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Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo is Not Moving Away From Games For QoL...:

You know, his very well may be a case of history repeating itself. The whole reason Nintendo ventured into those other markets way back when was the company fell on hard times, and the card business wasn't enough. Now, they aren't exactly in such a dire situation, but that same feeling of needing to expand their horizons is there.

It sounds to me like what they're trying to do is basically make health and fitness fun. They may also share technology where it makes sense, such as putting a vitality sensor into their controllers. Hopefully all goes well though.

The only problem with that comparison is most of their venture have been into related markets, such as other forms of media and hardware to run it on. Sony is also down-sizing and restructuring due to most of those other divisions doing badly.

What people are concerned about is them focusing too much on their new pet project, which if it fails could do more harm than good.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Held Back Western Launch Of New 3DS D...:

With all due respect, your three posts seem to be the most negative in this entire comment section, and you're grossly over-exaggerating other peoples' responses. You being antagonistic towards others won't solve anything.

Your not alone, I read it that way as well at first too. I think it may be a bit of both. If they were expecting supply issues then it would make sense to prioritize the most profitable product, and meanwhile they can try to clear-out old stock.

What doesn't make sense is Damon Baker's explanation, so something somewhere is off, hopefully its just some miscommunication. Nintendo is also known to artificially limit stock too, so who knows, it could just as easily be the boy crying wolf.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Weirdness: Pokémon Fan Finds a Way to Trade F...:

They're no more "obsolete" than Super Mario Land, Kirby's Dreamland, or any other game from that period. The notion that only "genwunners" can enjoy the older games is just silly.

That being said, most of the time I go back to them now a days, its to build up a team for the Stadium games.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo of America's Damon Baker Explains the...:

So if giving consumers "options" is the reason, then why not just discontinue the original line (besides the 2DS) and replace it with the New 3DS versions? There can't be much confusion if New 3DS's are the only option, besides why its called "New" in the first place. The only difference would be one is 'XL', a term most people are familiar with.

We're a "different market" but somehow not different enough for the original 3DS to still be sold? Even if the original 3DS wasn't discontinued, there's no point in selling it when a newer, better version exists. His logic makes no sense, and just reeks of canned PR some other guy in the PR department wrote.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Eiji Aonuma Explains That The Legend of Zelda ...:

Looks like some fans may be disappointed with the game then if thats his understanding of the phrase "open world". I'm going to give him the benefit of doubt and say he just misunderstands the phrase, he's probably taking it a bit literally and assuming it means the world feels wide-open and vast.

He keeps talking about feeling like you're on an adventure, so that seems to be it. Its not so much a lie as unintentional misinformation. Its not good of course, he also kept comparing the game to Skyrim, so he might not fully understand it's appeal either.



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

In regards to backups, its considered legal, as long as your not circumventing any sort of security (i.e. DRM). Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that's the case in the UK as well. Thats what makes backing up CDs and DVDs illegal in the first place, most have some sort if encryption.

As for piracy, interestingly, pirates apparently also spend the most money. Basically, its a case of being huge media junkies. Not to say that justifies it, but its interesting, and rather ironic.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Guide: Getting to Grips with the Monster Hunte...:

They actually changed a lot, its running on a whole new engine and everything if I recall. Its not just a simple reskin with a few new monsters, especially considering we never got MH4 in the first place. Content-wise, its a whole new game.

The only thing with ranged weapons is they need a bit more planning and strategy with the different shot types and stuff, and they have less room for error. Melee weapons are usually more straight-forward. They can be quite potent though. I prefer bows myself, mained them in Unite, and now they're my ranged weapon of choice.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Pokémon Bank Subscribers to Receive Final Evo...:

Cute, but I never said anything about it being free.:P

That 30-day trial started last year when it launched, most people have likely used it up by now. What I'm talking about is the one year subscription being the only option. That $5 is to pay for a whole year of server-space for storage, which not everybody wants. Alot of people only want the transfer tool.

