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Video game collector and ruler of the Onions.

Tue 21st December, 2010

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Onion commented on Weirdness: Luigi Defeats All Level 9 Opponents...:

This isn't really a case of bad AI so much as it is the stages being evil, as usual. I know people are being quick to say "the AI must be bad" but who knows how many attempts it took the video uploader to make these happen. In fact, some of these (such as Ganondorf suiciding on Gaur Plain) are the same kind of mistakes actual players make. Little Mac in particular has probably led to a lot of player suicides. Ironically, I've rarely seen the AI launch itself off the stage with Little Mac the way players do.

That said it's still pretty funny to watch.



Onion commented on Feature: Yoshi's Woolly World, Like Kirby's Ep...:

From what i've heard, the game has the same "no dying" feature from Epic Yarn, so I wouldn't expect much in the way of challenge. That said, I'm still interested in it. Not everything has to be challenging, after all.



Onion commented on Dark Half Is A Twisted SNES JRPG From The Make...:

That's interesting that the Retron5 allows you to patch games with translation patches. I have a ton of SFC games I'd love to patch into English (Seisen no Keifu and Live-A-Live especially). Is this really true? I knew the Retron 5 had some neat patching tools but that was something I was totally unaware of.



Onion commented on Reaction: There is a Positive Angle to Nintend...:

@JaxonH @bizcuthammer

Yeah I admit I am completely baffled as to the fact someone would actually not buy the game because the last testfire, which was just a bonus, didn't go well. Seriously do people even understand the point of a stress test? A friend of mine didn't get to play at all and she didn't complain because to quote her "This is what stress tests are for."

Have people really lost their reasoning and become so entitled that they would avoid buying a game because of one failure? They probably weren't getting the game anyway. Sometimes I lose my faith in humanity when I witness things like this. Children reacted better to this.

Not touching the whole preorder thing that started from the first post and onwards. Just another person using the comments section to push an agenda.



Onion commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:


When I first read the "Nintendo's way of doing things is great" bit, I was about to dismiss the whole post, but upon reading more, this person makes very good points. Back in the day people were given the impression CD formats were "forever", but as a video game collector I can tell you this isn't the case. Even if you take very good care of your games, sooner or later the CD is going to develop a scratch just from being used. If you don't use it, there's a thing called disc rot that can set in after a certain amount of time.

Cartridges also suffer because the contacts get corroded or damaged over time. That isn't to say I discourage buying physical, rather, I still encourage it, but it has downfalls. Digital games have downfalls as well. In the case of the wii u, if something happens to the system, your games go bye-bye.

For me, it comes down to price. Digital games are more convenient and often cheaper when they go on sale, but you are basically buying a license that has no value. Physical games have physical (and later down the line, some value as collectors items) value, but also can screw up and break, get lost, damaged, etc..

There is no perfect gaming medium, and in the long run it all comes down to preference. Some prefer physical, some prefer digital. I don't have much preference either way, but I'd choose physical if I had to pick one. That said, my library on PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, etc is crammed with digital games.



Onion commented on An Impressive 1.79 Million Players Have Crosse...:


I'm with you there. The Trailer said nothing about splitting the paths into two games and DLC, so if they pull that stunt here in the US, I won't be buying it. Being greedy for the sake of being greedy is an EA tactic. This on top of removing weapon durability makes me not want to touch the game with a ten foot pole.

However, given what @IceAnt573 said, It iS also true that the removal of weapon durability could benefit the game if it's done right. I personally don't like it though because it's one thing to remove weight (which became largely pointless anyway), but removing durability also means any sort of micromanagement goes out the window and there will be no need to think too much about what weapon to use. On the other hand, if done properly, it would mean we'd have to think MORE about what weapon we'd use. Honestly, if they're going to mess with weapons like this, I'd like weight brought back. It was useless before, but now if there will be an incentive to use things other than brave, silver, or killer weapons late-game, weight should be brought back since those with less STR or CON can't wield heavier junk anyway.

As far as Awakening goes, I'm about as hardcore fanatic of FE as you can get without buying drama cd's and the like, and I enjoyed Awakening quite a bit. The complaints of it being easier are a bit unfounded since you can crank up the difficulty, or simply avoid level grinding. I think people have lost the ability to exercise creativity in their games, and instead are more comfortable with simply saying "Yeah this game is easy therefore sucks.". Think the game is easy? Play on Lunatic and don't level grind. Have fun with that.

