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Sun 20th January, 2008

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bngrybt commented on Poll: Is Splatoon a Blockbuster That'll Help R...:

Online shooters are a hotbed for verbal diarrhea. This game is going to be rated E10+ at the worst. It's being cross-promoted with toys. Leave the voice chat out. As a gamer, it's inconvenient, but as a parent, I wholeheartedly approve.



bngrybt commented on Nintendo NX Will Be About Creating "Fun New Wa...:

I can't believe people are upset over the phrase "fun new ways to play". It's a new system. Of course it will offer fun new ways to play. What is he supposed to say, that it offers a boring, old, tired experience?



bngrybt commented on Retro-Bit Is Releasing A Super Mario Edition O...:

@retro_player_22 That controller looks cool. I still have some old SNES pads kicking around and that's what I've been using though. I have a retron 5 now too so my duo is mostly retired, but it's still nice to have as a backup system. If the trio is only $10 more though that seems like a better option for sure.



bngrybt commented on Retro-Bit Is Releasing A Super Mario Edition O...:

I have a Retro Duo. The controller is pretty bad, but the system is nice enough and compatible with SNES controllers. It's really small so for years it was an easy way to cart NES/SNES games around to other places. For $60 it's not a bad system, much better than some other clones out there with good compatibility and durable enough to have lasted me for at least 5 years and running.



bngrybt commented on Poll: Which Nintendo Franchises Should be Prod...:

I know everyone likes to act like the Zelda cartoon was exceptionally horrible, but at the time it really wasn't bad. It was on TV at a time when Ninja Turtles were at their biggest. It's just the way cartoons of the late 80s were.

As far as characterization goes, this was Zelda as it was before Ocarina of Time and A Link to the Past. Link and Zelda were blank slate characters and the writers of the show had to create personalities for them. Hence, they became personalities of their time.

I was a huge fan of the show as a kid and I never thought of it as being particularly horrible. It wasn't until the internet showed up and kids raised of OoT started watching it that it became retroactively "horrible".



bngrybt commented on Weirdness: Hands Up If You Knew About the Supe...:

I've known this since I was a kid, around 1989. Not sure how I learned it, but it's definitely not new. You can also hit B to select a world at the title screen after beating the game once. Hopefully that one isn't new to anyone, or they're just not paying attention at the end.



bngrybt commented on Reggie Fils-Aime and Co. Take On The ALS Ice B...:

People need to stop complaining about the Ice Bucket Challenge. It's a worthy cause. Sure, there are other diseases that are better known and affect for people, but don't blame ALS for that. It's a horrible disease that normally flies under the radar. They have been running a successful campaign and that is good for them. The money they have received will fund them for a great number of years, and that's a very good thing. Most people will donate to higher profile diseases like cancer multiple times in their lifetime. I'm willing to bet that this is the first, and probably last time that a lot of people will donate to ALS. In 6 months this challenge will be pretty much forgotten. Don't knock a good thing just to be a buzzkill. Enjoy the silly vids while they last, and be glad that the money is actually helping people who are suffering and their families.



bngrybt commented on Video: Behold the Sheer Majesty Of The Backlit...:

This article inspired me to get a backlight kit. Installed it myself yesterday and it's amazing. Even better than the video and really not that hard to install. It's amazing how much the blur is reduced. Hard to believe it's the same screen I'm looking at.



bngrybt commented on Talking Point: A History of the Sexualisation ...:

@Therad the complaint was that there are no week known male characters in a Speedo with a bulging crotch. Zangeif was the first example that came to mind. Also, if idealized men in form fitting clothes are also designed to appeal to male sexuality, then what exactly would be something designed for females? I honestly want to know. I'm not a woman so I don't know what their ideal would be.



bngrybt commented on Legendary Actor and Comedian Robin Williams Ha...:

I was watching Aladdin today with my son. First time he'd ever seen it. During the scene where Genie shows up and sings Never Had a Friend Like Me, I got the text that Robin Williams killed himself. It was hard to finish the movie, felt really creepy after that.



bngrybt commented on Review: Bases Loaded (3DS eShop / NES):

My favorite thing about this game was beaning the best player on the opposing team. Sometimes they get mad and attack the pitcher, getting themselves ejected from the game, hahaha



bngrybt commented on Game Boy Advance Games On The Wii U Virtual Co...:

The lack of GBA on 3DS has nothing to do with commitment to ambassadors. It's because the GBA games on 3DS are an unpolished, unprofessional looking product. It feels like you're running some sort of beta verson of the VC compared to all the other VC releases. As a free bonus, this is fine. For a paid product it doesn't feel acceptable.



bngrybt commented on Dr. Luigi announced for Wii U eShop:

I'm colorblind and I think this sucks. The bright primary colors of the old Dr Mario I can differentiate just fine, but the new purply looking one looks so much like the light blue to me that I won't be able to play this at all. Oh well.



bngrybt commented on SNES Inspired 'Super World Karts GP' Adds Wii ...:

Am I the only one who clearly saw parts of the maps to Mario Circuit 1 and 2 as well as Ghost Valley 1 in there? That's the kind of stuff that crosses the "inspired by" line directly into "rip-off" territory. Inspiration is fine, but don't blatantly copy.



bngrybt commented on Feature: Nintendo Battle - Game Watch: Super M...:

I used to have the Tetris Game Watch. It looked almost identical to the Mario one pictured here and it was downright awesome. In junior high, everyone thought it was so great that I had a Tetris watch because I could play it in school and the teachers never noticed what it was.



bngrybt commented on Wii Mini Is Official And Has No Online Connect...:

Anyone who doesn't understand why they are selling this isn't paying much attention. It's obviously a version made for younger kids as a Christmas present. I'm talking 4-8 year olds. Kids whose parents aren't going to by a $350 WiiU for them, but would easily pick up a $99 Wii. Kids that age could care less about online. They just want to play Mario.



bngrybt commented on Reggie Fils-Aime: Fanbase Demands Are 'Insatia...:

How do you know they've only added a few new things? You haven't even played the latest two games yet, and the first two were actually very different from each other. To be honest I could say the same for SMB2 and SMW too if I wanted to. Superfically they just,changed the leaf and raccoon tail to a feather an cape and added a dinosaur. Of course we all know there's a lot more to it than that now, but a brief glance would suggest otherwise. People are passing off NMB 2 and U already and we haven't even played them yet, even though the series has been consistently fun and an excellent seller up to this point.



bngrybt commented on Reggie Fils-Aime: Fanbase Demands Are 'Insatia...:

I think it's funny that people are making such a big deal of the Wii U launching with the <b>FOURTH</b> 2D Mario platformer in 6 years as if that automatically makes it a bad thing... Remind me again... what was the big SNES launch title? I'm pretty sure it was the <b>FOURTH</b> 2D Mario platformer in 6 years... I guess that means it must have sucked...