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Blueberry

Blueberry

Sweden

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Blueberry

#1

Blueberry commented on Little Inferno Has Sold A Million But Gamers D...:

@Ryno @BossBattles I'm not going head in to a debate about this on a NintendoLife article, but you have to realize that critical thinking doesn't mean having to disagree with something. If you are going into the money-influence issue there is a lot more money in the oil/gas industry than in the "climate control camp".
Most informed critical thinkers are actually convinced the progressively increased CO2 levels will cause more and more natural disasters. The article you linked about "Global Warming U-turn" is from The Daily Mail, a tabloid publication that post things that will bring them readers, often picking up low-quality scientific articles.

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#3

Blueberry commented on Details of Forbidden Magna Emerge, a New 3DS T...:

@unrandomsam According to Siliconera:
"According to the [Famitsu] magazine report, Rune Factory producer Yoshifumi Hashimoto will be producing the game, alongside Rune Factory series director Masahide Miyata and Ototsugu Konoe as the character designer. Konoe designed characters for Fate/Prototype."

Maybe Marvellous AQL hired part of the sacked Neverland team. After Neverland closed, Marvellous AQL said Rune Factory 5 would still be made so I don't think everyone lost their jobs completely.

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#4

Blueberry commented on Nicalis: We'd Like To Support Europe, But Nint...:

@unrandomsam Like I said, I don't know what requirement NOE has. But I guess corporations like Capcom can renegotiate NOE requirements anyway.
And yes, I think Nicalis (or maybe Mr. Rodriguez?) is a very risk-averse company. They don't want to spend too much money on anything. Hardly any of their games are developed in-house from the ground-up. And they probably consider publishing-related costs unwarranted, perhaps rightly so.
Dropping La-Mulana was probably also a strategic decision since it was ready so late in the Wii-cycle when sales of WiiWare games had experienced a general slump in sales. Still not okay towards the devs though. And with PAL releases being so uncertain it's not exactly like they are treating their fan-base like fan-bases should be treated...

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#5

Blueberry commented on Nicalis: We'd Like To Support Europe, But Nint...:

As many people have pointed out, the rating system situation is probably not the only thing that bothers Nicalis about NOE. I seem to remember reading on NintendoLife that NOE requires all games to be translated by authorised (expensive!) translator companies into all the main languages in the PAL zone: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch.
Sony does not have this requirement, but maybe NOE does.

Also PEGI also has an fast online rating system like ESRB, but it seems to be only available for phone game apps; like Android, iOS and Playstation Mobile. NOE should be able to convince PEGI to allow eShop games to be express rated this way, since eShop games are distributed the same way as on fore-mentioned platforms.
Check it out here: http://apps.pegi.eu/Games/Submit

Basically it's the usual "Nintendo, get with the times!" cry. They could really make things easier for third-party developers. Their recent porting of game engines like Unity, MonoGame and HTML5 suggest that they at least have the will to go down this path.

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#7

Blueberry commented on DSiWare to Become Nintendo's App Store?:

The problem here is that anyone can get on with development for iPhone, whereas Nintendo has a difficult process of allowing developers to develop for the DS. You have to have an office building, and a development kit costs from 2 000$ up to 10 000$.

I think we won't see at all as many apps for the DSi because of this. The only good thing about it is that the overall quality will be higher. But personally I don't mind having "bad" stuff on DSi, I will just skip buying it.

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#8

Blueberry commented on Why You Should Be Excited About Cave Story:

@ Drake: Just wanted to notice that this is ported by the studio Nicalis www.Nicalis.com. Pixel's (Daisuke Amaya) role in the project is not clear yet.
Nifflas, famous maker of the free indie game Knytt Stories, works with Nicalis.

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#9

Blueberry commented on Shin'en Interview - Fun! Fun! Minigolf:

The actual game looks nice. The characters however look plainly awful, very stereotypically "casual game". They should have used miis.

I would like to get Nanostray 2, but I don't have a DS.

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#10

Blueberry commented on Beer Pong Goes Alcohol Free:

A crappy game will now seem less special, and therefore sell less. Which of course is good.
And we don't need more pro-alcohol messages, so this is good news I believe.