Why not give people the option of paying for a shorter period, say 2-3 months? Or make an app version that uses the SD card for storage? Considering this actually would have been in the game due to having been a standard feature as of gen 4, and people have to pay $5 for not even 5 cents worth of service according to the montly cost, they should do something. That whats ridiculous.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Pokémon Bank Subscribers to Receive Final Evo...:

Past games had the Pal Park that allowed you to transfer Pokemon from older games to the newer ones. Gen 5 to 6 had an excuse, X/Y and OR/AS doesn't.

Making people who just want a one-time transfer to pay for a full year is ridiculous. They basically get a free $5 since most people would only need it for about an hour. He wasn't just talking about hidden abilities.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo YouTube Creators Program Update Clari...:

I'm aware of that, they could still work something out though if they wanted. As far as I'm aware, none of them are as concerned about it as Nintendo, aside from maybe SEGA. If story was the problem they could also only allow gameplay.

Either way, my point still stands. This doesn't effect just LP's, this applies to any and all Nintendo content. How are people "lying" about the circumstances?

The only one who benefits from this is Nintendo, seeing as the only people for whom Nintendo content is their bread n' butter already have a deal made through another network. Before you say it, no, choosing NOT to bring the hammer down isn't a "benefit".



Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo YouTube Creators Program Update Clari...:

No, regardless of who this program is intended for, it affects everybody. People have been staying away from doing Nintendo content because of Nintendo going around claiming videos.

If people don't want to apply, but want to do even a few Nintendo videos, they still must abide by Nintendo's creators program. That includes the white-list, which is missing both some huge games (Pokemon, Smash Bros.) and less popular ones (Fire Emblem, Bayonetta). So, if say, your a huge Zelda fan, It might not even be worth the effort to deal with it, it just slows things down and makes keeping a schedule harder.

Thats completely disregarding Nintendo personally approving each video's content. Its not just a trial period either, its standards procedure. That right there is ripe for abuse.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Pokémon Bank Subscribers to Receive Final Evo...:

To those already subscribed, yeah, obviously its just a free bonus. Will people actually subscribe just to get them though? Perhaps, at least the hardcore collectors and competitive battlers will, or so they're probably hoping.

Its both, and due to Pokebank's premiss as a lasting solution for generations to come, it becomes a more permanent bonus.

I might bite, only because I haven't transferred my Pokemon from Y to AS yet. Thats why people are "blowing this out of proportion" (they're not) @Tsurii897, its also an obvious extra incentive to subscribe. Game Freak isn't stupid, they know that.



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

The only thing that was said is "a system whereby you can give orders to your teamates". They removed it due to matches being too hecktic. Sounds like preset phrases to me, text-based communication is the only thing that'd be too slow for a game like this. There's no way voice chat is "too slow" to be effective.

As for the strategy argument, or lack there of, basing that off looks is pretty weak sauce. Does Smash Bros. look like it offers complex strategy? How about Pokemon? I think we both know the answer. People were expecting a competitive shooter, Nintendo's answer to COD or L4D, so I'd say their disappointment at what seems like yet another party-style game is understandable.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Ocarina Of Time 3D Reportedly No Longer In Pro...:

Nintendo games generally don't drop in price much to begin with, so there is no "getting in cheap n' easy" anyway.:P

I think thats why its so noticable, Nintendo's games aren't usually cheap, but a copy of OOT 3D will easily set you back a good $60-$70. This is for a CURRENT GEN handheld, not something a generation or two old. There must not be too many copies floating around, on top of it being out of print and in high demand.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

The problem with creating an all-media format is the same as every other one faced, getting people to upgrade. Unless it completely alleviates problems with existing formats, like DVD did for VHS, people won't see a point in it unless they're forced to upgrade.

The console manufactures won't adopt it until it becomes common place, or they lose the all-in-one media center aspect. The exception being another push like Sony did for Blu-Ray.

Most industries are probably going to push straight for a digital future over improving media formats, especially games since they're already closely following PC. The main improvements to flash will be in storage, since focusing on bigger, cheaper SD cards and SSDs for make more sense. Movie players and game consoles are the only devices that would even use a new media format.

