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An artist and Graphic Designer, as well as a self proclaimed "wanna do it all", I'm currently leading a store on Etsy (all in the name of Games, toons and geek!), Looking for more inspiration

Mon 3rd March, 2014

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RoomB31 commented on Sharp Gearing Up to Supply 'Free-Form' LCD Scr...:

I looked at half, and argue that GBC is not a full gen, but do agree that GBA was short lived.
if we're counting, the GBC did have over 400 games, but a good 160 of them we compatible with the GB, so 1/3 of its library was still able to work on the original. So more a new gen than a next gen, my guess is to carefully wean ppl off the GB without upsetting the install base. the GBA in this case is the Anomaly, one could also argue that the DS was rushed to market, if that were the belief than the GBA's life wouldn't seem so short, since the majority didn't jump to the DS till the DSlite came out '06.



RoomB31 commented on Feature: Time to Vote For Your Game of the Yea...:

Honestly, it should be titled "game you had the most fun with this year" because game of the year has implications that any game follower/player/enthusiast can't ignore, sales, reviews, visuals, Fun factor, hours of play, etc... So it shouldn't be about who you think will win, or who should win, but how much FUN you had playing these games. So I know the game I had the most fun playing will not win (Hyrule Warriors)(especially co-op), but my second most fun game Mario Kart 8 has a far better chance, but smash has a stronger following and a bigger voice, so my guess is Smash.



RoomB31 commented on Sharp Gearing Up to Supply 'Free-Form' LCD Scr...:

One could/might/should argue the GBC is no different from the DSi, or the New 3DS, an extension of a generation rather than a whole new one.

and Nintendo will do what they want, but this is all still speculation, they will not however, cut the lifecycle of a product in its prime.



RoomB31 commented on RCMADIAX Confirms Two Wii U eShop Releases Thi...:

While I admire RCMADIAX, these games don't belong on the Wii U, not really, maybe blok drop, but the others should be pc/tablet/mobile ventures. Granted it's smart to publish on a less crowded eshop, but there still needs to be a level of quality before people bite down, its not quantity, but quality that will garner your respect, and the name has been mildly tarnished. Keep making games, but test the waters before its release, does it make sense to release these games to this audience?



RoomB31 commented on Sharp Gearing Up to Supply 'Free-Form' LCD Scr...:

I would say If production were to commence in 2016, we wouldn't see the console until earliest 2017. Also why would 2016 be ripe for a new handheld? the DS was released in 2004, then the 3ds in 2011, that's almost 7 years before Nintendo introduced a new console. 5 years seems incredibly short for a Nintendo Handheld, and with the New 3DS out in a few months time (here's hoping) a resurgence will soon be upon us, that will lead us well into 2016 and then some (especially if Nintendo keeps up with the Awesome 3DS library).

There has never been a reason to have portables live and die by the same cycles as home consoles. Sure Nintendo is no doubt working on their next portable, and making it ready before its due, but I see no reason to cut the 3DS's life so short.

I realize that we're in a new era, that mobile gaming is a thing, and that phones and tablets are increasing in power at an alarming rate, but until the portable reaches its max capacity, don't force a new one upon us. We've seen that better hardware doesn't fare better here (eg.Vita), so no reason to rush.



RoomB31 commented on Sorry to Disappoint, But That 'New' GamePad Ma...:

Just because the video is old, doesn't mean Nintendo isn't, or hasn't been toying with redesigning the gamepad. The gamepad in the video IS different, is smaller and looks like a bigger Vita. Now its clear that Nintendo wanted to obscure this image with blur effects and literally 1/4 of a second on screen, but this isn't simply a prop, why would Nintendo choose to use anything but the actual gamepad? No one knows why Nintendo does what they do, but its fun to speculate. Has anyone bothered to ask Nintendo about this directly?



RoomB31 commented on Talking Point: What's Next For amiibo?:

I think they should (and Ive said this multiple times) create a free downloadable title that has a basic premise but builds into a great world the more amiibos you connect to it, adding characters, levels, items, etc... This is the way Nintendo can get around the requiredness of the Amiibo, if the intial cost of the game is 0 and the amiibo unlock more and more of the game it would be a huge incentive to buy more figures, that, in return can be used in other games, there's nothing to lose by implementing something like this, but the game obviously has to be good.

Or an amiibo online world, still thinking this idea out, but could be great!



RoomB31 commented on Talking Point: The Time Is Right For A Nintend...:


I think its because even though we don't want Nintendo to go down that route, (they should weigh in and think about it forever, but never do it) Most people who are Nintendo fans would probably pick one up if it existed, so its No, until it exists, and then its OMG Yes! I however voted maybe? but really I wouldn't want Nintendo to create a phone, but use mobile devices better tied with their games, like an app that allows you to go into your Pokebank and play/feed/train your pokemon when you're not playing the game, or check up on them/their stats etc.. easier with a device thats always glued to you, if Nintendo synced phone apps with their games and devices then its a win win :)



RoomB31 commented on Weekend Best Buy Discounts on Nintendo Product...:


sure, but the whole idea of black friday is that everyone knows about it, the biggest shopping day of the year, so the most attention your product will get, put your best foot forward at that time, less people will know about this sale, or will be inclined to go out of their way to get it because it will not be publicized as much. Sure the gamers who want it will get it, but we want the gift givers out there buying it, and it seems like a missed opportunity.



