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Male, 25, Canada

Nintendo and Sony fandork. Enthusiast of classic rock, heavy metal, jazz, and the blues. Probably a weeaboo.

Mon 5th August, 2013

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

If Amazon's original game content is as terrible as their original TV program content, I don't think this thing is going to attract any more casual gamers than the OUYA did.

Also, small correction. The Fire TV is only available in the United States right now. Canada and Mexico have their own Amazon store (though the Mexican one seems to be just for Kindle books), where the Fire TV is not yet available. Upon further inspection, it seems that the Fire TV content can only be accessed with a US credit card (and some only with a US mailing address), so even if you import it, it's probably useless.

Amazon Canada does have a front page ad for Chromecast though ;)



CaviarMeths commented on Yoshio Sakamoto Striving For "New Entertainmen...:

@hiptanaka Lol, there's no sense in trying to wrap your head around Other M's story. It's mostly nonsense. There's some interesting things going on, but it's wrapped up in so much jibberish and poor characterizations that it's best to just take it in stride.

I still maintain that the gameplay of Other M is fantastic though.



CaviarMeths commented on Yoshio Sakamoto Striving For "New Entertainmen...:

@hiptanaka The first part of the game does focus on Adam a lot, but still told from Samus's perspective. The story moves on from that though. It's not all about Adam. It just took a little longer than was necessary to introduce his character, is all. The marines play a role in the story, but are barely featured in the game as well. You spend the vast majority of the game alone.



CaviarMeths commented on Modern Final Fantasy Tracks Confirmed For Thea...:

Well, even if I'm not a fan of the direction of FF lately, it's nice to see representation of modern FF games on a Nintendo console. Hopefully this opens doors for Nintendo and Square Enix in the future. I'm not expecting a full fledged FF to appear on a Nintendo any time soon, but some major release on the Wii U would be nice.



CaviarMeths commented on Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indi...:

I think indies are trending now for two major reasons.

First, the price point. The gaming landscape is full of people who only want or can only afford a $10 gaming experience. Video games are no longer a fringe interest like they were in the 80s, or even the 90s. It' a mainstream past time, but with any mainstream past time, the majority of the market are consumers who aren't willing to spend $60 on a single piece of entertainment. For the same reason, you have 1000x the number of people buying a $1 song on iTunes than buying a $100 ticket for a live concert.

AAA titles, on the other hand, are ballooning in budget and price.

Second, overall frustration with major publishers. When 50, 100, 150 million dollars is on the line, what are you going to do? Yes, you're going to release the same darn product in a different wrapper this year, next year, and the year after that because it's the only thing that publishers know will make money. The AAA industry is becoming stagnant. If you want an innovative experience, you need to look at indies and games with a smaller budget.

No trend ever lasts though. Major publishers will adapt to what gamers want and the pendulum will swing back.



CaviarMeths commented on Nintendo Highlights Over 50 Unity Games on the...:

Why do people say quality over quantity?

The two are not mutually exclusive. You can have both or you can have neither, especially considering that these games are coming from a bunch of different studios with their own agendas and staff.

Quality and quantity, not quality over quantity.



CaviarMeths commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

The thing about doing the reverse of this and objectifying men for the primary purpose of titillating female gamers is that material actually does exist. You could even go so far as to say that BL/Shounen Ai works dominate fanfiction.

But the difference is that it just doesn't sell. We don't have Senran Kagura Burst with manly men bursting out of their clothes for all the girls out there because, let's be honest, no one would actually buy it.

And I'm not really willing to call the free market sexist. It's about as neutral as it gets.



CaviarMeths commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

Does the game have an extremely limited appeal outside of its specific target audience? Of course. It knows it and doesn't try to pretend otherwise. It actually IS a good game without all the fanservice, but let's not try to hide the fact that it is a fanservice game. A lot of people won't like it. That's a given.

