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EngieBengie

EngieBengie

19, Canada

Big Nintendo fan and Big Nintendo critique too. I started out gaming at the age of 5 with the Gameboy Color and I haven't stopped since.

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#5

EngieBengie commented on Feature: The Poor Career Choice of Super Smash...:

@SethNintendo Basically, your logic is like "I find this boring so it should not exist" Get over it, we live in a different era and you must adapt to it. You may not find it entertaining but other people like me DO find it interesting. Your opinion regarding this has little value. If it bothers you, act like it doesn't freaking exist instead of stepping on the toes of those who do find enjoyment out of it.

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#6

EngieBengie commented on ​Feature: The Poor Career Choice of Super Sm...:

@WingedSnagret Has absolutely nothing to do with that. Melee fans stick to Melee. It's the game they like, so people like you should just accept this fact and move on. Had Brawl and Smash 4 used the things that made Melee great competitively, Melee would most likely be dead. But Sakurai pretty much made the new games out of spite against the competitive scene, and naturally, the competitive Melee scene responded back by not supporting these games. Smash 4 fans have to work to make competitive Smash 4 successful. No one is or should be forced to play Smash 4 just because it's new if Melee had all the components they search for in a Smash game. It is only reasonable that they stick with Melee. Not to mention Melee grows bigger and bigger every year. Debates like this happen ALL the time in competive games. like CS 1.6 and CS GO.

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#8

EngieBengie commented on ​Feature: The Poor Career Choice of Super Sm...:

@CapeSmash Because Melee is a VASTLY different game than Smash 4. Reason it is still played is that Melee is pretty much the best Smash game for competitive play, regardless of your opinion on it. The fans recognize Melee as being a superior competitive game and stick to it. Just because Smash 4 is a newer game does not mean people are forced to switch to the newer title. That is simply not how it works. You want Smash 4 to be big, smash 4 fans have to work for it to be big, the same way Melee fans did for Melee. Melee fans, if they think Smash 4 is defensive, has little to no approach options and Advanced Techniques, they are not forced to follow this game when Melee satisfies these perfectly.

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#10

EngieBengie commented on Video: Did You Know Gaming? Tackles Metroid Pr...:

@Quorthon Hard to argue with what you said since it's factual however the Wii U, unlike other ninty systems, has no third party support. None. It's plagued with droughts. At this point, you just buy the next big game when it comes out, beat it and wait some more. Mario Kart, Mario 3D World, Smash Bros. all come and gone to no avail. At this point, either Nintendo gives up on the Wii U or they keep making games on it. And a little advertising for Metroid isn't going to hurt of course.

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#15

EngieBengie commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

What hostility are you talking about? lol. As far as I'm concerned, the customer buys what he cares for, making Nintendo some cash. If they make something I don't care about or something that I think is stupid and do not want to support, it is the customer's right to just not buy it. We tell them what we want, they give us what we want, we give them money and they make money. They're a business, making money is their goal don't know why you keep giving me this customer behavior stuff.

Hostility was the last thing I was going for. I simply believe in my position, I believe in my arguments and when I know that Nintendo is shooting themselves in the foot, I call em out. That simple.

You cannot say that you are being objective if you can't put yourself in the youtubers shoes. You're doing this with Nintendo and you should do this with the Youtubers. Let's not forget that it's just the ad revenue that is the problem, it's also the terms themselves. And it's not like every youtuber against this are condescending. They too raise excellent arguments. And also, no one is denying them respect for making youtube videos. Would a fan be making Nintendo let's plays if he didn't like them? No. They're doing this because they like your games so if you're just going to give them a lesser deal than they used to have and have your hands around their collars as far what they can and can't do, then yes, you are going to get hate. The mere fact that even some of the most loyal fans of Nintendo are having an issue with this is a red alert, especially considering that they are going through their toughest generation yet.

