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Tomires

Tomires

Czech Republic

Joined:
Sun 1st July, 2012
Website:
http://www.lvlup.cz

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Tomires

#5

Tomires commented on Nintendo Looking Into "Little Experiences" on ...:

@unrandomsam Well, that may be a solution, but it requires lugging around yet another piece of hardware and doesn't work universally across all games. Shield is great, but it's way too huge.

@Kosmo That depends. I actually prefer huge AAA games for I usually play my Vita in a uni cafeteria/library between classes and those breaks usually last 1.5h (at minimum) and I don't want to take my laptop+charger+gamepad/mouse everywhere to get my gaming fix. It already has a reasonably big library of original titles + PSP (didn't really like the system tbh) + PSone (to get your FF fix). That coupled with incredible video playback options and a /useable/ browser are more than enough to warrant a purchase for me.

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#6

Tomires commented on Nintendo Looking Into "Little Experiences" on ...:

@Kosmo Not powerful enough? Really? A quick look at the spec sheet of your latest iPhone / pretty much any mid-high end Android device will prove otherwise. Unless you're talking about low end knock-offs that is. 3DS, on the other hand, is MASSIVELY underpowered.

So no, it's not about phones not being powerful enough, it's all about the interface. You simply cannot experience "REAL" games with nothing but a touch screen and a few gyroscopes.

I would also like to counter your opinion about Vita. It's far from mediocre and I ended up using it more than my 3DS. Maybe you should try one before drawing into conclusions (unless of course you've owned one in the past six months).

In the end, no game from this year (apart from GTA V that is) can top Link Between Worlds.

Tomires

#11

Tomires commented on European Development Support For Nintendo Syst...:

Sony is really trying to pick up the sales of the Vita (even though they've done quite a few missteps, for instance not giving poor handheld taste of the limelight @ E3). I think it will pick up the pace when PS4 hits the market, I doubt it will reach 3DS levels though, Nintendo is still king of dedicated handheld market. They are really losing it in the home segment though. They sure need to Cast a mighty spell that will usher into a nice Dream. See what I did there? :)

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#12

Tomires commented on European Development Support For Nintendo Syst...:

@Vita - it's because Sony is really pushing indies at the moment, giving PS accreditations left and right and helping them get it onto the market. I don't really see Nintendo doing this with the 3DS. Take a look at Kickstarter - most games are bound to Win/Mac/Lin/iOS/Android(+OUYA, GStick, whatever) and occasionally PS4/Vita/WiiU.

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#13

Tomires commented on Nintendo Denies Permission For a Live Stream o...:

And that's only one nail in the coffin, they others being lack of third party support, region lock, less powerful hardware and rather uninspired sequels in main series, so while the fledging 3DS gets blockbusters such as FE:A and SMT, Wii U is stuck with yet another Donkey Kong Country and a copy of Super Mario 3D Land with multiplayer tacked onto it. (Yes, I am aware that similiar games exist on the handheld platform, but they are outweighed by interesting new IPs) Where is the killer app (e.g. new Zelda or proper 3D Mario)? The closest game to this title would have to be Lego City Undercover. Innovation please! And start using the second screen or start bundling Wii U with a Pro Controller. + drop the price by $50 or this thing gets toasted on arrival of PS4. </endrant>

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#14

Tomires commented on Nintendo Denies Permission For a Live Stream o...:

Whoever is in charge of Nintendo's PR department is doing it wrong. They desperately need free publicity especially with Wii U's sales in the toilet. And here they are trying to Mattrick the whole company. Ah well, bad for them I guess.

Tomires

#15

Tomires commented on Club Nintendo Japan Falls Victim to Hack Attack:

Well, if somebody uses the same password for e-banking/paypal/whatever as for general websites, they deserve to get a lesson on online security. It's the same as leaving your car open with keys in the ignition (outside of certain Nordic countries that is).

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#16

Tomires commented on Club Nintendo Japan Falls Victim to Hack Attack:

What's up with hacking such meaningless services as of late? It's not like they contain valuable info... except for maybe passwords, but hey, who doesn't use a unique password for these sites is just begging to get robbed...

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#17

Tomires commented on Ouya Heralds Emulation By Tweeting Image of Su...:

@Joshers744 See? I am considering an Ouya mainly for its stellar support of XBMC (multimedia, yo). If they utilize hardware acceleration then this thing will blow Raspberry Pi out of the water in terms of raw performance for movie playback. And hey, it even blows Wii U (no multimedia capabilities outside of streaming services that aren't available outside of US and A) and I am pretty sure PS4/Xbone won't come to this level of comfort + they will suck much more electricity out of the socket.
I might download a game from time to time or try my hand at the SDK but right now this is what I'd like to do with the little bugger.

Tomires

#20

Tomires commented on Ouya Heralds Emulation By Tweeting Image of Su...:

Maybe they should reach an agreement with Nintendo to sell those old NES titles. Picture this: Balloon FIght. For 5 euros. A pop.

