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TheRealThanos

American/Dutch halfblood

Male, 45, Netherlands

Nothing wrong with your eyes: I'm a 45yo gaming dinosaur. Started gaming at 5yo (Atari2600). Used to play NES/SNES at a cousins', but never owned any. Had an Amiga500 & GBC, after that my 1st console: N64. Besides Dreamcast & Xbox360 I own most Nintendo systems, because of the 'Nintendo difference'.

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TheRealThanos

#1

TheRealThanos commented on Nintendo Aims to Avoid 'Notorious' Smart Devic...:

@Yorumi So I guess you're okay with Xenoblade then. I do understand some of your objections, but we were talking about Splatoon earlier, and there is no pay-wall there since all content they unlock for us is free. Since I can't play it all at the same time anyway, I'm okay with that. It's the kid with the bag of candy thing I told you about earlier...

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#3

TheRealThanos commented on Nintendo Aims to Avoid 'Notorious' Smart Devic...:

@Yorumi I never disagreed with that, but it's still FREE, so it's just that I don't get the outrage of wanting everything unlocked from the get go, while you can have more than enough fun with the levels already available and with content still coming in the next few months, the fun can continue. It's like kids wanting to eat the whole bag of candy instead of listening to reason and just picking a few pieces. You will not be fulfilled if you can have it all at once, and where is the challenge in that?
Also still curious if you also hack into Microsoft and Sony for the same reason and I'm also curious to know if you're also going to be one of the people complaining about Xenoblade Chronicles X...

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#4

TheRealThanos commented on Nintendo Aims to Avoid 'Notorious' Smart Devic...:

@Yorumi I can already see the sh**storm coming from people complaining that the Skells in Xenoblade Chronicles X won't be available right from the beginning.
The makers have said they will be available after 30 hours into the game. That to me is great news: gives you a good feel of how massive this game must be and it will make you appreciate it more when you've done all your initial quests on foot and afterwards acquiring a Skell will truly feel like a reward for all the hard work and hours you've put into the game.
But undoubtedly there will be thousands of whiners complaining about it, I'd dare to make a bet on that. It is beyond sad...

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#5

TheRealThanos commented on Nintendo Aims to Avoid 'Notorious' Smart Devic...:

@Yorumi most of the stuff that you mention is free. There's a handful of games on Wii U (of the top of my head Mario Kart 8, New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3 & Hyrule Warriors) that offer paid DLC and another handful on the 3DS and some F2P with additional paid content (Steel Divers comes to mind).
It is beyond me why ANYONE would complain about new content, such as in Splatoon, that is unlocked after a certain time FOR FREE. It is, as explained in several articles, to extend the longevity of the game, but obviously some people are finished more quickly with what's available at the moment, so they might think that it's "unfair" that they have to wait so long until they can use all this extra content. Or you can look at it with a glass half full view and try and improve your scores on the levels that you do have in preparation for the new levels instead of whining about what you don't have.
And even when content needs to be paid for, prices are VERY decent. Just look what amount of extras you get in Mario Kart 8 for $15; no other company has deals like that on either of the two other systems. It's great value for money or, as I like to say: DLC done the right way.
As for Amiibo: that isn't something I'm personally interested in, but I do think it's a better deal than Skylanders or Disney Infinity, since they are mostly tied to the game they came with, as opposed to an Amiibo that can be used in several games. If the content is already there or not isn't relevant; it's about the options that it can give you.
And DLC was already in use for a LONG time before Nintendo ever started to implement it. Are you also criticizing Microsoft and Sony in an equal manner concerning this now widely accepted concept?
If not, then why criticize Nintendo on it?

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#7

TheRealThanos commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@napalmninja Yeah, it was a bit of a jest. I know I can't stereotype everyone younger than me, but I do see a lot of rage on websites and besides making me shake my head it also baffles me how much time people invest in ranting and raving against someone they don't even know. Sometimes I waste a lot of (too much) time reading through a comments section from a YouTube video and I find some of the comments astounding in their hostility. My dad would probably give me an old-fashioned smack on the head if I even tried to talk like that back when I was of that age...
But luckily there are also quite a few smart young people around, so it's not like I've lost all hope. ;)

