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Male, 32, Canada

Gaming since the 80s. Systems I currently own: NES, Master System, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, GBA, GBA SP, DS, DS Lite, DSi, DSi XL, 3DS, 3DS XL, New 3DS (JPN), New 3DS XL, 2DS, PSP 1000, PSP 3000, PSP Go, Vita

Mon 2nd December, 2013

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BinaryFragger commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:


So I guess the following third-party games are all garbage?

Child of Light
Shovel Knight
Guacamelee!: Super Turbo Championship Edition
Darksiders II
Rayman Legends
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Monster Hunter 3 & 4
Scribblenauts Unlimited
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Persona Q
SteamWorld Dig
Resident Evil: Revelations
Bravely Default
Etrian Odyssey
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 1 & 2
Sonic Generations



BinaryFragger commented on Code Name S.T.E.A.M. Fails to Chart in Week of...:

A rehashed party game, a Pokemon remake and an old Animal Crossing sequel are all outselling Nintendo's excellent new IP. Game developers are constantly being accused of being lazy and uninspired but it's easy to see why they don't want to bother creating new IPs.



BinaryFragger commented on UCraft is a Wii U Exclusive Once Again:

"9 out of 13 comments negative and/or whining... tsss..."

When developers don't make Wii U games, people complain. When a developer decides to make a Wii U game, they still complain. They'll always find a reason to hate any developer that isn't Nintendo.



BinaryFragger commented on Wii U and 3DS Continue Improved Sales in the U...:

The Wii U's sale numbers are pathetic but on a positive note it's nice to see that Xenoblade Chronicles 3D is selling relatively well. It's by the far the best reason to get a New 3DS; I'll probably be playing it well into the summer.



BinaryFragger commented on Hardware Review: REVO K101 Plus:


I picked up a mint condition GBA SP AGS-101 on eBay last January for $66 CAD, which is about $55 USD.
I don't know if they're less common in the UK but they're still plentiful and cheap here in North America.



BinaryFragger commented on Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition Le...:

Yikes, Dragon Quest X took quite a nosedive this week.

Nice to see Theatrhythm Dragon Quest still in the charts, I put in nearly 30 hours into the game so far and it's fantastic. Square Enix really should localize it especially since it has very little text to translate.



BinaryFragger commented on Square Enix Announces Dragon Quest VIII For Th...:

Since Square Enix is no longer interested in releasing DQ games in the West, this is a perfect opportunity for Nintendo to publish the games themselves as they did with the DS remakes.

The 2015 3DS release schedule is pretty weak and DQ VII and VIII would fill the void nicely.



BinaryFragger commented on Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Ki...:

"Sure, the original Castlevania fanbase may have been "born" on Nintendo consoles, but that doesn't mean they belong on Nintendo consoles now."

Especially considering that a lot of us who grew up playing Nintendo are now PC/Xbox/PlayStation gamers. When I was a kid, the majority of my friends owned a NES. Now, I'm the only one who still buys Nintendo hardware.

People are forgetting that a lot of Nintendo's fanbase from the 80s and 90s have now moved on to Sony and Microsoft.



BinaryFragger commented on Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Ki...:

"It's amusing to me how quickly fans turn on someone who decides that it is best for business not to bring his game to a platform on which is will sell in extremely low numbers."

People take these decisions way too seriously. Remember when GameFreak announced Tembo the Badass Elephant for the Xbox One and PS4? People here were talking about being backstabbed and betrayed. Judging by all the butthurt comments, you'd think that GameFreak personally insulted their mothers.
After 2+ decades of making quality games for Nintendo, GameFreak makes ONE GAME for other consoles and now people suddenly hate them.
Nintendo fanboys are very quick to turn on any company that doesn't support Nintendo 100%.



BinaryFragger commented on Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Ki...:

"So the 500k goal has been met. Now it's onto the stretch goals. Guess not being on a Nintendo system didn't upset too many people."

Only the butthurt fanboys who are taking Koji's decision as a personal attack.

Funny how they mock the PlayStation/Xbox owners who petitioned for a multiplatform release of Bayonetta 2 yet whine like a toddler everytime a game doesn't get ported to the Wii U.



BinaryFragger commented on Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Ki...:

It's disappointing but not really surprising. I'm not surprised about all the butt hurt, though. I don't know why people take this kind of news as a personal insult.

Even without Nintendo versions, the game is clearly gathering enough interest since it has already reached 92% of its goal as of this writing.



