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I'm toasty, therefore I'm yogurt.

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I like to play video games. 'Nuff said.

Sat 9th January, 2010

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ToastyYogurt commented on Nexis Games is Developing U Craft, a Minecraft...:

Heh, reminds me of Total Miner and the other Minecraft clones that plagued Xbox Live Arcade before an official version for 360 was released.

Can't imagine this being as good as the real deal, though. It's bound to be missing features considering the scope of the game it's based on, imo. Combine that with the developer's track record and in a best case scenario, I can see it being a compromise for those who have no other way of playing Minecraft, nothing more than that.



ToastyYogurt commented on Weirdness: This Original Life-Sized Pikachu Ne...:

I like that they're looking back to the old Pikachu design. Love it when older designs are looked back at.

@GumbyX84 My Chespin Pokemon Center plushie is "Trainer Sized," haven't measured his height to check but I can imagine it being close but not quite, given their interesting work usage. I believe the Emolga and Minchino plushies there claimed to be life size.

I haven't seen a large-sized Eevee there on my trip 5 months back, though. Just the 6th gen starters, Emolga and Minchino.



ToastyYogurt commented on Nintendo Unveils Transparent 2DS Models and Po...:

OMG! I was recently moaning the lack of colorful, translucent electronics in recent years. Seeing a translucent N64 controller makes my heart squeal with glee. This almost makes me want to buy a 2DS. Almost.

Now if only Apple would make their stuff look like this again:

Please excuse my reminiscing over the late 90's/early 00's.

EDIT: Just realized the buttons and d-pad seem to have the letters/lines grooved in rather than printed on, as if to mimic the original GBA. If so, that's pretty freaking awesome.



ToastyYogurt commented on Hyperkin's RetroN 5 Console Allegedly Infringe...:

Don't see why people think complaining that your work is being used without permission is wrong, regardless of the work's practicalities. If you drew a picture and I traced it, don't you think I should at least credit you for the original drawing I based mine off of?

The emulators are protected by GPL, Hyperkin should've honored the terms provided by each emulator's license. It's not about whether the emulators are used for illegal activities or not, it's about fair use. If you think the developers have no right to be asked for permission for use their work and credited, then you're just being bloody unreasonable.

I think this can be straightened out. In a firmware update, give credit to and ask permission of the emulator devs, use a different Snes emulator, and make the Retron5 OS open source and modable.



ToastyYogurt commented on Weirdness: Modder Recreates Donkey Kong Countr...:

Woah. That is super pro.

@Usagi-san: Copyright infringement? Yeah, sure. Does anybody care? No. This is as harmless as fan fic. It's not competing with Nintendo's products in any way (be it sales or piracy or what have you), and it's obvious that Nintendo didn't make this. If this Doom mod were to be paraded around as a prototype of a N64 port of DKC or painted DK and Co. in a bad light or something like that, then yeah, Nintendo might want to take it down.
I used to be anal about copyright like you. Then I stopped where it didn't make moral sense and found these things more enjoyable.



ToastyYogurt commented on A 3DS Can be Used as a Controller in Super Sma...:

Beyond using it as a last ditch resort, I can see people who are too used to the 3DS version to take advantage of this feature. If you're used to the way the Circle Pad feels over a control stick when fighting, you might as well take this offer up.

Also a really nice feature in the last ditch resort area. What if I go to a friends house and we spontaneously decide to play Smash Bros., but he doesn't have enough Pro controllers, CC Pros, and/or GC controllers with adapter, along with the Gamepad, forcing someone to play Wiimote or Nunchuck? I almost always have my 3DS on me (because Streetpass) so this would work awesomely in a pinch.



ToastyYogurt commented on New Nintendo 3DS Delays Planned Homebrew Channel:

Mmmm, makes me wonder if the exploit depends on a bug in the hardware. That would make sense. It would be harder for Ninty to patch, and if the mod was released before the New 3DS that might give Ninty some time to find the exploit and fix it on the hardware side.
Regardless, I hope this mod does well, but I'm worried some guy will write up a ROM booter. Would be nice to have homebrew, region free and a little emulation (I mean, come on, the system should be able to run SNES games. Would also be nice to have a wide selection of GBA games, too.)



ToastyYogurt commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Don't like that they switched to Micro SD though. I understand the change, they probably needed it to fit in the extra circle pad and the other guff while still keeping the same size, but now I'll have to buy a Micro SD card. Guess it's just a minor inconvenience.



ToastyYogurt commented on New Nintendo 3DS Models Announced:

Sweet! Was planning on upgrading to a 3DS XL, definitely gonna wait for this new model. The colored buttons on the regular New 3DS looks kinda gawdy, though the way they are on the XL looks nice. Doubt they're gonna be colored for the NA release though....



ToastyYogurt commented on Mario Kart 8 DLC Coming In November, Features ...:

Link in Mariokart?

As a fan of crossovers, I think that's kinda silly. Having Link in Smash Bros., a game celebrating all of Nintendo's IPs, makes sense. Putting him on a go-kart as the only non-Mario character just seems kinda silly.

