soundclip when sent out, which means each individual Pokémon in the game for every single trainer is coded individually rather than called up from a separate piece of code containing all the Pokémon data for that one Pokémon and altered slightly with variables specific for that trainer. Instead they write everything out every time, including what sound file to play. Every. Single. Time).

And it could "suck of me". But it doesn't. I got asked when I was doing A Level Computer Science if I lost a bit of enjoyment in gaming because of seeing and understanding how it works. The whole class (All 3 of us -.-) replied with yeah, it's weird to say the least, but also fun to work these things out to pass the time. Gaming has become less of a quick thing to do to kill time, now I am keeping my brain and skills active, while also enjoying myself. ^_^

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#20

BLPs commented on Shiny Gengar and Diancie Pokémon Distribution...:

Okay...no. Just no. If it IS Wi-Fi, it's either a Pokémon that isn't rare/already something everyone has, or it's a Vivillon with useless moves that everyone already gas god knows how many of.

But you have to go to a store. You have to get a code. You then go home and input the code in Mystery Gift. On that menu to select that option, there it is. Gift via Wi-Fi. But no. GameFreak.

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#22

BLPs commented on The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolster...:

@PvtOttobot

Well, I'm quite lucky. I got the flat I chose, with 7 others, I have the government paying tuition, I get my first loan of around £3000 on Monday, so I'll probably place a pre-order for both, if not then just at least 3DS.

Plus, when it comes to food, Dad is a chef so I can ask for advice, and money isn't an issue for living costs and things.

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#23

BLPs commented on The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolster...:

@AlexOlney

A good investment to be fair. I'm studying Games Design so having fresh releases gives me insight into hardware and programming structures of various games (As unfortunately I can see these things when playing the game for a while).

I don't drink or party though. Bad past experiences and university is probably not the best place for an agoraphobic.

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#24

BLPs commented on The Classic Mode in Smash Bros. 3DS is Bolster...:

@AlexOlney

It might stop me. Then again, the government loan is paying my £9000 tuition and £5000 of my student loan is going on my rent for my room. That just leaves about £850 every four months from my loan to live on. Might as well pay for a pre-order though, get it over with.

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#26

BLPs commented on Review: Mega Man X3 (Wii U eShop / Super Ninte...:

I like the X3 OST, more than X2 anyway, as that became forgetful while X3 at least stays with me. Can't say for X4-6 as those are either stupidly expensive or on the US PSN only, which means, knowing Sony EU, it'll be a year or two before the EU gets them.

X3 should hurry along though. I need to an LP of it, having already done X and X2. I'm not jumping straight to X7 and X8.

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#27

BLPs commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

I've never used an N64 controller, but I can't hold any Xbox brand controller, so I can't see it being too comfy. I don't like huge controllers, and holding the middle and right prongs just looks uncomfortable to me. Not sure why.

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#29

BLPs commented on Shovel Knight Rated By The Australian Classifi...:

@heyzeus002

Haha. I do think our ratings boards need to find a way to actually enforce these regulations, as they clearly trouble and cost firms for no avail.

Yeah, I'm not going to change 18 years of my native tongue to suit some Pokémon Showdown server guy. Honestly the man didn't want anyone using improper punctuation, you must use capitals when appropriate, and use only perfect US English, not British English, broken English if it isn't your first language: It HAD to be US English.

And no, it wasn't. I attempted to make an effort and I did, along with a few others put the point that at the end of the day it's the same damn language XD

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#32

BLPs commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Si...:

@Serebii

No console has ever sold well at the start. The Wii U has a strong line up of Mario, Zelda, hell even Star Fox is going to the system. Nintendo is putting the big franchises up, some of whom skipped the Nintendo Wii, but for Pokémon to go this long without a proper home console game akin to what we have had before is strikingly odd.

Stadium arrived in 1999/2000, and the N64 was 1996. The GC arrived in 2001, with Colosseum in 2003, Wii was 2006/2007, with Battle Revolution in 2006/2007.

The Wii U landed in 2012, so if there is going to be a Pokémon title for the system, which could probably really use amiibo as NFC is a feature of the console and Rumble U used NFC, and because not having a Stadium/RPG game on the system would just be odd, given it's merits as effectively, a more powerful, high definition DS.

