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Male, 28, United States

Video game collector and ruler of the Onions.

Tue 21st December, 2010

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OnionOverlord 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...



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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).



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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".



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord 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.



OnionOverlord commented on Video: This Guy Loves Nintendo Way More Than Y...:

Yeah I have to agree with some of the above statements that this seems less about love and more about having a disposable income and an obsessive compulsive disorder (I'm being sarcastic so don't go tumblr on me.). It seems a bit shameful to assume that this person loves his hobby more than someone else just because he has xxx amounts of the exact same system, versus someone who has a strict income but still waits in line to buy a New 3DS. I would argue that someone who has far, far less than this guy would love their collection -no matter how small- more than this person does simply because it's that much more difficult for them to obtain them.

I can certainly see why some people got bent out of shape over the title, but it's important to bear in mind it is just that: a title. Clickbait or not, it's a title and not worth fussing over.

That said, I would definitely have a lot of fun browsing over the collection, even if it's a bit on the repetitive side what with so many of the systems, just in different colors.



OnionOverlord commented on Best Buy Is Cancelling Majora's Mask New 3DS X...:


If you're talking about Mariotehplumber, his screenshots are likely photoshopped as he has never (to my knowledge at least) aired a video of him holding any of the amiibos he claims to own. No proof beyond conveniently low res pictures on his twitter point to him actually owning anywhere close to 40 Marth's or whatever other numbers he's claimed.

On topic, I think people need to calm down a little with the preorder frenzy. A week before launch (or the week of launch) this system will likely get restocked and will be open again. This is not going to be a "one time" thing, there will be more of these. The unit has not even shipped yet, so those who haven't preordered do not need to buy from scalpers. Just hold onto your money, keep an eye on the store websites, and you will get your chance.



OnionOverlord commented on Nintendo of America Issues a Fresh Batch of Mo...:


I will "demean" whom I choose, and in this case I am "demeaning" the very type of people who are leeching bottom feeders who take advantage of someone else's generosity. The only reason you even bothered to call me out is because you yourself fit the bill (having just joined 4 hours ago. HMMM!) and are offended because you feel I have made a personal attack against you. Well, rest assured, I have. People like you only join a site or community when they need something, only to vanish once they obtained what they needed. It's called "leeching" and you would be hard pressed to find anyone who wouldn't condemn you in some way or another for it.

With that said, I had no intention of sparking any sort of "argument" on the issue and was merely giving my two cents. As someone who has went through this sort of thing before myself, I can see where Mortalkombat2007 is coming from. Just look at the way this article was bombed with vultures begging for codes and you should have no problem understanding what I'm referring to.

I am far from an "elitist" mind you, I just don't feel that bottom feeders should be rewarded. I have plenty of codes sitting in my email right now, but for reasons seen above, am certainly not going to post any for the sharks to feed on. In fact, I don't even consider myself to be deserving of a code (if I needed one) because I rarely post on the community much these days and as a result, would have no right to ask for something where I have not adequately participated in the community enough to deserve it. The fact the comments section can't go an hour without blowing up from shark swarming it is a testament to what i was saying (and wouldn't have said anything to begin with had I not felt the need to after MK2007 said his peace.)



OnionOverlord commented on Review: Fantasy Life (3DS):

I was under the belief that the region lock only applies to the Japanese version. People from the EU, US, and AU should be able to play just fine, unless there is something I'm not aware of.



OnionOverlord commented on Super Smash Bros. Pro Players Tackle the Probl...:

It's an interesting point raised by ASonic3582... I guess Melee is that magical game that everyone is apparently fine with (or is scared to say anything against for fear of backlash), despite the fact it's riddled with exploits, glitches, etc..

Then again, Melee (or Smash Bros in general) is odd in the sense it's one of those games where it's apparently fine and often encouraged to use a physics exploit in matches.

I'm sure I'll get flamed by Melee Pro's, but I don't care cause onions are actually quite delicious when grilled to perfection anyway.



OnionOverlord commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:


Good lord.. Said better than I could ever attempted to say it. Well done.

Nintendo hasn't released a decent Metroid game in about 7 years. To blunt, there isn't much else about Samus to focus on beyond her status as an incredibly attractive woman in armor. Nintendo beats this nail into the ground because they HAVE to. Had Samus been male, gamers would not have cared anymore about her than they do Master Chief. Once (or if) a new Metroid game comes out, I have a feeling all of this talk of "sexism" will go away. Samus is more or less irrelevant until then, and Nintendo is actually quite brilliant for finding a way to get her into the spotlight via the rocket boots.

And before any of you complain about the Bailey Suit in Smash... It was available on the GBA long ago via Zero Mission, so direct all complaints to that game. Smash is just representing the games.



OnionOverlord commented on Nintendo Announces The GameCube Controller Ada...:


To be honest, I'm not really sure I understand what you're complaining about exactly. I can't claim to have played every Wii U game ever made but the ones I have played do not force any control scheme beyond the Gamepad on you. Rather than responding to your "challenge", I would rather you make your argument a bit more clear. It doesn't really make any sense, unless you're able to point out some games that force you to use a Wiimote or something of that nature.