BinaryFragger commented on Nintendo "Currently Investigating" The Idea Of...:

"Nintendo is a company perpetually playing catch-up"

I find it absolutely crazy how a company responsible for some of my best childhood memories can be so outdated. Although he said it over a decade ago, I think Iwata's 2004 quote of "gamers don't want online games" still demonstates what is wrong with the company. They THINK they know what we want.
By the way, 2004 is the same year that World of Warcraft was released. I think that game did pretty well considering that we didn't want online games.

I love Nintendo and they really do innovate sometimes but sometimes they're completely stuck in the past.



BinaryFragger commented on Nintendo Share Value Increases With Profits an...:


This new mobile venture is a catch 22 for Nintendo. They want their mobile games to be good as not to tarnish their image, but then, what's the point of buying a 3DS if the mobile games are good?

People like mobile games because they don't have to carry another device with them. With a good phone, you have a phone, gaming system and camera in your pocket. I personally prefer dedicated gaming handhelds (as I presume most people here) but we're in a minority.

As for Nintendo going third-party, as much as I'd hate it to see it happen, I think Nintendo would have a decent chance of pulling it off. People here always like to mention that Nintendo makes the best games. If that's the case, shouldn't their games sell like hotcakes on PC/PS4/XB1?



BinaryFragger commented on Nintendo Announces Higher Than Expected Profit...:

@Quorthon @JaxonH

The only Nintendo hardware I ever had issues with was the original 3DS. My launch model Cosmo Black 3DS has a barely-functioning right shoulder button, the circle pad is very loose (I can spin it 360 degrees) and the bottom screen actually moves around a bit. Kind of disappointing because I take really good care of my things and I own several older handhelds (such as DS Lite, DSi and GBA) that still function perfectly.

The build quality for the New 3DS and New 3DS seems to be significantly better but only time will tell. Never had problems with my Wii (purchased in 2009) either.



BinaryFragger commented on Three New Nintendo 3DS Bundles Heading to Euro...:


I'm one of the people who prefer the smaller systems. I bought a New 3DS XL in March but picked up a Japanese New 3DS last week and I prefer the latter.

When NoA announced that we're only getting the XL, people here kept saying "stop whining, the XL is barely bigger" but the difference is noticable, especially in weight (the XL is about 25% heavier). I like light handhelds and It's the same reason why I prefer the Vita slim over the original model.



BinaryFragger commented on Hacker Produces Region Free Exploit for Curren...:


Yeah, we don't miss out on too many games here in North America but Europe misses out on a ton of stuff. Region locking really sucks for our friends on the other side of the pond.

I ended up importing a Japanese New 3DS for the few games we didn't get, namely Final Fantasy Explorers and Theatrhythm Dragon Quest.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: Is Konami About To Exit The Con...:

"The way Nintendo fans buy games is ultimately harmful to the company. Nintendo fans, by and large, have a history of A) not supporting 3rd parties, B) focusing overly heavily on only three franchises: Mario-Zelda-Pokemon (the MZP trinity), and C) being hostile towards change."

What's funny is that people constantly deny it despite the sales data evidence:

The Wonderful 101: 104,000
Bayonetta 2: 157,000
Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D: 730,000
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.: 31,000

Mario Party 10 and Majora’s Mask 3D are flying off store shelves while Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. is a dud. No wonder Nintendo focuses on Mario, Zelda and Pokemon. Everytime they try something new, it gets ignored (yet people complain about all the first-person shooters on Xbox/PS).



BinaryFragger commented on Nintendo of America Apologises for amiibo Shor...:

Too late, Nintendo, I gave up on amiibo.

I initially gave Nintendo the benefit of the doubt because they probably didn't expect the huge demand. But come on, these things have now been on the market for nearly 6 months. Actually do something about it instead of always saying "please understand" and "stay tuned."

Sometimes it seems that Nintendo actually doesn't want our money,



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Legacy Makes The Vir...:

"If Nintendo could realise some of these ideas to their full potential I firmly believe it would be winning the console wars at this point in time."

That is so true and as a lifelong Nintendo fan, it's sad seeing the company making so many idiotic mistakes.
The Virtual Console is a terrific idea but its implementation has been half-baked, especially on the Wii U and 3DS. The Virtual Console has problems with long droughts, high prices (I recently bought Megaman X4 & X5 and Wild Arms 1 & 2 for less than $5 in total on PSN) and a terrible selection of games.

