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DanteSolablood

DanteSolablood

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DanteSolablood

#3

DanteSolablood commented on The 3DS Celebrates Its Third Birthday in Japan:

@HMNIM I respectfully disagree. Since the end of the N64 the only genuinely successful home console that Nintendo has released is the Wii & even that had a reasonably poor launch with few release titles. Everytime Nintendo makes these big errors in judgement it throws away trust from it's third party companies... and that's what's biting Nintendo in the butt now with the WiiU.

As with the GBC & DS keeping the company alive while the Gamecube flushed Nintendo's money away, the same thing is happening with the WiiU. If the follower to the 3DS isn't a smash hit we could see Nintendo turning into a software only company within the next decade.

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#4

DanteSolablood commented on Sega Unleashes Sonic Boom Behind The Scenes Video:

Looking awesome!! While I'm a little sad they they're not incorporating the SATam Sonic universe into the storyline it does look like they've pinched bits & pieces from different places. The new self-confident Amy Rose looks & sounds a bit like the UK Sonic the Comic version who was a massive fan favourite and was a really strong character in her own right.

My only gripe is that there still seems to be a lot of work to do, they mentioned that Sonic was a game all about "character", but that Tails animation when he's flying looks like he's dead! All glazed over eyes & arms hanging lifeless in front of him. A bit more work please??

Happy with the voice cast, while people can criticise Pollock for his Eggman, he has played the role long enough to just feel right.

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#5

DanteSolablood commented on The 3DS Celebrates Its Third Birthday in Japan:

If proof was ever needed that a great product can survive a horrific launch, then the 3DS more than fills that role. I've always loved handheld gaming & have seen many come & go, I wouldn't say the 3DS is my favourite (that honour goes to a non-Nintendo product, sorry) but it's up there with the best.

I sincerely hope we have many more great handhelds from Nintendo, but I fear another terrible rushed launch of it's successor could sink Nintendo's hardward side completely.

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#7

DanteSolablood commented on Nintendo Wins Microprocessor Patent Dispute Ov...:

I hope Nintendo takes the company to the cleaners, fines for false claimants need to be quite large in order to deter false claims.

Apple have claims out against the majority of other mobile providers to slow their releases & pays practically nothing when they lose.

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#8

DanteSolablood commented on CoroCoro Magazine Reveals New Rock/Fairy-Type ...:

@cowsareawesome Well, Mew was always in the code for Pokémon Red & Blue... yet it wasn't (legally) available for months after the games were released. Celebi wasn't available in England for years!

Personally I think these pokémon are going to be available in a new unlockable area. This seems to me a lot more feasible since Nintendo/Gamefreak sent us the updates to X&Y. They obviously added the ability to add DLC & a large amount of the NPCs won't shut up about going somewhere new. I just hope 2+2=4.

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#9

DanteSolablood commented on This Design For A "Game Boy Evolution" Sure Is...:

I guess the marketing for this concept would be easy...

The Gameboy Evolution: Why be different?

Nintendo has kept itself alive over the last few years by being unique and setting itself apart. The moment they just dump out a tablet with the latest specs they'll find people turning to the Vita/Vita replacement which is pretty much the same thing.

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#11

DanteSolablood commented on Pokémon X & Y Online Battles Vulnerable to "B...:

@DarkNinja9 Pokémon is for all ages, though kids are just as able to access the internet & cheats as anyone else. Things haven't changed, there are cheatcodes for Sonic the Hedgehog which is over 20 years old... the only difference is that the internet has made then FAR more accessible.

Of course when someone cheats in an online game against innocent people, they're being dishonest, deceitful and fundimentaly lazy. I wouldn't stop to put them out if they were on fire.

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#12

DanteSolablood commented on Pokémon X & Y Online Battles Vulnerable to "B...:

@RPG_KING No, but then your opponent would know pretty quickly that it's a different team AND you would have had at least 2 fair & equal battles before getting to that point. Analyser means there is NEVER a fair chance... it's always that difficult third battle for the honest player.

Again, this is no better than hacking yourself invincible pokémon... if you have to break the game open to win online battles then all you've done is prove what a twisted disgusting human being you are. Congratulations douchébag! Now try and find the backdoor to heaven, because that's not where you're headed.

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#13

DanteSolablood commented on Pokémon X & Y Online Battles Vulnerable to "B...:

I personally don't find this any different to playing hacked pokémon, in the same way that people who hack their pokémon into the game say "I just don't want to waste the time leveling etc", these people don't want to bother learning type charts or reading their opponents... easy path is easy path.

My question is why do these people bother to play at all? If you're going to skip all the hardwork just to get to the end results, just pin a medal to your chest, jump in a box & bury yourself 6 feet under.

