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Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

Male, Canada

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Dinosaurs

#1

Dinosaurs commented on Soapbox: Sonic, It's Time to Talk:

You have to blame Nintendo. They have taken most of their 2D characters and given them all fantastic 3D gameplay. Without their flawless record in this area, we could be a little less harsh on old Sonic.

Seriously speaking, Sega needs to restore Sonic. Restore him, Sega. Please find a way, Sonic is a great video game Character.

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#4

Dinosaurs commented on Masahiro Sakurai Explains Why Mewtwo Isn't Pai...:

Wow! What other developer of Sakurai's stature even says things like this? The man brings it back to the roots. He cares deeply for game crafting and obviously just as much for the consumer experience. A gem in the industry, Sakurai is.

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#21

Dinosaurs commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

If there is any dissapointment here, it's that the platform was not rolled out with a sandbox Nintendoland that lets you "transport" the character into it's digital place, as Activision or Disney might have handled it. But again, I find Nintendos execution of tacking on the platform to a game NOT built around a make-believe concept to be the better use of their development resources, and my gaming time.

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#22

Dinosaurs commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

@ThomasBW84 That's fair enough. I can't help but think the generous and exciting prospects you are talking about were people's own imaginitive expectations after the announcement and limited diagram. I really don't believe there's any reason to feel dissapointed by the amiibo platform yet. I think this is better execution of the concept than Activision's and Disney's. And the limited retrofitting or shoehorning if want to call it of MK8 is not really the pin to the ballon of this platform that the article makes it out to be.

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#23

Dinosaurs commented on Talking Point: The amiibo Range Grows, Yet Key...:

No mention of NFC cards and smaller figures? Nintendo has stated plans for what is highly likely to be more affordable solutions to NFC locked content. So I wouldn't be so quick to start throwing around the word "cynical" in relation to what will be a very very limited production run of one-game Smash amiibos.

By the time the majority of the clueless public becomes aware of amiibos on the shelf, these one-time Smash amiibos will be bought up never to be restocked. That's almost a garaunteed scenario and Nintendo knows it (and has even stated that caveat). Plus it will give confidence to retailers for stocking future amiibo branded products with the 'Sold Out' due to under produced initial run of smash amiibo.

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#25

Dinosaurs commented on Video: StreetPass East Midlands Goes Hands-On ...:

Great video, NL. Nicely edited. That guy's shirt matched the graffiti wall behind him for good visual effect. Great to see ginger-beard Tom on camera! NL needs to do an urban lifestyles-esque show just with video games being the focus!

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#27

Dinosaurs commented on Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data L...:

As mentioned by Tom, this is old news. Nintendo is also releasing NFC cards and smaller NFC figures in the future, compatable with the games.

Those saying this is all just a cash grab...............yup, that's what this is, a business profiting from the latest trends, completely expected. (And asked for by many fans if I'm not mistaken)

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#28

Dinosaurs commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines Core Nintendo Philos...:

People need to get off the NSMB series as this one example that they are just like the rest of the boring industry. Each release after the first expanded on multiplayer in a way that had never been done before in a 2D Mario game! It's also highly likely that series, not 2D Mario, is finished now with just 4 games spanning 4 different DS/Wii era platforms, unlike other third party highly iterative franchises that are still going and going.

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#30

Dinosaurs commented on Eiji Aonuma Confirms Majora's Mask 3D Has Been...:

People are so convinced Nintendo isn't working hard to make games. Yet they release some of the most functional gsmes on the market. I'm going to just say that Nintendo probably has some of the hardest working developers in the industry, and Aonuma's and Sakurai's asides about their personal lives would attest to that.

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#34

Dinosaurs commented on The Man Behind Sega's Wonder Boy Series Hates ...:

It's understandable what he's saying. The initial delay and the inertia of Mario's start, full speed and then stop is challenging. But this seemed to have proved more thrilling to most people than frustrating, making it the success that a side scrolling Mario Bros. became. But the frustration can be there in that type of mechanic, similar to Ghost's n' Goblins challenging jumping.

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#36

Dinosaurs commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

@Xamorus I have to correct myself, I did say all the good games for each platform, but the PC would be a strong exception to that - just too many titles on PC that require big time investments to own an overabundance of games there.

But the point I wanted to really illustrate is that the WiiU is essential gaming, whether it's the only gaming device you got, or if you own everything out there. Nintendo just makes good games and hardware shouldn't always be getting in the way of that fact.

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#37

Dinosaurs commented on I'll Take Zelda And Mario Over Sharing Call Of...:

At my house we have Wii U, PS4, XBOX One, Custom built gaming PC, 3DS, Vita, and literally ALL the good games currently out for each. That's all between me and my brother. We spend a lot of money on gaming and it is what it is. Nobody here wants to miss a single good game, with its specs on max in some cases, due to limited hardware ownership. That said, I can't imagine Wii U not being in that mix. It's Nintendo console content, it's essential gaming, 3rd party notwithstanding!