"And you misunderstand how profits work within the gaming industry and where things lay. Ten years ago Sony was worth $100 billion. Now they're around $10 billion give or take." gaming industry but you take this from Sony as a whole. The only reason Nintendo is so rich is because they charge their consoles more than they are worth. Not to mention instead of using the money they made from the Wii era to make the Wii U a strong powerful, third party friendly console, they just opted for the same blue ocean strategy. Also things like the whole Pokemon 1 and pokemon 2, with the complete pokemon3 coming out the next year and then remake pokemon 0. Playstation gives the fans what they ask for. The PS3 started out badly but took the criticism and became easily the best console of last gen. Ain't too sure about the xbox. Don't forget that Sony is more than just gaming. Their Playstation devision is profiting and in this discussion, that's what matters.

And whatever you say about the PS4, the PS4 is at least the powerful console fans wanted it to be, with new IPs and third party support. It's nice that Nintendo has money but if they don't do anything with it, there's nothing to be excited over.

Meh, some people are dumb and just don't know that development for nextgen systems start almost immediately after the current one is released.

I think you took the "you had one job" literally. This is a meme but a meme used to show that even though Nintendo is primarily a gaming company, they could not hold the third parties for long which shows they aren't doing a good job. And not all of them stopped supporting Nintendo because they can't compete. If that was the case, the GameCube and Wii would be like the Wii U and have no third parties. Some like Bethesda just didn't like the controller or whatever they said, others simply found the system too weak. Regarding F-Zero, understand that I WANT a new F-Zero, freaking love the series. However, far too many times have I been wrong for thinking that something cool will happen (Rayman leak being fake, Nintendo buying Atlus which didn't happen, etc). I simply am waiting solid evidence that such a thing will happen. If Miyamoto said what he said, then, for me, there is no reason to be excited. I simply don't want to be disappointed again.

What I meant was that now that third parties are gone, they have to make sure that each game they make is a great one to make the customer's purchase worth it. This is quite stressful.

You can try and see things from the point of view but Dan Adelman, an employee for years, has said that there are decisions taken by top executives that alienate other executives.

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#16

EngieBengie commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

@ShadyKnights This is the second time that you tell me that the customer can be wrong and the second time you leave the possibility of Nintendo also being the dumb ones. Also, for someone who said that I am hostile (Cussing isn't automatically hostile behavior) and that in our previous encounter criticized me for being to one sided, you sure don't hold back calling the content creators whiny and entitled when they have very good reasons to hate this program ie: The unfair terms. You can try and put yourself in Nintendo's shoes all you want, the fact remains Nintendo is thirsty for control and go outright paranoid if they don't have this control. It was clear since the NES era where they exercised a monopoly. They're pretty much like an overprotective mom. They think they are doing right but truly are doing wrong.

Whatever your view of someone should behave regarding these issues, you aren't seeing how things are being done these days. These days, developers do give their fans permission to post their work on youtube and monetize it and this happens more and more these days. You know, because giving your fans permission is also an option and at least one that isn't gonna cause such arguments among Nintendo fans. And I'll enforce the point I've presented last comment yet again: because you make a law doesn't mean it is 100% right. The government can raise taxes if they so wish and it would be in their right. Doesn't mean the people protesting against this are complete donkey hats. Same exact thing for Nintendo's Youtube Program.

"Call for Nintendo to adapt ignores how Nintendo has pushed the industry forward with shoulder buttons, analogue sticks, touch screen game play, wireless controllers, native multiple controllers on consoles, and people want them to conform?" Yes, they should conform. All these things are things that happened in the past. Your past achievements aren't gonna do the work for you. The present and future is the one thing that should matter to you. What is happening in the present? They made the Wii U GamePad, a bulky controller that isn't even used to its full potential. Most of the best games on Wii U don't make use of it and already they're planning new control schemes for the NX when they haven't even scratched the surface of how the GamePad can be used. The kicker? Sony and Microsoft aren't even using this new control scheme. Nintendo's past achievements are exactly that, past achievements. Sony isn't dying as you claim they are granted the PS4 is doing exceptionally well and is not showing signs of stopping. Whatever Nintendo's financial status is, if your consoles don't sell, they don't sell. Pure and simple. They don't have to go bankrupt to realize that consoles aren't profitable and drop them. And unless you've been living under a rock, Nintendo is hardly relevant these days. In comparison to the PS4, the Xbox One, the PC, Nintendo is just... there. Sure, they make great games but business is business and if you don't sell. RIP. SEGA wasn't on the edge of bankruptcy when they killed the Dreamcast.

