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sweet and sassy but not too crassy

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Been with Nintendo since the NES, love the Lord Jesus Christ. Games I dig, most all of Nintendo's IP Megaman R.I.P. >.

Thu 7th Feb 2013

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Hamguar commented on Voice Actors Union Authorises Strike Action Wi...:

Agreed, if there's one industry that is overall far more overpaid than needed it's Hollywood. One post I found of interest is the second one down on Wil Wheton's blog.

"As someone who works on the other side of the equation, I’m going to let you know that the main reason your proposals keep getting rejected outright is because every single one has had the demand for residuals in it. It’s not happening.

You’re asking for something that nobody else in the industry gets. Programmers, designers, writers, QA, marketing, sales, none of those people get residuals. None of these guys have unions, so this isn’t a situation where our side us going to use you getting residuals as a wedge to start getting us residuals.

If you just want better working conditions, then just ask for that. The way you describe it isn’t quite as it seems. For example, I’ve worked with actors who come in and tell me that they’re all torn up from a session they did across town. So, yeah, it’s physically demanding, but it’s not like you’re so wrecked you can’t go out and do other work. Also, if I’m not mistaken, while your previous proposals have been rejected, voice actors have gotten modest pay increases every time you’ve gone to the table.

Yeah, the way those rules are worded are BS. However, if you’ve ever experienced the special hell that is trying to get an actor who doesn’t care to give you their full attention, you’d understand why this is there.

I was directing one session that was a game based on an animated show, so we were contractually obligated to use the same actors for the show. 2 lines in, and the voice director for the animated series and I have a discussion about a term. Actress asks what the deal is, director, responds. She says she’s going to go read a magazine while we figure it out. Exits the booth before we can tell her it’ll just be a second.

Right now, I have zero recourse for that behavior. I can’t reduce her pay, I can’t fire her, I can’t even dock her the 10 minutes of the session she ulitmately burns because you have to pay is an hour, and she would only work one hour sessions.

Granted, that’s an extreme scenario, and it’s ridiculous to ask you voice actors to give game companies such wide-ranging, easily abusable protections. But, there probably needs to be SOMETHING to protect against the situations I described, right?

In short, the stipulation that every requested union member be available for every audition is as much of a non-starter as residuals are. So, why don’t we just kill off both of those and figure out a way to come to terms on protection from vocally taxing sessions, and protection from unprofessional actors messing up our schedules? I think negotiations would be viewed in a much better light if they were simply about getting reasonable considerations instead of two sides going to the table attempting to extract as much as is humanly possible from the other side whole conceding nothing."

If this is true then, it's totally understandable how every proposal to date was shot down and I would have to agree that there should be something in place to prevent unprofessional voice actors from running rampant.



Hamguar commented on NOA Announces Coming Restock of Old amiibo:

Good stuff! I may think about getting the 'Mons as I was fortunate to procure the others initially. Personally, I'm hoping for a second crack at the last three Fire Emblem characters. Derped out hard on Ike, and I didn't even get a ghost of a chance for Robin and Lucina.



Hamguar commented on Video: Admire the Skills on Show as an Insane ...:

That wasn't the creator that did the run. Also there are a fair amount of people that enjoy a hard challenge. On the plus side for you, seeing as it has to be beaten and the list of players that can do these stages are few, the chances of coming in contact with one of these gems is quite small.



Hamguar commented on Talking Point: Star Fox Zero's Delay Could Be ...:

Frankly wasn't even concerned with SFZero. My go to holiday game is XCX and even then I still have a log of games both Wii U and 3DS I have yet to play.

Honestly shy of binge playing, as I have a family to provide for nowadays, I've been hammering at all the games I've gotten and still have more to play/buy are people really that starved for games?

That is a genuine question as I don't qualify myself as a good gauge seeing that with Monster hunter alone I have logged thousands of hours and also keep busy with replaying older games as well. Heck this is the first Gen that I have not even completed some games 100%. I can understand being eager to play the newest and greatest iteration of Star Yoshi Prime Maker, but to say there's nothing to play and it is drought central has always seemed a bit extreme to me, it feels like people play a game for a weekend then toss it to the wind.



Hamguar commented on Video: Metroid in Unreal Engine 4 is Shiny and...:

Wow this is the most well polished turd I've ever seen. As a fan pet project, not bad but if I would have seen this as any effort from Nintendo on an new entry for Metroid I would have been severely disappointed at such abysmal graphics/lighting/texture/atmosphere.



Hamguar commented on Donkey Kong Nearly Missed Out On Pixels Stardom:

Let's be honest, who here expected an amazing tour de force? It's the movie equivalent of junk candy. The kind of movie you watch with friends and laugh about how ridiculous it is like old Godzilla movies or Sharknado.



Hamguar commented on Weirdness: Revenge is a Dish Best Sold on eBay...:

Wise call and in all earnest, rarely one is the sole cause of this, more often it is a back and forth that escalates.
In all fairness, intellect takes a back seat in the matters of the heart. I've seen ivy leaguers reduced to incoherent piles of piss and rage in big emotional situations. It's why most advise people to never make big decisions under any emotional stress, positive or negative.



