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Male, 32, Canada

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, Vita slim

Mon 2nd December, 2013

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BinaryFragger commented on Terraria Is Coming To The 3DS And Wii U, But N...:

Already bought the game twice but might as well get it a third, and maybe fourth time. It's a shame that it took so long for it to reach Nintendo platforms (the PS3/Vita/XB360 versions came out in 2013) but it's a game worth waiting for.



BinaryFragger commented on Exclusive: Project CARS "Simply Too Much For W...:

"I guess the only thing that could of been handled better was when they announced the cancellation."

That's the only part that annoyed me about their announcement. I'm not surprised at all that they couldn't get the game running properly on the Wii U but to say that the game looks amazing and needs "just a little more time" was very misleading. They should have cancelled the Wii U port early on as they did with the XB360 and PS3 ports.

Other than that, I don't really see what the problem is and I think people are taking it way too seriously. A game was cancelled, big deal, it happens all the time.



BinaryFragger commented on Genyo Takeda and Shigeru Miyamoto Share Belief...:

"I was rather amazed when I saw the official Twitter accounts of companies like Sony, Bungie, Obsidion, etc paying their respects. Makes bickering about what platforms / genres people like seem all the more childish."

It indeed does make it seem so childish. While fanboys are ripping each other apart for liking the "wrong" console or games, game company executives are actually known for getting along well with each other.

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida owns two Wii U consoles:

Phil Spencer praising Nintendo:

Sony and Microsoft executives having drinks together:

The executives are heck of a lot more mature than the fanboys who bicker about everything.



BinaryFragger commented on Tomonobu Itagaki Explains Why the Pro Controll...:

I agree with him but of course the fanboys will rip him a new one. The comment section should be entertaining...

I like the GamePad for its offscreen play but the controller is too big and too heavy, which gets tiring after extended play sessions. The GamePad weighs 17.6 ounces, compared to 9.9 ounces for the Xbox One controller and 7.4 ounces for the DualShock 4.
Holding a 1.1 pound controller is just not comfortable for me.



BinaryFragger commented on Tributes and an Outpouring of Respect Are Shar...:

As sad as the news is, it's nice to see touching tributes from Iwata's competitors. They may be considered as rivals but in the end, we're all human.
Doesn't matter whether you're a PlayStation, Xbox or Nintendo fan, we all share the same hobby and arguing about which console can render the most polygons seems so trivial now.



BinaryFragger commented on Obituary: Satoru Iwata:

Although I don't like the direction that Nintendo was heading into, this is a time to put the criticisms aside and reflect on the positive influence he's had on the gaming industry.

When I look at the various DS systems on my shelf (I can't seem to stop buying the bloody things), it makes me happy that he took the risk to release such an unusual gaming system. I also like how he interacted directly with the fans, such as with the Directs. CEOs of big companies are usually faceless bean counters, but not Iwata was not like that at all. He truly seemed passionate about video games.



BinaryFragger commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away Ag...:

Deeply sad news indeed.
Although I didn't agree with many of his decisions, I still had a lot of respect for him. So many companies appoint bean counters as CEO, but Mr Iwata was a game developer who worked his way up to the top.

55 is way too young to leave this world.



BinaryFragger commented on Nintendo of America Confirms Plans to Bring De...:

"Even if this game ends up kind of janky, I don't care. Some of my favorite games were a little rough around the edges (e.g. No More Heroes)."

Agreed, the game actually looks pretty fun. It's a shame that so many people judged the game solely based on its graphics. The previous article was full of comments calling the game "garbage" and "crap." I don't get how people judge games that they haven't even played.



BinaryFragger commented on Devil's Third Will Be Released In North Americ...:

"It's not even been released yet and people have already made their minds up."

The hatred towards third-party games is very obvious on this site. When Metroid Prime: Federation Force received a lot of flack in the media, the comments here talking about how stupid it is to judge a game that isn't even out yet.

"Play it before criticizing it!"

Nobody has played Devil's Third yet the game is "garbage" and "trash." They are also criticizing the game's graphics even though for years they've been saying that graphics don't matter (especially with the underpowered Wii).
Come on folks, at least wait until the reviews are out before passing final judgement on the game. Why is it wrong to judge Nintendo based on screenshots and gameplay videos but not for third-party games?



BinaryFragger commented on Feature: What If The SNES PlayStation Had Actu...:

"You can't agree to their demands, let them proceed with plans only to publicly announce you're turning your back on them. They should have kept negotiating until they were happy, or at least pulled out of them."

It's a shame that the fanboys don't see it that way, because after all, Nintendo is a perfect company that has never done anything shady.

I agree with the article that Nintendo had valid reasons for ending the agreement but they cancelled the deal in a very unprofessional way. You can't make a deal with a company then secretly make another with a competitor behind their back. Can you imagine if a company did that to Nintendo? The comments here would be very different.



BinaryFragger commented on Prototype SNES PlayStation Found In The Wild, ...:

Love all the comments defending Nintendo saying it wasn't a double cross.
Sure, Nintendo had valid reasons to cancel the deal but the way they did it was very unprofessional. They're are proper ways of cancelling and re-negotiating deals instead doing it secretly behind your partner's back.



BinaryFragger commented on Nintendo Seeks Improvement at E3 2016, Though ...:

"They had plenty of games for 2015 and early 2016 that they could have included in their Digital Event and spice it up, but they ultimately chose not to."

Agreed, they left out too many games such as Fatal Frame, Devil's Third and the others that you mentioned.

A lot of people who are on the fence about buying a console use E3 to help them decide if they should go for it and Nintendo's lack of games will hurt the struggling Wii U even more. They need to show that the system has many upcoming games and I'm baffled that they only showed a few games.



