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Mon 30th January, 2012

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ajcismo commented on Poll: Which Is The Best Super Mario Platformer?:

Its SM64 for me. The memories of playing it in college with my buddies are up there with Goldeneye and Mario Kart 64. We would pass the controller to the next guy every time you either died or got a star, keeping the pace fairly quick.



ajcismo commented on Somebody At Ubisoft Really Doesn't Like Mario ...:

EA-bisoft? These big budget 3rd parties sure love to tout "business reasons" when its convenient not supporting certain consoles. But completely forget about business ethics when letting their general employees spout off on social media.



ajcismo commented on Interview: Dan Adelman on the Indie Scene, the...:

Great interview. I had no idea he spent time in Japan as an exchange student in high school, although it does make sense since he worked there for so long. Makes me wish I didn't sluff off so bad as a teen.

And I totally agree with him that the Wii U name is abysmal. That should've been the sentiment from day one at Big N HQ.

Great read, Darren, thumbs up.



ajcismo commented on Coleco Wants to Bring Back Their Version of Do...:

Colecovision was my first console. I'd love to see it on the VC since mines been packed away in a box for decades and probably doesn't work. Had some GREAT arcade ports from the early 80s that blew the 2600 out of the water and sported some really odd controllers too. Please tell me I'm not the only one who remembers the Super Action Controller with the 4-finger buttons. I'd be curious as to how well oldies like Zaxxon, Venture, Cosmic Avenger, Mousetrap & Popeye (amongst others) have held up 30 years later. Count me in!



ajcismo commented on Talking Point: Deconstructing Nintendo's Retai...:

I used to prefer the physical copy, but have changed my tune these past few years in going almost strictly digital. This is due to convenience and the fact we have a little one in the house who can wreck havoc on discs if not put away properly. Having options is a good thing for consumers.
However... I'm still waiting for the day when all of Nintendo's (1st party) past library, from NES on through the Wii, will be available via download. Like a VC version of iTunes. I think someday we'll see it happen, along with an account system that is much more consumer friendly.



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

I do annual play-thru's on Wind Waker (my personal fave), Ocarina and Twilight Princess.
Its a fun poll, but asking Zelda fans what their favorite game is in the series is like asking what their favorite ice cream is... you'll get a different answer every time.



ajcismo commented on Dragon Quest X Is Now Adventuring Onto 3DS:

Was unwinding last night with some DQIV, thinking to myself how great it would be if DQX made its way to the U.S....
Articles like this frustrate me, especially when my wife laughs at my suggestions we should move to Japan. :-)



ajcismo commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Explains His Belief That the ...:

Its amazing the cultural philosophy of different gaming companies...

Mr.Miyamoto is a brilliant man, has seen it all and still claims that he (and Nintendo as a whole) need to continue to be more creative to help drive the industry.

Meanwhile, just days before, EA head Peter Moore goes on about how EA will no longer support the handheld industry, thereby being less creative and choking the industry.

Same planet, different worlds.



ajcismo commented on Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Future Cross-Platfo...:

Being charged twice for the same VC game on my Wii U and 3DS drives me crazy and I have expressed this to Nintendo on several occasions. If I'm paying for the Rights and License to run the game on a particular system, than that should carry over to any other system I own as long as I'm not violating the Fine Print (piracy, re-dist, etc...). Its difficult because I refuse to buy the same game twice, so I have to be careful as to which system I want a particular VC title to be on.



ajcismo commented on Mercedes DLC Confirmed for Mario Kart 8 in the...:

Other cars I'd like to see, if only for the fact it would really annoy some people:
-any late 70s/early 80s AMC Eagle or Pacer, with rust.
-Limo from Cannonball Run w/chimp
-Adam West version Batmobile
-Austin "Danger" Powers Jaguar E-type Union Jack model
-The scooter from Dumb and Dumber
(seriously, lighten up if optional, free DLC of an actual car upsets you that much... maybe set the controller down for a bit and try a funny movie, like Spaceballs)



ajcismo commented on Talking Point: Mii, Myself and I - The Argumen...:

To me, the whole point of Mii's are to make gaming more interactive. Why make it a unique selling point with the Wii U if its not being used in what might be the biggest game of the holiday season? I would've been more shocked had Nintendo kept Mii out.



ajcismo commented on Interview: Console Wars Author Blake J. Harris...:

Those of us who grew up gaming in the 80s and 90s also had the one place where there were no cheat codes, no mods (except maybe free-play), no flame wars or trolling and you proved your dominance on a level field: The Arcade. Ahhh good times, cue old guy music.



ajcismo commented on Interview: Console Wars Author Blake J. Harris...:

Great interview. I was in high school and then college during the height of the console wars and had no idea how much the internal friction at Sega had influenced the results that we're all still feeling today. There was little on the internet in general, so most of us gamers had to rely on magazines (which were sometimes months behind on news and didn't publish anything that the companies in question wouldn't want published since they were also advertisers) and simple word-of-mouth at a game or comics store (which was probably 97% bs).
@ MAB: Word up dude. I had an SNES, my buddy had a Genesis, we would literally spend every friday night at one of our houses with a bunch of game rentals from our respective systems and it was awesome.



ajcismo commented on Mario Kart Month: Nintendo Life's Team Shares ...:

No complaints here. Fantastic control (I'd expect nothing less from Nintendo) and baby-bottom smooth framerates are all I've seen. Even my wife has been impressed. Only problem has been the weathers been so nice here we haven't had much chance to play.



ajcismo commented on Book Review: Console Wars - Sega, Nintendo, an...:

I remember those days fondly. Going over to a buddys house to play Madden and Golden Axe on his Genesis, good times. Can only imagine how out of control the Trolling would've gotten had the internet been around back then.



ajcismo commented on Tecmo Koei Hopeful That Hyrule Warriors Will T...:

Easiest and best way to 1 million sales? Nintendo, I have your answer...

Try some advertising. I know, I know, sounds nutty, even downright insane. Make it fun, heck, you don't even have to show the game, but maybe lose the family on the couch routine. Sony ran PS4 ads for 6 months that didn't show anything but dudebros singing and explosions. Have some guy in a Link costume hack away at some Orc-like creatures then slap the Hyrule Warriors name and a Wii U at the end and put it on TV. You might get some sales and even gasp sell a few U's in the process.



ajcismo commented on Reaction: Mario Kart 8 Accused Of Poor Sales P...:

Nintendo changes nothing from past MKs: people complain.
Nintendo makes changes from past MKs: people complain.
How about: biggest title Nintendo releases till winter thats getting all sorts of buzz, so I'll write an off the wall review about racism to get more web hits and hopefully noticed.