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Squiggle55

Squiggle55

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#1

Squiggle55 commented on Review: Pure Chess (3DS eShop):

I love chess and this classic game is absolutely screaming to give it the proper live multiplayer on consoles it deserves. What is the deal, voofoo?

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#4

Squiggle55 commented on Review: Pure Chess (Wii U eShop):

Come on! I really had my hopes up that they would improve the multiplayer from the Sony versions. I WANTED to buy this on the Wii U. But, come on! What is the deal? This has to be the absolute simplest type of game to have multiplayer for.

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#5

Squiggle55 commented on Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indi...:

Indie games are here to stay. Technology has given them the opportunity to be a part of the marketplace. They are more affordable and typically more original. There is no logical reason to think they're going anywhere unless he thinks big publishers are going to lower their prices significantly and take more creative chances.

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#6

Squiggle55 commented on Ninterview: TriForce Johnson - A Journey From ...:

@Agent721 Well said. Lots of respect due to TriForce. Wonderful interview too.

I can't help but add though that, even though I'm no line expert, going home for a few hours and showering simply doesn't seem like it should be allowed. What are the official line rules?

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#7

Squiggle55 commented on Feature: VooFoo Studios and Ripstone on Pure C...:

@ThomasBW84 Thanks for the info. I might have to buy this game again then. Like you said, tournaments would have been really nice, but in essence no multiplayer on Sony was beyond ridiculous. I love the chess problems in the game, but in this day and age having a chess game on the latest and greatest hardware without being able to play online was silly. Playing this on the gamepad online should be pretty fun.

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#8

Squiggle55 commented on Feature: VooFoo Studios and Ripstone on Pure C...:

Are you auto-paired with random players with a similar ranking? Do you join games in a lobby? Or can you only play people on your friend list?

I'm glad there is real multiplayer. I understand the difficultly in implementing cross platform play, especially with smart phones. But I still can't understand why I couldn't just play real online multiplayer with my vita against other people with vitas.

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#11

Squiggle55 commented on Julius Caesar Will Be Taking the Battle to the...:

@Warbeard You're absolutely right that people should be encouraged instead of bashed when they are pursuing their dreams or goals. For my part I extend my sincere encouragement to the guy. Keep working on what you love. My skepticism is not directed towards him in any sort of negative way. I simply don't understand why NintendoLife has singled out this one person with only an idea to continue to talk about. There are lots of people who haven't made games before who have ideas. At the very most this seems to deserve perhaps 1 feel good story about an amateur's dream, not a new article for character reveals like this is Smash Bros. I just hope that if there's another article about the game, it's that the guy wowed Nintendo with his alpha build of the game and got his developer approval. Not that he paid someone to sketch Abraham Lincoln.

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#12

Squiggle55 commented on Julius Caesar Will Be Taking the Battle to the...:

It's not that I don't believe this game will ever be made, it's more so that I think there are probably thousands of people who want to be game developers and have drawn a picture, so I don't know why this one gets coverage.

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#14

Squiggle55 commented on Soapbox: Ignoring The Objectification Of Women...:

Should games like this be boycotted? No. Absolutely not. As a father I am 100% more likely to feel the compulsion to boycott games like Call of Duty, because I fear the desensitization to violence much more than I do the exposure to nudity. Sex is natural, murder is not.

I'm the last person in the world who would discriminate against anybody, and I would never intentionally be insulting to a woman, or anyone for that matter. I believe in women's rights the same way I believe in rights for everyone. But women who are offended by the sexualization of humans need to step back and think about what they're even mad about. They weren't disrespected. Nobody insulted them. Would they feel the same way if someone made a game with the sexualization of men? Spoiler alert: no they wouldn't.

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#15

Squiggle55 commented on Talking Point: Important Steps to Bring the 3D...:

This article is absolutely exactly right. The absolute biggest problem with Nintendo right now is that they are lagging far behind in providing an entire Nintendo ecosystem that is up to par with the competition. I think this is greatly affecting their success and stifling the potential for more loyalty.

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#16

Squiggle55 commented on Aksys Games Confirms 999: The Novel For iOS:

Hope it comes to android too. I'll certainly buy it no doubt about it. The story is my favorite part. This was actually a very good idea. I'd like to see more interactive visual novels simplified down to the core like this. Playing something like this on a trip on an Ipad would be awesome.

