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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

#2

ZenTurtle commented on A Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary Symphony Concer...:

I would love to have a Fire Emblem anthology, with all of the games up to Fire Emblem 10 (as well as Heroes of Light and Shadow), or at least individual releases of the non-English titles. Perhaps when the timer counts down to the 13th of March, there could be some sort of surprise?

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#3

ZenTurtle commented on Eiji Aonuma Admits That Remakes Such as Majora...:

@vyseofhr
Four Swords Adventures was a GameCube game entirely different to the GBA game. It had a full multiplayer story called Hylian Adventure and a multiplayer battle mode called Shadow Battle. Both involved connecting GBAs with friends. It's much better than the DSi remake of the GBA game, which was included with A Link to the Past remake. At any rate the Four Swords Anniversary Edition is not available on the eshop either, it being limited time.

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#4

ZenTurtle commented on Details For The New Langrisser Title On 3DS Em...:

Why on earth do videogame artists always feel the need to as revealing of the female body as possible? It's not needed, and it's rather sexist. Why can't they just be portrayed in outfits that aren't nearly so revealing, in armour that makes sense?

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#6

ZenTurtle commented on Rose Colored Gaming is Working on a New Line o...:

You're just paying for a Raspberry Pi in a nice case. It's not particularly impressive. Why can't it play from the original cartridges? If I can make my own Pi read Game Boy cartridges, there's no reason they can't.

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#7

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

@mainstream05
I would argue that it is not derivative as people clearly know a video of a game is not a game. It is (usually) free advertising as it lets people see the game: It is showing the content, it spreads awareness of the game, and reviews can be good publicity for the game.

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#8

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

@Quorthon
That is copyright. It does not state anywhere that I cannot make video of the game. Copyright merely prevents copying of the work; making a video of the game is not the same thing as a derivative work of the game, if anything it is a celebration, free advertising.

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#10

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

@rjejr
The comparison with Apple is not uncanny; like Apple fans, Nintendo 'sheeple' are willing to pay large sums of money for Nintendo-branded goods. I'm sure Nintendo are really trying to get the 40% profit margins too: that's desirable for any corporation.

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#11

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

Does this program not just discourage the free advertising they had already? If these youtube people have bought the game is it not their own right to do what they want with it? Why should they have to register with a corporation? It's just draconian.

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#13

ZenTurtle commented on 3DS Web Browser Exploit Allows Game Boy Color ...:

@RupeeClock
The difference between the Retron 5 and widely available emulation software is that the Retron 5 does not support ROM files. That is why it has not been taken off the market (yet). It does not directly facilitate piracy so legally Nintendo have little ground to remove it. In general, however, emulation of proprietary hardware is illegal.

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#19

ZenTurtle commented on Petit Computer Getting Programmed Out of the 3...:

@KirbyKirbyKirby
The problem is computing education as a whole in the UK, and the USA. Unfortunately, topics such as Visual Basic are taught which is the result of a lobbying effort by Microsoft, and education is all taught on Windows PCs. It doesn't prepare people for the workplace, which is much more diverse in terms of programming, and while there is nothing wrong with Windows PCs, they are somewhat limiting, they lock you into the Windows platform. Projects such as the Raspberry Pi are opening up computer programming to many more people, however, and thankfully schools are embracing this.

I would say that there is actually nothing wrong with object oriented programming, what I think deterred you from enjoying this type of programming was probably Visual Basic. You should have a look at the Python project. It's good as a broad introduction, and the Pygame project makes simple game programming quite straightforward, if that's your cup of tea.

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#20

ZenTurtle commented on Feature: The Making of Wetrix and Its Route to...:

The N64 was also notoriously difficult to program for. That's what really killed it, that and the a vicious circle meant that since nobody bought it, there was little development of games, which in turn led to a lack of sales. This game... I have not played it.

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#23

ZenTurtle commented on New Exploit Makes The 3DS Region Free Without ...:

I think that the eshop at least should be region-free. Of course, I would like to see it removed altogether, but at the very least we should be able to download games from around the world.
That said, there is an argument to be had that a validation of the game cartridge such as a region check does help to lock out piracy, and widespread cheating, but to me it doesn't hold up, as importing is open to only a small number of people. They should just have a more intelligent anti-piracy system.

