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Male, 33, Hungary

Mon 20th August, 2012

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Dezsi commented on Feature: A Night at the Symphony of the Goddes...:

I'm so glad you guys are covering this again, as I'm absolutely thrilled that I am seeing the show in Milan.

When I saw the follow-up news on the show in February here, I though I'd take a look at flight tickets, and found an excellent deal, so I immediately cajoled my friend — an avid fan of A Link to the Past — into considering the trip, and he agreed to join. It's going to be quite the pricey trip, but I know that it will be an experience of a lifetime.

This article brings up a good point as to what I should be wearing for the semi-formal occasion of crying like a baby during the 'Time of the Falling Rain'. :D



Dezsi commented on Video: This Guy Loves Nintendo Way More Than Y...:

I know this guy. I don't like him. He doesn't show his face, because he's afraid that it would interfere with his career. Oh yeah, he loves Nintendo, but is ashamed to link a face with the avid video game collecting habit. I don't trust faceless people.



Dezsi commented on Rumour: Dubious Walmart Listing Suggests Suppo...:

I don't really understand why the Wii U hasn't gotten a Mario RPG already. It should at least be in the works — as well as a new on-rails Starfox shooter.

I do think that Mario RPGs are popular amongst the Nintendo fan crowd, so I'm sure it would be rather successful. Yoshi's Woolly World is fine, I will be buying it, but wouldn't a goofy Mario RPG with that style be much better? I think so.

I certainly hope that there is one coming.



Dezsi commented on Review: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U):

I just can't get over the fact that they are releasing it AFTER the holiday period. :O My brain WILL explode. This would have been THE main game I play this Christmas, but noooo: I'll play it during my summer days off, no problem, it's almost the same thing. ˇ.ˇ



Dezsi commented on Review: Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Qu...:

Brilliant, isn't it!

Anyway, I always considered the DKC series to constantly evolve, and I still believe, therefore, that DKC 3 is the best one. I find the second very gloomy — maybe that's it. Granted, it has some amazing music, but so do the others in the series.



Dezsi commented on Nintendo of Europe Distributes Free Halloween ...:


I never understand these comments. There has never been a Club Nintendo in my area (since the mid-nineties, but there were no rewards anyway), yet I'm a happy Club Nintendo member, registered with another country which has a Club Nintendo, so there's no problem. You can't get physical items, since you don't have a local address the goods could be shipped to, but that's fine.



Dezsi commented on Rumour: Mario Kart 8 DLC to Feature Expanded R...:

I certainly hope that if this is real, it's free DLC. Otherwise, frankly, screw this.

Nintendo should not be going in this direction. Yes, this would also mean that the new racers and battle modes could have been available from the get-go, but you're gonna have to pay 5 quid or so to have the full package. Fantastic. Call me old-fashioned, but that pisses me off.



Dezsi commented on Nintendo Announces The GameCube Controller Ada...:

What I hope for is an overall support for the Gamecube controller for games that could utilize it well, say, for the Wind Waker HD (I would love that), Mario Kart 8, and anything else that the developers think it would work well with.



Dezsi commented on Download Sales On Nintendo Formats Have Treble...:

I hear him. The one thing that should have been available from the get-go is an account system that lets you redownload titles already bought. It's totally unacceptable this way. And, yes, why would Nintendo feel obligated to create one when people still buy digital anyway? That does, in a way, send the message that it's fine this way.



Dezsi commented on Download Sales On Nintendo Formats Have Treble...:

There is no account system, for God's sakes! Once your Wii U dies, ALL of your conveniently organized purchases — hundreds, nay, thousands of dollars — are gone, just like that.

Even with an account system, once Nintendo (or any other company for that matter that) goes out of business, or stops supporting that segment of their business — allowing to redownload software from their servers in the unfortunate case of somehow losing your data --, your hard-earned gems of games are gone. Whereas, of course, if you can procure a functional console, you're back in business again, since you have your games neatly placed in your favorite drawer, display case, whatnot, waiting to jump right back where the belong.

