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Magicpegasus commented on Review: Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS):
Magicpegasus commented on Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U):
Pending scores and pre-chewed homebrew polarization? Its almost like this site wants u to stay engaged/checking back.
Magicpegasus commented on Cubic Ninja Sales Spike Following Announcement...:
@Kaze_Memaryu that comparison makes no sense. More like owning a rifle and modifying it to use imported or home-made ammunition. And what is pretentious about homebrew? Maybe you're thinking of microbrews?
It had a chance. Every week it gets a chance. Nintendo blew it, plain and simple. Many of us refuse to pay for the same games over and over again on multiple platforms with no hope of retention, even if the release schedule is acceptible, which it isn't.
Magicpegasus commented on E3 2014: Mario Maker Officially Announced for ...:
it's strange that warioware diy is like five years old and we're just now seeing this...will have to wait and see how Nintendo handles this idea. right off the bat, it seems like it's not enough. I want 3ds crossplay/sharing, tilesets from all the big Mario games, varients/mutators, music editing, and like some way to weed through crap levels and showcase/bundle the best offerings.
Magicpegasus commented on Video: Now Wind Waker Has Had the Oculus Rift ...:
anybody have a guess as to when OR will be released? I WANT ONE!!!
Magicpegasus commented on Steel Diver: Sub Wars:
has some cool features. morse code chat alone is worth the zero dollars. idk about ten either, but this is a 3ds title not iphone or whatever. seems about right.
Magicpegasus commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Wii U Struggles Brin...:
It's true, the gamecube comparisons need to stop. This is like a wii without hype for its innovations. I remember when the wii came out, as a gamer i was excited because the focus seemed to be about fun and involvement over graphics and white muscle dudes killing things. IMO the wii didn't quite live up to the hype, I mean how many 1:1 swordfighting games did we get? how about 1:1 light sabre action? we got a lot of waggle and minigames, but I still greatly enjoyed my wii, and after playing through the library, I'm just now ready to buy a ps3/360 and catch up on being a white muscle dude on the cheap. But what is the wii u offering? i'd say the main problem with nintendo isn't the lack of 3rd party support, it's a lack of inspiration/imagination. you have to sell me on the possibilities, something i can get excited about. remember, both current gen competitors have options for using a small screen in addition to the tv. Is Nintendo really doing anything to separate itself from the pack in an appealing way this time?
Magicpegasus commented on Review: Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (3DS):
@LDXD i only mean that there's better games on vita supposedly. i don't really know since i don't buy/follow sony handhelds.
also, if you play this crap on vita the terrorists have won.
dear publishers, plz don't bring doggieoopsiepoopiepoodle ports to 3ds...we're doing just fine without them. i don't want any 2.5d castlevanias either, f that. just pop out the originals or something with 3d graphics....hey, how about sotn 3d? anybody just get really excited. but no, we have to have a crap version of a batman game people got sick of last year with like an origin story that doesn't even really make sense. thanks.
Watch the language -Lz
Magicpegasus commented on Review: 3D Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Ma...:
you guys, we have to buy these games. maybe somebody will pay attention and release even more awesomeness. M2 is doing an amazing job with something that i would probably buy even if they just did the bare minimum...and maybe N will notice the sales and do something better with their 3d classics lineup.
Magicpegasus commented on Without iOS Support Nintendo "Doesn’t Reach ...:
if you're going to go out, go out like a boss. the dreamcast didn't fail us, we failed the dreamcast. if the "kids" don't get it, let them fail. let them tap and smear their greasy fingers on apple's idiot machines. it's not about money, it's about culture. and i say this knowing how much nintendo loves money. but it seems to me, that they may love the culture they've created slightly more. one can hope!
Magicpegasus commented on TimeSplitters Rewind "A Possibility" On Wii U,...:
if you don't love timesplitters more than god/family/country, i cannot love with you.
Watch the profanity — TBD
Magicpegasus commented on Konami Won't Rule Out Castlevania: Lords Of Sh...:
Magicpegasus commented on XSEED Talks Wii Support And Why It Isn't Touch...:
I appreciate the transparency in both XSEED's statements and Nintendo Life's coverage. It's important to see developers/publishers as people and not entities. If I can see their reasoning as business people, I can respect why they would avoid projects with high artistic merit. Many of the people commenting here are correct: it's the fault of the consumer in many cases that drivel is released instead of gold.
Magicpegasus commented on Atari's U.S. Division Files For Bankruptcy:
the discussion here in the comments is slightly more interesting than the legal/numbers content of the article. it's like an oral history, maybe not completely accurate, but what we collectively remember about the icon.
atari is like a founding father of the culture we all enjoy. its many failures in the industry still don't compromise that fact that they were there in the beginning and are responsible for many wonderful experiences and products. if you can't respect that, then i can't f with you.
