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#1

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd July (Europe):

@Kami2Kami Yeah, why make one of the best games ever made available to as many people as possible? You're right, Nintendo's only doing this because they're greedy. All they care about is making money off of games that they've made. Those idiots. And the worst part about it is that every time they release a game on another system, they come to my house and hold a gun to my head and force me to buy it!

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#2

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Talking Point: The Mystery of Devil's Third an...:

@TheChosen In all honesty, I think this is the most likely scenario. I was excited when I first heard that Nintendo was publishing Devil's Third, but the more I see of it online, and the less I hear about it from NoA, the more I start to feel like there's a real possibility that the finished product is just a hot mess and they would rather let it quietly die than waste a slice of their marketing budget on a game that no one will want to play once reviews come out.

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#3

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Talking Point: The Mystery of Devil's Third an...:

@ecco6t9 Are people insane? It's funny how literally everyone loves Reggie until one lackluster E3 rolls around, and simply because he's the most visible representative of NoA he shoulders the blame and now everyone hates him. It's utter nonsense. He's not even the top ranking exec at NoA, Satoru Iwata is. Reggie is part of the executive team and has some say in big picture decisions, but ultimately he takes orders from Iwata, who is the CEO of NoA in addition to global CEO. So if you want to blame anyone, blame Iwata.

Better yet, don't, because I'm 100% positive you couldn't do any better at the job than he's doing.

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#5

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Interview: Warren Spector Discusses Game Choic...:

@mjc0961 Warren Spector matters. His games haven't always gone in a direction I'm personally happy with, but he's been an important figure in gaming for at least as long as Miyamoto, and his accomplishments have been numerous. I think that makes his perspective on things worth listening to, even if you disagree with what he's saying.

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#7

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Nintendo Isn't Talking About NX Because It Doe...:

@chiefeagle02 Oh nice. Yeah that's a pretty good start to your library, and those four games you mentioned have a ton of content to keep you occupied for a while. You ought to keep an eye out for a cheap used copy of Nintendo Land, if you don't already have it. It makes really good use of the gampad and is my personal favorite mini-game collection. My wife and I still play it, nearly three years after we got it.

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#14

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Review: Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U):

I hate to say it, but I think people's perception/memory of the original Yoshi's Island is just a bit rosy due to nostalgia. That game is unquestionably great, but it definitely isn't the perfect yardstick that all Yoshi games should be judged by; it could regularly be extremely frustrating in its tedium, and having to manage baby Mario could really destroy any kind of rhythm you might hope to build. For me, just knowing that I will never have to listen to a screaming baby every five seconds is enough to give me high hopes for this game. Now if October would just get here already!

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#15

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Review: Yoshi's New Island (3DS):

I doubt anyone will read this, but I finally got this game, and it is nowhere near as bad as this review makes it seem. The thing about critic's reviews is that you never know if the person reviewing something is just having a bad day, or is just annoyed because they were assigned to review something that clashes with their own personal tastes and they feel the need to rebel or something.

This game isn't revolutionary or anything, and it won't blow any minds. But the level design is spot-on, solid, clean platforming that fits in perfectly with the style of the original game without just blatantly copying all that game's tricks. It's bright and colorful, it looks great on the 3DS, and the flow of the game is even better than the original if you ask me, which makes it much more likely that you'll make it through a level without having to listen to that stupid baby scream!

Anyway, I get that reviews are just based on opinion, but in this case the reviewer's opinion comes off more as being based on personal preference than on the actual merits and qualities of the game. I would honestly give this game a 7.

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#16

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

@TheFurminator Haha, good job using the same impotent insult that he did. Very original. What are you, his mom or something? First of all, none of his points are "valid" or otherwise, because they're just his own opinions, based on his personal observations and speculation. And secondly, he most certainly is a troll. He goes out of his way, much like you have now done, to go to a website that is dedicated specifically to Nintendo and that caters to Nintendo fans, and posts intentionally antagonistic comments in practically every article about how terrible he thinks Nintendo is. That makes him a troll.

Also, you don't know anything about my tastes or preferences, so you're not even remotely qualified to judge my bias toward or against any company whatsoever. Thanks for trying though.

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#20

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Video: Star Fox Zero - What We Know So Far:

@rjejr Sweet. I just got my first 3DS a couple of months ago. Traded my old Wii and a bunch of games and got a New 3DS XL for no money out of my own pocket. I got 3D Land, NSMB 2, Mario Kart 7, and DK Returns with all my Club Nintendo points that I'd been saving up, so needless to say I'm having a lot of fun and zero regrets. A ton of great games on the system, even if the new ones revealed this week are a little meh.

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#21

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Video: Star Fox Zero - What We Know So Far:

@rjejr I saw someone else recommend Star Fox 64 3D. If you have a 3DS and $28 lying around, you should definitely get that while it's on sale right now. It looks much better than the original and I don't think you need to start over once you've died.

