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Wed 18th June, 2008

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Mayhem commented on Ninterview: Legendary Designer Julian Gollop O...:

Julian is one of the finest game designers of all time, and Laser Squad and X-Com are two of my favourite games. Wasn't quite as into Chaos / Lords of Chaos as those two, but I look forward to supporting the Kickstarter :)



Mayhem commented on Matters of Import: Prepare To Die In Fire Embl...:

Only just seen this entry now (been on holiday). Own an original of this, the limited edition with the plush toys etc. Quite a nice set actually. May consider selling it on at some point, but it looks nice on the shelf next to the 64DD heh.



Mayhem commented on Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Servic...:

To all those complaining about Nintendo's decision... the move was inevitable, but Nintendo has kept support far, far longer than almost any other company, such as Electronic Arts, who usually pull online for a game in under two years.



Mayhem commented on Review: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Pas...:

In answer to the comments, the vast majority of VC games are the original 60Hz versions that the US got, even in the Euro store. LttP happens to be one of the few that are the original 50Hz release back in the day instead.



Mayhem commented on Feature: Why I Love Import Gaming:

I've been import gaming since 1991, when a US SNES arrived to banish the blues and I never looked back. The only times I've gotten a PAL console in the 20 years since was either when having a chipped PAL console was the better option (PS2) or having the hardware fail would be very difficult to replace (Xbox 360). With simultaneous release schedules and hi-def pictures the norm now, most of the reasons to import have gone.

Except price. And with region locking mostly going (bar Nintendo's daft decision to put it on for the 3DS), then having a foreign account for digital games often makes them much cheaper. And potentially another way to also get games that may not be released in Europe.



Mayhem commented on Soapbox: Even With The Arrival Of PS4 And Xbox...:

No one should buy a console at launch, because it takes about a year before it starts to hit its stride and has many of the technical issues/glitches bedded out. As shown by the PS4 and XB One, lots of people still do though. And oh, it's been about a year since the Wii U came out and look... now more classic games are starting to emerge...



Mayhem commented on Hardware Review: Neo Geo X Gold & Mega Pack Vo...:

"Finally, the mechanic for disturbing new games feels outdated."

Why, are there new methods to disturb games today compared to yesteryear? ;)

On a serious note, having tried the Neo Geo X myself, I am mostly in agreement with Damien's assessment...



Mayhem commented on Soapbox: Mobile And Tablet Gaming Is Creating ...:

It really depends if you're into playing thinking games or reflex games. The former isn't really going to be an issue if you're playing on a touch screen, a pad, a joystick, or waving a Wii remote around. The latter? I'll stick to my arcade stick and joypad thanks.

The more serious concern is that the freemium model of gaming is going to infiltrate and infect mainstream console games, and that IS what worries me. There was a panel at San Diego Comic-Con that discussed this in some detail, and opinion was heavily divided whether it would be a good thing or not.



Mayhem commented on First Impressions: DuckTales Remastered:

@sinalefa - Yes, to my knowledge, all the original voice talent is present. I got to meet June Foray a few years ago, lovely woman to chat with. And I got to meet a few others of the Duck Tales voice cast this year as well.

Oh, and the game is just as hard as it was mwa hah hah, having tried the demo out at San Diego...



Mayhem commented on Talking Point: The Uncertain Collectible Futur...:

Preservation? The future? The ability to still play downloaded games long after they have ceased to be available? Pirates.

Say what you will about folks who pirate current games, but having worked on projects to record, document and preserve games on a number of 70s and 80s platforms, those folks are often the main way anything gets saved for posterity.

I don't condone piracy, but it's a very evident fact of life that what they do eventually benefits various communities.



Mayhem commented on Impressions: The Best Buy "Nintendo Experience":

The Best Buy experience with added Microsoft at some places. Pity this wasn't next month when I'm over there so I could have both tried it, and given the M$ rep a piece of my mind for gatecrashing the events...



Mayhem commented on Weirdness: Someone Is Planning On Digging Up A...:

There are ET cartridges buried there... there's also a lot of other stuff buried there as it was apparently a clear out of a manufacturing plant's inventory before switching over to more automated processes. So they'd probably find Pac-Man carts as well, maybe Combat, and other mass produced titles.



Mayhem commented on Miiverse: Super Metroid - Too Taxing For Today...:

This is what you get when you take manuals out of game boxes, making kids think that they only exist in-game as tutorials and hint screens. I guess none of them ventured to check the virtual manual for the game?



Mayhem commented on Round Table: Let's Talk About the F-Zero Franc...:

I won't mention the handheld comment as enough people have already done so...
In relation to the home console releases, in my eyes they've gotten better with every iteration. F-Zero GX is one of the greatest racers of all time, and in relation to why there hasn't been another version since, as someone also commented, I'm not quite sure how they could make it better. Sega's AV team blew the barrier sky high with their attention to detail and brilliance. Sure, the story mode is a little impossible at times, but this isn't a game for wimps and whiners heh.



Mayhem commented on Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph:

The story plotline itself isn't majorly original, but combined with the context of videogames and actively able to do some things that only that medium would allow story wise, then it comes off as putting a new twist into proceedings. And despite being Disney, it isn't completely predictable either. I really enjoyed it.



Mayhem commented on Feature: In Defence of Super Mario Sunshine:

The classic sections without the FLUDD were never the issue, I don't know why people complained they were too hard, because they weren't. Some of the shines with Yoshi were FAR more frustrating and anger inducing than any of the classic section. And I definitely agree with RupeeClock about the filler nature of the blue coins...



Mayhem commented on Reaction: Age Ratings and Video Games:

And that's the majority issue. Clueless, ignorant parents will still buy 18 rated games for their underage kids regardless of any rating enforcement. And we'll still get to hear their prepubescent whining over Xbox Live...



Mayhem commented on Feature: Nostalgia vs. Eternal Darkness:

Definitely worth playing, and back in the day I went through the game three times to get all the cutscenes and the extra ending. By the third play through, it was running on auto almost, and it was like I was one with the game to know what to do to beat everything. Still wasn't easy though heh.



Mayhem commented on Bigger Nintendo 3DS Console Revealed:

I guess this means a new Circle Pad Pro interface too... but seeing as I haven't got around to buying a 3DS yet, this might be the start. Until there's another revision...