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SeVok

SeVok

Male, 38, Belgium

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Thu 22nd October, 2009

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SeVok

#5

SeVok commented on Super Bowl Player Chilling with Pokémon Befor...:

Great article, until I read this: "Irving's gaming habits don't seem to have hurt his performance". I don't likethe insinuation, why would his gaming remotely have any affect on his ability to play sports?

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#6

SeVok commented on Review: LEGO Friends (3DS):

@Dyl_73 You got it a bit off mate. In my opinion reviews should be done completely objectively not taking anything into mind, not it's price, not it's target audience. The reader of the review is more than capable of looking at the review from the angle he or she chooses. Is it good enough for me? Is it good enough for my kid who is a heavy fan of the IP? Is the price justifiable for myself? These are questions only you can answer, not a reviewer.

I personally will not let my buying decision be based upon what a review things, I'll note what he said, look at the game and decide weather this is either good enough for me or for my son, simple put 2/10 or 4/10's don't scare me off if I like the concept of the game and the information about it.

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#7

SeVok commented on Nintendo Confirms Dedicated Development Team f...:

I've somewhat translate this into "will not publish traditional Nintendo games on smartphones and tables, but will establish their presence on these platforms to promote Nintendo devices and software".

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#8

SeVok commented on Iwata And Miyamoto Both Take Pay Cuts In Respo...:

The western industry should take notes, this is how to do it. Maybe one thing we shouldn't be forgetting, I think, correct me if I'm wrong, this takes rather great courage to do so in the Japanese culture where failures are taken more harshly and far more personal.

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#9

SeVok commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U Strate...:

@Peach64 Well regardless of what you think, with the current market conditions and the fierce competition of the mobile gaming platforms eating away casual gaming interest, I think the 3DS and it's sales is still a, relatively speaking, a phenomenon. Pressure and controversy at Nintendo should be directed at the WiiU, the 3DS is remarkable and is performing excellent in my opinion, though with the disadvantage of having had a very slow start. I don't care what the DS did in it's time, there were no millions of smartphones and apps out there, nor did we have tablets, that's some very serious competition, we must stay realistic.

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#11

SeVok commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U Strate...:

@Peach Special read for your mate ;) "As we've argued before, to compare this generation's handheld with the last and simply say "3DS isn't doing well" is extremely narrow-minded, and disregards a sea-change in the respective marketplaces"

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#15

SeVok commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:

@Kolzig Well said. QFT "Nothing is more useless than a region lock in 2014. The world is one small place, and does not need invisible walls to stop people from enjoying other people's creations.". Our local philosopher @steamtrain may have a different opinion dragging irrelevant notions into the mix; smoke and mirrors.

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#18

SeVok commented on Rune Factory 4 European Release Has Been Cance...:

If it wasn't for my huge collection I'd switch to US and import a US 3DS XL. Sick and tired of EU getting the shaft, I understand due to all the countries with different languages and laws it's a challenge to release, but choose to release to UK only and give the opportunity to European people who live in 2014 and speak and understand English to buy it in the UK.

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#20

SeVok commented on Mario And Zelda On Mobile Could Bring New Play...:

Mobile platforms is no place for Mario & Luigi to roam, I hope Nintendo sticks to their guns, they are just as charming when it comes to software and last but not least their hardware. Don't want to see that going away. I still regret, even today, Sega is not in the picture anymore as a hardware manufacturer.

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#21

SeVok commented on Nintendo President Satoru Iwata "Has Earned Th...:

If failure is not an option, companies will take less and less risks in already an industry that is known today for playing safe and endless iterations of what works. Nintendo's ideas and policies are not always wonderful, but they do take risks and really innovate (motions controls on the Wii, auto-stereoscopy and the concept of streetpass on the 3DS, touch and dual screen on the DS, Gamepad and streaming on the WiiU, etc).

