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FLUX_CAPACITOR

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#5

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Feature: The Heartwarming Tale of a Missing 3D...:

@Platypus101 How am I upset with you? I apologize for my sarcastic tone, and if that offended you I'm sorry. But no, I'm not upset with you. I was just trying to stress the fact that my interpretation of the term "the American Dream" is just the basic academic definition that you can read on wikipedia or any other source. I don't have a lot of philosophical insights into it, because I don't personally put a lot of stock in buzzwords and catch-phrases.

What I will say, though, is that I have little patience for people like that Kirk person who have some kind of political ax to grind so they outright condemn an entire nation and everything it stands for, while writing off millions of people and labeling everyone across the board as greedy and shallow. It offends me in this particular instance because I am American, and my ancestors, along with the ancestors of millions of other Americans, sacrificed their safety and belongings, and in some cases their lives, to escape the oppressive governments of their home nations to get to America and work towards building a better life.

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#6

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Feature: The Heartwarming Tale of a Missing 3D...:

@Platypus101 Do you have the internet? Google "the American Dream". It isn't some broad, loosely-defined notion that's subject to individual interpretation. It's a coined term with specific parameters. But having said that, it's not really as important as people think, because it's just a catch-phrase that people latched onto. It's not like some law that people have to live by.

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#7

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Feature: The Heartwarming Tale of a Missing 3D...:

@Kirk No thanks. I have a firm handle on the subject and I don't need to waste my time on conspiratorial propaganda from a bunch of anti-American hacks. You want to live in a police state where the government takes half of your money and controls everything you do, be my guest. But don't go around spouting off about how terrible entire countries and political systems are just because you're not satisfied with your own personal circumstances in life. Get over it and move on.

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#8

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Feature: The Heartwarming Tale of a Missing 3D...:

@Kirk Again, you're wrong. Saying that the "American Dream" is about nothing more than greed and materialism is blatantly reductive and extremely ignorant, as is your similar description of the UK. It sounds like you just have a screwed up life and need to blame it on someone.

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#9

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Feature: The Heartwarming Tale of a Missing 3D...:

@Kirk I comepletely disagree and think that's just your own personal cynical view of the world. There are jerks everywhere, yes, but there are also good people wherever you go, if you're paying attention. And if you think the world you live in is lacking in good will, you can always be the one to get the ball rolling.

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#12

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

@Mario_Fart Offend me? No, it doesn't offend me. I simply find it annoying when people buy a product and then complain that the free products that they are given aren't good enough, when that company doesn't have to give you anything beyond what you originally paid for. And I find it preposterous that you would actually go out of your way to buy a video game console or games specifically so you could get some free kitsch or downloadable games that cost very little anyway if you were to buy them on your own.

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#13

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

@Mario_Fart You start by admitting that gamers are entitled and stating that you know that's wrong, but then your entire post is nothing but a list of ways that you are entitled. It's pretty funny, if I'm being honest, and it makes me wonder if you're playing with a full deck.

I also have to wonder the same thing when you state that Nintendo offers less value than the competition. Beyond being incorrect from just a product pricing standpoint, things like the cost of online gaming and the pricing of dlc prove your judgement on this topic to be way off base and poorly informed. How's that $400 ps4 treating you, or that $100 psn membership, or that $20 gun dlc pack for some generic fps? Okay, have fun with all that value.

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#14

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Club Nintendo Goes Rewards Crazy With Final Up...:

@Mario_Fart Sorry, but you're annoying me. First of all, you didn't just get wrapping paper. You got the console and the games that you paid for. It's not like you bought those for the cheap rewards from club nintendo, which nintendo doesn't have to offer, and are literally giving away for free as a thank you for buying their products. It's not like they're required to offer a loyalty program.

Moreover, when they announced that they were closing club nintendo, they specifically said that it was not closing immediately and that they would be adding more rewards for people to choose from. So if you had been paying attention, you would have waited for better rewards, and would not now be complaining over something that you only have yourself to blame for.

