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bobbypaycheque

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#1

bobbypaycheque commented on Feature: A Day in The Future Life of a Nintend...:

The best days of gaming are sadly behind us. The idea of gaming for the sake of fun seems gone. Instead we have had what should be fun experiences injected with so many micro-transactions and mini-games for players to earn 'currency' toward the 'main' game (although you can skip the mini games if you have a credit card and purchase in game currency), and a 'main' game that is intentionally designed to be incomplete without the aforementioned stuff. I've said before and I'll say it again, consoles were better before they were always online, before DLC and before micro-transactions. Whatever on earth was wrong with not being constantly connected to 'social' networks (which are really the least social thing on Earth) and gathering around the tube with friends, lots of snacks, a complete game and no distractions? That experience always felt way more connected and social than anything they have come up with in the Facebook age of gaming. I sincerely hope Nintendo continues to make games the way they always have and resist what is described here in this article.

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#4

bobbypaycheque commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

@Quorthon Those numbers you cite are a little deceiving because they are including casual/mobile gaming. Console gaming is still very much male dominated. Hop into any multiplayer session of COD, Battlefield or even Mario Kart and good luck finding a woman. Not saying it is good or bad, just saying your research doesn't paint an entirely accurate picture concerning the issue at hand.

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#5

bobbypaycheque commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

@SlicingScyther Because creating an entirely new and original game is a lot of work for pushing a nonsense worldview, so instead lets hijack The Legend of Zelda series and claim gender bending the main character is creative. It isn't and you are absolutely right, people would be angry if Samus was gender bent into a man. Even I would be. Leave the original properties alone. Can't the SJW's peddle their ridiculous worldview elsewhere?

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#7

bobbypaycheque commented on Game Jam Tasks Developers With Creating A Zeld...:

Gender bending! It's the new not at all creative thing to do when you've completely run out of ideas! See: Thor, Ghostbusters, the plethora of gender bender fan art etc. Obviously this is an awful idea. Why not just have Zelda as an unlocked playable character in the game, much in the way Castlevania Dracula X had a female playable character that played very differently? This is just more of the vocal minority of SJW's that have latched onto gaming recently. If you really want female protagonists try this: create your own ORIGINAL game that has a female protagonist. Sheesh.

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#8

bobbypaycheque commented on Weirdness: eBay Trolls amiibo Fans With Gold M...:

I get why scalping is awful for us fans but there is nothing illegal about it in this case. What exactly should Ebay or any other business have to do about it? They are only interested in selling the pre-orders, as long as they do so they are happy.

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#10

bobbypaycheque commented on Apex 2015 Moves to New Venue, Kicks Off Today:

@PlywoodStick Project M is very good for sure, but just doesn't feel like a proper Smash game to me. It is in a way too precise and feels more like a fighting game rather than a brawler. I love fighting games like Street Fighter etc. but Smash is a four player party brawler. I think Project M lost me when it made Smash into a fighting game, something by the admission of the game's creator that the Smash games were never meant to be. I honestly do think after putting a whole lot of hours into Smash 4 that it really is the best. It isn't perfect, no game really is (vanilla SF4 comes to mind), but it has a good sense of physics in the game and has characters that play at a slower pace that are still good. It's hard for me to put in words but playing Smash 4 with another person who is an experienced player feels right. I of course am not a 'pro' but I honestly couldn't care less what 'pros' think of the game. I don't want Nintendo to make Smash games for a few 'pro' players, I want them to make the unique offering that is a mix of fighting and a 2D brawler party game that is Smash.

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#15

bobbypaycheque commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

Here is the thing from my perspective, reviewing a Nintendo game will still be fine. This isn't to my knowledge about reviews, this is about Let's Plays. Imagine if a YouTuber threw up the latest big movie that came out except that it had a little screen with his face and he was providing commentary on it. Nobody would think it would be unreasonable for that video to be flagged since people would essentially be watching the movie for free, watching the story unfold etc. It is the same for videogames imho. Why would I want to spoil any of the surprise of a last level twist or new interesting game mechanic from watching a YouTuber play the game? That would remove my incentive to buy the game because I would already know the story, how it plays, the secrets of defeating all the bosses etc. Nintendo's approach is a fair one. There is no reason YouTubers should think that they should be able to make money off of a company's intellectual property without paying any kind of fee. It is absurd. These big YouTubers aren't fans, they are businesses and what they are actually whining about is their revenue, which previously had zero overhead because they didn't have to contribute really at all to their content, being lowered because they will now have legitimate expenses, LIKE ANY OTHER BUSINESS. They may not like it but tough, truth is they've been getting away with an awful lot of copyright infringement and are lucky, especially the big channels, that Nintendo didn't take more serious legal action in the past as it was well within Nintendo's right to do so.