Then again I don't exactly know how the Pokémon Company works. One day it's Rumble U, then Ranger vanishes, then we get another Mystery Dungeon, then they forget they wanted constant worldwide releases one game after starting them. Now we have it crossing with the Tekken engine and a supposed Conquest sequel we have heard nothing about. if they want to buck the trend then by all means, but they aren't doing the parent company any favours by skipping the Wii U.

Plus, as economics has taught me, it's a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. However as the system needs a boost and Pokémon is a notable franchise not getting in on that boost, and since the Wii U failing will affect Nintendo more than Pokémon, it may even sting the reputation of the Nintendo, and who knows, if the Wii U fails, then Nintendo might take a big hit, and this might come back to bite Pokémon and hurt it in the long run, but it also might not. We can't say for sure, but surely spending a few million from that huge bank account to at least try is better than possible suffering more in the long run, right?

On the game selling less than it's portable brethren, I'm pretty sure that has always been the case hasn't it? Yet since the N64 they have pushed those games out anyway.

Even if a Wii U Pokémon game does happen, and the Wii U does completely flop, then you know what? Better to have damn well tried with the most popular RPG franchise in video game history than to have an asset like that sit there and not be used in such a pessimistic viewpoint of the Wii U.

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#34

BLPs commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Si...:

@Serebii

Yeah the idea of Pokémon is to be portable (Been there, done that), but at the same time who is to say we shouldn't give them access to the Wii U for something like this too? Colosseum and Gale of Darkness didn't damage the franchise, while granted they didn't have the meat of the main games. I think, ultimately, while having these big worlds on 3DS is good and all, I think it is also time to try the same thing alongside the 3DS in the form of the Wii U.

Besides, as you probably are well aware, Pokémon isn't far off from Mario in terms of sales, so what if they try something new? It's going to be as realistically damaging as trying a different type of coffee.

And to my point, I said "More time on home consoles" not "All the time".

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#35

BLPs commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Si...:

@Kirk

I think, that while yes, the 3DS has proved itself capable, Pokémon should spend more time on home consoles. I mean, sure, you lose the magic of it being on the go but we have seen the 3DS can connect to the Wii U as the DS could to the Wii, and we also know you aren't losing the 2 screen stuff.

If there isn't a 3DSU attachment (Which would sell itself btw) then the seemingly only Pokémon game the Wii U is getting is...Rumble U which is okay at best.

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#36

BLPs commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire's File Si...:

The X and Y engine is highly disappointing. It looks good in battle, but not on the overworld, in those all too frequent close ups, and the frame rate does drop like a rock.

Plus the instruments are good, but a lot of compositions are too repetitive, or get grating after a while (ROUTE 5!).

I also learned my lesson here. I downloaded Mega Man 6, Sonic Triple Trouble and Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, then Pokémon Y when my now ex bought me it, and all I can say is I can no longer download anything. It's all well and good offering a download but unlike the Wii U or PS3 where you don't really have to worry about space, the 3DS has a bad issue with being shipped with smaller SD cards that as far as I can tell, limit to 1 or 2 3DS titles. -.-

I'm getting the steelbook edition anyway XD

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#37

BLPs commented on Shovel Knight Rated By The Australian Classifi...:

Interest is certainly dwindling. We all know why though, PEGI are not only charging for ratings, but also demand full copies of games and all that, and it's a much more thorough affair here.

Granted, I don't think I've seen a game go through this much trouble in localization before. Yes there are 28 EU countries but a lot speak English/French as main languages.

And on the note of the English thing, the US speak English, and the cultural gap isn't exactly that great when considering we don't mind misreading colour as color and other things. Plus I don't think Ye Old English is going to be changed either, so why exactly hasn't it come out in the UK yet? Localisation is what is taking so long. (The irony of this is I was banned on an online server for not adhearing to the rule of speaking US English only. That's right, banned for having a U in certain words.)

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#40

BLPs commented on Wii U Minecraft Looking Doubtful As Dev Says T...:

I call BS if the Vita has a version.

And I'd like to remind everyone that even though the PS3 ended up surpassing the 360, the 360 had a version for almost two years before the PS3 did.

I don't think this studio really knows what to aim for, priorities seem to be whoever pays for the most for a license.

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#41

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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#44

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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#45

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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#46

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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#47

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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#48

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.