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La Flama Blanca

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Tue 17th September, 2013

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KennyPowers commented on First Impressions: Tomodachi Life:

But can you move you character around and stuff, or is it like you feed them or give them an item, and then just sit back and watch them walk around and do things?



KennyPowers commented on Rumour: Mario Golf: World Tour To Offer Additi...:

What a bunch of whiny babies!

No one is holding a gun to your head and telling you that you must purchase an extra course or track for Mario Golf/MK8 several months after they release. Its totally optional, and you can enjoy the game with or without it!

The last COD game I owned had several DLC releases, I didn't buy a single one, yet still got hundreds of hours of fun out of it playing online and didn't feel 'ripped off' at all.



KennyPowers commented on Video: Check Out The Mario Kart 8 Visual Upgra...:

"Graphics don't matter!" - Most Nintendo fans when talking about PS4/Xbox

"OMG! Look how amazing this looks!! Can't wait!!!" - Nintendo fan on MK8

Lets stop pretending that a significant visual update isn't a big deal. This game will still essentially be MK7, but the new graphics really make it something special.



KennyPowers commented on 3DS Enjoys a Major Hardware Boost in Japan as ...:


The 5 month old PS4 has outsold the 17 month old Wii-U worldwide, and since its release in Japan, has been outselling the Wii-U on a weekly basis.

It's hard to take you seriously you when you are bragging about the Wii-U, a system that has been out in Japan for well over a year, selling more units overall when compared to a console that has only been on sale in Japan for a month and a half.

Not that it matters to anyone else, but keep grasping to that 'victory' if it helps you sleep better!


You just can't get enough of me, can you?!



KennyPowers commented on EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's...:


Exactly. The 'prank' wasn't funny at all. If the popular cool guy at school picks on the weak nerdy kid in class it just makes him look bad, which is what EA/Dice has done to Nintendo here.

EA should be the bigger man and leave Nintendo alone. They have enough to worry about already, without having the worlds most powerful game publisher kicking them when they are down.



KennyPowers commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:


If by 'average consumer' you mean someone who is 50+, then you are probably right.

But I would argue that if you asked anyone between the ages of 9-40 if you could play GTAV on your iPhone, they would laugh in your face. Much like they would if you asked them if you could play the new Zelda or Smash Bros on your Samsung Galaxy.

The game buying consumers (at least those who would ever be in the market to buy a home console anyway) all know the difference in terms of quality and experience when comparing home console games with a controller to what you play on a touch screen phone. There wouldn't be any confusion.

GTAV sold like 35 million copies, even though all the other games in the series are available on smartphones. If there was confusion, it would have sold 10 million copies and there would be 25 million other people starring at their iPhones waiting for it to appear in the App Store.



KennyPowers commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:


The only Nintendo games that would appear on smartphones would be ones that they approve/create though. They could still release all the best games on their consoles, but could still put some basic puzzle type stuff on a phone and sell that for $2-4, or make it free and just get ad revenue. Wasn't that flappy birds game making $50,000 a day at its peak? It was a free download.

I don't buy it that a smartphone game will make people not want to buy a $300 home console either, as they are completely different things. No one in the history of the world has ever had to choose one over the other. If Nintendo had released NES Remix for the iPhone, would that have stopped you from buying a Wii-U? Of course not. There are dozens if not hundreds of games that will only be on the Wii-U and 3DS by the time it's all said and done, and having 10-25 smartphone mini-game releases from Nintendo isn't going to dissuade someone from buying one of their consoles. If anything, lots of people will double dip or perhaps be inclined to buy a Nintendo console.



KennyPowers commented on Report Suggests That June Could Be Crucial For...:


Nintendo would still be producing unique games for their main platforms, but could still put some older titles or smartphone exclusive puzzle and racing games on the App Store and sell those for $2-8+. It doesn't have to be one or the other. If they put some games on smartphones, they can still have console games too.



KennyPowers commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:


"MK64 can't be put on even a gba(gbc would have been it's same gen portable). Double dash isn't going on a gba, you could maybe manage it on a ds but ds tracks tended to be a good bit shorter"

All you are doing is comparing 2D sprite based versions of MK to the 3D versions of MK. Of course the 3D versions couldn't run on the sprite based GBA. Is that supposed to be some profound observation?

We have been playing 3D versions of MK since the N64, and an argument could be made that all subsequent releases in the series since then have been just "upscaled" versions of the previous title. So why are you now pointing out that MK8 is "just" an upscaled verson of MK7, when using your logic, MK7 is just an upscaled Double Dash, and MK8 is just an upscaled MK Wii?

The game is Mario Kart. You play as Mario characters and race go-karts. There is not much room for innovation, as there is a basic core the game must stick to. Aside from a graphical overhaul every few years and a few new bells and whistles, what could be done to make the next MK game more than a simple "upscale"?

