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MC808

MC808

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MC808

#2

MC808 commented on Hardware Review: The New Nintendo 3DS Is The B...:

@3MonthBeef I don't know, that screen looks an awful lot like my 3DS does when it's in power save mode. Also, the "official" pics of the screen in this article don't look the slightest bit off-white to me. Considering all of that, I'm not convinced that the new screen has lousy whites.
At least I hope it doesn't. All the other new features aren't enough incentive for me to settle for an inferior screen, and honestly the current screens are already not that great. Going from playing a Vita back to 3DS the difference is striking. Maybe that's an unfair comparison, but please Nintendo, don't take a step back to an even cheaper screen.

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#4

MC808 commented on Nintendo Rolling Out New In-Store Digital Dist...:

I will NEVER buy a digital version of any game if it's also available as physical retail. The only things I download are the eShop games that you can't get elsewhere. I think the whole digital download thing sucks for reasons that I'm sure are obvious to some.
...and shouldn't a digital version of a game be cheaper than it's physical counterpart? We're getting screwed with direct downloads, and the game companies love it.
I could rant about this forever, so I'll stop here.

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#8

MC808 commented on The New Nintendo 3DS Web Filter Does Successfu...:

@xj0462 The free YT app gives you YouTube, but I agree that browsers on handhelds should, by default, have the ability to do it. I guess it all comes down to Flash compatibility. You'd think nowadays it would be a standard feature of all browsers.
@ryanator008 Agreed. If they're determined to view pr0n, they're going to find a way to look at pr0n. I used the browser once or twice as a novelty. Although I have used the YT app quite a bit. I do use the Vita's browser often though. It's got a number of advantages over the 3DS', but of ourse it lacks Flash.

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#16

MC808 commented on Satoru Okada, Director Of Game Boy And DS Hard...:

@AVahne Original 3DS flimsy? I got mine on launch day and have played it daily ever since. This thing is as solid as a brick out-house. Say what you will about the design/aesthetics of it, that's totally subjective, but for me the build quality isn't in question. Then again, I've always taken good care of all my stuff, and try not to beat it to hell.
:-)

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#22

MC808 commented on Feature: The Nintendo 64 Controller and the Ri...:

@yuwarite Yeah, in my mind I do consider those systems to be retro now, if maybe to a lesser degree than "2D" systems. But this is a subjective thing to me, and not really that important when it comes right down to it.
:-)
And systems such as DC or Saturn (and PS1) have a number of "2D retro" style games. 2D isn't the decider of whether or not a system/game is retro, and by the same token, 3D doesn't arbitrarily dictate non-retro. If that makes sense......

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#26

MC808 commented on Nintendo 64x64: Wave Race 64:

@Luffymcduck Oh jeez...please don't even remind me of Wave Race on Gameboy. If anyone is wondering whether it's a good game or not, I'll just say this: Remember Street Fighter II on Gameboy? 'Nuff said. Some things just aren't meant to be.

Anyways, I love the N64 and GCN Wave Race's. Two of my favorite games ever, and no other water themed game since has even come close,... whether it be graphics, game play, or water physics....nothing can touch what was accomplished with Wave Race. They're also technical showcases for each respective system, and they set the bar pretty darn high. To this day the GCN sequel looks stunning to me, and I still play it all the time. Blue Storm running in high-resolution on Dolphin is a sight to behold, if your PC is up to the task. (Yes, I own a copy of the game)
A new Wave Race on WiiU would get me to buy a system, guaranteed. Sadly though, I don't think Blue Storm was enough of a financial success for the bean counters to justify another sequel. That's a travesty IMHO.
One reviewer said the GCN sequel was too hard for it's own good. Not too sure about that. I've mastered both games because I love them so much. Sometimes a game isn't "too hard", sometimes you just aren't that good at it. :P
The PAL version is 17% slower? That's insanity. I already wish the game had a bit better sense of speed than it does occasionally. A 17% drop would be totally unacceptable....unless I didn't know any better. Ignorance is bliss I suppose, but I feel sorry for people in PAL regions. lol

Oh, and tell Uncle James I said "hi".

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#27

MC808 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Brings Circ...:

@retro_player_22 Yep, microswitches are a beautiful thing indeed.
I just wish Nintendo would've used a "regular" analog stick. Having said that though, I don't dislike the slide pad design, I'm just saying they could have done even better. Afterall, Sony went down that road with the Vita. Again, not a perfect implementation of it, but it's better than the PSP's "stick". Oh..and...let's not forget they actually put TWO sticks on it this time. I bet Nintendo now wishes they had launched the 3DS with dual sticks.
Anyways, back on topic.... people must be really abusing their systems to have that happen. That's pretty much all I can say. I've never noticed the slightest hint of damage on mine.
I can't really speak as to the durability of the circle pad when frantically playing an intense fighting game, because I never use anything other than the d-pad for fighting games.

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#29

MC808 commented on Weirdness: Modder Recreates Donkey Kong Countr...:

@Usagi-san Oh you're right, man. It's an unforgiveable transgression perpetrated on all of humanity. The huge Nintendo fans who commit such an act are what's wrong with the world today.
Btw, that's called sarcasm. Sadly, I feel a need to point that out to some people on here.
In a fit of rage I ripped the tag off my mattress today...I should probably turn myself in to the authorities. That is the level of absurdity being demonstrated here.

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#31

MC808 commented on Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Will Suppor...:

@AdmiralThrawn Does pointing that out make you feel more important or superior?
@Yasume The deadline is past! Talking of this ancient news is pointless and laughable. I mean who talks about news that's like a week old? Come on.
The two of you should discuss over dinner and a movie how ignorant we all are for talking about something that happened so long ago.

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#34

MC808 commented on Guide: New Nintendo 3DS - Everything We Know S...:

Love the candy buttons. Please let the NA versions have them....please.....oh and pretty please give NA a white model....please.
That new controller addition reminds me of that little red input device that seemed to exclusive to IBM laptops or now Lenovo...the "trackpoint" or something like that.
Anyways, it all looks promising to me. Every new feature seems like a genuine improvement...from what I see.

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#37

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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#38

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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#39

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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#40

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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#42

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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#43

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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#45

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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#47

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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#48

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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#49

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..