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ToastyYogurt

ToastyYogurt

I'm toasty, therefore I'm yogurt.

United States

I like to play video games. 'Nuff said.

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Sat 9th January, 2010

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#1

ToastyYogurt commented on Kickstarter Project Wants to Turn Your Game Bo...:

A cool idea. Yeah, there's other ways to play Gameboy games on a TV, but have you ever booted up a GB/C/A emulator and ran it full screen on an HD monitor with no ugly blurring filters? It looks really nice and sharp, much nicer than using a Super Gameboy or Gameboy Player on an HDTV.

That said, I wouldn't be willing to pay that price even if I still had an original Gameboy, and the device itself looks like it fattens up the Gameboy considerably., providing a thick midsection between the Gameboy's two original halves. Is it still easy to play on the device itself?

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#4

ToastyYogurt commented on Nintendo Teams Up With Loot Crate To Deliver a...:

Oooooh, I'd totally pay for that. As long as the price is comparable or better than going to the store and buying them myself. Or at least ordering on Amazon (considering the price of shipping and handling).

I kinda want to amass a collection. This sounds like a great way to do that.

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#7

ToastyYogurt commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@darthllama But there are other less risky ways to hopefully boost sales. Better advertising, for one thing. I think conveying that Wii U is an entirely new console (rather than the confusing "total upgrade" phrase they've been using) and showing off the Wii U's awesome library would do better than a price drop. You have no idea how much of a loss they are taking currently for each Wii U sale, They could be expecting the average owner to buy 4 games within a year and you don't know it. You don't think they'd be a little hesitant to push it to 5 or 6? And do you think they want to risk getting the kind of people that bought a Wii and only ever owned Wii Sports and maybe Wii Fit? Granted, 4 is a made up number, and those kinda people aren't likely to buy a Wii U anyway, but still, you don't think Nintendo wouldn't be risking anything by shaving the price on a console they are ALREADY taking a loss on?

Yeah, most people buy a couple of games with a console, but what if Nintendo has to expect them to buy more games initially for the console than what they're willing to buy? You can't just have faith that the consumers are going to buy exactly as many games as Nintendo needs them to buy to make a profit, eventually there will be a point where there's a gap between how much money needs to cover the cost of the console and how much money the average consumer is willing to spend on games. I think Nintendo is approaching that point.

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#8

ToastyYogurt commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

@darthllama Hardware sales aren't the only thing though, what I'm saying is selling consoles means nothing to their bottom line if they can't make a profit off of software sales. Nintendo was originally selling their consoles at a loss, then when they cut $50 off the price they sold it at even more of a loss. In order to comfortably sell the console at a loss they have to be sure the average consumer buys enough games to cover that loss for a reasonable time. What happens if Nintendo cuts the cost, systems fly off the shelves, but not enough games are bought to cover the cost? I understand how selling at a loss can benefit console sales, I remember how the 3DS sold much better after the price was slashed by $80 and sold at a loss. But selling at a loss can be bad if you overestimate your customers.

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#9

ToastyYogurt commented on Poll: Should Nintendo Follow Microsoft's Lead ...:

A price drop at this point sounds dangerous. They dropped the price last year when they were selling the console at a lost from the beginning. I'm no expert but I feel like lowering the price any more would be risky. How do you know the software sales from new owners will make up for the loss in hardware sales if that loss is too great?

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#13

ToastyYogurt commented on Masahiro Sakurai Gives a Glimpse of Super Smas...:

I was hoping it was a new character too, something that would be unlocked on 3DS via connecting it to a Wii U with the character unlocked or something. Oh well, at least now there's a cool little explanation of that attack [that character] does, and we get a neat little trailer for it.

Pretty silly that he's teasing it and soon announcing it like there isn't already a version of the game out with the full roster. I mean, you'll have the people who haven't gotten the 3DS version and have also been living under a rock avoiding all the spoilers, those people will be shocked and amazed. But most people in the loop already know who the character is.

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#14

ToastyYogurt commented on These GameCube-style Mario Bros. Controllers O...:

Holy crap, that's pretty much identical to an actual GC controller. Much nicer than the pdp "wired fight pad" for that reason alone.

Even though I've been a CC Pro smasher for a few years, I like the idea of these GC-style Classic Controllers. Essentially wireless in that I don't have to run a cable through the room, while at the same time feels and works like a GC controller. Besides the adapter, a great option for people that love that setup.

As for turbo buttons, eh. I don't use them myself, and if you're going to enter a tournament I'm willing to bet a GC setup with the adapter will be used.

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#18

ToastyYogurt commented on Unused Announcer Audio in Super Smash Bros. Re...:

OH MAN, I hope Special Smash is in the Wii U version. Gotta get my reaction training with speedy smash....

8 player smash would be pretty interesting, wouldn't be surprised if it was a planned 3DS mode but was cut due to immense lag. Would be cool if it was a mode in the Wii U version by recognizing both GC and Wiimote/Nunchuck/CCPro/Gamepad/Pro Controllers and/or playing online. Wouldn't get my hopes up though, it's not something I imagine a lot of people have asked for.

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#22

ToastyYogurt commented on We'd Be Cheating Fans By Bringing Assassin's C...:

Yeah, it's pretty obvious Ubi's writing off the Wii U now as a "casual" system without a substantial user base. Never mind how crappy most of the Wii U ports were, never mind the console was simply in the adoption phase at the time, they're not turning a profit because Nintendo didn't sell enough systems! /s

I don't really care that much though, unless another Rayman game comes out perhaps. I can't say I'll never buy a Ubisoft game again, I've actually been thinking about trying Assassin's Creed, but I have a PC I can do that with. I roll with Nintendo for Nintendo games, PC is my everything-else machine.

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#23

ToastyYogurt commented on Video: Take a Look at All of the 3DS HOME Menu...:

I might dabble if I ever have pocket change left on my eShop account. Right now I like how the black theme matches my Cosmo Black 3DS. Plus the color of the folders fit in and are appealing than that jarring blue on a white background....

I also like how the top bar has been rearranged, though I wish they would move the "Change Theme" button in the Home Options Menu down a notch or two so that the brightness setting is on the top. I'm always readjusting that to balance visibility and battery life in the current situation.

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#24

ToastyYogurt commented on Video: Début Footage of UCraft Aims to Show M...:

Every time I see something by this guy (yeah, the developer is one guy), I become more and more convinced that he has no idea how to make appealing asthetics. His trailers and games just feel so generic. Yeah, I understand it's just one guy working on these games, but I feel like it shouldn't be too hard to take his minimal resources and make a more attractive experience. Though he might need some help if he wants to make an actually good game.

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#25

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.

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#29

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.

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#30

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:
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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.

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#33

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.

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#36

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.

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#38

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.

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#39

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.)

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#40

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.

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#41

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....

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#43

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

Link in Mariokart?
WHAT?!

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.

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#44

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.

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#46

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."

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#47

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.

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#49

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.