Hamguar commented on Say Hello To What Could Be The Most Obscure Pi...:

At least it's not like the auto industry, always try to learn from a mechanic friend of mine when he comes to fix up my car and most questions are on the lines of why is this plastic or why isn't this metal and the answers are more often than naught, simply so they breakdown faster. You may be surprised how often this ploy is in effect in many industries.



Hamguar commented on Weirdness: A Mighty No. 9 Live-Action Movie is...:

Granted there's no concrete evidence for this but I get the feeling that Inafune is being driven more by spite for Capcom than anything else. If so, it will be the end of him. It's one thing to show Capcom that there is a market for it's beloved IPs but this nonsense is something else entirely.



Hamguar commented on Disney Infinity Producer Brands amiibo Stock S...:

Obvious response of the competition, that said, something really should be done. I went to preorder the Lucina amiibo at amazon per usual and I wasn't even able to see it load up let alone put it in the cart to order. And that was even with me F5ing like it was my job for 30min.

Although we wouldn't be in such a mess if we didn't have so many Nintendo fans caving into the scalper prices thus creating this market of ridiculousness. But then again, good luck organizing everyone to boycott scalpers.



Hamguar commented on Rumour: GameStop No Longer Taking amiibo Preor...:

Hind sight is 20/20 plus given that everything at a corporate level is glacial for obvious reasons and that they had to overhaul their systems. This actually would be around the time something like this would be put into effect. No one thought Amiibo would get this crazily out of hand from the beginning nor that consumers would pay such asinine prices for them rather than refusing to pay more than the MSRP thus continuing to encourage scalpers to buy them up for greater profit. Big thing is I'm glad that they are actually doing something about it. Now if Nintendo would start restocking appropriately along with this we'll get somewhere.



Hamguar commented on Humble Bundle Issues Official Statement About ...:

To those fussing over the exclusivity I respectfully ask that you get a hold of yourself and look at the big picture. Already, they had a few people point out and apologize over the region locking. This obviously with it doing well and many people voicing their grievances is more fuel to the get rid of region locking fire. It's great Nintendo has jumped on the Humble bundle bandwagon, great that it's raising a good chunk of change, and great that there are people voicing at desire to participate(i.e. not pissing and moaning like a two year old). Anything that concretely shows Nintendo that it's not worthwhile to have region locking is great and if it takes a limited humble bundle or two to finally end it then it would be more that worth it.



Hamguar commented on ​The Prices of the Remaining Physical Goods ...:

The heck! Has no one ever been in a store going out of business? First, and unfortunately it may come as a shock, no one is entitled to anything, hell not even the next day. Second, it's normal for stores that are liquidating all products to reduce price to ensure they will all be gone. As to what, well normally you would expect all the good stuff to go and the 70%+ off is usually the offal. Heck I'm sure that they are just as surprised that some really nice loot are still available. It's one thing to be a little bit upset that you missed out on some good deals, but to come off as Nintendo has cleverly pulled the wool over your eyes and slighted you big time is nothing more than asinine logic you would expect from a toddler.



Hamguar commented on Review: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS):

Well that depends on you. Finishing all the quests shouldn't take more than a few tens of hours, all weapons and armor would be low to mid 100s. Then there are some that just play and play and play since it's just a blast for them. I personally had about 1500 or so when I decided to take a little hiatus, but I know of people who have played even more.



Hamguar commented on Interview: Exploring Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate...:

Eh, I figure that I wait for a few days to see if I would be one of the ones who would get a code. Guess I may not be so if there is anyone with a NA code to spare, I would love it if you you send it my way to



Hamguar commented on Science Tries To Ruin Our Fun As Zelda's Hooks...:

@Darknyht You've best summed it all up for me. Science has no bearing at all in the realms of fantasy, to mix the two is silly at best and just plain stupid at worst. To have a fanciful what if moment is perfectly fine and a good exercise of the mind from time to time. But if you are wasting precious funds on outlandish garbage like Mario Galaxy "Physics" or take 85% of what game theory says seriously, then you have issues.



Hamguar commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

It looks about right. You figure on top would be LttP, OoT, MM, TP, WW and SS. TP for me but honestly It's like saying pick your favorite child (not really but you know what I'm getting at). They all are amazing games.



Hamguar commented on Controversy Arises at U.S. Pokémon Nationals ...:

Except that only the female can pass down the pokeball and a female snorunt will only make more snorunts. Hence, how it is simple to see it's mother's illegality....well simple for everything except their anti hack checks of course.



Hamguar commented on First Impressions: Hyrule Warriors Is Zelda, B...:

Nothing surprising in this article. Enjoyed the DW games a bit and currently my library is devoid of this kind of hack and smash gaming, so being a Zelda fan first, I can see no better choice to fill the spot.