Ah, and third parties. Nintendo's failure to keep third parties interested in their console. A company whose main focus are games... losing more developers and thus more games. You had one job. Now they're left alone. What they should've been doing is opening more studios. Are they doing this? No. And since you like to get into Nintendo's shoes, get into the shoes of the the developers who have the weight of the world on their back and have to make sure the games they make are amazing. Tell me I'm wrong here. Metroid will most likely come back. F-Zero? Miyamoto said it clear as crystal that they aren't making one until they have the proper controller for it. And that's not me being negative here. That's straight from Miyamoto.

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#17

EngieBengie commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

@ShadyKnights seriously? The consumers can be dumb argument again? Leaving out the possibility of companies also being dumb? In a Nintendo related article? I'm not trying to act like we consumers can't be wrong but here's the kicker, Analysts, journalists, fans of Nintendo and fans of the competitors are all complaining about Nintendo right now. Hell, Dan Adelman, a freaking Nintendo employer that worked there for years, realizes that Nintendo is stuck in the past. Simply put, in this case, Nintendo are the ones being dumb, not the consumer. And Nintendo being an ENTERTAINMENT company, yeah, we can ask them what the hell we want. They depend on us and not vice versa. Regarding the EVO thing, no. Just no. Arguments aren't moot against what they did. Whatever the reason was, it sure was stupid because now they're sponsors to fix the crap they made.

There's nothing assholish to want something from an entertainment company, they live to entertain. That simple. All they want is money and as long as they make money they're good. Nothing that hard to understand here. Nintendo's dumb decision making however keeps them losing their faithful fans so there's a problem and it's a fact. So them, being a business dependant on fans where the competitors (Sony and Microsoft) are actively giving their fans what they want and listen to their complaints, they need to either listen and adapt or die as a gaming business. It's not the 80s or 90s anymore where Nintendo exercised a monopoly, I now have the choice to support Microsoft, Sony or Steam if I'm displeased with Nintendo and even use emulators to play their games without giving them a penny. so yeah.

''They say Nintendo is within their rights so follow Nintendo's rules and shush'' I'm far from being a sheep who just blindly follows what Nintendo does if I know for a fact that the decision they make is a bad one. Let's not forget the government can screw you over if they so wish (raising taxes and whatnot) and make it the law. So, you see, shushing is not an option for me. Not to mention Nintendo wants full control over the content these fans produce and the terms are beyond unreasonable. So it's not baseless petulant whining when someone disagrees with the obviously unfair terms, because, you know, the ad revenue isn't the only thing to this program. Is it entitlement and self delusion to have to delete all your freaking videos that aren't on the whitelist to enter the program so you can profit from videos? You know the answer, I know the answer and it's ''No''.

Yet, they lost to Tomita technologies.

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#19

EngieBengie commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

@TingLz Out of curiosity for an HD remake of a classic. People who are fans or just gamers watch these sorts of projects. Plenty of existing fans are now wanting an HD version of Mario 64. Admittedly, it ain't straightforward and you make a good point that Mario is already famous. However games like Splatoon and older and lesser know titles like Earthbound do benefit from such exposure. Mario, not so much.

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#20

EngieBengie commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

@mjc0961 Not too sure if Nintendo can't do this but I certainly know that it is a bad decision that will bite them in the donkey hard. Whilst other devs like rockstar simply give permission, Nintendo feels the need to come up with this pointless, divisive program.

Even when people like Dan Adelman, who has worked in Nintendo for years, comes out and says that Nintendo is stuck in the past, there are still people who argue for, and defend Nintendo.
Times have changed, they need to adapt to how things are done now.

