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The Italian Nintendo/Sony gamer

Male, 26, Italy

Italian gamer belonging to both the Nintendo fanbase and - to a lesser extent - the Sony and Xbox fanbases. Currently holding out for the Gameboy Advance's official VC debut on the 3DS eShop. [Warning: my Facebook page linked below is in Italian.]

Wed 20th February, 2013

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AlexSora89 commented on Video: The Game Theorists Explain Why We Shoul...:

I absolutely loathe how the Game Theorists' favorite theory is the only one truly despised by fans - that is, Mario being supposedly insane. It's really annoying to see how Matthew Patrick always brings it up to either rub it in the face of the fans or to boast about his favorite "theory" (usually both).



AlexSora89 commented on Hoopa Pokémon Distribution Details for X & Y ...:

Ahh, yes, event Pokémon, despised game mechanic and bane of trainers everywhere. At least it's not as dumb as it used to be - I sure ain't going to the annual Pokémon Day con in Italy just for a single legendary Pokémon.



AlexSora89 commented on Review: Skylanders SuperChargers (Wii U):

If you told me that Bowser and Donkey Kong would share the spotlight with Spyro in a game fifteen years ago, I would lose my mind.
However, the toys-to-life concept has made me so cynical, that I don't even care anymore. And this is the second thing I wouldn't have believed fifteen years ago: not only that the three characters meeting would be a thing, but also the fact I wouldn't care.



AlexSora89 commented on Upcoming Super Smash Bros. Patch Will Make Did...:

I'm afraid any nerf would harm Sheik's status as "a Melee character in Smash 4". That's how SmashBoards user Zipzo described him/her when Smash 4 3DS still wasn't out (and had to travel to Japan in order to give the game a try) and that's an accurate way to describe him.



AlexSora89 commented on Lost Game Boy Color Banjo-Kazooie Game Unearth...:

The shading in the artwork looks late 2000s-like, because promotional art in general got more detailed from then on; before then, official artwork for games used a lot of rendering (Crash Bandicoot and Donkey Kong Country come to mind). Just wanted to point that out.



AlexSora89 commented on Rumour: Nintendo and DeNA Will Be Revealing th...:

Super Lawsuit Simulator, where your goal is to chase hackers, data-miners and copyright breakers only to beat them to a pulp. Then they're dragged to a courtroom and given death penalty.

Okay, that was a dark joke, but after the Pokémon lawsuit I've read (and commented) about a few minutes ago, what would you expect? Personally, I feel Nintendo's attitude sometimes looks like an elaborate Aristocrats joke.



AlexSora89 commented on The Pokémon Company Sues Fan for Copyright In...:


My thoughts exactly. Boy howdy, it reminds me of a recent Etika video where the guy starts off with a long tirade against Nintendo. I've already seen a hot-blooded Etika before, but I'd never expect to see him legitimately angry like that.

Nintendo should keep an eye on these flip-flops, because damaging your own image might be a matter of seconds if you're not careful...



AlexSora89 commented on Video: Did You Know Gaming? Explores The Legen...:

Will be glad to watch it tomorrow night.
On an unrelated, outright off-topic note, the Super Mario Maker stage isn't coming out at midnight, is it.
Hoped it would cheer me up for not being able to redeem my few stars on my Club Nintendo account, but apparently shutting it down was top priority. Meh.
Guess I'll get to download that one also tomorrow night.



AlexSora89 commented on Climate "Not Healthy" For Dedicated Handheld G...:

Says the guy from a company that has yet to beat Nintendo on the handheld market (because anyone has yet to beat Ninty on that), and in fact, has yet to treat their OWN handhelds as actual consoles, instead of the second-tier treatment the PSP and the Vita have gotten so far (only spinoff and otherwise non-canon titles for Ratchet & Clank on the PSP, etc.).

Treat the handheld market seriously and hardcore gamers will buy your handhelds, Sony. (Speaking as a proud owner of a PSP.) Simple as that.



AlexSora89 commented on Major 3DS Games Are Heading for Discounts in t...:

About time.

Seriously, let's recap Nintendo's discount-related events... in the GameCube era, Player's Choice re-releases started popping up, while the same happened with fewer and farther between games on the Game Boy Advance (and this offer never reached Europe, to boot). Fast forward to the Wii, which got Nintendo Selects while the DS has never seen any official discounts. And now...?
My guess is as good as anybody's, but I think Nintendo is simply milking the 3DS's better sales to recover from any loss caused by the WiiU (which, in turn, actually might not get any discounted rereleases for this very reason). Anyway, good to see a handheld finally receiving an economy range of titles.

Let's just avoid any unfavorable comparison to the PlayStation (Platinum titles on PS1, PS2 and PS3, as well as PSP Essentials on, well, PSP).



AlexSora89 commented on Preview: Fabulous Fashion and Questionable Gam...:

... sucks.
I enjoyed the heck outta Four Swords Anniversary, so much I have to wonder why exactly can't it come back on the eShop, maybe, outside its freeware form (then again, the whole "Nintendo doesn't want our money" deal comes to mind). My suggestion is, aside from discouraging DSi owners who don't want to "upgrade" to a 3DS just for a new multiplayer Zelda game, that Triforce Heroes' only reason to exist is (without counting the fact the 3DS is doing far better than the WiiU) as the only alternative to Four Swords Anniversary altogether - basically, its replacement.



AlexSora89 commented on Deep Silver And Comcept Confirm Launch Date Fo...:

I can't help but notice how both this and the Mega Man collection got delayed. Capcom sank pretty low if they want a compilation of a series they don't care about anymore to be released at the same time as said series' spiritual successor. (Accidental alliteration, sorry.)



AlexSora89 commented on Rumour: Retailer-Exclusive amiibo Look Set for...:

Console exclusives make sense, but they're the only kind of gimmick that a gamer should handle in something as complicated as, well, gaming is. Adding exclusives in other aspects of gaming like retailers is, well, stupid, and the sooner this system drops dead and slams the floor face-first, the better for gamers everywhere.

"Only at GameStop", "Best-Buy exclusive" my rear end.



AlexSora89 commented on This Is The Last Real Console Cycle, Proclaims...:

The impression I'm getting with Pachter so far is, basically, the guy's an analyst the same way Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw is a "respectable gaming journalist", but I kind of figured that out back when NL troll @Pachterkid was still lurking this site.

That said... yeah, Pachter is pretty much like the average Nintendo hater, only using proper grammar, having some knowledge of how economy works, and getting paid for it. Seriously, I can bet my nuts (disclaimer: I have a chestnut tree around my house, so I'm being literal here) that sometime in 2005 or so, Pachter said the Wii would fail just because it's a Nintendo console: ironically, while he said "Nintendo fanboys would buy a box with Nintendo written on it", this analyst would bash anything with the Nintendo name on it. Someone just unearth the 2005 statement, I'm sure it's been a thing!



AlexSora89 commented on Temple of Gloom ("Do the Koopa"):

Honored to be the first to comment one of my buddy's stages. Downloaded it, cleared it, and already starred it. Although, then again, Bowser Jr.'s SMB3 behavior is an obvious stand-in for Boom Boom and the Koopalings, so using him should suffice already.