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#15

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

Meh. No big loss. Virtually all of the market research that's been done on this type of "exposure" shows that the boost in sales it provides is negligible, if not non-existent. The tweens that make up the bulk of viewers for youtube channels like this are considered a non-demographic by advertisers, because they generally don't buy anything based on marketing that they've been exposed to. So if what this guy is saying is true, that his viewers are there because they want to watch HIM in the first place and not some game, then that right there proves that there is little to no benefit for the creators of the content he shows on his channel (like Nintendo) because his subscribers would be watching him regardless of what game he's playing, and they have no desire to buy that game because it is essentially meaningless to them.

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#19

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Weirdness: According To McDonald's, Mario And ...:

@StarDust4Ever I am so confused. Are you mentally insane, or just too young to comprehend what I'm actually saying? I don't know where you're getting the idea that I was offended by this commercial, or that I "can't accept that Mario and Bowser are friends", but I sincerely couldn't care less. I never made any comments one way or the other about my feelings regarding this commercial. But it's fine, and I have no problems with it. Why would I NOT be okay with it?? So weird.

Your lack of understanding and your inability to follow along makes your insistence on involving yourself in this conversation all the more annoying. It's a public forum, and you can chime in whenever you want, but at least try to keep up and stay on point. And the fact that more than one person is arguing that it's fair use is meaningless. An incorrect statement doesn't become more true just based on the number of people that ignorantly believe it.

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#20

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Weirdness: According To McDonald's, Mario And ...:

@StarDust4Ever Excuse me? Get off my high horse? An ironic demand coming from you, considering that you're the one who decided to go out of your way to chime in on a conversation that you weren't a part of to challenge my position with a statement that wasn't even relevant to the discussion. And you're right, it's not infringement. When you get legal permission to use intellectual property that you don't own from the party that owns it, there is no infringement.

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#21

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Weirdness: According To McDonald's, Mario And ...:

@Donjwolf haha! How are you people for real? It's like I'm talking to a bunch of toddlers or something. This isn't parody. It is a commercial full of characters that McDonald's chose specifically because they would be easily recognized by everyone. Batman, the Joker, Freddy Kruger, Spongebob, Pac-Man, the Smurfs, guys wearing shirts with trademarked NFL logos that the NFL would never allow to be used without permission, etc. The fact that the art style is different from how these characters' usually appear is 100% irrelevant. Even Mario's hat is trademarked, and that alone is more than enough to make it necessary for McDonald's to get permission to use these characters.

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#23

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Weirdness: According To McDonald's, Mario And ...:

@Prof_Clayton You can't be serious. Guy, Mario and Bowser don't even look the same from one game to the next. On top of that, there have been animated tv shows, a live action film, and merchandise all with a variety of different looking Marios and Bowsers. The fact that this is even a debate is hilarious to me. This commercial is not parody on any level. It is a direct representation of multiple copyrighted characters, all of which are so iconic that they can be instantly recognized even when they are reduced to a simple, flat animation style, which is exactly why McDonald's used those characters in the first place, Even just the red Mario hat with the red 'M' on a white background, which is immediately recognizable even to people who have never even played a Mario game, is trademarked by Nintendo.

It's not like Robot Chicken, like another silly person suggested, but is more on the level of Wreck-it Ralph, a movie that used several copyrighted characters, and they most definitely got permission to use them in that movie.

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#24

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Weirdness: According To McDonald's, Mario And ...:

@Prof_Clayton Yeah, you keep saying that, but that is meaningless. Simply using a different art style has absolutely nothing to do with it. They are Nintendo's characters, regardless of how they are depicted. They're not altered in any way whatsoever. This commercial isn't made as a parody, where McDonald's is winking at us in the hopes that we will only find the characters to REMIND us of Mario and Bowser; they ARE Mario and Bowser.

This doesn't fall under fair use or any other law or regulation that would excuse the unauthorized use of copyrighted characters for a commercial. I live in the US, and I know the ins and outs of copyright laws pretty thoroughly from personal experience. I'm not trying to be mean or ruin your day or anything, but what you're saying just doesn't make sense.

