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ZenTurtle

ZenTurtle

114, United Kingdom

I am about five-and-fifty years older than most of you young 'uns on the interwebs.

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Tue 29th April, 2014

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ZenTurtle

#8

ZenTurtle commented on Talking Point: The Pros, Cons and Questionable...:

Make games for the next Nintendo console, for crying out loud! It needs to launch with several high-quality (i.e 5-10) Nintendo-made games, and the same again, even more, games from other developers. There needs to be a commitment from the big development studios, and a proper online service, with a brilliant download store, full of many original Nintendo games as well as all their classic systems. They probably can't do this for 2016, but they need to get to work, so they can deliver such a system. Most importantly, it must be fun, and of course, abandon the 'Wii' name. It is not suitable for a console that is a clean break.

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#10

ZenTurtle commented on The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes Director...:

@Chrizzel28
Adding a female player character would have no impact on gameplay or story, so why can't there be an option? Link has practically no characterisation, communication is just gestures and facial expressions, so it would take very little work to add this as an option, and would please the people who want to play as a female character.

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#14

ZenTurtle commented on Reaction: The Concept of eShop 'Early Access' ...:

I'm all for it! Being more open with who can develop will bring in new talent and a greater variety of games! Most early-access games are great, and allowing feedback from people who play the games results in better games overall.

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#17

ZenTurtle commented on Nintendo Isn't Talking About NX Because It Doe...:

Wii U is dead, clearly. The new Legend of Zelda game will probably be a launch title of their next console, hence the various delays. Nintendo tried to innovate with the Wii U controller - it just made the console more expensive, and people just thought it was an add-on for the Wii. They need to drop the 'Wii' branding, and innovate with software. Who knows what ideas they have for the next console (Nintendo probably don't either), but so long as the games have enough support from other publishers, and are of a very high quality, then I think they could do well. Basically, Nintendo need to be seen as the software and hardware-maker to beat.

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#19

ZenTurtle commented on Pokémon Jukebox Arrives For Free on Android D...:

@Sgt_Ludby
On Android, pre-installed apps, such as the Google Apps and other things the manufacturer or mobile network installs (like the Galaxy Apps store on Samsung devices) usually cannot be uninstalled. If you use ADB from a PC, the device says 'permission denied'. It is extremely frustrating. You can 'disable' the apps in settings, so that they supposedly don't run, but they still take up storage space, which is really bad for devices with less than 16GB of storage.

Google can, and do remotely uninstall apps. For example, if an app is found to be malicious, they sometimes remove it. That is good for users, but it shows they can do it as they please. There are plenty of privacy issues with Google, and the Play store is no different. For me, I use F-Droid for apps. It's full of free and open-source apps, so it is most secure. I tried the Amazon app store but it needs an Amazon account with a real address. There is no problem with using Google Play if people want to, but there should be an effort to publish apps outside of it, at the very minimum by releasing the .APK file to install it wherever.

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#20

ZenTurtle commented on Pokémon Jukebox Arrives For Free on Android D...:

@Sgt_Ludby @Uberchu
Google Play is malware because you cannot uninstall it (without root permission, which stupidly voids the warranty), and it sends private information off to Google such as what apps a user has installed, with or without their permission, and allows Google to install and uninstall apps remotely.

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#22

ZenTurtle commented on Feature: Five Key Moments from Nintendo's E3:

The lack of a proper Animal Crossing game was really bad. Happy Home Designer and the party game seem to be things that would be extras in a full game, as if they canned a full release for... some reason. Other than that, it was OK. I'm really happy we are finally getting a multiplayer Legend of Zelda game with online play! That is something that will be loads of fun!

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#23

ZenTurtle commented on Nintendo Is A Slave To Its Past Success, Says...:

Splatoon is an example of a new game that could attract new audiences. To create more such games, they need lots of new talent. Making games that nobody has thought of yet will attract people that hadn't thought of buying Nintendo games.

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#27

ZenTurtle commented on First Impressions: Our Maiden Flight In Star F...:

They can redeem themselves by giving us another presentation with the games we wanted to see, or at least something about Zelda! Anything! We want to see the games they are working on, concept art, some early footage of games!

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#28

ZenTurtle commented on Triforce Heroes Resurrects Zelda Co-Op On Nint...:

@AlexSora89
Well, at least it will be widely available, unlike Anniversary Edition. However, I think that Four Swords (and Adventures) had a much superior game engine to A Link Between Worlds. Anniversary Edition should have had online play, but this does, which means it will be pretty good for me!

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#29

ZenTurtle commented on Triforce Heroes Resurrects Zelda Co-Op On Nint...:

It should be at least 4 player. I love hectic online battles! Will this be a true successor to Four Swords Adventures, I wonder?! Perhaps, if it was the same scope (and I wish it had the same game engine, FSA had the best 2D game engine in my opinion), I would like it more! Maybe they'll improve it somewhat before launch?

