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BinaryFragger

BinaryFragger

Male, 31, Canada

I'm a fan of all types of games and don't pledge allegiance to any company. Systems I currently own: NES, Master System, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, DS, DS Lite, DSi, DSi XL, 3DS, 3DS XL, 2DS, PSP, Vita

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Mon 2nd December, 2013

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BinaryFragger

#3

BinaryFragger commented on RCMADIAX Confirms Two Wii U eShop Releases Thi...:

More cheap, mobile-style games for the Wii U. Just what the consoles needs.
People like to defend these games because they're not expensive, but I've played plenty of cheap games (as cheap as $1) that are far superior to games such as The Letter. Low price doesn't need to automatically mean low quality.

Cthulhu Saves the World, DLC Quest, VVVVVV, Breath of Death VII (just to name a few), are all dirt-cheap yet well-made.

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#8

BinaryFragger commented on Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo...:

For everyone who's shocked about a Sony+Nintendo deal, Sony Pictures Entertainment works independently from Sony Computer Entertainment, which makes the consoles. The division even has its own CEO and chairman. Don't worry, it won't be the PlayStation folks making the movie (if it even gets made).

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#9

BinaryFragger commented on Review: Xeodrifter (3DS eShop):

@Quorthon

Ugh, I couldn't stand those disappearing platforms.
To be honest, I didn't hate Mutant Mudds, I just don't think it deserved the 9/10 score given by Nintendo Life.

I'm anxious to try Xeodrifter when I get home tonight.

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#10

BinaryFragger commented on Review: Tested With Robots! (Wii U eShop):

I know the Wii U needs more games but Nintendo really needs to implement some quality control. The eShop is becoming a dumping ground for low-quality games, much like Google Play and the Apple App Store.

The eShop is a double-edged sword. It's nice that developers no longer need big publishers to get their games released, but on the other hand, now everyone and their dog are releasing games trying to make a quick buck. It's reminiscent to what happened to Atari in the early 80s, where every company (even cat food companies like Purina) were releasing terrible Atari 2600 games.

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#12

BinaryFragger commented on Demand For amiibo Continues As Pre-Orders For ...:

I'm glad I didn't bother with the amiibo craze as it seems really frustrating with Nintendo's vague statements and people who are buying tons of them only to resell on eBay at inflated prices.

No thanks, I'll spend my money on games and systems (I plan on getting a New 3DS when it arrives in North America) instead.

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#14

BinaryFragger commented on Nintendo's New Response: Some amiibo "Likely" ...:

@shaneoh

What if someone gets a Wii U for Christmas and decide they want some of these amiibo figures they heard about only to find out they're nearly impossible to find?

I don't understand this "must pre-order!" fad that the gaming industry is presently obsessed with.
Nintendo is hoping to make a ton of cash with these but I don't see how that can be possible if people can't even buy them.

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#15

BinaryFragger commented on The Father Of Video Games Ralph H. Baer Passes...:

This man created an industry that generates more revenue than Hollywood and provides entertainment to millions of people around the world.

I hope people can put their fanboyism aside and simply appreciate the positive impact that his invention has had on our lives. Whichever console is sitting next to your TV traces its roots back to Baer's Odyssey.

Thanks for pioneering my favourite hobby, Mr Baer.
RIP

BinaryFragger

#21

BinaryFragger commented on Review: Watch Dogs (Wii U):

@Darknyht
"I blame the gaming media and gamer impatience as much as Ubisoft as they are only doing what they can get away with."

I agree 100%. Companies pull this kind of BS because gamers let them. Where's the incentive for a company to make a good product if they know people will buy it nonetheless?

As gamers, we have the power to force companies to release better products.

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#22

BinaryFragger commented on Two Tetris Downloads to be Removed from the 3D...:

@Mega719

Ubisoft actually does own the licensing rights now:
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2014-01-16-ubisoft-grabs-tetris-license

https://www.ubisoftgroup.com/en-us/press/detail.aspx?cid=tcm:99-125323-16&ctid=tcm:95-27313-32

Many companies have owned the Tetris rights over the years: Sega, THQ, Capcom, EA, just to name a few. When a different company buys the rights, other versions have to be removed.
It's the same reason why various Ninja Turtles games were removed from Xbox Live Arcade and Wii VC a few years ago. It's quite common in the gaming business.

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#24

BinaryFragger commented on Anniversary: The Nintendo DS is Now 10 Years Old:

I usually don't buy console revisions but after enjoying my DS Lite so much, I couldn't resist getting the DSi and DSi XL. I have since purchased an original "phat" DS and a second DS Lite.
By far one of my favourite platforms of all time.

