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ZenTurtle

ZenTurtle

113, United States

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ZenTurtle

#4

ZenTurtle commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@Einherjar
All I want is a few SNES games on 3ds. And a proportion of the wii vc games (if possible depending on copyright) on the wii u. I think you will agree with me on that point. It would be nice, but it won't happen. This argument is ridiculous anyway. We've said enough. I think you will agree. Please don't send me another block of text.

ZenTurtle

#8

ZenTurtle commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@Einherjar
Don't talk condescendingly. :( We're all friends here...
...
You know, I do in fact agree with you. However, you're missing my point. The 3DS can emulate SNES games. It's all down to skill. Granted, emulation can get rather tricky, frustratingly so, (which I found out when I attempted to emulate a 1970s desktop calculator in C#). However, it can be done. Nintendo should be bringing these games to systems, and would reap the benefits in the form of nostalgia-fuelled buying frenzies. Anyway, it could easily be tackled by a team of just a few programmers (they employ many hundreds) or they could cheaply outsource it. And it would teach them a thing or two about listening to customers.

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#12

ZenTurtle commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@AG2014
That's ludicrous. Modern computers have something called anti-aliasing. To show how simple it is, i will post some pseudo code for it:

Define function PlotAntiAliasedPoint ( number x , number y )
For roundedx = floor ( x ) to ceil ( x ) do
For roundedy = floor ( y ) to ceil ( y ) do
percent_x = abs ( x - roundedx )
percent_y = abs ( y - roundedy )
percent = percent_x * percent_y
DrawPixel ( coordinates roundedx, roundedy , color percent (range 0-1) )

Resolution is not a problem. Nintendo's decisions are.

ZenTurtle

#15

ZenTurtle commented on Feature: Where Are The Super Nintendo 3D Class...:

@Dazza
Excuse me? There is no problem regarding the emulation. Nintendo's code-monkeys already wrote a working emulator for the wii, so there should be no problem emulating on any of their systems. If anything, it is easier for Nintendo to write an emulator because they know the most about their own processor specifications. Emulation is simply interpreting machine instructions, and is not as difficult as you imply.

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#22

ZenTurtle commented on Talking Point: The Wii U eShop is Raising Toug...:

Really, the WiiU eshop is not bad! Look at Steam, for crying out loud! Every day, games are released. Mobile ports, and 90s games (not even good ones) add to the glut. The Wii and DS libraries were far worse, film tie-in crap... While I'll admit that The Letter was total crap, you've got to take the rough with the smooth, and opening up development is an amazing idea. So calm down. Be thankful that at least the 90s games are fun on WiiU...

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#23

ZenTurtle commented on New Hyrule Warriors Playable Character to be A...:

@PvtOttobot @Dark-Luigi @midnafanboy @Spoony_Tech @minotaurgamer
You people really know how to put someone on the brink of fairyhood down. I'll say my words to forget all about you, and they're Tingle's, so don't steal them: Tingle, Tingle, kooloo limpah!

@Captain_Toad @sinalefa @abbyhitter @SuperSNESLiam @cowsareawesome
I thank you all for appreciating me... I'll sell you my maps at a much reduced price, because that's what true friends do...

ZenTurtle

#28

ZenTurtle commented on Check Out the Evolution of Visuals in Pokémon...:

@Ernest_The_Crab
If there were issues with frame rate in 3D, then the game engine is really quite flawed, and inefficient. They should have worked on it more for X and Y, which at times felt rushed. I thought it was cheap for them not to have 3d for the majority of areas. But I suppose the people who the game is aimed at (under 10s) mostly have 2DSs, so they felt they could get away with it...

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#38

ZenTurtle commented on Retro-Styled 2D Action Adventure, Midora, Hits...:

This is the peak of the glut! The excess of games hitting Kickstarter can be likened to the selling of offal as meat. We've had all of these loosely branded Indie titles hitting Kickstarter, onto Steam, onto the Humble Store, then onwards to consoles! Mark my words, the end of Indie gaming is over! We've had more games released on Steam in 2014 do far than in 2013 and 2012 put together! And they ALWAYS make their way this side of gaming. The end is nigh!!!