The idea that the game was "not built for fans" as @AVahne stated is a bit silly given the fact the game is basically a giant love letter to SRPG and FE fans. It has references to virtually every FE game ever made. It even has DLC (spotpass which is free) that allows the player to use characters from past FE's. To then go and say it's "not for the fans" is so laughable that if I were drinking something, I'd have surely spit it out. Sure, it's not for the fans. It just happens to be loaded to gills with references and fan service specifically for hardcore FE fans that no "casual" would ever get. Right.



Onion commented on Wii U Stretch Goal Seemingly Teased for Bloods...:

Fun fact: Soma Cruz was originally female. :p

But that aside, I am not a backer nor have I ever said anything negative about the platform of choice. I was fine with the other systems they chose. A Wii U version would be almost an instant buy for me, but I'm not a backer simply because I don't really do kickstarting. I agree there is a lot of hypocrisy here, sort of like how people always whine for new IP's but then don't bother to actually buy the new IP or give it a chance.

Really though, it all comes down to the fact that people don't have to back/buy/support something if they don't want to. I fall into the latter criteria Ryu_Niiyama mentioned of someone who will buy the game when it comes out.



Onion commented on Review: Mega Man & Bass (Wii U eShop / Game Bo...:

Eh, the game IS hard, but I think the reviewer was experiencing more difficulty because the GBA has a smaller screen. The sprites of the robot masters don't feel that big on the original SFC version, so I blame the handheld limitations. I beat the original SFC version with little difficulty because it has a MUCH bigger playing field. It really does make a difference. The only time I struggled was during King's Castle. Bigger screen doesn't help make those fights any easier... The music also takes a pretty heavy hit in the port too.

Playing as Mega Man is especially hard because the game was designed with Bass in mind.



Onion commented on Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Ki...:


That was a very dismissive and troll-ish reponse, so I'll be ignoring you from here on out. You apparently lack the ability to even recognize when you were wrong, and then respond with a point that doesn't even follow any logical sense. Of course there aren't, but there IS something called a Wii U and you conveniently ignored everything else I said to focus on something barely relevant to my overall point, or the fact that I was never arguing that it SHOULD be on Wii U or SHOULDN'T be on anything else. Sega, Atari, etc as companies are not even in the hardware business and you know that, you're just being a troll at this point.

Do please continue to miss the point though, I'm sure it'll do wonders for your credibility here. I have more productive uses of my time.



Onion commented on Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Ki...:


Oh. My God. It's like you have a reading comprehension problem. At what point did I ever say that the game SHOULD be on Nintendo hardware? I never said that. I only agreed that YES THE SERIES HAS LARGELY BEEN ON NINTENDO HARDWARE. I'm caps locking this in hopes that you will finally notice that you are arguing with someone who is NOT arguing. You responded to points i never made. Seriously, read more. I'm only "touchy" because I'm being dragged into arguments I never made. Just admit that you messed up by responding to me instead of Einherjar and move on. I never even mentioned your name in my initial post, I was simply agreeing with someone else. I have no dog in this fight, I never did. I don't know why that's so hard for you to understand. Seriously, my god. Read. My. Post. You're lumping me in with people complaining about the game being on PS4 when I AM NOT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE! I did complain that it's on XBONE yes but that's merely a personal preference issue. I dislike the XBONE. Is that allowed, or am I going to have to tolerate another paragraph about how wrong it is to have a preference?

If I haven't made it clear why I'm getting annoyed with you, let me try one last time. You are assuming I made an argument that I never. Freakin. Made. Einherjar is who you should be responding to, not me. You claim to be responding to the "content" within posts but then somehow completely ignore what the contents of a persons post actually is? There's something really wrong with that picture. My "content" was rather basic and short, with little to argue against. The fact you somehow took a single paragraph I wrote and turned it into something to debate is almost astonishing in of itself, to say nothing of how badly you fumbled on what my point actually was. Worse, after I explained to you that there was an error or misunderstanding on your part, you ignore and overlook that important detail and CONTINUE to pretend I said things that I clearly did not say or even implied.

