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ToxorAxiom

ToxorAxiom

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#1

ToxorAxiom commented on Rumour: Rockstar Won't Be Bringing WWE Or Gran...:

@GameLord08 First, you regarded my moral stance as a "personal opinion" and then accused me of using "that as an excuse to remain in denial of the Wii U's tangible issues." I didn't bring up the Wii U's issues. The issue for me was (and is) Rockstar's M-rated franchises. That's pulling wool over the eyes of others regarding why I said what I did in the first place. My stance here is regarding morality, not business, and I can make that stand freely. Morally, they are garbage. Not opinion. Fact. Don't want to discuss it here? ("...not the time, nor the place...") Then don't reply in the first place. Simple.

This is a comments section of a public website and we're still free to make a stance if we wish, as we are also free to ignore them.

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#2

ToxorAxiom commented on Rumour: Rockstar Won't Be Bringing WWE Or Gran...:

@GameLord08 Fail again. I´m not talking about the Wii U´s issues, you are. I said the series is immoral crap. Morality, not business. And the matter of morality is an opinion to you? Tell that to Amanda Berry and the other two poor women who´ve recently escaped the hands of their captor Ariel Castro. Tell them that what he did was just a matter of his own ´´personal opinion´´ and not a moral issue. I´ve said it once and I´ll say it again, immoral is still immoral, simulated or otherwise! Financial issues, critical acclaim, lack of popular franchises and the like has had nothing to do with what I said in the first place, yet people here like you here keep trying to pull the wool over our eyes by clouding the moral stand I took with ones pertaining to business, ratings and even childish name-calling. Get it right already.

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#3

ToxorAxiom commented on Rumour: Rockstar Won't Be Bringing WWE Or Gran...:

@GameLord08 This franchise was immoral crap before it was one of the most top-rated, third-party franchises in modern gaming. The Postal series doesn´t have the popularity or high ratings that the GTA franchise has, but that doesn´t make the content any more moral. And if it became even more popular than GTA today, it wouldn´t make it any more immoral either.

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#5

ToxorAxiom commented on Rumour: Rockstar Won't Be Bringing WWE Or Gran...:

@Elhijodelrio Last I heard, stealing cars, killing cops, dealing drugs and banging prostitutes were immoral acts, simulated or otherwise. You think that's just a matter of personal opinion? Then answer me this: would you take the same stand for one of those Japanese rape simulators? (Yes, they are considered video games.)

@GuyMan Yeah... really. Take a good look. You give yourself and others like you a bad name like 'man children' by resorting to childish name-calling ('moralfags'?) instead of mannered, intellectual discourse. Grow up.

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#9

ToxorAxiom commented on CNN Money: Nintendo Is "Tone Deaf" To Industry...:

Why-- oh, why did the top brass at Nintendo decide to place "Wii" in the title of their next-gen console? Bad, bad idea. That, to me, right there is a sign that Nintendo has lost touch with reality. People out there are waiting for the next-gen systems called PS4 and 720... and don't even realize that the first one of the new generation of consoles has been released! Or maybe they've been over-saturated with Nintendo so much that they don't care about them anymore. It's possible. Even I have to admit that Mario seems ho-hum now... what did it for me then, doesn't do for me now.

That said, what is with the CNN story? Is this what passes for objective journalism nowadays? Looks more like a blog post. =/

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#12

ToxorAxiom commented on Talking Point: The Wii U Virtual Console Has S...:

@UnseatingKDawg Oh, yeah... and a wonderful RPG at that. It's one of several of its era (including Final Fantasy VI, Tactics Ogre and Chrono Trigger) that is still infinitely playable today. Memorable characters & scenarios, hilarious dialogue, and home to a classic soundtrack that'll bring you warm fuzzies later in your years. (Winters theme, anyone?) Yet this one has got a wild sense of humor... and towards the end, horror. Y'know, the kind of strange, quirky sh*t that could only come out of Japan, lol.

In other words, if you're the eccentric type, then this game has had your name written all over it since it released; you only just found out now. =)

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#15

ToxorAxiom commented on The Image Of Tharja In A Swimsuit Nintendo Of ...:

@shinobi88 That implies the game had class to begin with, which, if the censorship is any primary indication, had none in the first place. (Play any of the earlier FE games in this series and you'll understand where I'm coming from.)

Myself, after having learned how to be master over my desires, I expect a modicum more maturity in this medium now, naïve an expectation as that may be. To quote Bill Sampson in the classic film All About Eve: "The one thing - what I go after, I want to go after. I don't want it to come after me."

So, they can keep their "suggestive themes." As a grown 29-year-old man, I expect better.