Magicpegasus commented on Castlevania: Mirror Of Fate Contains Eye-Stabb...:
konami...finally something for the ladies! everyone, let's just act like adults here. did you really think werewolves got delivered by the stork or something? they NEED those genitals!
Magicpegasus commented on Talking Point: Time for Wii U to Treat Us Like...:
Nintendo is the Joe Biden of the game industry. Every time I hear about policies like this, I'm shocked and amused. It's like they live in some strange magical world. Miyamato never stops smiling. Anyway, we are adults, Nintendo. You should know. You raised us. We were kids for Donkey Kong (and some of us were kids for Donkey Kong Country), but now we're much older. Even in Europe...
Magicpegasus commented on Nintendo Teams Up With Disney For "Wii U Showd...:
The headline made me think that there was a SSBB-style Disney beat-em-up game in the work featuring Nintendo characters.
Magicpegasus commented on Talking Point: Five Reasons to Buy a Wii U:
Anybody else think the 3ds isn't getting enough love? I'm an early adopter, and saw an unprecedented price cut and some major early-model design flaws. The screen scratches itself up, doesn't lock into place properly, and battery life is horrible. Also, I'm not interested in playing older games on my new 3d console. A handful of GBA/NES titles don't really excite me too much. And 3d remakes of n64 games are ok, I guess, but not what made me interested in the 3ds in the first place. Here's hoping Nintendo doesn't let the 3ds quietly die off as they focus on the Wii U and its gamepad.
Magicpegasus commented on 3DS System Update is Available Now:
Oh, thanks Nintendo. My user experience is exactly the same...lines in my top screen caused by your poor design and a handful of ancient ROMs in exchange for being an early adopter (ambassador).
Magicpegasus commented on Nintendo Financial Results: Console and Softwa...:
I'm sorry, but I don't give a damn about economics. When I was a child obsessed with video games, I had absolutely no idea that the video game industry (Atari) had crashed. When Nintendo emerged, there was continuity, they had earned their place. Why should I care now? Why should I observe markets? What does that have to do with gaming? I am the consumer, after all. Study me, if you want. But I will not study you. I will play (and buy) your games, if they are worth playing.
Magicpegasus commented on Review: Sparkle Snapshots 3D (3DS eShop):
I don't understand this review saying you have to share your photos online in 2D only. Couldn't you use a service like 3dporch.com to upload your photos and share in 3d?
Magicpegasus commented on How Running to the Right is Heroic:
took me back, to this year, because i still play most of these games!
Magicpegasus commented on Review: I Must Run! (DSiWare):
bit.trip is awsome and it got a 10/10 here, so this game must not be that bad.
Magicpegasus commented on MDK2 Dev Will Never Develop for Nintendo Again:
@Samholy MDK2 and the first one are really cool, often goofy-looking, often-beautiful games. I don't really like the professor levels but being a four armed dog with a jet pack was awesome.
Magicpegasus commented on Review: Colors! 3D (eShop):
colors is so awesome! the only thing that would put it over the top? animation.
Magicpegasus commented on Miyamoto: "Angry Birds Would Have Been Better ...:
Hmmm...I suspect AB is successful because of a combination of factors. It's certainly not the first "knock-over-the-tower" type of game. Steven Spielberg was sure he had a hit on his hands with Boom Blox. And of course, the Worms games, and the games that inspired it (Scorched Earth, etc.) must have been some inspiration to the designers. I suppose I would rather play this game with a stylus, but I don't really want to play this game at all. Something about it's ubiquitous marketing blitzkrieg is unsavory to me. I'm tired of looking at it.
Magicpegasus commented on Nintendo Download: 12th April 2012 (North Amer...:
where is your god NOW?!! actually, get colors 3d. it's awesome!
Magicpegasus commented on Suda51 Still Waiting for His Wii U Dev Kit:
@V8_Ninja I don't think popularity and economics are what Suda51 is about. Video games are products, sure, but they're also art. Suda understands that what he does isn't going to sell like whatever FPS or football games are popular right now. If all he cared about were profits, he would be in the publisher, not a developer.
Magicpegasus commented on Rumour: ViviTouch to Demo Wii U Haptics Tech a...:
@Jamouse because it would add realism. Say there's a gravel patch, or an oil slick. You could respond naturally, just like driving a real vehicle. When I start to hydroplane on the highway, feeling the road is what keeps me from careening into other drivers. If I just had to rely on sight, probably wouldn't be around to write this.
This would be very cool indeed. Imagine being able to feel the road in Mario Kart, or nailing the perfect drive in golf. An arrow hitting its mark in Zelda, a purring kitten in Nintendogs, etc...