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#14

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

Hmm, surely if the issue is due to people sending inappropriate pictures they should simply remove the photo sharing option & restore the rest. At least then if someone to tries to send a picture of their lower half they'd have to be Leonardo DaVinci himself to make it offensive.

Also, why not add a "panic" button like many social media sites do? As soon as a young person or parent gets worried... the person sending it gets flagged.

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#15

DanteSolablood commented on Nintendo Has A "Continuing Relationship" With ...:

@Melkaticox Well, nothing is going to be that popular anymore... remember that there are so many more consoles,games and mediums that those kinds of numbers are not achievable now. When Mario was in his prime he could have half the market to himself.

I'd say relatively Minecraft is doing almost that well, though there is this big myth that consoles "can't handle the infinite terrain generation". That's not true, the game only loads a few chunk in at a time & never handles "infinite" anything.

One of the benefits of a console is that it dedicates ALL of it's resources to a game as it's being played, with some coding tweaks for the particular console you could possibly see faster loading than on some PCs (on chip memory etc.). Especially as Dinnerbone is implementing a new rendering engine into the game soon.

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#16

DanteSolablood commented on Nintendo Has A "Continuing Relationship" With ...:

@Fusion14 I used to run Minecraft on my laptop which doesn't even have a graphics card... in fact you can watch the early episodes of my Let's Play series where I had the spare processing power to record too.

I would LOVE Minecraft on my 3DS... and 3D is already built into the game (check the video settings). I have to admit that the touch screen controls for Minecraft PE are pretty daunting.

http://www.youtube.com/user/KamenDev sorry, just had too! :P

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#17

DanteSolablood commented on Nintendo 2DS is Actually Made With Just One Sc...:

In regards to using one big screen instead of 2 seperate screens - this isn't too surprising as there is no point having seperate screens unnecessarily. From a wholesale point of view though they'd be saving so little they'd have tp ship millions of 2DS to REALLY save cash.

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#18

DanteSolablood commented on Nintendo 2DS is Actually Made With Just One Sc...:

@kenzo Only issue with having one single rectangular touchscreen in the middle of the console like a regular tablet would be that they couldn't call it the 2DS. "DS" stands for Dual Screens, they'd have to call it the 2SD for Single Display.... plus you can already buy those... they're called tablets. :P

I like it, this is something designed for the rough & tumble younger kids put their toys through, appeals to safety concious parent by dropping the 3D and has big ol' shoulder buttons to boot. If you don't like it... it's probably not designed for you.

If Nintendo ONLY made things to appeal to their core audience, we'd never get those risks that pay off... like beat 'em ups starring Nintendo's best characters. Even that was new once.

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#19

DanteSolablood commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

@tchaten & @grimbldoo To be honest, the original 3DS gives me hand cramp too. It's just the size & shape of my hands compared to the 3DS itself. Some people get it, some don't. :P

@Chris720 Mhmm, well you can buy them a secondhand console for their birthday but it won't go down too well. I will also add that my nieces and nephews 3DS Lites have all died through hinge death. Dropping is one thing... repeatedly banging and stretching open is another. Heck, I accidently killed the screen on my DSi and I'm 32!

Also the screens aren't unprotected, they're inset into the handheld with the buttons protruding out even more making it tough to damage them in ways that the oriiginal wouldn't find a problem either.

TBH, most of the arguments for the handheld are reasonable for the target market. That isn't you... so I can understand why you're so against it. Nintendo made something & it's not for you... unfortunately I'm old enough to have gone through that a few times already.

DanteSolablood

#21

DanteSolablood commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

@Chris720 Again, if you're buying your little son or daughter their first handheld.. do you plump for the one that has the potential to burn their eyes out, breaks in half and costs $40 more for a feature they can never use... or the 2DS?

And in regards to the aesthetics I say simply this... you state it looks like a Leapfrog kind of thing. Aren't Leapfrogs made to appeal to young children? If you're old enough to spell "aesthetics", you're not the target market. :P

I obviously understand your point, but considering most children understand how to change the parental setting on a computer better than their parents, I think this is a very tasty prospect. Plus any games made it 2D will probably be the childish "Pepper Pig" poop most of us more mature gamers aoid like the plague anyway. Real developers won't dump 90% of their market.

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#22

DanteSolablood commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

@Chris720 As it's already been mentioned many times I'll try and keep this summarized as much as possible. The market this seems to be aimed at are the younger, under 8's. Younger children tend to break the hinges on their DS', so to make the 2DS more hardwearing they've removed it. It make little bones to the youngsters as their pockets are too small for 3DS' anyway.

In regard to the 3D, as younger children are not meant to use the 3D anyway, why include a costly extra that they don't need? Also stops naughty children just turning it on anyway.

This new version of the #DS is made to appeal to parents buying their little kids their first handheld. It's cheap, rugged and won't burn out their eyeballs. All of which are big bonus' for the parents.