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#21

EngieBengie commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

@ShadyKnights Please explain how arguments against this idiotic business decision are moot? Because It's in their rights? Oh well, when Nintendo was going to remove the Smash stream at EVO 2013, guess it was stupid of us to go against them because, y'know, they can do this.

Also, you do realize that developers can also give their fans permission to use their work. Alas, again, Nintendo proves that it can't business very well and have to get some of that cash. Would like to see that sort of reaction people would have if EA did this.

Also, there are rules to follow? If Let's plays are remixes than it falls under fair use. And just for good measure, tell that to the people who cry like real babies when Nintendo gets sent to court over patent infringement.

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#22

EngieBengie commented on Super Mario 64 HD Triggers Surge Of YouTube In...:

See? Free advertising. I was telling this to so many people and yet everyone is trying to damage control and make excuses for Nintendo.

Also, I feel this is necessary to say whenever YouTube and Nintendo videos are brought up. Because Nintendo is in their legal rights to do such HORRENDOUS decisions doesn't mean they should be doing this. Let's not forget that there are developers that do give the their fans the right to do upload videos of their games and encourage them 'cause, you know, that's an option too.

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#25

EngieBengie commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

1. Reasonably looking forward to it. Not super excited but it looks cool.
2. online 4 v 4 to rek scrubz and 360 no scope them
3. Extremely disappointed as voice chat is a standard feature in online games and should be there. There are better options that please both crowds without the complete omition of this standard feature like, I dunno giving a freaking MUTE button.
4. My god, the Amiibo support. So you have 30 bucks worth of Amiibos that are hard to find which unlocks about 60 challenges in the game. I expected better from you, Nintendo.
5. It will be a big hit only in the existing fanbase of the Wii U. Nothing more.

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#28

EngieBengie commented on Super Mario 64 HD Creator Bows To Legal Action...:

People acting like that guy is the devil need to slap themselves hard. You can argue that Nintendo has the right to do what they want with their IPs, it doesn't mean that it is logical to do so, like that HORRENDOUS Youtube Partner Program they made. Absolutely abysmal of Nintendo. Nintendo has a severe issue with befriending their fans, if them removing Project M from vgbootcamp is any indication although it is a hackless, free, legal mod of the game. They have to start working on it and become more tolerant of fan made games and mods. It's a disgrace really.

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#29

EngieBengie commented on Nintendo NX Will Be About Creating "Fun New Wa...:

@DreMurf313 The fun in that is that I can enjoy these games as experiences instead of playing a tech demo to test if the control scheme works. Just because your control scheme is new or different doesn't automatically mean you're good or fun. And may I remind you that Wii U's first full year in the market was pretty similar with its droughts so yeah. This year is the year of Witcher 3, MGS V, FF XV, Batman Arkham Knight, Uncharted 4, Persona 5 and so forth, none of which are coming to Wii U. See it as the the year 2014 for the PS4 and Xbox One. This is coming from someone who, one year ago, will defend Nintendo to the death no matter what. But facts are facts. And to answer your question, yes. Yes I much rather Nintendo builds stronger and more beefier hardware rather than inventing new ways to play which will be completely abandoned next generation. That way Nintendo will get all these games from the third parties and their own games will look gorgeous as well. It's pure logic to make your next gen system stronger.

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#30

EngieBengie commented on Rumour: Metal Gear Creator Hideo Kojima Is Lea...:

@minotaurgamer Because he doesn't bring his games to Nintendo isn't reason to piss on him or his absolutely fantastic work. And it's worth making an article. Kojima is one of the best and biggest game designers in the industry. Him leaving the company he worked with for so long is pretty big news if you ask me.

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#31

EngieBengie commented on Nintendo NX Will Be About Creating "Fun New Wa...:

@Quorthon Indeed. They should just make a controller like the Wii U Pro Controller as the main one you'll use for games and then keep something like the Wii U GamePad as some sort of peripheral or secondary controller. Either way, I'm pretty tired of the ''Fun new ways to play thing'' and just wish they focus on making game fun. Like, it's annoying like hell. Nintendo is very stubborn to persist doing this just to not be like Sony or Microsoft.