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#22

SeVok commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

My weekend is going to be about Mario Party Island Tour (3DS), Skylanders: Swap Force (3DS) and Don King Boxing (DS) thrown into the mix because I'm a boxing fan and for some reason only got around to that game now, which btw is quite a decent first attempt on first person boxing by 2K Sports on the DS.

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#27

SeVok commented on Nintendo Confirms Major Reductions In Sales an...:

In the end a "sales and financial projections" revision is changing previous expectations based on numerous aspects and circumstances. Who's to say the previous projections were realistic, maybe the truth of all this are unrealistic previous projections. It does not have to mean anything for the consumer, on the contrary, it motivates any company to do better and to stay on edge. A wake-up-call if your will, not to take consumer's money for granted.

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#28

SeVok commented on Talking Point: An Unplanned Flash Sale Looked ...:

I choose "definitely not", I have all the respect for people wanting these sales and all, but throwing out games at bargain prices like steam does on sales creating a community that doesn't buy at launch and does nothing but lure around for crazy sales isn't my idea of supporting the hard work and love developers have put in their creations.

I also say no to the throw-away-gaming culture coming over from the mobile gaming world.
And those wondering what's wrong with those that votes "definitely not", try to think long term instead of short term, you'll understand sooner or later that this isn't the way forward. Plenty of cheap attention-span-of-12-minute games to be had on the mobile stores, 4 million games with, granted, now and then a couple of true gems, but that's it. I may be getting old, but again, this just isn't the way forward.

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#31

SeVok commented on Review: Skylanders SWAP Force (3DS):

After two days of playing, I found this to be a very fun game. Some remarkable platform gaming is to be found. I'm afraid the above review does take a bit to much into account how it compared to the console version, while it is clearly intended to be a standalone version.

I consider this a plus compared to just offering a mobile iteration of the console versions. Definitely an 8/10 in my book, maybe a 7/10 for this where the glass is half empty instead of half full.

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#33

SeVok commented on Review: Skylanders SWAP Force (3DS):

Bought the 3DS version of Swap Force, my first Skylanders game.
Bought Spyro's Adventure & Giants too at reduced pricing, never to late to start I guess. Quite handy the new Swap Force portal works with the previous two games.

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#37

SeVok commented on 3DS Hack Removes Region Locking For Retail Car...:

Region-locking in this day and age is simply obsolete. Instead of finding ways to prohibit and secure there system and spending resources on it, they should embrace the demand for this desired functionality and legitimatize it. Really Nintendo, give people the freedom of choice of what version to buy for whatever reason.

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#38

SeVok commented on Review: Scribblenauts Unlimited (3DS):

Based on This Wikipedia quote, the European version is different from the US one which launched a year earlier: "the Wii U version also has exclusive cameos from characters and items from the Super Mario and Legend of Zelda games, which later returned in the European release of both Wii U and 3DS versions." I wonder what else is different.

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#39

SeVok commented on Review: Scribblenauts Unlimited (3DS):

After some weird delays such as Nintendo issuing a recall in the shops, it finally launched in Europe on 6 December 2013. Never played Scribblenauts and didn't knew what it's about, but after catching up, it does sound appealing.

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#40

SeVok commented on Review: EDGE (3DS eShop):

@C-Olimar Crosstalk (ghosting) is associated with any application of stereoscopic 3D. It's just a 3DS issue and there is a lot of speculation as to the through cause of it. Also, not everyone perceives ghosting to the same effect, if at all. Ir can be caused by many factors, including physical depth from the screen, the viewing angle of the screen or the angle of the viewer's eyes, etc.

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#44

SeVok commented on Western Version Of Bravely Default Features Co...:

I don't see why they should adjust these things for other regions, decide on one style and release it as such. As if the western market needs to be protected from nudity, one sees more around 7pm on regular television over here.

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#50

SeVok commented on Shin Megami Tensei IV:

The release date for Europe on this page should be adjusted to TBA or either removed, we're well past Q3 2013 and still no release.