I can understand though why people who already own a 3DS don't like it... but then it's not for us. It's for people who don't have a 3DS already and don't want to pay extra for the screen.

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#24

DanteSolablood commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

@ParSnake Negative comments are the easiest to make & agree with, hence a lot of people have made very scathing comments about the 2DS and then a little while later posted "now I've thought about it... it makes sense," posts. Seems not many people think 'before' they comment.

@Brightshadows31 No, not by a loooooong way. :D Has anyone mentioned that you pay for the 3D screen that you would be locking and that the original 3DS has a hinge that the target market of the 2DS (younger kids) could easilly break? :P

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#25

DanteSolablood commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

@SanderEvers Ah, but everyone is different, when you say you can't "handle" 3D images, do you mean medically treated epilepsy (which Stepan has) or just occasional migraines? Plus there is also much to be said for not actually PAYING for the 3D... just to have it turned off via parental controls.

As Stepan doesn't alreadyhave a 3DS this is perfect for him.. those who already have a 3DS are safe to have their 3D slider up or down as much as they like. :P

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#27

DanteSolablood commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

@baconcow The problem with your argument is that they ALREADY made a 3DS as an upgrade, who they've actually made this handheld for are the brand new casual gamers and very young children who don't want to pay that $40 for a 3D effect they're not allowed to use.

So to simplify...
You: I don't want this.
Nintendo: Good, it wasn't made for you.

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#28

DanteSolablood commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

@Koto I'd say it's a little bit of both actually - again, if we consider that this is actually being targeted at children 7 and under, it's probably is going to spend good amount of time tableside. But true, i hadn't taken the shoulder buttons into consideration!

@Kirk The market this is aimed at probably doesn't care as much as you do about aesthetics. At 7/8 I chose my Transformers based on which one was the biggest rather than aesthetic value. Good GRACIOUS Rodimus Prime was ugly!!

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#31

DanteSolablood commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

@Haywired The 7 and older recommendations on the 3DS is because of the 3D effect, unfortunately Nintendo didn't find out about the classification until AFTER they announced the console. Children under 8 have always been into gaming - some of my friends kids have their own original DS' & they're no older than 5. It's a big market Nintendo missed out due to a test result they couldn't have foreseen.

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#32

DanteSolablood commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

@NewBond No, much like Sony when they lost their case on the DualShock2, they would still be able to sell the 3DS but a small amount of the profit would go to the 3D tech owners. Ninetendo make enough from each console that it shouldn't matter.

@Others It seems a lot of people are making the statement "I'm happy with my 3DS or 3DS XL"... well good! It's not for you!!! It's for little kids who aren't allowed to use 3D and break hinges (which they do). It seems that too many people are thinking about themselves & not asking who this IS designed for.

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#33

DanteSolablood commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

@Pete_Stooge
a) It does not 100% turn off, meaning people with eye related issues can still get agitation & migraines.

b) 3D is cool, teling a 5 year old not to turn the 3D on when your back is turned is like telling Bowser to lay off the princesses.

c) This is designed for the young kids, hence the lack of hinges. So why have the 3D at all? You'd just be charging them for something they can't use.

d) It's a slider, not a button. Lol, sorry... just being picky. :D

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#34

DanteSolablood commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

@Alshain01 I agree, would have loved it to have retained the clamshell too... but then it would have lost it's second market "young kids". Hinges break, fact of life & while I agree the 3D effect on under 7's is a myth... Nintendo still has to legally warn parents not to let them play the 3DS. Now parents can let their kids play without that niggling doubt.

Not a coincident it's a little kid playing the 2DS in the advert.

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#35

DanteSolablood commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

@Alshain01 True, but they DO have to warn against it anyway & this effects sales. And as I've already stated, turning the 3D off does not entirely remove the effect it has on the eyes. So my friend with sever epilepsy can actually jump on this generation of handheld at last.

Silly as it looks.

BTW, have confirmed it DOES still have the 3D camera, supposedly so you can share 3D pictures to a friend with a 3DS. Of course without being able to see whether the 3D effect has worked in advance they'll all look SHOCKING. :D

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#36

DanteSolablood commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

@FX29 Despite being able to turn the 3D off, you are still looking through 2 screens, it can make people with epilepsy SERIOUSLY ill. Plus there is always the chance it could get slid on by accident.

Plus for the little kids than aren't allowed to have the 3D on... no more temptation & a much more rugged machine! No more broken hinges. :P

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#40

DanteSolablood commented on Say Hello To The Nintendo 2DS - A 3DS without 3D:

Finally! Been really annoyed as my best friend who has epilepsy has been avoiding the 3DS as anything that requires each eye to see different images is potentially very dangerous (his case is quite severe) - although I'm not too happy with the loss of the hinge... the fact he can play this & not worry that a slip of the 3d depth slider will render him unconcious is welcome!

