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Sun 5th February, 2012

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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...



TruenoGT commented on ​Here's A Sneak Peek At The New Theatrhythm ...:

Despite being a fan of rhythm games, (classic) FF games, and DQ games, I really don't care for Theatrhythm at all (especially that art style...). If this comes west and NOT the other traditional DQ games (VII, etc), I'll be pretty darn disappointed.



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

Nintendo is becoming increasingly irrelevant to kids as every kid I see is gaming on a smartphone or tablet, playing Minecraft or some F2P whatever. Most mainstream adult players are on Xbox and PS so kids are "graduating" to those brands more and more, never getting exposed to Nintendo at all. At some point, the pool of gamers that can expose players to the Nintendo brand is getting older and smaller all the time so eventually, Nintendo needs to get creative with marketing on the devices people use to coax them to their platforms. I think you see something similar happening with Microsoft bringing basic versions of Office to iPad and Android, as mobile devices gradually cannibalize PC usage for basic users. It's risky, but Nintendo might do something similar with their properties in hopes to bring players to their hardware.



TruenoGT commented on 3DS Flashcard Users Playing ROMs Online Report...:

@JaxonH As with a lot of people, my thoughts on this topic are lengthy and complex, but I wanted to express agreement and support of your positions on this issue... well stated. I am in a very similar boat.

Another element to this discussion is that unlike other media such as movies, books and music, games are an incredibly proprietary medium and thus become progressively difficult to access as designed as time goes by. I can appreciate the role emulation, fan translations and the tools that facilitate them play in preserving and expanding the audience of the medium, however we all agree that the downsides (e.g. piracy) these tools can bring are very unfortunate. The downsides hurt more than ever because traditional game systems seem to have their back against the wall. It's sad more players don't understand that piracy of games (particularly those still being actively sold) undermines future development and leads to more anti-consumer tactics by publishers.



TruenoGT commented on Masahiro Sakurai Discusses his Thoughts on Vir...:

I'm only excited for VR (Oculus specifically) for iRacing. I believe (as it's always been) VR is going to be too niche for any mass market acceptance. Nobody wanted to use glasses to watch 3D TV, and this is like 1000x the discomfort/isolation factor. It'll be cool for certain games, science applications and educational factors, but I'm extremely skeptical it'll go beyond that until it's no longer "hey, put this big mask on" type of tech.



TruenoGT commented on Flipnote Studio 3D Has Been Delayed Once Again...:

I'm not complaining considering it looked unlikely that FNS3D was coming west at all, but considering the overall performance of the Club Nintendo site basically since it launched, how can they not have expected this?



TruenoGT commented on Dead Or Alive Producer Feels That A Cultural D...:

With the internet, every single person who can be offended has an equal voice, so all we hear about now is how someone, somewhere is offended by something. Everything will offend at least one person, so I say creators, screw it and keep on creating what you want. Boobs or no-boobs, I'm just glad Tecmo is still bringing the bright, colorful, over the top Japanese arcade style that has so died off in the last decade or two.



TruenoGT commented on Famitsu Article Reportedly Inks Out More Splat...:

As long as there's some text entry and/or preset options, I'm mostly happy about no voice in general. I think the addition of voice to multiplayer made playing online A LOT more obnoxious and drove me away from the scene in general. Back playing PC online multiplayer through the early/mid-2000s was a lot more palatable than it is today on PCs/consoles.



TruenoGT commented on Cult PlayStation 2 Title Legend Of Kay Is Gett...:

You know, a great Wii U remaster from that era would be Timesplitters 2. Gamepad vs. TV play, online play, pointer controls, etc. Seems like a game that would work well on the system and resonate well with Nintendo players given the Goldeneye and Perfect Dark roots. Oh well, I guess beggars can't be choosers in this era of Wii U big 3rd party game scarcity.



TruenoGT commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

Whether this path is sensible for Nintendo or not, at the end of the day, when you make money off of using someone else's creative work, the creator should be able to establish permission, have input into how it's presented and set the cost of said use. End of story.



TruenoGT commented on New Fire Emblem 3DS Title Set For Battle in Ja...:

I'm a little worried that Mario Maker could turn into a DLC-fest (i.e. pay for new themes, special tiles/sprites, etc), but I hope I'm wrong. Nintendo has been pretty conservative on this front, but on paper, MM seems like a game that could go in that direction.