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#30

ZenTurtle commented on Feature: What We Expect from Nintendo's E3 Dig...:

Want a Fire Emblem anthology to complement FE 'If'. Also new Paper Mario game. New 2D Metroid could be good. A new Animal Crossing game would be fun too. Loved it on the DS, lost the 3DS copy somewhere :) maybe I will have to find it again!

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#33

ZenTurtle commented on Blast Ball Unveiled For Nintendo 3DS During Ni...:

Looks very Metroid-like to me. I would not be surprised if the two are related in some way. Perhaps, if they were to reveal some new Metroid game, they would communicate in some manner. Still, it's all speculation! This game could be fun.

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#36

ZenTurtle commented on Feature: Nintendo Franchises We Want to See at...:

@ikki5
Sticker Star was not a bad game, but was maybe not what people who had played other Paper Mario games really expected... or perhaps wanted. It was actually rather fun in its own way, but Thousand Year Door is probably the best in the series. They should build on a game like that, in my opinion. Super Paper Mario... I actually thought it was great! I found it really fun, I thought they were really experimenting with something new, which turned out brilliantly, it still felt like a Paper Mario game to me.

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#37

ZenTurtle commented on Feature: Nintendo Franchises We Want to See at...:

I love Paper Mario! The Thousand Year Door was brilliant. I would love to see a new game like that, although of course not just reusing it's gameplay mechanics. I would also love a way to unlock it, and all the other Paper Mario games (although I somewhat doubt they would let us have Sticker Star) at the end. Just... more Paper Mario! Building on the best games in the series! Not a game like Hotel Mario!

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#42

ZenTurtle commented on Fake amiibo Figures Spotted In The Wild:

@Nintendian
Keep in mind that 3D printing is very expensive, and it takes a long time: fake items are very cheapley made. 3D printing is best for making prototype items on a small scale, which would then be made from moulds. I doubt that the people who make counterfeit goods would go to the trouble of 3D printing thousands of figurines.

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#44

ZenTurtle commented on Minecraft Rival LEGO Worlds Released As Early-...:

I have too long invested in a particular Minecraft world (longer than people here have been alive) so I would pass on this. It's only on Steam, I do not like the DRM and the way it always sells stuff, and takes a large cut from developers' sales.

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#45

ZenTurtle commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android...:

@nostalgianinja
Android is no more vulnerable than Windows or (shudders) Apple Mac OS or iOS. At least anyone can patch the bugs, rather than what we have with Windows where bugs persist for decades or Apple where they patch bugs, and the patches don't work. If you are using an OEM version such as that of Samsung, updates do take forever. This is down to the OEM, not Android. If you use a custom ROM such as Cyanogenmod, updates are very frequent, and bugs get patched frequently.

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#46

ZenTurtle commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android...:

@BinaryFragger
FreeBSD is Unix, but AT&T never allowed them to use the name. As for Linux, it's GNU-Linux. People call GNU 'Linux' due to misinformation spread by Linus Torvalds (who coded Linux, the kernel). GNU is the OS, Linux the kernel used by the OS. Android uses the Linux kernel but not any GNU software. The good thing about UNIX and UNIX-like systems such as GNU is that it's all coded in C- so if Nintendo based their code off something like that then it would make porting games easier- they just recompile it for that platform. Which is maybe what they do already, but their consoles and handhelds being closed source we would never know.

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#47

ZenTurtle commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android...:

@AirElephant
I would not buy anything that is not AOSP, due to privacy issues with Google. They could do so much with it that is not possible when partnering with Google, and customise and optimise it greatly. Yet it will never happen. This is a rumour, nothing more, nothing less.

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#48

ZenTurtle commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android...:

@Kirk
You don't need to give Google power and control over Android, as evidenced by Replicant and Cyanogenmod, and even Amazon's version of Android for the Kindle Fire. You can use Android without Google: you do not even need a Google account to download applications, there are plenty of alternative appstores such as F-Droid, the Opera mobile store and the Amazon Appstore for Android. I use Cyanogenmod on my phone: it is quicker, more powerful, more secure and updates are daily rather than twice yearly. Android is made by Google but is not something that is controlled by them.

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#49

ZenTurtle commented on Rumour: Nintendo NX Could Use Google's Android...:

I love Android but only in the form of Replicant and Cyanogenmod. This is just a rumour. It would be a bit rubbish anyway as Nintendo would just lock it down so there was no root access and they probably wouldn't even allow sideloading of apps. It's pretty unlikely in the first place.

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#50

ZenTurtle commented on Fire Emblem If Allows You to Build and Manage ...:

@Doggedfrog @Monado_III
The problem is, it is impossible to find the GC game for any decent price, even used. The Wii game is less expensive but is pushing it for a 2007 game. These games, they are all right but not the best, so not essential Fire Emblem, or at least they're not essential if the prices are utterly extortionate. They are less expensive in the USA, but in the UK- £120 on eBay for the GC game, but people won't, or should not pay eBay prices. So, I think people should play FE Awakening or the GBA games on the Wii U (or actual cartridges). They are best for beginners, they help ease people into the strategy, although I would say the GBA ones are better. Or, you could wait for Fire Emblem 'If'.