So I am responding to the sentiment that you are making assumptions about me that aren't true. I really don't know how much plainer I can make it. The only argument I made was that the Castlevania fanbase was mostly on Nintendo. That's it, and there's nothing to argue against on that account. Did I say it should STAY on Nintendo? No. Did I complain that it isn't on a Nintendo console? No. Don't lump me in with someone else just because I agreed with what they said. In fact, you're lumping me in with an entire demographic of people based on a single paragraph I made. That's absurd. For all your talk of logic, you're not being very logical. You're so eager to call out people and look for reasons to argue, that you don't even know WHO you are arguing to. Assume less, read more.

As if that isn't bad enough, your logic still makes no sense because you keep using outdated consoles that have long since been discontinued. Sega no longer does hardware, and there are no longer any Coleco systems in production. I still don't understand what your "point" is supposed to be, other than the fact that there's no reason the game can't exist on non-nintendo hardware. Which is fine because as I've been saying over and over now, that's arguing against a point I never made. (For that matter, scrolling up, I don't think that's a point Einherjar made either.) Using Mega Man as an example, it was largely featured on Nintendo consoles. Then it made the jump to PS because it had better hardware. That's perfectly reasonable. It doesn't change the fact it was born on a NIntendo console, and it doesn't change the fact some people felt abandoned. They're welcome to feel how they want to feel, you don't have the right to tell people they can't be annoyed that a series mostly remembered for being on Nintendo consoles is no longer on Nintendo consoles. This is a site for Nintendo news and a lot of people here down own anything but Nintendo consoles. What do you expect them to do? Sing songs of praise for the developers and throw a parade? If the next Disgaea game were to skip Sony systems, you could bet they would be irked too. I don't share that sentiment though because believe it or not, I have other systems. For me to care (or complain) that it's on a different system is pointless when I can play it either way. I only said that yes it was very much a Nintendo heavy franchise. Nowhere did i say it should be Nintendo exclusive. Nowhere did I even say it SHOULD be on Nintendo consoles. It'd be nice if it were, but I never said it should be or has to be.

If you still can't grasp what I'm saying, then I'm at a loss and will simply have to chalk it up to dealing with someone who is so busy looking for arguments, he can't even take the time to make sure the person he is calling out is the right target. Next time, respond to Einherjar like you should have in the first place, and don't call out someone who isn't arguing against you. Get your people straight, man.

Just to show what you said in quotations... "By that logic, Sonic games should only be on Sega hardware and nothing else. Centipede should only be on Atari hardware and nothing else. Tomb Raider should only be on Playstation hardware and nothing else." THIS is where I have a problem, and the rest of your post just goes downhill from there by responding to things I never said. What is my logic? Really? I'm confused. Did I say the game should only be on Wii U? No. In fact, I don't think ANYONE here has said that, let alone myself or Einherjar. As far as I can tell he was only a bit irked that it wasn't on a Nintendo platform, which is fair and I don't blame him. As for me, I really don't care that much what platform it's on a whole lot. Seriously do you even know who you're arguing against or are you just shooting blindly in the dark and hoping you hit something? You speak of my logic as if you know what I was thinking at the time, when that wasn't what I was thinking at all. You completely missed your mark. It's almost laughable how badly you're missing your marks with your arguments. It borders on hyperbole when you start pulling things out of thin air to support whatever your argument is supposed to be.

Quorthon is the master of completely missing the point and trying to fight invisible enemies, it seems. That or he's been at this whole "argue with everyone in the comments section for hours" game that he's lost the ability to differentiate between user names.



Onion commented on Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Ki...:


Why are you even responding to me? You should be responding to Einherjar, I simple agreed with, and mostly rehashed what he had already said. I think you're responding to the wrong person, as I was not "called out" the way Einherjar was and frankly have no interest in arguing/debating on the subject. I merely agreed with someone else. Besides, your logic on this point doesn't make sense and I think you need to just concede on this point and move on. Sega doesn't even have Sega hardware anymore or else they probably would be on sega hardware. So again, I must say, you're just arguing for the sake of arguing and need to just drop this point. On top of that, you're putting words into my mouth. Scroll up and read what I said, please. I never said any of those things, Einherjar did. I simply agreed. That doesn't mean I am one of the people who is complaining about the issue because I did not issue one single complaint. I agreed the bulk of Castlevania games were on Nintendo hardware. What is there to even argue about here and why are you even including my name into your response? I never said I wouldn't back the game, I never said anything beyond that it's silly to argue against the fact that Castlevania was mainly on Nintendo hardware. I think you either misunderstood my point, or simple confused me with Einherjar and honestly I don't want to be dragged into this silly debate simply because I agreed with someone you're currently engaging in online fisticuffs with. Christ.