In fact it just seems to me like Nintendo is responding to fan demands, so I don't see the problem. From what I can tell you're complaining that Nintendo offers more than one option for controlling games, which is somehow a bad thing? That defies logic. Why is it bad to have an option, especially considering Nintendo has been doing this sort of thing since the NES? Remember the NES Advantage? The Zapper? The SNES Mouse and Keyboard? The Super Scope? The Rumble Pak? Most of these were just accessories/alternate controllers and very few games forced you to use them. The ones that did force you to use them had no choice. The NES Advantage is basically the same as the Wii U Gamepad Pro in the sense that no game really forced either on you but they were both designed to enhance old-school gaming experiences. In the case of the Advantage, it was meant for arcade style games. You really have no argument and your response to absuplendous proves that.



OnionOverlord commented on Mario Kart Month: Keeping the Mario Kart 8 Rac...:

I'm fine with DLC as long as it isn't something as silly as the "time savers" from Assassin's Creed IV, or unlocking things already on the disc. If they can give us a few more tracks or characters, then why not? It's up to the individual to determine whether or not it's worth it. DLC is more popular now than ever, and one thing Nintendo has been hassled for in the past is it's lack of "Keeping up with the times." Now Nintendo is keeping up with modern standards and that's not enough for you people? If you don't like the DLC, then don't buy it. It's not like you're getting a less "complete" game if you don't buy a certain course pack. The only thing that may cause an issue would be online play, but i imagine in that case they would just turn course packs off.



OnionOverlord commented on Review: Double Dragon II: The Revenge (3DS eSh...:

Yeah I never really agree with Nintendolife when it comes to their reviews of oldschool games, because they reek of bias, especially with beat-em-ups. I'm convinced this site hates old school beat-em-ups. Double Dragon II is perhaps the best beat-em-up on the NES. It surpass the previous game in almost every possible way and in my opinion is superior to the arcade version.



OnionOverlord commented on 3DS Tops Japanese Hardware Chart as Wii U Secu...:


Yes, I agree. I don't see the point in that sort of thing. As someone who owns a wide variety of consoles, I don't see the point in being biased toward one or the other. Lately, I've noticed an increase in trolls who come onto this site purely for the purpose of trying to run the Wii U or 3DS down. If someone dares to defend the "failing" systems, they are labeled as a fanboy and so on.

The Xbox 360, original model, and the One in particular seem to get a crapload of hate directed toward them, with people saying things like "Xbox should die" and such. I've never understood why a person who likes X company has to hate Y company. It's been going on since the Genesis and SNES days and it's just as stupid now as it was then. I appreciate each system for what it does, and the only one I would even come close to "hating" is the Vita. Even then, I don't hate the Vita, I just found myself a little confused about some of the things Sony did with it. When it comes right down to it, I actually want a Vita, I'm just waiting to see if some of the kinks are ironed out first.



OnionOverlord commented on 3DS Tops Japanese Hardware Chart as Wii U Secu...:


Yes, exactly. If you like your Wii U, what anyone else says or thinks isn't relevant.


The fanboy thing bugs me because anyone who dares to say anything positive or in defense of NIntendo is disregarded as a fanboy, while it's apparently fine to blatantly and blindly hate on Nintendo for reasons already outlined by Kyuubuki. Sometimes I just ignore it because it's not worth wasting energy over. As for the comments becoming a fanboy war, it's actually more tame than I expected, so I see no "war" here.

Still, I'm surprised PS4 hasn't outsold the Wii U yet, even given the short amount of time it's been on the market. Sony consoles are an absolute beast in the gaming world so I have a feeling it will surpass the Wii U in terms of sales. I hope I'm wrong, but I doubt it. One thing I think we can all agree on is that the Xbox One won't be outselling either anytime soon...



OnionOverlord commented on Hyperkin Finally Shipping Its Retron 5 Console...:

I'm interested in the Retron5 despite owning all of the consoles, mainly because it isn't region-locked and supports HD, which is a big plus. People saying the original games are meant to be played on original hardware are correct, but the original hardware is not always ideal and there are currently a lot of people who are put off by the fact retro games look and play badly on modern HD tv's. The Retron will fix that issue.

For me, it's just another way to enjoy my extensive collection and a good means of playing imports without resorting to modding my consoles. Although my NES and SNES have already went through simple mods, the lack of region locking is a huge plus.



OnionOverlord commented on Gargoyle's Quest II Swoops Onto the Wii U Virt...:


It shouldn't be that expensive though. It values at about 40$ used I believe. Still, a 5$ VC version is more ideal than the original. I hope we get this but I wouldn't hold my breath.


Yes! Even though I own Demon's Crest, I'd buy that again too. Demon's Crest was not only one of the best games in the Gargoyles Quest series, is one of the best games on the SNES in my opinion, and one of the reasons the SNES is my all time favorite system.