Nintendo has many excellent ideas and they are fully capable of competing with Sony and Microsoft. But they really need to stop with the half-baked attempts.



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

Cross buy would really be nice. I bought a lot of PS1 Classics on my PSP back in the day and it was nice to be able to download them on my Vita years later.

I know that the differences between the 3DS and Wii U would make cross buy difficult but I really hope Nintendo can find a way for the next gen.



BinaryFragger commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

"The complaints in the article here miss that Nintendo is a gaming company, and that their products are supposed to speak for their image. "

And how well is that working out for them?

The Wii U is a sales disaster and the 3DS is selling in significantly less quanties than the DS. Nintendo also just recently recovered for three consecutive years of losses.

A good image sells products. Just look at Apple. Their products aren't necessarily better than the competition but they have a strong brand image.



BinaryFragger commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:


You're correct that Nintendo can do whatever they want. I also agree that they still make great games.
The problem is, they're hurting their image by continuously shooting themselves in the foot. Remember when "playing Nintendo" was a generic term for playing video games? Nintendo is gradually becoming irrelevant in the console market. Before you reply with "they have billions in the bank!," so did BlackBerry and Kodak. Look at those companies now.

Nintendo needs to fix their image before it's too late. Sure, they can do whatever they want. But you're in serious denial if you think their decisions are benefiting the company.



BinaryFragger commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

Excellent article, Thomas.
This is exactly why I love this website so much. Although the staff are clearly die-hard Nintendo fans, they are not afraid to call out Nintendo on their BS, unlike the fanboys who religiously defend the company.



BinaryFragger commented on Games Consultant Believes Nintendo NX Could Be...:

"What is one thing Nintendo fans constantly want improved? The Virtual Console, so they can keep playing the same old games again and again and again."

I always get a good laugh at the weekly eShop update articles. The eShop can have several new releases (some even being Nintendo exclusives) yet all you see in the comments is people complaining about the Virtual Console.
Heck, last week we got Affordable Space Adventures yet by looking at the comments, people would rather play 30-year old NES games that are already available on multiple other systems.

Nintendo fanboys love to criticize the yearly multiplat releases yet will gladly rebuy a game for the umpteenth time and shun new IPs.



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

No downloads for me this week because I'm getting physical copies of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D and Etrian Mystery Dungeon.

I can't believe that people are complaining about the lack of virtual console games. We have some great new games available (some of them Nintendo exclusives) yet people would rather play ancient games that are already available on multiple other devices.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Plans for DLC and Mi...:

Kinda funny considering that Nintendo was against DLC as recent as 2011:
"when we sell a game, we want the consumer to feel that they've had a complete experience"

They were also against making mobile games:
"the concept of having our core franchises on other systems really flies in the face of what we believe in"

Nintendo has changed a lot in the past 40 months.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Turns to Classics, DLC...:

It was very "meh" for me.

Nintendo 64 games? Big whoop. It's difficult to get excited about a re-release that has been re-released several times already.
DS games? Again, big whoop. Nintendo originally announced DS games for the Wii U VC in January 2014.

The only announcement that genuinely excited me was the new 200cc mode for Mario Kart 8. Looks very chaotic yet a lot of fun.



BinaryFragger commented on It's Not An April Fool, The Binding Of Issac: ...:

Nice. I already have the game on my Vita but I'll double dip.

Some people will be unhappy about the game coming to Nintendo systems but they can simply not buy it. Nintendo needs a more diverse lineup of games if they want to shed the "kiddie" image.



BinaryFragger commented on RCMADIAX Takes to Twitter to Outline New Strat...:

"There is a stigma attached to my name on the Wii U eShop that I only make cheap software. Hence resulting in lower sales."

That's because your games ARE cheap software!
Why would I buy your shovelware when I can play Gunman Clive, Mighty Switch Force, Steamworld Dig, Retro City Rampage & Shovel Knight?

Earlier this year you said that low quality games are the new normal and we should get used to it, You were wrong about that and that's why your games are not selling.



BinaryFragger commented on Angry Video Game Nerd Adventures Looks Set For...:

Finally! The game is difficult and certainly not for everyone but fans of old school platformers should check it out.

Also, kudos to Nintendo for allowing the game on their system (unlike Binding of Isaac). If people object to the violence and foul language, they can simply not buy the game.