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Male, 30, 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, 3DS, 3DS XL, PSP, Vita

Mon 2nd December, 2013

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BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warn...:


They may not be killing traditional handhelds but they're certainly affecting sales. The 3DS so far has sold about 40 million units three years into its life, whereas the DS was already at around 65 million at that point. In the end, the DS ended up selling over 150 million units, and even the PSP (which a lot of people incorrectly think was a failure) sold 80 million units. I doubt we'll ever see numbers like that again.



BinaryFragger commented on Rumour: Mario Kart 8 Wii U Hardware Bundle On ...:

Bundles can potentially offer better value. For instance, when I decided to buy a Wii U last week, the store had the regular 32GB system (with Nintendoland, which I didn't want) and the Mario Bros U bundle. Both were $299, but I chose the Mario bundle because it was a better value since New Super Mario Bros U and Super Luigi U sell for $59.99 and $19.99, respectively.



BinaryFragger commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

Nice to see the Vita doing well, it really is a great system.
I'm a little surprised to still see the PSP on the sales charts, I wasn't aware that it was still in production. Sony's Japanese website shows its MSRP at 13,143 yen, which is about $130.



BinaryFragger commented on You Can Now Pre-Order eShop Games Via Nintendo...:

Interesting... I was not aware that buying games in the UK are cheaper if preordered. In North America, preorder discounts are non-existent or minimal (as Dark-Link73 mentioned). For instance, I see that by looking at my Amazon history, I saved $0.04 by preordering Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy.

I rarely bother to preorder games unless I feel that it's a game that'll quickly become hard-to-find, such as Atlus titles.



BinaryFragger commented on Bravely Default Producer Says to Expect Info o...:


I hate microtransactions but they're completely optional in Bravely Default; you certainly don't need to "pay to win." The game is 100% playable without spending any money on microtransactions. You can get extra SP by keeping the 3DS in sleep mode for 8 hours, but personally, I didn't use a single one in 60+ hours of gameplay.



BinaryFragger commented on Android Game Inspired by Muramasa Takes Some Heat:

Although the art style is very similar, some of the evidence presented is flimsy.
They copied the foliage? Really? I was not aware that Vanillaware invented green leaves. Almost as silly as Apple claiming they invented rectangles with rounded corners.



BinaryFragger commented on Hideki Konno Emphasizes That Mario Kart 8 Bala...:


I agree about Super Mario Kart's balance; I find that the game had a perfect balance of skill and luck. None of the items were overpowered and they actually required a certain degree of skill to use. Even the red shells had to be fired at right time since sharp corners or obstacles can block them. With the blue shells, all you have to do is hit the trigger and BAM, guaranteed hit. It's nowhere near as satisfying as nailing someone with a green shell from a mile away.
I realize that these newer items make the game easier and more accessible, but I just feel it relies too much on luck. I don't know how many times I went from first to last place mere inches from the finish line in MK7 because of blue shells. People on forums always say "keep a mushroom" but when I try that, I usually end up losing it by getting hit by lightning.

With that said, I love the Mario Kart games and put in thousands of hours into MKDS, MKWii and MK7. It remains one of the funnest series to play with local multiplayer.



BinaryFragger commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Saturn:

I remember playing a rented Saturn at a friend's house and it was an impressive console (I especially enjoyed Daytona USA), but it was overshadowed by the PlayStation just a few months later. Once the PlayStation came out, I pretty much forgot about the Saturn.



BinaryFragger commented on 3DS Enjoys a Major Hardware Boost in Japan as ...:


I agree about the Vita. I personally love the system (bought it on launch day) but virtually none of the games I own are Vita exclusives. I've been enjoying Persona 4 Golden, Hotline Miami, Terraria, Rayman Legends, Final Fantasy X HD, Fez, Spelunky, BitTrip Runner 2, Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Guacamelee, Soul Sacrifice, and Ys: Memories of Celceta.
Excellent games but only the last one is an exclusive (although it's a remake/sequel of Ys IV).

I often get asked if the Vita is worth getting and my answer is usually quite simple: If you own a PS3 and/or PS4, no, if you don't, yes.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:


I just hope Nintendo learns from their mistakes. Considering the company's been around for over a century, I have a feeling that they will.
Although they've made some mistakes this generation, it does give me hope that Nintendo will "wow" us in a few years, like they did in 2006.

Nintendo has been toying with console/handheld integration since the GBA/GameCube era, so it'll be interesting to see if they take that idea to the next level (crossplay/crossbuy, for example). I think it would be great if both handheld and console shared the same Virtual Console.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:


Would it really matter that much which version would sell better though? A sale is a sale, whether it's on the 3DS or the Wii U.
It's nice that Wii U owners will soon have more games to choose from, and it's certainly some much-needed positive news for the console, but it would be even better for Nintendo's bank account to offer these games to the 40+ million 3DS owners too.