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#16

ToxorAxiom commented on The Image Of Tharja In A Swimsuit Nintendo Of ...:

Okay, you've got our attention by your censorship, Nintendo. But for what, exactly? I mean, is this the kind of censorship that's really worth getting upset over-- some hypersexualized anime bimbo? This is the crap worth liberating from the dictatorial grasp of Big Brother N? Yeah, yeah, the hypocrisy of the West, allowing violence but censoring the sexual-- what else is new. YAWN. I'd like to see these fanboys get the guts to get off their keyboards and out in to Real Life to picket the Nintendo offices over this-- this, this... outrage! Just for the rights to view some animated girl's bikini ass. [Scoffs, shakes head]

Well, it's not like the FE series has been brought to a kind of smutty sensationalism, right? Not a drop in quality anywhere, just the same great drama of stories and characters in the tradition of the series' past. And hey, how about those microtransactions that will all round up with your initial purchase to double the cost of what you paid? Nothing to picket over there. So, be of good cheer then, children! You'll always have your dedicated hentai sites to make up for such a blunder. =)

@Rect_Pola Hey, 'Rect-Pola, has this made your head explode? Hahaha XD

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#20

ToxorAxiom commented on Weirdness: Nintendo of Europe Didn't Want "Boi...:

@Humphries90 Agreed. It's one of the reasons I became turned off from continuing onward with it and ended up selling it. Definitely a turn for the worse, considering the decent dialogue found in NA's Fire Emblem for the GBA-- I actually found myself caring for the characters there, a rare occurrence in the medium.

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#21

ToxorAxiom commented on Okami Announcement Teased For Next Week:

@ToxieDogg Well, gaming is a pretty subjective medium to begin with, so it's gonna differ from gamer to gamer; our case here being an example. [Shrugs] It happens.

I'll tell you, though, I really wanted to like this game. I'm a big fan of both Viewtiful Joe and especially God Hand, so you can imagine my stubbornness by purchasing the same game three times on three different systems. Maybe it's the challenge that those games gave that had me expecting some of that in Okami. As I said before, even Zelda's ALttP required skill at times, with tension high that I might die. (Not that I expect all games to have a level of difficulty equal to a Treasure shooter.) Still, I digress...

Also had a similar experience with Valkyria Chronicles too-- it has all the elements I love about tactical RPGs, so you'd think I'd be right on board. Yet I didn't expect the Monster Hunter series to grab me like it has either... so, go figure, right? =S

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#22

ToxorAxiom commented on Okami Announcement Teased For Next Week:

@ToxieDogg Considering your avatar, I find it funny that you find Okami even the slightest bit challenging. Because it isn't. Even the fight against Orochi, which I was calming myself down for pre-battle, was a joke-- I could barely finish the fight I was so let down. (I felt like Jake LaMotta goin', "Hit me, you bum!") And I'm not even complaining about the hand-held aspects of Issun that you mentioned. It ultimately doesn't matter how much content there is, or even that there's trophies; I expected some challenge to the gameplay, to which there was none. Viva Pinata had more challenge. And that sums up the gameplay of Okami: all bark, no bite.

Yeah, and it's pretty. Boring.

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#24

ToxorAxiom commented on Okami Announcement Teased For Next Week:

I bought it on PS2, didn't finish it. I bought it again on the Wii, didn't finish it. Then I tried it again by purchasing the HD remaster on the PSN and got the farthest I've ever been by pushing myself to complete it... and I couldn't.

Has anyone stopped to consider how easy this game is? I think that's the biggest turn-off for me about Okami. And don't gi'me that best-adventure-game-that-isn't-a-Zelda-game guff-- at least a classic like ALttP has a challenge, a need to develop controller skill to accomplish the goals. Same for other artsy titles, like Shadow of the Colossus. Okami just feels like going through the motions... artistically.

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#27

ToxorAxiom commented on Mother 3 Fan Offers Nintendo Free Translation ...:

@TheKingOfTown Should've asked me what I meant first instead of assuming. Because you'd have found out that I'm not talking about guns, but formula. The kind of formula that can become stagnant with some (or many) people. In my case, yes.

And this is the Bioformula: anti-hero with mysterious dark past must traverse through ruined/chaotic utopia and carve his own (i.e. your own) stylishly genocidal path to the evil dictator and find out the truth. Only... it isn't what it seems, he isn't who he seems, she isn't who she seems, truth isn't what it seems... oh, and it's more than just a game 'cause it's about the message and the twists and the parallels with real-life tyrants and religion is bad and patricide is good and blah blah blah, i.e. less gameplay and more preaching from a real-life, self-proclaimed know-it-all that happens to be the dicta-- I mean, leader of a mov-- I mean, game development team. "$60, please."

So, what else is new? Same ol', same ol'.