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#9

TheRealThanos commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@rjejr Why would I not want to reply? It seems to me like we're just having a normal conversation, I only used bold to emphasize a bit. No offense taken as far as I'm concerned. And Glengarry Glenn Ross is not on my list. Boiler room might be...
As for marketing and Nintendo: I have to agree with you that currently it definitely isn't a match made in heaven, but my guess is that with all the changes they are implementing and deals they are closing with the likes of DeNA it may come as no surprise that they are going to overhaul that department as well. But in the end, fun as it sometimes can be, none of all this speculating matters one single bit, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see which of the many commenters on here was "right". With all of these different views and ideas at least one of us must be close to the mark... ;)

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#10

TheRealThanos commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@Quorthon Agreed on almost everything except the release date and more importantly: the going third party bit. It would just feel off to me, besides the whole other hardware and non-Nintendo controller thing. And there's also the point that it's their core business to make consoles and games, so they'd have to overhaul their entire company after investing so much already in new headquarters R&D, new employees and what not. I don't see it happening.

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#11

TheRealThanos commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@rjejr With all due respect: what I told you is a sales & marketing model that has worked and held up as long as sales & marketing has existed and it isn't business or consumer specific, hence the effectiveness of it in both areas.
Hell, it even works in your local super market or drug store...
It is a known fact, training sessions and books are based upon it, so I KNOW that it is so, it is not simply my opinion.
@napalmninja You call THAT a wall of text? ;)

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#12

TheRealThanos commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@rjejr Also, components used in the Xbox One/PS4 that cost a total of around $200 - $250 back then, now only cost half that, so going for a console that is priced around $300 is not only feasible, but will also take care of any power issues, because it's very easy to update that hardware to a point where it can last a decent amount of time alongside the competition.
I definitely don't believe the release date or the sales numbers in this rumor, so they will have some more time and that is of course also to their advantage. It'll probably be released nov/dec 2016.

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#13

TheRealThanos commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@rjejr Well, it's a simple fact that people will buy anything as long as it seems like a good deal to them: that's sales & marketing 101, something that I've been doing in IT for more than 14 years. I've often times been able to sell companies more expensive equipment than what they were looking for, but I also took care that the added value was definitely there. And trust me: in consumer marketing it is no different.
Also, a concept that is different or offers different ways to play doesn't have to exclude similar hardware. It may be a new controller, AR, VR or something incorporating all of that and handheld gaming, who knows?
But they simply HAVE to get with the program since that will more than likely be the only way to get third party support back.
A flimsy product that costs less than $200 or something based on Android is definitely not going to achieve that.

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#15

TheRealThanos commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@rjejr "Do we really think it was EA?" Of course we don't really know, but from my own experience working in IT, behind closed doors meetings is only for important parties, so I definitely wouldn't expect Phil Fish or Renegade Kid to have gotten an invitation.
And Nintendo actively pursuing third parties would suggest that they are going all out, so smaller parties really wouldn't make any sense at all.
And even though this article is pure speculation and rumor, the E3 meeting happened and it was invite only. Besides that they also held an extra meeting for a "select" group of media, so also closed doors: http://mynintendonews.com/2015/05/16/e3-nintendo-holding-business-presentation-showing-holiday-2015-games-and-2016-teases/
"So what price do you think Nintendo is more likely to pick for NX if they are trying to learn from their mistakes - $250 or $350?"
Price isn't an issue if the value is better in comparison. That goes for EVERY product in EVERY business, so as long as people get more than enough bang for their buck, they WILL buy it. "Build it and they will come" so to speak...

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#16

TheRealThanos commented on The Smart Boy Is Real, Will Let You Play Origi...:

@Quorthon I think the third picture is your answer. It'll probably have some grip or adjustability mode that'll allow several models to fit, so both Note and Galaxy Sxx series.
It's too bad the Android model is uglier, though. And apparently simply because of the phone's menu/start button placement. It looks less like a Game Boy now compared to the iOS one.

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#17

TheRealThanos commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@rjejr I also truly can't imagine Nintendo targeting just indies for their new console. If there's truth to their E3 hunting party, actively seeking out third parties to explain to them what hardware Nintendo is about to release and getting positive feedback on it in no way equates to indies and/or Android to me.
And consider this: there was indeed a behind closed doors session at E3 with developers. That would definitely be for A-list developers/publishers only. Nintendo is very careful about coming out with information, as we all know, and only under the strictest of NDA's will they share some of it. It's a pretty safe bet to assume that the only parties attending were the big publishers, not the small fry. They may come in handy later on, but it wouldn't make business sense to go for parties that may either be one day flies or will disappear after a few moderate successes...

