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Re: Apex 2015 Ends With The Conclusion Of A Bitter Rivalry And A Failed Chance at Redemption

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This was one of those cases that Leffen was the villain you were supposed to hate, but he was some awesome that he became the hero in the situation.
Smash needs a villain and Leffen is doing a great job. I didn't want Mang0 to lose, but the sets were so hype that Leffen deserves every bit of victory.

His laughing in the Chillin' sets were psych out master techniques. Chillin' was going to lose. There was no option.

Best tournament yet.

aMSa has the next tournament tho. <3

Re: The Namco Special Flag Will Boost Your Score in the New Super Smash Bros.

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@JSaario that is an incredibly ignorant statement for you to make. Competitive players don't desire items to be completely out of the game or wish that certain items weren't added. Thinking something is useless and thinking something isn't appropriate for skill-based competitive play is very different. Articles like this and comments like yours help create extremists on both sides. It's like saying "Casual players roll their eyes at Battlefield because it's a neutral stage and has no hazards. " And yeah, neither casuals or competitive are in charge of the game. We don't desire items out, we only desire being able to have the flexible movement of the characters...everyone should desire that. I'm not talking specifically wavedashing by the way, I'm talking being where you want to be rather than where the game mechanics want you to be.

Re: The Namco Special Flag Will Boost Your Score in the New Super Smash Bros.

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Why would competitive players have an issue with this at all? Items are off during competition. It's irrelevant to even bring competitive players up during this post. I play competitively and have no issue with this. I'll definitely use items from time to time to have some more casual fun, but this will never be an issue. This whole post was silly, they should have just explained what the flag does and left it at that.

Re: Feature: How A Team Of Dedicated Fans Is Fixing Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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@Maxime So you're part of the Project M team?
I just wanna say, I was very impressed by the level-9 AI in PM. The fact that they use advanced techniques and actually offer a good challenge makes them great for practice. Although it's not equivalent to PvP because you can't necessarily read them the same, they are very capable practice opponents for improving skill. I practiced for quite a bit with the level-9's because there's only about 5 or 6 guys in my town who are competitive smashers and we don't get together all that frequently. But I was very shocked to see in a matter of days how much my improvement transfered over to real-world PvP use, especially tech skill. And the skill transfer to melee is almost directly 100%.

So well done on that!

Re: Feature: How A Team Of Dedicated Fans Is Fixing Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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^^Having said all of that,
I am extremely excited for the next Smash. While it does not look as "Fast" as Melee, it does look like a lot of fun. Its certainly faster than Brawl. This time around Sakurai seems to be doing a lot of the work himself, meaning less of the multi-studio hands being put into a mess, which is good. I think Sakurai realized the messiness of Brawl and there is no chance of that happening with this one. I expect great things, the game looks marvelous.

Re: Feature: How A Team Of Dedicated Fans Is Fixing Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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Just so everyone knows...Brawl was actually a broken game. From a coding standpoint, it was a mess. Being developed by like 10 different studios really messed things up. There were models that were actually broken and incomplete. Misplaced hitboxes. A lot was wrong with the game. I understand that people love, I was the same way. I played and loved Brawl for 3 or 4 years. Then I went back to Melee and realized how much more you could do with it. Combos blew my mind. Couldn't wait to get my hands on Project M, and it did not disappoint. They've done an incredible job to make it was it is. Once you go back to Brawl after playing these games you realize just how slow it is. You can say I am part of the "competitive" crowd now, but I'm a convert. I used to be all about Brawl.

From a coding standpoint, yes, they are "fixing" Brawl. Anyone who denies this or claims that "Melee fanboys" are just being babies is silly. That is just some "Casual Brawl Baby Fanboy" defensive talk. There is no need to claim fanboyism. The game is actually being fixed. There are plenty of unused bits leftover in the game that they've utilized as well.

Re: Talking Point: The Download or Disc Dilemma

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Having a stack of physical copies is wonderful. Its so nice to look over and see all the side labels of your games. It depends on the game though, if I'm never going to sell it, I might just download it, because its going to be a game that I absolutely love. And that means faster loading times.

I should mention, I've been stuck at home due to a foot injury. So I couldn't go anywhere or do anything but play video games, so I bought Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the eShop. My loading times are much faster than the people I play with on disc. I find myself getting to the equipment box first when playing online and changing maps much faster. Its nice

Re: Out Now: Animal Crossing: New Leaf Starts Life in Japan

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I was upset at first when I heard this game would be coming out in NA 2013. But once all this Wii U information started coming, it got me really excited, and I am now glad Animal Crossing is coming later. This gives me time to play with my Wii U exclusively for a while. This is the only reason I'm not buying Sticker Star right away. As much as I'll want to play it, I won't when my Wii U is around.

Re: Feature: Nintendo Life's Top 20 Wii Games

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I just started replaying Galaxy yesterday. Planning on starting Galaxy 2 right after. Glad to see they're at the top because they truly are incredible games. I needed something to take my mind off the Wii U countdown, and those games are perfect.

Re: Nintendo: Phones And Tablets Aren't Games Devices

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This is true! I just bought a Asus Transformer Infinity 3 days ago and I've been using it a ton. This one sports the quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and has 1GB of ram. It can play the high res tablet games no problem. So I've downloaded some games that were made specifically for the tegra 3. They're fun but they really are just time killers. Where I would sit and play Kid Icarus or Mario Kart 7 for 45 minutes to 1 hour or more at a time, i play these games for maybe 10 or 15 minutes at the most before switching to a new one or going on to do something else.

Re: Sony: Wii U Offering "Something That Vita and PS3 can do Quite Easily"

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There is nothing better than a good Nintendo game. I've been playing video games all my life, grew up with nintendo products because they're OG obviously. But I've played games on every console, and yes there are some fun games out there for PS3 and Xbox 360...but I've always found that a good Nintendo game is always much more FUN. Nintendo brings completely different level of fun to games. So even if Sony tried to deliver the "same experience" to the few people who own Vitas, they simply cannot do it. It's not as seamless either. Which I kinda see Smartglass not being as cool either...lag time maybe?
ANYWAY, start handing out a free Vita with PS3 purchases homeboy Sony.

Re: Satoru Iwata: Demand for Rich Experiences on Handhelds "Not Going to Go Away"

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@OlympicCho I've played plenty of games on mobile devices. I've had everything. From Android, to iOS, and currently Windows Phone 7. All of these do have some great games. Android was probably the worst because it was so unrefined and buggy, like a beta os. iOS and WP7 both have some quality games, but they're always just time killers. They're games that you play when you're finished early in class, or you're on the toilet for a short time, or in the waiting room at the doctors office. WP7 probably has the best experience because of its quality and connection to xbox live, but I never find myself spending more than 10 mins max on a game. Nintendo games have put me away for hours though, especially games like Mario & Luigi Partners in Time. I can guarantee I will be playing Paper Mario Sticker Star and Animal Crossing: Jump Out for hours. I have yet to find a game on a mobile device that can do that to me though, its always been time killers.

Re: Nintendo Power Magazine Looks Set to Shut Down

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The magazines weren't just for news. They gave you a unique presentation and a feel good, happy, nostalgic vibe. Similar to the feeling I get when I think about Animal Crossing or Donkey Kong 64. Anyway! This is sad news. Internet cannot replace feelings