Oh, wait! GAMEPLAY. I almost forgot that's what I bought a gaming console for! Not to spend that much money on an 8-hour, semi-interactive psudo-movie, but an actual game to play. Lol

MH3U, FTW. =)

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#29

ToxorAxiom commented on Mother 3 Fan Offers Nintendo Free Translation ...:

@SnackBox Yeah, really. Is that supposed to be some kind of in-joke with Nintendo, or what?

As for this, perhaps there's hope... perhaps. I imagine it'll depend on the sales of Earthbound, which I hope will be a lot. Some of the best series are the most popular in Japan, like the Mother games and the Monster Hunter ones too.

Just slap a CoD/Bioshock logo on it and BAM! Instant sales in the West. Lol

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#30

ToxorAxiom commented on EarthBound Delay May Not Have Been Caused By M...:

Here's hoping that impressive sales of the VC release will prompt Itoi and Nintendo to do a Mother Trilogy for the 3DS. Maybe even wax up the fan service and include a big strategy guide/art book combo, soundtrack CD, special packaging, an official translation of Mother 1+3, etc. (I'll be honest, that's the biggest reason I keep holding back from selling my 3DS.) Like I said, hoping! =)

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#32

ToxorAxiom commented on Rumour: Wii U System Update Could Go Live Tomo...:

Unless Nintendo keeps on releasing the games we bought for the Wii's VC at a simple 30-cent cost to upgrade, or surprises us all with premium VC releases we never saw before, like Earthbound, for example, then I am not impressed. Because frankly, this $400 black slab of electronics and plastic deserves better. C'mon, Excitebike? Really...? Think I'll stick to MH3U.

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#37

ToxorAxiom commented on Amazon Lists The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker H...:

Well, this is just my own opinion-- I'm no authority of any kind for this subject. But being a dedicated gamer on the buying end for almost 20 years does give me a bit of insight. Plus my own fanboy-ism has been rocked by many of their decisions and products in the past few years, i.e. Super Mario Anniversary set, initial 3DS pricing, and now this. I'm not going to pledge my allegiance to any company based on the past any more-- it's what they do now that matters. But is an HD remake worth $60? Not even if I was wealthy.

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#38

ToxorAxiom commented on Amazon Lists The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker H...:

@SCAR392 You have to remember that the reason why those cartridges cost so much is because of greed. In the last days of Earthbound being sold in retail stores, it was being rid of as low as $5.99 at Zellers, brand new. Now a complete copy finishes at auction at around $600. I'd also like to add that the Mother series in Japan is not even this expensive at used. Nevermind this supply-and-demand jargon we hear-- greed is still greed, no matter how rare. If they can release rarities on the VC like Super Mario RPG and Ogre Battle for $8 apiece, they can release these for the same fair prices. But for HD upgrades, more than $20 per game is a rip-off. Period.

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#39

ToxorAxiom commented on Amazon Lists The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker H...:

@russellohh Both the Zelda series and the J&D series are quality games for their respective genres, but to price $60 for a single game, already once sold for the same price 10 years ago, is ludicrous. You can't justify such a price for a repeat game in these hard economic times, even if it was Earthbound in HD. But Nintendo still charges $60 because that's exactly it: the Zelda logo is smeared on it, so they figure they can get away with charging the same full retail price for a 10-year-old game. They're the only company I know of that is doing this. (Not even the greedy Capcom charged $60 for RE4 in HD and that game is a masterpiece in its genre.) I'm not going to get down on my knees to pay almost $70 for an almost 10-year-old title just because it has the big Z on it. Oh, wait-- the sales numbers are going to show people like me how wrong they are, right? By that logic, we should all be Bieber fans. As carnival huckster P.T. Barnham once opined, "There's a sucker born every minute."

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#40

ToxorAxiom commented on Amazon Lists The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker H...:

Yet another reason why my Wii U is collecting dust while my PS3 can't get a day of rest. I just bought the Jak And Daxter trilogy-- three great games updated with HD graphics, 7.1 surround sound and trophy support. I paid $20 for the collection. See that, Nintendo?

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#45

ToxorAxiom commented on Renegade Kid Worried About 3DS Piracy:

Lol, principled hackers. Right. Not a single one of them is ignorant of the fact that piracy always follows after their "work", which in turn leads to more illegal downloads and more piracy justification. Just like with the Wii. My best friend used to say: "I'll download it to try it, and if I like it I'll buy it." A Xenoblade here, a World of Goo there... hours of gameplay later and it's, "I'm broke and can't afford it. Oh, well, they're rich enough. They won't miss my money." But guess who goes out of business. And it all starts with these well-meaning hackers, our light-bearing and benificent revolutionaries. "Every revolution bears the seeds of its own destruction." So, here we go again. >= (