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Re: Achievements?

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MarcelRguez wrote:

affects the hobby for the worse

Isn't that highly subjective, though? Like I mentioned in another post, Xbox achievements have not changed my gaming experience because I completely ignore them. I know that they're still being logged but it's not negatively impacting the fun I have with Xbox games.

Considering that a lot of people enjoy achievements, I disagree that they┬┤re affecting the hobby for the worse. Every new feature is liked by some people and disliked by others (like motion controls, for example).

@Shellcore
Nothing wrong with a good debate but some people are shoving their opinions down other people's throats. They just HAVE to be right.

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Re: Will We See a Handheld / Home Console Only Switch?

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I could see the Switch spawning a handheld-only variant in the future. A lot of people say the Switch is too expensive to replace the 3DS but the price will no doubt go down in time. The 3DS cost $250 at launch which is about $270 when adjusted for inflation (only $30 less than the Switch) but you can now get a budget version for under $100.
Losing the "switching" capabilities would be weird but then again the 3DS lost its main selling point, the glasses-free 3D.

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Re: Achievements?

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@Operative2-0

Bingo. I've been playing Xbox for about a decade and I have no clue what my gamer score is because I never check my game progression and I have notifications turned off. It's as if Xbox achievements don't exist. Sure, they're still there in the background but I completely ignore them. It's a non-issue.

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Re: How will Nintendo make it up to Wii U owners?

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I don't feel that Nintendo owes me anything. I got my Wii U two years ago and although the Zelda delay is disappointing, I still got my money's worth with the system.

I'm more interesting in backyards compatibility and account transfers. Like @skywake, I don't want to pay full price for Virtual Games that I already own (some I bought two or three times).

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Re: The Chit-Chat Thread

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Socar wrote:

Why on earth driving is required to learn even today? Seriously, the cost of getting a car is expensive not to mention fuel as well. I'm fine with just going either by walk or taking a bus and yet, my dad is trying to force me to learn to drive either a car or a bike. What's the point of driving unless you're in an area where public transportation isn't going to be that huge?

Pretty hard to walk or bike when the nearest supermarket is 20km away and they'res a foot of snow on the ground.
You can get manage fine without a car if you live in a big city, but in rural areas (especially here in Canada), a car is a necessity.

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Re: Final Fantasy Explorers

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RR529 wrote:

I like the idea behind MH, but it's just a bit too in depth for me. A streamlined version (in the FF universe) sounds like something more my speed. I'll probably look into it one of these days (currently saving up for FE:F).

If you're looking for a "Monster Hunter Lite" experience, you'll probably enjoy it.
I tried getting into Monster Hunter (I played Tri, 3 Ultimate and 4 Ultimate) but the games were just too much for me. FF Explorers, on the other hand, has been a great experience for me so far. I've been unable to put it down for the past three days.

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Re: Bravely Second

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@VoltageX @Spoony_Tech
Yeah, so many 3DS RPGs this year. The aging 3DS will most definitely be my most-played system this year (heck, Dragon Quest VII alone can take over 100 hours to complete) and will increase the size of my already ridiculous backlog.

Reminds me of around 2008/2009 when so many great DS RPGs were being released. 2016 will be a great year for handheld gaming, especially for RPG fans.

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Re: Final Fantasy Explorers

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@Spoony_Tech

Ah ok, I get you mean now.
I too am pretty certain that FF Explorers can become quite the time sink even after the story is beaten. Fantasy Life was like that too; short story but hundreds of hours can easily be put in to it.

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Re: Ys series

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I absolutely love the series, especially for their fantastic soundtracks (Ys Seven in particular has a killer soundtrack). My first Ys game was Legacy of Ys on the DS before moving onto the PSP and Vita releases and I really hope Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana received gets localized.

Game Sack has a good overview of the series:

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Re: The Chit-Chat Thread

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@Socar

You say you want your parents to die and that its the African's fault that they suffer yet constantly whine that people here don't respect your opinions. Maybe if your posts weren't so extreme we would take you more seriously.

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Re: Do You Ever Get Into Verbal Arguments With Family Members Who Are Less Tech Savvy Than Yourself?

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SpookyMeths wrote:

Plus Google is a thing. 99% of all tech issues can be solved by googling it. Having or being that family member who knows stuff about computers is kind of an obsolete concept now, no?

I wish!
As an IT professional, I can barely go a day without having a friend or family member asking me to fix their computer, phone or tablet. It's surprising how many people aren't willing to do a quick Google search.

To answer the original question, I generally don't mind helping and I rarely get into arguments. It does annoy me when my advice is completely disregarded, though. I once had a friend who needed an HDMI cable and was thinking of getting an overpriced Monster cable at Best Buy but wanted my opinion first. I explained that I can order a cable online for a fraction of the price (with just as good quality) but she ended up getting a Monster cable anyways. Or when a local store had a nice desktop PC for $400 and I warned the person to not buy ANY add-ons and to not spend a penny over $400 (aside from taxes, of course) yet got suckered into getting over $300 worth of useless crap.

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Re: Unpopular Gaming Opinions

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kkslider5552000 wrote:

disagree, if entirely because Nintendo and Sony are less bad

I disagree that they're "less bad."
All three companies have done their share of controversial business practices. Nintendo's bullying tactics towards retailers and third-party developers during the 80s are well known (they even got in trouble with the government).
As for Sony and Microsoft, their shady business practices are too numerous to list.

All three companies have done their share of good and bad things and which one is the worse is subjective.

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