I wouldn't be surprised if those industries start pushing to improve our infrastructure either, since that greatly affects their botton-lines. I'm not exactly for it, but the cable industry can't out-lobby the movie, game, and music industries combined.

That just what I think will happen though, I'm more of a best of both worlds kind of guy. I'd rather have both, but I know I won't get it.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

Its the Turbografx16's game cartridge, which actually does look like an SD card.

Thats a good point, I don't think they want to completely redesign consoles around a proprietary format, never mind loose the all-in-one entertainment device aspect, which is what they think consoles need to do to remain competitive and relevant.

As for the cost, yeah, I know its plenty cheap, but like any corporation they still want to cut corners where they can. I think mass-producing disks still comes out cheaper. They'd rather just cut out physical media all together anyway.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Rumour: Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. Demo To Be Distr...:

@rjejr @JaxonH
From what i understand, the reason Amazon doesn't carry Nintendo hardware is something to do with how Amazon typically discounts stuff. I guess Nintendo didn't like them discounting things without their consent, probably that whole "it dilutes the value" thing they went on about before.

I second the Hu-Card idea, I've wondered that myself why the industry hasn't just switched to flash-based storage like the handhelds. the only reason I can see is cost, since while flash isn't expensive anymore disks can still be made for pennies on the dollar.



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

It was, a lot of consoles from the PS2/GC/Xbox era and back were region-locked. For the cart-based consoles they used physical region locking, the console would be designed so only it's region's games would fit in the slot, but they were otherwise playable if you modified the hardware.

The Gameboy line wasn't though, and neither was the PSP. Not sure about the consoles.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Satoru Iwata Highlights Frustration at Missed ...:

You do realize that unlike Microsoft, and to a lesser extent, Sony, Nintendo have two different platforms to support, right? The only reason a series like Zelda is "annual" is your counting both handheld and home console releases. Obviously they can't stagger releases between them while keeping both install bases satisfied.

As far as over-using characters go, I have to agree somewhat. I don't think its bad that they reuse their characters like they do, but they need to space out the releases more. Believe it or not I think people DO get tired of seeing Mario all over, I certainly did when I was younger, it just felt boring and predictable after a while.

I do disagree about the GC controller though, never had any trouble with it, with the exception of one game. That being MGS: The Twin Snakes, and only because I'm just so used to the dualshock layout with that series, so it took a bit of getting used to. Of course, I'm also one of those odd-balls who like using "the claw" with the PSP, so I might just be less finicky than the average Joe.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Satoru Iwata Chipped In To Make Sure Super Sma...:

So you'd delay a game to remove extra content that doesn't actually effect the game's release schedule simply because you personally don't like said content? I seriously don't understand this sort of thinking.

Not only is that pretty darn selfish, its also pointless. Not only would you have to make people wait even longer, the game would be no better for it, your only depriving others of content they might otherwise enjoy.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Weirdness: The Pokémon Timeline Seems as Craz...:

I never said that makes them a timeline, I was responding to your claim that there were no such thing in Pokemon. The Pokemon timeline works exactly as you describe the Zelda one, theres a particular order in which they take place. Its not as detailed as the Hyrule Historia, but the Zelda games themselves don't really go into detail any more than Pokemon does.
Matsumiya did make an official timeline. As official as Game Freak cares to make anyway. The difference between Zelda and Pokemon is most games take place at or around the same time. Most of the events are supposed to take place simultaneously.

As for D/P, notice how they tend to retcon the new version into being canon? Thats the only reason Mega evolution doesn't exist there.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Weirdness: The Pokémon Timeline Seems as Craz...:

I think you missed the above posts, there is a timeline. They're not as detailed as Zelda, but they have prequels and sequels. After all, what do you think G/S and B2/W2 are?

