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MC808

MC808

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MC808

#3

MC808 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@JimLad A world without Nintendo handhelds sounds like a bleak world to me. I for one would hate to see that happen. It's also downright depressing for me to think devices with touch-screen controls only are the future of mobile gaming. :( Playing Angry Birds on an iPhone isn't my idea of mobile gaming, but sadly that's becoming the minority opinion.
@GamerJunkie While the Vita's OLED screen is absolutely gorgeous, it actually isn't HD.

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#4

MC808 commented on Review: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball (3DS eShop):

Anyone know if there are any Club Nintendo points to be had for buying any of these mini-games? I've bought 2 of them and so far I'm not getting any points for registering or taking a survey. Hopefully I don't need to purchase all the mini-games before that happens. I'm just 5 points away from getting one of this month's games!

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#5

MC808 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@LDXD You make good points as well. There's nothing I'd like better than to see the WiiU reach it's full potential.
Wow. Someone calls this site a "craphole", I ask why bother participating in said "craphole", my comment is summarily deleted, and the "craphole" remark by the other user is untouched. I didn't expect you to remove the user's comment, it's not really a big deal, but the last thing I expected was for my comment to be removed. Seems like unbalanced moderating to me, if I'm allowed to even say that.

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#6

MC808 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

Don't like the way we do things? Please feel free to get in touch. Thanks! — TBD
No, I don't always like the way you do things. Is it against the rules to have an opinion that doesn't fit with yours? If so then let me know. Thanks!
Btw, what was so terrible about my comment that you felt it was necessary to just flat out delete it? I wasn't making derogatory remarks or insulting anyone. I was just expressing an opinion. It may have been sarcastic, but since when is sarcasm a crime? Removing comments and replacing them with chastizing remarks kinda makes it seem to everyone like a user is being an a-hole.

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#8

MC808 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

Oh so those articles show that the majority of PS2 owners aren't actually gamers, they're just people who wanted a "cheap" DVD player? If they prove your point then they must say that, right? Hmmmm...nope, I can't find anything like that being said.
You see, I never even attempted to say the DVD wasn't part of it's success. All I did was challenge the absolute rediculous notion of yours that it was the only reason most people bought a PS2. Now it's "why it's so successful" and "Sony marketed to non gamers".

Knock it off. -Lz

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#9

MC808 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@wombatkidd lol First of all I'm not upset. There's a HUGE difference between the DVD being a large part of the PS2's success and it being the sole reason the MAJORITY of PS2s were purchased. Do you get that? Has that little distinction gotten past ya? YOU are the person who said it, remember?

We can make points without personal attacks. -Lz

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#11

MC808 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

Man that's a poll of 4,300 people taken 1 month after the console's release, and only 2,500 of the people polled actually owned the system. Sorry, but that is meaningless.
By the way, DVD players under $100 became quite common around the time the PS2 was released.

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#13

MC808 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@wombatkidd Is that what you're basing your claim of the majority of PS2's userbase being non-gamers who wanted a cheap DVD player? I'm not disputing it was a selling point of the system. I know I used it to play DVDs too. I never doubted there were people that used it as your wife did, but the majority of the user base? Come on man, let's not get carried away.

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#14

MC808 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@Meaty-cheeky I too think the WiiU shouldn't be written off as underpowered. It's got enough under the hood to allow great modern games to be made for it. I just take issue with matter-of-fact statements like "it's 3x as powerful" or "it could easily run Xbone games". You can't say that's true anymore than I can say it's not. All we have to go on right now are the games, and I'm yet to be convinced.
One thing I can say for certain is that I think Nintendo should have given it more power. The fact that people are arguing whether or not it's more powerful than consoles from 8 years ago says it all.

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#15

MC808 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@unrandomsam So these 4 or 5 non-gamers, who bought games and played them, are representative of the majority of PS2's userbase?
And it was a rubbish system because it had more aliasing than DC, XB, and GC? But, Gradius V kinda made up for it? Well, you're entitled to your opinion..

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#17

MC808 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@wombatkidd "The ps2's user base was largly composed of non gamers who bought it for a cheap DVD player,..." Do you have some evidence to support that? I seriously doubt you do, since it's a completely baseless statement. And a PS2 hardly made for a "cheap" standalone DVD player. lol Funny, I don't know any non-gamers who forked out a few hundred dollars on a PS2 to use as a cheap DVD player (which doesn't even come with a wireless remote control...that was another $30 or so), yet according to you these people make up the majority of the PS2's user base....go figure.
@Doma I have to totally agree with you. Silly is an understatement.

