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resident pixel guy

Male, 22, United States

Sat 18th Apr 2009

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pixelman commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Patch The Controversial ...:

Absolutely NOT. I haven't used this technique myself (nor am I that interested in it right now), but removing it at this point would invalidate people's legitimate time trial scores and/or render them unbeatable. That would be a terrible, terrible decision. My design philosophy is that once a game's released and players are fighting for high scores, you leave the game alone unless something is horribly broken.

Also: a 1-2 second advantage over the course of 3 laps will practically never matter in a chaotic online matchup.



pixelman commented on Play: Mario Golf: World Tour - Results and Rou...:

Aw mannn, I got my first three eagles in the new open (and BARELY missed getting an albatross — the ball was moving just a tad too fast and glanced off the pin), but I screwed up my last drive and finished the final hole with a double bogey.



pixelman commented on Reaction: Mario Kart 8 Accused Of Poor Sales P...:

Raylax wrote:

@Damo "Polygon put on its best games journalism hat and delivered a remarkable piece of reportage". In an article about selectively picking out negativity from the internet about a hot new product (which is somewhat akin to selectively picking out crabs from a barrel full of crabs), in order to stir up some good old-fashioned community ire. Whilst also accusing a website of insinuating racism for pointing out a lack of skin color diversity in the character roster. Self-awareness, dude.

Seriously, this.



pixelman commented on NPD Data Shows More U.S. Gamers Switching to D...:

I'm getting to the point where I'll buy most of my games digitally unless I think they're something really, really special that I want to have a hard copy of (like P4G and FFXHD). I'll buy games like Mario Kart digitally simply because it's more convenient.



pixelman commented on As The Maker Of Flappy Bird Withdraws His Crea...:

@shigulicious He'll keep making $50,000 a day as long as people keep playing it. Removing a game from the app store doesn't stop people who've already downloaded it from using it, and the ads will also still work (which is where he's getting all of that revenue).

I never downloaded the game because it looked pretty damn terrible, but after reading the horrible, horrible things people have been sending him I feel kind of bad for the guy.



pixelman commented on Soapbox: Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me:

Just wanted to point something out real quick: film/television and video games are very different beasts. It's one thing to watch Walter White murder innocent people on TV, but it'd be quite another thing to actively engage in helping him to commit murder in a video game.



pixelman commented on Soapbox: Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me:

@Snkfiend Oh I know there's no chance in hell that it'll die, but I still wish it would. It glorifies and engages players in [virtual] depravity, and I believe that to be wrong.

(and by "die," I mean that I wish no one would buy it, and it's sad that people do.)



pixelman commented on Soapbox: Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me:

Damo wrote:

I fail to see how anyone can extract any genuine pleasure from extended torture sequences where you're expected to pull out someone's teeth and electrocute them to gain information, or feel anything but shame by visiting a virtual strip club.

Didn't read the whole article, but I actually agree here with Damo for once. It's disgusting that this series is so popular. I gave Chinatown Wars a brief chance just to see what all the fuss was about, but I dropped it quick. In what warped universe would I want to help the bad guy commit crimes?

It's a seriously messed up series, and it's one of the very, very few that I honestly wish would die out.



pixelman commented on Insomniac Not Working On Wii U, Considers It M...:

How is this even being argued? From a hardware standpoint the Wii U seems to be barely more powerful than current gen consoles. There's no way it'll be able to churn out what the PS4 can, and that's a simple, easy-to-understand fact. I can certainly understand developers not wanting to waste time scaling down graphics for a system that has barely any install base.

This is going to be a Wii situation again. It's going to survive (or thrive) on exclusives and Nintendo's brand power.



pixelman commented on Review: Witch & Hero (3DS eShop):

lol, the trailer looks terrible ya'll. Moving around at a snail's pace and bumping into enemies? Yeah, that sounds... thrilling.

The pixel art and music is great though. Shame it doesn't have gameplay to match.



pixelman commented on Amazon Promoting Rival Consoles On Nintendo Pr...:

@Raylax Word.

I find it amusing that people are PO'd at this. Yes, Amazon should bow and humbly ask pardon for trying to sell products.

That they hardly ever have Nintendo consoles in stock is a bit interesting though. Maybe it has something to do with the 3DS screen scratching debacle awhile back?



pixelman commented on Fez Creator Believes Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate...:

It's funny because I've been thinking basically the same thing about the 3DS that he's suggesting - I basically want a bigger, more powerful GBAM. I hate the clamshell design and the dual-screens, and I couldn't care less about 3D.

What he's saying about MH is BS though. Tapping L swings the camera towards the monster, and even after spending 200 hours playing with dual-analog controls in Tri, I felt comfortable with the slightly new scheme within seconds — I'd go so far as to say it even makes the game easier. If I had to guess I'd say he's probably never played a MH game before and is just struggling with the controls in general, which are nearly identical with previous versions.