Onion commented on Former Castlevania Producer Koji Igarashi's Ki...:


Pretty much everything this guy said. Saves me the trouble of typing up a wall of text, honestly. Most of the classic games and the metroidvania style games were either debuted on a Nintendo console/handheld or made it to one in some form of another. Most of the original Castlevania fanbase was born on Nintendo consoles. To even argue against this is just arguing for the sake of arguing. Even after the series split from SOTN, pretty much all of them were on Nintendo hardware. Also can someone please tell me why XBONE is even included on the list?



Onion commented on Mega Man & Bass Kickstarts "Mega May" On Wii U...:

I usually snatch up most Mega Man games, but owning the original Rockman & Forte game for SFC, I have no need for the GBA version. I always found the GBA version to be horribly inferior to the SFC version. You could say it's handheld limitations, but then, why did the Mario games like Yoshi's Island make the transfer so well? The music in particular took a big hit when it transferred to GBA.



Onion commented on Review: Gunman Clive 2 (3DS eShop):

@rushiosan and dronesplitter

I agree. For me, despite the ambition of this game (those 3D flying sections were a pleasant surprise!), the biggest problem is that the game's overall design is worse. The panda section for example is just frustrating and trial-and-error, and in no way deserves to be mentioned with the Rambi sections or or on rail mine cart sections from DKC. While those had a certain amount of trial and error design, here, the panda stage is just too trial and error, and the fact the panda takes so long to climb up obstacles is an annoying problem. The level after that goes down the common list of bad game design choices by having enemies pop out of the background or from above. Reminds me of Tiny Toon Adventures on NES in this regard.

Guman Clive 2 is a good game that mimics older games while still being original, but also copies over some of the bad game design choices from our favorite retro games. Including spikes that kill in one hit. And yes, the gravity switch gimmick was running old by the first game, so here, it's really worn out.

With that said, owning both games together is great because you can play the first, then the 2nd, in one sitting. Both games are similar enough that it feels somewhat like playing the locked on Sonic 3 and Knuckles game. Very good stuff overall, but the level design near the end gets pretty bad. The lack of power ups is disappointing as well. Even Super C on the NES managed to switch up the power-up variety a bit while this one just played it safe.



Onion commented on Streets Of Rage 2, Gunstar Heroes And Sonic Th...:

Definitely made my day.

I also like how Axel is just standing there while Blaze is getting smacked. He's like "Next time I say go make me a sandwich, maybe you'll go make me a sandwich!".

Yeah I'm a bad person.



Onion commented on Retrospective: Sega's Streets of Rage Series:


A little unnecessary to create such a negative tone with the very first reply, don't you think? Still, he's entitled to his opinion.

I agree that the 2nd game is definitely the best and honestly the only one I bothered with, but I wouldn't dismiss the rest of the games either. I also enjoyed Fighting Force quite a bit. If only it weren't so slow...



Onion commented on Gallery: Nintendo Celebrates Women's History M...:

It'd be nice if they put up a few discounts relating to the games these characters are from, or release Zero Mission for the VC here in the States. Metroid Zero Mission would coincide very well with Women's History Month, since it's a remake of her first outing on NES.



Onion commented on Feature: Tales From the Front Line of amiibo C...:


I'm pretty sure Mariotehplumber is not even a legitimate scalper, but rather just an elaborate internet troll. He never offers any evidence that he owns the number of amiibo's he claims aside from conveniently low res pictures. No videos that I am aware of (His girlfriend won't let him use a camera, apparently, by his own words.). So at least in his case, I'm certain he's lying.



Onion commented on Weirdness: There's an Awesome Super Mario Bros...:


Not so much that they don't matter as it is that Nintendo games tend to look visually more appealing than a lot of PS4 games while running on a less powerful system, and run much smoother on top of that.