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#18

MC808 commented on Vita Overtakes 3DS in Tough Week for Japanese ...:

@LDXD First, saying "it can run Titanfall" is incredibly vague and annecdotal, at best. Second, is Titanfall now the benchmark for what is next gen? Besides all that, there's absolutely no way the WiiU could run Titanfall exactly as it is on the Xbone. And no, I'm not an Xbone or PS4 fanboy. I'm just someone who likes good games, regardless of the platform they're on. From what I've seen so far, from a graphical standpoint, there are no WiiU games that one could refer to as clear examples of the system being more powerful than the last gen consoles.....the 7 year old last gen consoles, and certainly not the current gen systems.. Maybe that will change soon. I don't know.
I never base my entire opinions on tech specs, I base them on the games I can see and play, unlike the person who declared the WiiU as 3x as powerful as a 360. I'm also not being anti-WiiU, I'm just calling it as I see it, and what I see is a console that's a generation behind, unfortunately. This was the case with the Wii as well. It was a glorified GameCube, which also was/is a superb console in it's own right.
Whether or not Xbone or PS4 games have been impressive doesn't really enter in to the discussion of what the WiiU is capable of. Pointing out flaws in other consoles doesn't make the WiiU any better than it is.

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#20

MC808 commented on Review: 3D Galaxy Force II (3DS eShop):

@Damo
I thought a 3DS game's framerate would be cut in half when 3D was activated? I remember reading that the hardware would essentialy have to be rendering @120fps to achieve 60fps 3D, and that the hardware simply couldn't do that. I'm now questioning that "fact", since this review says it's running @60fps in 3D.
Supposedly, SFIV behaves this way when 3D is enabled, going from 60fps 2D to 30fps 3D. Although, I can't notice any drop in framerate when going from 2D to 3D while playing. Cutting the framerate in half should be quite obvious to the naked eye, so I'm not sure what to think.
Anyways, are you certain Galaxy Force II is running @60fps?
Maybe it is,.... and maybe it illustrates how talented SEGA's M2 team is.......

I'm a bit late for the party with this comment, but better late than never. :P

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#22

MC808 commented on Review: Pure Chess (Wii U eShop):

"..this is a title you’re meant to play for a minute or two at a time before switching it off again."
Huh? This is chess, not checkers. I can't imagine they "meant" it to be like that, so that's a puzzling assumption to make.

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#30

MC808 commented on Review: AlphaBounce (DSiWare):

Dangitt! I'm $0.03 away from being able to buy it. Now I have to add $10 just to get it.
:-(
Nintendo, give people some more control of the increments of adding funds!

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#31

MC808 commented on Review: Alleyway (Game Boy):

I don't know why everyone is sh*tting on this game. It's simple, because it's meant to be simple. I really don't care if it's a ripoff of Araknoid or any other similar game. I think it's fun...go figure.

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#33

MC808 commented on Review: Sujin Taisen Number Battles (DSiWare):

I've watched videos and read reviews repeatedly, yet I still have no clear idea what sort of gameplay I should expect, or even exactly how to play. I've never played Dominoes or Mahjong, so the comparison doesn't really tell me much. I'm hesitant to use my Club Nintendo points to get this game.....but who knows what next month's game selection will be on CN...it might be even weaker than it's been the past few months.

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#36

MC808 commented on Weirdness: Purchase This "Nintendo Dolphin Pro...:

I do think this is a prototype. That's why it's called Dolphin instead of GameCube. Otherwise it would be a "GameCube devkit". Just a thought. I'm sure it also served as a devkit, a prototype one maybe. Come to think of it, every prototype system would be a devkit...would it not?

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#39

MC808 commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

@Bolt_Strike
They will always take the path of least resistance to profit. As long as people keep eating this crap up and they continue making money hand-over-fist, things aren't going to change.
People like us on this site are the minority. They rarely, if ever, pay attention to the minority. :(
Although, a vocal minority is another matter. :)

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#40

MC808 commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

@Macarony64
Maybe they're blaming Nintendo because Nintendo made the system? That would be my guess.

