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Wed 22nd May 2013

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Technosphile commented on Lost Reavers Developers Reveal More Details Ab...:

One of the very few games on the horizon for any Nintendo system that I'm genuinely excited about, but to my knowledge a western release has not been confirmed.

And with Nintendo's streak lately, I imagine they would force Namco to cover up the blonde. Put her in a nice, zipped up leather jacket instead. And of course the Japanese girl needs to be at least 18 years old, musn't forget that.



Technosphile commented on Video: New Mighty No. 9 Trailer Aims to Bring ...:

Looks like a PS2 game, one of those 2.5D run n' guns back when 2.5D run n' guns were a new thing; Shin Contra and such.

Further evidence of what a scam Kickstarter video game projects are. People who throw money at promises and concepts deserve the worst anything can possibly turn out.



Technosphile commented on You Can't Alter The Chest Size Of Female Chara...:

If you support this neutered shell of a censored game with your money, you are part of the problem, and an enabler of Nintendo's inept Puritan attitudes.

It's baffling to me that Nintendo has, at various points, tried desperately to shed their "kiddie" image, but is still practicing 1990's video game censorship 25 years later.



Technosphile commented on Konami Already Planning Next Metal Gear Game, ...:

@Dakt agreed, completely.

I'm all for giving a new director a shot to remake the original Metal Gear. A young Solid Snake kicking ass, infiltrating buildings instead of little encampments in an "open world", and actual boss fights with characters with their own personality and gimmicks.

Kojima became the George Lucas of gaming: he didn't understand what made Metal Gear good.



Technosphile commented on Review: Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Wii U eShop):

The controls are maddening. But games like Octodad are what more indies should be making: totally original concepts with good art design and compelling gameplay. Instead, Octodad is a, well, octopus in an ocean full of 2D platformer fish.

Also, based on this review I would have thought a 7 would be a more appropriate score. A couple instances of bad framerate are the only negative points made in the article.



Technosphile commented on Nintendo Is Making Female Characters Cover Up ...:

All I've learned over the past year from Nintendo is that I, as an adult American male, am no longer their target audience. They are content to pander to the following groups: soccer moms, whiny liberal SJWs, and their shrinking audience of drones who will slurp up whatever secondhand censored garbage Nintendo deigns to translate for them.



Technosphile commented on Talking Point: As Rumours Come and Go the Desp...:

The Nintendo Direct died with Satoru Iwata.

This was a secretive company that kept things close to the vest during the Yamauchi era; an interesting juxtaposition given Nintendo's creative output. The Directs were an expression of Iwata's outgoing personality and his desire to reach out to the company's dedicated fans. It's fairly certain that the new president, who spent decades in the banking industry, is not kooky or fun. And that attitude is honestly what Nintendo needs right now: back to the Yamauchi style of doing things.

Besides, what is there really to Direct upon? A smattering of indie eShop releases? Yet another StarFox trailer? They're clearly saving their ammo for E3, when they will apparently announce the system that will likely make or break Nintendo's future.



Technosphile commented on Yes, Fatal Frame's Lingerie Outfits Have Been ...:

To Damien McFerran and anyone else who doesn't get it: it isn't about wanting or needing to have buttcrack and lingerie in this game. It is about censorship. It is about Nintendo publishing a "Mature" game and then deciding its audience is not mature enough to handle sexuality in gaming. It is about a lack of options for the consumer thanks to region lock. It is about deciding, on your own, as a consenting adult, what content you are comfortable with in video games.

I encourage anyone who is interested in this game to play whatever free demo Nintendo provides, and then, when it is time to pay for more, go straight to PSN on your PS3/Vita/whatever and purchase Fatal Frame games there.

End censorship in gaming. End regional differences. End region locking.



Technosphile commented on It's Official, Hideo Kojima Has Parted Ways Wi...:

@IceClimbers Konami forced him to write the worst ending in video game history? Yeah, okay bro. What I'm talking about has nothing to do with Eli or the unfinished chapter. Konami brass probably saw what his method was going to be of retconning the equally stupid ending to MGS4, and just how it was that Big Boss never had a mechanical hand before, and that was the last straw.