I don't have an issue with the next gen systems though, so I don't see the need to bash it the way yuwarite did. If I had a PS4, I'd definitely play it.



Onion commented on Nintendo's 'Stability' 3DS Update 9.5.0-22 Tak...:

While I think it's fine that they want to resist piracy, but it's important to realize that most of the time, people buy things if they can afford it because they prefer owning (even if it's just digital) they're games. Most pirates either don't care that much or simply can't afford the games. There's also things like region free, modding, etc..

Honestly I don't think it's worth the time and resources NIntendo spends to combat piracy, especially considering they have one of the most devoted fanbases around.



Onion commented on We'd Probably Buy This Fan-Made Resident Evil ...:


That's fair, like I said, I don't really have a problem with it. I just think a lot of them do so because it's easier to get recognition if you use an already-established and popular franchise. People wouldn't care so much about a lot of fan games if they weren't remakes. The few fan remakes I played were quite good anyway, so it doesn't really matter.



Onion commented on We'd Probably Buy This Fan-Made Resident Evil ...:


I agree, actually. While I have nothing against fan or official remakes (Majora's Mask 3D is one of my most anticipated games right now, along with Xenoblade 3D), but I do wonder sometimes why fan remakes are so prevalent. I remember when Streets of Rage Remake came out, and while I thought it was a pretty fun overall game, I felt it got far, far more praise than it deserved. People would say things like "Bombergames did what Sega couldn't do", ignoring the fact it was SEGA who published the game in the first place. Most of what Bomberlink and his crew did was copy someone else's work, modify it, and release it, though they did greatly modify it. When it comes down to it, I'd rather just play the original game on Sega Genesis than a heavily modded version.

I also have to give Nintendolife some credit, I saw this on other newsfeed sites and they used misleading headlines that made it sound like this was an official Capcom game, likely for clickbait. At least NIntendolife called it a fan remake in the title.



Onion commented on Sega's Wonder Boy Lives On In Monster Boy, And...:

@ TurboTEF

This, basically. Don't forge the ability to transform from Dragon's Trap is very similar to Shantae's transformation dances!

Also when you think about it... Monster World has a spiritual successor in Shantae, but now Monster World and Wonderboy are being released as spiritual sequels to Flying Hamster 2. It'll be interesting to see how this game goes over with players. On one hand, lots of people will want to experience a spiritual successor to Monster World, while the Flying Hamster 2 crowd will be going to it for it being a spiritual sequel to Flying Hamster. Then, there's the crowd that would be trying it just because it looks interesting. If it doesn't have the bad controls of Wonder Boy in MW, then we've probably got a winner here. (Controls were fine for the most part but Shion liked to slip and slide around a lot.)

Either way I'm hyped for this. If this comes to 3DS or Wii U, I'm hooking my claws into it first chance I get.



Onion commented on Review: Meme Run (Wii U eShop):

I was wondering why I didn't see any posts by the developer... I guess he deleted them.

That said I could tell this game was crap the moment the icon appeared on my Wii U start screen. Meme Run? The title alone is a giveaway that it's going to be crap. I feel bad for the reviewer, which is something you will never hear me say. Going by what I saw in pics and videos, this game is right down there with Action 52 in the "Shameless pile of crap" category. And that's saying something.



Onion commented on Sega's Wonder Boy Lives On In Monster Boy, And...:


I...Am well aware of this. What's the point you're trying to make? A spiritual successor doesn't have to have the consent or support of the original creator. It just means that it retains the SPIRIT of the said game, which in this case, it's difficult to deny the similarities between Shantae and Wonder Boy/Monster World.

Obviously the fact that the original creator/Westone is helping with this is a big deal but it really doesn't change the fact that Monster World has had a spiritual successor/sequel for a while now.



Onion commented on Sega's Wonder Boy Lives On In Monster Boy, And...:

Hmm, technically Monster World has a successor in Shantae, but more of these Metroidvania style games certainly wouldn't hurt! I am concerned however of how many would see it and simply disregard it as a rip off of Shantae, even though Wonder Boy and Monster World predate Shantae by nearly a decade.



Onion commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:


Yes, this was basically my point as well. The people watching his videos are unlikely to give a crap about the games he's playing (Let alone Nintendo) and that I'm fairly certain at least for Nintendo, the LP videos do very little to help or hurt the sales.