BinaryFragger commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

"Trust us."
Right, because Nintendo always knows what the fans want. The same company that said we didn't want online games. Or that North American gamers didn't want Xenoblades (which now has a port and a sequel, not bad for a game that we didn't want).

I admire that Nintendo likes to try different things but they don't always know what the consumers want.



BinaryFragger commented on Shovel Knight is Coming to Retail:

Already have the game but will definitely pick up a physical copy. I absolutely love physical copies... Shovel Knight will look nice on my shelf next to my physical copies of Minecraft, Terraria, Child of Light and Retro City Rampage DX.



BinaryFragger commented on Reggie Talks Yo-Kai Watch And The Importance O...:

I think Reggie is underestimating just how much time kids spend playing on phones and tablets. I have five nephews and nieces (all under the age of ten) and they and their friends ALL play games on their phone/tablet/iPod Touch while their DS systems are collecting dust.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

I agree.

Mario Galaxy is one of my favourite games of the 7th generation and I have absolutely no doubts that the game would have played just as well on the PS3/XB360. Come to think of it, the majority of my favourite Wii games are playable with the Classic Controller (such as Xenoblades, which you mentioned). The best Wii games don't even use the console's main feature! The same thing is happening with the Wii U.
I would certainly miss Nintendo's hardware but as you've said, we'd still get their games, which is all that matters. Nintendo keeps making consoles with gimmicks that they end up not using, so what's the point?



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

"The whole point of Nintendo games is that the are created for the hardware concept of the system they are on."

I respectfully disagree with you and fully agree with @rjejr.

I absolutely love Nintendo games and I do believe that they're one of the best game developers but I don't see why their games would be inferior on Xbox and PlayStation, or even PC. My favourite Wii U games are Mario Kart 8, DCK Tropical Freeze and Super Mario 3D World and none of those games really use the GamePad in a meaningful way. They would play just fine on the PS4 and Xbox One.
Aside from a few exceptions (such as the upcoming Star Fox Zero), Nintendo games don't really take advantage of Nintendo's hardware.

As a lifelong Nintendo fan (been Nintendo gamer since the NES), I absolutely hate the idea of Nintendo going third party because I love owning Nintendo hardware. I love their systems but when I stop and think about it, it's actually their GAMES that I love, not the consoles. Looking at my Wii U games on the shelf, I realize that the Wii U is a great console because of its games, not the hardware.



BinaryFragger commented on Rumours Surface of Android Emulation On The Ni...:

Just because Nintendo says the Android rumours are false doesn't mean that they actually are false. They always deny rumours.

In 2008, they strongly denied the rumours of a redesigned DS only to release the DSi a few months later:

In 2012, they said that rumours of an upcoming larger 3DS were "nothing more than conjecture" only to reveal the 3DS XL a few days later.

Can't forget how they denied the smartphone games last year, saying
"Nintendo’s intention is not to make Nintendo software available on smart devices".

We'll just to wait and see until Nintendo actually unveils the NX.



BinaryFragger commented on Talking Point: E3 Highlighted Nintendo's Devel...:

"The reason the Wii U is a flop is because the product is unappealing and confusing."

You're absolutely correct.

The Nintendo apologists like to crap on the Xbox One and PS4 by saying "they only have shooters!" but it's obvious why those consoles are selling so well (especially the PS4). They have a wide variety of games (not just shooters like the idiots like to claim), multimedia capabilities and are not that expensive, especially with the Xbox One now being only $350.
In other words, the consoles are appealing.

I actually enjoy my Wii U a lot but they're no way I'm buying an NX at launch. It'll be interesting to see what they bring to the table.



BinaryFragger commented on 3D Gunstar Heroes Brings New Modes And Local C...:

Sega makes a lot of mistakes but they're doing a fantastic job with their 3D classics. Nintendo can learn a thing or two from Sega about re-releasing classic games (remember the fantastic Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection for PS3/X360 a few years back?)

Still can't believe that Urban Champion was one of the games that Nintendo chose for their 3D classics...



BinaryFragger commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:


Excuse me for being worried about a company that used to dominate the gaming industry but that is continuously shooting itself in the foot.

I'm aware that Nintendo has been around for a very long time and they rarely fail to make a profit. But that can certainly change. Just ask Kodak (which has been around since 1888), Apple (with their brush with bankruptcy in the 90s) or Blackberry.
Nintendo isn't invincible and I have valid reasons to be concerned. Your walls of text won't make me change my opinions so don't bother,



BinaryFragger commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:


That's exactly why I'm been disappointed in Nintendo for the past few years. They keep saying that the next big thing is coming but it never arrives. They recently said that the NX will change the way we play games, yet they said the exact same thing about the Wii U. Nintendo has become all talk and no action. Heck, remember when in 2012 Reggie was saying that the original Wii was not dead?

People on this site act like everything is fine in Nintendo world. Nothing needs to change, they have billions in the bank! The company is struggling to stay profitable and their console is a sales disaster but everything is fine. The company and the fanboys are in denial that the company is in trouble.

It's really a shame because I love Nintendo and it sucks to see them in this situation (I remember when "playing Nintendo" was a generic term for video games). I still like the company a lot but I won't stick my head in the sand; I'll call them out on their BS.



BinaryFragger commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Tackles Metroid Prime: Federa...:

"I don't understand why it's so hard to have a little faith in a company you supposedly love."

I've been a Nintendo fan for nearly three decades and I'm certainly losing faith in the company. Are they doomed? Of course not, but they're also not the juggernaut that they were in the 80s and 90s. I genuinely fear for the company's future if they keep making idiotic mistakes.

Nintendo has always been a cocky and arrogant company but they were able to get away with it when they were #1 without any serious competitors. They say that they know what we want. Remember when Iwata said gamers didn't want online games about a decade ago? They need to realize that they're not always right.