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#16

bobbypaycheque commented on Wii Disc Software Heading to the Wii U eShop:

My WiiU ran out of hard disk space so fast. I'm really not that interested in digital copies for WiiU or any system. It is good for the odd rare/pricey game like Metroid Trilogy though. What would be nice is Japanese exclusives on Western eShop. THAT would get my attention.

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#18

bobbypaycheque commented on Poll: Which is the Best Super Smash Bros. Game?:

@Jmaster Don't bother man, Melee fan. Melee fans believe that all the exploits and horrible edge mechanics were put there on purpose and that their opinion is the only one that matters. They also tend to think that Smash games should only be made for the few dozen people who compete at EVO. Why make a fun and balanced game right? Just make a Smash game with lots of exploits and horrible mechanics that 'pros' can master over a decade. Trying to reason with them is a pointless exercise, they are fanboys.

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#19

bobbypaycheque commented on Poll: Which is the Best Super Smash Bros. Game?:

@Kaze_Memaryu Typical Melee fan preaching their preference as gospel. Faster ISN'T always better. That presumption alone is ridiculous. Melee is an inconsistent mess, inconsistency makes for a poor gaming experience, especially in a fighting game. And again, especially in a fighting game, more speed doesn't = better. Smash 4 has a MUCH better range of characters that operate at different speeds, Fox is very fast in Smash 4. Smash 4 is a MUCH more polished experience that Melee ever was. The gameplay is much improved as would be expected from a game made now as opposed to many years ago. Improvements were made. Much needed improvements to balance, far superior ledge mechanics and play speed. If you can't move on from Melee that's fine, but that really is just your preference and does not represent the majority who embrace the improvements made in Smash 4.

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#20

bobbypaycheque commented on Poll: Which is the Best Super Smash Bros. Game?:

@Kaze_Memaryu I don't think you understand what the word 'Balance' means, since you described Melee with it. Melee has mostly clones in its roster and has some of the worst physics in the series. A laundry list of exploits and poor mechanics (the way Melee handles stage edges is atrocious and not even close to fair or even fun) make Melee the Smash that has aged the least well. Smash 64 is charming in its own way, especially at the time it was great. But Melee just doesn't hold up terribly well. Most people who dislike Smash Wii U tend to be the 'pro' players who enjoyed edge hogging and other exploits and didn't want the series to have anything that resembled common sense physics. Going back and playing Melee just this afternoon further emphasized how junk it is compared to Smash Wii U in every way: character selection, stage selection, single player experience, online play, stage creator, graphics, play speed etc. Smash Wii U is the new standard.

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#26

bobbypaycheque commented on Demand For amiibo Continues As Pre-Orders For ...:

Not bothering with Amiibo unless Nintendo gets their production shortage sorted. If characters I want are discontinued and I wasn't able to get them then I'm abandoning Amiibo entirely. Even Skylanders never had shortages like this. Ridiculous.

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#30

bobbypaycheque commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

@AVahne I honestly am going to wait and see what kind of connectivity between PS4 and Vita will have in 2015 before I decide what to do with it. Connectivity between console and handheld has been disappointing with both Nintendo and Sony imho. This is an area I think Sony can differentiate itself and add enormous value. Personally I'd love to see a PS4 and Vita Slim bundle with cross platform games on shelves. Right now money is tight so I doubt I'll be able to afford many games in the next couple of months and certainly won't be able to afford the new 3DS. I am really happy with my launch 3DS though so I don't mind waiting to see what games besides Xenoblade will be exclusive the new 3DS. I pick up Smash Bros. for Wii U tomorrow and that will likely be it for a while. Are you going to get the New 3DS? It seems to be kind of an expensive upgrade to me for what it is.

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#31

bobbypaycheque commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

@AVahne Hey man, it is awesome that you love your Vita. But most people who are into rhythm games can get any number of them on their smart phone or tablet, even though 3DS also has some great rhythm games. As for fighting games, 3DS has Smash Bros, an excellent version of Street Fighter IV, Dead or Alive Dimensions (probably one of the best entries in that series), Senran Kagura Burst, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2, Tekken 3D Prime edition. Without a proper fight stick I don't really play fighting games but 3DS has some good ones. I also think you are selling the 3DS's variety short. 3DS has a lot of variety, and of course one of the reasons you buy the machine is for Nintendo games. I think personally that Nintendo makes the best portable games. But I would say almost more important than Nintendo games is Pokemon. Although not my cup of tea people do love their Pokemon. But its great that you love your Vita, you just aren't in the majority and that is great. Enjoy.