Magicpegasus commented on Nintendo Download: 15th March 2012 (North Amer...:
@samh: couldn't play anywhere without being near an outlet, huh? *looks at blinking red light on 3ds, sheds a single tear.
Magicpegasus commented on Pokémon Champion Stripped of Title After Hote...:
having no idea what this was about (and very little idea what a pokemon is) i was guessing the violation would have been sexual in nature. like, they won a tournament and had a bunch of strippers over. when will people dangerously obsessed with children's toys and tv shows ever grow up?
Magicpegasus commented on Nintendo Lets Rip with Kid Icarus: Uprising Mu...:
sorry nintendo, i don't think i smoke enough crack to play this.
Magicpegasus commented on Wii Sensor Bar Works Using Heat, Claims UK New...:
I use the candle trick! Because I've lost my original sensor bar, I now use a battery powered wireless bar, and when it's out of batteries, or I don't want to waste batteries, I light up two candles instead. It's like worshipping Satan and playing video games at the same time!
Nintendo is evil because they burn children and skin tanooki's
Magicpegasus commented on Out Today: Resident Evil Revelations (North Am...:
when playing the demo i realized that capcom probably wasn't very concerned about making this game scary. silent hill has had this series beat in that area for a long time. it's a shame, because that would have put this game over the top for me. it's still very appealing, but not because of the scare factor. hoping silent hill will come out in 3d someday!
Magicpegasus commented on Rumour: Nintendo Considering Alternative Names...:
Magicpegasus commented on Icon Games: "Nintendo's Policies Put Jobs at R...:
wait, don't develop somewhere else! even if Icon's products are generally horrible, that's not the issue. the issue is that N is making it difficult for all indie devs, not just Icon.
Magicpegasus commented on SEGA Confirms No WiiWare Outing for Sonic 4: E...:
two things...episodic releases should have at least two episodes. also, Sonic 4 is not very good. i don't remember if it was this site or ign that noticed it, but the control was way off. how could they screw that up? because it's sonic and they're sega and that's what they do?
Magicpegasus commented on Nintendo Download: 15th December 2011 (North A...:
@Link79:i was curious/annoyed also, so I used the internet...from urban dictionary:
An adjective used in hip-hop culture to describe someone who is considered to be well respected, coming from a combination of the words "true" and "real".
That just leaves the mystery of the all-caps and quotes...Layton? Lautrec? Gumshoes?
@rjejr: second what battletoad is saying. I remember playing Okami on wii, and it was so improved, yet I couldn't draw/paint very easily with the wiimote. It somehow seamed easier on PS2.
Magicpegasus commented on Code of Princess is a 3DS RPG From the Guardia...:
Attn: that mostly naked woman and giant sword are both really cool things. There's just no pleasing some people. I'm looking forward to this one!
Magicpegasus commented on Feature: Nintendo Holiday Gift Guide:
I like this article except for one thing: older releases make great gifts too. Especially in the case of MW3, there's a lot of great "hardcore" wii games in the bargain bin that would be better gifts than this game IMO. NBA Jam, Godeneye, DKCR, NMH2, HotD:O, Metroid Prime Trilogy, or Bit.Trip come to mind...Sin and Punishment, Monster Hunter...
Magicpegasus commented on PETA Launches Campaign Against Mario:
@Graph: I know, they're delicious. They just shouldn't be tortured. That's where I agree with PETA. I disagree with them on a lot of points though. To me, PETA is like Michael Moore. The cause is just, yet they often dabble in sensationalism and hyperbole.
Look, I know everyone here loves Nintendo and Mario, and I know PETA is known for publicity "stunts", but let's not confuse what these two institutions are about. Nintendo is about making games (and selling them), and PETA is about animal rights. All PETA did was release a statement about how a certain animal is skinned alive for its fur. They want to raise awareness around the world about how it's unethical to treat these animals so poorly. They're really just doing their jobs here. Nintendo essentially dressed their mascot in fur, so PETA objects.
For the record, I don't think Nintendo has done anything wrong. But PETA should not be villainized for speaking out against animal cruelty. Can you imagine what it would be like to be skinned alive? It would hurt right?
Magicpegasus commented on Ubisoft Reveals Its Drawsome Wii Graphics Tablet:
There should be Colors Wii!
Magicpegasus commented on Review: Disney Universe (Wii):
Hey, I used to be a kid, and I didn't like crappy games. A lot of the games I liked, like Mario, Castlevania, Duck Hunt, Megaman, I still like...because they were good. Why the sentiment for giving Disney a break because the game is made for kids? Trust me, that company has enough resources to make something good, they just didn't this time. No free rides Mickey.
Magicpegasus commented on Ubisoft: "Nobody Proved Wii Does FPS Controls ...:
Huh. That executive is wrong. He's probably being paid to be wrong.