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#18

TheRealThanos commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@rjejr Cheap can still be achieved with x86 architecture. The prices for similar hardware have definitely dropped, so there is no $500 price point needed, unless they want to go for something that'll last longer than the current generation.
For that amount of money I could easily build a PC that is far superior to an Xbox One or PS4, so even though all this is only based on rumors, it's not outside of the realm of posibilities.
Nintendo can't make the same mistakes over and over so something's got to give and third party developers will definitely NOT be enthused by anything that even remotely smells of Android. The Ouya is also not really considered a true console; it's an Android box that was outdated the moment it rolled out of the factory, which is also why it failed.
Oh, by the way: congratulations, and don't let a number get you down. Age is all in the mind, so feel and think young and you'll last longer. I'm 45 but besides a few small hiccups here and there I don't feel a day over 30... ;)

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#19

TheRealThanos commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@FragRed If the architecture is indeed similar, then we're two years further from when the other two were released, so a considerable upgrade for the same amount of money that the older hardware cost Microsoft and Sony should be possible, so Nintendo will theoretically be able to catch up and go along for the ride.
I consider GameInformer to be a pretty reliable site, so I choose to believe what happened with the third party developers behind closed doors. Why else would the reactions be positive?
Man, it is going to be a long wait until we finally find out what it's going to be...

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#20

TheRealThanos commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Shipping This Time Next Ye...:

@FragRed If we have to see this rumor as even remotely true, then I'm going with an x86 architecture or something similar so that even though there is a very small window for third parties to develop and release, they have more than enough titles readily available on Xbox One and PS4 already that could then basically be ported with next to no trouble at all if they indeed use a very similar architecture.
But I don't think the date is correct and I also find the sales numbers a bit hard to believe, but who knows. In any case I agree with you on this not being an Android solution. But I guess we'll have to wait and see.
If the reports from E3 are true, then third parties were indeed quite positive about the concept for Nintendo's next console:

"Game Informer is reporting that Nintendo were approaching third-party developers at this year’s E3 event in Los Angeles regarding their new hardware which is currently known as the NX. According to the US publication the reception that the team received was positive, which if true, means that the overall concept is one that appeals to developers and gamers.

The problem for Nintendo is the NX’s launch is at least a year away - likely more, as the company reportedly just started talking about it with third party partners at this year’s E3. (The reception, say insiders, was positive.)"

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#21

TheRealThanos commented on Weirdness: In Some Parallel Dimension, This Ni...:

@IceClimbers I don't see why it would have to be a micro console: they've probably already been working on it for the last two years and whether they go with x86 or with something that runs Unity or even Unix, that is besides the point, other than the first probably being the most easy to develop for in terms of multi-plats.
The news about the developers attending the closed doors sessions didn't go into specifics about what type of developers were allowed to attend, so it also didn't say that it concerned indies:

"Game Informer is reporting that Nintendo were approaching third-party developers at this year’s E3 event in Los Angeles regarding their new hardware which is currently known as the NX. According to the US publication the reception that the team received was positive, which if true, means that the overall concept is one that appeals to developers and gamers.

The problem for Nintendo is the NX’s launch is at least a year away - likely more, as the company reportedly just started talking about it with third party partners at this year’s E3. (The reception, say insiders, was positive.)"

Come to think of it, indies probably wouldn't be the most wanted parties on Nintendo's list for something as important as a behind closed doors reveal of either the new console or information on the concept of the new console. Logical deduction makes that rather improbable, so it's a pretty safe bet that we're talking AAA developers here, or at least some of the parties that left the Wii U in the cold, because it was bad business for them. With this closed doors session, Nintendo may have inspired some of them to consider coming back for their next console, if we are to believe GameInformer's report on it.
@defrb Thank him for what?

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#22

TheRealThanos commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

@Dr_Lugae I don't think that counts as a good example. Much as I've enjoyed most of the games in the Fire Emblem series, it's hardly a mainstream (or big) series in comparison to Nintendo's bigger IP's.
It is VERY clear that Metroid fans want a real Metroid game, no spin-off Chibi game, enjoyable as it might be in its own right...

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#23

TheRealThanos commented on Weirdness: In Some Parallel Dimension, This Ni...:

@Quorthon All of which is why I said I tend to agree with you. It's going to be a new experience for them though, so they have to tread very lightly this time around. I'd forgotten all about the Iwata/investor bit, which he has indeed said. I think a holiday season release could work for them too, though. Sell a couple of million units with several titles readily available in december, and then follow up with at least 10 to 15 titles (first, second and third party) in the first couple of months of 2017.
Well, at least developers seemed to come away genuinely positive and even impressed from the behind closed doors sessions at the E3, so here's hoping...