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#25

ZenTurtle commented on Video: Does Super Mario Galaxy 2 On Wii U Offe...:

It up-scales the games, which is something, I suppose. However, I would like to see some of the 'rarer' games come up, such as Xenoblade Chronicles

... Actually, it seems it does not upscale it after all, don't take my word for it...

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#30

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

@Quorthon
Nintendo see a future in Power architecture (and quite rightly so), and in some ways it has advantages in terms of efficient data processing over x86, something which video games can benefit from. The problem isn't that developers are used to x86 and Nintendo somehow need to switch to it. XBox 360, PS3 and Wii all used Power architecture. The problem is that developers are used to tools that make their lives easy on Microsoft Windows on x86, such as Unity and Unreal Engine. If Nintendo can create a tool that makes games development rapid and straightforward, then developers are more likely to flock to Wii U. From what I can tell, they actually have that with the Wii U software development kits and the 'Web Framework' already, The problem is not architectural, it is that the Wii U does not sell.

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#31

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

@Kaze_Memaryu
It's not emulation. It's much simpler than that- the Wii firmware is simply made to run on the processor, it is called a virtual machine. If anything it is actually just as simple to run GameCube games in the same way (with a little bit of fiddling about). N64 games do need to be emulated, and if it is technically possible on Wii, it is possible on Wii U. They ought to get their act together.

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#33

ZenTurtle commented on Rumour: Red New Nintendo 3DS XL With 13th Febr...:

I'm hoping that see this Majora's Mask 3D remake being more than a port, which was what OoT 3D was. I want it to run at 60 frames per second, and to have new dungeons and locations, perhaps some sort of challenge area?

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#34

ZenTurtle commented on Digital Foundry Ponders Next-Gen Hardware Opti...:

I don't think Nintendo will merge the two, but will make them the same architecture. This would make development easier, and the next handheld will likely have similar power to Wii U, so it would be much easier to port the VC to both console and handheld. The Wii U was essentially an experiment in merging handheld and console (looking at the gamepad) and that hasn't really 'clicked' with consumers, so the next console will likely be about innovation with software, not hardware.

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#35

ZenTurtle commented on Nintendo of America Partners Up With Apex 2015...:

@Tsurii897
Other than it being a fan mod, I think that one of the reasons they probably omitted Project M is because it was designed to make Brawl feel more like Melee, and if they actually have Melee, there's no reason to have it. Smash Bros. 4 also partly solves this issue of Brawl feeling different, (to me, at least) it feels like a hybrid of Brawl and Melee.

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#37

ZenTurtle commented on Nintendo Europe Shipping Ambassador Edition Ne...:

@Grumblevolcano
I have an original launch 3DS. I didn't think that the GBA games were a particularly great 'reward' for being an early adopter, it has taught me never to buy things when they first arrive: you don't know exactly what you will get. There's no confirmation of anything 'exclusive' whatsoever so there's little enough reason to buy it now. In addition to that, I don't think Nintendo want to repeat such a 'promotion' again, as it was bad press to drop the price so rapidly (although it practically saved the 3DS).

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#40

ZenTurtle commented on Nintendo Download: 8th January:

@NodesforNoids
That just demonstrates how the eshop should be region-free, not that Europeans are spoilt. The VC should be for games that were never released or localised as well as all of the games people had. The games they release on VC are (mostly) still readily available, so it's not particularly surprising that people don't buy them.

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#44

ZenTurtle commented on Video: This Incredible Retro Gaming Collection...:

@CosmoXY
I do not oppose collectors, but there are people who buy video games solely for show, which is unfortunate. It makes it difficult to buy many games, as the value has inflated due to lack of supply, and it is not as the creators intended to have them sealed in a glass display case. I think in Japan they have a more reasonable attitude towards games; they keep them in good condition, but play them, appreciate them, and often sell them on afterward.

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#46

ZenTurtle commented on Feature: The Biggest 3DS Games of 2015:

I think Code Name S.T.E.A.M. is biggest (so far) for me, because I (and most people on this website) have played it before in some form or another. I am interested to see what the game will be like, as its combat seems to scream "Valkyria Chronicles"!

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#50

ZenTurtle commented on Talking Point: Five New Year's Resolutions for...:

A subscription-based system could work, but I think it would need to be more like the Sattelaview service of old. It would need to be exclusive games, broadcasted at different times, but once you download the game, it is yours, forever. The best of these exclusive games would get full releases, as voted for by subscribers.