I'm probably going to buy these to grab the extra courses, though. :P Wonder what the situation online will be like now that some people will have extra courses and others won't....

EDIT: Just saw that Villager and Isabell are in too. I don't feel like those are as weird as Link. I mean, it just feels weird, putting Zelda characters in a racing game. Zelda is a franchise that should at least take itself semi-seriously.



ToastyYogurt commented on Nintendo Confirms Loads of "Veteran Fighters" ...:

Aw, no sale in NA? Hoping NoA decides to follow their European counterpart closer to the date of the game's lauch, was hoping the earlier sale would come here so I can finally grab Animal Crossing New Leaf. I'd also actually consider Fire Emblem Awakening if I could grab it on a sale.



ToastyYogurt commented on 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stage...:

@WiiUExposed I agree. Every time an article about system hacking comes up on this site there's a crapload of people screaming "OMG CHEATERS AND PIRACY," even when the creator(s) of the mod state that they are against such things and state that the software doesn't have the capacity to load ROMs. It really annoys me.

That said, the worries aren't unfounded. After the exploit is release it is likely only a matter of time before some guy codes a ROM launcher and another guy codes a game patcher that could be used for (among all of the cool and awesome things patchers can do) cheating online. If the modders can keep up with Nintendo's updates, finding another exploit after the system is patched to kill another alike the iOS jailbreak scene (then again, Apple almost always only fixes an exploit when they have something else to fix or improve upon iirc, while Nintendo usually rigorously issues system updates every time they find something, thus all the stability). I'm going to wait a while after the release of the hack to see what happens after the next system update. Will the 3DS Homebrew Channel rise again after being defeated once? Will Nintendo actually brick systems that have been modded? Stay tuned for the next very special episode of "Peeple Modding Nintendo Systems Show."



ToastyYogurt commented on Mario Kart 8's Hackers Open Up Over Their Plan...:

@unrandomsam Regardless if piracy is good or bad for console sales, it's a bad idea for Nintendo to let piracy slip past them at this point, since the Wii U and 3DS are being sold at a loss and Nintendo is relying on game sales to turn up a profit. If most people pirated games for their Wii U's, Nintendo would be losing money.



ToastyYogurt commented on Beautiful Limited Edition Super Smash Bros. 3D...:

I've been waiting for a Smash Bros. 3DS XL, and I have to say I'm just a little bit disappointed. Would've liked it better without the logo, and I don't know why but mimicking the cover just seems weird to me. Oh well, it still looks nice and I'll still consider it.



ToastyYogurt commented on The Hyrule Warriors Artbook Catches The Eye Wi...:

Are you guys seriously arguing over whether it's okay for there to be a female Link? If it ever becomes a thing in the game, it'll likely be a gender option. If you don't like it, play male Link. Simple.

And don't tell me it messes with continuity or anything like that. It's the Legend of Zelda, there is no continuity.

Besides, do you really think any character can escape rule 63?



ToastyYogurt commented on Mii Mascot Outfits Shown Off for Super Smash B...:

I used to play Metaknight. A lot. After deciding to take him out of my rotation, it was only a few months ago that I realized why he was hated so much. All someone has to do with him is stand and mash the attack button and nobody can get close to him without getting hit, ranged attacks and throwing items aside.

I overheard a lot of people in line for Smashfest saying they hoped Metaknight wouldn't make it into the next game. I'll only mind it if he doesn't get debuffed. And I doubt he'll go unchanged if he makes the roster, seeing how Sakurai, Nintendo and company have taken good care to listening to their audience with this game.



ToastyYogurt commented on Weirdness: Pikmin on GameCube Can Be Run in Wi...:

Cool. It is very interesting to see Nintendo's development process on this game.

I wonder why they made a version that ran on Windows, I dunno much about the console development process but I imagined they would go straight to loading it on a debug console. My best guess to the reason this version existed is to see how the game controlled with a mouse and keyboard before translating those inputs to a controller. Then they put an early build of that version into the game to fill up space on the disc, while at the same time keeping the Windows version from being playable should it be found.

But hey, that's just a theory..... a GAME THEORY.
~I'll see myself out....~



ToastyYogurt commented on Weirdness: Mario, Luigi, and Sonic Are Adverti...:

Yeah, I don't believe them. Not only is it bizarre for Nintendo to license its characters to something that would have nothing to do with games or Ninty-themed merchandise, but China seems to have a habit of using IPs that don't belong to them to make and promote products.



ToastyYogurt commented on Mario Kart 8 Update & DLC Scheduled for 27th A...:


I finally get to see HOW MANY COINS I HAVE!

Now instead of guessing how far away I am from getting the gold glider, I can now be disappointed with how far away I am from the gold glider!

Also, map on the TV screen is a great feature. I've felt bad about using the map on the gamepad in multiplayer games because the other players don't have that luxury. And I'm really glad online communications are more stable. Lost count of how many times I got disconnected from a game.



ToastyYogurt commented on Pocket Monsters Invade Arcades In Bandai Namco...:

Eh, looks like a game that centers itself around tickets. I'd give it a shot but I dunno if I'd be interested in it for long.