Obviously this may not be true for other companies and developers, but in Nintendo's case I don't see it doing much one way or another.



Onion commented on Not Everyone is Thrilled That Metroid Prime Tr...:

As someone who owns the original, physical copy, I still support this. More people should be allowed to own it. Neither this game nor Xenoblade are legitmately rare games, as there are quite a few copies floating around out there. There's a big difference between a rare game and a game being sold for more than what it is worth. Look no further than this game and Xenoblade to see what I mean. Neither game is rare, just gouged a lot because people tried to scalp them, and probably succeeded.

I personally didn't spend much on my copies to begin with, since I shopped smart and not like a rabid gorilla who bought from the first seller I saw on ebay.



Onion commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

@Inkling and @Quorthon

See, that's the kind of crap I was referring to. If he was doing a LP video using a rom and emulator (unless it was the VC version), then not only is he making money off Nintendo, but he's giving squat back to the company for not even owning the game he just profited from! Insanity from my point of view. From what I've seen Pewdiepie doesn't really play Nintendo games, so why would Nintendo fans watch his videos?

Conversely, the idea that this affects Nintendo could also go the other way around. By not using Nintendo games in his video's just because he's too greedy to give them a percentage of his earnings, doesn't he in turn damage his own profits? By using their games, he would still make money, just less of it.

More importantly, it sounds like Pewdiepie wasn't doing any Nintendo videos anyway, so what exactly is he crying about? If he hasn't made very many by now, he's probably not going to. I still fail to see how it would really hurt Nintendo unless it eats into the uploaders profits so much they have nothing left to make.

At the end of the day I suppose this is a case of both parties being too greedy to let a penny slip between their fingers. If it hurts one side, I can't fathom why it wouldn't hurt the other. The difference being who it would hurt more, which in this case would probably be NIntendo since they stand to lose more than the uploaders.

Even so, if Nintendo didn't demand a cut, would pewdiepie suddenly start making a dozen or so of this so called "free advertising" for Nintendo? Probably not, it just sounds like an excuse for him to seek out more attention and cry a bit. I'd be more concerned how this would impact people who are actually Nintendo fans uploading Nintendo videos, but since I don't do LP videos,I wouldn't know of any.



Onion commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:


Hmm, well I admit I was not aware of how common it was to make money off of the LP videos, so I wasn't too sure of how many Pewdiepies there were out there. I still dislike the practice of course, but I can somewhat see the reasoning behind it now. I still question how of the authors own the games they are making, but again, I see your point on whether or not they would think it's worth the risk, and in the case of the japanese FE games, they probably ARE pirated but no one cares on account of the fact those games never got released outside Japan anyway,

As for this hurting nintendo, I personally don't see it. Nintendo has a very strong fanbase and following, and I really doubt there are that many people who are going to watch a Pewdiepie video and then decide they desperately need the game. For the most part, it would probably only appeal to people who don't own the console the Nintendo game is running on, and even then, I just don't see it encouraging them to run out and buy the console+game. Nintendo's fanbase is pretty rabid and devoted as it is. However in the case of games like Dying Light, I can certainly see why Let's Play videos would impact it, as I'm interested in it myself and a LP would possibly convince me to get it.



Onion commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:


I'm definitely wondering if a lot of them just make these videos for the money though, which is the part where I begin to feel it's wrong. It's one thing for a fan to make videos of them playing a game they enjoy, as it's a labor of love sort of deal, and then get a little money out of it. But then I see this Pewdiepie person, and I think it's just a jerk with a big-head and a typical sense of entitlement making money off something he doesn't deserve money for in the first place. His comments in the article definitely strike me as someone who is only in it for the money, which is pretty sad.

I get that it takes time and effort to make the videos (I've done video editing before and it's definitely a tedious process) but still, this practice is something I don't get. In comparison to someone like AVGN, his work is clearly something that takes a lot of time, effort, and even money to create. Sure it mostly boils down to a guy sucking at a game and using profanity, but he puts in roughly 5 times the effort these Let's Player makers do. Then there's the fact that as I said, a lot of them are simply pirating the games (In the case of the FE game, I'm relatively certain it was pirated because it was an FE title not released in the US but was using a translation patch, I'm pretty sure you can't patch a cartridge to run a translation patch, and if you can, I imagine it takes a great deal of work to do so).