@SuperBoo76
I'd have to say that your experience, if true, is the exception, not the rule. Never have I had anything from Nintendo that I would describe as poorly made. Everything I've ever bought (and I've pretty much bought everything they've ever made..even the Virtual Boy) has been, and still is, solid as a rock. I also don't know anybody who has experienced anything remotely like what you claim to have gone through.
The odds of getting 5 defective systems in a row are absolutely astronomical, but I suppose it's not impossible. Although, I think you'd have a better chance of being struck by lightning, mauled by a bear, and winning the lottery.... on the same day....in less than an hour..... making you the most unlucky human on the face of the Earth. Well...at least you would've won the lottery. Making you the most unlucky lucky human on the face of the earth, and you could afford to buy 5 more 3DS XL's. ;)
...and just because someone disagrees with you, or disputes what you say, doesn't mean they're trolling or flaming you. Just thought I'd throw that out there. :)

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#42

MC808 commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

@rdenton85
Oh I knew you weren't taking a dump on the GameCube. I merely saw an opportunity to be a sarcastic fanboy and took it.
:-)
For me, Metroid Prime alone would have justified the system's purchase. IMO it's one of the best consoles ever. The day I finally received the component cables directly from Nintendo and my friend and I first played Prime in 480p, is a day I'll never forget.

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#43

MC808 commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

@rdenton85 "But sadly this has not happened and Nintendo at this rate will be lucky to sell more consoles than the Gamecube."
I was too busy playing Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime: Echoes, Windwaker, RE4, Super Smash Bros, F-Zero GX, XtremeG, Luigi's Mansion, Wave Race: Blue Storm, Rogue Squadron, Super Mario Sunshine etc.. Had I known it wasn't selling well I would have stopped playing and gotten rid of it. ;)

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#47

MC808 commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

@JaxonH
I know exactly how you feel. I'm the same way.
That reminds me......A few weeks ago I was chatting in an IRC channel and mentioned the Vita. Some guy chimed in with the comment: "The Vita is complete garbage, it has no games. It's only sold 4 million units.". I asked if he'd ever actually held and played a Vita before and wasn't surprised when he answered: "No". I said there's more than a few games I have that are really good, and proceded to name a couple of them: Lumines, Rayman Origins, Wipeout. His response was: "I thought you said you had good games?". I didn't even know what to say to that, so I said nothing. Now, anyone who likes the puzzle, racing, or platformer genres knows those are quality games. Whether you like them or not, to cite them as examples of the Vita being garbage is absurd. This guy has never even held a Vita, nor will he EVER have a positive thing to say about it. It's so unfortunate that there are people out there so blinded by love/hate for a corporation that they'll miss out on so many good games because of it. All just to maintain their fanboy attitude of: "That system sucks, it's not made by the corporation I worship.". Oh well, that's their loss.
I know this talking point is about 3rd party support for WiiU and I keep ranting about fanboys. That's because they're everywhere now, and plenty of these comments scream "Fanboy!"

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#48

MC808 commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

Playing the devil's advocate for a moment. It's no wonder that 3rd parties aren't clamouring to make games on the WiiU. You've got a system that is basically a generation behind in terms of power, has a unique architecture and input device, competing against a new generation of systems that are essentially optimized PC hardware that's easier to code for, and have a larger install base. That's a no-brainer for the bean counters. It's sad but true.

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#50

MC808 commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

@Mrclaycoat
Yeah, I stand corrected. lol Although, I never did encounter anything like that. The Babbages and Toys 'R Us in my area continued to sell the system throughout it's life-span. I have very fond memories of the ol' TG16, and it remains one of my favorites to this day. It's a good example of a failure that had more than enough good games for it to be very successful to me as a gamer. Kind of like the Coleco, the 5200 (yes, I actually enjoyed it), the Master System, the Lynx, the GameGear, the NeoGeo AES, the NeoGeo Pocket and Pocket Color, the Saturn, the Dreamcast, the N64, the GameCube, the PSP, the Vita. There are even a couple Jaguar games I really like. I imagine the WiiU will be added to that list some day. All of those systems were considered failures to some degree, but that didn't mean a thing to me. If you actually enjoy playing games, rather than spouting off about sales figures or staunchly defending some corporation that could care less about anything other than making a profit, it shouldn't mean anything to you either.
Just sayin'....
..and that last bit wasn't directed at you, Mrclaycoat. ;)