Now in all seriousness, it is ethically wrong to advertise a product in such way, however offering emulators (albeit practically condemning piracy) isn't in itself an illegal act. The code behind such emulators is (at least in these cases) written by the creators of the software and it doesn't contain any copyrighted material from Nintendo.
TL;DR if they don't pack BIOS &/or ROMs with it, they're fine

Tomires

#21

Tomires commented on New StreetPass Mii Plaza Update Resolves DLC C...:

Alright, found a fix (for the fix) - If you somehow mess up during the download and aren't able to get into the plaza proper, check your Data Management tab in System Settings and delete add-on content (NOT extra data) for StreetPass Mii Plaza. Then just start the app again and it will download all data for you.

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#22

Tomires commented on New StreetPass Mii Plaza Update Resolves DLC C...:

I hope they push the notification once again or put the update on eShop otherwise my Mii Plaza is as good as dead.

Still don't understand how they can mess up something as simple as patch distribution. Having an update button directly inside an application that instantly crashes on start-up, how genius is that?

Tomires

#24

Tomires commented on New StreetPass Mii Plaza Update Resolves DLC C...:

Is there any way to force the app to update on start-up? I booted it up and immediately got an option to download an update. However, the download failed and booted me straight to the home menu. So I launched the software again but it no longer gives me an option to update. I cannot update it manually via the app, because it crashes immediately after I "get" the Pixel Mario hat.

Tomires

#26

Tomires commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

PC: Tomb Raider
X360: Halolz 4 MP (free live weekend, yay -.-)
3DS: Gathering dust for the time being

Also need to push myself towards wrapping up FF XIII-2 (X360). Only then can I start playing Alone In The Dark (PC), which I got from my girlfriend.
Oh, and lots and lots of non-gaming stuff as well :P

Tomires

#29

Tomires commented on 18-Rated Content on Wii U eShop Only Accessibl...:

"Videogames are violent" quote, here we go again. No, seriously, I think this is just a load of bollocks. I thought Wii U had a parental control system built-in... Same deal with the 3DS. And I don't think keeping 18+ from accessing content during specific hours is going to help. It's proper censorship that. But yeah, there are not many M-rated games specific to Nintendo platforms, so I'll just stick to the PC with all my violent and gory needs. Kthxbai!

@Klinny Well, neither XBLA nor Steam have to adhere to any stupid rules.

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#31

Tomires commented on How Many Nintendo References Can You Spot In A...:

got 19
A - Angry Birds
B - Bioshock
C - Cogs (?) - FALSE :(
D - Donkey Kong
F - Frogger
G - Guitar Hero
H - Halo
K - Katamari Damacy
L - Limbo
M - Megaman
N - NiGHTS Into Dreams
O - Oregon Trail
P - Portal
Q - Q*bert
S - Super Mario (World)
T - Tetris
U - Uncharted
X - Xevious
Y - Ys
and Z - Zelda
:)

Tomires

#32

Tomires commented on 3DS eShop Set for Maintenance in Europe, Right...:

My personal wishlist:
5% - frequent "Steam-ish" sales
25% - option to pay directly by credit card (NSMB2 DLC already allows that mind you)
40% - GBA titles available for download
75% - Picross E - Club Nintendo Edition available for download (already available in Japan)

Tomires

#36

Tomires commented on Talking Point: Why is Nintendo Not at Gamescom?:

While I am going to Gamescom regardless of whether Nintendo is or isn't there, they should think of other excuse than running "sampling events throughout Germany". There are gamers like me who visit Gamescom from abroad, you know.

Tomires

#37

Tomires commented on New Super Mario Bros. 2 Will Cost £39.99 to D...:

Hah, it's even more expensive than the retail version. Sorry Nintendo, but I think I'll pass on this one. I only buy games digitally if they are way cheaper than their retail counterparts. I'll take that golden box with a cartridge, manual, new game smell and a free coin instead.

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#43

Tomires commented on Mario & Sonic eShop App Hits the UK:

Availability confirmed for Czech Republic. But then again, I've got my region locale set to the UK as the only apps available in eShop over here are the free ones and that doesn't even include demos and trailers.

What bums me up is that I cannot use Nintendo Video/Eurosport apps without fiddling with region settings every time. Gave up on these srsly.

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#44

Tomires commented on Talking Point: What Games Are You Playing This...:

Wow, that sure is a lot of Borderlands action. Finished my co-op playthrough earlier this week (PC), now we're doing the 'The Secret Armory of General Knoxx' DLC.

In other news, I finally bought a 3DS (the hot Zelda LE one, yum) - I bit the bullet and decided the XL is way too huge to carry around - wasn't a huge fan of the DSi XL either. So my game list prior to Steam sales looks like this:

3DS: TLoZ: OoT 3D + Super Mario 3D Land
360: Halo CE: Anniversary + Final Fantasy XIII
PC: Dead Space + Dota 2

My backlog:
http://www.backloggery.com/tomires