Onion commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

There's also the fact that I suspect many of the people who do these types of videos are using pirated roms to make them. I saw a Fire Emblem let's play video not too long ago and I was fairly certain it was being ran on an emulator. Not sure if that's the case or if it's the same as the type of videos Pewdiepie makes, but again, I can't stress enough how wrong that is to me. Between this practice and scalping, I wonder if gaming has just become something people engage in to fill their own pockets. Call me old fashioned, but I game as a hobby and for fun, not so I can make money off it.



Onion commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:


That's fine but I never classified it as a "loose collection of random people's silly videos", but rather that it's just an uploading service that costs the uploaders very little money to upload on, versus a network which has to pay the creators for the show they intend to air. In this case, it costs Pewdiepie doesn't spend a penny on his videos beyond purchasing the game in question and then putting it up for people to watch for free. How these people feel they are entitled to make so much money off of work they didn't do is baffling to me, and so far you have failed to explain it in a way that is sensible to me. If what fullbringichigo said is true, then even more reason for me to be baffled by this practice. To me, it sounds very similar to people who go into movie theaters with cameras out and record the movie, then upload it to a site for others to watch. While it's not quite piracy nor on that level, it just seems strange to to me that people can make money for something as trivial as uploading a video, and in my experience most of them are not particularly good at the games either. In the case of people who demonstrate gaming skills far above the norm, it's somewhat understandable, but just a video of someone playing Mario 3D World (and dying on half the stages)? It makes no sense to me. Feel free to enlighten me on why the uploaders are entitled to any money for something this simple and with minimum cost to the uploader.



Onion commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:


Youtube=TV now? Wasn't aware that was the case, considering it's just a community of user's uploading videos, I really fail to see how it is at all similar to a network airing a television program. And as others have said above, there's really no big deal about Nintendo getting a cut of what they feel they're entitled to. Free advertising or not.



Onion commented on Video: YouTube's Gaming Historian Takes Offens...:


Yes, obviously white people know nothing of being discriminated against. Never mind the fact Romans, Greeks, Europeans in general (which are where most "white people" originate from), Jewish, etc, etc, etc, have all experienced slavery and discrimination. Discrimination is not something unique to Africans and is something all cultures have experienced and even contributed to. The argument that "only minorities" understand stereotypes and discrimination is laughable at best, considering the majority of cultures have already experienced discrimination, stereotyping, slavery, etc.. The logic is a form of discrimination itself as you're basically saying "if you are not part of _ group, you cannot understand." Were the scales tilted in the opposite direction there would be no complaint from you because it would suit your point of view, but because people who are "not minorities" (an assumption on your part since you have no idea who is a minority here and who isn't) cannot possibly comprehend, you have a problem with it.

And I just wasted more time on this discussion than it warranted. Doesn't take much for one person to spark a needless debate in the comments section when there is nothing here to debate, as pointed out by some of the others above, there was nothing really offensive here. This isn't tumblr, and I think the majority just view the entire article as pointless clickbait anyway. Mario is essentially a walking stereotype of Italians, and yet I don't think I've ever heard a single complaint about that. I also find it odd that the author of the article doesn't seem to thinka sombrero or poncho is such a big deal, but darker skin and a tribal outfit is? Why? What's the difference?

Gotta be honest... I don't get it. At this point I'm wondering what other nonsense Nintendolife is going to post as "news".



Onion commented on Video: New Nintendo 3DS In-Depth Review: Episo...:

The increased speed is something I would like to know about as well, since Pokemon, Smash Bros, and a few other games experience a bit of slowdown when things get hectic, and is something the video doesn't really clear up. I assume the other parts will answer how much better the performance is.

I had heard reports of people claiming the screen is "yellowed" but I'm pretty certain that is because they were playing on battery saving mode.



Onion commented on Video: New Nintendo 3DS In-Depth Review: Episo...:


I don't really dislike them, I just prefer written articles. Videos come off as pandering to the "too lazy to read" crowd. That said, I suppose it IS easier to review a console via video than text, but that logic is a slippery slope since it could easily apply to almost anything, including games themselves rather than handhelds or consoles.