I guarantee I know more about Metal Gear than you.



Technosphile commented on It's Official, Hideo Kojima Has Parted Ways Wi...:

After that fanfic-tier ending, I'm glad he was fired. While that was the most egregious problem with MGSV, some other lousy aspects of it prove Kojima truly is the George Lucas of gaming: he doesn't understand what made Metal Gear good.

I couldn't care less what his next move is. In fact, I'd welcome Konami giving a new director a shot to remake the original Metal Gear, with a young Solid Snake kicking ass vs. some, y'know, actual bosses with personality.



Technosphile commented on Cosplay Dreams Come True With Zelda and Zero S...:

@Fee so change their ages in dialogue. That's what they do with every localization of Senran Kagura. All that's being changed there is a number and a couple lines of dialogue, definitely preferable (and less work) than cutting the buttcrack costumes.



Technosphile commented on Cosplay Dreams Come True With Zelda and Zero S...:

@Zombo begging for scraps and having your intelligence insulted just doesn't make sense, either. So what if Nintendo doesn't localize any more of these games? If they censor "adult content"--which, by the way, is ridiculous in this context--in a game clearly meant for adults, why would you want any more of that, anyway? Go play any of the three (four?) Fatal Frame games on PSN if you're that desperate to play one. Or import the uncut version somehow, though in another brilliant move Nintendo makes that difficult these days.

If the game bombs then Nintendo is free to interpret why in any way they choose; but one look on any forum could clue them in. This is a niche game and if you're going to appease its niche audience, don't jerk with the product too much or you'll find we will be happy to have made Nintendo waste their time and money.



Technosphile commented on Cosplay Dreams Come True With Zelda and Zero S...:

@hcfwesker maybe its time you asked yourself what it is you want to support with your money.

Do you want to support censorship?

Do you want to support corporations deciding for you what you can and cannot see?

Do you want to support region locking and the brain dead committee thinking that created and enables it?

Stop being "grateful" a game was translated for you and start demanding better.



Technosphile commented on Cosplay Dreams Come True With Zelda and Zero S...:

I freaking knew it. In fact, I called this months ago.

Nintendo is going to foist this crap on the west in a misguided attempt to compensate for their demanding the lingerie costumes be cut. Puritan Bill and PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN committee at Nintendo of America strike yet again.



Technosphile commented on Video: Car Owners May Wince After Watching Thi...:

@Tasuki no doubt. But changing one word in the context of destroying a car with your bare hands is a special kind of limpwristed PC coward nonsense.

And the worst part of all? Capcom USA isn't even the worst US division of any gaming company. That "honor" goes to Reggie, Bill, and friends.



Technosphile commented on Editorial: A Wii U Price Cut is Still Worthwhi...:

A Wii U price cut is about two years too late. Nintendo has nothing to gain from the system at this point, they might as well ride it out at their obscene $300 retail price.

If the Wii U had been $199 with a game by Christmas 2013 it may have been competitive.



Technosphile commented on Analysts Wonder If Super Mario Can Save Ninten...:

The only proven way to make money on mobile gaming is free-to-play with endless microtransactions. If Nintendo doesn't realize this and releases a quality game on mobile with a $19.99 asking price they will fail miserably. Mobile players don't really want to play a game, they want a brief distraction while they sit on the toilet/ride the bus/wait for their meal at a restaurant.

Something like Rusty's Real Deal Baseball is the best option. A Mario platformer, which I guarantee Nintendo would never allow as a free to start download, is a bad idea.



Technosphile commented on Review: Tecmo Bowl (Wii U eShop / NES):

@Darknyht a better question would be: what is good about it? Developed in the west, it is a cheap imitation of what Tecmo Bowl is supposed to be. The classic mode is the same as the DS version, which in turn is the same as the SNES version, the worst of the first four games. The modern mode is hideous. No license of course, that almost goes without saying. But most of all and most damning is the fact that the Edit mode, the one thing that could have saved it, is awful. Its more egregious of a failure with the DS version, but the fact that nothing was done to fix it says it all for who was behind the modern zombie Tecmo Bowl games.

