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Tue 15th Jul 2014

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StuOhQ commented on Feature: The Twilight Princess HD Fan Project ...:

The bump mapping and specular lighting do look great on this fan remake. Perhaps Nintendo will note what is working here (and what's not), and implement some of it into the Tantalus port.

Honestly, though, I'm happier if Nintendo simply does an "HD-version" of the game, rather than a fully fledged "remake". I wouldn't want resources being diverted from new projects to overhaul old ones.

A spit shine is all I'm after (but I wouldn't mind a few new textures in place of upscaled ones in key places). I personally liked the "over-bloomed" look of Wind Waker HD, so a heavier hand with the lighting gimmicks could help TPHD look a little more like a remake - when it's obviously just a remaster.



StuOhQ commented on The Next Nintendo Direct is on 12th November:

After E3, I'm not getting hyped at all. Hoping for the best, though.

Worst case scenario: this Direct is focused on "Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash".

Best case scenario: New game announcement (Ninty says we have another unannounced game coming this year) and some details on next year's games. Maybe even a sneak peek at how "Star Fox Zero" is coming along.



StuOhQ commented on More North American Women Own A Games Console ...:

I hate to come at you all with anecdotal evidence, but my wife, sister, and mother all own game consoles, which they play. My wife's friends play video games, and most of my female friends play video games. Does this mean that ALL women play games, no?

To get more to the point: do more women play game consoles more than men? Probably not.

The results of this survey are likely skewed by the fact that most of those poled were older (my grandma plays Wii games, but don't even dare suggest it to my grandfather), and also by the fact that, often, women are the ones buying gifts for the children. That doesn't mean that the overall results of the survey aren't correct, though.

If you look at under-35 crowd, I would guess that the split is probably 60/40 in favor of men, but when you take into account the over-40 audience, I don't see it as an impossibility that (at this point in time) women really do game more than men.

The difference amongst younger audiences isn't what it once was, and older men have been slower to get on the bandwagon that grandmas and soccer moms.



StuOhQ commented on Talking Point: Assessing the Odds of Super Mar...:

The big determining factor in how popular this bundle will be is the PRICE. Nintendo needs to get the price down on the Wii U pronto. I know that they've been unable to drop the price of the system thus far, but it can't still be that expensive to develop. $249 Mario Maker bundle should do just fine for Nintendo this Fall.



StuOhQ commented on Speculation Grows That AMD Will Provide the Ni...:

@RedDevilAde Nintendo needs to sort out their NNID accounts before the NX comes out. I'm telling you right now, I'm not doing a "system transfer" from my Wii U to the NX. I want my Virtual Console titles to travel with me... every other manufacturer has figured it out, it's time for Nintendo to step into the present.



StuOhQ commented on First Impressions: Trying to Believe in Devil'...:

Kind of what I expected. I'll still pick up the game, to support Nintendo publishing M-rated titles. This might be the second game for Wii U that I have to rad-in (a rarity compared to my trade rate on the PS4).



StuOhQ commented on Video: Capcom Shares Footage of Resident Evil ...:

Has anyone ever leaked this prototype's .rom file? I'd like to play it, even if it is fairly primitive, ala "Resident Evil" for the GB.

On a side note, the HD remaster doesn't look much different than it did on GCN - especially if you run it through component cables and use a good 1080p upscaler.



StuOhQ commented on Devil's Third Will Be Released In North Americ...:

Even if it is a "Devil's Turd", I'm excited to get my hands on something different for the Wii U. With it's backstory of development hell, the involvement of Nintendo, and the likelihood that it won't sell well, this game will be a collector's dream in a few years.

Better buy two - one to play and trade-in if it's garbage, and one to resell at a profit ten years from now. Even better if it ends up being a cult hit like W101.



StuOhQ commented on Analogue Nt Starts Shipping To Buyers, Pitched...:

If it were more moderately priced, this thing would be a Godsend - provided that it runs the carts straight-up, rather than just playing a .rom file when it recognizes a game (which is what the Retron 5 does).

For the $500 price point, one could buy an NES, mod it to output RGB, and then run it through the Framemeister for a Godly crisp image with pixels that will cut your face if you get to close to the screen.



StuOhQ commented on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is Hittin...:

I'll upgrade on the cheap (already own the Wii version), if NoA ever releases it here.

There used to be a day that when a game was announced for Europe, that meant it was coming to North America. That day has passed, it seems.

"Pandora's Tower", "The Last Story", and now "Devil's Third"?



StuOhQ commented on Mario Parody Kill The Plumber Rejected From iO...:

They should just make the pipes orange, and inverse Mario's color scheme. The actual game is different enough, I just think the visuals are a little too obtuse in their reference. Looks fun, though, and I hope they figure out how to get it released.



StuOhQ commented on Editorial: Cheer Up, There Are Some Exciting G...:

@TheWPCTraveler Yeah, that was a total crock. Like the rest of their pre-E3 hype. They just needed to bring some noise with some 2016 games, and they failed miserably. We all knew "Star Fox" was behind schedule being rushed (that was confirmed), and we knew that "Xenoblade", "Yoshi" and "Mario Maker" were finished already and Nintendo was using them to pad the end of the year after pushing "Zelda" back.