It's not that I don't like the puzzles. But I'd be lying if I didn't continuously think I have to get through this room so I can get back to the story. Who knows, maybe being rewarded with the story after solving a long puzzle is integral to the fun.

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#17

Squiggle55 commented on Nintendo Switching Off Wi-Fi Connection Servic...:

This is really quite quick in my opinion and kind of the first example of a "modern" console having to face this decision about servers. This isn't a tremendous loss since Nintendo was so far behind in online services, but can you imagine how mad people would be if Sony or Microsoft did the same for the PS3 and 360 in just 1 year?

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#23

Squiggle55 commented on NPD Data Shows More U.S. Gamers Switching to D...:

"Of more than 6,000 people surveyed, aged 13 and older, 36% say they now play downloaded games on PCs, consoles or dedicated gaming handhelds such as the 3DS." — I don't think this means anything at all. I play downloaded games because of PS+ and because some games are download only. In fact I'm surprised that percentage is so low. By no means have I "gone digital", and I will never download a game that is the same price as the physical version.

"Another surprising figure is that of those presented with a choice between the download or physical copy of the same game at matching prices, 25% would choose the download; 30% would opt for the physical copy, while the remaining 45% were unsure." — This is the only poll question that means anything. I am surprised that 1/4 of gamers would actually choose digital at matching prices. I really honestly think a very high percentage of those gamers are younger and don't have the same appreciation for the value of their purchases because they aren't really paying for it anyway. So they might as well choose convenience. (I know there are some exceptions so don't bother saying you're old and download retail games. I'm saying I think the majority are young.)

These statistics would be vastly more interesting with age information and questions like are you buying these games with your own money.

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#24

Squiggle55 commented on Less Than 5% of Those Polled by the Game Devel...:

That number for the 3DS is very, very interesting. It speaks volumes about Nintendo's relationship with developers, because the 3DS is a successful machine. Wake up, Nintendo! Spend all your time brainstorming on how to build a better ecosystem of loyalty for both devs and players.

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#32

Squiggle55 commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

@samiamiamsam That is exactly how I feel. I love Nintendo to death, but I would never buy a 3rd party game for their console that I could also buy on the PS4. I just wouldn't. I think this is the crux of the problem they need to solve. I honestly believe that.

I think they need to really think long and hard about customer loyalty. It sounds like they're thinking about it based on what they've been saying about loyalty programs and price reductions and that sort of thing. That sounds fantastic, but I'm here to tell you that it's a LOT simpler than that: Build an achievement system. You have the opportunity to look at the achievement systems of your competition and IMPROVE upon them. Some people don't care about it, but lots more do. It will build loyalty. Do it.

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#33

Squiggle55 commented on Talking Point: The Watch_Dogs Wii U Delay Demo...:

I really honestly think Nintendo will make a huge comeback next generation. Maybe it's blind hope. But I think they'll put a lot of focus into making sure their console is comparable in terms of specs and online infrastructure. They'll provide gamers with real accounts and some sort of achievements. It will be innovative in the sense that it will be very closely tied to their next generation handheld as well. And they'll dominate because it will FINALLY be equal to the others in all ways EXCEPT it has Nintendo games too. And that's the only thing they need to recognize.

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#34

Squiggle55 commented on As The Maker Of Flappy Bird Withdraws His Crea...:

@NintendoRocket
Ok, I'm mostly playing devil's advocate here. But let's be clear. My argument is based on the analogy that pulling the game from the store is the same as "burning money". Instead of simply "throwing this money away" he could have given his creation and the flow of funds to charity. Again, I am not saying he should give all of his money to charity, nor am I saying everyone should give all of their money to charity, nor am I chastising him for wanting to live a simpler life. And I most certainly am not saying he literally burned his money.

Your argument that you've presented me with is: "there are some good people in this world who want to give up money" and "can I have proof that he burned his money?"

I don't care if you disagree with me. My stance is "a charity having money is better than the money not existing." Your stance is "it's okay to just throw the money away, in fact it makes you a good person." I guess we just have to agree to disagree.

