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Male, 37, Australia

Tue 5th Feb 2013

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FineLerv commented on Feature: Our Hopes and Dreams for E3 2014:

F-Zero can probably wait a year with Mario Kart out in full force. Let's have Starfox U with large scale online dog fights. I don't really want a short e-shop title, I want them to give the franchise everything they have.



FineLerv commented on Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resol...:

@moroboshi "Do you want Digital Foundry to close down? If so, I think you're wrong. Personally I'm interested in game tech, and am intelligent enough to know that engine performance and game design are two separate things."

Alright, let's start again then. offers olive branch

What I want is for the conversation to only matter to people who are "industry insiders and those with a keen interest inengine tech". And I want everybody else to be able to say "none of this matters at all" so that we can start talking about what is actually important in games (without somebody else telling them they should just stick to Metacritic). Instead we have the "Great XBoxOne 1080p War of 2014" because people DO actually use Digital Foundry for all the wrong reasons. Until we can acknowledge that performance specs are almost completely irrelevant to the kinds of discussions we should normally be having about gaming 40 years after Pong, we can't hope to move the discussion forward.



FineLerv commented on Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resol...:

@moroboshi "Digital Foundry articles are exclusively targeted at industry insiders and those with a keen interest inengine tech. You have completely misunderstood why the site exists. You should ignore it and stick to metacritic."

And you have completely misunderstood how the Internet works if you haven't realised the ways in which people use it to form their opinions. Maybe you should ignore it and stick to magazines?



FineLerv commented on Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resol...:

@Peach64 "Seriously guys, it's getting embarrassing, whenever an article is posted, most of the comments just turn into 'Oh, who cares about THAT anyway?'."

The only thing embarrassing around here is your constant attempts to pass yourself off as an intellectual. How about for once you actually contribute to the conversation instead of just telling everyone else why their opinions are wrong?



FineLerv commented on Digital Foundry Pins Down Mario Kart 8's Resol...:

@moroboshi "If you have no interest in the tech behind games, then don't read Digital Foundry. If you like knowing how the sausages are made, then it's an excellent resource."

Thanks for the guide on how to use the Internet. :/

If only it were that simple. The problem arises when this sort of over-analytical "number porn" influences the conversations we have about the quality of a game. When this occurs, it devalues gaming as both an art and as a form of entertainment and does nothing but fuel baseless playground bickering while continuously obstructing bonafide discourse.



FineLerv commented on The Wii U Version Of Super Smash Bros. Will Ut...:

@rjejr "Maybe he's wrong and it's not SSB but a spin-off. They aren't putting Subspace Emissary in the game so if they made that as a separate game, calling it "SSB Adventure" or something, THAT would be ok as a toy game."

That is something I could deal with. Actually, I could deal with anything if there was a way to use the feature without having to buy a figurine (through DLC or whatever). I'm trying to remain cautiously optimistic.



FineLerv commented on Nintendo's Plan for "Redefining the Definition...:

@Turbo857 "They already stated that they will not release a new console until Wii U owners are "satisfied" with their purchase. It's not good business and Nintendo is already aware of that."

Two years from now they could have reasonably released all their major franchises, so they could probably say at that stage they've done their best to make people satisfied. Personally I already think the argument of being unsatisfied with the Wii U has run out of steam as the library is solid on exclusives alone (especially after Kart hits).

This day and age you can't please anyone, though.



FineLerv commented on Curve Studios And Dakko Dakko Heap Praise On T...:

@Kirk "Convince me the Wii U is a system I just have to have, Nintendo, as well as a system that once I have it I will actually be able to afford the games and services on it, enough that I will get enough from it that I will be satisfied with my purchase by the time this generation comes to an end and even a bit beyond that..."

I'm waiting for the competitors to convince me of the same thing. The Wii U is the first console I've owned that has left me completely satiated. I was going to go PS4/Wii U this gen but I no longer see the need to waste my money on a PS4 when I still play my PS3. My XBox360 is still buried somewhere under a mountain of dust...



FineLerv commented on Upcoming Child of Light Patch to Rename Diffic...:

I see normal as the default difficulty and hard the challenging difficulty. By contrast, I see casual as my wife's difficulty and expert as my difficulty. There is a lot to be said about the nomenclatute we consciously use. Must we do everything to appease the NuHardcore who grew up on XBox360s?