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Mon 9th July, 2012

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RupeeClock commented on You Can Now Create Your Very Own Game & Watch ...:

That's very cool, but of course Game & Watches, as well as similar devices like many Tiger Electronic games use screens with fixed sprite cells with binary states.
This is a pixel-based LCD screen meaning you can animate anything you like on it, not necessarily just Game & Watch games but all sorts of games or applications.



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo Begins Takedown Proceedings on Super ...:

Nintendo previously made it fair game to produce fan games with their characters, so long as they're non-profit.

But this Super Mario 64 HD remake actually just pulled assets from Super Mario Galaxy, including character models and audio, and recreates level design.
That actually is infringing on their copyright, so yeah Nintendo taking action on this is understandable.

Then again, Nintendo haven't necessarily taken action on sprite animations or anything in the past, that I can recall. It's probably because this took it a step too far with recreating a classic game and passing it off without permission.



RupeeClock commented on Head Teachers in the UK Issue Warning to Paren...:

I feel like this isn't based in proper understanding of subject matter, but more in apprehension of what's not understood.

Isn't there substantial evidence that violent video games do not encourage violent behavior?
I personally feel it is more likely that lack of exposure to this kind of media provides less insight and understanding to the depictions therein.
Of course this does not excuse selling rated games to minors, but a lot of maturing teenagers are more than capable of consuming this kind of media without harm or being influenced. Assuming all people lack that sort of agency or capacity isn't good.



RupeeClock commented on Latest Pokémon Shuffle Update Comes With a Ra...:

Still waiting on that Groudon.

Yeah I'm still playing it, bit by bit. After doing everything you just farm coins on Meowth so you can be prepared for whatever they throw at your next. I've saved up 60,000 coins so far.



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo Download: 2nd April (Europe):

I just found it to be a frustrating experience, not rewarding for the player who wants to 3-star every stage but then promptly finds that the timing isn't up to snuff.
The controls have this awkward physics to them where collisions seem off and colliding results in a very stiff fixed "bounce" off the wall.



RupeeClock commented on You Can Pre-Order The Official Splatoon Game G...:

That's definitely a nice perk of PRIMA guides is their presentation.
But my main concern is information, which they can get wrong.

For example, in their Animal Crossing New Leaf guide, their guide to growing blue roses is to breed black and purple roses.
That was correct back in Animal Crossing Wild World for the DS, in New Leaf the breeding process is much more convoluted and involves breeding orange roses and purple roses, then breeding red roses from those orangle/purple roses, and breeding those red roses with themselves to produce blue roses.



RupeeClock commented on You Can Pre-Order The Official Splatoon Game G...:

It's a PRIMA guide, so knowing that it's probably full of assumptions and errors due to being rushed for release date.

GameFAQs or any discussion board is usually far better for getting necessary information on anything people find problematic or challenging.

I could see it meaning something if it's for the single player campaign, which could have Nintendo's ingenuity for how to beat a stage.



RupeeClock commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

I don't see any reason why not, Link is reincarnated time and time again, principally in the same role and personality with a little variation, as someone courageous.

What bothers me though is you see plenty of people clamoring for male lead characters to be changed to females, whilst you wouldn't see people clamoring for female lead characters to be changed to males. Like the recent Fem-Thor introduction which has been a controversial one.

It strikes me more as it being a lack of respect for male identity rather than wanting better representation of female identity in any media, which I think anyone can agree with.



RupeeClock commented on We Have Shigeru Miyamoto To Thank For The Supe...:

It's true, without super stable 3D you lose one of the major selling points of the New 3DS systems.
The 3D effect ain't worth using on the older systems, with the new systems you can just turn it on and forget about it since it's that much more reliable.

Of course the New 3DS also does have added controls, amiibo support, more processing power, overall improved design and more anyway.



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo Set To License All IP to Mobile Publi...:

So this is why Club Nintendo was ending, and this was why Pokémon Shuffle just happened.

It sounds like they're still being very conservative with this approach, it sounds that they want to avoid aggressive free-to-play models and will not just port dedicated system games to smart devices, but develop titles with their IPs to the strengths to each kind of system.

So in other words it'll be business as usual for 3DS, WiiU and "NX", but also new business on smart device and PC.
It'll probably all link together with NNID though.



RupeeClock commented on Limited Time Lucarionite Competition Opens On ...:

I scored 13,400 points this morning, which I think at the time ranked me somewhere around 113 out of 8000 scores?

By premise I don't like the event, why limit 20,000 players to a Lucarionite? This game just celebrated a million downloads, of course that doesn't equate to a million active players.