RoomB31 commented on Review: Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (3DS):

I think there are too many hangups on sonics genesis days, yes they were amazing, and yes they are probably the best sonic will ever be, but its clear that this transition into 3D isn't working for sonic, and rarely hits the sweet spot. Sure some of the earlier 3D Sonic games we good at getting the speed down, but half the time you're not even playing in those bounce off the wall moments. If Sonic never changed formulas, this would be a "same ole sonic" tale, would we be happy if Mario never went into space, or had access to F.L.U.D.D, or had 4 player multiplayer, cat-suit, etc....
Sure i know Sonic has always been about Speed, Mario not so much, but if we can't get past that, then we can't see the game for what it might be.
Do I think Sega should always use the Sonic franchise to try new things, no, Sonic boom could have been a better game(if only marginally) if Sega tried a new franchise, that being said I tried the demo to shattered Crystal, and thought it was decent, if not disorienting, I try to look past who sonic is to see if a game is fun enough to play, then I will drop the cash to get it.



RoomB31 commented on Parent Trap: amiibo Packs a Hidden Family Payload:

I think the half-baked is only in the fact that Amiibo haven't seen their full potential, hidden positive payload only works if Nintendo implements them right.
I would argue that skylanders is a cash-grab, and amiibo are a bonus full of potential, why? skylanders could have played fine without the figurines, its basically expensive DLC, versus Nintendo's intent to make a game complete without amiibo, but offering something special for those who do have them, whether it be as well implemented as SMASH or a small extra in Mario Kart and Hyrule Warriors.



RoomB31 commented on Parent Trap: amiibo Packs a Hidden Family Payload:

I could see (or wish) Nintendo making a free downloadable(or super cheap) game that plays with the idea of skylanders, and the way you access more content to the game is with different amiibos (be it characters, items or worlds), therefore giving something back to those who've purchased a lot of amiibos, and make an incentive to purchase more, this would be a win/win, and the money would keep on rolling in! of course the game would have to be interesting and fun to keep coming back, but Nintendo was built on fun, so I'm not worried about this.



RoomB31 commented on Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and New 3...:

There are clearly a lot of "long life" 3DS games, pokemon just adds to its total. It will be interesting to see how smash performs in JP, clearly the 3DS version is popular, but I wonder if the WiiU version will drive more Wii U sales, considering how portable-gaming focused Japan is.



RoomB31 commented on Review: Watch Dogs (Wii U):

It's sad that Ubi would delay it to say that its refining the game to be the best it can, and then give rubbish! I'm not sure I care for any more games from Ubi, most of their ports (save for rayman, just dance) are sub-par versions with iffy frame rates etc... So Ubi wanted this to fail, otherwise they would have actually put the effort the promised, did those 6 extra months do anything?? They nipped themselves in the butt by releasing this game alongside smash as well. I didn't expect it to fail as miserably as it did, but I knew it wouldn't be great.



RoomB31 commented on Mario & Donkey Kong Double Set and Nintendo Po...:

what a waste of plastic, I would like to be rid of giant useless boxes, (they can be packaged much smaller) I get its for promotional use more than anything, and its not the dumbest thing, but I can't get past the wasted plastic, or the looks on kids/collectors faces that don't read the fine print!



RoomB31 commented on Video: New Rodea the Sky Soldier Footage Shows...:

The game looks like a blast, albeit just a wii Port, and its telling that this looks like it was made for the wiimote and nunchuck setup, if this is just a port and it is a full retail release, then I hope they price it right. But I'm excited for anything new, and this looks new (if old :P)



RoomB31 commented on Anniversary: The Nintendo DS is Now 10 Years Old:

I had the Phat!! :) got one on day one! sadly it had as rough a start as 3DS less we forget, the DS Phat was a confusing thing to market, and there were many systems available day one. But still glad I got to experience it right away with my copy of Super Mario 64 DS :)



RoomB31 commented on Thousands In Australia & New Zealand Attend Mi...:

so...guess we'll be waiting less time Nintendo, since it went so well over there? ahahaha, sadness, my guess is before end if fiscal year, but not sure if Nintendo had mentioned any slight information about an NA/EU release.



RoomB31 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Offers the Best of Bot...:

X & Y gave Pokémon new life, and it was exciting, the last Pokémon game I had played previously was Emerald. Im a slow player, and/or I get distracted by shiny new toys, so i won't be getting this until i finish Y, yeah I'm that slow!



RoomB31 commented on Resolution Doesn't Matter With 2D Games, Says ...:

Well, it does matter when games are being displayed on a 52inch screen. I personally couldn't be bothered, but I think its wrong of them to say that people don't care purely because its a 2D game, intentional? so they say, and thats fine, your design choice, but don't argue that Rayman origins looks better on 360 vs. Wii, yes I'm comparing apples to oranges, but his statement just doesn't hold water for everyone.



RoomB31 commented on Exclusive New Nintendo 3DS Features Teased For...:

Nintendo should be marketing the New 3DS power kind of like the N64 expansion pak(albeit a more expensive version), where it adds new features, visuals, faster fps, but doesn't outright exclude older 3DS owners. The majority of these games should be compatible with both, teasing players that they can have more with more horsepower, drawing them in to buy the new console eventually. Only the rare few New 3DS game should be released that take advantage of the New 3DS, and only once the install base has grown a bit.



RoomB31 commented on Kirby And The Rainbow Curse For Wii U Releases...:

putting your pleasantries aside, the only reason I mention it is 1) Nintendo has done it many times before (dr luigi, pokemon rumble, pushmo, Harmoknight etc...), 2) To market the actual value of the game, which until Nintendo shows me more is not at $40 but rather $19.99, and that is much easier to market.

But I have to ask, why do you think that is limiting? I agree that storage could be an issue, especially for the 8gig console(why does that still even exist?), but everyone has access to the eshop, its not an exclusive club or anything.