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Sun 5th February, 2012

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TruenoGT commented on Head Teachers in the UK Issue Warning to Paren...:

I'm only sort of kidding, but aren't these crass, ultraviolent games for kids anyway? Most adults I know don't enjoy the immature themes and tasteless romps of GTA, etc, as the lack of subtly, poor narratives and glorification of violence in most of these games generally appeals more broadly to younger people who may not know why it's odd to enjoy realistic and often senseless depictions of killing.

More on topic, I think a better solution would be to have classes for kids to understand this type of media and it's context in broader society. Censorship and blame never work, but education is generally a good bet.



TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: The Legend of Zelda on Wii U Ma...:

I have so many games on my backlog, they could wait until 2018 to release it. I'm excited for it, but a delay is no worries for me. I don't think it'll be a system mover anyway, so more room for other games to take the spotlight.



TruenoGT commented on Satoru Iwata Defends Timing of DeNA Deal, Teas...:

They're darned if they do, darned if they don't. Classic Nintendo doesn't appear to be going anywhere for the foreseeable future, so let's see how it unfolds. Things may change, but as long as there's even a modest audience for traditional gaming experiences, companies will be here to serve them.



TruenoGT commented on 3DS Action Puzzler Pazuru Arrives On The Europ...:

It's always a red flag for me when non-Japanese developers have a Japanese name and a Japanese themed game. Maybe it should be equally annoying when Japanese developers use English words and western themes, but for some reason it's not.



TruenoGT commented on Iwata: Nintendo NX Will Surprise People And Ch...:

While there's been plenty of great games (for me at least), there feels like so much untapped potential for Wii U and the dual screen console concept. I hope that by the time NX takes shape, the Wii U's promise is better fulfilled even if the mass market hasn't supported it well. Either way, I don't doubt Nintendo's ability to at least capture our imagination with their next attempt.



TruenoGT commented on Rumour: Metal Gear Creator Hideo Kojima Is Lea...:

I don't know how Kojima can hate Nintendo when against all odds, there's a port of MGS3 (with tons of updates and unique features) on 3DS. I can't think of a less likely game to be made in the last several years. Konami's been phasing out of gaming relevancy for many years and this is just another sign. Glad Kojima can finally use his creativity to control his own destiny and can't wait to see his next move.



TruenoGT commented on Interview: Nintendo's Hiro Yamada On The Chall...:

@EarthboundBenjy I wonder this too, it seems like direct selection of techniques during battle would be ideal for touch (i.e. rather than cycling through to select). It might be that the fast pace of battles and necessity of constant camera control make repositioning one's hands to use the touchscreen impractical. Will be interesting to see how Wii U's X uses the gamepad's touchscreen.



TruenoGT commented on Satoru Iwata And DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu Discus...:

Despite what some people think, Nintendo like to be challenged and they'll blaze their own trail rather than simply copy their rivals. I look forward to the hopefully positive impact they'll have on the often questionable mobile gaming scene.



TruenoGT commented on Nintendo NX Will Be About Creating "Fun New Wa...:

NX featuring the all new POWER BOOT, bundled with Play Action Football 2017. You heard it here first!
Being serious, it's a little soon, but few things get me more excited than the prospect of what Nintendo may do next with hardware.



TruenoGT commented on Reaction: The Nintendo 'NX', and Why We Think ...:

I just hope an "NX platform" would also play Nintendo's smart device games as well. I'd hate to see them combine their dedicated gaming platforms just as they create a new split. Seems that including multi-touch capacitive screen (with active stylus) on the controller/handheld could support everything past and future.



TruenoGT commented on Guide: Everything We Know So Far About Nintend...:

This development doesn't excite me, but Nintendo is rapidly losing relevance for a big part of the market and they have to do something. If they can find a way to serve and profit from the massive smartphone/tablet community without undermining the dedicated games market, then OK. If you look at the massive load of crap that is most of the smart device games market, Nintendo could potentially clean house by actually making quality software.