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#29

TheRealThanos commented on Reggie Fils-Aime Asks for Fan Trust With Metro...:

Sorry Reggie. Your loyal fanbase isn't looking for any radical transformation. What I WOULD love is a new, epic Metroid adventure, with Samus being on her own on a lonely, deserted planet. And while you're at it, throw in a couple of decent follow-ups to Wave Race, F-Zero, 1080, Excite Truck and Battalion Wars. Now THAT is what would make a lot of people happy. Maybe not all of them, but it'll definitely cause less outrage than Federation Force... ;)
And I fully agree with people calling BS on the Wind Waker comparison. That is nowhere NEAR the same thing...

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#30

TheRealThanos commented on Weirdness: In Some Parallel Dimension, This Ni...:

@Kirk I feel the need to apologize even though nothing I said was meant to insult. Take it from me that this is never my intention; saves me the trouble of having to repeat this to you in the future.
I only compared myself to the writer, not you. And I also told you what I do to be able to understand the writer better. Sometimes that also means reading something multiple times, not just because it may be a good story, but also because I truly want to understand the writer's intent. If a writer has a story going a certain way, then I assume that it is on purpose.
Take Game of Thrones for example: I've read all the books and was horrified at the death toll that included most if not all of my favorite characters.
Obviously the story would have gone differently if some of them survived, but that was not the writer's intention within the larger picture of the story that he was trying to convey. And I never felt the need to write or email R.R. Martin to question him on that. I just trusted the writer and the story and stuck with it and I'm still a fan... ;)
So, in short: no offense intended. I'll try to be a bit more transparent next time. And please don't take this as an insult but you do seem to have a very short fuse, my friend. Which brings me back to the first part of this comment. Because I know we both mean well, I don't mind clarifying and/or apologizing where I would tell someone else to take a hike... ;)

As for the guy being alien: he's an astronaut on another planet so of course he's an alien; we would also be aliens, even though in our eyes we're human. He certainly was a humanoid though, and later on the planet had transformed him into a dog alien, which accounts for all the food and so on suddenly tasting very good where it first didn't. Hence also the title of the story... ;)

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#32

TheRealThanos commented on Weirdness: In Some Parallel Dimension, This Ni...:

@Kirk Yeah... I tend to not try and improve a writer's story. The man has received multiple awards in this genre and like I said: it's his style, so you also sort of have to try and crawl into a writer's mind to understand his intent every time you read a book or else you will always find something that you don't like, no matter how good the writer is.
And ehm... in the beginning he wasn't a "thing" yet. It was probably many a reader's expectation that the planet/surroundings would adapt to him because of how it was initially described instead of what actually happened, but it was exactly that which I thought was so great about it...
@shani Ah, that. I referred to the comments section, since most of the time the @person is used for that, not to directly address the writer of an article.

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#33

TheRealThanos commented on Weirdness: In Some Parallel Dimension, This Ni...:

@Kirk Well, that kind of was the point of the story. To be able to identify with the main character and experience the change in the same way that he did. In the end you as the reader are the only one that truly understands, so I personally also feel that the moment the writer sort of detaches you from the main character is truly well written. And if you ever read more of his stories, you'll find that it is simply his style of writing. It appeals to me but I can understand if it is not equally appealing to everyone, even if you do like sci-fi.
But out of curiosity: have you subscribed to Gamasutra?
@shani I think you need to re-read who posted what... ;)

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#34

TheRealThanos commented on Rare Founders To Be Honoured At The Develop In...:

And rightfully so. They probably deserve way more credits than they're ever going to get. Also LOVED their old site. So sad that companies always feel the need to go with the times and renew their appearance every few years or so. In the games business having your own identity seems way more valuable to me and the old site had it all: that true Rare style, a complete overview of all their work and so on and so on. But I'm happy the Stamper Bros are selected for this. Like I said: well deserved...

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#35

TheRealThanos commented on Weirdness: In Some Parallel Dimension, This Ni...:

@Kirk Don't know if you've already done that, but putting it on Gamasutra's forum instead of on NLife will probably give you a bigger chance of reaching someone, since that site is totally built around the members being people from the industry, so you'll meet a lot of like minds and people that are in the know...
Yeah, that story. I loved the ending so much, I read it twice to see where the tipping point in the story began, since I kind of missed it in the first read through...

