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MoonKnight7 commented on Poll: Vote For Your Ten Must-Play Games On Nin...:

I said it before, and I'll say it again. The 3DS is one of my favorite portables in a very long time, probably since the GameBoy, if you want my honesty. I love that thing to death. Outstanding games all around, third party and first.



MoonKnight7 commented on Planning On Downloading Xenoblade Chronicles 3...:

Lol, whoops. Kind of funnny that the only exclusive game won't even fit on the SD card right out of the box. I think I would have rather them get rid of the SD card and give us a charger instead. Most of us will just buy larger SD cards anyway, and 4 GB just isn't a lot to work with.



MoonKnight7 commented on Guide: Everything We Know So Far About Nintend...:

I just don't want to see VC games on smart devices. I've been very vocal about that from the beginning. If they want to make interesting apps, fine. If they want to do little mini games, fine. That said, I think it's a mistake if they do full fleshed games on iOS, but that doesn't seem to be the goal, at least the way I'm reading it. I think they need to draw the line at VC and keep them on whatever hardware they have at the time. Isn't this mainly, supposed to be an outreach to kids anyway? I don't think they'd be interested in playing a 30 year old game, am I right? Someone please tell me I'm right about this.

Overall this is a smart business venture. It's good to know that Nintendo was big enough to admit that they need help with online infrastructure. Club Nintendo anybody?



MoonKnight7 commented on Guide: Everything We Know So Far About Nintend...:


"The Direct where MM3D was revealed also had information for Splatoon and Codename STEAM. Nintendo fans had no interest in those at all--because they were more interested in playing a game that is 15 years old, and already playable on the Wii and Wii U."

For the record, I've always been interested in Code Name STEAM and Splatoon ever since their announcements at E3. I know, I know, this is an exception to the rule, because...

...Unfortunately you are correct. People don't want to branch out and I have no idea why. If Code Name STEAM doesn't do well, I'm going to cry. Despite a few qualms, it is a really enjoyable game. It's nice to see Nintendo try something new.



MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:


"Where do people get the stupid idea of Nintendo combining their home consoles and handhelds into one?That's all I hear?!Arg!"

Mainly, because it needs to happen. It's quite obvious that Nintendo cannot afford to support two consoles at the same time. Lately we've been getting these large swings of 3DS software, but no Wii U software. Right now, we're at the swing of Wii U software, but no 3DS software. It not a good model to run long with, but because the Wii U has failed so badly without third parties, the company's resources are very badly strained. It's the exact same reason why Nintendo was looking for outside help to get Star Fox U out on time. They know this is a problem, and I for one, certainly hope they address it by merging the platforms together.



MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:


"The Wii U isn't outselling anything, and it's already fallen to the "1 new retail game per month, maybe" schedule that marked the dark final two years of the N64."

This is why it is direly important for this next console to be unified in some way. It has become apparent that Nintendo cannot support two consoles at the same time, not without third party support of course, something you and I have talked about a lot in the past.

If they can merge everything together, home console, handheld and rebuild third parties then we have a more legitimate answer to this generation or sub-generation, whatever you want to call it. We are in agreement there.

"Going by Nintendo's usual "speed" in things like announcements to release, the timing doesn't have a 2016 release for the platform, more like a 2016 reveal and a 2017 release. I think 2017 will be too late for the reasons noted--they'll be dismissed as an unnecessary stop-gap."

I totally get what you're saying, but I don't think it matters. It's going to be called a stop-gap no matter what. That said, these generations don't have to follow rigid rules right? Who says that they do? I don't believe that one year is going to make any difference in this case. Nintendo will still have it's first party games, but third parties need to be just as important this time. I agree that sooner is probably better, but this cannot be rushed, they need to approach this release very cautiously, because this is going to take considerable planning.

The Wii U was clearly rushed, given that there was such a long dry spell after it's "launch window." Since big releases got pushed back and third parties left. I think you and I can agree that they cannot afford to make that mistake again. There's a lot of reasons why the Wii U failed, but I find that to be one of their bigger mistakes. It started out fine, but it couldn't sustain itself, so I'm hoping the lesson is learned.

If they can get their ducks in a row by 2016, then bully for them, they should go for it, but I certainly can't see how it's going to happen that soon. Marketing, in-house developers and third parties need the extra time to push it otherwise it's going to be the same thing all over again like with the Wii U.

The third pillar thing makes total sense, and I'm certain that's what the aim is. It's better to keep it's discontinuation of the Wii U quiet.



MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo Working On New 'Dedicated Game Platfo...:


"Wow, if Nintendo is planning on revealing the next console already next year, then they are planning to cut off the Wii U early. If they did it next year, they may still be able to compete directly with MS and Sony and walk away with their heads held high."

If this is the case, I think we need to look at the whole picture. If this really is a new home console we have to consider that the handheld will more than likely be a part of that integration. We all know the 3DS is nearing the end of it's cycle. Wouldn't it make sense to make this announcement around next year? I wouldn't think so much about the home console space, but rather where Nintendo is as a whole. The 3DS will be 5 years old next year. The DS line lasted about 6 years or so, officially.

Honestly, I believe 2016 will be too soon for an official release, I believe we'll get an announcement in 2016, and 2017 is more realistic for when it hits the shelves. They need that year to allow their marketing to try and build hype. I think no matter what they do, the Wii U will look like a stop-gap like you suggested. It doesn't matter whether it's 2016 or 2017, the headlines will be the same.

If however, the handheld is in there somehow, I think it diminishes the Wii U's embarrassment, at least to some degree, because the 3DS will have a pretty normal life cycle by then.

A lot of questions of course. A lot of what I said really depends on if this is a fusion console, but I think all the signs are there that it is.



MoonKnight7 commented on Review: Mario Party 10 (Wii U):


I'm with you there.

I can't say for Kirby as I didn't read the review, and haven't played it myself yet, but Gamespot is doing strange things lately. They gave Code Name STEAM a 4/10, the lowest review I've seen (I don't count Polygon as credible anymore, not after that embarrassing Mario Kart 8 article). After reading the review I just don't think the reviewer "got it." He was critical of their "Saturday Morning Cartoon Characterizations." I believe that was entirely the point, so I don't think it should be criticized so harshly for that.

Plus he said it was glitchy, and I have no idea what he's talking about because he never really elaborated, nor have I seen any glitches myself. He mentioned something about the targeting system, but I just think he wasn't close enough to the enemy, and cried foul at the game.

I don't really visit gamespot anymore, because the opinions are just filled with over-thinking, and strange ideas of what a game is supposed to be. I don't mind it if something gets a bad review, but lately it feels like they just seem to be giving poor reviews for the sake of giving poor reviews.



MoonKnight7 commented on Review: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (3DS):


That's kind of how Game Informer does it. I would argue though that if a game gets anything from a 4 or under, it's just not worth your time. It's just a varying degree of how terrible is it from that point on. If a game gets a 4 (from most reviewers), I would never consider it even if it's on sale. That to me says, it doesn't deserve my time.

If you think about it, it's more or less a grade if reviews are based on 0-10. Even if it isn't meant to be thought of that way, it is, because our world has shaped it to be that way (school, etc.). I don't think gaming needs to be different in that way. It's not good if a game gets a 4, or in essence a 40%. It's a failing grade, it's just a matter of how badly it failed. Technically a 5 falls under that too, but I'm fine with what you said about that above.



MoonKnight7 commented on Talking Point: It's Time for a Nintendo Direct...:

They should talk about Mario Maker, Splatoon and Yoshi's Wooly World for sure. Those games should be out before E3 anyway. Smash Bros. and MK 8 DLC should be thrown in there as well. Plus, more amiibo news would be nice too. Does anyone know about preorders in NA for wave 4?? I've heard nothing and yet in Australia they're apparently coming out next month.

I think that's plenty to talk about for a Nintendo Direct. As a side note, they should plug Code Name STEAM again, that game is awesome so far! I'm a little worried that people won't buy it because of it's art style (why the hate? I always thought cel shading was a powerful art style) and the "alien movement" thing.

In terms of Star Fox, I'm certain they're going to hold that card back until E3 and push it hard from there on out. Same goes for Zelda.



MoonKnight7 commented on Review: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (3DS):


"Game looks off. Bad art direction, terrible graphics, uninteresting story, yeah, that about sums it up."

I don't know why people keep saying the graphics have bad art direction. It clearly doesn't. You just don't like the art style they picked. There's a big difference. It's based on comic books (as I'm sure you are well aware), and the cutscenes even play out like you're reading a comic book. They nailed what they were going for. It works well within the game, and everything is very vivid while in motion.

We judge too quick sometimes. The game is surprisingly fantastic, I love it so far. It's a strange one for sure, but I find it awesome that Abraham Lincoln has scrapped together a rag tag crew to fight aliens. It's entirely bonkers, but it runs with it well.



