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Male, 33, United Kingdom

Fri 17th April, 2009

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antonvaltaz commented on Feature: The Castlevania That Konami Doesn't W...:

@TheRealThanos Oh I agree completely. Big Amiga fan here. Which is why it was such a travesty that most arcade and console ports on the machine were so awful... companies like Capcom and Konami generally farmed out conversion duties to rubbishy UK development teams and the results were usually atrocious.



antonvaltaz commented on Job Cuts Hit Sega's London Office:

Somewhat tangential bit of pointless trivia:

I recently discovered that Sega Europe was actually the successor company of Mastertronic, pioneers of the cheapie £1.99 budget games for 8-bit computers in the UK in the early 1980s.

True story.



antonvaltaz commented on Video: This LEGO The Hobbit Launch Trailer Pre...:

"The game features events from the first two films of the trilogy, and we'd bet all of Smaug's gold that another title will follow to cash in on this years final cinema release."

Nintendo Force magazine claimed that the third film content would be in the form of DLC.



antonvaltaz commented on Nintendo of Europe Confirms Upcoming Game Boy ...:

@Warruz My guess is that Yoshi's Island on the SNES used the Super FX chip, which would be a load more emulation programming work for very few games.

Whereas the GBA version of Yoshi's Island probably runs on the 'standard' GBA emulation they've developed for the Wii U. So no extra programming work required.



antonvaltaz commented on 3D After Burner II Is Jetting Towards The Japa...:

Does anyone know if 3D Galaxy Force II is based on the arcade or the Mega Drive?

Edit: Never mind, found out it is based on the arcade. That means After Burner will be the fourth of Sega's '80s quasi-3D arcade games to hit the 3DS! Am just hoping that we get Out Run next...



antonvaltaz commented on Soapbox: Why Grand Theft Auto V Isn't For Me:

Well, I thought some of the comments here were pretty narrow, immature and ignorant, but then I just made the mistake at looking at some of the comments on the IGN review that Damo linked to. Urgh. Truly depressing.



antonvaltaz commented on Review: Pinball: Revenge of the 'Gator (3DS eS...:

I actually had this game! Before being bought a Wii by my wife in 2008, the only Nintendo product I ever owned was a Game Boy in 1991. This was one of only a handful of games I owned.

And yesterday a 3DS XL arrived in the post for me, so I'll definitely be downloading this. I can still remember the title theme tune really clearly!



antonvaltaz commented on Contra III: The Alien Wars Listing Points to V...:

I'd prefer the Super Probotector version (as on Wii VC) as that's what I remember from going round my mate's house and playing it on his SNES.

Problem is, I'd also like it 60Hz NTSC optimised, and it's not possible to have both! I wonder how they'll handle the European release?



antonvaltaz commented on Video: A Rundown of the Disney Infinity Wave 1...:

I would get this to play with my oldest boy (almost 4)... except he became terrified of Toy Story after he saw part of the first one, aged 2, at his nursery (it was the baby doll / spider thing). Now he won't have anything to do with anything which is, or looks like, a Pixar movie :-(