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#35

Squiggle55 commented on As The Maker Of Flappy Bird Withdraws His Crea...:

@OptometristLime I feel like I've gone absolutely insane. Does nobody read anymore? This is not an article about the success of Flappy Bird. And I am not saying he should give all his money to charity because he doesn't deserve it. Please somebody tell me they can even comprehend my argument.

This is an article about pulling Flappy Bird off the store. The choice is not between this guy keeping the money or giving it to charity. The choice is between the money not even existing or giving it to charity. He didn't even need to maintain ownership of the game. It's his choice, but I'm arguing that the choice was selfish and probably impulsive without considering the other options. It's really not a difficult stance to at least understand. Please nobody else try to debate this unless you at least understand what I am saying.

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#36

Squiggle55 commented on As The Maker Of Flappy Bird Withdraws His Crea...:

@XCWarrior It's blatantly obvious. I think there's still an outside chance Nintendo told him to take it down. It's possible they didn't want the bad press or the headache of a lawsuit and gave him a settlement to just take it down w/o mentioning why. Isn't it? Maybe the settlement was you get to keep all the money you've made so far, otherwise we'll take that too. haha.

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#38

Squiggle55 commented on As The Maker Of Flappy Bird Withdraws His Crea...:

But honestly, a bit off topic: If nothing else the success of a very simple game like this shows where the market is right now and where money is to be made with very little effort. When kids are talking about Flappy Bird at school you know something is wrong with Nintendo's strategy.

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#40

Squiggle55 commented on As The Maker Of Flappy Bird Withdraws His Crea...:

@NintendoROCKET Did you even read my comment? I don't care if he wants the money. And what does giving up money have to do with being good? If you had 50K in cash on you, and you decided you didn't want it, does burning it make you a good person? Absolutely not. I think I can make a very strong argument that it makes you the exact opposite. It is extremely egocentric to do so regardless of your reasons, because the money can be put to very good use in the right hands and make a difference in the world. It's his right to do with his money as he will, but this action was self-centered, and I can't see a valid argument to the contrary.

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#41

Squiggle55 commented on As The Maker Of Flappy Bird Withdraws His Crea...:

@Wii_Win With all due respect you are the one who needs to stop and think about it a little more. It is certainly his decision to stop a revenue stream of 50k a day in its tracks. But it was a selfish decision, simple as that. Imagine the positivity that would have come from donating the ownership of the game to a charity.

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#42

Squiggle55 commented on As The Maker Of Flappy Bird Withdraws His Crea...:

The only thing that makes me madder than a game like that earning 50k a day is someone turning down an honest 50k a day. Like many people have already said, give the proceeds of the game to charity. Utterly foolish.

Of course he could be a genius doing this as a publicity stunt. Then I'll just go back to being confused how something like that is more popular with kids than Mario.

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#44

Squiggle55 commented on Retro City Rampage: DX Hits The 3DS eShop This...:

@bezerker99 Ok cool just wondering. Like I said I know there are plenty of people who just don't like the game, but I was wondering because the whole thing is one giant nostalgia bomb. I don't think I would enjoy it half as much without the segments based off of old games like TMNT and whatnot.

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#46

Squiggle55 commented on Retro City Rampage: DX Hits The 3DS eShop This...:

@bezerker99 Just completely out of curiosity, are you old enough to have lived through the 80s? I suspect there are plenty of people who did and still didn't like the game because it's not their kind of game, but I'm thinking there are a lot of younger people who simply are incapable of enjoying the game the same way because it's completely built around nostalgia in terms of references AND gameplay.

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#49

Squiggle55 commented on Feature: Breaking Down What Nintendo's QOL Pla...:

I am worried about this risk they plan on taking. Instead of focusing on correcting their already struggling business, they plan on overextending themselves further into completely uncharted territory for them. I'm worried that this idea comes from the same braintrust behind the relentless gimmickry we have been bombarded with recently. Im worried that it won't catch on and Nintendo will hurt themselves even more. Another clever idea that doesn't sell like they anticipate. What happens then?

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#50

Squiggle55 commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's 3DS and Wii U Strate...:

@Nintendofile I like this idea of yours. Next generation Nintendo just does the handheld to beat all handhelds that also hooks up to your TV and foregoes the home console. Everyone needs their own to play multiplayer and you can do it on the TV if you want.

Throw in a real account system and respectable online infrastructure and they're good to go.