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Male, 18, United States

I'm a high schooler from the American midwest. When I'm not writing news articles for this site or playing video games, you can find me sparring at the local MMA training facility or working at the movie theater. Currently planning on going west to the fabled golden lands of California for college.

Wed 28th July, 2010

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EvisceratorX commented on Nintendo Executive Discusses the eShop, Indies...:

@BLPs The fact is, they've run out of new ideas decades ago. In any medium, you won't ever see something that is truly new; rather something that is a new synthesis of old ideas. All you need to do is find that perfect mixture of old ideas and what you come up with will be indistinguishable from a "true" new idea.



EvisceratorX commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Right to Take Its Ti...:

I think Nintendo's approach to storage space is the best out of all the console manufacturers right now. They keep initial storage size low so as to keep the cost of the whole console low. People who want more space can go out, buy a hard drive and just plug it in. You don't need to take the console apart to put in a bigger drive and you don't need to pay for a ton of space that you'll never use. Everybody wins.



EvisceratorX commented on First Run Wii U Copies of Rodea the Sky Soldie...:

I'd guess they included the Wii version solely because it was already done and just sitting on the shelf. It can't be that hard to put Wii remote controls in the Wii U version, which has better visuals, so it's tough to see why else they'd just toss in the Wii disc.



EvisceratorX commented on Review: Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (Wii U ...:

I got this via the ambassador program and could never really get into it. I initially wasn't interested in Awakening because of this game; but after picking it up regardless, it became one of my favorite 3DS games. I might have to go back to this.



EvisceratorX commented on Video: The Hexer Plagues Enemies in Etrian Mys...:

@Caelum Obviously, it seems like this is more Mystery Dungeon than it is Etrian Odyssey. I'm not a fan of Etrian's first person persepctive either, but this'll be one to keep an eye on. I've never been blown away by Mystery Dungeon games, but this just might be a pleasant surprise.



EvisceratorX commented on Masahiro Sakurai Praises the Achievements of S...:

I actually think that Nintendo is doing a fantastic job with the eShop. If your wallet's short, you can add just the amount of money that you need, wishlists are quite streamlined, and feedback requires both owning the game and playing it for an hour. Things they need to improve on are running more sales, offering cross platform functionality, and maybe lowering prices of older games



EvisceratorX commented on Series Producer Ichiro Hazama Says Theatrhythm...:

The first game had 70 so maybe they're planning a Dragon Quest Curtain Call already? Honestly, if this doesn't get out of Japan, I don't see why these songs couldn't be added as DLC to Curtain Call. Is it really enough to justify a separate release?



EvisceratorX commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains That The Legend of Zelda ...:

Zelda has definitely always been open world, it's just that this one looks set to be more open than any before it have been. If it's true that dungeons can be tackled in any order the player chooses, then there's much to look forward to.



EvisceratorX commented on Yusuke Hashimoto Outlines His Desire to Contin...:

I'd sacrifice a goat to Madame Butterfly for a Bayonetta 3. I feel like they really ironed out all the flaws with the core gameplay with this entry and that future games would only build upon this solid foundation. Only time will tell, but I'm sure this isn't the last we've seen of this witch.



EvisceratorX commented on New Details Emerge on Puzzle & Dragons: Super ...:

Don't forget that this'll come packaged with Puzzle & Dragons Z, so it's a "twofer" deal! I'm not sure what to think of this though, the concept seems to be one of those things that either really works well or completely misses the mark. Here's to hoping it's something special!



EvisceratorX commented on Soapbox: Portable Gaming Forges a Special Rela...:

Excellent piece, Tom, I completely agree.

To me, portable gaming is particularly special because it travels around with me in life. I'll play through a game and months later, when I'm replaying it, I'm suddenly reminded of the events that were surrounding me the last time I played it.

I'll be playing through Pokemon Platinum and be reminded of the time I battled with a friend as we sat in the waiting room of a hospital, playing the games to distract ourselves from the fact that his mom had just had a heart attack. I'll play through Metroid Fusion and be reminded of the six hour car ride to my grandpa's house over the Christmas that I got it. I'll play through Super Mario 3D World and be reminded of my first year in high school.

It's the portable games that I bind to memories of specific "eras" in my life and it's through replaying games that I'm occasionally reminded of things gone by. Life's an endless fantasy, eh?



EvisceratorX commented on Rumour: Rayman Could be Planned as DLC in Supe...:

If this is faked, it's the most authentic looking fake I've ever seen for smash. It's obviously not a photoshop, a hacker would've had to get into the game's code to put this in.

Thanks, man! Technically, I don't really "work" here, I just enjoy writing about Nintendo and the industry.



EvisceratorX commented on More Details Emerge on Mutant Mudds Super Chal...:

I'm kinda curious what this actually is. It has all the earmarks of a sequel, but apparently it isn't. If this isn't a sequel, then what does the real sequel look like? I get the feeling Mutant Mudds 2 will be a departure from what we'll be expecting.