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Male, 23, Portugal

Sun 21st July, 2013

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Samurai_Goroh commented on Giana Sisters Developer Under Fire Over Diesel...:

So, if they think they are entitled to the "Diesel" trademark, why don't they sue all the automakers and big oil companies in the world instead?
Just a bit of trivia and silliness,
According to Wikipedia, Rudolf Diesel patented it's diesel engine in Germany back in 1892. Little did he know he was infringing the trademark of an Italian clothing brand in the XXI century. Too bad, Rudy.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Nintendo Download: 31st July (Europe):

Given that I own NES Remix, I might pick one of those NES games at €2.50. Last weeks selection wasn't particularly exciting (bar Excite Bike which I already have), this week is a bit improved but still I don't know. I like puzzle games and Zelda, but have no great appreciation for the NES titles. Between Wario Woods, Punch-Out and Zelda II what should I pick?



Samurai_Goroh commented on PS Vita Owners Can Now Give Their Handheld Tha...:

@Jazzer94 Precisely. They didn't announce anything noteworthy for Vita at E3. That's the issue.

I wouldn't say the Vita is a good handheld. I'd say it had the potential to become one, but it's maker seems to have thrown all that goodwill out of the window by now. The PSP was a very good handheld and a strong contender to DS last generation, so it's really baffling how Sony seems to not care at all.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Master System:

My cousin had a Master System I and it was the first piece of SEGA I ever played. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 on the Master System was my first Sonic game, only much later I got a chance to play the 16-bit Sonic games. Enduro Racer, Fantasy Zone, Mortal Kombat and SEGA Soccer are some of the games I remember playing with my cousin. A friend of mine had a Master System II too with Sonic the Hedhog (1) bundled with the system too. It was more popular than NES here in Portugal. We even got some games with Portuguese editions, the very rare "Portuguese purple" series that collectors now crave for.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Mario Kart 8 Secures Place as Top-Selling SKU ...:

@TheWPCTraveler You could also say that the Wii U is GameCube's grandson, because the three consoles shares the same IBM Power architecture and ATI/AMD graphics.
At this point, I think the Wii U surpassing GCN 22 million remains a safe bet, and if Nintendo is really lucky maybe even N64's 33 million, but that's more wishful thinking by now.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Review: Mario Power Tennis (Wii U eShop / Game...:

I bought it last week and so far really liking it. Moved up to the varsity class already and there's quite a challenge there. It does look very pixelated on the matches though, play this one on the GamePad and with the smooth filter on.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Retro-Styled 2D Action Adventure, Midora, Hits...:

I love Minish Cap and it's art style, I would welcome a game inspired by Minish Cap, but as said above, this is not just inspired by, it's ripped off completely. Get some imagination over your designs people, or you would risk getting sued.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Rising Star Games Is Now Ten Years Old:

Rising Star... the little publisher that could. Thanks to them, I could play Muramasa: The Demon Blade and No more Heroes 1 & 2 on my PAL Wii and on proper English. May the next 10 years be even better.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Review: Wii Sports Club (Wii U):

@rjejr They should at the very least have a warning in the front cover: "Wii Remote Plus required" like the N64 games that required the Expansion Pack did. It's not that explicit at all for the uninformed consumer, who might see the box art and think that at the very least his old (non-Plus) Wiimotes will work.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Review: Wii Sports Club (Wii U):

The disc version should have been bundled with a Wii remote plus. I would buy it in a heartbeat if that were the case. And believe it or not there are many Wii U owners without a remote plus.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Nintendo Download: 10th July (Europe):

Pokémon TCG alone makes this a stellar week for 3DS. I have the original cartridge and still play it on this day and age. It is super addicting, one of the best PKMN spin-offs ever. Everyone should buy it, so we just might get the Japan-only TCG 2 for VC at last.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Hacker Claims to Demonstrate an Exploit to Mod...:

@Smooty Wii actually had a very high attach rate. Like 8.5 or something. Not low at all. So your point doesn't stand. And no, piracy doesn't make a console successful. It sure didn't make it for the Dreamcast, which has got to be the easiest console to hack I've ever encountered.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Sum...:

Bayonetta 2 Special Edition with the first game included will be my nº1 priority this Christmas. That being said I want to get Smash and Project CARS (we need a racing game like this on Wii U!), but only if my wallet allows. A big IF at this point.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Satoru Iwata Reigns Supreme in Annual Sharehol...:

@baba_944 These kind of people only look for short term profits, if one day they ever took majority control of the company they would burn it to ground in a matter of months. They are the same that want Nintendo to make Android/iOS games. One thing I like about the Iwata administration, it that he listens more to his costumers than to the shareholders. With him, Nintendo is all about games. Want to maximize the profit, make the best game possible. Not many big businesses do that.