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#25

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Weirdness: According To McDonald's, Mario And ...:

@Prof_Clayton I don't think there's any way they made this commercial without getting permission from the relevant copyright holders. You can't use someone else's intellectual property or characters just because you represent them in a different medium than they're traditionally seen in. If that were the case, than anyone could make and sell super mario t-shirts or other merchandise just as long as they didn't use the words "Super Mario", according to your logic.

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#32

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Sorry to Disappoint, But That 'New' GamePad Ma...:

@tysonfury that would be true if the image of the gamepad screen were much, much more out of focus. I honestly don't think that effect can account for this, because the gamepad screen is too sharp. If it were just a case of blooming light, the gamepad screen would appear as nothing but a big fuzzy blur with no distinct imagery visible, such as the mario kart horn button shown in that still. While i don't believe that this is some new kind of gamepad, I think something else is at play here.

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#33

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Rosalina & Luma amiibo Exclusive to Target in ...:

@TeeJay yeah, I think Nintendo is aware of the concept of supply and demand. They know what they're doing. The worst thing in the world would be to over-produce these figures, since their relative scarcity is clearly adding to their collectability and driving sales in the first place.

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#34

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Developer of Retro City Rampage Explains, Agai...:

I think this guy is missing two important points that would make a difference in the sales performance of this game on wii u. First, there's no sales threshold on wii u games, so he'd be making a profit with every copy sold. And second, indie titles are insanely more visible on the eshop, and are thus much better supported than wii ware games ever were. I think those two things, combined with the fact that wii u consoles and their owners are by percentage more connected to the internet than the wii was, would generate a major bump in sales for this game.

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#35

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

@RainbowGazelle Definitely not. I can pretty much get Mario to do whatever it is I want him to. Rayman, on the other hand, is floaty and way too loose, and he accidentally runs himself off a cliff every other time I hit the run button, because the acceleration is immediate, with no sense of momentum. Rayman is good in a lot of areas, but control precision is definitely not one of them.

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#41

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quit...:

@electrolite77 Yikes. You seem sensitive. Considering that you went out of your way to argue with my comments and continue to do so because you don't like what I'm saying, you're definitely the one who has a problem dealing with contrary opinions. And your attempt at offending me by accusing me of being a fanboy is just weak and useless, and doesn't do anything to help your cause. Save that kind of flaming garbage for the likes of ign, because it isn't welcome here.

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#42

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quit...:

@electrolite77 oh, but somehow you DO get to decide on that? Last I checked it was Nintendo who was deciding on such things, and clearly they agree with me, since they didn't deem including features such as the ones you're griping about a necessary venture. Sorry, guy, but the entire corporation decided against your obscure complaints. If you don't like it, bring it up with them, or don't buy their products.

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#43

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quit...:

@electrolite77 It's not a legitimate customer issue because (like I keep saying) most people don't care. Backing up save data is generally something that only pc gamers care about. Moroever, you CAN backup your files, including your saves. It's not that straight forward, but you can do it if you're that concerned about it.

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#44

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quit...:

@Starwolf_UK I'm not blaming you, I just don't think most console gamers care that much about video output. Console gamers aren't like pc gamers; they're more just a plug and play kind of crow and what they get is what they get. And no, I've never once known a console gamer who cared about backing up saves. You're literally the only one I've ever encountered to give a crap about that.

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#46

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quit...:

@QuickSilver88 seriously? So they post an article about the recent major up-swing in wii u sales and public perception and the renewed optimism for wii u's future, and your response is "ditch the gamepad and cut the price"? Sorry, but that just doesn't make sense. I feel like you meant to post that comment in an article like 18 or so months ago, because it is gratuitously gloomy and doesn't line up with what this article is even saying, or with the current state of the wii u.

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#47

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Nintendo UK Executive Says Wii U Has Had "Quit...:

@Starwolf_UK besides the fact that you're a very negative and pessimistic seeming person, you're also wrong on several counts. For one, if you think the wii u os is bad, you must have never updated yours and you still have the original version, because the os on wii u is excellent now. It is fast, it has an amazing quick launch feature, it now allows for folders, and it does just about everything you could ask for a video game console os to do.