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#23

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Video: Star Fox Zero - What We Know So Far:

Honestly, this game looks great to me (and I don't just mean graphics, so calm down, Quorthon). But since people care so much about graphics, there are obviously some weak textures on the terrain, but lighting/shadows, particle effects, and buildings and vehicles all look good. It has that Wonderful 101 Platinum Games look going on, which I like a lot, and I think it's a perfect look for Star Fox given that these characters are presented as puppets.

As for gameplay, I know people are complaining about motion controls, but that is the one thing that I am looking forward to the most, and this is coming from someone who has played a ton of the first two Star Fox games, and has spent countless hours in actual flight-sims. The gamepad use in this game will make attacks feel more like precision strafing/bombing runs, or like Luke Skywalker manning the guns on the Millennium Falcon. And for people that don't like that option, it's been confirmed that you can play with traditional controls.

Anyway, I'm excited. Even if it's just an updated Star Fox 64, I'm perfectly fine with that. I've been playing that on my 3DS just to get ready :-)

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#24

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

@Danrenfroe2016 "and the graphics,in the graphics, seriously what are they thinking?Star Fox is a game that needs to look gritty and real, with very good lighting effects and such"

Um, have you played a Star Fox game lately? Realism has never been even remotely featured anywhere in that series. The characters are silly puppet-like creatures with hinged mouths that flap around when they talk, and the whole series has a cartoony arcade look and feel. Star Fox is not meant to be serious or realistic, and if they took that approach now, it would ruin the game.

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#26

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Video: The Nintendo Life Reaction to Nintendo'...:

@Henmii Don't tell me you actually believe that. Amiibo are selling well, but they are in no way a replacement for the revenue that Nintendo absolutely needs from games. Amiibo make a few million dollars for Nintendo, where's games make them several BILLION dollars. So I'm sorry, but your oddball fantasy of a bunch of fat-cats drinking snobbish cocktails and washing their hands of games is altogether inaccurate.

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#29

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Video: The Nintendo Life Reaction to Nintendo'...:

@Gunnerholic "I feel burned with the Wii U next time nostalgia will count for nothing, I'm out..."

Geez. There sure is an over abundance of drama queens and cry babies on this site. You don't know the future of the Wii U, and you don't know the first thing about Nintendo's next console, but a mediocre E3 rolls around and everyone vents by saying they're done with Nintendo? Ugh. I'm more disappointed in Nintendo fans than I am in Nintendo.

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#32

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

So some guy that I've never read on this or any site and know nothing about before reading about him in this article plays an unfinished game with a foreign control scheme for what this site even says is a very short time, in what is probably a less than ideal environment, and I'm supposed to consider this preliminary review to be even remotely meaningful or credible? I don't think so.

As for the graphics, is this guy for real? Does he actually believe that this game doesn't look as good as a GameCube game? Even just from watching the Treehouse stream of this game I can tell that this looks leagues beyond that. And it's funny that this person mentions Mass Effect, because just yesterday I made a sarcastic comment about people having false hopes for a Mass Effect with animals. I'm like a prophet of stupidity.

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#33

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

@McoobabWATP Sorry, but that's not pertinent to what I was saying. The person I was replying to said that Nintendo just needed to show that they are the least bit interested in supporting Wii U, to which I say, they at least accomplished that with their presentation. How does your prior knowledge of some or even all of those games diminish the revelation that there are in fact several new games confirmed to be releasing this year, and that they were shown during the E3 broadcast, thus proving that Nintendo is still dedicated to supporting Wii U.

And again, I'm completely baffled by the strangely presumptive reaction to Star Fox. You can't judge the entire game based on the brief coverage of it you saw today. But even based on only that coverage, it looks like a perfect Star Fox game that Star Fox purists can really get behind. But because the unfinished graphics of an in-development game didn't blow people away and Nintendo didn't show every single mode and aspect of the game, everyone starts hitting the panic button and despairing over how "bare bones" it looks. It just seems like a really major jump to an irrational conclusion to me, and I really thought people here were smarter than that, but I guess that was wishful thinking on my part.

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#34

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

@Yorumi "All they had to do was give even the tiniest hint that they care about the wiiU and gamers and they couldn't even give one."

I feel like I've been asking this question a lot today, but seriously- what in the holy f are you even talking about?? You say Nintendo only needed to show "the tiniest hint" that they care about Wii U/gamers- okay, so then a brand new Star Fox, Super Mario Maker, a new Mario Tennis game, that Animal Crossing game, new Smash DLC, and Yoshi's Wooly World (those are just the games that we KNOW are coming out this year, there could be more announced) don't amount to even "the tiniest hint" that Nintendo cares about Wii U, and by extension gamers, to you? Sorry, but that just doesn't make any sense, and I truly hope that after you and everyone else here takes a couple days to digest today's events, you'll realize how silly and out of touch your reactions are.

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#38

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

@PlywoodStick If I misunderstand you it's because your writing is somewhat fractured and difficult to follow. But anyway, your implication that "Nintendo as we know it" will be gone soon is very vague and doesn't really mean anything. You're right that they will evolve, as all people/companies/entities must if they are to survive. But if you're trying to say that Nintendo as a developer of core software for dedicated gaming devices will cease to exist just based on their recent side-business foray into mobile gaming, then you're mistaken, at least by the signs as I'm reading them.