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#36

TheRealThanos commented on Weirdness: In Some Parallel Dimension, This Ni...:

@Quorthon I tend to agree with you, but I'll also admit that I half expect them to release it in Q1 2017. This because they will do the NX's reveal at the next E3, and they have NEVER released a console in the same year after a reveal.
@Kirk you've been really plugging your idea/concept of late, haven't you? Twice or more in the same thread might be a bit too much, though... ;)
I also don't think that Nintendo will ever go that way.
P.S.
Been very busy with setting up my own company so haven't had time to read your Sci-Fi stories yet. I'll give you a heads up when I do.

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#37

TheRealThanos commented on Rumour: Former Rare Composer David Wise Is Wor...:

...which, we should warn you, contains some bad language.

Really? It's just two very sympathetic guys discussing some news and only occasionally a certain word pops up. I think most people that are playing games and visiting game sites are probably used to a few f words and BS's. It's not a Bible club... ;)

ON TOPIC:
Almost anything that David Wise does is good, so this might be something very interesting indeed...

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#38

TheRealThanos commented on Video: Shigeru Miyamoto Visits Jim Henson Studios:

@EverythingAmiibo This is a 6,5 minute recap of what was probably an entire (or at least a half) day at Jim Henson Studios. They probably edited out the translator, like they also do in so many TV programs, like documentaries and so on.
EDIT: Forget "probably edited out". It is clearly visible that the video is cut each time right after Miyamoto says something.

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#41

TheRealThanos commented on Reaction: The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' ...:

@ricklongo I do agree with that last bit, all I was saying that it could benefit some (type of) games, not all. I was lucky enough to have played one of the earlier betas of Project CARS (to stick to my own example) because a colleague of mine was one of the early adopters on PC, and although it certainly wasn't perfect back then (over a year ago) it still showed promise and there was good communication between the beta testers/the community and the team at Slightly Mad Studios.
If certain standards are met and quality can still be assured in some way, say through a new form of Nintendo's seal of quality, then this might just work.
Like we agreed upon it should definitely not become the norm, but I'm not one to judge too quickly simply based upon past events, since they are in no way representative for future developments.
Besides that, there seems to be a consensus between various sites/reporters surrounding the tidbits of news that now reach us concerning Nintendo's plans and the NX that truly do seem to make it possible that they have finally learned their lesson and will take care to not repeat recent mistakes, so if they handle this in the proper way, we could probably see it as an added feature for some types of games, probably mostly indies or smaller games. Nintendo themselves aren't really the ones to offer us products that aren't ready or filled with bugs. It does happen from time to time, but overall their seal of quality still holds up for their own titles...

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#42

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

@flojomojo "it's just an old NES/Famicom upcycled into a fancy new case"
No, it actually isn't. It's a brand new custom PCB with dual slots and all the extras fitted needed for the additional audio and video options, so its a PCB made from scratch, yet it contains a chip set designed to be as close to the original as possible: https://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/syt04rAMARbQQMFFVhEwAUra2ys=/0x29:687x415/960x540/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/45211424/unnamed.0.0.jpg
Here's the article I took that picture from, for those of you that are interested and want to know more: http://www.polygon.com/2015/1/13/7541447/analogue-nt-nes-motherboard
You could of course also take a look on the Analogue NT site, but that's obviously not an objective site... ;)
http://www.analogueinteractive.com/products/analogue-nt-information

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#43

TheRealThanos commented on Reaction: The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' ...:

@ricklongo It might not work as good in every type of game, but ask any owner of the PC version of Project CARS, and I'll bet that the majority will say that because of the community being involved (and also having an actual say in the matter) it became a much better game.
And what does it truly matter if you pay upfront for a game that may not be fully bug-free yet? In the end you don't have to pay any additional fee to also get the final version, so to me it doesn't seem nearly as offensive as it seems to so many people on here. Most of the outrage on early access was in the earlier article, though. These comments here are still reasonably mild. Even so, I can't say I understand the anger towards this concept.
Hell, in older games we even made use of glitches and now we get to report them and they will be fixed free of charge. Seems like a decent deal to me...

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#44

TheRealThanos commented on Nintendo Is "Exploring" The Idea Of Early Acce...:

Although this might be a bit of a touchy subject for some of us: if done in the same way as Project CARS, where the community actually helped to improve the final game by playtesting and giving feedback, this could definitely be beneficial to all parties involved. Early access could do a LOT to iron out kinks and remove bugs before a final version is published, so if done right this isn't something that you should be against..