Samurai_Goroh commented on E3 2014: Hands On With Nintendo's New Online S...:

Like most, I am hoping for some local split-screen mode and Wii Remote + Nunchuck, Pro controller support. A single player campaign would be the icing on the cake but that I could do without. I get that this is a multiplayer focused game, but I don't want it to be online only.
It's funny because traditionally Nintendo skips the online modes in favour of local multiplayer, here they did the exact opposite and we're asking for local.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Mario Kart Month: The Developers Who Tried To ...:

The problem with Transformed it's that it is filled with atrocious bugs. Yes, they had the right ideas, characters, good track design, drifting and flipping are neat, and it's very addictive to play, when things work.
When they do not, you get frame-rate drops, wonky physics when you go to a spot you're not supposed to and at least on Wii U complete console freezes. It could be the Mario Kart killer but it lacks polish. Unforgivable. Better luck next time (and I do hope we get a Transformed 2). Mario Kart 8 may not reinvent the franchise but it is a very polished piece of software that never disappoints.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Feature: Memories of the Wii and DS Wi-Fi Conn...:

I didn't play that much online on Wii, to be honest. Brawl's matchmaking was awful. And the lag was always there. I got butchered every time in Dr.Mario & Germ Buster, shame on me. Mario Strikers Charged is probably my fondest memory of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. A new Strikers would be welcome on Wii U. The Nintendo Network is a huge leap forward for Nintendo.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Nintendo Is Shutting Down Its Taiwan Subsidiary:

@Hy8ogen I don't think I have contradicted myself, no. The people of Taiwan do not wish to be ruled by Beijing, they want and so far have managed for decades to coexist peacefully and live in a democratic society, unlike China. You seem to adhere closely by the Beijing official position. I will not pursue this matter further, we're not here to discuss politics. But I'm just curious, what is your stance on Tibet by the way?



Samurai_Goroh commented on Nintendo Is Shutting Down Its Taiwan Subsidiary:

Taiwan is an independent country in my books. It is separate from China de facto, has it's own government, currency and president. But China will never recognise it as a de jure sovereign nation. Up to the 1970's, Taiwan even had a seat on the UN. Many countries keep close diplomatic ties with Taiwan but have to tread carefully not to upset China.
The name is not mentioned to stir political issues, it is mentioned because there are 23 million people living there that want nothing to do with Beijing.



Samurai_Goroh commented on NPD Results Bring Solid 3DS Numbers as Wii U S...:

I find it sad that people on a Nintendo website are so uninformed about the different models of Wii, of all people. GCN compatible Wii consoles were discontinued back in 2011 in favour of the "Family Edition" model. Both this second model and the Wii Mini cannot play GCN games nor use it's peripherals.
So, I think the chance of finding a brand new Wii compatible with CCN pretty thin at this point in 2014. Which brings us to the next point, those 28,000 people would be better served with an Wii U and Nintendo should convey that message more efficiently.



Samurai_Goroh commented on Nintendo Provides Some Context to 2013's Tomod...:

I think that if Nintendo included same-sex marriage in the game, it wouldn't be able to get an E/ 3+ rating. And I think that's the only reason they choose not to. They want their game to target the largest audience they can. And children are a very important audience for them.
Nintendo is just a company trying to make the best decision for it's business. In the 90's it meant blood and gore-free games on the SNES to keep it family-friendly. In 2014, it means not being thrown in the middle of a social and political debate it has nothing to do with.
I am not homophobic, by the way. But I am against gay marriage. And ironically, I live in a country where it is already legal for some years. But, also a country where I still can stand for my opinions.