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#32

EngieBengie commented on Rumour: Metal Gear Creator Hideo Kojima Is Lea...:

Metal Gear will never be the same without Hideo Kojima. I hope for the best for him and that the future brings good things for Mr. Kojima. Konami made it a bad habit of always depending on him and always depending on Metal Gear.

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#33

EngieBengie commented on Nintendo NX Will Be About Creating "Fun New Wa...:

Honestly hope they stop with the whole ''new ways to play'' craze that's been plaguing Nintendo since the Wii. Ever since then, they wonder how you'll play the game instead of making the game fun and the experience memorable. Certain series aren't getting new installments just because they can't think of how to use the damned controller for it. Enough! Go back to GameCube-style controllers and we're good.

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#38

EngieBengie commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Apex Champion Call...:

@midnafanboy Well the thing is that Melee could very well be played casually. It was your choice to either play with items on and not using ATs but you had the choice to put more work into honing your skills. And if you wanted to go to tourneys, it was your choice as well. But the thing here is Brawl was made with the sole purpose of being played casually. Sure, there is a competitive scene in Brawl but it really forces the player to play defensively and campy, which is by no means a welcome things as the first to Smash games were mostly offensive, like pretty much the vast majority of Fighting games. So when people like Zero stall, it isn't so much s ZeRo's fault as it is the game just rewarding this type of play.

This is just one of the reasons why I consider Melee to still be the best Smash game in the series. It had a perfect balance between casual play and competitive play. While I very much like Sm4sh, it gets VERY annoying when you are going for aerial attack only to have the opponent air dodging you, like pretty much every time. It makes the aerial game and aerial approaches pretty pointless. Like, the offensive approaches are so easy to deny.

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#40

EngieBengie commented on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Apex Champion Call...:

Honestly surprised that there are no people trying to even understand where the Melee fans are coming from. Pretty much every thing they've ever liked has been nerfed or removed to make it even more casual. The game was made to be defensive when no one even cared about it being aggressive. It's the part of the fandom that has progressively been getting less and less because Sakurai does not like them at all. If you can't understand why they're always negative about the new Smash games, I don't think you have the right to insult them.

Melee has introduced a competitive scene, whether you like it or not and the best way to live with it isn't to make it more casual like Brawl did, because you still didn't get rid of them and you still had to deal with them. You have to ADAPT to this new part of the fandom. Give the Melee fans a Smash game that rewards offensive play over defensive play, ATs, combos and there you have it. You satisfied the competitive fans and you won't hear about them for another millennium.

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#43

EngieBengie commented on Satoru Iwata Reiterates Plans for Quality of L...:

@JaxonH You sure have a lot of Wii U games. Also, killer GameCube collection (Fave console ever). I myself am a new PS4 owner and finding actually interesting exclusives has proven to be hard. The other games available for it, I can get on my lovely gaming PC. Still, I'm worried for Nintendo since they are my favorite of the big 3, I WANT to see them at the top.

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#44

EngieBengie commented on Satoru Iwata Reiterates Plans for Quality of L...:

@JaxonH Most likely because you don't buy a lot of games for other consoles. Regarding the Wii U, there is hardly any games coming out. The Third Party developers have abandonned the Wii U completely and as such, Nintendo needs to pump out more games, enough so that we don't have droughts. Also, mediocre-scoring third party games? Outside of Ubisoft, only Destiny was a massive disappointment and yet there are still people enjoying the game.

2015 is going to be HUGE for the PS4 and XBox One but for Wii U, Zelda Wii U, Xenoblade Chronicles X, Splatoon, Yoshi's Woolly World and maybe Star Fox are the hard hitters. More may come on the way, as Iwata has hinted but regardless, Nintendo isn't pumping out enough games as we STILL have droughts 2 years into the Wii U. That's some worrisome stuff right here.