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ZenTurtle

ZenTurtle

114, United Kingdom

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ZenTurtle

#1

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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#7

ZenTurtle commented on Video: YouTube's Gaming Historian Takes Offens...:

It's an incorrect stereotype. Nothing more, nothing less. It doesn't portray diverse African culture correctly, so there may be some people who are offended. It's not utterly outrageous but it's certainly not right.

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#8

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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#9

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

I was a fan of the concept but it was executed poorly. There was no documentation of SmileBasic and above all it was very slow to actually write complex programs, and it was a pain to share programs. Does this address the input issue?

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#10

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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#11

ZenTurtle commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

I do not have a Wii U but it would be brilliant if DS games got the same treatment. There were many games that were not localised for America or Europe or vice versa, and it would be an opportunity to play some of those people missed out on and those which command ridiculous prices right now, and I can imagine people could be persuaded to pay the price of a typical DSiWare game.

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#15

ZenTurtle commented on Video: This Guy Loves Nintendo Way More Than Y...:

I consider myself to "love Nintendo" much more than this person, simply because I prefer to play the actual games, rather than commit the games, imprisoned in cellophane wrapping and a cold cardboard box to a lonely shelf. :(

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#16

ZenTurtle commented on Feature: 20 Wii Games We'd Love To Download Fr...:

Fire Emblem Radiant Dawn would be good to download (not for me, for people who haven't played it), along with Path of Radiance. Which brings me to another point: if we can download Wii games which play through Wii mode, why can't we have GameCube games playing through Wii mode, playing with gamepad, classic controller, or indeed, GameCube controllers?! Why can't we have DS games from 3DS eshop? There are no technical limitations!

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#18

ZenTurtle commented on Talking Point: Nintendo's Had a Strong Start W...:

They're too expensive, have varying levels of availability, and some are really low quality. I took one look at the Marth figurine and decided it was not worth £7, let alone the £13 GAME had the good grace to charge. Above all, they require a Wii U, and even then, support is limited, and I don't see much reason to buy a Wii U right now. Alternatively, I would need an expensive new handheld to play with the only game (apart from Smash Bros.) that I think I will get that has Amiibo support: Code Name S.T.E.A.M! My (barely a year old) ALBW 3DS XL is still going strong, thank you very much.

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#20

ZenTurtle commented on Talking Point: Club Nintendo's Closure Is An E...:

It should be the same scheme worldwide. The option to spend accumulated points should still be there, (having an elite 'status' is silly, it didn't work last time) but the rewards should be exclusive, i.e. not something that people will have bought already to earn the points. Having exclusive downloadable games is the way to go. The physical rewards should be meaningful, too. I don't want mere plastic tat.

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#21

ZenTurtle commented on Fire Emblem:

Two of those screenshots are from the next GBA Fire Emblem, 'The Sacred Stones'... :| Sort this out!

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#29

ZenTurtle commented on Official Website for The Legend of Zelda: Majo...:

I am more excited about original Nintendo titles such as Code Name: S.T.E.A.M and Fire Emblem 'if' than this one. I played the original and enjoyed it but I feel like this was grudgingly supplied to the vocal online fan following this game seems to have belatedly acquired. I would rather have a truly original Legend of Zelda game on 3DS, not another rehash of an old N64 or Super Famicom game. I might buy it if only out of curiosity, though.

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#30

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

I would not say that the XL had superior build quality over the original 3DS. The casing could easily partly come off at the bottom, especially near the SD card slot and the stylus slot. It looks nicer but it is certainly not made to a higher standard. The matte also scratched easily.

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#31

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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#32

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

@AVahne @Damo
There were only 5 entirely DSi exclusive games ever released. DSi enhanced games such as FE Shin Monshou no Nazo could not be played on foreign DSi consoles, but the DS was fine with the games (apart from DSi features). People don't remember it as being region-locked as most people did not play DSi enhanced games as most were mediocre or Japanese.

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#33

ZenTurtle commented on Hundreds of Limited Edition Majora's Mask New ...:

This is about supply and demand. What many people do not understand is that if they remove enough supply and inflate the price enough, demand will not continue. This was demonstrated with the silly Marth amiibo. Don't pay it!

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#42

ZenTurtle commented on Pokémon Shuffle is a Match-Three Game With Sl...:

This is natural for a Pokemon game. They are the ones that practically invented downloadable content, with the silly legendary event pokemon that there is no way of accessing for most people. I'm not surprised at all.

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#43

ZenTurtle commented on Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Due in Ma...:

@Kaze_Memaryu
I think the point about cross-buy on Nintendo systems is that Nintendo expect people to buy the exact same VC games twice. That is somewhere that cross-buy is really needed. Of course it would not work for retail games, but at the moment the lack of cross buy on the eshop, despite having linked NNID balances, is silly.

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#44

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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#45

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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#47

ZenTurtle commented on A New Fire Emblem Game Is Marching Towards The...:

I was hoping for a FE anthology... Hopefully they will fix the problems of Awakening : It's story felt like a mess of three different stories and sometimes didn't make sense, marriage was flawed and supports cheesy, and unbalanced difficulty. The cut-scenes were few and far between, and i felt the game engine was a somewhat uneasy mix of 2D sprites and 3D models. Hopefully this will be more in line with Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.

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#48

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?