Of course, if you're thinking in the short term and don't mind losing a lot of money spent over the course of several years, sure, digital all the way. Bah!



Dezsi commented on Here's a Video of The Temple of Time Made With...:

This looks real. I can't imagine a Link and Hylians in this environment and setting that are not overly realistic. But does anyone really want to see Link's facial hair and whatnot? On the other hand, if everything was this realistic, but the characters would have a different art style to them, they would be way out of place.

So as much as this is a jaw-dropping demo for some, I don't think it suits the Zelda games' overall artistic style.



Dezsi commented on Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a ...:

Yes. You have to link your Nintendo Network ID to a UK Club Nintendo account, for instance. That's not too difficult, I guess (unless it somehow interferes with the games you've already purchased via the eShop, as unlinking may lead to your missing some of your purchase bonus points tied to the Nintendo Network Premium Deluxe Digital Promotion — but I'm not sure about any of this; what is for sure that something is bound to change once you unlink), but it is crucial to do so. The other thing to do, as others have said, is to buy a UK physical copy along with the Club Nintendo game-registration code included with it. Of course, if you set your Wii U to the UK region (and do the unlinking a re-linking if necessary) and buy a digital copy of the game, you will get the download code for your free game.

I haven't really thought this through until now, since my physical copies have always come with the Club Nintendo game-registration codes, so all of them must have been UK imports — I don't live in the UK either.



Dezsi commented on Mario Kart 8 Club Nintendo Promotion Offers a ...:


You should be registered to the UK's Club Nintendo (and have your console set to the UK region — though I'm not sure this is necessary), and you should be able to reap the benefits of the promotional offers. I know I did many a time, and we sure as hell don't have a Club Nintendo where I live. :D



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

I'm glad that handlehld games are being released on the Wii U, since that way I can play the games on the tv. I never play on the go, so I'm totally disinterested in handheld gaming. Of course, there are a lot of GREAT games on handhelds, so I now have a 3DS, but play on the couch, as if I were playing a home console. I really liked the GameBoy Player for the Gamecube, and that's how I played Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga, for instance, on the TV — without ever owning a handheld console.

So I think it's better to release the games you've only been able to formerly play on tiny screens for the Wii U, to play in the tv, since it gives a sort of a new type of experience with the game. Also, as others mentioned before, it's likely that if there was a simultaneous release for both platforms, the Wii U versions wouldn't sell as well, so, as far as I'm concerned, it's all good!



Dezsi commented on Soapbox: The Nintendo Wi-Fi Disconnection Remi...:

This is the first time I've heard that games exist or will be existing are tied to their dedicated servers being online. That really is just wrong, and I'd hate to see gaming go in this direction.

For instance, it has only been recently that I bought games at launch — most every other time, I bought it years after they were released, because that's when I thought I wanted to spend the money on it, or maybe I found a good deal on some. Also, since I'm not a kid anymore, I don't jump into the games the instant I buy them, rather, it is mostly only after a couple of months after I bought them that I actually begin playing with them (I just like to have them, so that they are at my disposal when they need to be). So let's say that such an online-only game will be available for 5 years before the servers shut down — without anyone knowing in advance how much time the game has, of course --, I buy it three year after release, don't touch it for a long time, because I just won't have the time, and by the time I want to begin playing the game, it's already worthless data.

That's just wrong. Some may say that I have incorrect/ancient consumption habits and that everyone must come to terms with the fact that games in the future may have an expiry date just as meat does. But one of the things I love about video games is that I can revisit them whenever I feel like and have the time. None of the games I own expired; I can play every one of them on the original consoles I bought them for.



Dezsi commented on Month Of Kong: The Making Of Diddy Kong Racing:

I love Mario Kart, especially the first one, but I'd much rather play other genres — that is, I'm not much of a racing fan. And that's the reason I find it amazing that RARE could make a game that I enjoyed and played as much as if it was another genre, like, you know, a platfromer or an adventure game, both of which entertain me much more than racing games.