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#26

BinaryFragger commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

I think it's a great system yet still somewhat disappointing. It has great games (with more on the way), but it's not the Xbox/PlayStation competitor that Nintendo said it would be. Nintendo spent 2011 and 2012 talking about how they'll win back Xbox and PlayStation owners, but fast forward to 2014 and all you hear from them is "we have Mario and Zelda!" Maybe that's fine for some people, but for those of us who enjoy third-party games, the Wii U becomes a secondary console, just like the Wii.

With that said, I'm enjoying my Wii U a lot. I wish the game pad had better battery life, but other than that, I'm satisfied with it.

@bizcuthammer
"That said, the console itself is a classic example of Nintendo making something THEY wanted rather than what the consumer actually wanted."

I agree. On one hand, I like that Nintendo does their own thing instead of just copying the competition, but on the other hand, I find it funny that a company as innovative as Nintendo finds itself playing catchup so often. Look at how long it took them to embrace optical media, HD graphics and online gaming. Iwata was quoted as saying "customers do not want online games" back in 2004, an incredibly ignorant comment considering the popularity and success of Xbox Live and online games such as Phantasy Star Online.

I hope their next console has the features that consumers expect while still having that unique "Nintendo feel."

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#27

BinaryFragger commented on The Nintendo Wii U Is Better Value For Money T...:

I agree that the Wii U offers great value and has many great games, but the problem is you still need to own another console (or gaming PC) if you have varied taste in games.

It's easy for them to say "we have Mario Kart!" but I also want sports games, racing sims, Dragon Age, Destiny, Diablo III, Mortal Kombat X (coming in April), Trials Fusion, Wolfenstein The New Order, Tomb Raider, Minecraft, and so on.
I'm really enjoying my Wii U but they'res absolutely no way it can be my one and only gaming system.

BinaryFragger

#29

BinaryFragger commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philos...:

"What the other companies are doing makes business sense. But it’s boring."

I usually agree with Miyamoto but not this time.
I love Nintendo games, but I enjoy a variety of other games too.

Reggie recently said they don't need Call of Duty because they have Mario and Zelda. Sorry Nintendo, as much as I enjoy those franchises, I want more than Zelda and Mario. I want racing sims. I want first-person shooters. I want sports games. I want Elder Scrolls and Fallout. Enough of this "non-Nintendo games are boring" BS.

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#31

BinaryFragger commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

Reggie, remember this?

"What I’ll tell you is that with the Wii we did not have the benefit of multiplatform games from key publishers. I didn’t have The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I didn’t have the best of the Call of Duty games. That’s what I missed.
With the Wii U’s graphics capability, processing power, and HD-output, we’ll get those games. That’s a huge competitive advantage versus where we were with the Wii."

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technology/gaming/controller-freak/what-nintendo-was-thinking-with-the-wii-us-stumbling-debut/article4256581/?page=all

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#32

BinaryFragger commented on Region-Locking May Be a Thing of the Past Soon...:

If the PSP was region-locked, I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy my European (English) copies of Breath of Fire III and Tales of Eternia, which were never released in North America.

Removing region locking would benefit Europeans the most as they tend to miss out on a lot of games, especially from Atlus.

BinaryFragger

#36

BinaryFragger commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@Peach64

But you ARE saving money with bundles. If I want to buy a PS4, for example, I can buy just the console for $449.99 (the Canadian MSRP) or get the Last of Us Remastered bundle for the exact same price.

Same thing with some of the 3DS bundles. The Mario & Luigi Dream Team 3DS (which included the game) was the exact same price as the regular 3DS.

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#42

BinaryFragger commented on Nintendo Download: 9th October (North America):

Downloading Castlevania: Circle of the Moon as soon as I get home.

Will be getting Harmony of Dissonance and Aria of Sorrow next week. I own the original carts for all three games but it'll be nice playing them on the bigger screen instead of on my DS Lite.

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#47

BinaryFragger commented on Super Smash Bros. on 3DS Lacks Circle Pad Pro ...:

What annoys me the most is the New 3DS is what the 3DS should have been in the first place. Nintendo seems to have rushed the system to market and they're annoying many of their customers by trying to fix their mistakes with addons and hardware revisions.
Iwata said in 2012 that a second circle pad was "never a main focus", then they released the Circle Pad Pro followed by the upcoming system redesign.

Going back to the drawing board midway through a console's life is not good. Design it right the first time.