... Sadly...

... Undeniably...

... must...buy...more...bundles... GAMES!! ...

ZenTurtle

#41

ZenTurtle commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Legend Of Zelda Game?:

Link's Awakening (DX) is the purest expression of Zelda, balancing adventure, action and an odd sense of humour. It's not my absolute favourite (that goes to Wind Waker, before the redesign in terms of the 3d games or Minish Cap in terms of the 2d games) but it is the best. And always will be.

ZenTurtle

#42

ZenTurtle commented on Cross-Buy is Now a Thing on Nintendo Platforms:

@JaxonH
Learn yourself some sense for great good:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/448673/how-do-emulators-work-and-how-are-they-written
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2174638/whats-the-difference-between-emulation-and-simulation
Although an emulator does require work, most of this is in the emulation program itself. Each game will require, at most, a few lines of code to tweak the program. Nintendo are restricting supply to justify cost, and if the code monkeys at Nintendo HQ put their minds to it, we could have the NES, SNES, N64 or more available in their entirety quite soon. Quite frankly, if it takes as much work as you imply per VC title, then I am beginning to doubt the programmers' ability!

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#45

ZenTurtle commented on Philips Secures Wii Patent Victory Over Ninten...:

Oh please! This is capitalism and if you don't like it then that's your problem! It's how the corporate world works, and your beloved Nintendo isn't above needless during! Look at their YouTube policy, for crying out loud! If you care so much, read about the patents, and law! Only then can you make a valid judgment.

ZenTurtle

#47

ZenTurtle commented on Philips Secures Wii Patent Victory Over Ninten...:

@PlywoodStick
I know that there are problems in the United States. In fact i agree with almost every point you just made.

The US has the biggest economy in the world. Yet there is little social security, which has been cut by the successive governments, Democrat and Republican. For what? To increase the already vast 'defence' spending. Many Americans want it raised, even though it is larger than all of the 25 next highest spenders, most of which are its allies. Not nearly enough is spent on its citizens, whether to invest in public services and infrastructure, or to provide even a basic social security net.

Then we come to its grossly underpaid workforce. If the minimum wage had increased in real terms since its introduction, Americans would have a minimum wage of around $20 an hour after tax. Really. And at the same time, many of the companies that underpay them have huge tax rebates.

I should also mention America's awful healthcare system. Americans cite it as the most perfect system in the world. While it is true that the insured are never denied healthcare, this ignores the fact that only around 50% are even insured. It is built on financial incentives, so people are referred for care they don't need. It is the most expensive mediocre care in the western world, which is not accessible for the poorer end of the population. Emergency care is available, but there is little beyond that for many.

Small farmers, put out of business by the likes of Monsanto are not subsistence farmers. Many of them are poor, but not in the sense that some people in the third world are.
I would agree that America has some problems, but they certainly are not on the scale of the real third world, and I hardly think it unreasonable that the world's most powerful economy and military should be able to take care of its own citizens...

That deteriorated fast, I hope we can leave it at that...

ZenTurtle

#48

ZenTurtle commented on Philips Secures Wii Patent Victory Over Ninten...:

@PlywoodStick
I'll be blunt...
Lack of clean drinking water is a third world problem. Famine is a third world problem. Having to walk many kilometers to school every day barefoot is a third world problem. Subsistence farming is a third world problem. Land grabs are a third world problem.
...You have a first-world attitude. That reminds me of a poster by the charity Water Aid: "Water crisis? Oh, I thought you said Wine Crisis!".

ZenTurtle

#50

ZenTurtle commented on Philips Secures Wii Patent Victory Over Ninten...:

You're all whining about how bad Phillips is. There are many worse companies. Take MacDonald's for example- grossly underpaid staff, violation of court orders in India over secretly adding beef flavouring (twice), and responsibility for the rapid destruction of rainforests in South America for beef ranching (not to mention being vastly unhealthy). You all go on about how ridiculous all this is. You're right, and obviously something like this will be overturned. Just calm down here!