Its basically-

Many of them happen simultaneously, and they do reference each other, such as the beginning of D/P being a search for a red gyarados in the lake.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Two Pokémon Game Boy Color Titles Dated For N...:

I think something is getting lost in translation here. It works for gen 3 and up because the way stats and generating Pokemon works the same way. All they really have to do is convert them to the same fomat as the new game.

For gens 1 and 2 its too different. Things like the personality value don't exist, so there isn't anything to 'translate' from if you will. That determines the ability, nature, and gender. The latter is determined by the attack stat in gen 2, the fomer don't exist.

When I said its "too much work" I mean for an 18yr old game selling for $6. They would have to remake the whole thing, which really isn't worth it. We're no longer talking about straight-up emulation anymore either. They'd be better off releasing FR/LG, and maybe an app like Pokemon Box R/S that connects to Pokebank.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Sharp Gearing Up to Supply 'Free-Form' LCD Scr...:

Thats a really good point, especially having buttons in the middle of the screen. Its possible that they have a smartphone-like design in mind, with actual buttons in place of virtual controls.

There are rumors of another x86/ARM device being made by AMD, so its also possible Nintendo has something to do with that. They use ATI/AMD for their GPUs, so its certainly possible they could take that partnership a step further.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Video: Today's Teens Simply Cannot Handle The ...:

Its funny, the main reason classic games were so hard was due to their arcade roots. They were really short 20-40min. games made insanely difficult to extend gameplay while guzzling quarters, but it was also that same difficulty that kept players coming back for more. Its just crazy how symbiotic that relationship was.

Gamers today just aren't quite as used to having to figure things out for themselves, like experimenting or trial and error. Its just not a skill they're used to using. Its not a generational thing either, I recall hearing reports that people in general are sorta "forgetting" how to do things without modern conveniences, and as a result of those conveniences attention spans are getting shorter. Many of us can't go a minute without our phone or some other device.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Video: The Top Ten Worst Designed Pokémon Ever:

Was this supposed to be some sort of joke? If so I think you tried a bit too hard to be funny. Seriously, Castform looking like a a butt is your best? Thats 6-year old level humor.

If it was serious though, if these truly are the "worst designs ever" I think its safe to say we have absolutely nothing to worry about.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Sega Looking To Turn Streets Of Rage, Shinobi,...:

Altered Beast could work as an anime, although I have no idea what sort of plot you'd get out of it that would be enough for one. Maybe go with a more PG version of Dance in the Vampire Bund's style, or perhaps something like Claymore.

I kinda like the idea of a Yakuza movie thats actually, you know, a yakuza movie. Its a no brainer for sure, but it works, and I find how to the point it is a bit funny. It doesn't have to be live action either.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Sony Pictures Is In Negotiations With Nintendo...:

To @Everyone worried about a conflict of interest or Sony trying to "ruin" Mario, you do realize that thats not how things work, right? These companies don't actually hate each other, and even then Sony Pictures is separate from SCE, they have nothing to do with one another beside both being owned by Sony.

Besides, you don't buy the rights to an IP and spend millions making movies of it just to purposely have them bomb to sabotage another company. Thats very self-destructive, especially for a company that doesn't need another division bleeding money, and both sides have a lot to gain from this. Mario is the most profitable game franchise in the world, why wouldn't Sony want to bust their butt making a Mario movie?

As long as its in the same vain as the Super Mario Super Show I don't think anything could go wrong. They just need to take advantage of the cast being a "troupe of actors" as Miyamoto put it, and be sure Charles Martinet voices Mario and Luigi.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Developer of Retro City Rampage Explains, Agai...:

The main problem is actually that with Wii Ware devs don't get any money until their games reach a certain threshold. I forgot if it was based in sales or the amount made, but either way he finished it for the sake of finishing it knowing he wouldn't get any money back.

I think that may be part of it. The game won't really gain much to make porting it worth the effort or financially, and he already lost enough on the Wii Ware version as it it.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Capcom's Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Infographic...:

Judging by how the franchise sells, obviously not.:P

Actually, the series didn't really take off until Capcom remade them for the PSP. Thats not why the games are popular anyway, at least in Japan, its the communication aspects they like. The slogan is literally "In the world of Monster Hunter, your never alone!".



