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Male, 31, Canada

Been gaming since receiving a NES and Master System and haven't stopped since! Current systems: Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, DS Lite, DSi, DSi XL, 3DS, 3DS XL, PSP, Vita

Mon 2nd December, 2013

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BinaryFragger commented on Nintendo Download: 16th October (North America):

A pretty solid lineup this week but of course people are still complaining (look at all the "no DKC!!" comments).
Once Donkey Kong Country/Land finally do get released, those people will then complain about something else.



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.



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.



BinaryFragger commented on Project CARS Wii U Delay Was To Ensure It's As...:

Although I can't help but feel at least a bit skeptical, I still have high hopes that the Wii U version is indeed coming.

As for the lack of screenshots and gameplay footage, the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall also had absolutely nothing shown (to the point where many people doubted that the game would even be released) until days before its release date.



BinaryFragger commented on Sorry, Contrary to Rumours the New Nintendo 3D...:

Although game importing is most likely not that common, I'm surprised about the number of people who are against having more choices.
If the PSP was region-locked, I wouldn't have been able to enjoy my European copies of Breath of Fire III and Tales of Eternia, two games that were never released in North America.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Brings Life to the 3DS...:

"We'd suggest that the number of games exclusive to the new hardware will be minimal"

I agree 100%.
With the DS, the new models were purely optional. You didn't need a DS Lite to play the latest DS games, and aside from a handful of games, you didn't need a DSi either.

I actually like this new 3DS but Nintendo needs to be careful to not alienate and split their 40+ million 3DS userbase.



BinaryFragger commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

I didn't see this coming at all because we haven't seen any rumours or leaks about this newest model (the DS Lite, DSi and 3DS XL were all heavily rumoured before their official announcements). It does make sense, though, considering the 3DS has only been on the market since 2011. It's too soon for a successor.



BinaryFragger commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

I'm usually not a fan of DLC, but in this case I don't mind since the game already comes with 30 characters and 32 tracks, which is plenty of content (in comparison, the original Super Mario Kart had 8 characters and 20 courses).

Adding extra content to a game is fine. As for bad DLC, Final Fantasy XIII-2 comes to mind, where you need $5 DLC to play the game's ending.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

I went Wii + Xbox360 last gen, but so far I only have a Wii U for the current gen. I do want to get an Xbox One at some point, though (the upcoming white model looks pretty slick). People like to say it has no games, but with Halo, Crackdown 3, Scalebound, Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, Ori and the Blind Forest, Quantum Break, and Cuphead all on the way, it has plenty of upcoming content.



BinaryFragger commented on Charming Zelda-Themed Carry Case Appears on Eu...:

Although it's a complimentary service that Nintendo is under no obligation to provide, the North American rewards are still disappointing compared to what we used to get. I used to have to carefully pick and choose which rewards I wanted because they're were so many of them, like console accessories, cases, soundtrack CDs, clothing, figurines, and other unique items not found in stores.
Now the choices are posters, greetings cards and a pink 3DS XL case.

Free or not, customers have every reason to be disappointed when a loyalty program loses its wide assortment of rewards.



BinaryFragger commented on Stats Suggest That UK Kids Are More Likely To ...:


True, but the DS was approaching 100 million sales at this point in its lifespan. Even the PSP, which a lot of people incorrectly say was a failure, ended up selling 80 million units. I doubt that we'll ever see numbers like that again. I personaly prefer dedicated gaming handhelds but the numbers don't lie; phones and tablets are gaining market share for video games.



BinaryFragger commented on Philips Secures Wii Patent Victory Over Ninten...:


I do find it amusing that everyone here is suddenly a patent law expert. Also, I'm sure the comments would be VERY different if Philips sued Microsoft or Sony instead...

As for this case, I agree that it's difficult to judge without all the details. Technology patents are complicated and the system needs reform, and this sort of thing happens all the time. In the end, it'll be business as usual for both Philips and Nintendo.



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

I played it for a few hours and it reminds me of Black Sigil for the DS: an old school RPG that is fun but not as polished as the Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest remakes on the DS.

It's a good game to get if you want to relive the 16-bit RPG era and its priced pretty well at $10.



BinaryFragger commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Confirmed for Japan With Free...:

So people are now complaining about free DLC? Although the car does look odd in the game, it's a creative marketing campaign.

Gamers are so hard to please. They complain about Nintendo's lack of marketing, yet when the company comes up with a fun idea, they still complain.



BinaryFragger commented on Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resol...:


What I find funny is Digital Foundry actually praises the game a lot in the article yet people are still complaining because they dared to mention some minor flaws.

They ended the article by saying "don't let these minor polish issues keep you away from the game - this is Mario Kart at its best and brightest."
Yet people are saying Digital Foundry is anti-Nintendo... my goodness.



BinaryFragger commented on Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resol...:

Is it really that surprising? Even the PS4 and Xbox One struggle to push 1080p at 60FPS. Buy a gaming PC if resolution means so much to you.

For the people complaining that Digital Foundry is picking on Nintendo, they do this sort of technical breakdown for Xbox and PlayStation games as well.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: It's Not Too Late for Nintendo ...:


It's hard to say how successful it would be on the Wii U. Although the game is available on many platforms, that didn't stop it from rapidly selling over one million copies on the PS3 earlier this year (and that's on an aging console).

It'll be interesting to see how well the PS4 and Vita versions will sell. That may give an idea on how successful a Wii U version can be.



BinaryFragger commented on Philips Claims Wii And Wii U Infringe Two Of I...:

The patent system is in dire need of reform. The fact that companies can patent vague technologies such as "remotely control devices in an intuitive manner" is ridiculous, and companies are abusing the system (just look at Apple, one of the worst patent trolls in the world).



BinaryFragger commented on Square Enix Considering "Overseas" Release of ...:


I disagree that the ship has sailed. DQIX was the top-selling DS game in the USA and the UK when it was released, and this was in late in the system's life when it was overwhelmed with JRPGs.
The DS had significantly more RPGs than the 3DS does at this point.



BinaryFragger commented on Square Enix Considering "Overseas" Release of ...:


I agree 100%.
I'm not sure how well DQX would do in the West but I have no doubts that DQVII could match, or even exceed Bravely Default's 200,000+ North American sales.

I really don't understand why Square Enix is so hesitant about releasing Dragon Quest games in the West. The series has a sizeable and loyal fanbase here yet they keep bringing FFXIII sequels that no one asked for instead (and end up selling poorly).