MoonKnight7 commented on Review: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. (3DS):

This game is awesome. I've played through the first few levels and I'm impressed. I really believe the "alien movement" is being overexaggerated. Yes you need to wait, but when you're barely clinging to life it adds some suspense. Have we lost patience in today's world? To each their own, but I am loving this game!



MoonKnight7 commented on The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Sell...:


"However, what you said about the PS4 is not quite correct. By your words, the PS4 will be selling 376,000 units per month in NA, which I can tell you, it is not."

The number from @CaviarMeths is 94K. Then I said,

"If that's the case, it's terrible, especially since Iwata just said to his shareholders that NA is the Wii U's best market. The PS4 can do that in roughly half the time."

The conversation is talking about the course of a month, "half the time" would be 2 weeks. May I ask why in your mind, 94k x 2 = 376k??

EDIT: According to others, the that number is pretty close anyway. I still question your math though, in reference to our conversation.



MoonKnight7 commented on The Nintendo 3DS Was North America's Best-Sell...:


May I have a source with that? I'm just curious where you got the number. I may have to bookmark the site, as this always interests me.

If that's the case, it's terrible, especially since Iwata just said to his shareholders that NA is the Wii U's best market. The PS4 can do that in roughly half the time.



MoonKnight7 commented on Review: GravBlocks+ (Wii U eShop):


"those backgrounds would make a 10/10 game a 1/10, Dylan's being way too kind."

There's a difference between a bad attitude and just being rude. It's an indie developer. Sometimes indies have beautiful artwork, sometimes they don't. They don't have the same kind of resources others have the luxury of having.

I think what really matters here is that the gameplay is solid (it really is, I should know cause I own it). That is certainly the most difficult thing to achieve, correct? Their visuals are only going to get better as they grow. This was obviously the best their artists could put out. You can be critical of that, in fact I encourage it. That's how they learn when they read these comments. You do not do them any favors by saying their game is a "1/10" because the graphics are just that bad. That's overkill if you ask me.

If you write in a much more eloquent way, I assure you it will mean more. Before you say that I don't know what I'm talking about, I have a job in the same field you studied in. Yes that area needs improvement. Just relax, they get it, and they'll work to improve on graphics next time.



MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo Confirms Wil Wheaton as Voice Actor f...:


"So, your not even going to bother trying addressing any of my points? That's exactly the sort of attitude I'm talking about, if your going to take the "I'm right. your wrong, end of discussion" route then there isn't much left to say on the matter."

Well that's jumping to conclusions a bit isnt it? I dunno I've had a pretty lengthy discussion with your fellow GamerGater above. I just found both your points pretty interchangeable. So that doesn't count then? Well pardon me, and settle down. It wasn't out of laziness or this supreme sense of "I'm right and your wrong." To that point however, you have a pretty unbreakible opinion as well, so that's a classic, pot calling the kettle black.

I fail to see why it's important at all. You hide behind this self righteous attitude, like your doing the world a favor. Those who believe that they are really changing the world with this are delusional, and well beyond fantasy.

The media has been corrupt since, forever. You really believe a bunch of winey gamers are going to sway things in their favor? Gamers? The same people who get their panties in a knot cause Call of Duty and Mario doesn't change enough with each release? The same people who argue for days because a game got a 7 rating instead of a well deserved 8? The same people who walk away every E3 and say, what a waste of space, not one good game?!

It will never be taken seriously because gamers are so petty to begin with. You won't shake that perception no matter how hard you try. You keep claiming that your side has been mature. That's a tall order to fill. Bad things did happen, and you can't escape it. I watched it happen with my own eyes saying wtf is wrong with these people. Whatever you think you gained is already lost. It makes us all look like fools and plays into exactly what the general public thinks of us. A bunch of wining babies.



MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo Confirms Wil Wheaton as Voice Actor f...:


I can read. Telling someone that what their doing is stupid, is saying their opinion on the matter is stupid. Seems like common sense to me. What are you missing exactly?

It's insulting that you've taken "consumer revolt" under your wings. You don't deserve it and are inadvertently hollowing the term.

The point is you have all these people riled up, and for what? Journalistic integrity to protect the name of gamers? It's selfish, and is not a real problem. Don't hide behind the fact that you are trying to fix corruption in the media. GamerGate is trying to fix corruption in the media for itself, and itself alone. It doesn't care about anything else.