"if the wiiU didn't exist and all we had was the 3ds is there any game that couldn't exist with it's gameplay intact? WW wouldn't be HD of course, but a port of WW isn't a problem, 3d world, pikmin, nsmb, smash, mk, dkctf all could be done on a 3ds using slightly lower graphics."

And The Avengers, Iron Man, Spiderman, and Lord of the Rings movies could all have been produced using special effects consisting of paper cut outs and claymation and the movies would have all existed with the stories intact too.

Sometimes better graphics are beneficial and enhance the experience, even though the gameplay/storyline remains the same.

"Every game doesn't have to be impossible on the 3ds, but couldn't one?"

Describe how you would design a Mario Kart game for the Wii-U that contains the required core game design (Mario + racing go-karts + behind the kart view) that would be unplayable on a 3DS in a downscaled form, but wouldn't alienate the fanbase and still sell millions of copies.



KennyPowers commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:


Then what is the simple explanation for why NES, Genesis, Game Gear and Gameboy games run fine on the 3DS? All Nintendo needs to do is make an emulator for the 3DS that plays GBA games, and the problem is resolved.

The only reason GBA games ran in DS mode was because they were rushed out in a hurry for the Ambassador program. It doesn't mean that that's the only method to play GBA games on the 3DS. It was just the quickest and easiest way.

Also, before 3DS Miiverse integration a couple months ago, all VC titles on the 3DS were bare bones, so you can't use those 'added features' as an excuse for why GBA games can't be ported.



KennyPowers commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:


"If you can get it all on your 3DS, what incentive is there to buy the other console?"

A 3DS and a Wii-U are two completely different devices that provide completely different experiences and software. No one is going to pick one over the other just because of different VC offerings.



KennyPowers commented on Talking Point: The Logic Behind Game Boy Advan...:


Exactly. No one is buying (or will buy) a Wii-U just to play GBA games, so I can't understand why so many people view this is a 'selling point" for the system. If someone hasn't bought one already even though it has a good library of Wii-U software, they won't do it just because they can play 12 year old handheld games on it.

That said, unless there are valid technical limitations that prevent the 3DS from emulating GBA games (there shouldn't be), Nintendo is flushing a lot of potential sales down the toilet by just limiting their release (so far) to the Wii-U.



KennyPowers commented on Mario Party: Island Tour Makes Japanese Chart ...:


But you are mad though. I am obviously in your head, because you follow me everywhere on this site and accuse me of being a "paid viral poster", a "troll", etc. In fact, this whole dialogue started because I was having a back and forth debate with another member here and you decided to chime in because you can't get enough of me!

Most people on here like to have debates, you just like to name call and get whiny. It's sad.

Why don't you reply to @Peach64 's response to you instead?



KennyPowers commented on Mario Party: Island Tour Makes Japanese Chart ...:


"I guess my point is...I can find something positive"

Blissful ignorance of reality doesn't help anything.

"Do you most feel troubled by the idea that the releases of PS4 and XB1 weren't the final nail in the coffin and actually seem to have boosted sales across all platforms, or are you more upset that Nintendo's first party games do seem capable of keeping a modest stream of software and console sales based on their quality alone?"

I don't care about any of that and I want Nintendo to be the top dog and compete, but I'm not biased enough either to pretend that the PS4 and Xbox aren't doing remarkably well and that the Wii-U isn't in a post-Christmas funk.



KennyPowers commented on Mario Party: Island Tour Makes Japanese Chart ...:


I just read the last part, but no one here wants Nintendo to do badly, I and many others want them to return to form and be the #1 company again. I don't think anyone posting critical comments about them hates or enjoys seeing them fail. It's the exact opposite.

If this was a forum to discuss your favorite sports team, and they were on a 15 game losing streak, many people who love the team would be posting critical things or questioning team decisions as well.

Same goes for Nintendo. When they do something a lot of fans don't like, many of them will speak out on it. When they do something great, it will be cheered.



KennyPowers commented on Review: Super Mario Kart (Wii U eShop / Super ...:


I'm with you on this one. I couldn't go back to it after MK64, and even now, I can't play MK64 because that too has aged terribly.

To be honest, anything that uses "Mode 7" scaling like Star Fox, F-Zero, Pilotwings, etc is unplayable for me now. The platformers that use it are fine, but games that use it for driving or flying are awful and sometimes headache inducing.



KennyPowers commented on Mario Party: Island Tour Makes Japanese Chart ...:


To be fair, I don't think @Peach64 researched those numbers to prove the Wii-U was "doomed". He did it to prove you wrong, which he did handily.

"You honestly took all the wind out of my sails...not because of the actual data...but that you literally tossed out everything I wrote, and went right to the sales numbers..."

Umm...ya...why wouldn't he?? Everything else you wrote was based on your personal "feelings", with no demonstrable proof to support it. However, you left yourself open to a fact based reply when you lied about sales numbers to support your "feelings".

The comment section is for friendly discussion. It's not serious. There's no reason to get so emotional about things! Cheer up! Ya don't need to get depressed about Nintendo! :)