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#41

DanteSolablood commented on Pokémon X & Y "Mega Evolution" Details Fleshe...:

@DarkKirby I disagree, IV's could be bred across from pokémon & depending on how perfect you wanted your pokémon to be, you could get a couple of perfect IV's inside of 45 minutes to an hour. Difficulty has always been the excuse of the lazy or those not willing to lose a couple of times before they start hacking.

I've been playing pokémon since the start & have a full pokédex without ever cheating or trading a hacked pokémon. I simply don;t respect anyone that has hacked & refuse to accept their pokédex as complete.

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#42

DanteSolablood commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Curious Decision to ...:

To be honest, the 3DS is the first NIntendo handheld to have any decent FREE games at all built in... sure you have had clocks & calculators, but other handhelds have been doing them for years. I remember my Neogeo Pocket Color that came out at the same time as the Gameboy Color had 3 or 4 free built in features including an alarm clock, something Nintendo has still failed to incorporate!

Let them charge, as long as they don't remove the free stuff, they have a right to try and make a few pokédollars here or there.

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#43

DanteSolablood commented on Michael Pachter Admits That Wii U Pro Controll...:

@Red_Kinetic Not really a reply to you, but love the Gobusters avatar.

As far as I see it, Pachter is simply speaking out of sheer ignorance - the Wii already had the 'Classic Controller' and the Gamecube Controller to use for more conventional games. Nintendo are simply foreseing that there may be new gamers coming to the market that DON'T own a gamecube... a shocking idea of course but this may happen.

Nintendo making a controller for more conventional third party games... they did it for the Wii, so why does the Wii U getting one mean industry pressure? Pachter just doesn't know what he's on about.

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#44

DanteSolablood commented on Angry Birds Trilogy Takes Aim at 3DS:

Perhaps they'll be making some 3DS specific modifications? Obviously Rovio will be adding 3D into the mix so that the 3DS' prime gimmick doesn't go to waste - but that about a 3DS specific modes, challenges & even a "birds eye" POV?

I must admit I do like Andry Birds as the perfectionist in me loves to collect the stars... but unless something pretty AMAZING is added into the mix, I can't see myself repurchasing the same games over again.

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#45

DanteSolablood commented on Angry Birds Trilogy Takes Aim at 3DS:

@BenAV Something tells me that Ninty wouldn't allow Rovio to pump the game full of game destroying adverts inorder to keep the game free as they do for the iPhone and Android markets. Unfortunately companies rarely release games out of the kindness of their hearts alone.

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#47

DanteSolablood commented on Transformers Prime Announced For Nintendo Cons...:

Worst advert ever, using those cheap flash animations instead of footage from the series makes me think the game isn't going to be up to much. A shame considering that the series itself is actually VERY good (especially compared to Cybertron & Energon).

I'll reserve final judgement until there is some actual ingame video, but considering the rich & complex background in the TF world there is no excuse for a bad game.

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#48

DanteSolablood commented on Get Your Pokémon Sequels Teaser Trailer Here:

@eryan64 I said something similar (though your explaination is superb as well), of course there is also the mystery of the final Team Plasma member on top the dissapearance of N. As I've reiterrated a couple of times, I believe that B2&W2 are games made at the same time or just after the originals in order to fill time until Gen 6.

This would buy Gamefreak enough time to work on a new graphics & game engine for when Pokémon hits the 3D screen.

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#49

DanteSolablood commented on Pokémon Black & White Version 2 Announced:

Actually they have been adding more & more complex sounds to pokémon cries since the GBA & DS versions were released, most of the newest ones are MORE complex than a nameshout. The main reason they've not moved to the "nameshout" is because for every big animé fan they please they'll probably annoy or alienate the same amount of hardcore fans of the game. I for one have played Pokémon since the start, but find the animé a complete disgrace to television & shivver at the thought of my Alakazam shouting his name out like a backwards Kris Angel instead of his oldskool hiss.

That's the problem with playing to the fans, not all fans want the same thing & it's easier to stick with what you have.

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#50

DanteSolablood commented on Pokémon Black & White Version 2 Announced:

Everyone complaining about these games not being on the 3DS should relax, Nintendo (well, Gamefreak actually) have a habit of bringing out filler games to space out the bigger new versions. I think it likely that they started Black & White vr2 at the same time as the originals (story will continue from end of B&W but possibly new trainer) and are releasing it now so there is not such a HUGE wait until the next gen - which will be on the 3DS.

I can also understand any decision to release an update to the 5th gen on the DS, surely you want to save the 3DS for a well designed & thought through 6th gen to make it look even MORE revolutionary instead of creep onto the 3DS with a sloppy graphically updated Pokémon gray?