RupeeClock commented on Flashcard Company Announces Initial Support fo...:

It's surprising how this emerged, it feels like a retread of the Twilight Princess exploit on the Wii.

Unlike the Cubic Ninja exploit for the time being this seems to be a straight up piracy solution, but it's also possible that this exploit will be reverse engineered to enable homebrew loading like Cubic Ninja.



RupeeClock commented on New Nintendo 3DS XL Charging Cradle Goes Up fo...:

Trust me, this is an accessory you'll really want for your New 3DS if you can get one, it's super convenient and doesn't take up much desk space.
I'm so thankful for this after I used my 3DS XL since launch without a charging cradle.



RupeeClock commented on Pokémon Shuffle Updated Once Again, Adds a Sp...:

Kyogre is not difficult to catch for anyone who has played much of the game beforehand, it gives you 30 turns to beat it, but a high level all-electric/grass type team will let you beat it in 9 turns for a solid 68% capture rate.
Unless you're nearing the deadline to catch Kyogre, do not spend coins on a great ball trying to catch it.

Also something I really want to know, is if the 1000 coin day reward for Mew still applies, and if this also applies to Kyogre for potentially one free Jewel a day.



RupeeClock commented on Speedrunner Conquers Super Mario 64 in World R...:

Both categories exist, and whilst the glitch-free runs or "all goals" runs exist, any% runs where anything goes are ever evolving because of new discoveries, more-so than their standard runs.

In Super Mario 64 alone your typical goals will be 120 stars, 70 stars, 16 stars or 0 stars. The 16 star run is largely obsolete in favour of the 0 star run as it supercedes it as an any% run. In fact the 0 star run is the very example of new strategies taking prevalence over old runs.
With 70 star runs, you have to consider which order of stars you will take, and which 50 you will ignore.

I also suggest you actually watch the run before you dismiss it as just a "new exploit", the glitches involved are so difficult that they were presumed for some time to only be possible in tool-assisted runs.



RupeeClock commented on Fans Are Translating Dragon Quest VII On 3DS B...:

I dare say that it'll be possible to produce this fan translation in a way that does not require flashcarts, only the (now patched) browser exploit.

In similar fashion to the RegionThree exploit, have the DQVII cartridge inserted in your 3DS, run the browser exploit and have it boot the 3DS cartridge with the hotfix applied.

I mean, that would work right?



RupeeClock commented on Gone Home Console Versions Are "Not Actively i...:

Ignoring the controversy around the game's reception by critics, the game itself only delivers a mediocre narrative, with nothing that constitutes actual gameplay, it's just interactive environments.
It's not really a game, and it's not much of a story, whatever commendable progressive merits it may have aside.

You know something's up when Gone Home gets named the indie game of the year on the Spike VGX Awards 2013, and nobody claps.



RupeeClock commented on More New Nintendo 3DS Cover Plates Headed to E...:

I've been keeping my eye on that Kirby cover plate since the New 3DS was announced in Europe, glad to see it's finally getting a release date!
Same day as Xenoblade Chronicles 3D no less, looks like I'll be pre-ordered them together.



RupeeClock commented on Sonic and Mega Man amiibo Available Again from...:

I've checked Nintendo UK's store, Amazon,,, and none of them have King Dedede, Meta Knight and Shulk available for sale, consistently you can find Mega Man and Sonic.

I would really like to get that King Dedede amiibo, I need it for a complete Kirby rep set.



RupeeClock commented on Reaction: Pokémon Shuffle Isn't Quite Microtr...:

Given the prices of gems and what you can use them for, it's really not good value for money since the game isn't worth waiting around for either, it's a game where the odds are really against the player who doesn't pony up.



RupeeClock commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

I think they reached their conclusive on faulty data or premise.
Of course they have access to sales figures we don't, but it's common knowledge that the 3DS XL sells much more than the 3DS.
But that was generally because the 3DS XL was also a much better designed system, irrespective of size the original 3DS had a lot of design short falls.

This is what the New 3DS is needed in all markets, some players do not want an excessively large system, and they want something that addresses the shortfalls of the old 3DS. They also just want the new features and the cover plates!



RupeeClock commented on Card Format amiibo Confirmed to be Heading our...:

If Amiibo cards are easy to find and much much cheaper to reflect the fact you're not buying figurines, I'm all for it.
Not locking out the functionality matter, there's a clear disparity between users who are concerned with amiibo functionality, and those who want figures of their favourite characters.
These amiibo cards can easily have a trading card appeal as well. I know I'd like a complete set of Smash Bros amiibo cards.