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Playing modern classics since 1988.

Male, 27, United States

Video games are my passion, and Nintendo is the heart of that passion. Also, ponies rock.

Wed 5th March, 2014

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AshFoxX commented on Cyber Gadget's Retro Freak System Is Looking T...:

I like that controller, but I am still waiting for an all-in-one console that can play N64 and Sega Saturn games. My N64 still works fine but the ability to dump the ROM onto the internal drive would be a very nice bonus for when I visit friends houses. As for my interest in Sega Saturn, it's the only 'major' console I've never had a working version of and I have a few games from there I want to play.



AshFoxX commented on Hardware Review: REVO K101 Plus:

I'm glad they decided to add a port for the link cable, if the DS had a way for me to play Mario Kart Advance Circuit with my friends, this would not even be on my radar. (I have a cart that turned out to be bootlegged and it won't save so I get by with my flash cart on DS.)



AshFoxX commented on Reaction: Nintendo's E3 Plans are a Perfect Bl...:

I have never respected Reggie as much as I do now after seeing him work out the same way I do with two Gamecubes. Also, love that he used the power pad cheat with track and field. All that was missing was the controller equivalent with an electric toothbrush, but I don't think that method was as well known. (That or show him lazing about with the NES Advantage with the turbo on. Nintendo Power loved expressing the advantages of turbo buttons in the NES era.)



AshFoxX commented on Nintendo Has Unannounced Wii U Titles Which Wi...:

A 'proper'** 3D Mario title this year would be nice, and as much as I like Galaxy, I hope it moves on to something more unique. N64 had SM64, Gamecube had Sunshine, and Wii had the Galaxy games. It would make sense for the next 3D Mario title to be something different.

**Proper refers to the argument that Super Mario 3D World can be considered this generations 3D Mario game, whereas I am referring to the games where you have missions in a large environment connected to a hub with no time limit and tons of exploration.



AshFoxX commented on Parent Trap: Splatoon Is The Perfect Family Fi...:

I wonder if they can implement a way for the 3DS (or more realistically the New 3DS) to work as a way for more local multiplayer options. I know the system can't emulate the Wii U visually, but maybe it can work through streaming or just use a less intensive visual detail to allow more players to have their own 'gamepad' in a sense, almost like cross play.

I'm not saying it's even possible, but it would be great to solve the local multiplayer problem. I also don't really understand the issue with having split screen, the guy who might be peeking at your location is going to be directly next to you and you can just slap him in the back of the head, same way you would 15 years ago with Goldeneye.



AshFoxX commented on Video: Teenagers React To Duck Hunt And The Ic...:

I usually hate Teens React videos on YouTube because it highlights how arrogant Generation Y can be in the worst of times. However, Duck Hunt to this day is still the best 'Am I sober enough to drive' test I have ever used. If I can't clear up to level 20, I stay home or call a cab.



AshFoxX commented on Video: Did You Know Gaming? Explores the Fasci...:

What the heck is a 'Super Famicom Disk Drive'? and why did it show a picture of the 'Famicom Disk System' instead? And why did he call the Famicom a Super Famicom?

Usually I love DYKG? videos, but that is far too egregious an error to just not say anything.



AshFoxX commented on Poll: Did The Splatoon Global Testfire Hit Its...:

By the time I found out about the trial, the second session had already ended and the third would be too early in the morning for me to play, so I was a little disappointed. Unfortunately unless I have a friend who lets me try the game, I don't know if I'll be buying this at full price at launch. Like a few of you have said, I am not one to buy into a game with such strong multiplayer focus for two reasons. 1, I don't tend to enjoy playing online with strangers due to elitists and griefers, and 2, this game will have a limited life span as servers do not last forever, and the options for single player and local play are slim (at this time, but that could be fixed in a later update.)

Also i still feel that the control scheme could be a deal-breaker for me, so it's unfortunate I didn't get to try the demo. I have been burned more than a few times by games everyone loved and I couldn't get comfortable with the 'revolutionary' game control. For a shooter, this is important to feel confident with. I will wait for a sale unless one of my friends decides to beat me to it.



AshFoxX commented on Nintendo Outlines 2015 Software Plans, Star Fo...:

Project Giant Robot coming in a few weeks? I thought it was a proof of concept, especially since we haven't heard anything about it since it was toyed around with at E3 last year. Not even a title change? I was under the impression that the two project games - particularly 'Guard' - were tests of modes that Star Fox U might implement.



AshFoxX commented on Don't Worry Colour-Blind Gamers, Splatoon Has ...:

This is an awesome feature, although all I could think about was the 'dead squirrel' viral game gear commercial where some kid hits himself in the head with a dead squirrel to see color on the game boy.

I tried to find a gif, I really did.



AshFoxX commented on Feature: What NEC And Hudson Did Next: The Dis...:

I'm one of the few I suppose that knew the PC-FX and it's unique take on video games, although it suffered the same problem the Neo Geo consoles and handhelds had which is an overabundance of fighting games; a genre which outside of SSB does not interest me. However, if anyone would like to know a bit more about the system, there is a great video on the console and some of it's games on the YouTube channel for Game Sack.

I highly recommend the duo's other videos as well. The hosts are childhood friends, one of which is a Sega fanboy, the other a Nintendo fanboy, so you know you are in for a good time no matter what video you watch from them.



AshFoxX commented on Yooka-Laylee Character Designer Spills on Crea...:

I can't believe the amount of work that has gotten done in just a few months. I have high hopes for Yooka-Laylee since it still has another year and a half of dev time and an overwhelming amount of funding to get it just right.

I am hoping against all hope that it has a proper retail release though.



