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Octane

Octane

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#4

Octane commented on Sharp Gearing Up to Supply 'Free-Form' LCD Scr...:

@Quorthon I agree, but I was more talking about the durations of handheld consoles. For home consoles the story is different; Nintendo, MS, and Sony release their consoles roughly around the same time. For the handheld market, Nintendo is really the only one to decide when the generation ends.

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#5

Octane commented on Sharp Gearing Up to Supply 'Free-Form' LCD Scr...:

@Quorthon I don't really consider mobile phones as handheld consoles, just as I don't consider a PC a home console. The only other handheld console on the market is the PS Vita. I agree that the upcoming mobile market has affected the handheld market, but I don't consider them the same thing for reasons stated above.

@RoomB31 The GameBoy Color, with over 400 original (exclusive) games? I don't think that's just an extension anymore. For the same reason, the GBA can be seen as a extension of the GB as well. I think most people can agree that the original GameBoy is a fourth generation console, whereas the GBC is a fifth generation console.

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#7

Octane commented on Sharp Gearing Up to Supply 'Free-Form' LCD Scr...:

@RoomB31 Well, the GameBoy Colour was introduced in 1998, the GameBoy Advance in 2001, and the Nintendo DS in 2004. Whilst the DS might have been the handheld console for 7 years, the GBC and GBA only lasted 3 years. The original GameBoy on the other hand, lasted for about 9 years. The handheld market is less predictable when it comes to the duration of a generation. Nintendo has almost a monopoly on this market, if they want to end the current generation and start a new one, they can.

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#8

Octane commented on Sorry to Disappoint, But That 'New' GamePad Ma...:

@vitalemrecords It is the same GamePad, the screen wasn't recorded in real time and was edited later on over the GamePad. It wasn't done accurately and the screen appears larger than it should be. Actually, it even overlaps the Y button and part of the d-pad. It isn't a different GamePad, just a regular one that was badly edited.

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#10

Octane commented on Talking Point: What's Next For amiibo?:

People complain Skylanders / Disney Infinity game is too expensive to play, yet want Nintendo to do the same thing... I'd rather not see Nintendo create an amiibo exclusive game, as the whole premise of amiibo is that they are not glorified DLC.

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#11

Octane commented on Nintendo's New Response: Some amiibo "Likely" ...:

Before everyone's going mental over this, let's just wait and see. We already knew some amiibo were going to be more limited than others. However, as this is the first wave, and since there's still demand, it's likely that they'll reproduce some of the rarer amiibo of the first wave as well. Calm down.

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#12

Octane commented on Nintendo Reveals New Wii U Footage and Details...:

@Peach64 Star Fox, as a mostly on-rail shooter, shouldn't take as long to develop as a game like Zelda or Xenoblade. With a dedicated team behind the project, I'm sure they are able to develop a Star Fox game in about 1.5 years.

Still, I wouldn't expect a 50-hour game. Most on-rail shooters are pretty short, so as long as it takes somewhere near 10 hours to complete I'm fine with it.

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#13

Octane commented on Nintendo Reveals New Wii U Footage and Details...:

Certainly didn't expect any news this soon. Well, this reconfirms the 2015 release fot those who were doubting.

It looked gorgeous though, from the little details on the trees and grass, to the beautiful sunset. It seems to be a huge world, judging from what they said, bigger than I imagined. And from what I could tell, I love the redesign of the bokoblin. I cannot wait for it!

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#20

Octane commented on Science Tries To Ruin Our Fun As Zelda's Hooks...:

It was a nice attempt, but Game Theory missed quite a couple of important things; in their calculations they assumed what would happen if Link shot a 89 kg object in an instant, however this is not the case, as the chain isn't launched all at once. It's a gradual process, thus spreading the force acting on Link over a longer period of time. I also doubt the short moment of increased g-forces are enough to cause any damage either.

The only thing that would cause severe damage for sure would be the impact, but they seem to forget about that. It would be nice to see some proper calculations on the hookshot though.

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#33

Octane commented on New Nintendo Direct Airing 5th November:

I expect Splatoon to be released in May; like Mario Kart 8. Unfortunately, May is Summer in Japan. Probably more news on amiibo, Super Smash Bros., Captain Toad (if there's anything left), Yoshi's Woolly World and perhaps Mario Maker, or Project Giant Robot? We'll see...

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#35

Octane commented on Video: Try Not To Overheat As You Watch Excite...:

For those expecting an early November release, keep in mind that Mario Kart 8 was released on the 30th of May. I wouldn't be surprised if the DLC packs are also scheduled to release around the 30th of November and the 30th of May 2015. That way they are evenly distributed; so that there are six months between the game and the first DLC pack, and 6 months between the first and second DLC pack.

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#46

Octane commented on Gallery: Enjoy a Cuteness Overload in These Ca...:

@SockoMario Indeed, let's all buy SSB, because you said so. Honestly, I'm not interested in SSB, I've played the original and Melee back in the day, but I wasn't amazed by it. I'm not going to spend $60 on a game I will barely touch.

I think you have no idea what you are talking about. People showing their enthusiasm for a original IP is not going to kill the Wii U, the passive mindset that you have, however, is.