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Male, 32, Australia

Fri 8th Aug 2008

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Chunky_Droid commented on Project: Nintendo 64x64:

Is this a system where we can assign a game? I'd be happy to do some user contributions to this (who knows, you guys could seriously make a book out of this!)



Chunky_Droid commented on Ninja Pizza Girl Wants Kickstarter Campaign to...:

I played it at PAX Melbourne last year, it was actually pretty good, I'll be backing it. They gave me Ninja Pizza Girl badges for my kids, too.

Also, it's a family run company, their 16 year old daughter did all the art for it.



Chunky_Droid commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:


Sorry for the late reply

Simply because the consoles you have listed aren't as power intensive as the GBA?

You speak of making a GBA emulator for the 3DS as if it's a simple task. It's not on 3DS yet, so clearly it's not as simple as you make it out to be.

And no, the other emulators weren't 'bare bones' as you make them out to be either, other games had save states, and actually went into sleep mode when you closed the 3DS. Do your research before you attempt to come up with a rebuttle to someone who's clearly done some.



Chunky_Droid commented on Review: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Del...:

Ron, I totally agree with this review, I haven't reviewed the Wii U version myself, I played the PS3 version. I thought the controls were tight, but every other issue you mention resonates with my thoughts exactly.

Unless you need to know the very limited Arkham canon contained within the game, steer clear. Buy Metroid Fusion instead.



Chunky_Droid commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:

I think what needs to be taken into account is that the basic GBA ROMs used in the Ambassador Program strip away all functionality of the 3DS, no Miiverse, no streetpass, heck, GBA games don't even sleep when you close the 3DS, that's because they have to play in DS mode, something Nintendo is trying to stay away from with their VC releases.

I think if you want to know why GBA isn't on 3DS then you need not look any further than that simple explanation.



Chunky_Droid commented on Nintendo Australia Confirms Game Boy Advance W...:

You all need to realise that the GBA games from the ambassador program ran in DS mode, meaning no save-states, no Miiverse, no wireless functionality, no streetpass.

The reason GBA VC isn't coming to the 3DS is because Nintendo would rather have full 3DS functionality like with all their other VC games, and it doesn't look like they can do it, otherwise they would have announced it by now.



Chunky_Droid commented on The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon Are Doing Bus...:

I have the Nintendo Collector's Edition as well as an already released version of the Pokemon one that was based in Kanto. I wonder if this is just the same one released?

For those curious, the pieces weren't pewter, instead being made of some form of rubber, you can play as Bulbasaur, Charmander, Blastoise, Pikachu, Clefairy and Mewtwo.

Rolling doubles also got you certain perks.
Double 1: Use Abra's teleport to go anywhere on the board.
Double 2: Use Clefairy's rest and collect $200
Double 3: Pick up a Pokemon Trainer card (Community Chest)
Double 4: Pick up a Professor Oak card (Chance)
Double 5: Bulbasaur used Leech Seed, collect $50 from every player
Double 6: Battle a trainer for one of their properties (Roll dice, highest roll wins)

The properties are gym leader's Pokemon.



Chunky_Droid commented on Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter Goes t...:

Also I think we can bear in mind that the last LEGO Zelda project was:

#1: Quite ambitious compared to this Iron Knuckle set
#2: Was canned before LEGO City Undercover came out, a Nintendo published game

And as a separate 3rd point, as Thomas pointed out, Nintendo are moving ahead and being a bit more lenient with getting their brand out there. I know you can already get Mario Megabloks (eww) so having Zelda LEGO won't be a far stretch in my opinion.



Chunky_Droid commented on Nintendo Disables Swapnote's SpotPass Service ...:

Nintendo are a company that prides itself on its genuine safe online interactions. If you want to abuse programs such as these this is what you have to expect.

Wanna send a picture of your wang to someone? There's about a million other devices that can do that.



Chunky_Droid commented on Iwata Braves Press Conference to Explain Ninte...:

I think Nintendo should have ditched Nintendo Land as the pack-in game personally and put Nintendo EAD Tokyo onto making the next 3D Mario game as a launch title, even if it meant delaying the Wii U by a few months and selling it early 2014.

It would have at least shown Nintendo is serious about making the "core" games, as the casual crowd have since moved on from the Wii onto their phones and tablets.



Chunky_Droid commented on Feature: Why Zelda: Wind Waker HD Is The Perfe...:

Nice article! My kids love playing games too, usually we play multiplayer stuff such as Nintendo Land and the LEGO games.

My son's always drawing Zelda stuff though, and my daughter can kick my butt at Donkey Kong Crash Course (it took her 3 days to master it, she was 6 at the time).



Chunky_Droid commented on GameStop Accused of Re-Printing Xenoblade Chro...:

I'm trying to wrap my head around this. Does this indicate that Gamestop kept copies of the game away from consumers, then when the game went out of print, brought a bunch out and labelled them "used" at what I'm guessing is $90 USD, which is $40 more than your usual Wii title there, right?

Guh, so much suck.



Chunky_Droid commented on Still No Word On Scribblenauts Unlimited EU Re...:

The Australian version will work fine for all those in Europe, if anyone's wondering (parental controls don't get affected by the different ratings system either).

I've had it since launch day, wonderful game, I'd definitely import it from Australia if you're definitely keen on Scribblenauts.



Chunky_Droid commented on Pachter: Nintendo Has Lost Its "Mojo":

"I think the way it shakes out is, anyone who buys a Wii U who really is a hardcore gamer is going to buy a PS4 or an Xbox One in addition so they can play those third party titles that they love"

Yeah well obviously. We've been doing it since the N64 and Nintendo's been fine.



Chunky_Droid commented on Nintendo Falls Under Further Pressure Regardin...:

@HeatBombastic: There's a distinct difference between giving a crap and having an actual ability to do something about it. Working in an egg farm as my first job, the treatment of the chickens there was completely inhumane, but completely legal to do in Australia (at least, at the time, since then restrictions have come in but still not ideal). But you know, I was from a poor family, there was nothing I could do about it, I looked for other work so I didn't have to be subjected to it on a daily basis because it made everyone at work incredibly sad every day, not an ideal environment.

These workers would be placed in similar positions, having to do something because there may not be another choice. Doesn't mean I care any less about them, I just don't have the resources to, you know, change the culture of their country or convince Iwata that something needs to be done. So yeah, to say you don't give a crap about poor working conditions in other countries is a pretty harsh thing to say.

All I said was that I was shocked, by saying they don't know the subject implies that they didn't read the article at hand. Thomas put enough there to at least show everyone what's going on and come to a decision.



Chunky_Droid commented on First Impressions: Donkey Kong Country: Tropic...:

I personally thought this game looked pretty epic, Retro won't disappoint, trust me. This is honestly the first negative impression I've read so far, so I'll take it with a grain of salt, DKCR doesn't seem to be the author's cup of tea, and that's fine. I gave Velocity Ultra three out of five stars on the website I write for, and that gets rave reviews elsewhere.



Chunky_Droid commented on It's Still Not Known If Batman: Arkham Origins...:

@GamerJunkie: Please don't speak on behalf of all adults, you've got it so wrong it's not funny. Most I know don't PC game as relaxing on the couch after a hard days work is much better on the body than sitting in a computer chair staring at a smaller screen from up close. It's why you see games like Arkham City selling 10x the amount it sells on consoles.