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#32

bobbypaycheque commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

@AVahne I'm sorry but it isn't just me. 3DS sales vs. Vita sales are evidence of that. I can understand getting a Vita to play JRPG's and some imports but that is it. I honestly haven't turned on my Vita in months and a lot of other people are saying the same. It just doesn't have a lot of great software if JRPG's aren't the only genre a person likes.

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#33

bobbypaycheque commented on Feature: The Wii U is Two Years Old, But How's...:

Nintendo needs friend lists and chat/party chat options. Period. The gamepad itself should be able to do it too. They also needed a better Mario at launch. If it had been me I would have upgraded Super Mario Galaxy 2 to HD and made it a Wii U launch title. Same for LoZ Skyward Sword.

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#34

bobbypaycheque commented on Sony: PS Vita Is Better Than 3DS And The Wii B...:

Vita is a nice piece of hardware but it has no software. I like to have a good ten or fifteen games I really want on a console before I invest and Vita doesn't have that. Neither does Xbox One or PS4. Wii U and 3DS are great machines with incredible content. If only Nintendo would tell people.

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#37

bobbypaycheque commented on Mighty No. 9 Studio Comcept Facing Fan Backlas...:

Thought that I would come back and drop this comment since, now that Dina is banning people who funded Mighty No. 9 from following the project on Twitter because they are GamerGate supporters. They weren't posting GamerGate stuff on the Mighty No. 9 page, they just wanted to follow the Twitter of the game they funded. It proves my point that she is corrupt, unprofessional and possesses no separation between her own bizarre SJW cult and her job. This is nothing more than a massive 'I told you so' to let the more naive who thought a SJW professional victim for some reason would suddenly not be corrupt. It is a good lesson for anybody who thinks a person blindly dedicated to an illogical and condescending philosophy (no insult meant to people who study actual philosophy) cannot be expected to act rationally.

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#38

bobbypaycheque commented on Talking Point: The Wii U May be Best as One of...:

I honestly think you aren't missing much if you have a Wii U and a PC. Unlike the other consoles, Wii U actually gives me an experience that couldn't be better on PC. Hopefully more people buy a Wii U and experience some of the great titles the system has both now and down the road.

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#39

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

@mamp Exactly! If a person finds this too sexual they A) need to get out more, go to gym, go to park and meet some actual women who aren't video game characters and B) Check themselves and their attitudes before they judge other people. I honestly think it is a case of gamers generally not getting out enough. I mean, I love games but that doesn't keep me out of the gym, park, socializing with friends, meeting and going out with women. Of course, being one of those overly sensitive SJW types is kinda in now so this kind of over-reaction is to be expected.

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#40

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

I disagree with the author who claims she is 'portrayed with the ridiculous proportions we see here.' I see women with this physique and dressed like this or less at the gym all the time. Guess what? Attractive, fit women exist. Know what else? They sometimes wear tank tops and shorts, especially when exercising (fighting Kirby IS exercise.) Why is it wrong for the female form to be seen anyway? Is it because you can see the female shape? Female body is a beautiful thing. She is no more inappropriately dressed than Little Mac or the Wii Fit Trainers. Slow news day?

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#41

bobbypaycheque commented on Interview: Pro Smash Competitors Armada & Mew2...:

@Nimious He clearly states he made the game more for the masses than competition. There is no way to misinterpret that. I know the game has been popular sales wise for the console, but not at tournaments which is what I was talking about. I know because I've been in the tournament scene for a long time, since the N64 version of the game was out. You can want the game to be tournament worthy all you want but that doesn't make it so. The game is too fundamentally flawed for all the reasons I mentioned to be considered a read 2D fighting game. Action brawler, fine, but not a fighter. Enjoy watching the same few characters fight one on one on the same two or three stages. Maybe EVO will allow qualifiers for Hungry Hungry Hippo next year (only two players and no items of course.) Get pumped for that.

