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Sun 5th February, 2012

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TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Must Take Careful Step...:

As a business practice, I don't think Mario Golf is a particularly egregious example of anti-consumer DLC practices (though I'm not a fan overall), but I get concerned for the long term archiving of these types of things. With the advent of closing online servers, it's already becoming impossible to enjoy a game for what it was when released, and fragmenting content up into this distributed DLC, it becomes even more tricky for 5, 10, 20 years out to be able to enjoy this content. Think about Satellaview and other older services, where it's really challenging to enjoy this historical Nintendo content legally or otherwise.



TruenoGT commented on Review: NES Remix 2 (Wii U eShop):

Sounds great and I loved the first one, but it's a bit too soon for a sequel for me. Continuing on the backlog until Mario Kart and get this down the road.



TruenoGT commented on Poll: Have Your Say on Nintendo Direct Bonanza...:

@GamerOZO I'm with you, the 2013 e3 direct was great. When they do the e3 stage show, they inevitably have to spend time pandering to 3rd party executives, and they spend more time trying to impress the media and shareholders with sales data and other business crap. Last year was all about Nintendo talking directly to their customers, focusing on games and cutting out a lot of the fluff.



TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: Amazon Fire TV is an Early Warn...:

Generalizing here, but it seems the only games selling consistently on consoles are the routine western, "AAA", big budget stuff, and the only games selling on mobile are the 30 second time waster games. Neither is really viable for this product, and games in-between these two extremes aren't going to satisfy either audience (other than Minecraft). I don't see much opportunity here for Amazon unless they can attract some HUGE exclusive in an existing franchise.



TruenoGT commented on Microsoft's Ken Lobb: Metroid Prime Wouldn't H...:

I agree 100% with Klobb, but it's a balancing act for sure. Retreating to older styles is a little of what's bugging me about recent game trends. For example, no doubt games in the DKC Returns series and NSMB series are solid titles, but I'm getting tired of this 2D platformer "renaissance" that's bolstered further by low budget indie titles. It's been a while since we've seen a true game changer like Virtua Fighter, Mario 64, Metroid Prime, Resident Evil, Ocarina of Time, Tomb Raider, GTA3, Wii Sports, Gran Turismo, Super Mario Kart, etc, etc, Games that really challenged the status quo or invented new genres altogether.



TruenoGT commented on Super Smash Bros. Hitting 3DS This Summer, Wii...:

It's disappointing, but smart. More people will buy both because it will be like a whole new game once the Wii U version comes out. Man, gonna be slim pickins this year on Wii U unless there's a lot of surprises in the pipe.



TruenoGT commented on GameSpy Shutting Down All Online Servers on 31...:

Meanwhile PC games from nearly 20 years ago using peer-to-peer and/or user hosted dedicated servers are still going strong. It's pro/cons for ease of use, but console gamers especially have been experiencing the major CONS of this type of company hosted infrastructure in recent years.



TruenoGT commented on Hardware Classics: Sega Saturn:

Last fall I met a guy to sell him something on Craiglist, and as we got to talking, he mentioned that on the way to meet, he had just sold his Sega Saturn to a used game shop (not thinking I would have any idea what that was). I was like, "oh man, I would have traded for that!" :) We got to talking about classic Treasure games and Japanese imports... our transaction had nothing to do with video games so to have that conversation was such a surprise!



TruenoGT commented on EA Boss Peter Moore Apologises For Frostbite's...:

I'd hate to be a PR person in the age of Twitter. Every person in the world (except those in restricted countries sadly) has a global microphone and they're not afraid to use it. Ultimately, not very professional on the OP's part.
Please watch the profanity — TBD



TruenoGT commented on Feature: The Biggest Wii U Games of 2014 - Spr...:

To be honest, I'm hoping for something else this year that really shows off the Wii U, as none of these games are particularly groundbreaking. That said, all of them are sure to be really solid, and I'm most excited for MK8... It would be X, but LOL at it coming out in 2014 in the west.



TruenoGT commented on Square Enix To Focus Less on the 'Global Aspec...:

Great to hear this from SE. Back in the day, their small teams made the games they wanted to make. They didn't have 100 developer cooks in the kitchen nor the millions of customer cooks around the world and focus groups they tried to pander to. If good developers/artists stick to their vision without worrying about too many external influences, it seems more often than not, they can make something great.



TruenoGT commented on Poll: Have Your Say On The GamePad's Role With...:

GBA will be on the 3DS' successor which will hopefully be powerful enough to emulate the games properly. It takes a honking PC to accurately emulate GBA and even SNES games at full speed, and the 3DS just can't do it. This isn't Nintendo being dumb or trying to force people to Wii U. If you want to play portable GBA games in the meantime, just buy a GBA and the games, they're pretty cheap used these days.



TruenoGT commented on Dragon Quest X Reaches One Million Sales In Japan:

Most games seem to do better in Japan when they stick to tradition, and DQX was anything but traditional DQ. I'm guessing it wouldn't be worth localizing to bring it over here... MMOs are pretty hit and miss as is and Dragon Quest isn't exactly brimming with popularity in the west otherwise we'd see safer releases like the DQ Monsters games and DQVII for 3DS.



TruenoGT commented on Mario Party: Island Tour Makes Japanese Chart ...:

Are there any more notable 3DS retail games coming any time soon? Besides Mario Golf (and Kirby in the west), it seems like there's not much else besides Smash Bros. on the horizon. Wonder if Nintendo has some tricks up their sleeve.



TruenoGT commented on Industry Veteran Peter Molyneux Warns The Indi...:

Hopefully we're back in the middle ground before too long. The so-called "AAA" games and publishers are becoming worse all the time (IMO) and most indie games are just too "raw" for me. Back in the SNES/Genesis days (and even into PS1), there were tons of medium size publishers making a good variety of polished games across many genres.

Now days it's just massive publishers and tiny indies only, the developer "middle class" has been hollowed out. Hopefully many of these indie folks grow into bigger, but not too big teams and don't get bought out by EA, etc so they can make more complete and fleshed out experiences.



TruenoGT commented on Two Tribes Shoots Down the Possibility of Toki...:

There just seemed to be too many questions around the TT2's release for me to bite. Between delays, missing features, the need for updates to improve the game, concerns about feature parity with the PC version... it just kind of killed my interest. There's just too many great games these days that come out with less drama, that it was hard to make time for it even though it definitely originally interested me as a Wii U owner.



TruenoGT commented on Latest Assassin's Creed Announcement Continues...:

Oh well, these big lumbering publishers days are numbered anyway with the way development economics are going. The future is with smaller, more nimble studios who can take more risks and bring more creativity back to the industry. DLC, Season Pass, Online Pass, and other "AAA" tropes can die a slow death as far as I'm concerned.



TruenoGT commented on Hori is Bringing Some Awesome Mario Kart 8 Gam...:

@King47 I've got a gamepad skin to cure my fingerprint OCD on the black gamepad and it totally does the trick. I don't recall the brand, but it was licensed I got it at Wal-Mart last year. They are matte finish and came in black, red, blue and pink. I went with black and I'll never go back.

Also those Wii wheels would look pretty boss with the Mario and Luigi remotes... :)