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BinaryFragger

BinaryFragger

Male, 31, Canada

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

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Mon 2nd December, 2013

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BinaryFragger

#1

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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#3

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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#4

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.

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#6

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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#8

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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#9

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.

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#13

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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#19

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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#24

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.

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#29

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.

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#31

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.

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#35

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.

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#37

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.

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#38

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.

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#41

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.

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#44

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.

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#50

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

@DilMan33

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.