Even though I have Mario Kart 64, I remember not liking it at all ever, since, after first having played DKR, there wasn't much of a reason for me to play it.

The funny thing is that I STILL haven't completed DKR, despite having owned it for more than 15 years. Seriously, isn't the second wizpig race just ludicruous? :D Wait, am I THAT bad?!

RARE was a gold mine for Nintendo cash-wise, but more of a gold mine to us, gamers, well, joy-wise.



Dezsi commented on Feature: When Cranky Kong Took On Twitter:

I love Cranky Kong. This actually makes me want to buy the game. Not that I wouldn't buy it otherwise, but it brings back some fond memories. I only wish that Cranky will be showing off his grumpy skills, much like in DKC.



Dezsi commented on Former Sony Developer Feels The Wii U "Won't S...:

I didn't even read the article. Who ARE these people? Who the hell cares about their educated opinions? :D Seriously, it's ridiculous, and I like to think I'm not in denial at all.

Even though a lot of people don't understand or approve of Nintendo's moves overall, I'm sure they know a thing or two about (selling) consoles and video games.

I wonder which no-name genius will predict Nintendo's impendig doom.



Dezsi commented on Nintendo States Its Wii U Case With a Holiday ...:


Why sadly? Technically, 2D Super Mario games are Super Mario games. 3D Super Mario games have the same character and theme, but they are, in my view, not Super Mario games in that they are completely different, and not solely because of the shift in dimension.

Nintendo managed to pull off conserving the essence of Zelda in 3D Zelda games, but not in Super Mario.

The fun is still there in 3D Super Mario games, but the game mechanics are completely different. They are actually two very different genres. To each his own.



Dezsi commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Resilience Against W...:

If there was no Internet, which there is, people wouldn't be able to predict anything, look down on things, express their educated thoughts on things, spread rumors, hate, disbelief, fear etc. — at least the above wouldn't influence us as they do now. Duh.

Now I find myself being worried about Nintendo — because of the Internet! It's like re-gaining conscousness when I realize that there are games coming out on Nintendo consoles, which have been for the past 30 years, so what the hey? It never occured to me in the 90s that Nintendo may be in trouble, because I was happy playing their games. Not until there are no Nintendo products available commercially should we fear for its demise. It's not possible to avoid seeing news and comments predicting the impending doom of Nintendo, but it's silly to pay attention to it. It's like we're living in the future, which has a very deep-dark hue, whilst seemingly forgetting about the fact that we have our consoles, and are playing quality Nintendo titles, and there are more on the way.

Iwata has to say something, and I'm sure it's not easy for him, since, unless there are huge initial sales, accompanied by the sound of nuclear bombs, with the brand pouring from the taps, it is considered a failure, and is usually coupled with clairvoyance by, among others, smart-ass analysts, disgruntled children with competition-fixation, attention-loving people, and, not least, worried fans.

As a matter of fact, I'm glad that I've got a Wii U and, planning on getting a 3DS, ecstatic about the holidays, when I'll be playing Nintendo games just like 20 years ago.

Watch the language -Lz



Dezsi commented on Feature: Why Nintendo Isn't Popular in Poland:

I also live in an eastern European country, Hungary, and Nintendo has been around since the fall of the iron curtain, and like others noted above, localization can't be an issue. We have a population of 10 million, and games will never be translated into our language, yet people play video games extensively without much (or an adequate level of) knowledge of English. On the other hand, I suppose that FPS games or sports games — games that are NOT looked on as kiddy or silly anywhere — have a lot less text, and can be fully enjoyed without speaking English, therefore, EA translating the games mentioned above is simply a nice bonus, not much more.