AshFoxX commented on Review: Titanic Mystery (3DS eShop):

Why are there so many hidden object Titanic games? I love the Titanic and the only positive gaming experience I have had with the ship is the unlockable Titanic in Hydro Thunder. (You know, the one that steers like a forklift.)

Other than that, I have had some fun with recreations of the ship as maps for Second Life and Garrys Mod. I keep seeing Titanic video games and they always turn out to be these hidden object games. I don't get it.



AshFoxX commented on Feature: What We Want to See in the Splatoon D...:

A tutorial demo could be the difference between me buying this or not. I don't play a LOT of shooters, but I have a few that I enjoy playing with friends such as TimeSplitters and Unreal Tournament. This one is different enough that I will have to try it first.



AshFoxX commented on Exclusive: Behind The Scenes On Playtonic's Yo...:

I was going to back this, but they are already well over where they need to be in terms of funding, and I'm holding out for a retail release, if it happens.

Either way, I'm definitely buying this day 1, and definitely for Wii U.



AshFoxX commented on Poll: Is It Time For a Fresh Alternative to th...:

My problem is not with pricing. My problem is with availability. Most of the games released for Wii U VC are re-hashes from Wii, and they add nothing that would make me want to buy them again. Game Boy Advance is nice, but I'd rather they had been put on the handheld where they belong, as I'm sure with some tweaking it could be done without issue, especially considering the efforts of homebrew have been doing it for years already.

The only thing I find interesting about Wii U VC is the DS games since it utilizes the gamepad in interesting ways, but as a fan of N64, I want to see more releases. The slow trickle is expected as every game needs to be emulated for the platform for the best performance, but 22 unique games total over Wii and Wii U for a console that released nearly 400 is just awful, and due to licensing issues, many of the best games for the platform may never materialize. (Pretty much anything Rare that isn't DK.)

If we had access to the entire library of games from console's past, or at least a decent stream of releases, I would not have a problem. I even understand not being able to download games I bought on Wii because that was pre Nintendo Network. NES games don't belong on 3DS and GBA games don't belong on Wii U. The only way this is okay is if a cross-buy system is in place for games that could work on both pieces of hardware.

After all, we are in a post Nintendo Network world where our purchases are connected to us through a unique identity that can easily carry over to future hardware and services.



AshFoxX commented on ​Mario Kart 8's 200cc Mode Has Apparently Ne...:

I tried 'firehopping' a few different times but it never gelled with me, same as the 'snaking' from some of the older games. Firehopping never really seemed to make much difference in live races anyway, at least not in the same manner as the one-sided snaking races I would see in Mario Kart DS's online.

Seemed more useful for time trials.



AshFoxX commented on Poll: With Races Won and Cups Collected, How D...:

I am always mesmerized by the dancing 'zipper' on the back of the City Tripper scooter so that is why it is my favorite. I don't win much anymore due to being lost in the ballet that is the zipper that reacts to every little bump and even blows in the wind in a long straight road instead of noticing the sharp turn ahead causing me to fly off the track.

Love it.



AshFoxX commented on Preview: Unraveling the Truth in Yoshi's Wooll...:

This game is definitely on my list of must-haves for the Wii U but I gotta say I still don't understand the hate for the Yoshi series' other games. Yoshi's Story was a little underwhelming, but I have a great amount of love for it. Yoshi's Island DS and New Yoshi's Island are every bit as good as the SNES original in my opinion. The only difference is nostalgia for everyone, which I didn't have as the first game I played in the series was Yoshi's Story. I played SMW2 around the same time Yoshi's Island DS was coming out and I fell in love with the series after that.

It's very hard to recapture the wonder a younger you felt when you first played Super Mario World 2, but this candle that seems to be held for the original game is held far too high. It's a wonderful game, one of my favorite platformers even, but it's not the be all end all of the Yoshi games.



AshFoxX commented on Digital Foundry Assesses The Legend of Zelda: ...:

Rogue Squadron III would be a better idea, or in a perfect world a combination effort of II and III since RSIII already includes a 2 player cooperative version of the complete campaign from RSII. All they would need to do is also make that 2 player mode be Single Player as well, and you have the definitive package.

Cooperative gameplay on RSIII's campaign would be interesting too, and an unlockable port of N64's original Rogue Squadron would really take all my money right this moment, which would be appropriate as the original retail release of one of these games (I have both and I can't remember which one) has ports of the original arcade game in it.

That, or just make Rogue Squadron I a VC release on Wii U.



AshFoxX commented on Video: So, How Fast Is 200cc In Mario Kart 8?:

@Dolphin64 it IS my own, its just in his room because it used to be my room and he liked to play it, which I encourage. His mom says she will buy him one but she is dragging her feet about it, and I don't make enough to buy game consoles for my sisters kid lol!



AshFoxX commented on Nintendo Marketing Boss Says amiibo Expectatio...:

I still keep hoping a wild Rosalina will fall into my lap some day, luckily with Mario Party 10 I think that variation is/will be a little more common than the 'best buy exclusive' Sm4sh Rosalina figure.

Then it's just the wait for Zero Suit Samus, and my team is complete.



AshFoxX commented on Video: So, How Fast Is 200cc In Mario Kart 8?:

Ack I haven't been able to play 200cc yet, nor the new DLC because I don't want to be 'that guy' and take my console out of my nephews room, and I also don't want to play it IN his room because then he whines in my ear that he wants to play Lego City just because I am playing something even though he hasn't touched the console in weeks.

Kids are weird.



AshFoxX commented on Review: Pokémon Rumble World (3DS eShop):

Now I feel even stupider for actually purchasing Pokemon Rumble Blast. This one sounds good enough that I wouldn't mind giving the series another chance after being nearly bored to death by that one.