Is it damaging to impressionable minds or disrespectful to women? Lolno. Come on. It's silly cartoon cheekiness. This is about as disrespectful to women as Need for Speed is disrespectful to law enforcement. Yes, you have to outrun the cops in the game, but it's not teaching or encouraging anyone to outrun the cops in real life.

As for the ages of the girls, it's appropriate. The game is aimed at teenagers and the girls are teenagers. Oh noes.



CaviarMeths commented on Nintendo Highlights Positive February Sales in...:

Bravely Default is a great game and I'm beyond happy that an old-school JRPG had such success in NA, but to be fair here, the 3DS currently has a larger install base than all other Gen 8 systems combined, so there are more potential buyers for it than even the next-gen multiplats.



CaviarMeths commented on Ninterview: Smooth McGroove On A Life In Game ...:

I learned about this dude a few months back and I'm glad I did! He does excellent work. Great mix of nostalgia, personality, and talent.

My favorites of his so far are Cornered (Phoenix Wright) and Gourmet Race (Kirby Super Star).



CaviarMeths commented on Former Criterion Boss Alex Ward Laments Issues...:

So I get his frustration, really, but he's taking this way too personally. He can self-publish on the Wii U and indies have been successful so far on that platform. That's no issue. This is about his own pride and hurt feelings. And if he wants to be successful as an indie developer, he can check his baggage at the door.

Besides, it's not like Criterion were left hanging with the bill or anything. They were paid for their work. So your game didn't have great sales, that sucks, but that's EA and Nintendo's loss, not yours.

To be fair to both EA and Nintendo though, this game would have been nearly impossible to market successfully. Just like most of the Wii U's launch and post-launch releases, it was just a port of a game that anyone who cared already had on their PS3 or 360.



CaviarMeths commented on Nicalis Boss Tyrone Rodriguez Thinks The Wii U...:

Well, that seems a tad unprofessional seeing as how he's currently developing a game for Wii U. If he has issues with it, he should take up with Nintendo privately, not be all passive aggressive on Twitter.

I'm not sure what has so many developers baffled about the Gamepad anyway. Just use it for maps/inventory if nothing else. How hard is that? Works perfectly fine for the 3DS.



CaviarMeths commented on Weirdness: Love Triangle Turns Nasty Thanks To...:

This is really funny, but the maiden's conduct makes my blood boil. Who gets into a fight with her boyfriend, and then calls up her ex-husband to come over and beat him up in his own home? Her and her ex deserve each other.

I think this Hero of Time's princess is in a different castle.



CaviarMeths commented on Japanese Prime Minister Says the Country's Eco...:

@Einherjar Yeah, I definitely feel that we're approaching the plateau of diminishing returns. You can only push power so much before your revenue simply has no way of covering the costs. Final Fantasy XV is the poster boy for ballooning budget and extended development cycle that is unlikely to turn a profit now. It would have if they just released it on PS360 three years ago, but it's too late.

Developers will need to start allocating their resources elsewhere. Watching a developer excitedly talking about how realistic the fish-swimming physics are invokes a little pity, to be honest.



CaviarMeths commented on Japanese Prime Minister Says the Country's Eco...:

@MuchoMochi Well, I knew their consumer electronics were struggling, and I'm not surprised that they're getting out of that. There's no reason to buy a Sony TV over a Samsung or Panasonic. I do love my Vaio though, and last I heard, their smartphones had decent sales.

The PS4 has lost billions so far, but all new consoles do. That's normal.

Their biggest source of revenue isn't even electronics though. Sony as a whole will survive. Just some branches of their electronics won't. They still have their financial holdings company and film division too, both of which are very profitable.



CaviarMeths commented on Japanese Prime Minister Says the Country's Eco...:

I don't see the relevance. You could easily speculate that Nintendo is facing a similar shift in business as it did 30 years ago, but Mr. Abe's comments don't support or debunk that argument. He was referring specifically to Nintendo's move to video games in the early 80s. Here, it's just out-of-context musings.