StuOhQ commented on Nintendo Renews Eternal Darkness Trademark as...:

I've been teased WAY too many times. Dyack and Nintendo (Dyack and the Industry, really) had a blowout a few years ago, which resulted in Nintendo pulling the funding from an "Eternal Darkness" sequel. That caused Dyack to split off and try to get crowd funding for "Shadow of the Eternals", then a spiritual successor.

I'll wait until I get an official announcement from a large publisher before I get excited again. Even then, I'll retain my skepticism. Being burned will do that to you.

My love of "Eternal Darkness" runs deep. It was the second game that I purchased for the Gamecube, and one of the main reasons that I bought the system.



StuOhQ commented on Editorial: Nintendo's Problems With Trends and...:

It's time for Nintendo to modernize. What's scary is that they are move backwards (in almost a reactionary stance) at the moment. If they want to save Splatoon - they need to let the world be as it is.

They're reluctant to spend money on advertising, and yet they shut it down when it comes free of charge.



StuOhQ commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Dreamcast:

I still love my Dreamcast. Pick up a VGA connector for your HDTV and your old girl will amaze you. DC games look considerably better today than most of the PS2 collection (even running on component cables).



StuOhQ commented on Gallery: Wii U Owners React to Screenshot Remo...:

Parental controls on Miiverse need to happen. They need to happen on the DS as well - so that the adults of the world can send a message to our NINTENDO NETWORK friends without having to get on our Wii U's (for friends that have both) or Facebook for those that don't. God forbid, the friends who are acquaintances through NINTENDO GAMING, and aren't FB/Twitter friends.

A filter would fix this issue, and could easily be implemented to allow adults to chat with other adults in private (friends only) matches for MK, Smash, etc.

Family friendly is one thing: exclusionary towards adults (who, honestly, make up the majority of your fan base) is another entirely. Stop pretending we're all Japanese schoolchildren and let the over 18 crowd play our games with a little dignity (meaning allowed indignity, of course).



StuOhQ commented on Nintendo Direct Confirmed for 1st April, With ...:

If the rest of the leak was real, then Nintendo is completely forgiven for the "Zelda" delay. 720p 16:9 N64 with the Pro controller - you'd better believe that's a big deal. "Fatal Frame" localized... yes, please. "Devil's Third" and "Starfox Horizon" trailers (drool).



StuOhQ commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

The only games large enough to fill the void left by a Mario, Metroid, or Zelda title... is a Mario, Metroid, or Zelda title (I'm talking main franchise, here - Mario Maker doesn't cut the mustard).

Once my mind settled on the sad reality that I wouldn't be playing Zelda this holiday, the gravity of that thought settled onto Nintendo's already precarious sales situation with the Wii U.

Let's hope that "Fatal Frame" gets localized, and that both "Star Fox" and "Devil's Third" actually make it to retail this year.



StuOhQ commented on Life of Pixel Developer Highlights Sales Figur...:

I've read several articles praising the eShop for indies. We Nintendo fans are always hungry for new content (especially retro/nostalgia) between major Nintendo releases... There are lots of large gaps.

I'll definitely pick this up as soon as it becomes available on the Wii U.

hint: We also eat up console exclusives for whatever reason (fanboys/girls). Any indie title that releases exclusively or first for consoles on Wii U is going to get some added support.

Good luck guys! I really hope you see more success in the future. "Life of Pixel" looks great! Also, I have to agree with A01. I'll wager that you'll move more than 2,000 units on Wii U alone. In fact, you might do considerably better.



StuOhQ commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the November N...:

I want a release date for "Mario Kart 8" DLC (November 13th), "Fatal Frame" localization announcement for first-half 2015 to fill in one of the gaps in the - 4 games, six months - release schedule, and confirmation that Platinum Games will be the partner Nintendo has chosen to help them flesh out "Star Fox Wii U". A campaign trailer for Splatoon would be awesome as well. Thanks, Nintendo ;P



StuOhQ commented on New Study Finds No Connection Between Video Ga...:

Now, if only the media would give these sorts of studies some attention. Unfortunately, sensationalist stories of how a game/movie/artist caused a massacre make a lot more money than presenting sober and rational evidence to the contrary.



StuOhQ commented on Poll: Buying Bayonetta 2 - eShop Convenience o...:

Pre-order means an easy buy. The vocal few that're having a hard time finding a copy should have known that retailers wouldn't stock much past their guaranteed sales on a 2nd-party Wii U release. Loving some "Bayonetta 2" right now!! A special thanks is in order to Nintendo for saving this game.



StuOhQ commented on Turns Out The GameCube Controller Adapter Won'...:

Wow... Nintendo just totally blew it. Please let them fix this in a quick patch pronto. This IS a big deal. If they don't get GC games on VC soon, they might lose me again. I was just starting to fall back in love with the Big N.