Worst case scenario as any reasonable person should see it, Wii U and perhaps even 3DS are on their way out, to be replaced sooner than people anticipated, and as a result support for the consoles will begin to wane.

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#42

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Poll: What Did You Think of Nintendo's E3 Digi...:

@FlaygletheBagel Yikes, man. Talk about a massive overreaction. And really, are you actually under the impression that Sony and Microsoft revealed "a significant amount of amazing games"? Like what? Neither one had significant amounts of games, and most of the games they showed were multiplats. Nintendo dropped the ball, but don't go making stuff up just because you're frustrated.

I've been a Nintendo fan since the 80's, and I've seen highs and lows worse than this one silly video. Don't forget that there's still a week left of E3, and there's no reason to believe that they won't still show us something new in that time. Also, there's no rule that says all games in development have to be shown at E3. It was a disappointing show, but it's not the end of Nintendo's E3, and it's definitely not the end of the world.

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#44

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

@aaronsullivan I suspect that a lot of people complaining about this new Star Fox aren't longtime fans of the series, and were probably hoping for something like Mass Effect with a fox version of Shepard. As someone who grew up obsessed with SNES and N64 Star Fox, I'm stoked that they're keeping it old school.

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#45

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

@luke88 Personally, I thought it looked awesome. Like a return to the classic Star Fox but with modern tech so it doesn't look like the blocky, fuzzy, low-poly N64-era Star Fox. It's nothing earth-shattering, but I think it looks good and the gamepad integration seems like it should be really fun. Just my opinion, mind you.

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#46

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

@arnoldlayne83 Yeah, I don't mean to be rude, but you are really reaching to make your argument and you don't come off as very knowledgeable. Nintendo never makes photo-realistic games, nor do they make "serious" games like the ones you're talking about, so no one beside you expects anything like that from Nintendo. But more to the point, "photo-realism" does NOT equal "good graphics", and a lack of photo-realism does not preclude good graphics. A less-than-realistic art style can still look good. Don't confuse your personal preferences for technical fact.

And again, what?? So you can count the polygons of a fully-rendered HD model that's in motion just by looking at it with your eyes? And you're counting "barely hundred of polygons...."? Yeah, okay buddy.

Honestly, I don't know why I'm even taking this conversation seriously at this point. But as for your Vita comment, that's also incorrect. Wii U is AT LEAST on par with Vita's lifetime sales, if not ahead of Vita, and Vita has been on the market 8 months longer than Wii U. So I don't know if you're just a troll, or if you just don't care to be accurate, but you aren't making a very compelling argument.

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#47

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

@arnoldlayne83 There is a MAJOR difference between extremely small, on-rails indie arcade shooters like Nano Assault and Resogun, and a fully-fledged aerial shooter in a 3D world where you can move freely around in all directions such as Star Fox. I mean there's honestly no comparison between indie titles like the ones you mentioned and a Nintendo/Platinum-developed Star Fox.

And again, seriously what are you talking about? You keep saying the graphics don't look good, but I'm not seeing anything to indicate that. It's going to be HD and run at a locked 60fps, and both Nintendo and Platinum are capable of achieving impressive results on Wii U, as they've already shown. If you're basing your opinion on an unfinished build of a game that you saw in a low-fi video stream, then that's not really fair.

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#48

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

@luke88 Wait, wait, wait. Are you seriously trying to tell us that you thought the new Star Fox was Star Fox 64?? You're either lying, or else you haven't seen Star Fox 64 in a VERY long time and have forgotten what it actually looks like. Or else you're blind, or you watched the broadcast on a one-inch screen, or who knows what happened. But clearly your perception is way off if you think the new game looks even remotely like it could be produced on N64 tech.

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#49

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

@LaVelle Really? I think it looks like everything I could ever want out of a Star Fox game. It's in line with the first couple of Star Fox games and doesn't have a bunch of dinosaur weirdness shoehorned in. You fly around and shoot stuff, and occasionally drive around and shoot stuff, all within a typical Star Fox setting, but in HD and at 60fps. Not to mention, they're apparently using ideas from the scrapped Star Fox 2. How is any of that a bad thing?

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#50

FLUX_CAPACITOR commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Digital Event Brought ...:

@arnoldlayne83 I wouldn't say those games look "a generation ahead". NFS looks great on Wii U, but Xenoblade has some less than impressive textures and pop-in graphics. Moreover, both of those games run at 30fps. That is a far cry from Star Fox, which runs at 60fps, which is much more demanding on the hardware and will make an enormous difference in the way the game looks on your TV screen and the way it plays.

At any rate, there's still a lot of time for Star Fox to get refined and polished. That said, what I saw of it looked pretty good. And it's being co-developed between Nintendo and Platinum, both of which have proven that they can get a very good performance out of Wii U. So I'm not really sure what people are complaining about.