TruenoGT commented on Etrian Mystery Dungeon Just Misses Top Spot in...:

Looks like a Musou DQ game was a better move than a MMO DQ game. Really wonder what they'll do for the next traditional entry and where it'll appear. A few months ago, I would have said portable for sure (mobile, 3DS or Vita), but with how well DQ Heroes is doing, maybe it could end up being a PS4 game instead.



TruenoGT commented on New Nintendo 3DS XL Charging Cradle Goes Up fo...:

Also did people see you can also now order New XL alternate back covers? They always did for other units, but they even have the Zelda MM and Monster Hunter ones. You could have a pretty BA Iron Man 3DS XL if you put the gold back on a red 3DS! :)



TruenoGT commented on Don't Seethe Too Much Over Xbox One Shovel Kni...:

@MasterBlaster I'll stand by my earlier statement that I don't have a huge problem with it, but I just find some examples kind of cheapens the experience. I can see developers trying to broaden the appeal of a game, but when it's happening in so many games, it makes it less special. When Link was in Soul Calibur 2, it was like "oh, crazy!" and now this type of thing is pretty common and a bit overdone IMO.



TruenoGT commented on Feature: Ten Upcoming Nindie eShop Games to Wa...:

Runbow does look really fun. Calling Boxboy an indie game seems like a stretch, but regardless looks great. Reminds me of the golden age of cool DSiWare and WiiWare titles where Skip Ltd were really cranking out the weird and interesting games.



TruenoGT commented on Don't Seethe Too Much Over Xbox One Shovel Kni...:

@Grumblevolcano I wouldn't say I'm against it really, just not a huge fan of it, though I'm glad others really enjoy it. The Fire Emblem/STEAM connection seems a little less silly because the developers of both franchises are the same and game play styles are the somewhat similar, but in general it does seem like they're pandering a bit. It's more the things like Spawn in Soul Calibur or (rumored) Sweet Tooth in Mortal Kombat X that have me scratching my head at times.



TruenoGT commented on Don't Seethe Too Much Over Xbox One Shovel Kni...:

I'm a big Battletoads fan, but the whole cameos of completely unrelated franchises in games trend (especially console exclusive ones) is getting old for me... Whether it's this, the Mortal Kombat games, Soul Calibur games, Bit.Trip Runner, etc. It waters down the core game's image and feels like one step shy of putting a commercial in a game. It's too bad some companies think that these games can't stand on their own merits.



TruenoGT commented on Video: See the Virtual Boy's Star Fox Wannabe,...:

@Airfrog Even if Nintendo felt it was financially viable to go through the emulation effort, light colors on dark backgrounds are the bane of the 3DS' 3D effect, it would be ghosting city. Our only hope is that someday Nintendo see the value in re-making the few good games into full color 3DS games. Wario Land, Mario Clash, and Teleroboxer would be a great start IMO. Red Alarm was 3rd party, so good luck that ever happening, emulated or otherwise.



TruenoGT commented on Woah Dave! Getting Free Deluxe Update On 3DS, ...:

Sweet, I just checked and my Steam version was updated, wonder if 3DS will hit with the NA update today? I'd also get for Wii U if it goes on super sale or they do a promotion if you have the 3DS version. Love this game...



TruenoGT commented on Feature: Say Hello To The CPS Changer, Capcom'...:

I remember that SNES joystick, never knew about the console! Way cool! I'd have loved some perfect home versions of these games back then. Glad we've got Capcom Classics for $10 used to get our CPS1 fix these days! :)



TruenoGT commented on Former Sega of America CEO Talks Out on the Co...:

@electrolite77 This is a weird time, I'm not sure if any of the current gaming business models is particularly sustainable... you've got the $.99 or F2P flash-in-the-pan mobile side, the increasingly convoluted and buggy "AAA"/DLC model that you see on XB1/PS4, the wait until it costs $5 or less on Steam mindset on the PC side, and the traditional $40-50 for a modest game on the Nintendo side. All I've seen is the hollowing out of the middle-class developer to where there's just super small devs and mega-publishers. To me Nintendo's path seems the most reasonable, but the majority of the market is generally rejecting it so they've got to start getting creative one way or another...