@Dankykong says a lot about the unique gameplay. Practically every single football game made ever since takes the same sim game approach, with the view always from behind the line, and never any music or whimsy. Tecmo Bowl NES, and to a much greater extent Tecmo Super Bowl NES, were lightning in a bottle.



Technosphile commented on Feature: Have You Played... ZombiU?:

Owned it since January 2013. Completed it in both modes with one survivor.

Its basically a hugely underrated classic, and Nintendo fans should be ashamed of their having not supported it. Consider your current situation with the Pii U and ask yourself: would any major publisher create a AAA exclusive Wii U title today?



Technosphile commented on Review: Tecmo Bowl (Wii U eShop / NES):

@Blastcorp64 Konami's Run & Gun games are JPN developed licensed NBA titles. In terms of games with an NFL/MLB/NBA/NHL license, the pickings are indeed slim, however in the glory days of Japanese game development many games based on those sports were made in Japan.

This also highlights a key difference in the way Japanese and American game developers view making sports titles. American devs make sims, with micromanaging of depth charts and an fervent desire to make it "realistic". Japanese developers make them fast and arcadey, like an action game with a sports setting. The Tecmo Bowl series is probably the single best example of this.



Technosphile commented on Review: Tecmo Bowl (Wii U eShop / NES):

Couple things here--

One, are you implying player names are present in this Wii U version? That is not made clear in this review and would be a huge boon for Tecmo fans; to my knowledge this would be the first version of the game with player names present since the Game Boy version almost 30 years ago.

Two, it had nothing at all to do with "the most popular teams" making the cut. These are the playoff teams from the 1987 season.



Technosphile commented on Nintendo Confirms Super Mario Maker Console Bu...:

Let me get this straight: Fatal Frame is getting a nice LE edition in Europe, but no disc version at all in the US; while Devil's Third, which they didn't even want to publish, will have a physical release here?!

Nintendo of America is a blight on this company. Just incompetent.



Technosphile commented on Chris Pranger From Nintendo Treehouse Discusse...:

@Wolfgabe "things would need to be changed"

No. They don't. Cultural differences shouldn't have any effect on anything. This weird obsession with not offending white people, or not upsetting white parents, or altering "Japanese things" in games so that white people will get the joke/reference/point that certain Japanese video game companies have is so bizarre to me. What Hollywood film is ever changed to suit a certain audience's cultural makeup? Practically none. They subtitle it and that's that. So the guy watching in Hong Kong doesn't get the joke about Rabbis performing circumcision. Who cares?

This Chris Pranger sounds like an ass, towing the company line just like Reggie, and Bill, and every other NoA guy who thinks he has all the answers and that the fans know nothing. Hey Chris Pranger, how about you not worry about localization, and just tell your bosses to remove their retarded region lock so we can make up our own minds?



Technosphile commented on Review: 3D Streets of Rage 2 (3DS eShop):

God bless M2 for including all region versions in one release. Blaze's panty shot, long hidden from the west because WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN, is gloriously present and zero apologies are made for it.

It's interesting, then, how this comes shortly after the censored, Poison-less US version of Final Fight One was once again foisted upon western players; with no option for us to make up our own minds as grown adults with what we want to see in our 2D beat em ups, and say so through our wallets. Even almost 30 years later, Sega is still cooler than Nintendo.



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

@LztheQuack What are you even trying to say in this post? The rumor, true or not, was that NoA wasn't going to publish the game in the US because reasons. Fan uproar, and lo and behold, they are publishing the game in the US. There is even precedent for them doing this with Xenoblade Chronicles, which they stubbornly drew out for a long while before caving. They actually listened to their fans and I will buy Devil's Third for them doing so. What problem can you possibly have with this?



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

@NintendoFan64 if content is included in one version but cut from another, then it was never truly offensive enough to warrant being cut at all. Regional differences in video games are often based on a perceived cultural attitude about violence or sex--and I am much more offended by someone deciding that I can't handle seeing Tharja's panties than just, you know, seeing Tharja's panties.