You really think a bunch of winey gamers can fix media corruption in order to clear the name of gaming? No one will take it seriously, because it doesn't deserve to be. You say "well that's our point! Our voices need to be heard!" You will never be able to outrun all the obscenities that are involved with GamerGate. It's a Game Over screen.

You wanna fight corruption in the media? Maybe try something with a little more than a bunch of twenty year olds using their obsessive hobby as a platform, and not getting their panties in a bunch because a woman says some legitimate points. It all went downhill from there, before it even started.

You may see me as just some jerk who won't listen to reason. I don't care what you do with your time, but this false sense of hope to change the media, under your current banner, is nothing more than a lukewarm fantasy. It's sad you just don't see it. GamerGate will be looked back upon as a horrendous act. You can blame the media all you want, but those early over zealous gamers put it in an early grave all by themselves.



MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo Confirms Wil Wheaton as Voice Actor f...:


"The fallacy that people should stop caring about something simply because there are more important issues out there is ridiculous. If you don't personally think its important enough to devote any time to, then that's your call, but telling people what is and isn't worth their time is stupid."

Clever way to end your comment by calling my opinion stupid. May I ask how that's going to help our dialogue?

You do realize we are talking about gaming right? It's a hobby, not a right to live. It doesn't have the same weight at all. What kind of social injustice could gamers possibly be feeling? It's delusional, bloated and misguided. I can think of a thousand other ways to solve real problems. GamerGate doesn't deserve the kind of press its trying to shove it's way into.

You should care less, because this so called "cause" is less to begin with. "Consumer revolt" you say? If they put the same amount of effort into what that actually means, then the Chinese government wouldn't have to install safety nets outside their factories to keep their workers from committing suicide because of poor working conditions; forcing them to live where they work, in a small room with 8 other strangers, because supply and demand is so high. You insult the very basis of what a "consumer revolt" should be. Believe what you want, say what you want, but don't get cranky when others don't take your words seriously.

Is that a stupid opinion as well? Maybe to you, and that's fine, but I live in the world of reality. You don't have to listen to me, what do I care? However there should be a common ground of what's important and what is not. GamerGate has selfishly warped itself into thinking it's an important issue even if you claim it to be minor in the general scheme of things. It still considers itself to be important, and that's its biggest crime. It, by far, was one of the strangest things I've seen the Internet create. Those who believe it is a real issue worth fighting for are simply delusional. They simply need a reality check to reevaluate what's actually worth sweat and tears.

Real issues deserve the real discussions. Hobbies do not deserve to shout just as loudly. Judging by your prior thoughts, I have to assume you and I have very, very different ideas of what stupid actually means.



MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo Confirms Wil Wheaton as Voice Actor f...:


Maybe you didn't read my comment above. It doesn't deserve to be called a movement. A bunch of people whining about social injustice in the name of video games? That makes me laugh. It's a hobby for most of us. It doesn't deserve the right to take away real headlines about real injustices. Wasted energy if you ask me.



MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo Confirms Wil Wheaton as Voice Actor f...:


"Gamer culture is not toxic, it is the people attempting to corrupt it that are seeping their poison into our culture...Gamers are tired of being bullied and abused by everyone. This isn't high school anymore. We are not social degenerates, we are normal, but passionate individuals who deserve just as much respect as anyone else. For once, we have the guts to stand up for something, I think that's a good thing."

This really stood out to me. Not necessarily the words, but the tone. You make it sound like we are a people that needs to stand up to injustice, fight the power, right the wrongs. We either play games, or make them. That's not a dismissed culture. It's either a hobby or a profession.

What baffles me the most is the tone nearly compares us to people who actually have injustices. You know who I'm talking about, as I'm sure dozens come to mind. Gamers do not fit in such a category. People may still get bullied because of it, but how is that any different from any other hobby? It isn't. People have been going through this since the dawn of time. Fans of Rock and Roll got bullied by the news too back when Elvis was King. Bullies will always exist, it's just a fact of life.

We are individuals with the same hobby of entertainment, nothing more. Does that alone give us the right to take away headlines from people who actually have injustices? The whole thing is rather selfish if you ask me.

Sure charity is always a great thing, however no amount of money can right the many wrongs of GamerGate. The worst of it is quite embarrassing to the real cultures out there.



MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo Confirms Wil Wheaton as Voice Actor f...:

@Zombie_Barioth (@Quorthon)

"Gamergate has done a lot of good, such as getting advertising pulled from news sites and getting them to change their policies, but there's also those who jumped on the "anti-SJW" bandwagon...Thank you though for illustrating my point about people having a bad impression of it. Unfortunately, you also took that extreme and ran with it..."

If any good did come from it, it is severely weighted by some downright dismal actions. It doesn't matter if you think that is a false accusation. GamerGate was one of the strangest things I've ever encountered on the Internet. If I were you, I would stay, far, far away from it. I really wish this thing would just die off, as it isn't doing anyone any favors.

Your reply will most likely be that I'm just a misinformed person. I'm informed enough, don't worry. Regardless of what you think the truth is, it's general perception is vile, embarrassing and just downright strange.

If any good did come from it, of which I question, it will always be outweighed by the horrendous. That cannot be changed, and it doesn't matter if you think that's unfair. It's tainted, and always will be.



MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo Confirms Wil Wheaton as Voice Actor f...:


I have no opinion of him either way. I don't see anything wrong with it, and I certainty don't understand the backlash of this news from some people. Even if some people don't like him; to not buy the game solely because of one actor is illogical to me.

Well said on gamergate btw. That whole thing is embarrassing to the gaming community as a whole. It was one of strangest, most vile things I've ever seen on the Internet.



MoonKnight7 commented on Review: GravBlocks+ (Wii U eShop):

I bought it last week and it's a delightful little title. I'll agree that the visuals aren't overly catching, particularly the aliens walking around onscreen. It's background though, so you don't really pay much attention to it while you are frantically playing. That aside, the core gameplay is great and very addictive. I certainly recommend it if you are a puzzle fan. You can change it to make it left or right handed, which is welcome for a lefty like me. That said, you can tell there was a lot of thought put into it, something we need more of when it comes to indie games. I look forward to their next title.



MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo Download: 5th March (North America):


I had to read your post about 3 times until I understood what you meant. Your wording was very confusing.

Perhaps you missed that 3 DK VC games came last week on 3DS. I think they're allowed to take a week off. I always think its a bit silly when people complain that a single niche game hasn't come to VC, in your case, Kirby Tilt n Tumble.



MoonKnight7 commented on Meme Run Disappears from the Wii U eShop:


It joins games like "The Letter", where Nintendo needs to step in on quality control. That's where the controversy lies. This excerpt from NL 's review says it best:

"With releases like Meme Run, Nintendo needs to start taking a hard look at its eShop policies on the Wii U. This is a game that simply should not have been released, and certainly not for its outlandish asking price. There is no reason to purchase Meme Run — not for a laugh, not for a good time, not for anything. Stay away from this miserable game and spend your hard-earned money and time elsewhere."



MoonKnight7 commented on Nintendo Download: 26th February (North America):


"I already have all those Donkey Kong Country games on the Wii. I don't need to rebuy old games for a second time."

You could update them for your Wii U, and play them off the gamepad. If I recall correctly, it's only $1 or $1.50 to transfer them over from the Wii app. Unless you mean that it's still on your old Wii.

Btw, with that whole miiverse chat we had, best of luck!



MoonKnight7 commented on Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Co...:


"What if they only put their NES games on phones?"

I had to really dig for this, so I hope you appreciate it.

The article I've referenced fully illustrates how difficult the smart phone market is. It isn't as simple as posting a game, and watching the money roll in. Personally, I find this to be one of NL's most thoughtful, and professional articles. Now, it doesn't mention VC on smart devices directly, however, if you scroll to comment #20, @ThomasBW84 addresses the problem with that.

Basically, it is a very, very slippery slope. If you start with NES games, logically, people will start to demand SNES games, and so on. It strips away any potential sales from Nintendo consoles, particularly, the portable would suffer the most. Need I remind you, that the portable is Nintendo's biggest strength, even in it's darkest of days.

It's best to stay away from it... far, far away.



MoonKnight7 commented on Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Co...:


He talks about extending the IP departments and specifically said, "I'd love to play some of their games on my iPhone or iPad."

He's not talking about apps or simple mini-games. He's talking about putting Mario on the iPad. Specifically, I believe he's referencing past games, such as virtual console games. I say this because later says that he's older and they aren't staying relevant with current technology.

Apps are fine. The whole miiverse thing Iwata keeps talking about, is fine. People on here talked about a companion app for Wii Fit. Those are all fine, but he doesn't appear to be talking about that.