TruenoGT commented on Masahiro Sakurai Once Again Highlights The Pos...:

He's done some amazing work, but it sounds like he needs to handle delegation better. From previous work experience, it's very easy to think you need to micromanage every aspect of the project to get what you want, but it's just not sustainable. Take a step back, let people surprise you and you might find you don't have to be involved in every design decision along the way for the next project.



TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: It's Time to Salute The Nintend...:

Here here. Things like Streetpass and 3D prove (for me) that Nintendo continues to deserve a place in the hardware market. Hardware is a big part of a game's identity and something precious would be lost if Nintendo were to defer to another maker's platform for their games. People that only see Nintendo for their franchise brand names and/or raw performance specs are missing the point entirely. Long live the 3DS and future Nintendo handhelds.



TruenoGT commented on Video: Eiji Aonuma Shows Off Gyroscope Aiming ...:

Love it, Ocarina 3D was great as well and new 3DS should be even easier with the better 3D. I suppose we'll see Splatoon style Gamepad aiming in the new Wii U Zelda, should be great. How did WWHD handle aiming? Could you aim with the Gamepad, play with the remote pointer or was simple analog stick aiming?



TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

@k8sMum The handheld market is definitely stronger than the Wii U, however relatively speaking to the GB, DS heydays, it's not doing so hot. I more meant that since overall Nintendo's business is not as strong as it was, that they're in less position to take risks, and presumably they saw some risk in selling both size New 3DS units in the US.



TruenoGT commented on Talking Point: The New Nintendo 3DS Could Be a...:

I just think the US handheld gaming market's not that healthy and it was deemed too risky to launch both sizes in the US at this time. It's not like Nintendo is setting the world on fire at the moment. I'm sure if the XL is successful, they'll at least consider bringing the small one out. Honestly, with all the great games available these days, just buy a few more games instead and enjoy!



TruenoGT commented on Video: See How The New Nintendo 3DS Compares T...:

Not like there's a choice in NA, but I'm going "Big Red", and will get a Hori TPU cover to mitigate the gloss finish. The small one is awesome, but those plates would be a money pit for me. Still, if they bring it to the US or I eventually cave to a Japanese unit, I'd maybe get a small one eventually.



TruenoGT commented on First Impressions: Taking To The Skies In Ace ...:

Enjoyed this series back on PS1, but never got around to picking up the 3DS one... looks like the wait paid off!

Along these lines, it'd be cool to see Namco also create an enhanced Ridge Racer 3D or sequel, maybe at 60fps with Amiibo support for car skins and online play/leaderboards? I ask too much.



TruenoGT commented on First Impressions: We're Really Feeling It Wit...:

The only thing that could make me double dip is if one can somehow transfer a save file from the Wii game. It'd be great to start a new game+ on the 3DS version someday, but I don't think I'd start again from scratch on a such a massive game.



TruenoGT commented on Poll: Which New Nintendo 3DS Will You be Buying?:

Household has 2 red XLs and a MM unit on order (one of these would have been a smaller, white unit if available). Will probably end up cancelling either the MM or 1 of the red XL pre-orders closer to launch as we only need two.



TruenoGT commented on Nintendo Download: 15th January (North America):

It'd be fun to see a poll for the game(s) people are most annoyed aren't released yet in each region. e.g. Metroid Zero Mission, DKC Trilogy, GBA Castlevanias, etc. This could consolidate all the complaining into one convenient thread. :)



TruenoGT commented on Nintendo of America Issues Non-Statement on th...:

I think it has to do with managing retail space/stock for the faceplates and extra models more than anything. Go into a Best Buy sometime and see the shrunken ghetto that is the Nintendo area relative to Sony and Microsoft. If Nintendo had a better relationship with Amazon (still can't believe that situation), they could have a better opportunity to sell online which would make stock management much easier.



TruenoGT commented on Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop:

Most looking forward to hopefully Kirby's Return to Dreamland coming over. Missed it's brief retail run and now it's stupid expensive to get even used. Also seems to me that Gamecube could be possible now via this method (playable via Wii mode), hopefully so and they take advantage of it.