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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.
Magicpegasus commented on Replay Expo Expands to Celebrate More Nintendo...:
team17 is awesome. i'd really like to see them do something like liero on wiiware or 3dsware.
Magicpegasus commented on Review: Gargoyle's Quest (3DS Virtual Console ...:
@ TheDarkness: I normally buy pre-owned, plus more into the single-player experience of RE4, so Mercs doesn't really appeal. Shadow Wars looks really good, although it doesn't seem to have any "wow"-factor, like something that couldn't have been done on the DS. Same thing with Devil Survivor. And DoA prolly wouldn't even hold my attention as long as SF4 did. Chances are I'll check Devil Survivor and Shadow Wars when I can get them cheap. Still waiting for that killer original app though! Mario Kart, RE, Mario, and Icarus will probably do nicely.
It's crazy that it takes a 20 year old gb game to give me a reason to boot up my 3ds. So I got a new system at launch and played SF4 and Zelda, and I've just been waiting for something else worth playing. This is definitely it. It's just weird that all these games worth playing are ports/remakes/vc. Starfox looks awesome, but I really want an original experience from my 3ds. That's why I bought a new system. Gargoyle's Quest 3D? That would be awesome!
Magicpegasus commented on Nintendo and THQ Teamed Up on uDraw GameTablet:
I'm super excited about a drawing tablet for the wii. The cartoonish look of the interface is kind of a turn-off. it looks more art alive than mario paint. i mean less charming, more crappy.i would also like to see mario paint or something even more professional if the tablet actually works well. wouldn't be surprised if the homebrew scene comes through in that regard.
Magicpegasus commented on Rabbids Travel in Time Details Step Out of the...:
ok, i'm sick of it. f those rabbids. they're un-games. give me the original rayman. and i did give them a chance, i just don't care anymore. they're like some metaphor for the consumer. they're like the 5th shrek movie. f it. it makes me want to throw up.
Magicpegasus commented on Guides: How to Get Your Musical Creations Off ...:
treeofmana,thanks for the information, that's really nice of you. the quality problem i was talking about has to do with the the only ds output, the headphone jack. you can use a digital converter box that connects via firewire or usb, but i don't think you'd get any better quality than just plugging the ds straight into your soundcard with an 1/8 stereo cord like this NL artical suggested. i personally did use a "bridge" device, my 8 track mixer, before sending the signal to my pc. that was just so i could play with the eq and record other instruments.
what i was suggesting is that the ds could send digital audio wirelessly. no conversion means no loss in quality. if the ds had usb, optical, or firewire out, it could be done that way too. every headphone out jack has built in amplification, in this case controlled by the volume knob, and this little amp almost always creates a buzzing noise in the line. if you follow this guide you will hear it. it can be cut out by tweaking the volume knob or eq either on your bridge device or the eq in your recording software, but not eliminated.
here's hoping the 3ds supports optical out or wireless audio out
i never really saw the point of upgrading to a dsi, but every time someone releases a new music tool for the system (especially the ds-10 plus) i get jealous. it seems like there should be a way to send audio data via wireless. recording through a headphone jack doesn't give you the cleanest audio, but it's serviceable. i've released music that features drum tracks and basslines straight out of ds-10 through the headphone jack. search itunes for "so this is olympus" or "agnostic country singer" if you want to give 'em a listen.
Magicpegasus commented on Review: The Tales of Bearsworth Manor: Chaotic...:
Is it just me, or do micro-transactions cost more these days?
Magicpegasus commented on Nintendo Doesn't See an Immediate Need for a N...:
Ok, if there's two more years of Wii left, does that mean we're seeing the best there is in the system's life-cycle right now? Could next year's E3 be all vitality sensors and Animal Crossing?
Magicpegasus commented on Epic Mickey Paintbrush Controller and Charging...:
@Ickaser: Yeah, I think you're right. When I first saw this thing, I thought it was a paintbrush remote. A paintbrush nunchuck doesn't make as much sense.
Magicpegasus commented on You Can Play the Tron Wii Game with this Tron ...:
@JebbyDerringer: I agree. Placing the logo on these types of items sometimes creates a paradigm. The cool thing about this remote design is it makes you feel like your holding and using a high-tech tool from the Tron world. But in the Tron world, they don't put "Tron" on all their items.
I want to see more of these things. The paintbrush for Epic Mickey looks awesome too. These are way better than placebo plastic attachments that turn your remote into, say, a tennis racket. Why not make a custom remote that IS a tennis racket?
Magicpegasus commented on E3 2010: Your Questions: Day 3:
I agree too. Nintendolife had the best coverage and you (seemingly) only had one person on the floor. Corbie really brought home the experience for all of us that wish we could have been there.
Magicpegasus commented on Nintendo Chief Doesn't Care for the iPad:
I think Nintendo has been burned by developing 3-d tech that had such a narrow appeal. They will probably wait until 3-d television is the standard, and then make games for it.
Magicpegasus commented on Review: No More Heroes: Desperate Struggle (Wii):
i don't think there's anything mature about playing games on your tv. that's what's good about it. nobody's going to watch someone playing a video game and say "wow, look at the stunning level of maturity that person is displaying". given that, i still think there are games out there that will appeal to adults because of complex themes, not the adult content. killer 7, eternal darkness, no more heroes, silent hill come to mind. i know i'm leaving out some really obvious choices.