Zombie_Barioth commented on Guide: The Best Cyber Monday Nintendo Deals in...:

Yea, I know, I meant that in general though, not so much Lego City specifically. It would actually apply to games like that even more, since the only thing different about Lego City is Nintendo published it.

I just believe its a problem with Nintendo as a whole. Their games are notorious for not lowing in price, so its not just games like this one.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Guide: The Best Cyber Monday Nintendo Deals in...:

You certainly are.;)

Thats been a problem with Nintendo for a long time now. Even back as far as the NES they've been known for price gouging, and people complained about how they're the only company not to lower the price of their games.

Now, I'm not saying they're not worth the money, I know that argument will come up, but even if its a different approach people won't necessarily find value in it.

Nintendo typically releases one gamer per series, so that one $60 game will be it for 5-8 years. Compare that to other companies, that release 2-3 games at $60 that drop in price over time. A lot of people would rather wait and have those 2-3 games for $60 than that one Nintendo game.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Nintendo Renews Patent On Multi-Platform Game ...:

Actually, the patent seems to be for a specific method of emulation to get the games performing like they would if done natively. So really, its more like they want the best emulation only available from their products like the Super Gameboy or GBA player.

Obviously your wrong about people not wanting Nintendo games on "poopoodoodoocacapoopledoople non-Nintendo hardware", older ones anyway, because plenty of people are indeed emulating them. The problem isn't emulators, they're considered legal for a reason, its that the method of obtaining games isn't always so.

There would be nothing stopping you from (legally) buying a digital copy of a game and emulating it on another device, likewise, theres nothing stopping Nintendo from making a name-brand emulator for them and making the roms only available on the e-shop either if they wanted.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Guide: Everything You Need To Know About Poké...:

This is easily one of the coolest features in the game, and I don't think too many games have put this much into catching monsters before. It feels like a logical next step for the series to me, sure it feels like s 'small' change, but its actually a pretty big one in terms of fleshing out the world and making it seem 'real'.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Talking Point: Nintendo Offers the Best of Bot...:

Well, first off its Game Freak, not Nintendo. Anyway, I think thats what the spin-offs are there for. While they certainly could shake things up with the main series it would potentially alienate both old and new fans alike, and thats a big risk for something that clearly doesn't need fixing. No other series has been able to replicate the formula, which says a lot.

I think a lot of it also depends on why you enjoy the series. For someone who only plays from point A to B following the story like a typical RPG I can see why it might feel stale, on the other hand, those who dig deeper into the games might not. I'm reminded of the toy box analogy someone used to describe D/P, that the games were made so people could dump everything out and dig through to find what they find fun. I think thats the series's greatest strength.

That being said, I definitely agree about Ni No Kuni.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Hands On: Wii U GameCube Controller Adapter:

They could easily update the Wii U's firmware to allow for it to recognize the adapter and controllers, along with the games.

Just about any game that is compatible with the Wiimote and nunchuk should work with the Gamecube controller so long as it doesn't need motion or pointer controls. It has the same amount of buttons. Theres also no reason it can't work on the VC.



Zombie_Barioth commented on Announcement Of "Delta Episode" Brings More Le...:

I don't recall Cyrus ever stating that, only that the red chain unlocks their power. That would be similar to Groudon and Kyogre's primal forms most likely. It could be he, like other villians, view the bonds they create with people hold back their power.

Deoxys is a mutated virus, thats probably why it can change form at will, since they're very adaptable. It could be that Deoxys needs to be exposed to the meteorites to recharge and store energy, and if captured it can't freely return to do so.

As for a rivalry with Rayquaza, it was stated they were fighting over territory. They both reside or originate from space they would see each other as a powerful threat. They might draw energy from the same sources, meaning they would have to compete over resources. Being a virus might also trigger an instinct in Raquaza, telling it Deoxys presents some sort of danger to itself or others.