It the long run, they would most likely make more money in the end by offering these games to 46 million people instead of just 6 million.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:


I'm fully aware that Nintendo is trying to give people numerous reasons to buy a Wii U. But my point was that by making the GBA games available to the 40+ million 3DS owners, Nintendo can make more money. GBA games are now a potential Wii U selling point, but they can also become a 3DS selling point. Either way, it means more money for Nintendo.

If that makes me "demanding," so be it. The feedback from "demanding gamers" is what got Microsoft to change its mind about the Xbox One's ridiculous DRM. Nintendo also had no plans in releasing Xenoblade in North America until we made our voices heard.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:


I do understand your point but Nintendo could potentially make a lot of money by releasing the GBA games on the 3DS too.

Again, I know Nintendo is trying to create buzz for the Wii U by giving it unique features. I get that. But like all companies, Nintendo's goal is to generate profits, and releasing GBA games on both systems would be more profitable than releasing them on the Wii U only.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:

"Can we get away from the mentality that every move, every action, and every decision happens in a vacuum with the express purpose of creating a singular reason for people to buy a console? Please?"

But Nintendo's decisions DO have the purpose of trying to get people to buy a Wii U. Isn't the whole point of creating buzz is to entice people to buy your product?



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:

I know they're trying to make the Wii U more appealing but I won't be buying a new console just to play GBA games, especially with Nintendo's poor track record with the Virtual Console.
The April GBA VC release schedule looks great but if they want this plan to succeed, they need to release great GBA games on a regular basis. None of this "one good game every six months" nonsense as with the 3DS Virtual Console.



BinaryFragger commented on Feature: Looking at the 3DS Revolution on its ...:

After enjoying the DS Lite and DSi so much, buying a 3DS was a no-brainer for me. The system's first year was rough but once the good games started being released, I haven't been able to put the system down. I recently picked up a 3DS XL (I still own my launch-day 3DS) which is amazing; the bigger screens are so much easier on the eyes.



BinaryFragger commented on Walmart Announces Foray Into Pre-Owned Games:


I hate GameStop for completely different reasons. I've had several instances where they flat-out refused to sell me a new release because I didn't have a pre-order. When that happens, I go to the nearby Toys R US where they'll gladly sell me a copy.
More recently, I went to GameStop to get a case for my 3DS XL and the clerk wouldn't take "no" for an answer when he asked if I wanted to join their rewards program. He just kept pushing it and pushing it. I ended up saying I don't need a rewards card for a store that I'll never visit again. I'd rather get my stuff from Toys R Us or Amazon from now on. Even Best Buy has much better service than Game Stop.



BinaryFragger commented on Tyrone Rodriguez Continues to Lobby Nintendo t...:

Here's a quote from Iwata about the Wii U at E3 2011:
"This system is designed to appeal to all people especially veteran gamers."

Fine, let the people decide what they want to play then! I doubt that Nintendo will ever shed its "kiddie" image.
I'm glad that Sony and Microsoft allow games like South Park: The Stick of Truth on their consoles. If people don't like it, they can simply not buy it. I don't understand the "if I hate something, everyone else has to hate it too" mentality. It's like the people who know shows such as South Park and Family Guy have offensive humour, watch it anyways then complain about being offended.



BinaryFragger commented on Super Smash Bros. Director Masahiro Sakurai Se...:

I never understood the console fanboy mentality. What is it about consoles that turn people into immature and irrational whiners?

Just look at what's happening with Titanfall recently. The PlayStation fanboys are saying it's "just another FPS" or "just another COD clone... boring!!" yet if you look at the Call of Duty sales numbers, those games sell like crazy on Sony consoles (CoD Ghosts sold almost 8M copies on the PS3). If Titanfall was cross-platform, they'res absolutely NO way it would get as much hate as it does.

Another recently example are the 2013 gaming awards. When Nintendo wins an award, it's "yay Nintendo!!" but when Sony wins, awards suddenly don't matter and the judges are bribed. Completely irrational.
Just enjoy the games! Gamers should be happy about all the terrific games being released instead of bickering about nonsense.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: Important Steps to Bring the 3D...:

I agree with the article and the comments about the need of account unification. I love being able to buy a PS1 Classic on my PSP and being able to play it on my Vita, and vice-versa. If I had a PS3 (which I probably will soon now that they're really cheap), I'd be able to play them on that too.

I've been a Nintendo fan since the NES era, but they really need to finally join the 21st century. They're really pushing digital distribution but their infrastructure is archaic.



BinaryFragger commented on Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Servic...:

Although I'm not necessarily bummed out about this (it's common for these types of online services to be discontinued), it's the reason why I'll NEVER buy a console that needs an always-on connection, like the Xbox One was originally supposed to require.
Needing an always-on connection is essentially a remote kill switch; I don't want a console that won't even boot up because the servers are offline.