So I think that it must be the Polish mentality, the "cultural issue", why it's kind of hard to procure Nintendo products — they don't really know about them, or consider them kiddy, silly, immature, but everyone knows that that attitude is present everywhere, it's just that it must be very pronounced in Poland, and that's why it's possible that Nintendo consoles and games have always been present where I live, even though we're a much smaller market (and we have about the same GDP per capita as Poland does), so it CAN'T be about the size of the population.
Of course, since the appearance of the PlayStation, much like everywhere else, Nintendo has always been under-represented in stores, but it's still there. We actually have a number of small video game specialist stores, so there are a lot of choices to buy Nintendo products, although I'm well aware that most people just don't buy them, but Nintendo has survived here so far.

As for the lack of online country settings for the Wii and the Wii U is very much annoying, yes. I have to set my country to the UK (so that it's in English), and no physical items can be bought for stars, only digital downlads, but that's not such an issue, really. At the same time, to my surprise, an official Hungarian Nintendo website has surfaced about a half a year ago, which is really weird, considering that Nintendo's not very popular here either, but still, there must be a reason why Nintendo's doing something here and not in Poland, for instance.



Dezsi commented on Soapbox: The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Fr...:


Thanks very much for taking the time to take the pictures and uploading them! It seems to me that it is on the close-up pics that the difference is clearly visible. I may have to get that RGB cable after all. :D

While we're at it, having already hijacked the thread, I initially thought that the RGB cable on an HDTV, or any other, "more advanced" cable for that matter, would make the picture look more like it would originally look like, i.e., on a CRT TV. But that's not the case, right? It simply enables one to get the best possible picture out of an HDTV and an old console combination — not the best, because that is only available on a CRT, right?

When I first bough an HDTV, I thought old games would look **better** on the new kind of TV, not worse, but I was wrong. It was especially shocking to see how funny and off the NES games look. Anyway, like you said, without having some technical savvy, it's not really possible to make NES games look better on an HDTV. The SNES games look a bit off, too, but not as much. It's clear now, then, that using the actual SNES on an HDTV with an RGB cable gives the best picture possible. Would you agree, though, that the SNES games on the Wii virtual console look **better** than they do (with an RGB cable on a) real SNES connected to an HDTV? For some reason, I figure they **should** look better on the VC, but I've never done a side-by-side comparison, which I should (it's just that I use my HDTV's wacky propietary component input for both the Wii component cable and the SNES/N64/GC AV cable, so a real switching-from-one-channel-to-the-other comparison is not possible for me).

Anyway, I've been thinking about this a lot, and I can see that you're interested in this stuff, too. Thanks again for the pics, and if you feel like adding me, my nick is the same on Miiverse as it is here.



Dezsi commented on Soapbox: The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Fr...:


Thanks for your reply. I just checked the picture quality with the official SNES/N64/GC stereo AV cable on the HDTV, and it looks pretty good to me. Unfortunately, as I no longer have my CRT TV for quick comparison, I have no idea if the picture is that much different from the picture the CRT gives--it's been a while since I've hooked it up to a CRT. But I'm pretty happy with how it looks now.

So here's my question: Do you know if the RGB cable provides a noticeably better picture than the official Nintendo stereo AV cable (composite, I guess) I mentioned above? In other words, in your experience, do you think it's worth ordering one? The reason I'm asking is because I remember buying an official RGB cable for the Gamecube (for a LOT of money), and I have not noticed any kind of difference whatsoever between the composite and the RGB with the Gamecube on a CRT television.



Dezsi commented on Soapbox: The Wii U Virtual Console Needs to Fr...:


Hi! I wanted to PM you, but I can't seem to be able to, so I'm gonna have to go slightly off-topic. Anyway, I'm very much interested in making the NES and SNES look as good as possible on an HDTV. Are the RGB scart cables you're talking about official Nintendo RGB scart cables or only available via a third party? In the latter case, are there good brands you would recommend? I've seen some on ebay, but I'm not sure all of them will provide the quality I'm after. I'm in the EU/PAL region, by the way. Thanks!