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Male, 34, United States

Sun 20th January, 2008

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StarDust4Ever commented on Talking Point: The Fragility of Buying Downloa...:

@iBazly You do realize that with a security bit and a soldering iron, you can replace the internal batteries? I aquired SMRPG a few years back and in 2011 I replaced the internal battery with a low-profile battery holder. In 15-20 years, I can replace the save battery again if I want. ;)



StarDust4Ever commented on Editorial: The eShop's Pricing Dilemma is the ...:

Time to sell my Wii-U and plug in the old Atari, I guess... :p

Atari jokes aside, sad part is, I can't see these consumer trends changing or getting any better. Mobile pricing/design trends are infecting console gaming like a cancer. But with all the KS campaigns like Shantea, Yooka-Laylee by former RARE devs, and that metroidvania style game from a former Castlevania developer, there is still a demand for quality gaming experience that isn't being met But whrn something great comes, nobody opens their wallets. Hmmm...



StarDust4Ever commented on Reaction: Nintendo Dropped the Ball, Not the M...:

This is so dumb Nintendo. You can't even keep the leaderboards running on the Wii-U version of the NWC. You could have thrown in something from Splatoon and Mario 3D World, and maybe a Smash Bros or Mario Kart track, and rent out venues in 30 cities to host the competitions, but you had to be all lame-O and put zero effort into this.

I'll just stick to playing my NWC 1990 and NCC 1991 repros from RetroUSB.



StarDust4Ever commented on Weirdness: This Chain Chomp Cat Bed Sold for O...:

Cat = Chain Chomp food!

As for the sawdust issue: yes, it is not good to breath it in, but stone masonry or ceramic dust is far worse that organics. However, finished wood pieces aren't going to release sawdust, just like fired ceramic is not going to release silica dust. The occupational hazard applies only to the craftsman, not to the end user.

And assuming acrylic or latex paint was used for the Chain Chomp, it should be non-toxic once fully cured. But I hope for the cat's sake those teeth are something plush and soft like foam.



StarDust4Ever commented on Yooka-Laylee Sets a New Stretch Goal to Smash,...:

@TingLz Not true. I have seen instances where a stretch goal was met, then a bunch of blokes canceled their bids reducing the total causing the stretch goal not to happen. This happened with the SNES 4-in-1 homebrew by Piko. The stretch goal at 125% or 150% or something was to add a 5th game.

A bunch of disgruntled fanboys started boycotting the project and some people pulled their bids and the stretch goal was not met. The 5th game basically became vaporware once the Kickstarter fell below the stretch goal right before closing. You can still get the 4-in-1 at Piko Interactive, but the rumored 5th game is nowhere available.



StarDust4Ever commented on Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter Campaign Smashes Its ...:

@L8T Yeah I looked that up. One can dream, can't he?

I think the N64 is capable of up to 128 Megabytes of ROM address and up to 16 Megabytes of RAM address. Those values would have been astronomical for a mid-90s console but easily doable with today's tech. A specially designed Expansion pack that quadruples the built in RAM and a custom PCB housing a 128 megabyte Flash ROM would make this the pentultimate N64 swan song. I don't care if the character models are blockier than the console releases...

Not saying it's gonna happen, but anything is possible if you can dream it! B-)



StarDust4Ever commented on Yooka-Laylee Kickstarter Campaign Smashes Its ...:

Holy cow dude. It's beyond 1.5 million now. I'm definitely backing this, and even though it's totally out of my price bracket, I'm a bit curious as to what the "64-bit" edition entails. If it's a homebrew N64 ROM, I'll probably need to change my pants... B-) :*



StarDust4Ever commented on First Impressions: Tapping In With amiibo Tap:...:

A thought just occured to me. I have a rare WFT Amiibo. Unboxed but whatever. Suppose I trade her for a more desirable character in the future, like say Zero Suit Samus. Well I scanned WFT and she unlocked Ledgend of Zelda. If I trade or sell my WFT Amiibo, is LoZ simply locked away forever? Secondly, what happens upon scanning the 31st Amiibo? I've scanned in 22 Amiibo so far, so it's not outside the realm of possibility. Do I get some award? Does it just unlock a game I already have? So many questions... :p



StarDust4Ever commented on Video: The Nintendo 64 Kid Is Taking Unboxing ...:

I saw the commercial the other night. Pretty funny when I saw the N64. For me it would have been the NES Action Set.

@HollywoodHogan My sentiments exactly with the TP rolls. Taco Bell is disgusting, even worse than McDees. I ate an entire $10 Grande meal (5 tacos, 5 borritos, a nacho supreme, and 44oz dew/pepsi) all by myself in high school. Around 2:30am, I was running for the bathroom. Came out about 4:00am... Haven't been back since. :p



StarDust4Ever commented on Konami Removes Its Listing from the New York S...:

From platformers to SHMUPs to Beat em ups to run-and-guns, Konami made the best games on NES. They were balls hard too, but always included built in cheats ie "Konami Kode" to make it easier...

Shame all the Konami Turtles remakes and VCs got pulled from eShop/PSN/XBLA without warning when Activision aquired the TMNT license... :'(



StarDust4Ever commented on Poll: With Races Won and Cups Collected, How D...:

@DarthNocturnal It's kind of frantic in an odd way. When you start to lap the other players and join the fray from the rear of the pack, nobody really knows who is what anymore. Also your items suck compared to the others, but by that point, you don't have to worry much about losing as you battle your way back to the front. The CPU players stick to the middle of the track (and Baby park is very wide for it's length) so riding the inner perimeter gives you a speed boost by default since your racing line is shorter than the AI.

The mechanics are a bit different than the Double Dash iteration. In Double Dash, shells and trown items could freely traverse the median whereas carts could not. Bowser's giant shell was especially lethal. It would certainly make an interesting dynamic if players could launch items over the median into oncoming traffic, but it appears they cannot in this version.