The trailer did have Goodra in it, though, so they get awesome points for that.

I was hoping NA would get Pokemon Tretta at some point. I would be all over collecting those little discs.



ToastyYogurt commented on PDP GameCube-Styled Wired Fight Pad For Wii U ...:

Looks like putting "Wired" in the name was a mistake, seeing how everybody is complaining about the wire when this is essentially a Classic Controller. :P

Actually, this looks like a great alternative if you want to play Smash U with a Gamecube controller but don't want wires running across the room and lack Wavebird controllers. Normally I'd avoid third party controllers because their analogue sticks can be rather poopoodoodoocacapoopledoople, but seeing as this one's officially licensed by Nintendo I'll bet it works fine.

I don't see why everybody's so persistent on Gamecube controllers, though. Classic Controller Pro seemed to work fine for me in Brawl, and so did the Pro Controller during Smashfest (I was worried the circular analogue hole would be awkward, but I completely forgot about that worry while playing). Just sounds like a bunch of people unwilling to move on to me.



ToastyYogurt commented on Multi-Generational Paper Mario Stage Confirmed...:

Finally, a Paper Mario stage! Glad to hear Nintendo hasn't forgotten TTYD, easily one of my most favorite games ever. Just wish it didn't have to share with Sticker Star....
Hope it'll transform into more areas, especially more TTYD ones. As someone else said, it would be awesome to see the Glitz Pit become part of the stage.



ToastyYogurt commented on Sony: PS4 Is "Welcoming Back" Wii Owners Who S...:

Oh my god, Sony, stop flaunting around bullcrap statistics. It's one thing to have solid, sound statistics with thorough and to-the-dot research explained, but to take a statistic like "40% of PS+ users on PS4 didn't have a PS+ account before" and then assume that many of those people came from other consoles is stupid and arrogant, especially since PS+ wasn't required to play online on PS3. They could have found better statistics, too. A percentage of how many PSN IDs were created on a PS4, albeit still not accurate enough to make the claim resonable, would have been a better stat, since people who have had a PS3, PSP, and/or Vita prior to the PS4 would likely log in with the profile they made on that system. Or better yet, if Sony just stopped giving out these "statistics" until they per chance stumbled upon one that could not be reasoned against.



ToastyYogurt commented on Talking Point: Should Nintendo Be Promoting Th...:

I think part of the tablet appeal is it's a device you can easily take into another room if you want. The gamepad, not so much. I 'spose it depends a lot on the design of your house and where the Wii U resides in it, but mine's in the basement where the biggest TV an the comfiest chairs are. Every room besides the the basement gets very weak (we're talking Gamepad stuttering for a few seconds, every minute or so) to nonexistent signals. I don't think most families would want a tablet that can't leave the room, let alone one that is inferior to most tablets in almost everything but gaming.

I think Nintendo should just focus on games, anyway. While more streaming options would be welcome, I don't see a reason to target tablet-desiring children. If they were too give something along those lines a shot, though, I think enticing mobile developers of popular mobile/tablet games to release their games to the eShop for the same price would be a swell idea. If kids see they can play Doodlejump, Fruit Ninja, and other games of the sort (sorry, I'm not up to speed with all the games kids play on tablets these days. :P) on the Wii U, with a TV showing off the game being played and throwing in some possible multiplayer options, I think that might draw in a few sales.



ToastyYogurt commented on Cave Story 3D to Arrive on 3DS eShop in North ...:

Eh, this version looks so stupid. Maybe it's mostly nostalgia factor messing with me, but the re-imagined graphics and music just ruin the charm for me. I'll bet it's still an enjoyable game, but I wouldn't play it over the 2D eShop version, which has got to be the best version of Cave Story ever made.



ToastyYogurt commented on Hacker Claims to Demonstrate an Exploit to Mod...:

Hmm, I think there's room for them to create a modding system that would prevent piracy, at least until some pirates possibly exploit these guys' work. They said they were only interested in game mods, if they don't make a homebrew launcher, or otherwise reveal a way to run any little bit of code on the system unfiltered, they should be fine. If they just make a program that installs a patcher on a Wii U, specifically for modding games and some little OS stuff (like the text font), pirates won't immediately be able to rip and run pirated games. Unfortunately there's always the possibility that their code can be reverse engineered.

Cheating might be a little trickier to prevent, since cheats are essentially mods. Could they possibly force all code changes to be only client side and make online games merely desync? Eh, I can't say I actually know how that works, and that would only be useful if the server automatically disconnects if a game gets too synchronized, which I'm not sure about either.

I would like it if this project came through, as long as some good mods came out of it. Custom Mario Kart tracks, 3D World levels, Smash Bros. stages and characters.... On the other hand, though, if this gets released to the public it could potentially lead to further modding, if other people reverse engineer their methods. Piracy would be brutal to Nintendo this gen, considering they are selling consoles at a loss, hoping to turn a profit with game sales.

On the other hand, Nintendo's also been very good with patching exploits this gen, so hopefully they'll step in if things get out of hand, and no sooner.