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#45

TheRealThanos commented on Video: Mario is Unreal in This New Take on The...:

Like many have already said: nice graphics, but for a Mario game this combination just looks off.
@EverythingAmiibo You're only partially right: graphics do indeed matter, but they are NOT the leading factor that makes or breaks a game: that's gameplay.
It's very simple: a game with great graphics but average (or worse) gameplay is inferior to a game that has average graphics but great gameplay.

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#46

TheRealThanos commented on Working On F-Zero Wouldn't Have Been My Idea O...:

@Spoony_Tech Yeah, they've been awfully quiet. I would have liked to see their game, though. The first time they explained it, it made me think of games like Brutal Football and Wildcup Soccer. I used to play those games on my Amiga, but they were also published on the SNES and Sega Genesis/Megadrive. Just in case you have no idea what I'm talking about:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_E8zyDUTKKI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqSKQ3pPEt4

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#47

TheRealThanos commented on Working On F-Zero Wouldn't Have Been My Idea O...:

@Peach64 So you didn't choose you're own job? Most of us do and that should mean that we first followed a relevant education and then chose a job that we were interested in or would like to gain some experience in. I love my job and I have fun doing it all while making a pretty decent living. Obviously everybody has an off-day that makes it harder to get out of bed every now and then, but other than that you should be okay with the job you have. If not, then you may have to think about a career change. Not always easy, but it's important because it's your life. The only people I can think of that really aren't doing a job that they like are the ones that are on benefits/welfare and are forced by the government to go and get a job because they've been sitting on their lazy butts for too long... They get the worst jobs...
@Spoony_Tech As far as I know they aren't ex-EA at all. The name was chosen to make fun of what they think is the worst game publisher in the business. There's also no info on the site to be found that points to them as being former EA developers. As for what they are doing now: apparently not much, since their last update is from October last year. The site does have contact info, so if you want to know more, I'd say send them a tweet or an email: http://www.aegames.net/

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#48

TheRealThanos commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

@hYdeks Obviously, since it was only modestly updated power wise, so it wasn't all that hard for the competition to better that. Keep in mind though that we can't just make a 1 on 1 comparison: Power architecture is known for being VERY power efficient and giving relatively high results with hardware that at first glance seems to be hugely inferior. x86 on the other hand is not power efficient, but does offer ease of development and compatibility with a far broader range of tools, so from a developers' point of view it is the friendliest platform.
You can see that when you do take the time and put in the effort, some really nice results can be achieved on the Wii U, but most large third party publishers don't want to invest that time anymore because the amount of Wii U's sold don't justify all the time and money that they would have to invest into it (and subsequently probably wouldn't see a healthy return on) so that is where we are now.
And indeed Nintendo's games are great. Not all of them, mind you, but I would dare to make a bet that if we would make a list of all first party titles that Nintendo will come out on top with their titles and the awards won for them. And obviously we love them, or at least most of us do. Why else would you be on a site called NintendoLife? ;)

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#49

TheRealThanos commented on Cancelled Wii Adventure Zblu Cops Is Unearthed...:

@MonsieurRosbif "And Titeuf sucks." Tell me about it... ;)
But although I understand YOUR point, my point also still stands. Since the phrase "All but unknown" means that this comic is (by and large) only known in France (bar the exception of the discerning comic collector that may know this) so it really isn't a wrong way of implying that something is only known in a single country (or a handful of countries, for that matter) so if you wouldn't mind I would really be interested in understanding how you see this as being incorrect.
So now we're spending quite a few words amongst the two of us on something that isn't even worth losing sleep over and also isn't incorrect to begin with. From a native English/American speaker's point of view, that is. And that is also why I am honestly curious as to how you appear to see that as such. I actually have quite a bit of experience on differences in points of view, being an American living and working in Europe, but no offense: this one I just don't see...

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TheRealThanos commented on Tablets Stole The Wii U's Thunder, Laments Shi...:

@Yorumi Those games fully deserved the scores they got imho. Not because they were Nintendo games, but because they were actually really good and/or brought something new to the table or even revolutionized gaming as a whole. I do agree with you on the part of Nintendo allowing some games to go below their usual standard of quality recently, but Yoshi's Woolly World certainly isn't one of those games.
I'll skip GameSpot's review, since I haven't taken that site serious in ages, but as for IGN: I actually sort of defended them on another Nintendo related site, saying they have become somewhat milder, but after I saw their ridiculous review of Yoshi's Woolly World, I had to edit that comment. They either don't get the game, or they gave the job to review it to the wrong person...
@hYdeks You really need to scratch off number two of that list. It's a gross misconception that just keeps on rearing it's ugly head in times like these...