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#42

bobbypaycheque commented on Interview: Pro Smash Competitors Armada & Mew2...:

@PlywoodStick I think Dota 2 will overtake LoL eventually. LoL is still a fun and deep MOBA, although you have to pay cash to play it properly. Street Fighter still has the most solid mechanics in the 2D fighting scene, despite Capcom's best efforts. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition was a huge improvement on vanilla SFIV though, I'm sure your friend would concur with that. I'm looking forward to the new Mortal Kombat though. As for Smash, it is a fun game but it will just never be played at the same level as SF, BB, or KoF. They will never play more than a couple of stages, never with items, only with a few characters and never the full four characters. Smash is a fun brawler but not much else. Maybe the new one will change that with the two online modes. As it stands there are too many random elements, that the maker of the game says he put there on purpose, to make it tight enough to be a great 2D fighter imho.

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#43

bobbypaycheque commented on Interview: Pro Smash Competitors Armada & Mew2...:

@Nimious BTW, here is a link to the article where Sakurai clarifies that Smash isn't a fighting game: http://tinyurl.com/lz4f3t6
To make it even possible to compete as fairly as the game allows basically means one or two maps and a few 'top tier' characters, and eliminating a huge swath of the game's design, namely the items. He very clearly states that he didn't build it to be a technical fighter but rather to be accessible and have an element of chance and unpredictability. So 'four player battle royale action game' as Sakurai calls it. Not a fighting game and never played fully in competition. Like to see them compete with items turned on in a stage like Ice Mountain. So instead we see a bunch of guys play Final Destination, Starfox, No Items Melee.

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#44

bobbypaycheque commented on Interview: Pro Smash Competitors Armada & Mew2...:

@Nimious It is a party game that has recently become popular but likely won't maintain that. There are not enough mechanics to make it deep enough to get enough players at the competitive level to play it. In other words, you aren't going to see Street Fighter numbers and certainly not LoL and Starcraft numbers for Smash. And I never insulted you the way you insulted me, as you got warned an extra time :) Real mature as usual. Stop taking everything so personally.

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#46

bobbypaycheque commented on Interview: Pro Smash Competitors Armada & Mew2...:

@Nimious Why are you so angry? We have a differing opinion on a game. I don't see why you need to make it a personal agenda. We all represent gamers as a community and need to represent positively. I don't think Smash Bros. games are good competition level games and you do. Fine. No need to be insulting.

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#47

bobbypaycheque commented on Interview: Pro Smash Competitors Armada & Mew2...:

@Shpongled_Mario Competition in the living room is different imho than competition at an event. I never got the sense that it was built for serious competition due to the slew of characters that are frankly at a massive disadvantage (Pichu, ROB and Snake come to mind.) I will definitely be getting the Wii U version, would love to go online and play with you. Always happy to learn from a new challenger. Hopefully the online infrastructure is strong. I like their idea of having essentially two modes, one for arcade fun and one for people you want a challenge and stats etc. Hopefully it is more polished and balanced when compared with older iterations of the game..

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#48

bobbypaycheque commented on Interview: Pro Smash Competitors Armada & Mew2...:

@Nimious Brawl was a lot of fun. Stop hating Brawl. Brawl was super fun with friends, like all the Smash games are. Because that is what they were designed to be. Hitting one button several times in a row isn't really a combo, sorry Marth. There aren't any proper combos because there are so few buttons dedicated to attacks.
Like I said, I played in local tournaments and did quite well, but found both Melee and Brawl uninspiring and not very fun at the competitive level. Damage IS unpredictable in Melee, you can see the 'pro' player's surprise all the time when they didn't think a move should have propelled them off the map. Not just competitive matches but ALL matches have a lot of luck involved, especially when items are turned on. The 'pros' self KO all the time. Seems like if it was such a 'science' to them that self KO's would never happen. It isn't a bad thing when playing casually, it gives less experienced players big chances to win and shake things up.
Combos in Street Fighter are not simply a script, it takes excellent timing and good positioning to use them properly. There are no broken game mechanics or exploits built into the competitive Street Fighter scene, unlike Melee. All you're telling me is you don't know a thing about Street Fighter, which is fine because it definitely isn't for everyone.
I know how to pull off most of the exploits in Smash you mentioned pretty consistently but they seriously are not combos man. They are EXPLOITS. They weren't meant to be part of the game. The game isn't nearly polished enough to be taken so seriously in the competitive level. These guys can't even evolve the control of the game past a Gamecube controller. Stop being an angry, uninformed person and try Street Fighter on a good arcade stick and feel the massive difference for yourself. Stop trying to make a party game something it is not.